Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy

Highest Rated: 97% Spotlight (2015)

Lowest Rated: 9% Little Fockers (2010)

Birthday: Jun 7, 1966

Birthplace: New Providence, New Jersey, USA

Though actor Tom McCarthy began his career performing in front of the camera on notable features and television shows, he furthered his artistic ambitions as the director of acclaimed independent films like "The Station Agent" (2003) and "The Visitor" (2008), both of which earned considerable critical acclaim and award recognition. Prior to his turn to directing, McCarthy made a name for himself on stage, forming a noted comedy improv troupe in college before exploring the depths of Shakespeare in several productions. After cutting his teeth guest-starring on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) and "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004), McCarthy had a memorable, but short-lived regular series role on "Boston Public" (Fox, 2000-04). But it was his first film, "The Station Agent," which starred the 4'5" actor Peter Dinklage, that propelled McCarthy's status, especially after the film was nominated for a number of critics and festival awards. By the time he directed his second film, "The Visitor," which earned equal amounts of critical praise and award nominations, McCarthy was well on his way to developing a reputation as a versatile and talented artist. That view was confirmed when McCarthy's film "Spotlight" (2016) won Best Picture at the 2016 Academy Awards.

Highest rated movies

Good Night, and Good Luck.
Meet the Parents
Flags of Our Fathers
The Great New Wonderful
Year of the Dog
Jack Goes Boating
The Last Shot




No Score Yet 95% A Fairy Tale After All Executive Producer - 2022
74% 72% Stillwater Director,
$14.4M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Director,
- 2020
72% 83% Christopher Robin Screenwriter $99.2M 2018
97% 93% Spotlight Director,
$45.0M 2015
10% 36% The Cobbler Director,
- 2014
64% 68% Million Dollar Arm Screenwriter $36.4M 2014
No Score Yet 40% Mayor Cupcake Mayor Bloodworth (Character) - 2011
94% 85% Win Win Director,
$10.2M 2011
9% 34% Little Fockers Dr. Bob (Character) $148.4M 2010
68% 48% Jack Goes Boating Dr. Bob (Character) $538.8K 2010
45% 63% Mammoth Bob (Character) $8.5K 2009
39% 47% 2012 Gordon Silberman (Character) $166.1M 2009
65% 37% Duplicity Jeff Bauer (Character) $40.6M 2009
90% 84% The Visitor Director,
$9.4M 2007
69% 43% Year of the Dog Pier (Character) $1.5M 2007
No Score Yet 27% Beautiful Ohio Adult William Messerman (Character) - 2006
73% 69% Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley (Character) $33.6M 2006
73% 45% The Great New Wonderful Davie Burbage (Character) $150.1K 2005
93% 83% Good Night, and Good Luck. Palmer Williams (Character) $31.5M 2005
62% 32% The Last Shot Agent Pike (Character) $463.7K 2004
94% 89% The Station Agent Director,
$5.7M 2003
57% 40% The Guru Lars (Character) $3.0M 2002
84% 79% Meet the Parents Bob Banks (Character) $166.2M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet 30 Days Brad Drazin (Character) $9.7K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Certain Guys Mitch (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet In My Sister's Shadow Michael Butler (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 33% Saint Maybe Ian Bedloe (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary & Tim Tim Melville (Character) - 1996


No Score Yet No Score Yet Alaska Daily Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons Director 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kim Philby: His Most Intimate Betrayal Producer 2014
94% 96% The Wire Scott Templeton (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nick Ganzner (Guest Star) 2000
69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1998