A native New Yorker born and raised in Albany, McCaffrey attended the University of New Haven, where he studied Fine Arts. He began acting in Boston, receiving rave reviews in a controversial stage production of Electra: A Central American Tragedy (Orestes). Upon moving to NYC, he became a proud member of The Actors Studio, studying and working in several productions. McCaffrey started his own theatre company, The Workhouse Theatre in Tribeca. Off-Broadway productions include The Scape, The Florentine, Lovers & Madmen, In Ten Cities and Gross Points with Alec Baldwin
McCaffrey's television credits include the lead in NBC's Viper and Swift Justice for Dick Wolf Productions and guest appearances on Civil Wars, New York Undercover, Law And Order: SVU, Law And Order: Criminal Intent and Hack. Most recently, McCaffrey appeared for several seasons on the FX series Rescue Me and the ABC Family Series Beautiful People. He also starred in two movies of the week, Telling Secrets and Switched At Birth with Rosanna Arquette.
Notable film roles include The Truth About Cats And Dogs opposite Uma Thurman, Hotel Shanghai, American Splendor, The Tic Code, Distress, Spike Lee's She Hate Me, and Hide & Seek.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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