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Short Info

Net Worth$3 million, $3 million
Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1963, October 26, 1963
DiedJanuary 6, 2011, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, January 6, 2011, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
SpouseMaureen Grise, Maureen Grise
MarkClear blue eyes
FactGraduated from Queens University in Ontario, with 3 degrees - in English, biology and education.


Who is Tom Cavanagh?

Thomas Patrick ‘Tom’ Cavanagh was born on 26 October 1963 under the sign of Scorpio, in Ottawa, Ontario Canada, of Irish descent. He is a 56-year-old actor, producer, director and writer, probably still best recognized for starring in the role of Ed Stevens in the NBC comedy-drama series “Ed” (2000-2004), playing Conner in the TNT drama series “Trust Me” (2009), and featuring as Dr. Harrison Wells in The CW superhero series “The Flash” (2014-2020).

How rich is he, as of now? Tom Cavanagh Net Worth

As of mid-2020, Tom Cavanagh’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million, earned through his successful involvement in the film industry. He’s worked on more than 85 TV and film titles since his career started back in 1990.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity

Tom Cavanagh spent his early years in his hometown of Ottawa, until his family moved to Winneba, Ghana, where his parents, Rosemary and Thomas Cavanagh Sr., worked as teachers. He was raised in a Roman Catholic family with three sisters and a brother. As a teenager, Tom moved with his family to Lennoxville, Quebec, where he attended high school.

Educational Background

Tom went to the Séminaire de Sherbrooke, a French-speaking school; while there, he was a basketball player for the Baron. Upon matriculation, Tom attended Champlain College at the CEGEP level, after which he enrolled into Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario. There, he played both basketball and ice hockey, but side by side, Tom became interested in acting.

He obtained his three degrees in Biology, Education, and English in 1987. He speaks English and French fluently.

Career Beginnings

Tom Cavanagh made his debut television appearance in Gary Nelson’s 1990 made-for-TV film “Whip Valentine”, and soon after made his film debut as Ella’s secretary in the 1991 action drama “White Light”. In 1993, Tom landed the role of a rookie cop in the made-for-TV comedy crime mystery “Sherlock Holmes Returns”, directed by Kenneth Johnson, and played Marco in the made-for-TV drama “Other Women’s Children”. Thereafter, Tom featured as Ron in the drama “Dangerous Intentions”, portrayed Andy Neiman in the made-for-TV drama mystery “A Vow To Kill”, and played Bowlan in the mystery thriller “Midnight Heat”, all in 1995.

Tom Cavanagh

He also guest-starred in such TV series as “Secret Service”, “Madison”, and “Hawkeye”, among many others.

More Serious Roles

In 1996, Tom landed such roles as Joey in David Mitchell’s action crime thriller “Mask Of Death”, Levesh in the made-for-TV comedy thriller “Bloodhounds II”, and Tim Jonas in the thriller “Profile For Murder”. He then featured as Jamie in the romantic comedy-drama “Honeymoon” and played Frank in Linda Yellen’s made-for-TV drama “Northern Lights”, both in 1997. Tom’s big break came in the following year, when he joined the cast of the family drama TV series “Jake And The Kid”, in which he portrayed Paul Krause from 1998 to 1999. He then played Harry in the romantic comedy-drama “Something More” and featured as Patrick Birmingham in the made-for-TV drama “Anya’s Bell”, both in 1999.

Between 1999 and 2000, Tom was cast in the recurring role of Doug Boyce in the NBC medical drama series “Providence”.

Rise to Fame

In 2000, Tom joined the main cast of the comedy-drama series “Ed”, created by Jon Beckerman and Rob Burnett. The title role of Ed Stevens gained him recognition as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical. The series was broadcast on NBC until 2004, but meantime in 2002, Tom featured as Val Duncan in Guy Ferland’s made-for-TV crime thriller drama “Bang Bang You’re Dead”, for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special.

It was followed by his portrayals of Simpson in the made-for-TV drama thriller “Heart Of The Storm”, and of Nick Snowden in the made-for-TV family comedy “Snow” both in 2004. Thereafter he played Mal Downey in the 2005 romantic comedy “Alchemy”.

