Tom Cavanagh was born on October 26, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His father was a high school principal and his mother was a homemaker. He has three brothers and one sister. Cavanagh was educated at St. Patrick’s High School in Ottawa and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he received a degree in English literature.
Cavanagh began his acting career in the early 1990s with guest roles on various television series such as Street Legal and Forever Knight. He made his film debut in the 1994 comedy Camping sauvage. In 1998, he landed his breakout role as Ed Stevens on the NBC comedy series Ed. The show ran for four seasons and earned Cavanagh a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2002.
After Ed ended, Cavanagh starred in a number of short-lived television series such as Love Monkey and Scrubs. He also had recurring roles on Eli Stone and Royal Pains. In recent years, he has appeared in the films The Vow (2012) and Delivery Man (2013).
Tom Cavanagh has a net worth of $5 million. His salary on Ed was $100,000 per episode. He also earned significant income from his roles on Love Monkey and Scrubs.
$3 million, $3 million
Date Of Birth
October 26, 1963, October 26, 1963
January 6, 2011, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, January 6, 2011, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1.82 m, 1.82 m
Screenwriter, Film Score Composer, Television producer, Presenter, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Score Composer, Television producer, Presenter, Actor
Queen's University, Queen's University
Maureen Grise, Maureen Grise
Alice Ann Cavanagh, James Joseph Cavanagh, Thomas Cavanagh, Jr., Alice Ann Cavanagh, James Joseph Cavanagh, Thomas Cavanagh, Jr.
Rosemary Cavanagh, Thomas Cavanagh Sr., Rosemary Cavanagh, Thomas Cavanagh Sr.
Teen 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...
Yogi 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...
Royal 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
It's nice to have people interested about a show that you're involved in. It's what actors want.
For 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.
A woman who's light on her feet is always going to make the guy on her arm look better.
Any movie that gets made and ends up in a position where people are coming to talk about it, it's not a small thing.
I 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.
I'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.
Tom and Maureen have four children (two girls and two boys) as of June 2016: Alice, Thomas, James, and Katie.
He and Maureen welcomed their fourth child, daughter Katie Cavanagh. Date of birth unknown.
He is afraid of snakes.
He 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.
He 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.
In 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).
He's a Montreal Canadiens fan.
Doing voice-over ads for L.L. Bean. [September 2004]
Filming "Trust Me" with Eric McCormack for the TNT Network. 
Second son, James Joseph, born August 5, 2009. He weighed 7.8 lbs.
He's bilingual (English and French).
He has 3 sisters. One lives in London, UK the other 2 in Canada.
Welcomed second child, son Thomas Cavanagh, Jr., on June 29, 2007.
He and Maureen welcomed their first child, daughter Alice Ann, on February 10, 2006.
Wife Maureen Grise was the photo editor of Sports Illustrated for twenty years.
Was married in Nantucket, Massachusetts
His 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.
Starred 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."
His brother is a crown attorney in Ottawa, Ontario.
Played on the international team for the NBA 2002 All Star Weekend's 3 on 3 Tournament.
Played on the basketball team at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
Graduated from Queens University in Ontario, with 3 degrees - in English, biology and education.