Tom McGowan

Actor
A portly, light-haired actor, Tom McGowan first garnered attention in 1991 when he was chosen to replace Ron Silver in Boston as the lead of "La Bete", a stage play written in verse. He made his entrance and delivered a ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1959 in Bel Mar, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Veep 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Modern Family 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eli Stone 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Greek 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brothers & Sisters 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hannah Montana 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The War at Home 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

12 and Holding 2006 (Movie)

Patrick Fisher (Actor)

Brotherhood 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reba 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

8 Simple Rules 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

After the Sunset 2004 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

Complete Savages 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond 1996, 1998 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 1998 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bad Santa 2003 (Movie)

Harrison (Actor)

Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pitts 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coach 1991 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ghost World 2001 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

King of the Hill 1991 - 1993, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Voice

Welcome to New York 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snoops 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

True Crime 1999 (Movie)

Tom Donaldson (Actor)

As Good As It Gets 1997 (Movie)

Maitre D' (Actor)

Bean 1997 (Movie)

Walter Merchandise (Actor)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Birdcage 1996 (Movie)

Harry Radman (Actor)

The Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Heavyweights 1995 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

Alexander Woolcott (Actor)

Down the Shore 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Sleepless in Seattle 1993 (Movie)

Keith (Actor)

Captain Ron 1992 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Kennedy 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Reuben, Reuben 1983 (Movie)

TV Interviewer (Actor)

Another Life 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Bull (TV Show)

Actor

Umbrella Jack (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A portly, light-haired actor, Tom McGowan first garnered attention in 1991 when he was chosen to replace Ron Silver in Boston as the lead of "La Bete", a stage play written in verse. He made his entrance and delivered a twenty-five minute soliloquy in rhyming couplets that made critics and audiences pay attention. While the show failed to run, McGowan earned a Tony Award nomination as Best Actor. Having trained at the prestigious Yale School of Drama, appeared with the Yale Rep and landed work with the New York Shakespeare Festival, the actor appeared to be poised to have a successful stage career. Instead, he turned to TV where he made his mark in low- brow sitcoms.

After making his debut on the syndicated 1981 soap opera "Another Life", McGowan appeared as Joey Lawrence's father in the 1986 syndicated children's special "Umbrella Jack". But, it was not until the 90s when McGowan found steady work in TV sitcoms. He was Eddie, the virginal and always dateless roommate, in "Down the Shore" (Fox, 1991-93) and then played the sidekick to talk-show host "Monty" (Fox, 1994), played by Henry Winkler. McGowan didn't have much luck with his third try, the short-lived and somewhat condescending "The Show" (Fox, 1996).

McGowan's feature work has also included some small parts, beginning with playing a TV interviewer in "Reuben, Reuben" (1983) and a reporter in "Searching for Bobby Fischer" (1993). He was a dead-on Alexander Woolcott of the Algonquin Roundtable in Alan Rudolph's "Mrs. Parker and Her Vicious Circle" (1994) and portrayed the predator tabloid reporter in "The Birdcage" (1996). He returned to the Broadway stage

Relationships

Cathy McGowan

Wife

Mark McGowan

Son
born May 5, 1992 in NYC

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

Milestones

2006

Cast in Michael Cuesta's sophomore feature "Twelve and Holding"

2003

Once again worked with director in Terry Zwigoff's "Bad Santa"

2001

Cast in Terry Zwigoff's "Ghost World"

2000

Cast in "The Family Man" directed by Brett Ratner and starring Nicolas Cage

1998

Joined cast of the Broadway musical "Chicago" as Amos Hart

1998

Had recurring role as station manager on the hit NBC sitcom "Frasier"

1996

Had recurring role on the hit CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond"

1995

Played featured role off-Broadway in "The Food Chain"

1994

Portrayed Alexander Woolcott in "Mrs. Parker and Her Vicious Circle"

1994

Had regular role on short-lived Fox sitcom "Monty"

1991

Made Broadway debut replacing Ron Silver in the leading role of "La Bete"; earned Tony nomination as Best Actor

1983

Made feature film debut in small role, "Reuben, Reuben"

1981

Made TV series debut in "Another Life", syndicated soap opera

Was regular cast member on sitcom "Down the Shore" (Fox)

Performed in numerous plays with Yale Repertory Theatre and New York Shakespeare Festival

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