Tom Amandes

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Tom Amandes
Born (1959-03-09) March 9, 1959 (age 58)
Richmond, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Jamie O'Reilly (m. 1981; div. 1993)
Nancy Everhard (m. 1996)
Children 3

Tom Amandes (born March 9, 1959)[1] is an American actor. His best-known role to date is that of the role of Dr. Harold "Hal" Abbott on 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 11 children in Richmond, Illinois.[2] Amandes began acting at an early age, performing at home with his siblings and starring in school productions. He graduated in 1977 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.[3]

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, The King of Queens, Just Shoot Me!, ER, Seven Days, The Larry Sanders Show, Greek, The Good Guys, 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.

Amandes, while filming for Everwood, split his time between Los Angeles and the show's homebase of Ogden, Utah with his wife, actress Nancy Everhard, whom he met while working on The Untouchables.

Amandes appeared in the fourth season of Arrow as cyber-criminal Noah Kuttler/the Calculator.



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Long Kiss Goodnight, TheThe Long Kiss Goodnight Hal
1998 Second Chances Benjamin 'Ben' Taylor
1998 Billboard Dad Maxwell Tyler Video
1999 Brokedown Palace Doug Davis
2005 Dirty Deeds Vice Principal Fuchs
2006 Bonneville Bill Packard
2011 Lucky Jonathan
2013 Saving Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
2013 Imagine Dr. Arlen Short
2017 Next Door Gerald Dixon
2017 Bachelors, TheThe Bachelors Davis Wilkes Completed


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Overexposed Asst. D.A. Mallery TV film
1993–94 Untouchables, TheThe Untouchables Eliot Ness Main role
1994 Murphy Brown David Wofford "Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?"
1994 Because Mommy Works Eric Donovan TV film
1995 Sisters Martin "Sleeping with the Devil", "Word of Honor"
1995 If Someone Had Known Paul Chambers TV film
1995 Pursuit of Happiness, TheThe Pursuit of Happiness Steve Rutledge Main role
1996–97 Promised Land Fred Mooster "The Hostage", "Mooster's Revenge"
1998 Larry Sanders Show, TheThe Larry Sanders Show Russ Schmitt "Beverly's Secret"
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Jack Schmitt TV miniseries
1998 Seven Days General Wayne Starker "Doppleganger: Parts 1 & 2"
1998 ER David Gardner "The Miracle Worker"
1999 Just Shoot Me! Matt Bentley "Lies & Dolls"
1999 Down Will Come Baby Marcus Garr TV film
1999 If You Believe Tom Weller TV film
1999–02 JAG Cmdr. John Flagler "Silent Service", "The Iron Coffin", "Enemy Below"
2000 King of Queens, TheThe King of Queens Les Fisker "Roast Chicken"
2000 Family Law Lawrence Cameron "One Mistake"
2000 Practice, TheThe Practice Robert Wakefield "Appeal and Denial"
2001 NYPD Blue David Jessup "Writing Wrongs"
2001 When Good Ghouls Go Bad James Walker TV film
2001 Spin City Julian Wheeler "A Tree Falls in Manhattan", "Yet Another Stakeout", "Fight Flub"
2001–02 Guardian, TheThe Guardian Dr. Thomas Reed Recurring role
2002 Live from Baghdad Joe Erlichman TV film
2002–06 Everwood Dr. Harold Abbott Main role
2006 Numbers Lawrence Dryden "Brutus"
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Bert "The Lefty Call"
2007 Women's Murder Club D.A. Pratt "The Past Comes Back to Haunt You"
2008 Private Practice Charlie Jensen "Equal & Opposite"
2008 Boston Legal A.A.G. Jeremy Hollis "The Mighty Rogues", "Juiced"
2008–09 Eli Stone Martin Posner Recurring role
2009 This Might Hurt Dr. Mitch Malinow TV film
2009 Greek Jack Reed "Our Fathers"
2009 Grey's Anatomy Tom Waller "Tainted Obligation"
2009 Eastwick Pastor Dunn "Madams and Madames", "Bonfire and Betrayal"
2010 Deep End, TheThe Deep End Don Branford "Pilot", "Where There's Smoke"
2010 Big Love State Rep. Roy Colburn "The Greater Good", "The Mighty and Strong", "Sins of the Father"
2010 Good Guys, TheThe Good Guys Dr. Kalfuss "Pilot"
2010 No Ordinary Family Dr. Allen "Pilot"
2010–14 Parenthood Dr. Pelikan Recurring role
2011 Leverage Livingston "The Queen's Gambit Job"
2012 Fairly Legal Mitch Rhinehart "Shine a Light"
2012–14 Scandal Gov. Samuel Reston Recurring role
2013 Cult Gary Fisher "You're Next"
2013 1600 Penn Bernard "Dinner, Bath, Puzzle"
2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Mr. Harkin "Paris...", "Monday June..."
2013 Castle Aaron Stokes "Number One Fan"
2015 Mom Richard "Mashed Potatoes and a Little Nitrous"
2015 Revenge Lawrence Stamberg "Plea", "Two Graves"
2015 Chicago Fire Det. Ryan Wheeler "2112", "Sharp Elbows", "When Tortoises Fly"
2016 Arrow Noah Kuttler / Calculator Recurring role
2016 Detour, TheThe Detour Dr. Rob "The B&B", "The Wedding", "The Track"
2016 Better Things Drexel "Alarms"
2016 Timeless Mark Felt "The Watergate Tape"
2016–17 Magicians, TheThe Magicians Daniel Quinn "Homecoming", "The Cock Barrens"


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