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Also Known As: Thomas Cavanagh Died:
Born: October 26, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, CA Profession: actor

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A dark-haired, energetic Canadian import with an amiable natural charm, Tom Cavanagh worked extensively in both American and Canadian productions filmed in his native country. Guest roles on Canadian series led to turns in TV-movies, and after the unaired pilot "The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye" (Fox, 1998), Cavanagh landed a memorable recurring role on the NBC hit series "Providence" during the 1999-2000 season, then segued smoothly into the title role in the network's acclaimed "Ed" in the fall of 2000.

A dark-haired, energetic Canadian import with an amiable natural charm, Tom Cavanagh worked extensively in both American and Canadian productions filmed in his native country. Guest roles on Canadian series led to turns in TV-movies, and after the unaired pilot "The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye" (Fox, 1998), Cavanagh landed a memorable recurring role on the NBC hit series "Providence" during the 1999-2000 season, then segued smoothly into the title role in the network's acclaimed "Ed" in the fall of 2000.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 400 Days (2015)
2.
 Lucky Duck (2014)
3.
 Killer Among Us (2012)
4.
5.
 Yogi Bear (2010)
6.
7.
 Cake Eaters (2007)
8.
 Sublime (2007)
10.
 Two Weeks (2006)
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Between ages of five and eight, lived with family in Ghana, where parents served as teachers
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At age eight, returned to Canada with family
1989:
Made Broadway debut in the musical revival of "Shenandoah"
1991:
Was a regular on the independently produced Canadian series "No Place Like Home"
1991:
Had early feature credit in the Canadian independent film "White Light"
1993:
Had early US TV credit on an episode of the NBC anthology drama "Secret Service"
1995:
Had a cameo in the Canadian family adventure feature "Magic in the Water"
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Starred in a series of Canadian beer ads
1995:
Was a regular on the Canadian TV series "Jake and the Kid" (CBC)
1997:
Featured in the Canadian film "Honeymoon"
1999:
Played a supporting role in the Canadian comedy film "Something More"
1999:
Had a recurring role on "Providence" (NBC) as Doug Boyce, a man nicknamed Dog Boy because he believes he is a dog
2000:
Starred on the breakout hit comedy-drama "Ed" (NBC) as a New York City lawyer who moves back to his small hometown for a fresh start
2002:
Guest-starred as as J.D.'s (Zach Braff) brother in the NBC comedy "Scrubs"
2006:
Cast as Billy┬┐s dad in the family comedy "How to Eat Fried Worms"
2006:
Played one of four siblings who returns home to say goodbye to their sick mother in "Two Weeks"
2007:
Appeared opposite Heather Graham in the indie feature "Gray Matters"
2009:
Co-starred with Eric McCormack as admen in the TNT drama "Trust Me"
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Education

Queens University: -

Notes

"I've learned over the years to trust my instincts. When it comes right down to it, that's really all you can do. Ultimately, the way I've negotiated Los Angeles is to just always go with my gut. That's the only way to go.

"Once you've done this for a while, you're a little less impressed with all the balloons and whistles, and you're really ready to just act. And I love to act." --Tom Cavanagh to The Toronto Star, July 9, 2000.

Cavanagh on "Ed": "I love that this [show] is about second chances. I think a lot of people, me included, can't help but relate." --quoted in TV Guide, October 14-20, 2000.

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companion:
Paula Cale. Actor. Co-starred on "Providence"; dated c. 2000; no longer together.
wife:
Maureen Grise. Photo editor. Met in 2002 on a New York City basketball court; married July 31, 2004 in Nantucket.

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father:
Tom Cavanagh. Educator. Taught modern educational methods to local teachers in Ghana, Africa.
mother:
Rosemary Cavanagh. Educator. Taught local villagers in Ghana, Africa.

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