Eric McCormack


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Eric was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He attended Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute (the same school Mike Myers attended) and also attended Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate, named after Canada's first Prime Minister. With the support of his parents (his father was also an aspiring actor), Eric spent three years at the Ryerson Theater ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Will & Grace Will Truman
(1998-2020)
Travelers Grant MacLaren
(2016-2018)
Perception Daniel Pierce
(2012-2015)
Dead Like Me Ray Summers
(2004)

Filmography

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 2023 The Other Black Girl (TV Series) (filming)
Richard Wagner
 2022 Departure (TV Series)
Cole Banks
- What Lies Beneath (2022) ... Cole Banks
- Shot Across The Bow (2022) ... Cole Banks
- Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2022) ... Cole Banks
- Stowaway (2022) ... Cole Banks
- Dead in the Water (2022) ... Cole Banks
 2021 Drinkwater
Hank Drinkwater
 1998-2020 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Will Truman
- It's Time (2020) ... Will Truman
- New Crib (2020) ... Will Truman
- We Love Lucy (2020) ... Will Truman
- Broadway Boundaries (2020) ... Will Truman
- The Favourite (2020) ... Will Truman
 2019 Atypical (TV Series)
Professor Shinerock
- Sam Takes a Walk (2019) ... Professor Shinerock
- The Essence of a Penguin (2019) ... Professor Shinerock
- Y.G.A.G.G. (2019) ... Professor Shinerock
 2016-2018 Travelers (TV Series)
Grant MacLaren
- Protocol Omega (2018) ... Grant MacLaren
- David (2018) ... Grant MacLaren
- Archive (2018) ... Grant MacLaren
- Trevor (2018) ... Grant MacLaren
- Naomi (2018) ... Grant MacLaren
 2017 Will & Grace: Musical (Short)
Will Truman
 2016 A Heavenly Christmas (TV Movie)
Max
 2016 Considering Love and Other Magic
Uncle Jasper
 2016/I The Architect
Colin
 2015/I Studio City (TV Movie)
Rob
 2015 Full Circle (TV Series)
Ken Waltham
- Jimmy & Richie (2015) ... Ken Waltham
- Ken & Vera (2015) ... Ken Waltham
- Ellen & Ken (2015) ... Ken Waltham
- Phil & Ellen (2015) ... Ken Waltham
- Paulie & Phil (2015) ... Ken Waltham
 2012-2015 Perception (TV Series)
Daniel Pierce
- Run (2015) ... Daniel Pierce
- Romeo (2015) ... Daniel Pierce
- Mirror (2015) ... Daniel Pierce
- Meat (2015) ... Daniel Pierce
- Brainstorm (2015) ... Daniel Pierce
 2015 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Dr. Andrew Devlin
- The Mystery of the Exsanguinated Ex (2015) ... Dr. Andrew Devlin
 2010-2013 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Lucky / Ace / Mr. Brimley / ...
- Lucky Has to Move (2013) ... Lucky / Client #1 (voice)
- The Pupple's Court (2013) ... Lucky (voice)
- The Road to Empawerment (2013) ... Lucky (voice)
- Lord of the Fleas (2013) ... Lucky (voice)
- Rebound's First Symphony (2013) ... Lucky (voice)
 2013 Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (TV Movie)
Detective Sullivan
 2013 Robot Chicken (TV Series short)
Zero / Captain America / Hawkeye
- Robot Fight Accident (2013) ... Zero / Captain America / Hawkeye (voice)
 2012 American Dad! (TV Series)
Swinger
- Killer Vacation (2012) ... Swinger (voice)
 2012 Barricade
Terrance Shade
 2012 Knife Fight
Larry Becker
 2011 Agoraphobia (Short)
David
 2011 Textuality
Clive Roberts
 2010 Finger Babies (Video short)
Speaker
 2009-2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
Dr. Max Kershaw
- Get Smarter (2010) ... Dr. Max Kershaw
- I Love What You Do for Me (2010) ... Dr. Max Kershaw
- Truth or Dare (2010) ... Dr. Max Kershaw
- A Whale of a Tale (2010) ... Dr. Max Kershaw
- Nuts (2009) ... Dr. Max Kershaw
 2010 Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (TV Movie)
Clark Rockefeller
 2009 Best Thing Ever (TV Movie)
Dean
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Vance Shepard
- Sugar (2009) ... Vance Shepard
 2009 Stuck (TV Movie)
Erick
 2009 Trust Me (TV Series)
Mason McGuire
- The More Things Change (2009) ... Mason McGuire
- You Got Chocolate in My Peanut Butter (2009) ... Mason McGuire
- Norming (2009) ... Mason McGuire
- Thanks, I Needed That (2009) ... Mason McGuire
- Odd Man Out (2009) ... Mason McGuire
 2009 My One and Only
Charlie
 2009 Alien Trespass
Dr. Ted Lewis / Urp
 2008 Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita)
Vladislav (English version, voice)
 2008 Monk (TV Series)
James Novak
- Mr. Monk's 100th Case (2008) ... James Novak
 2008 The Andromeda Strain (TV Mini Series)
Jack Nash
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Jack Nash
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Jack Nash
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Jack Nash
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Jack Nash
 2006 Lovespring International (TV Series)
Roman
- Lydia's Perfect Man (2006) ... Roman
 2005 The Sisters
Gary Sokol
 2005 Break a Leg
Tad
 2004 Dead Like Me (TV Series)
Ray Summers
