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Tom Amandes Biography

Birth Place:
Richmond, Illinois, United States

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


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