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Also Known As: Thomas J Mccarthy, Thomas Mccarthy, Thomas Joseph Mccarthy Died:
Born: January 30, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Jersey, USA Profession: actor

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Though actor Tom McCarthy began his career performing in front of the camera on notable features and television shows, he furthered his artistic ambitions as the director of acclaimed independent films like "The Station Agent" (2003) and "The Visitor" (2008), both of which earned considerable critical acclaim and award recognition. Prior to his turn to directing, McCarthy made a name for himself on stage, forming a noted comedy improv troupe in college before exploring the depths of Shakespeare in several productions. After cutting his teeth guest-starring on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990- ), "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), "Alley McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) and "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004), McCarthy had a memorable, but short-lived regular series role on "Boston Public" (Fox, 2000-04). But it was his first film, "The Station Agent," which starred the 4'5" actor Peter Dinklage, that propelled McCarthy's status, especially after the film was nominated for a number of critics and festival awards. By the time he directed his second film, "The Visitor," which earned equal amounts of critical praise and award nominations, McCarthy was well on his way to developing a reputation as a versatile and talented...

Though actor Tom McCarthy began his career performing in front of the camera on notable features and television shows, he furthered his artistic ambitions as the director of acclaimed independent films like "The Station Agent" (2003) and "The Visitor" (2008), both of which earned considerable critical acclaim and award recognition. Prior to his turn to directing, McCarthy made a name for himself on stage, forming a noted comedy improv troupe in college before exploring the depths of Shakespeare in several productions. After cutting his teeth guest-starring on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990- ), "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), "Alley McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) and "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004), McCarthy had a memorable, but short-lived regular series role on "Boston Public" (Fox, 2000-04). But it was his first film, "The Station Agent," which starred the 4'5" actor Peter Dinklage, that propelled McCarthy's status, especially after the film was nominated for a number of critics and festival awards. By the time he directed his second film, "The Visitor," which earned equal amounts of critical praise and award nominations, McCarthy was well on his way to developing a reputation as a versatile and talented artist.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Spotlight (2015)
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  Win Win (2011)
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  Station Agent, The (2003) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Fair Game (2010)
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 Little Fockers (2010)
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 Mammoth (2009)
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 Duplicity (2009)
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 2012 (2009)
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 Baby Mama (2008)
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 Michael Clayton (2007)
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 Year of the Dog (2007)
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Milestones close milestones

1998:
First sitcom appearance, a bit part on ABC's "Spin City"
2000:
Had a small role in "Meet the Parents" opposite Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller
2000:
Cast as coach Kevin Riley in the FOX drama, "Boston Public"
2001:
Had featured role in the Broadway revival of "Noises Off"
2002:
Directorial debut (also scripted), "The Station Agent"
2004:
Played an FBI agent opposite Matthew Broderick in the comedy "The Last Shot"
2005:
Starred in the George Clooney-directed "Goodnight, and Good Luck"
2006:
Played an Editor in Steven Zaillian's "All the Kings Men"
2006:
Cast in Clint Eastwood's WWII drama, "Flags of Our Fathers"
2007:
Cast in Mike White's "Year of the Dog" starring Molly Shannon
2008:
Helmed second feature, "The Visitor"; earned a nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Director
2008:
Had a recurring role on HBO's "The Wire" as Scott Templeton
2009:
Co-starred with Amanda Peet in Roland Emmerich's disaster film, "2012"
2009:
Had a small role as the principle in Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones"
2009:
Contributed to the story for the animated feature, "Up"; nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay
2011:
Directed the sports themed drama, "Win Win" starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan
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Education

New Providence High School: New Providence , New Jersey -
Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut -
Boston College: Boston , Massachusetts - 1988

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