Cavanagh, Thomas 1963(?)–

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Cavanagh, Thomas 1963(?)–

(Tom Cavanagh)


Born October 26, 1963 (some sources cite 1968) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; son of Tom (a teacher) and Rosemary (a teacher) Cavanagh; married Maureen (a magazine photograph editor; maiden name, Grise), July 31, 2004; children: Alice Ann. Education: Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, three degrees (English, biology, and education), all 1988.

Addresses: Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Joan Sitten-field, Joan Sittenfield Management, 8350 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 108, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, producer, and composer. Appeared in television commercials for Labatt's Blue light beer, 1996; voice for commercials for L. L. Bean clothing, 2004; appeared in the television public service announcement series "The More You Know," NBC.

Awards, Honors: TV Guide Award, actor of the year in a new series, and TV Guide Award nomination, breakout star of the year, both 2001, Family Television Award, best actor, 2001, Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a musical or comedy television series, 2002, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actor in a comedy or musical series, International Press Academy, 2002, all for Ed; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding performance in a children's special, 2003, and George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award, Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Georgia, both for Bang, Bang, You're Dead.


Television Appearances; Series:

No Place Like Home, 1991.

Jake and the Kid, Global, 1995.

Lonesome Cooper, Eyes of a Cowboy, 1998.

(As Tom Cavanagh) Doug Boyce, Providence, NBC, 1999–2000.

(As Tom Cavanagh) Ed Stevens (title role), Ed, NBC, 2000–2004.

Dan Dorien, a recurring role (sometimes credited as Tom Cavanagh), Scrubs, NBC, between 2002 and 2006.

Tom Farrell, Love Monkey, VH1, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Rookie cop, Sherlock Holmes Returns (also known as 1994 Baker Street: Sherlock Holmes Returns), CBS, 1993.

Marco, Other Women's Children, Lifetime, 1993.

(As Tom Cavanagh) Andy Neiman, A Vow to Kill, USA Network, 1995.

Ron, Dangerous Intentions, CBS, 1995.

Joey, Mask of Death, 1996.

Detective Levesh, Bloodhounds II, USA Network, 1996.

Tim Jonas, Profile for Murder, 1997.

Frank, Northern Lights (also known as L'etoile du nord), Disney Channel, 1997.

Patrick Birmingham, Anya's Bell, CBS, 1999.

(As Tom Cavanagh) Val Duncan, Bang, Bang, You're Dead, Showtime, 2002.

Nick Snowden, Snow, ABC, 2004.

Simpson, Heart of the Storm, Lifetime, 2004.

Mal Downey, Alchemy, ABC Family Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials; As Tom Cavanagh:

The 2001 TV Guide Awards, Fox, 2001.

Christmas in Rockefeller Center, NBC, 2001.

Host, Extreme Variety, NBC, 2002.

TV Road Trip: Los Angeles, Travel Channel, 2003.

NBC's Funniest Out-takes #2, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

(As Tom Cavanagh) Ed Stevens (title role), Ed, NBC, 2000.

Tom Farrell, Love Monkey, VH1, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Tom Cavanagh) "Inner Ear," Beyond Reality, USA Network, 1993.

Charlie Provost, Secret Service, NBC, 1993.

Jesus, "On the Road," Madison, Global, 1994.

Dr. Peter Shenfield, "The Firm," Street Legal, CBC, 1994.

(As Tom Cavanagh) "The Bounty," Hawkeye, syndicated, 1995.

Carl Toman, "Blood Brothers," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1995.

(As Tom Cavanagh) Bill Collins, "Private Eyes," The Sentinel, UPN, 1997.

Spencer Taggart, "Taggert Family," Cold Squad, CTV, 1998.

Charles Bennett, "Double Team," Viper, syndicated, 1998.

Vance Ridout, "Donor," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1999.

Lewis Carroll, "Lewis in Wonderland," Mentors, 1999.

Bruce, "Love Stinks," Oh, Grow Up, ABC, 1999.

(As Tom Cavanagh) Howard, "The Giants Win the Pennant, the Giants Win the Pennant," Sports Night, ABC, 2000.

(As Tom Cavanagh) Jimmy McCallister, "Today I Am a Man," Jack & Bobby, The WB, 2004.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2000.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2003.

(As Tom Cavanagh) Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004.

(As Tom Cavanagh) Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004.

(As Tom Cavanagh) The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2004.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 2006.

(As Tom Cavanagh) The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2006.

Canada A.M. (also known as Canada A.M. Weekend), CTV, 2006.

(As Tom Cavanagh) Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Other:

Live-action character, Twisteeria, 1998.

Himself, I Love the '80s (miniseries), VH1, 2002.

Television Producer; Series:

Love Monkey, VH1, 2006.

Producer of the series Ed, NBC.

Television Director; Episodic:

(As Tom Cavanagh) "Good Advice," Ed, NBC, 2003.

Film Appearances:

(As Tom Cavanagh) Precinct police officer, Who Shot Patakango? (also known as Breakin' the Rules, Brooklyn Love Story, and Who Shot Pat?), 1989.

Ella's secretary, White Light, 1991.

Simon, Magic in the Water (also known as Glenorky and Le lac magique), TriStar, 1995.

Bowlan, Midnight Heat, 1996.

Jamie, Honeymoon, Dove International, 1997.

Harry, Something More, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1999.

Dad, How to Eat Fried Worms, New Line Cinema, 2006.

Barry Bergman, Two Weeks, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006.

Sam, Gray Matters, Blue Sky Media, 2006.

George Grieves, Sublime, Warner Home Video, 2007.

The Cake Eaters, 57th & Irving Productions/7th Floor/Vinyl Foote Productions, 2007.

Breakfast with Scot, Miracle Pictures, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Danny Zuko, Grease (musical), Canadian production, c. 1988.

Sam, Shenandoah (musical), Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Bobby Strong, Urinetown: The Musical, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Also appeared as Eugene, Brighton Beach Memoirs; as Cliff, Cabaret (musical); and as Don, A Chorus Line (musical).


Audio Books:

The Book of Joe, by Jonathan Trooper, 2004.


Film Composer:

Face for Radio (short film), 2003.

Once Upon a Time in New York, Bat Country Films/Mainstream Films/Locked & Loaded Productions, 2004.



Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale, 2003.


Parade, October 6, 2002, p. 18.

TV Guide, January 16, 2006, pp. 30-31; February 27, 2006, p. 9.

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