Continued Success

In 2006, Tom starred in such roles as Mitch Forrester in the black comedy “How To Eat Fried Worms”, Barry Bergman in the comedy-drama “Two Weeks”, and Sam Baldwin in the romantic comedy “Gray Matters”. In the same year, he was cast as Tom Farrell in the CBS comedy-drama series “Love Monkey”. It was followed by his portrayals of Lloyd in the independent drama “The Cake Eaters” and Eric McNally       in the comedy “Breakfast With Scot”, both in 2007.

Thereafter, he featured as Dave Reichert in the Lifetime Movie Network two-part mini-series “The Capture Of The Green River Killer” (2008), after which he appeared in the recurring role of Jeremy Stone in the ABC legal comedy-drama series “Eli Stone” (2008-2009), and portrayed Conner in the TNT drama series “Trust Me” (2009). At the same time, he produced, directed and starred as Eskimo in the short sports drama “Money Game” in 2008. By the end of the decade, Tom also starred as Slim in the 2009 made-for-TV family film “Christmas Dreams”, Ranger John Smith in the 2010 comedy “Yogi Bear”, and the title role in the 2010 made-for-TV drama “Edgar Floats”.

Worldwide Recognition

After landing the role of Charles Johnson in the made-for-TV romantic comedy “Trading Christmas” in 2011, Tom featured as Jack O’Malley in the USA Network comedy-drama series “Royal Pains” from 2011 to 2012. Afterwards, he played Nick Carleton in Bradley Walsh’s 2012 made-for-TV crime thriller “A Killer Among Us”, featured as Ron Spencer in the 2013 comedy “The Bird Men”, and portrayed Mr. Drago in the 2014 adventure “The Games Maker”. In 2014, he appeared as Kingston Tanner in the Fox crime thriller series “The Following”, and then joined the cast of the superhero series “The Flash”, which has been aired on The CW ever since, in which he portrays Dr. Harrison Wells and Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash, and which earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice TV Villain.

He would later reprise the roles in such TV series as “DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow”, “Arrow”, and “Batwoman”, among others.

Other Major Roles

In 2015, Tom starred as Zell in the sci-fi film “400 Days”. His next significant role came two years later, when he landed the role of Miles Strasberg in “Darrow & Darrow”, which is the first installment of the “Darrow & Darrow” film series. He would later reprise the role in its sequels, “Darrow & Darrow 2” and “Darrow & Darrow: Body Of Evidence” both in 2018, and “Witness To Murder: A Darrow Mystery” and “Darrow & Darrow 4: Burden Of Proof” both in 2019.

Besides that, he wrote, produced, directed and starred as Tom in the 2018 short comedy “Tom And Grant”, and then featured as Henry Warner in the 2019 comedy-drama “Love & Debt”. Most recently, he played Pastor Spencer in the 2020 musical drama “Be The Light”, directed by Malcolm Goodwin.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Tom Cavanagh has short dark brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while he weighs around 170lbs (77kgs).

Personal Life: Wife and Children

Tom Cavanagh is a married man; his wife is Maureen Grise, with whom he tied the knot at a Catholic wedding ceremony held on 31 July 2004, in Nantucket, Massachusetts. She is an image editor for the magazine ‘Sports Illustrated’.

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They are the parents of four children; Maureen gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Alice Ann on 10 February 2006, their second child named Thomas on 29 June 2007, another son they named James Joseph on 5 August 2009, and their youngest child is a daughter named Katie; her date of birth is unknown.

Charity

Tom Cavanagh is known for his philanthropy work. While he was living in Ghana, Tom suffered from malaria. He would later start to collaborate with the global campaign ‘Nothing But Nets’ which raise awareness and funds for fighting the spread of the disease. He even launched the annual celebrity basketball tournament ‘Cavanagh Classic’ in order to raise funds for the campaign in 2008. In the following year, Tom travelled to Rwanda as a part of the United Nations Foundation, to distribute mosquito nets.

