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      Tom Cavanagh

      Tom Cavanagh

      Highest Rated: 64% The Cake Eaters (2007)

      Lowest Rated: 8% Gray Matters (2006)

      Birthday: Oct 26, 1963

      Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

      Tom Cavanagh was a Canadian actor who was able to cross over into American fame, thanks to his soulful good looks and surprisingly wicked sense of humor, carving out a respectable career in both film and television. Born on October 26, 1963 in Ottawa, Canada, Cavanagh lived in Winneba, a small city in Ghana, for most of his childhood, before moving to Lennovxille, Quebec, as a teenager. He attended college at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he studied English, biology, and education. It was at college that Cavanagh first became interested in theatre. His first onstage role came in 1989, with a Broadway revival of "Shenandoah." Cavanagh would go on to tread the boards in such productions as "A Chorus Line," "Cabaret," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Urinetown," and "Grease." In the 1990s, he returned to Canada and began booking TV roles, most notably a recurring role on the drama "Jake and the Kid" (CIBC, 1999). After a memorable cameo as Dog Boy on the series "Providence" (NBC, 1999-2002), Cavanagh landed his breakthrough role: Ed Stevens, a hotshot New York lawyer who returns to his quirky midwestern hometown after a series of personal and professional setbacks, on the hour-long dramedy "Ed" (NBC, 2000-2004). The show was a hit with both critics and audiences, winning multiple Emmys in 2001, while Cavanagh was nominated for a Golden Globe and a TV Guide Award for his performance. His next role came thanks to a resemblance to another actor, Zach Braff. On "Scrubs" (NBC/ABC, 2001-2010), Cavanagh often guest starred as Dan Dorian, older brother of Braff's lead character, J.D., beginning in 2002, and continuing for six more episodes throughout the show's run, exiting the program when Braff did, in 2008. Cavanagh broke some ground with his 2006 film "Breakfast With Scot," in which he played a retired gay hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs; making it the first gay-themed film to ever win permission to use a major sports franchise's real name and logo. Following a co-starring role on the short lived TNT crime drama "Trust Me" (TNT, 2009) and a starring role as Ranger Smith in the much-maligned live-action take on "Yogi Bear" (2010), Cavanagh took on the role you can see him in today, playing various iterations of Dr. Harrison Wells on the superhero adventure series "The Flash" (The CW, 2014-).

      Highest rated movies

      The Cake Eaters
      How to Eat Fried Worms
      Breakfast With Scot
      The Games Maker
      Sublime
      400 Days
      Magic in the Water
      Two Weeks

      Photos

      Royal Pains, Tom Cavanagh, 'Some Pig', Season 3, Ep. #12, 01/25/2012, ©USA Royal Pains, Tom Cavanagh (L), Mark Feuerstein (R), 'Some Pig', Season 3, Ep. #12, 01/25/2012, ©USA Royal Pains, Tom Cavanagh, 'Some Pig', Season 3, Ep. #12, 01/25/2012, ©USA Royal Pains, Tom Cavanagh, 'My Back To The Future', Season 3, Ep. #13, 02/01/2012, ©USA Royal Pains, Tom Cavanagh, 'My Back To The Future', Season 3, Ep. #13, 02/01/2012, ©USA Royal Pains, Mark Feuerstein (L), Tom Cavanagh (R), 'Some Pig', Season 3, Ep. #12, 01/25/2012, ©USA Royal Pains, Tom Cavanagh (L), Mark Feuerstein (R), 'Some Pig', Season 3, Ep. #12, 01/25/2012, ©USA GRAY MATTERS, Thomas Cavanagh, 2006. ©Yari Film Group Releasing Undateable, Tom Cavanagh, 'Daddy Issues', Season 1, Ep. #10, 06/26/2014, ©NBC Undateable, from left: Briga Heelan, Bianca Kajlich, Ron Funches, Tom Cavanagh, David Fynn, Rick Glassman, Brent Morin, 'Daddy Issues', Season 1, Ep. #10, 06/26/2014, ©NBC Undateable, Tom Cavanagh, 'Daddy Issues', Season 1, Ep. #10, 06/26/2014, ©NBC Undateable, Tom Cavanagh, 'Daddy Issues', Season 1, Ep. #10, 06/26/2014, ©NBC GRAY MATTERS, Bridget Moynahan, Thomas Cavanagh, 2006. ©Yari Film Group Releasing TWO WEEKS, Sally Field, Thomas Cavanagh, James Murtaugh, 2006. MGM TWO WEEKS, James Murtaugh, Julianne Nicholson, Ben Chaplin, Thomas Cavanagh, 2006. MGM SNOW, Thomas Cavanagh, 2004, photo: Peter Stranks/© Disney Channel GRAY MATTERS, Thomas Cavanagh (top), Heather Graham, 2006. ©Yari Film Group Releasing Stories from the Vaults, Tom Cavanagh, 'Superlatives', Season 1, Ep. #2, ©SMITHSONIAN YOGI BEAR, from left: Tom Cavanagh, Boo-Boo Bear (voice: Justin Timberlake), Yogi Bear (voice: Dan Aykroyd), 2010. ©Warner Brothers Stories from the Vaults, Tom Cavanagh, 'Crystal Ball', Season 2, Ep. #4, ©SMITHSONIAN

