Known for movies

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
FactPlayed on the basketball team at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

Tom Cavanagh is a Canadian actor best known for his starring role on the television series Ed.

Early Life

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).

Net Worth

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.

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


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.


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 / Signs
1Clear blue eyes


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.


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.




Offer and Compromise2016completedHenry Warner
The Flash2014-2017TV SeriesDr. Harrison Wells Reverse-Flash
Van Helsing2016TV SeriesMicah
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
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
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


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


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


Ed2003-2004TV Series 3 episodes


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


Once Upon a Time in New York2004
Face for Radio2003Short


The Death and Resurrection Show2013Documentary research


See Grace Fly2003a special thank you to


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
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

Eli Stone2008TV SeriesJeremy Stone
The Outer Limits1997TV SeriesCarl Toman


Won Awards

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

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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