General Info

Full NameTom Cavanagh
Net Worth$3 million, $3 million
Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1963, October 26, 1963
DiedJanuary 6, 2011, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, January 6, 2011, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Height1.82 m, 1.82 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film Score Composer, Television producer, Presenter, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Score Composer, Television producer, Presenter, Actor
EducationQueen's University, Queen's University
NationalityCanadian, Canadian

Family

SpouseMaureen Grise, Maureen Grise
ChildrenAlice Ann Cavanagh, James Joseph Cavanagh, Thomas Cavanagh, Jr., Alice Ann Cavanagh, James Joseph Cavanagh, Thomas Cavanagh, Jr.
ParentsRosemary Cavanagh, Thomas Cavanagh Sr., Rosemary Cavanagh, Thomas Cavanagh Sr.

Accomplishments

NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In A Chi...
MoviesYogi Bear, Trading Christmas, How to Eat Fried Worms, Gray Matters, Breakfast with Scot, 400 Days, Snow 2: Brain Freeze, The Games Maker, Snow, Bang Bang You're Dead, The Capture of the Green River Killer, The Cake Eaters, Mask of Death, The Birder, Magic in the Water, A Vow to Kill, Heart of the St...
TV ShowsRoyal Pains, Trust Me, Love Monkey, Ed, The Flash, Stories from the Vaults, Royal Pains, Trust Me, Love Monkey, Ed, The Flash, Stories from the Vaults

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Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Clear blue eyes

Quotes

#Quote
1It's nice to have people interested about a show that you're involved in. It's what actors want.
2For 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.
3A woman who's light on her feet is always going to make the guy on her arm look better.
4Any movie that gets made and ends up in a position where people are coming to talk about it, it's not a small thing.
5I 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.
6I'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.

Facts

#Fact
1Tom and Maureen have four children (two girls and two boys) as of June 2016: Alice, Thomas, James, and Katie.
2He and Maureen welcomed their fourth child, daughter Katie Cavanagh. Date of birth unknown.
3He is afraid of snakes.
4He 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.
5He 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.
6In 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).
7He's a Montreal Canadiens fan.
8Doing voice-over ads for L.L. Bean. [September 2004]
9Filming "Trust Me" with Eric McCormack for the TNT Network. [2009]
10Second son, James Joseph, born August 5, 2009. He weighed 7.8 lbs.
11He's bilingual (English and French).
12He has 3 sisters. One lives in London, UK the other 2 in Canada.
13Welcomed second child, son Thomas Cavanagh, Jr., on June 29, 2007.
14He and Maureen welcomed their first child, daughter Alice Ann, on February 10, 2006.
15Wife Maureen Grise was the photo editor of Sports Illustrated for twenty years.
16Was married in Nantucket, Massachusetts
17His 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.
18Starred 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."
19His brother is a crown attorney in Ottawa, Ontario.
20Played on the international team for the NBA 2002 All Star Weekend's 3 on 3 Tournament.
21Played on the basketball team at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
22Graduated from Queens University in Ontario, with 3 degrees - in English, biology and education.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Offer and Compromise2016completedHenry Warner
The Flash2014-2017TV SeriesDr. Harrison Wells Reverse-Flash
Van Helsing2016TV SeriesMicah
Sidekick2016ShortDarkman
Robot Chicken2015TV SeriesDr. Harrison Wells
400 Days2015Zell
Superhero Fight Club2015TV ShortReverse-Flash
The Games Maker2014Mr. Drago
Undateable2014TV SeriesFrank
Lucky Duck2014TV MovieSnap (voice)
The Following2014TV SeriesKingston Tanner
Blue Bloods2013TV SeriesMickey
The Goldbergs2013TV SeriesCharles Kremp
The Bird Men2013Ron Spencer
Doc McStuffins2013TV SeriesBig Jack
A Killer Among Us2012TV MovieNick Carleton
Royal Pains2011-2012TV SeriesJack O'Malley
Trading Christmas2011TV MovieCharles Johnson
Edgar Floats2010TV MovieEdgar Floats
Yogi Bear2010Ranger Smith
Yogi Bear2010Video GameRanger Smith (voice)
Christmas Dreams2009TV MovieSlim
Scrubs2002-2009TV SeriesDan Dorian
Trust Me2009TV SeriesConner
Eli Stone2008-2009TV SeriesJeremy Stone
Snow 2: Brain Freeze2008TV MovieNick Snowden
The Capture of the Green River Killer2008TV Mini-SeriesDave Reichert
Breakfast with Scot2007Eric McNally
The Cake Eaters2007Lloyd
Sublime2007VideoGeorge
My Ex Life2006TV MovieNick (as Tom Cavanaugh)
Gray Matters2006/ISam Baldwin
Two Weeks2006Barry Bergman
How to Eat Fried Worms2006Dad
Love Monkey2006TV SeriesTom Farrell
Alchemy2005/IMal Downey
Snow2004TV MovieNick Snowden
Jack & Bobby2004TV SeriesJimmy McCallister
Heart of the Storm2004TV MovieSimpson
Ed2000-2004TV SeriesEd Stevens
Bang Bang You're Dead2002Val Duncan
Providence1999-2000TV SeriesDoug Boyce
Sports Night1999-2000TV SeriesHoward
Anya's Bell1999TV MoviePatrick Birmingham
Oh, Grow Up1999TV SeriesBruce
Something More1999Harry
The Outer Limits1995-1999TV SeriesVance Ridout / Carl Toman
Eyes of a Cowboy1998TV SeriesLonesome Cooper
The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye1998TV MovieJackie Frye
Twisteeria1998TV MovieLive action character
Mentors1998TV SeriesLewis Carroll
Viper1998TV SeriesCharles Bennett
Cold Squad1998TV SeriesSpencer Taggart
Honeymoon1997Jamie
Northern Lights1997TV MovieFrank
The Sentinel1997TV SeriesBill Collins
Profile for Murder1996Tim Jonas
Bloodhounds II1996TV MovieLevesh
Mask of Death1996Joey
Jake and the Kid1995TV Series
Midnight Heat1995Bowlan
Magic in the Water1995Simon, Patient #1
Hawkeye1995TV SeriesCorporal Charles Sykes
A Vow to Kill1995TV MovieAndy Neiman
Dangerous Intentions1995Ron
Madison1995TV SeriesJesus
Street Legal1994TV SeriesDr. Peter Shenfield
Other Women's Children1993TV MovieMarco
Sherlock Holmes Returns1993TV MovieRookie Cop
Beyond Reality1993TV Series
Secret Service1992TV SeriesCharlie
White Light1991Ella's Secretary

