Tom McCarthy

Actor
Though actor Tom McCarthy began his career performing in front of the camera on notable features and television shows, he furthered his artistic ambitions as the director of acclaimed independent films like "The Station ... Read more »
Born: 01/30/1966 in New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Writer (8)

Spotlight 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Cobbler 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Million Dollar Arm 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Win Win 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Win Win 2011 (Movie)

(Story By)

Double Take 2010 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Visitor 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Station Agent 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (5)

Spotlight 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cobbler 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Win Win 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

The Visitor 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The Station Agent 2003 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (4)

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

Michael The Robot (Actor)

The Great New Wonderful 2006 (Movie)

David McCarthy (Actor)

30 Days 2000 (Movie)

Brad Drazin (Actor)

The Citizen 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (1)

Win Win 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Though actor Tom McCarthy began his career performing in front of the camera on notable features and television shows, he furthered his artistic ambitions as the director of acclaimed independent films like "The Station Agent" (2003) and "The Visitor" (2008), both of which earned considerable critical acclaim and award recognition. Prior to his turn to directing, McCarthy made a name for himself on stage, forming a noted comedy improv troupe in college before exploring the depths of Shakespeare in several productions. After cutting his teeth guest-starring on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990- ), "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), "Alley McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) and "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004), McCarthy had a memorable, but short-lived regular series role on "Boston Public" (Fox, 2000-04). But it was his first film, "The Station Agent," which starred the 4'5" actor Peter Dinklage, that propelled McCarthy's status, especially after the film was nominated for a number of critics and festival awards. By the time he directed his second film, "The Visitor," which earned equal amounts of critical praise and award nominations, McCarthy was well on his way to developing a reputation as a versatile and talented artist.

EDUCATION

Boston College

Boston , Massachusetts 1988
Formed comedy group called My Mother's Fleabag

New Providence High School

New Providence , New Jersey

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut
Attended Yale's School of Drama

Milestones

2011

Directed the sports themed drama, "Win Win" starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan

2009

Contributed to the story for the animated feature, "Up"; nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay

2009

Co-starred with Amanda Peet in Roland Emmerich's disaster film, "2012"

2009

Had a small role as the principle in Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones"

2008

Helmed second feature, "The Visitor"; earned a nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Director

2008

Had a recurring role on HBO's "The Wire" as Scott Templeton

2007

Cast in Mike White's "Year of the Dog" starring Molly Shannon

2006

Cast in Clint Eastwood's WWII drama, "Flags of Our Fathers"

2006

Played an Editor in Steven Zaillian's "All the Kings Men"

2005

Starred in the George Clooney-directed "Goodnight, and Good Luck"

2004

Played an FBI agent opposite Matthew Broderick in the comedy "The Last Shot"

2002

Directorial debut (also scripted), "The Station Agent"

2001

Had featured role in the Broadway revival of "Noises Off"

2000

Had a small role in "Meet the Parents" opposite Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller

2000

Cast as coach Kevin Riley in the FOX drama, "Boston Public"

1998

First sitcom appearance, a bit part on ABC's "Spin City"

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