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For other people named Tom Cavanagh, see Tom Cavanagh (disambiguation). Thomas Patrick "Tom" Cavanagh (born October 26, 1963) is a Canadian actor best known for a variety of roles on American television, including starring roles in Ed (2000-2004), Love Monkey (2006) and Trust Me (2009). He has also appeared on the series Providence, Scrubs and currently appears on The Flash with his dual role as Dr. Harrison Wells and Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash. Early life: Cavanagh was born in Ottawa, Ontario to a Roman Catholic family of Irish descent. Cavanagh moved with his family to Winneba, a small city in Ghana. In his teens, the family moved to Lennoxville, Quebec where he started high school. He attended the Séminaire de Sherbrooke, where he studied in French and played basketball for the Barons. He later studied at Champlain College in Lennoxville at the CEGEP level. While attending Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, he became interested in theatre and music and played ice hockey and varsity basketball. He graduated with degrees in English and biology. Career: Commercial credits: Cavanagh was an actor in his native Canada for many years on television dramas such as Jake and the Kid in the late 1990s, and television commercials, appearing for Labatt in the 1990s and more recently for CIBC. Broadway roles: In 1989, he was cast in the Broadway revival of Shenandoah. Other stage credits include productions of A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Urinetown and Grease. He appeared in the 2008 production of Some Americans Abroad at Second Stage Theatre in New York City. American television: After gaining notice for his recurring role as Dog Boy in the NBC television program Providence, Cavanagh was cast as the protagonist and title character in the NBC program Ed. Cavanagh received a Golden Globe nomination and a TV Guide Award for his work on Ed, which ran for four seasons beginning in October 2000 and concluding in February 2004. Cavanagh first guest starred on the sitcom Scrubs in 2002 ("My Big Brother") where he was cast as Dan Dorian, the brother of lead character J.D. (Zach Braff), because of his resemblance to Braff. He returned for one episode in 2003 ("My Brother, Where Art Thou?"), for a two-episode arc in 2004 ("My Cake" and "My Common Enemy"), for one episode in April 2006 ("My New Suit") and then on November 8, 2007 ("My Inconvenient Truth"). He took the role for one last time in Braff's final episode as a series regular, the eighth season finale ("My Finale"). In 2005, Cavanagh filmed a pilot, Love Monkey, with Jason Priestley, Judy Greer and Larenz Tate. The show was selected by CBS as a midseason replacement and debuted on January 17, 2006. Love Monkey was given an eight-episode order, but only three aired on CBS before the show was placed on indefinite hiatus due to low ratings. VH1 bought all eight episodes and played them in their entirety in the spring of 2006. In 2009 and 2010, the Universal HD cable network aired the series. He starred in the Lifetime Movie Network television miniseries The Capture Of The Green River Killer in which he portrayed King County sheriff David Reichert. In March 2006, Cavanagh filmed My Ex-Life, a comedy pilot for CBS about a divorced couple who remain friends. The pilot featured Lost actress Cynthia Watros as his ex-wife. However, CBS did not select the show for its fall 2006 schedule. Cavanagh portrayed the lead role Nick Snowden (the heir to the Santa Claus identity) in the made-for-TV movie Snow in 2005, which is now shown annually on the Family Channel. In 2008, Cavanagh appeared in the short-lived ABC series, Eli Stone, playing the father of the title character. From January through April 2009, Cavanagh starred in the television drama Trust Me, co-starring Eric McCormack, which aired weekly on TNT until the network canceled it due to low ratings. Cavanagh hosted Stories from the Vaults on Smithsonian Networks from 2008 to 2009. He made a guest appearance in the mid-season premiere of the USA Network show Royal Pains as former professional golfer Jack O'Malley. In 2012, he appeared in the Lifetime television movie A Killer Among Us. Since October 2014, he has appeared on the CW show The Flash as Dr. Harrison Wells, the secret identity of the protagonist's arch-enemy the Reverse-Flash. Film: Cavanagh starred in the 2002 film Bang Bang You're Dead. Prior to Ed, Cavanagh's film appearances were mainly in supporting roles. After that series