Tom Cavanagh



  • Birth Name: Thomas Cavanagh
  • Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/26/1968, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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Tom Cavanagh Fast Facts:
  • Spent part of his childhood in a Ghana fishing village, where his parents helped build an education system.
  • Earned three degrees, in English, biology and education, from Queens University; worked as a teacher before his acting career took off.
  • Won a 2001 TV GUIDE Award for Actor of the Year in a New Series for Ed.
  • Bearing a striking resemblance to actor Zach Braff, he played his older brother in a recurring role on Scrubs.
  • In 2008, played a professor in an off-Broadway production of the play Some Americans Abroad.
  • Starred as a detective in The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008), Lifetime's first original miniseries.
  • In 2009, paired with Eric McCormack to headline TNT's short-lived drama series Trust Me.
  • Tom Cavanagh Relationships:
  • Maureen Grise - Wife
  • Alice Ann Cavanagh - Daughter
  • Rosemary Cavanagh - Mother
  • Thomas Cavanagh Sr. - Father
  • Thomas Patrick Cavanagh - Son
  • James Joseph Cavanagh - Son
  • Tom Cavanagh Awards:
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • College:
  • Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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