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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 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.

Tom Amandes
Born (1959-03-09) March 9, 1959 (age 60)
EducationDePaul University
OccupationActor, director
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Nancy Everhard (present)
Children3

CareerEdit

Amandes was born the sixth of 11 children in Richmond, Illinois.[1] 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.

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

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Hal
1998 Second Chances Ben Taylor
1998 Billboard Dad Maxwell Tyler Video
1999 Brokedown Palace Doug Davis
2005 Dirty Deeds Lester Fuchs
2006 Bonneville Bill Packard
2011 Lucky Jonathan
2013 Saving Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
2013 Imagine Dr. Arlen Short
2017 The Bachelors David Wilkes
2018 A Million Little Pieces Dr. Baker

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Overexposed Asst. D.A. Mallery TV film
1993–94 The Untouchables Eliot Ness Main role
1994 Murphy Brown David Wofford Episode: "Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?"
1994 Because Mommy Works Eric Donovan TV film
1995 Sisters Martin Episodes: "Sleeping with the Devil", "Word of Honor"
1995 If Someone Had Known Paul Chambers TV film
1995 The Pursuit of Happiness Steve Rutledge Main role
1996–97 Promised Land Fred Mooster Episodes: "The Hostage", "Mooster's Revenge"
1998 The Larry Sanders Show Russ Schmitt Episode: "Beverly's Secret"
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Jack Schmitt TV miniseries
1998 Seven Days Gen. Wayne Starker Episodes: "Doppleganger: Parts 1 & 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 film
1999 If You Believe Tom Weller TV film
1999–2002 JAG Cmdr. John Flagler Episodes: "Silent Service", "The Iron Coffin", "Enemy Below"
2000 The King of Queens Les Fisker Episode: "Roast Chicken"
2000 Family Law Lawrence Cameron Episode: "One Mistake"
2000 The Practice Robert Wakefield Episode: "Appeal and Denial"
2001 NYPD Blue David Jessup Episode: "Writing Wrongs"
2001 When Good Ghouls Go Bad James Walker TV film
2001 Spin City Julian Wheeler Episodes: "A Tree Falls in Manhattan", "Yet Another Stakeout", "Fight Flub"
2001–02 The Guardian Dr. Thomas Reed Episodes: "Pilot", "Reunion", "Home", "The Beginning"
2002 Live from Baghdad Joe Erlichman TV film
2002–2006 Everwood Dr. Harold Abbott Main role
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 Private Practice Charlie Jensen Episode: "Equal & Justice"
2008 Boston Legal A.A.G. Jeremy Hollis Episodes: "The Mighty Rogues", "Juiced"
2008–09 Eli Stone Martin Posner Recurring role
2009 Greek Jack Reed Episode: "Our Fathers"
2009 Grey's Anatomy Tom Waller Episode: "Tainted Obligation"
2009 Eastwick Pastor Dunn Episodes: "Madams and Madames", "Bonfire and Betrayal"
2009 This Might Hurt Dr. Mitch Malinow TV film
2010 The Deep End Don Branford Episodes: "Pilot", "Where There's Smoke"
2010 Big Love Roy Colburn Episodes: "The Greater Good", "The Mighty and Strong", "Sins of the Father"
2010 The Good Guys Dr. Kalfuss Episode: "Pilot"
2010 No Ordinary Family Dr. Allen Episode: "Pilot"
2010–2014 Parenthood Dr. Pelikan Recurring role (seasons 1 & 5), guest (season 2)
2011 Leverage Livingston Episode: "The Queen's Gambit Job"
2012 Fairly Legal Mitch Rhinehart Episode: "Shine a Light"
2012–2014, 2018 Scandal Samuel Reston Recurring role (seasons 2–3), guest (season 7)
2013 Cult Gary Fisher Episode: "You're Next"
2013 1600 Penn Bernard Episode: "Dinner, Bath, Puzzle"
2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Mr. Harkin Episodes: "Paris...", "Monday June..."
2013 Castle Aaron Stokes Episode: "Number One Fan"
2015 Mom Richard Episode: "Mashed Potatoes and a Little Nitrous"
2015 Revenge Lawrence Stamberg Episodes: "Plea", "Two Graves"
2015 Chicago Fire Det. Ryan Wheeler Episodes: "2112", "Sharp Elbows", "When Tortoises Fly", "Short and Fat"
2016 The Detour Dr. Rob Episodes: "The B&B", "The Wedding", "The Track"
2016 Better Things Drexel Episode: "Alarms"
2016 Timeless Mark Felt Episode: "The Watergate Tape"
2016–17 Arrow Noah Kuttler / The Calculator Guest role (seasons 4 & 6)
2016–2018 The Magicians Daniel Quinn Episodes: "Homecoming", "The Cock Barrens", "The Losses of Magic"
2017 A Neighbor's Deception Gerald Dixon TV film
2017 Good Behavior Asher Episode: "Stay Beautiful"
2017 ctrl alt delete Greg Episode: "Philippa"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Playing doctor pays off for Crystal Lake's Tom Amandes," Daily Herald, October 12, 2011". Dailyherald.com. Retrieved 2014-07-30.

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