Tom Cavanagh

Actor
A dark-haired, energetic Canadian import with an amiable natural charm, Tom Cavanagh worked extensively in both American and Canadian productions filmed in his native country. Guest roles on Canadian series led to turns ... Read more »
Born: 10/25/1963 in Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (52)

The Flash 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

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400 Days 2014 (Movie)

Zell (Actor)

The Birder 2014 (Movie)

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The Games Maker 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Drago (Actor)

Undateable 2014 (Tv Show)

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Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)

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Killer Among Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The Goldbergs 2013 (Tv Show)

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Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Royal Pains 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Yogi Bear 2010 (Movie)

Ranger Smith (Actor)

Cake Eaters 2009 (Movie)

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Eli Stone 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Trust Me 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The Capture of the Green River Killer 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Gray Matters 2007 (Movie)

Sam Baldwin (Actor)

Scrubs 2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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How to Eat Fried Worms 2006 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

Love Monkey 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Sublime 2006 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Two Weeks 2006 (Movie)

Barry Bergman (Actor)

Snow 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Ed 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Jack & Bobby 2004 (Tv Show)

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Bang, Bang, You're Dead 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Extreme Variety 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

NBC's Funniest Out-Takes #2 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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TV Road Trip: Los Angeles 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Oh Grow Up 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Providence 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Sports Night 2000 (Tv Show)

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Something More 1998 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Profile For Murder 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Sentinel 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Honeymoon 1996 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

Magic in the Water 1995 (Movie)

Simon--Patient No 1 (Actor)

1994 Baker Street: Sherlock Holmes Returns 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Secret Service 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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White Light 1991 (Movie)

Ella's Secretary (Actor)

A Vow to Kill (TV Show)

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Alchemy (TV Show)

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Anya's Bell (TV Show)

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Bloodhounds II (TV Show)

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Dangerous Intentions (TV Show)

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Heart of the Storm (TV Show)

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Mask of Death (TV Show)

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Northern Lights (TV Show)

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Other Women's Children (TV Show)

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Snow 2: Brain Freeze (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Yogi Bear 2010 (Movie)

"Rachel's Song" (Song)

Biography

A dark-haired, energetic Canadian import with an amiable natural charm, Tom Cavanagh worked extensively in both American and Canadian productions filmed in his native country. Guest roles on Canadian series led to turns in TV-movies, and after the unaired pilot "The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye" (Fox, 1998), Cavanagh landed a memorable recurring role on the NBC hit series "Providence" during the 1999-2000 season, then segued smoothly into the title role in the network's acclaimed "Ed" in the fall of 2000.

Relationships

Paula Cale Actor

Companion
no longer together Co-starred on "Providence" (NBC) dated c. 2000

Rosemary Cavanagh

Mother
Taught local villagers in Ghana, Africa

Alice Cavanagh

Daughter
Born February 10, 2006 mother, Maureen Grise

James Cavanagh

Son
Born August 5, 2009 mother, Maureen Grise

Thomas Cavanagh

Son
Born June 29, 2007 mother, Maureen Grise

Maureen Grise

Wife
Works for Sports Illustrated magazine married July 31, 2004

EDUCATION

Queens University

Cavanagh received a triple degree; got involved with theater and music; also played ice hockey and varsity basketball

Milestones

2009

Co-starred with Eric McCormack as admen in the TNT drama "Trust Me"

2007

Appeared opposite Heather Graham in the indie feature "Gray Matters"

2006

Played one of four siblings who returns home to say goodbye to their sick mother in "Two Weeks"

2006

Cast as Billy’s dad in the family comedy "How to Eat Fried Worms"

2002

Guest-starred as as J.D.'s (Zach Braff) brother in the NBC comedy "Scrubs"

2000

Starred on the breakout hit comedy-drama "Ed" (NBC) as a New York City lawyer who moves back to his small hometown for a fresh start

1999

Had a recurring role on "Providence" (NBC) as Doug Boyce, a man nicknamed Dog Boy because he believes he is a dog

1999

Played a supporting role in the Canadian comedy film "Something More"

1997

Featured in the Canadian film "Honeymoon"

1995

Was a regular on the Canadian TV series "Jake and the Kid" (CBC)

1995

Had a cameo in the Canadian family adventure feature "Magic in the Water"

1993

Had early US TV credit on an episode of the NBC anthology drama "Secret Service"

1991

Was a regular on the independently produced Canadian series "No Place Like Home"

1991

Had early feature credit in the Canadian independent film "White Light"

1989

Made Broadway debut in the musical revival of "Shenandoah"

Starred in a series of Canadian beer ads

At age eight, returned to Canada with family

Between ages of five and eight, lived with family in Ghana, where parents served as teachers

Bonus Trivia

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"I've learned over the years to trust my instincts. When it comes right down to it, that's really all you can do. Ultimately, the way I've negotiated Los Angeles is to just always go with my gut. That's the only way to go." - Cavanagh quoted to The Toronto Star, July 9, 2000

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Cavanagh on "Ed" (NBC): "I love that this [show] is about second chances. I think a lot of people, me included, can't help but relate." - quoted in TV Guide, Oct. 14-20, 2000

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