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bitcon Unknown (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Be the Light Pastor Spencer (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery Miles Strasberg (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love & Debt Henry Warner (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Darrow & Darrow: Body of Evidence Miles (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 0% Darrow & Darrow: In the Key of Murder Miles (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 60% Darrow & Darrow Miles (Character) - 2017
      22% 24% 400 Days Zell (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Duck Snap (Voice) - 2014
      40% 48% The Games Maker Mr. Drago (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 20% The Birder Ron Spencer (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Killer Among Us Nick (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 47% Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas Charles (Character) - 2011
      13% 34% Yogi Bear Ranger Smith (Character) $100.2M 2010
      No Score Yet 46% Snow 2 Brain Freeze Nick Snowden (Character) - 2008
      64% 48% The Cake Eaters Lloyd (Character) - 2007
      54% 64% Breakfast With Scot Eric (Character) $46.1K 2007
      33% 38% Sublime George (Character) - 2007
      8% 45% Gray Matters Sam (Character) $59.6K 2006
      19% 66% Two Weeks Barry Bergman (Character) $45.8K 2006
      61% 47% How to Eat Fried Worms Dad (Character) $13.0M 2006
      No Score Yet 35% Alchemy Mal Downey (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 29% Heart of the Storm Simpson (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 59% Snow Nick Snowden (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 90% Bang Bang You're Dead Val Duncan (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 88% Anya's Bell Patrick Birmingham (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 45% Something More Harry (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeymoon Jamie (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 50% Northern Lights Frank (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodhounds II Levesh (Character) - 1996
      21% 58% Magic in the Water Simon (Character) $2.3M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Heat Bowlan (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Vow to Kill Andy Neiman (Character) - 1995

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hey Yahoo! Host 2023
      83% 80% Superman & Lois Director 2021 2023
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Mickey (Guest Star) 2013 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016 2021-2022
      89% 59% The Flash Reverse Flash (Character),
      Eobard Thawne (Guest Star),
      Director
      2014-2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020
      89% 69% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Dr. Harry Wells/Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash (Guest Star) 2017
      88% 47% Supergirl Wells (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 84% Comic Book Men Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 92% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2015
      60% 89% Undateable Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      58% 66% The Following Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2014
      No Score Yet 75% The Goldbergs Charles Kremp (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2012
      94% 75% Royal Pains Jack O'Malley (Guest Star) 2011-2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stories From the Vaults Host 2007 2009
      60% 100% Eli Stone Jeremy Stone (Guest Star) 2008-2009
      83% 86% Scrubs Dan (Guest Star) 2002-2004 2006-2007 2009
      52% No Score Yet Trust Me Conner (Character) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Capture of the Green River Killer Unknown (Character) 2008
      85% No Score Yet Love Monkey Unknown (Character) 2006
      88% No Score Yet Jack & Bobby Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Ed Stevens (Character),
      Director
      2000-2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
      90% 92% Sports Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      33% No Score Yet Oh Grow Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Vance Ridout (Character) 1995 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sentinel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997