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Tom Cavanagh

Tom Cavanagh is best known to television viewers as the popular star of NBC's critically acclaimed series Ed, for which he also served as producer. He recently finished playing the starring role in the off-Broadway production of the play Some Americans Abroad. And he just completed his second year as host of the series Inside the Vault, in which he takes viewers inside the hidden treasures of the Smithsonian.

In addition to TRUST ME, Cavanagh can currently be seen in two other television series: Scrubs, in which he plays the slacker brother of Zach Braff's character, and Eli Stone, which features him in the recurring rule of Mr. Stone. His other television credits include Love Monkey, which he starred in and produced for CBS; the critically acclaimed Jack & Bobby; Snow; and the Lifetime movie The Capture of the Green River Killer, which ranked as the network's highest rated program ever. He also earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for his work in Bang Bang, You're Dead for Showtime.

On the big screen, Cavanagh co-stars in the recently released, critically acclaimed comedy-drama Breakfast with Scot. He has also starred in Sublime, Two Weeks, How to Eat Fried Worms and Gray Matters, as well as the film festival favorites Alchemy and Heart of the Storm.

Cavanagh's stage credits include a starring in the hit Broadway musical Urinetown. He also co-starred in the Broadway revival Shenandoah and has appeared in such stage productions as Grease, in which he played the role of Danny; A Chorus Line; Cabaret; and Brighton Beach Memoirs.

In addition to acting, Cavanagh is an accomplished director, having helmed several episodes of Ed and a recent film about playground basketball in New York City.

A native of Ottawa, Canada, Cavanagh enjoyed a unique childhood that included living for a time in a small village in Ghana, where his father set up and education program to train local teachers. He later attended Queens College in Ontario, where he pursued his growing interest in theatre and music and became a top-notch athlete, playing varsity hockey and basketball.

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Tom Cavanagh Facts

BirthdayOctober 26, 1963 (59)
BirthplaceOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Tom Cavanagh compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Sherlock Holmes & The Woman In Green
Dangerous Intentions
The Cake Eaters
Yogi Bear
How to Eat Fried Worms
400 Days
The Darkness and the Light
Trading Christmas
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