Tom Cavanagh Biography


Tom Cavanagh is a Canadian actor best known for his appearances on TV. He has many memorable TV roles in his IMDB record, with main ones being in series like “Ed”, “Love Monkey” and “Trust Me”. He has also some memorable recurring roles which you can see in such shows as “Providence” and “Scrubs”. Currently, he is appearing in CW “The Flash” as a regular season character where he portrays the character of Harrison Wells.

Tom Cavanagh started his career by doing commercials. It was an interesting way to pave his way which led him to Broadway. He began his career there in 1989 and has been a part of a number of prolific plays. Some of them include “A Chorus Line”, “Cabaret”, “Urinetown” and “Grease”.


Tom Cavanagh and Violett Beane in “The Flash”

Cavanagh then built a career by his many appearances on American television. One of his more captivating roles was in “Providence”. After both the audience and the critics were satisfied with his performance there, he earned himself a main role in NBC’s “Ed”. This role earned Tom a Golden Globe nomination and a TV Guide Award. He then went on to have a guess starring role in “Scrubs”, which was expanded from one episode originally planned to more.  Some other shows where Tom Cavanagh appeared include “The Capture of the Green River Killer”, “My Ex-Life”, “Trust Me” and “Royal Pains”, Most recently, tom Cavanagh is one of the main characters in CW’s “The Flash”. He plays the character of Harrison Wells where he portrays mainly iterations of the character throughout different timelines.

His film career is much shorter. He mainly had smaller roles in movies or he appeared in certain low budget ones. People will remember him for “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead” (2002), “Heart of the Storm” (2004), “Alchemy” (2005) and “Gray Matters” (2006).


Tom Cavanagh and Monica Potterin in “Trust Me”

Tom Cavanagh Net Worth and Salary

Tom Cavanagh’s career spans for a very long period now. He started acting and appearing on shows and in movies as early as 1991. He has had a prolific career ever since and has done pretty well everywhere he worked. Tom Cavanagh’s endeavors are very versatile and he likes playing sports as well as to keep acting in order to satisfy himself. His salary is at an acceptable rate and his net worth is 3.5 million dollars as of current estimations.

Tom Cavanagh Partner and Family

Tom Cavanagh is a married man and has been for a while. He and his lovely wife Maureen Grise married in 2004. She is actually a reporter working for Sports Illustrated and they have a lot of things in common and enjoy each other’s company very much. They have two daughters together.


Tom Cavanagh with his wife Maureen Grise

Tom Cavanagh Age

Tom Cavanagh was born on 26 October, 1963, making him currently 54 years old. He is from Ottawa, Ontario but has since moved around during his life. For instance, when he was young, his family moved him to Winneba, Ghana where he spent some time. He returned to Canada when he was already a teenager and they started living in Lennoxville, Quebec. He attended the Séminaire de Sherbrooke and later also went to Champlain College in Lennoxville. His flair for acting and theater grew while he was attending Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He also enjoyed playing basketball and ice hockey while he was a student and still likes doing that even he is in his middle ages.

Height and Weight

Tom Cavanagh actually looks a lot younger that he actually is. If you remember him from any of his roles, you will notice that he is constantly smiling. He has a positive attitude which he transfers to his roles. His body is still fit as he still plays basketball, even though is already 50. But this is something that he preferred doing since his early youth. He is 183 cm tall and weighs 69 kg.


Tom Cavanagh


Fans of Tom Cavanagh will be delighted to know that he actually hosts his own podcasts. Actually it is a shared one which he does with his friend Michael Ian Black. If you know the personality Tom Cavanagh has and the sense of humor he employs in the majority of his roles, then you will probably like listening to it. It is called “Mike and Tom Eat Snacks” and you can find it on the Nerdist Podcast Network.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Tom Cavanagh is Canadian by nationality as he was born and raised there. He is fluent in French, although he is not French-Canadian. His family background is actually Irish. His ethnic group is Caucasian.

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Born:,26 October 1963
Net Worth:,$3.5 million
Hair Color:,Brown
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,183 cm
Weight:,69 kg
Married to:,Maureen Grise
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,2 (two daughters)
Birth Sign:,Scorpio
Education:,Séminaire de Sherbrooke / Champlain College in Lennoxville / Queen’s University – Kingston – Ontario

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