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Tom Cavanagh

Thomas Cavanagh was born on October 26th, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario, the second-oldest of five children. His close-knit family moved to Ghana, Africa when Tom was six. His father educated teachers there. The family moved back to Canada before Tom started high school (which he attended in southern Quebec). Tom went to Queens University in Kingston, ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 400 Days
 2014 Undateable (TV Series)
- Daddy Issues (2014) ... Frank
 2014 Lucky Duck (TV Movie)
Snap (voice)
 2014 The Following (TV Series)
Kingston Tanner
- Silence (2014) ... Kingston Tanner
- Betrayal (2014) ... Kingston Tanner
- Freedom (2014) ... Kingston Tanner
 2013 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
- Ties That Bind (2013) ... Mickey
 2013 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Charles Kremp
- The Kremps (2013) ... Charles Kremp
 2013 The Birder
Ron Spencer
 2013 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
Big Jack
 2012 A Killer Among Us (TV Movie)
Nick Carleton
 2011 Trading Christmas (TV Movie)
Charles Johnson
 2010 Edgar Floats (TV Movie)
Edgar Floats
 2009 Christmas Dreams (TV Movie)
 2002-2009 Scrubs (TV Series)
Dan Dorian
- My Finale: Part 2 (2009) ... Dan Dorian (uncredited)
- My New Suit (2006) ... Dan Dorian
- My Cake (2004) ... Dan Dorian
 2007 The Cake Eaters
 2007 Sublime (Video)
 2006 My Ex Life (TV Movie)
Nick (as Tom Cavanaugh)
 2005/I Alchemy
Mal Downey
 2004 Snow (TV Movie)
Nick Snowden
 2004 Heart of the Storm (TV Movie)
 1999-2000 Sports Night (TV Series)
- A Girl Named Pixley (1999) ... Howard
 1999 Anya's Bell (TV Movie)
Patrick Birmingham
 1999 Oh, Grow Up (TV Series)
- Love Stinks (1999) ... Bruce
 1999 Something More
 1999 Mentors (TV Series)
Lewis Carroll
- Lewis in Wonderland (1999) ... Lewis Carroll (as Thomas Cavanagh)
 1995-1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Vance Ridout / Carl Toman
- Donor (1999) ... Vance Ridout
- Blood Brothers (1995) ... Carl Toman
 1998 Eyes of a Cowboy (TV Series)
Lonesome Cooper
 1998 The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye (TV Movie)
Jackie Frye
 1998 Twisteeria (TV Movie)
Live action character
 1998 Viper (TV Series)
Charles Bennett
- Double Team (1998) ... Charles Bennett (as Thomas Cavanagh)
 1998 Cold Squad (TV Series)
Spencer Taggart
- Taggert Family (1998) ... Spencer Taggart (as Thomas Cavanagh)
 1997 Honeymoon
 1997 Northern Lights (TV Movie)
 1997 The Sentinel (TV Series)
Bill Collins
- Private Eyes (1997) ... Bill Collins
 1996 Profile for Murder
Tim Jonas
 1996 Bloodhounds II (TV Movie)
 1996 Mask of Death
 1995 Jake and the Kid (TV Series)
 1995 Midnight Heat
 1995 Magic in the Water
Simon, Patient #1
 1995 Hawkeye (TV Series)
Corporal Charles Sykes
- The Bounty (1995) ... Corporal Charles Sykes
 1995 A Vow to Kill (TV Movie)
Andy Neiman
 1995 Madison (TV Series)
- On the Road (1995) ... Jesus (as Thomas Cavanagh)
 1994 Street Legal (TV Series)
Dr. Peter Shenfield
- The Firm (1994) ... Dr. Peter Shenfield (as Thomas Cavanagh)
 1993 Other Women's Children (TV Movie)
 1993 Sherlock Holmes Returns (TV Movie)
Rookie Cop
 1993 Beyond Reality (TV Series)
- Inner Ear (1993)
 1992 Secret Service (TV Series)
- Programmer/Child's Play (1992) ... Charlie (as Thomas Cavanagh)
 1991 White Light
Ella's Secretary
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Other Works:

TV commercial for CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) (2004) See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Cavanagh | Tom Cavanaugh


6' (1.83 m)

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His brother is a crown attorney in Ottawa, Ontario. See more »


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