- Forget Me Not (2004) ... Ray Summers
- Ashes to Ashes (2004) ... Ray Summers
- Death Defying (2004) ... Ray Summers
 2000 Here's to Life!
Owen Rinard
 2000 The Audrey Hepburn Story (TV Movie)
Mel Ferrer
 1998 A Will of Their Own (TV Mini Series)
Pierce Peterson
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Pierce Peterson
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Pierce Peterson
 1998 Holy Man
Scott Hawks
 1998 Free Enterprise
Mark
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Kevin Kepler
- Being There (1998) ... Kevin Kepler
 1997 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Griffin
- Veronica's Brotherly Love (1997) ... Griffin
 1997 Borrowed Hearts (TV Movie)
Sam Field
 1997 Jenny (TV Series)
Jason Slade
- Pilot (1997) ... Jason Slade
 1997 Exception to the Rule
Timothy Bayer
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
John Virgil
- Tempests (1997) ... John Virgil
 1995-1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (TV Mini Series)
Clay Mosby
- Partners (1996) ... Clay Mosby (credit only)
- Angel (1996) ... Clay Mosby
- Love and War (1996) ... Clay Mosby
- Medicine (1996) ... Clay Mosby
- When She Was Good (1996) ... Clay Mosby
 1996 Townies (TV Series)
Scott
- Christmas (1996) ... Scott
- Thanksgiving (1996) ... Scott
- Adventures of Rebound Girl (1996) ... Scott
 1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Boyd Merrick
- An Explosive Murder (1996) ... Boyd Merrick
 1996 Highlander (TV Series)
Matthew McCormick
- Manhunt (1996) ... Matthew McCormick
 1996 Night Visitors (TV Movie)
Andy Robinson
 1994-1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series (TV Mini Series)
Col. Francis Clay Mosby
- Traveller (1995) ... Col. Francis Clay Mosby
- The List (1995) ... Col. Francis Clay Mosby
- Snowbound (1995) ... Col. Francis Clay Mosby
- Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (1995) ... Col. Francis Clay Mosby
- Ties That Bind (1995) ... Col. Francis Clay Mosby
 1994 The Man Who Wouldn't Die (TV Movie)
Jack Sullivan
 1994 Island City (TV Movie)
Greg 23
 1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Michael O'Hara
- Ladies Night Out (1993) ... Michael O'Hara
 1993 Cobra (TV Series)
Blake Devaroe
- I'd Die for You (1993) ... Blake Devaroe
 1993 Double, Double Toil and Trouble (TV Movie)
Don Farmer
 1992-1993 The Commish (TV Series)
Danny Nolan / Ted Eckels
- The Ides of March (1993) ... Danny Nolan
- Video Vigilante (1992) ... Ted Eckels
 1993 Miracle on Interstate 880 (TV Movie)
Tony
 1993 Family of Strangers (TV Movie)
Sam
 1992-1993 Street Justice (TV Series)
Detective Eric Rothman / Off. / Det. Eric Rothman
- Black or Blue (1993) ... Detective Eric Rothman
- Remember Me (1993) ... Detective Eric Rothman
- Angel of Death (1992) ... Detective Eric Rothman
- Innocent Blood (1992) ... Detective Eric Rothman
- Back from the Dead Again (1992) ... Detective Eric Rothman
 1993 Relentless: Mind of a Killer (TV Movie)
Stu Feltzer
 1992 Neon Rider (TV Series)
Derek
- A Perfect 10 (1992) ... Derek
 1992 Call of the Wild (TV Movie)
Hal
 1992 The Hat Squad (TV Series)
- Ten (1992)
 1992 Giant Steps
Jack Sims
 1992 Return to the Lost World
Edward Malone
 1992 The Lost World
Edward Malone
 1990-1991 E.N.G. (TV Series)
Consultant / Marketing Rep
- Lest You Be Judged (1991) ... Consultant
- Bones (1990) ... Marketing Rep
 1991 Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop (TV Series)
David Baxter
- The Fugitive (1991) ... David Baxter
 1990-1991 Street Legal (TV Series)
Barry Taylor / Cal
- On Women and Independence (1991) ... Barry Taylor
- Divine Image (1990) ... Cal
 1988 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Balthasar
 1987 Hangin' In (TV Series)
Jody
- Li'l Devil (1987) ... Jody
 1986 The Boys from Syracuse (TV Special)
Tailor's Apprentice
 1986 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
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Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (135 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Other Works:

(1988-89) Stage: Appeared (as "Hotspur") in "Falstaff" by William Shakespeare. Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. See more »

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Janet Holden  (1 child)

Children:

Finnigan Holden McCormack

Parents:

Keith McCormack | Doris McCormack

Relatives:

Ellen McCormack (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

I think most actors go into the business thinking: "I can play everything. Why can't I play a black woman? Just give me a chance." Then you grow up and realize it's probably better that they cast an actual black woman. As I got older, I realized that my life experience, what I really had, was always going to be more valuable than what I pretended to have. Before Will & Grace (1998) started, I... See more »

Trivia:

Supporter of same-sex marriage and attended a march in Fresno, California on May 30, 2009. See more »

Nickname:

E Mack

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