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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 26 October 1963Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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, Ontario where he played on the basketball team and graduated with degrees in English, Biology, and Education. His interest in theater grew when he was cast as the lead Danny Zuko in a Canadian "Grease". Since then, he has been in a moderate amount of movies, but is gaining popularity for his starring, award-winning role on the new NBC series Ed (2000), in which he plays the lovable, charming Ed Stevens. In his spare time he likes to play guitar and participate in a variety of sports. He is currently (2016) a main cast member on the CW series The Flash (2014). He lives in Vancouver with his wife and their four children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: VattomVomsepo@hotmail.com

Spouse (1)

Maureen Grise (31 July 2004 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Clear blue eyes

Trivia (22)

Graduated from Queens University in Ontario, with 3 degrees - in English, biology and education.
Played on the basketball team at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
Played on the international team for the NBA 2002 All Star Weekend's 3 on 3 Tournament.
His brother is a crown attorney in Ottawa, Ontario.
Starred in a very popular Canadian TV commercial for Labatt's Blue beer. His line was: "If I wanted water, I would have asked for water."
His parents worked as teachers in Third World countries for most of his childhood. He spent many years in Ghana. In 1989, he appeared in the Broadway revival of "Shenandoah" which gained him some recognition.
Was married in Nantucket, Massachusetts
Wife Maureen Grise was the photo editor of Sports Illustrated for twenty years.
He and Maureen welcomed their first child, daughter Alice Ann, on February 10, 2006.
Welcomed second child, son Thomas Cavanagh, Jr., on June 29, 2007.
He has 3 sisters. One lives in London, UK the other 2 in Canada.
He's bilingual (English and French).
Second son, James Joseph, born August 5, 2009. He weighed 7.8 lbs.
Filming "Trust Me" with Eric McCormack for the TNT Network. [2009]
Doing voice-over ads for L.L. Bean. [September 2004]
He's a Montreal Canadiens fan.
In season one of The Flash (2014), he and Matt Letscher both play Reverse-Flash; he plays Reverse-Flash after he assumes Dr. Wells' identity, and Letscher plays Eobard Thawne. The actors previously played father and son on Eli Stone (2008).
He contracted Malaria as a child and as an adult became involved in a charity called Nothing But Nets that procures and distributes mosquito nets to prevent the spread of Malaria.
He is severely allergic to avocados. He became aware of the allergy while working on the Yogi Bear film, but later had a dangerous reaction to guacamole while doing a MATES podcast.
He is afraid of snakes.
He and Maureen welcomed their fourth child, daughter Katie Cavanagh. Date of birth unknown.
Tom and Maureen have four children (two girls and two boys) as of June 2016: Alice, Thomas, James, and Katie.

Personal Quotes (6)

I've known Greg Berlanti from way back. I've done two shows with him, and both times, he was like, 'I've got something good for you,' and they did not disappoint.
I think most people who were involved with television will tell you, if given a season or given a 13-episode order and getting those episodes on the air, and if viewers don't come, I think most people will tell you they'd walk away. They feel they were given a fair shake, and if viewers didn't come, they didn't come.
Any movie that gets made and ends up in a position where people are coming to talk about it, it's not a small thing.
A woman who's light on her feet is always going to make the guy on her arm look better.
For me, if its television, if it's theater, if it's film, and it's good, I don't make much of distinction between the 3. I think there's only so many great stories out there. If you get the chance to be a part of one, it doesn't matter what it is.
It's nice to have people interested about a show that you're involved in. It's what actors want.

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