Irwin, Tom 1956–

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IRWIN, Tom 1956–


Born June 1, 1956, in Peoria, IL. Education: Attended Illinois State University.


Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Peg Donegan, Framework Entertainment, 9057 Nemo St., Suite C, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Contact—Talent-works, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505.


Actor and director. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, member of company; member of faculty, Goodman School of Drama, DePaul University, and Columbia College, Chicago, IL.

Awards, Honors:

Joseph Jefferson Award, best supporting actor, 1982, for The Glass Menagerie; Drama Desk Award (with others), outstanding ensemble performance, 1985, for Balm in Gilead.


Television Appearances; Series:

Ben Miller, My Life and Times, ABC, 1991.

Graham Chase, My So–Called Life, ABC, 1994–95, also broadcast on MTV.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jerry Beaver, Innocent Victims, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Second doctor, Vital Signs, CBS, 1986.

Frank, In the Best Interest of the Child, CBS, 1990.

Mark Sheridan, To My Daughter, NBC, 1990.

Vinnie, Ladykiller, USA Network, 1992.

Eddie, Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7, CBS, 1993.

Robert Mills, Without Consent (also known as Tell Laura I Love Her and Trapped and Deceived), ABC, 1994.

Alex Wilkins, My Very Best Friend, CBS, 1996.

Dr. David Decker, A Step toward Tomorrow, CBS, 1996.

Paul Davis, Holiday Affair, USA Network, 1996.

Craig McCall, When Husbands Cheat, Lifetime, 1998.

Craig Mitchell, The Girl Next Door, CBS, 1998.

Dr. Leonard Wolcott, In Quiet Night, Lifetime, 1998.

Brian Young, God's New Plan (also known as No Higher Love), CBS, 1999.

Dr. Aaron Schiffren, The Sky's on Fire (also known as Countdown: The Sky's on Fire), ABC, 2000.

Norman Green, The Sandy Bottom Orchestra, Showtime, 2000.

John, "Snow White: The Fairest of Them All" (also known as "Snow White" and "Blanche–Neige"), The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mayor Haynes, "For Love or Money," Crime Story, NBC, 1986.

Bellows, "Twilight," China Beach, ABC, 1989.

Dr. Ian Michaels, "The Inheritors" (also known as "River Styx"), The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1999.

FBI agent Aubrey Harrick, "Virgin Territory," The Division, Lifetime, 2001.

Frank, "The Return of Martin Crane," Frasier, NBC, 2001.

Will Harris, "Visions of Thy Father," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2001.

Elliot, "Ground State," Angel, The WB, 2002.

Roy Logan, "The Finger," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI), CBS, 2002.

Barry Mashburn, "Fallout: Parts 1 & 2," Without a Trace, CBS, 2003.

Larry Kettridge, "The Ghost," Miracles, ABC, 2003.

"Chasing the Past," American Dreams, NBC, 2004.

Dr. Stephen Atwood, Ian Barford, and Mikey, "Prime Suspect," Numb3rs (also known as NUMB3RS), CBS, 2005.

Gabriel Milner, "The Providers," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2005.

Oliver Cecil, "Happy Borthday," Judging Amy, CBS, 2005.

Appeared in Jack and Mike, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Sam Reed, Country Estates, ABC, 1993.

Dr. Greg Reynolds, L.A. Med, ABC, 1997.

Film Appearances:

Reverend Ansley, Light of Day, TriStar, 1987.

FBI agent Perry, Midnight Run, Universal, 1988.

Gary, Men Don't Leave, Geffen, 1990.

Harvey Schwartz, Deceived, Buena Vista, 1991.

Dr. Patrick Shaye, Mr. Jones, TriStar, 1993.

Mr. Lou Fredericks, The Haunting (also known as La maldicion), DreamWorks SKG, 1999.

Dr. Jones, 21 Grams, Focus Features, 2003.

Parsons and Erik, Exposed, Mainline Releasing, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

The Glass Menagerie, North Light Repertory Theatre, Evanston, IL, 1981–82.

Stranger, Balm in Gilead, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, then Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Frank's Wild Years (musical), Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1986.

Jack, My Thing of Love, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Tom Berry, New England, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage I, New York City, 1995.

Dr. Allan Saunders, Space, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Martinson Hall, New York City, 1999.

Gerry, Up for Grabs, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 2002.

Michael, Fiction, Roundabout Theatre Company, Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Appeared in The Grapes of Wrath, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, then Royal National Theatre, London; also appeared in Steppenwolf Theatre Company productions of … And a Nightingale Sang, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Homecoming, Little Egypt, Three Sisters, and Tracers.

Major Tours:

Toured in The Grapes of Wrath, U.S. cities.

Stage Work:

Directed Stage Struck and Your Home in the West; also directed productions of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL.

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