Eddie Cahill

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Eddie Cahill
Eddie Cahill SDCC 2014 (cropped).jpg
Cahill in 2014
Born Edmund Patrick Cahill
(1978-01-15) January 15, 1978 (age 37)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Nikki Uberti (m. 2009)
Children 1

Edmund Patrick "Eddie" Cahill (born January 15, 1978) is an American actor best known for portraying "Miracle on Ice" goalie Jim Craig in the movie Miracle, and for playing the roles of Tag Jones on Friends and Detective Don Flack on CSI: NY.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cahill was born in New York City, New York. He is the middle of three children with one older and one younger sister. He is of Irish descent from his father, a stockbroker, and of Italian descent from his mother, an elementary school teacher.[2][3]

Cahill graduated from Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York in 1996.[4] He attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York[5] and the Atlantic Theater Acting School,[6] part of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.[7]


In 2000, Cahill performed in Nicky Silver's Off-Broadway production of The Altruists.[8] He was noticed, and shortly after made several television guest-star appearances including Sex and the City, Felicity, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Cahill was also a recurring guest-star in the NBC sitcom Friends as Rachel's young assistant and boyfriend, Tag Jones. In 2002, he starred in a short-lived WB drama, Glory Days.[9]

In the 2004 hockey movie Miracle, Cahill had the chance to play his boyhood hero, goalie Jim Craig.[10] He had never played the goaltender position prior to the movie,[11] so most of the game-action sequences of Craig were filmed with former NHL goalie Bill Ranford doubling for Cahill, although Cahill did shoot several key sequences from within goal.[12]

When CBS decided in 2004 to create a third CSI series, CSI: NY, to add to its franchise, Cahill was hired to play the cocky, snarky homicide Detective Don Flack who backs up the team of CSIs and who gets some of the best lines.[13][14] The show ran for nine seasons and he was in all 197 episodes.

Cahill went back to the Atlantic Theater Company in June 2011 and performed at the conclusion of their 25th Anniversary season.[15] He was in Tom Donaghy's one-act play, I Need a Quote, about "a hilarious telephone conversation between a single mother and a home insurance salesman."[16]

In the summer of 2012 Cahill performed in David Adjmi's play, 3C, at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City.[17] He played "annoying neighbor Terry, a swinging bachelor true to the era, who unlike everyone else in this play, has no deep feelings at all."[18]

In February 2014 Cahill was cast in the second season of the CBS summer drama Under the Dome, working with former CSI: NY actresses Natalie Martinez and Rachelle Lefevre. He plays Sam Verdreaux, a former EMT and reclusive brother-in-law to "Big Jim" Rennie.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Cahill married his longtime girlfriend Nikki Uberti in Los Angeles on July 12, 2009.[20] Uberti is a make-up artist[21] former model,[22] and ex-wife of photographer Terry Richardson.[23] The couple welcomed their son Henry in 2009.[24]

On his right shoulder, Cahill has a tattoo of his wife's name in a heart with an arrow through it and a swallow on top.[25]

Cahill is an avid New York Rangers hockey fan. He even wrote an NHL Celeb Blog for three seasons.[26][27]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Gramercy Park is Closed to the Public Dex Powerhouse Theater[28]
2000 The Altruists Lance Vineyard Theatre[29]
2011 I Need a Quote Salesman Atlantic Stage 2[30]
2012 3C Terry Rattlestick Playwrights Theater[31]
2000 Sex and the City Sean Episode 3.04 "Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl..."
2000–2001 Friends Tag Jones Episodes 7.04 "The One with Rachel's Assistant",
7.05 "The One with the Engagement Picture",
7.08 "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs",
7.09 "The One with All the Candy",
7.12 "The One Where They're Up All Night",
7.14 "The One Where They All Turn Thirty", and
8.02 "The One with the Red Sweater"
2000 Charmed Sean Episode 3.05 "Sight Unseen"
2000 Felicity James Episodes 3.09 "James and the Giant Piece",
3.10 "Let's Get It On" aka "Final Touches", and
3.11 "And to All a Good Night"
2001 Law & Order: SVU Tommy Dowd Episode 2.17 "Folly"
2002 Glory Days Mike Dolan All nine episodes
2002 Haunted Nicholas Trenton Episodes 1.07 "A Three-Hour Tour" and
1.09 "Simon Redux"
2002 Dawson's Creek Max Winter Episode 6.09 "Everything Put Together Falls Apart"
2004–2013 CSI: NY Det. Don Flack All 197 episodes
2014–present Under the Dome Sam Verdreaux Main role (season 2–present)
2004 Miracle Jim Craig Bill Ranford doubled for most of the on-ice action.[12]
2005 Lords of Dogtown Larry Gordon
2008 This Is Not a Test Robert Forte Cahill worked with CSI: NY castmates Hill Harper and Carmine Giovinazzo.[32]
2008 The Narrows Nicky Shades Cahill was burned when a special effect went wrong.[33]
2004 The Making of "Miracle" Himself Video short documentary[34]
2004 From Hockey to Hollywood: Actors' Journeys Himself Video short documentary[35]
2008 CSI: NY – The Game Det. Don Flack Video game (voice only)[36]


