Edit
Tom Irwin Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (2) | Mini Bio (1) | Trivia (7)

Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 June 1956Peoria, Illinois, USA
Birth NameThomas Edward Irwin

Mini Bio (1)

A native of Illinois, Tom Irwin attended Illinois State University. After graduation, he joined the prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago. The renowned ensemble of artists - among them Laurie Metcalf, John Malkovich, Gary Sinise and Joan Allen - still work together as often as possible. Irwin has been involved in over 50 Steppenwolf productions as an actor or director. Highlights include: "The Grapes of Wrath", also Royal National Theatre; "Balm in Gilead", also Off-Broadway; "My Thing of Love", also Broadway; "Frank's Wild Years", with Tom Waits; "Space", also Off-Broadway. In the summer of 2002 he co-starred with Madonna in "Up for Grabs" at the Wyndam's Theatre in London. He has been on the faculty of The Goodman School of Drama at Depaul University and Columbia College in Chicago.

In addition to his filmography credits, he has starred in many telefilms and was a series regular on My Life and Times (1991) and My So-Called Life (1994). Tom makes his home in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (7)

Graham Chase, Irwin's character on My So-Called Life (1994), was ranked #49 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
An ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1979.
He was awarded the 1982 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role for "The Glass Menagerie", at the Northlight Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
He was nominated for a 1998 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Space" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
He was nominated for a 2001 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Hedda Gabler", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
He was nominated for a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "A Parallelogram", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
He is a class instructor at Steppenwolf Theater West School of Drama in Los Angeles, California. [August 2008]

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page