Will McCormack

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Will McCormack
Born William Joseph McCormack Jr.
1974 (age 42–43)
Alma mater Trinity College
Occupation Actor, screenwriter
Relatives Mary McCormack (sister)
Bridget Mary McCormack (sister)

William "Will" Joseph McCormack Jr. (born 1974) is an American actor and screenwriter. Along with writing partner Rashida Jones, he is the co-writer for the upcoming 2019 Pixar animated film, Toy Story 4.

Early life and education[edit]

William Joseph McCormack Jr. was born in 1974 to William Joseph McCormack Sr. and Norah Magdalene Ross McCormack. He has two older sisters, actress Mary McCormack and Michigan Supreme Court Justice & former University of Michigan law professor Bridget Mary McCormack. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.[1]


McCormack's key television roles include Jason La Penna on The Sopranos (1999–2001). More recently, he played the role of Leo Spiller, brother of lead character Lucy Spiller (Courteney Cox), in the FX series Dirt. He also played a recurring role as the FBI agent in the television drama In Plain Sight, which stars his older sister, Mary McCormack.

In 1996, McCormack appeared on Broadway at the Criterion Center Stage Right as a member of the ensemble in a revival of the drama play Summer and Smoke (1948) by Tennessee Williams, produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company.[2] He has also appeared in two Off-Broadway theatre productions.[3]

Filmography and television work[edit]

(films, except as noted)

Year Title Genre Role Notes
1999–2001 The Sopranos drama Jason La Penna television series
2001 American Outlaws action, drama Western Bob Younger
2002 Abandon thriller August
2002 A Midsummer Night's Rave comedy-drama Greg
2002 The Shield drama Steve Hanratty television series
2005 Prime romantic comedy-drama Palmer
2005 Must Love Dogs romantic comedy Jason
2005 Syriana political thriller Willy
2006 Right at Your Door thriller Jason
2007–2008 Dirt drama Leo Spiller television series
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation police procedural Langston Weller television series
2008–2009 Brothers & Sisters comedy-drama Ethan Tavis television series
2008–2012 In Plain Sight comedy-drama Robert O'Conner television series
2010 Medium drama William Gerwin television series
2011 Paul the Male Matchmaker comedy Harry television series
2011 Alphas science fiction Marcus Ayers television series
2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever comedy-drama Skillz also credited as co-screenwriter
2012 Mob City crime mystery Gunman television series; post-production[clarification needed]
2013 The Office Comedy Wolf television series
2018 Toy Story 4 animation co-screenwriter
2018 A Wrinkle in Time fantasy Filming

Stage work[edit]

Year Title Genre Role Theatre Location Notes
1996 Summer and Smoke drama Ensemble (member) Criterion Center Stage Right New York City, New York Broadway revival by The Roundabout Theatre Company
2003 The Long Christmas Ride Home drama Stephen Vineyard Theatre New York City, New York Off-Broadway; recipient, 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actor
2004 Chinese Friends Stephan Playwrights Horizons New York City, New York Off-Broadway

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0566489/bio#trivia
  2. ^ Database (undated). "Summer and Smoke". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  3. ^ Database (undated). "Will McCormack". Internet Off-Broadway Database. Retrieved February 3, 2013.

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