  1. ^ "Biography for Eddie Cahill". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
  2. ^ Quinn, Tony (Winter 2001). "Nice Guy Eddie". Irish Connections, vol. 2 no. 4. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  3. ^ Staff (January 15, 2002). "Eddie Cahill's Glory Days". TeenTelevision. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  4. ^ Leeds, Sarene (April 2002). "I went to high school with a celeb!". Twist, p. 34. Retrieved October 17, 2010.
  5. ^ "Skidmore Theater actors". Skidmore College. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  6. ^ "Atlantic Acting School alumni". Atlantic Theater Company. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  7. ^ "Atlantic Theater Company Acting School". Tisch School of the Arts. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  8. ^ Brantley, Ben (March 7, 2000). "But Enough About You: Let's Talk About Me". The New York Times. Retrieved November 3, 2011.
  9. ^ Barker, Lynn (January 30, 2002). "Eddie Cahill's Glory Days". TeenTelevision. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  10. ^ Murray, Rebecca (January 26, 2004). "Interview with Eddie Cahill and Jim Craig". About.com. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  11. ^ Staff (January 30, 2004). "Miracle (2004) – About the Production". HollywoodJesus.com. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  12. ^ a b Merron, Jeff (February 12, 2004). "Reel Life: Miracle rings true...". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 21, 2010.
  13. ^ Huntley, Kristine (August 8, 2005). "Interview with Eddie Cahill". CSI Files. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  14. ^ Cairns, Bryan (May 2005). "Flack's Jacket". Cult Times, no. 116, pp. 24–28. Archived from the original on March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  15. ^ Saunders, Shane (November 4, 2011). "Interview: Eddie Cahill". CSI Files. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
  16. ^ Sholiton, Robert (June 22, 2011). "10X25 – Series C". Bob's Theater Blog. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
  17. ^ Gordon, David (May 8, 2012). "Photo Flash: Eddie Cahill, Anna Chlumsky, Jake Silbermann and Cast of 3C Meet the Press". TheaterMania. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
  18. ^ Farrar, Jennifer (June 21, 2012). "3C Review: If Chekhov Had Imagined Three's Company". The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  19. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 4, 2014). "Under the Dome Adds CSI: NY Star, Newcomer as Regulars for Season Two". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  20. ^ Staff (July 16, 2009). "CSI: NY Star Eddie Cahill Marries Nikki Uberti". Celebrity Bride Guide. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  21. ^ "Nikki Uberti Makeup". Retrieved September 22, 2010.
  22. ^ "Nikki Uberti". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  23. ^ Garnett, Daisy (August 27, 2001). "Sure Shot". New York, vol. 34 no. 33, pp. 116–122. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  24. ^ thenikkicahill (November 24, 2014). "Five years ago today, this guy came into my life". Instagram. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  25. ^ Huntley, Kristine (August 9, 2006). "Interview with Eddie Cahill". CSI Files. Retrieved April 22, 2011.
  26. ^ Cahill, Eddie (April 15, 2009). "Rangers look to Capitalize". NHL Celeb Blogs. Retrieved November 3, 2011.
  27. ^ Amber, David (May 1, 2007). "Cahill tells us why Rangers fans are rare NHL breed". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 22, 2011.
  28. ^ O'Connor, Gavin (January 8, 2004). "Miracle Final Notes". WordDoc. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  29. ^ Sommer, Elyse (March 2, 2000). "The Altruists review". CurtainUp. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
  30. ^ Staff (June 10, 2011). "Atlantic Theater Company Concludes Season With 10X25, 6/15–26". Off-BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  31. ^ Bittencourt, Ela (June 23, 2012). "Dystopian Days of Disco: David Adjmi's 3C". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  32. ^ "Full cast and crew for This Is Not a Test". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  33. ^ Velle, François (Director), and Tatiana Blackington (Screenwriter). "Audio commentary of The Narrows", (@1:10:15). Image Entertainment, 2009. DVD.
  34. ^ Berenbaum, Saul (June 17, 2009). "Miracle DVD review". JustPressPlay. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  35. ^ Bonanno, Luke (May 12, 2004). "Miracle DVD Review". DVDizzy. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  36. ^ Saltzman, Marc (April 1, 2009). "CSI: NY Review". GameZebo. Retrieved June 29, 2014.

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