Actor Tom Cavanagh Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Spouse, Children & Net Worth

Biography

Tom Cavanagh is a Canadian actor. He is known for a variety of roles on American television, including starring roles in Ed (2000–2004), Love Monkey (2006). And Trust Me (2009), and recurring roles on Providence and Scrubs. Since 2014, he has portrayed Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash, and the various versions of Harrison Wells, on The CW television series The Flash; Cavanagh has also directed several episodes of The Flash.

Early Life

Thomas Cavanagh was born on October 26, 1963, in Ottawa, Ontario, to a Roman Catholic family of Irish descent. Cavanagh moved with his family to Winneba, a small city in Ghana when he was a child. Similarly, in his teens, the family moved to Lennoxville, Quebec where he started high school. Tom Cavanagh attended the Séminaire de Sherbrooke, where he studied in French and played basketball for the Barons. He later studied at Champlain College in Lennoxville at the CEGEP level. While attending Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, he became interested in theatre and music and played ice hockey and varsity basketball. He graduated in 1987 with degrees in English, biology and education.

Commercial Credits Career

Cavanagh acted in his native Canada for many years, appearing on television dramas such as Jake and the Kid in the late 1990s, and television commercials, appearing for Labatt Blue Light beer commercials in the 1990s and for CIBC.

Broadway Roles Career

In 1989, he was cast in the Broadway revival of Shenandoah. Other stage credits include productions of A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Urinetown, and Grease. Tom Cavanagh appeared in the 2008 production of Some Americans Abroad at Second Stage Theatre in New York City.

Television Performances

After gaining notice for his recurring role as Doug the Dog Guy in the NBC television program Providence, Cavanagh was cast as the title character in the NBC program Ed. Cavanagh received a Golden Globe nomination and a TV Guide Award for his work on Ed, which ran for four seasons beginning in October 2000 and concluding in February 2004.

Cavanagh’s first guest-starred on the sitcom Scrubs in 2002’s “My Big Brother” where he played Dan Dorian, the brother of lead character J.D., cast because of his resemblance to Zach Braff. He made six subsequent appearances in the series, culminating with Braff’s final episode as a series regular, the eighth season finale, “My Finale”.

In 2005, Cavanagh filmed a pilot, Love Monkey, with Jason Priestley, Judy Greer, and Larenz Tate. The show was selected by CBS as a midseason replacement and debuted on January 17, 2006. Love Monkey was given an eight-episode order, but only three aired on CBS before the show was placed on indefinite hiatus due to low ratings. VH1 bought all eight episodes and played them in their entirety in the spring of 2006.

Film Performances

Cavanagh starred in the 2002 film Bang Bang You’re Dead. Prior to Ed, Cavanagh’s film appearances were mainly in supporting roles. After that series ended, he had his first starring role as an escaped convict in the thriller Heart of the Storm. Later, in 2005, he starred in the romantic comedy Alchemy, opposite Sarah Chalke; in 2006, he appeared in another romantic comedy, Gray Matters.

In 2006, Cavanagh began filming Breakfast with Scot, in which he plays a gay retired hockey player who becomes an adoptive father to a young boy. The film, released in 2007, drew attention as the first gay-themed film ever to win approval from a major league sports franchise to use its real name and logo; Cavanagh’s character formerly played for the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 2007 he starred in the second installment of the direct-to-DVD Raw Feed horror film series from Warner Home Video, Sublime. He starred as Ranger Smith in the feature film Yogi Bear (2010).

Personal Life

Cavanagh tied a knot to Maureen Grise, an image editor for Sports Illustrated, on July 31, 2004, in a Catholic ceremony on Nantucket, Massachusetts. The couple has two daughters and two sons. Cavanagh ran the 2006 New York City Marathon.

In summer 2008, he founded the Cavanagh Classic, an annual celebrity basketball tournament in Rucker Park in Harlem to raise money and awareness for Nothing But Nets. The charity’s goal is to combat malaria by sending mosquito nets to families that need them. Cavanagh traveled to Rwanda on a March 2009 United Nations Foundation trip to distribute the nets and educate the recipients in their use.

Overview

  • Full Name: Thomas Cavanagh
  • Date of Birth: October 26, 1963
  • Age: 56
  • Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Alma mater: Champlain College, Queen’s University
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: since 1989–present
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Spouse: Maureen Grise (m since 2004)
  • Children: Katie Cavanagh, James Joseph Cavanagh, Thomas Cavanagh, Jr., Alice Ann Cavanagh
  • Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, etc.
  • Net Worth: $4 million
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