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Eric McCormack



Actor Eric McCormack was born in Toronto, Canada, on April 18, 1963. As a teenager, McCormack had developed an interest in acting (inspired in part by his father, who had once pursued a career as a thespian), and after graduating from high school, he enrolled in Toronto's Ryerson Theater School. McCormack left Ryerson in 1985, several months before graduation, in order to accept a position with the well-respected Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Over the course of five seasons with the Stratford company, McCormack rose from bit parts to major roles in productions such as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Henry V, and he developed a reputation as one of Canada's most promising stage actors.



In 1991, McCormack scored his first screen role in a remake of the classic dinosaur saga The Lost World, and in 1992, he was cast on a syndicated TV series, Street Justice, as Detective Carl Weathers. Moving to Vancouver that same year, McCormack stayed busy over the next several years with a variety of television projects shot in Canada (including recurring roles in two series, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years and Townies) and occasional feature films (most notably Holy Man and Free Enterprise). In 1998, McCormack got his big break when he was cast as Will Truman, a gay lawyer, on the situation comedy series Will and Grace. Well received by critics, Will and Grace slowly grew into a ratings winner, eventually garnering a multitude of industry awards. McCormack's work on the show earned him Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series every year from 2000-2003; he also received several Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series and brought the award home in 2001.



Over the coming decade, McCormack would appear in a number of acclaimed TV series, including The New Adventures of Old Christine and Perception.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Heavenly Christmas
  • Max
2016
No Score Yet The Architect
  • Colin
2016
No Score Yet Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
  • Actor
2013
28% Knife Fight
  • Larry Lincoln Becker
2013
No Score Yet Barricade
  • Terrance Shade
2012
No Score Yet Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Textuality
  • Clive
2011
No Score Yet Who Is Clark Rockefeller?
  • Clark RockefellerChristian Karl Gerhartsreiter
2010
68% My One and Only
  • Charlie
2009
35% Alien Trespass
  • Ted Lewis/Urp
2009
No Score Yet Immigrants
  • Vlad
2008
No Score Yet The Andromeda Strain
  • Actor
2008
30% The Sisters
  • Gary Sokol
2006
No Score Yet Comedy Gold: The Hilarious Story of Canadian Comedy
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Break a Leg
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Break a Leg
  • Tad
2003
20% The Audrey Hepburn Story
  • Mel Ferrer
2000
No Score Yet Here's to Life
  • Owen Rinard
2000
83% Free Enterprise
  • Mark
1999
12% Holy Man
  • Scott Hawkes
1998
No Score Yet Borrowed Hearts: A Holiday Romance
  • Sam Fields
1997
No Score Yet Exception to the Rule
  • Timothy Bayer
1997
No Score Yet The Man Who Wouldn't Die
  • Bill Sullivan
1995
No Score Yet Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
  • Don Farmer
1993
No Score Yet Call of the Wild
  • Hal
1993
No Score Yet Family of Strangers
  • Sam
1993
No Score Yet Return to the Lost World
  • Edward Malone
1993
No Score Yet The Lost World
  • Edward Malone
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Full Circle
2013
  • Ken Waltham
No Score Yet Travelers
2016
  • Grant MacLaren
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Max
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Kepler
Monk
2002-2009
  • James Curry
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Vance Shepard
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
  • Producer
  • Dr. Daniel Pierce
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Trust Me
2009
  • Mason McGuire
22% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • Actor
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Host
  • Will Truman
No Score Yet Studio City
2015
  • Rob Evans
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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