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March 9, 1959 |
Richmond, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jamie O'Reilly (?–?)
Nancy Everhard (–present)
Tom Amandes (born March 9, 1959) is an American actor. His best known role to date is that of the role of Dr. Harold "Hal" Abbott on the The WB Drama series Everwood, and as Eliot Ness in the 1990s version of The Untouchables TV series. He also played Geena Davis' boyfriend in The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Abraham Lincoln in the 2012 film Saving Lincoln.
Amandes was born the sixth of eleven children in Richmond, Illinois. Amandes began acting at an early age, performing at home with his siblings and starring in school productions. He graduated from Crystal Lake Central High School. In 1981, after graduating from The Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University, Amandes set out to apprentice on the Chicago stage. He appeared in numerous productions at the Court Theatre and the Body Politic Theatre.
A turning point in Amandes' career was being cast as Eliot Ness in the television series The Untouchables. He went on to star in The Pursuit of Happiness with Brad Garrett and Larry Miller. Amandes co-starred in the TV drama Everwood from 2002 to 2006. Other television credits include recurring roles on The Guardian, JAG, Spin City, Sisters and From the Earth to the Moon, in which Amandes portrayed Astronaut Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt. Amandes has guest-starred on Roseanne, The Practice, King of Queens, Just Shoot Me!, ER, Seven Days, The Larry Sanders Show, Greek, NUMB3RS, and Private Practice.
During his summer hiatus, Amandes wrapped production on the comedy Dirty Deeds. He has appeared in the films Brokedown Palace, Second Chances, Straight Talk, and Billboard Dad. Amandes appeared in the HBO film Live From Baghdad.
|1996||Long Kiss Goodnight, TheThe Long Kiss Goodnight||Hal|
|1998||Second Chances||Ben Taylor|
|1998||Billboard Dad||Maxwell Tyler|
|1999||Brokedown Palace||Doug Davis|
|2005||Dirty Deeds||Vice Principal Fuchs|
|2013||Saving Lincoln||Abraham Lincoln|
|2013||Imagine||Dr. Arlen||Short film, post-production|
|1992||Overexposed||Asst. D.A. Mallery||TV movie|
|1993-1994||Untouchables, TheThe Untouchables||Elliott Ness||44 episodes|
|1994||Murphy Brown||David Wofford||Episode: "Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?"|
|1994||Because Mommy Works||Eric Donovan||TV movie|
|1994||Roseanne||Doctor||Episode: "Maybe Baby"|
|1995||Sisters||Martin||Episode: "Sleeping with the Devil"
Episode: "Word of Honor"
|1995||If Someone Had Known||Paul Chambers||TV movie|
|1995||Pursuit of Happiness, TheThe Pursuit of Happiness||Steve Rutledge||7 episodes|
|1996||Promised Land||Fred Mooster||Episode: "The Hostage"|
|1997||Promised Land||Fred Mooster||Episode: "Mooster's Revenge"|
|1998||Larry Sanders Show, TheThe Larry Sanders Show||Russ Schmitt||Episode: "Beverly's Secret"|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Jack Schmitt||TV miniseries|
|1998||Seven Days||General Wayne Starker||Episode: "Doppleganger: Part 1"
Episode: "Doppleganger: Part 2"
|1998||ER||David Gardner||Episode: "The Miracle Worker"|
|1999||Just Shoot Me!||Matt Bentley||Episode: "Lies & Dolls"|
|1999||Down Will Come Baby||Marcus Garr||TV movie|
|1999||If You Believe||Thom Weller||TV movie|
|1999||JAG||Cmdr. John Flagler||Episode: "Silent Service"|
|2000||King of Queens, TheThe King of Queens||Les Fisker||Episode: "Roast Chicken"|
|2000||Family Law||Lawrence Cameron||Episode: "One Mistake"|
|2000||Practice, TheThe Practice||Robert Wakefield||Episode: "Appeal and Denial"|
|2001||NYPD Blue||David Jessup||Episode: "Writing Wrongs"|
|2001||When Good Ghouls Go Bad||James Walker||TV movie|
|2001||Spin City||Julian Wheeler||3 episodes|
|2001-2002||Guardian, TheThe Guardian||Dr. Thomas Reed||3 episodes|
|2001||JAG||Cmdr. John Flagler||Episode: "The Iron Coffin"|
|2002||JAG||Cmdr. John Flagler||Episode: "Enemy Below"|
|2002||Live from Baghdad||Joe Erlichman||TV movie|
|2002-2006||Everwood||Dr. Harold Abbott||89 episodes|
|2006||Numb3rs||Lawrence Dryden||Episode: "Brutus"|
|2007||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Bert||Episode: "The Lefty Call"|
|2007||Women's Murder Club||D.A. Pratt||Episode: "The Past Comes Back to Haunt You"|
|2008||Riches, TheThe Riches||Episode: "Field of Dreams"|
|2008||Private Practice||Charlie||Episode: "Equal & Opposite"|
|2008||Boston Legal||A.A.G. Jeremy Hollis||Episode: "The Almighty Rogues"
|2008-2009||Eli Stone||Martin Posner||11 episodes|
|2009||This Might Hurt||Dr. Mitch Malinow||TV movie|
|2009||Greek||Episode: "Our Fathers"|
|2009||Grey's Anatomy||Charlie Waller||Episode: "Tainted Obligation"|
|2009||Eastwick||Pastor Dunn||Episode: "Madams and Madames"
Episode: "Bonfire and Betrayal"
|2010||Deep End, TheThe Deep End||Don Branford||Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Where There's Smoke"
|2010||Big Love||State Rep. Roy Colburn||3 episodes|
|2010||Good Guys, TheThe Good Guys||Dr. Kalfuss||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2010||No Ordinary Family||Dr. Allen||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2010-2011||Parenthood||Dr. Pelikan||6 episodes|
|2011||Leverage||Livingston||Episode: "The Queen's Gambit Job"|
|2011||Against the Wall||Episode: "Memories We Fear"|
|2012||Fairly Legal||Mitch Rhinehart||Episode: "Shine a Light"|
|2012||Scandal||Gov. Samuel Reston||Episode: "All Roads Lead to Fitz"|
|2013||Scandal||Gov. Samuel Reston||Episode: "A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar"|
|2013||Cult||Gary Fisher||Episode: "You're Next"|
|2013||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Mr. Harkin||Episode: "Paris..."|
|2013||Castle||Aaron Stokes||Episode: "Number One Fan"|