ended, he had his first starring role as an escaped convict in the thriller Heart of the Storm. In 2005, he starred in the romantic comedy Alchemy, opposite Sarah Chalke; in 2006, he appeared in another romantic comedy, Gray Matters. In 2006, Cavanagh began filming Breakfast with Scot, in which he plays a gay retired hockey player who becomes an adoptive father to a young boy. The film, released in 2007, drew attention as the first gay-themed film ever to win approval from a major league sports franchise to use its real name and logo; Cavanagh's character formerly played for the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 2007 he starred in the second installment of the direct-to-DVD Raw Feed horror film series from Warner Home Video, Sublime. He starred as Ranger Smith in the feature film Yogi Bear (2010). Podcast: Since 2010 Cavanagh has been co-host of the podcast Mike and Tom Eat Snacks, with his Ed castmate Michael Ian Black, on the Nerdist Podcast Network. Personal life: Cavanagh has an older brother who is a Crown Attorney and three sisters. One of his sisters teaches Religious Education (RE) and is a chaplain in Ontario; another is an autism specialist in Toronto, and a third sister is a London-based writer. Cavanagh married Maureen Grise, a photo editor for Sports Illustrated, July 31, 2004, in a Catholic ceremony on Nantucket, Massachusetts. The couple have a daughter and two sons. Cavanagh ran the 2006 New York City Marathon. In summer 2008 he founded the Cavanagh Classic, an annual celebrity basketball tournament in Rucker Park in Harlem to raise money and awareness for Nothing But Nets. The charity's goal is to combat malaria by sending mosquito nets to families that need them. Cavanagh traveled to Rwanda on a March 2009 United Nations Foundation trip to distribute the nets and educate the recipients in their use. Filmography: Films Year Title Role Notes 1991 White Light Ella's Secretary 1993 Sherlock Holmes Returns Rookie Cop TV film 1993 Other Women's Children Marco TV film 1995 Dangerous Intentions Ron 1995 A Vow to Kill Jacey Jeffries TV film 1995 Magic in the Water Simon 1996 Mask of Death Joey 1996 Midnight Heat Bowlan 1996 Bloodhounds II Levesh TV film 1996 Profile for Murder Tim Jonas 1997 Northern Lights Frank TV Film 1997 Honeymoon Jamie 1998 Twisteeria Live Action Man TV Film 1998 The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye Jackie Frye TV Film 1999 Something More Harry 1999 Anya's Bell Patrick Birmingham TV Film 2002 Bang Bang You're Dead Val Duncan 2004 Heart of the Storm Simpson TV Film 2004 Snow Nick Snowden TV Film 2005 Alchemy Mal Downey 2006 How to Eat Fried Worms Mitch Forrester 2006 Two Weeks Barry Bergman 2006 My Ex Life Nick TV Film 2007 Sublime George Grieves 2007 The Cake Eaters Lloyd 2007 Breakfast with Scot Eric McNally 2008 The Capture of the Green River Killer Dave Reichert Miniseries 2008 Snow 2: Brain Freeze Nick Snowden TV Film 2009 Christmas Dreams Eli TV Film 2010 Yogi Bear Ranger John Smith 2010 Edgar Floats Edgar Floats TV Film 2011 Trading Christmas Charles Johnson TV Film 2012 A Killer Among Us Nick Carleton TV Film 2013 The Birder Ron Spencer 2014 Lucky Duck Snap TV Film, voice role 2014 The Games Maker Mr. Drago 2015 400 Days Zell Television Year Title Role Notes 1993 Secret Service Charlie 1 episode 1993 Beyond Reality 1 episode 1994 Street Legal Dr. Peter Shenfield 1 episode 1995 Madison Jesus 1 episode 1995;1999 The Outer Limits Carl Toman/Vance Ridout 2 episodes 1995 Hawkeye Corporal Charles Sykes 1 episode 1996 Jake and the Kid 1 episode 1997 The Sentinel Bill Collins 1 episode 1998 Cold Squad Spencer Taggart 1 episode 1998 Viper Charles Bennett 1 episode 1998 Eyes of a Cowboy Lonesome Cooper 1 episode 1999 Mentors Lewis Carroll 1 episode 1999-2000 Providence Doug Boyce 8 episodes 1999 Oh, Grow Up Bruce 1 episode 1999-2000 Sports Night Howard 2 episodes 2000-2004 Ed Ed Stevens Lead role, 83 episodes 2002-2009 Scrubs Dan Dorian 7 episodes 2004 Jack & Bobby Jimmy McAllister 2 episodes 2006 Love Monkey Tom Farrell Lead role, 8 episodes 2008-2009 Eli Stone Jeremy Stone 7 episodes 2009 Trust Me Conner Lead role, 13 episodes 2011-2012 Royal Pains Jack O'Malley 7 episodes 2013 Doc McStuffins Big Jack 1 episode, voice role 2013 The Goldbergs Charles Kremp 1 episode 2013 Blue Bloods Mickey 1 episode 2014 The Following Kingston Tanner 4 episodes 2014 Undateable Frank 1 episode 2014-present The Flash Eobard Thawne/Dr. Harrison Wells/Reverse-Flash Series Regular, 23 episodes

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