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Monkey2006TV Series producer - 2 episodes
Ed2002-2004TV Series producer - 37 episodes
You're On!1998TV Series segment producer - 1 episode

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucky Duck2014TV Movie performer: "Friends Will See You Through"
Yogi Bear2010performer: "Rachel's Song" / writer: "Rachel's Song"
Scrubs2004TV Series performer - 1 episode

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ed2003-2004TV Series 3 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Clowning Around1992as Tom Cavanaugh
What Would You Do?1991TV Series 1 episode

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once Upon a Time in New York2004
Face for Radio2003Short

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Death and Resurrection Show2013Documentary research

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
See Grace Fly2003a special thank you to

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Fastest Man Alive2015ShortHimself
The IMDb Studio2015TV Series shortHimself
Extra2014TV SeriesHimself - The Flash
DC Comics Night at Comic-Con 2014 Presenting Gotham, the Flash, Constantine and Arrow2014Video shortHimself - Harrison Wells
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2014TV SeriesHimself
2011 3D Creative Arts Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Host
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHimself
Life After2009TV SeriesHimself
Stories from the Vaults2007-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHimself
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Two Weeks: Learning to Live through Dying2007Video shortHimself
2007 NHL Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2007TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
Pittsburgh2006Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
Canada A.M.2006TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2000-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arrogant Worms: Three Worms and an Orchestra2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2001TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001TV SeriesHimself
3rd Annual TV Guide Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eli Stone2008TV SeriesJeremy Stone
The Outer Limits1997TV SeriesCarl Toman

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Guest ActorScrubs (2001)
2001Family Television AwardFamily Television AwardsActorEd (2000)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a New Comedy SeriesEd (2000)
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsActor of the Year in a New SeriesEd (2000)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV VillainThe Flash (2014)
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActorJack & Bobby (2004)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SpecialBang Bang You're Dead (2002)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesScrubs (2001)
2002Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalEd (2000)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesEd (2000)
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalEd (2000)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesEd (2000)
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsBreakout Star of the YearEd (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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