Tom Amandes

  • Birth Place: Richmond, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Is the sixth of 11 siblings.
  • Began acting in school plays and at home with his siblings while growing up.
  • Was an ensemble member of Chicago's Body Politic Theatre in the early 1980s and appeared in stage productions that included Translations, The Playboy of the Western World and Falstaff & Hal.
  • Performed in productions of What the Butler Saw, Candida and The Mystery Cycle at the Court Theatre in Chicago.
  • Made a transition from on-stage roles to television after moving to Los Angeles in the early 1990s.
  • Was announcer and head writer for the NPR show The Flea Market.
  • Originated the role of Dixon McDaniels in the Victory Gardens Theater's production of Cynical Weathers in 2007.
  • Honored with DePaul University's Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2011.


  • Ben Amandes — Son
  • Eileen — Sister
  • Grace — Sister
  • Meg — Daughter
  • Jamie O'Reilly — Ex-wife
  • Gerry Amandes — Brother
  • Louise — Sister
  • Nancy Everhard — Wife
  • Nia — Daughter
  • Mary — Sister
  • Peggy — Sister
  • John Amandes — Brother
  • Lorraine — Sister
  • Vince Amandes — Brother
  • Paul Amandes — Brother


  • DePaul University, Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, Illinois, United States (1981)

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