Eric McCormack Biography (1963-)

Born April 18, 1963, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; naturalized U.S. citizen, 2000; son of Keith (an oil company financial analyst) and Doris (a homemaker)McCormack; married Janet Holden (a director and fund-raiser), August, 1997; children: Finnigan Holden. Addresses: Agent: Endeavor Talent Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Hyler Management, 25 Sea Colony Dr., Santa Monica, CA 90405-5321.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
April 18, 1963
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Eric Rothman, Street Justice, syndicated, 1992-1993
  • Blake Devaroe, Cobra, syndicated, beginning 1993
  • Colonel Francis Clay Mosby, Lonesome Dove: The Series, syndicated,c. 1994-1995
  • Colonel Francis Clay Mosby, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, syndicated, beginning c. 1995
  • Scott, a recurring role, Townies, ABC, 1996
  • Will Truman, Will & Grace, NBC, 1998-
  • Movies
  • Don Farmer, Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, ABC, 1993
  • Hal, Call of the Wild, CBS, 1993
  • Sam, A Family of Strangers, CBS, 1993
  • Stu Feltzer, Relentless: Mind of a Killer, NBC, 1993
  • Tony, Miracle on Interstate 880 (also known as Miracle on I-880), NBC, 1993
  • Greg 23, Island City, syndicated, 1994
  • Bill (some sources cite Jack) Sullivan, The Man Who Wouldn't Die,ABC, 1995
  • Andy Robinson, Night Visitors, NBC, 1996
  • Sam Field, Borrowed Hearts (also known as Borrowed Hearts: A Holiday Romance), CBS, 1997
  • Timothy Bayer, Exception to the Rule (also known as Nach gefaehrlichen Regeln), HBO, 1997
  • Mel Ferrer, The Audrey Hepburn Story, ABC, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Pierce Peterson, A Will of Their Own, NBC, 1998
  • Specials
  • Tailor's apprentice, The Boys from Syracuse, 1986
  • Balthasar, Much Ado about Nothing, 1987
  • Himself, Rocky Horror: 25th Anniversary Special (also known as Rocky Horror 25: Anniversary Special), PBS, 2000
  • Himself, Inside TV Land: The Pitch, TV Land, 2001
  • Himself, NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002
  • Host, 20 Years of Must See TV, NBC, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999
  • Himself, The Stars Come Out: The GLAAD Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000
  • Presenter, The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2000
  • Host, My VH1 Music Awards '01, VH1, 2001
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001
  • The First Ten Awards: Tony 2001, PBS, 2001
  • The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 2002
  • Episodic
  • David Baxter, "The Fugitive," Katts and Dog (also known as RinTin Tin K-9 Cop), CTV and The Family Channel, 1990
  • "Bones," E.N.G., CTV and Lifetime, 1990
  • "Lest You Be Judged," E.N.G., CTV and Lifetime, 1990
  • Barry Taylor, "On Women and Independence," Street Legal, [Canada],1991
  • Ted Eckels, The Commish, ABC, 1991
  • Top Cops, CBS, 1991
  • Reg Flynn, The Hat Squad, CBS, 1992
  • "A Perfect 10," Neon Rider, CTV, 1992
  • Michael O'Hara, "Ladies Night Out," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1993
  • Officer Danny Nolan, "The Ides of March," The Commish, ABC, 1993
  • Boyd Merrick, "An Explosive Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996
  • Matthew McCormick, "Manhunt," Highlander, syndicated, 1996
  • Griffin, "Veronica's Brotherly Love," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1997
  • John Virgil, "Tempests," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1997
  • Kevin Kepler, "Being There," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998
  • Himself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Panelist, The List, VH1, 1999
  • Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2000
  • Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001 and 2002
  • Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 2002
  • Pilots
  • Jason Slade, Jenny, NBC, 1997
  • Film Appearances
  • Edward Malone, The Lost World, Worldvision Home Video, 1992
  • Edward Malone, Return to the Lost World, Worldvision Home Video, 1992
  • Jack Sims, Giant Steps, Monarch Home Video, 1992
  • Scott Hawkes, Holy Man, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Mark, Free Enterprise (also known as Trekkers), Regent Entertainment, 1999
  • Owen Rinard, Here's to Life!, Red Sky Entertainment, 2000
  • Fourth judge, Queen of the Whole Wide World, 2001
  • Dark-haired actor, Break a Leg, Catchlight Films, 2003
  • Also appeared in Torrents.
  • Stage Appearances
  • King Lear, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1985-1986
  • Hotspur, Falstaff, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1988-1989
  • Demetrius, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1989
  • Tusenbach, Three Sisters, Stratford Festival, 1989
  • Burn This, Warehouse Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, 1991
  • Professor Harold Hill, The Music Man (musical), Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • Appeared in Biloxi Blues, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; appeared in Henry V, Measure for Measure, and Murder in the Cathedral, all Stratford Festival; appeared in Canadian productions of Loot and The Passion of Dracula; also appeared in dinner theatre productions.
  • Major Tours
  • Friedrich, The Sound of Music, U.S. cities, 1993-1994
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Burger Palace customer, "Pinch Me," by the Barenaked Ladies, c. 2001

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Advocate, September 15, 1998, pp. 32-34; January 19, 1999, pp. 103-104
    • Boston Globe, December 4, 1999
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 14, 1999
    • Genre, September, 1999, pp. 40-43, 86, 87
    • Maclean's, September 20, 1999, p. 50; September 23, 2002, p. 38
    • New Weekly, August, 1999
    • New York Post, September 28, 1998
    • Out, November, 2000, pp. 80-85, 116-19
    • People Weekly, April 30, 2001, p. 18
    • TV Guide, March 13, 1999, p. 25
    • Us, October 16, 2000
    Electronic
    • Eric McCormack, http://www.ericmccormack.com, November 8, 2002

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