Tom Amandes

Tom Amandes

actor, director, soundtrack

Tom Amandes was born on Mar 09, 1959 in USA. Tom Amandes's big-screen debut came with Sable - Season 1 directed by Gary Sherman in 1987, strarring 1 episode, 1987. Tom Amandes is known for Against the Wall directed by Norberto Barba, Rachael Carpani stars as Abby Kowalski and Kathy Baker as Sheila Kowalski. Tom Amandes has got 1 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Tom Amandes achieved is Filmed in Utah Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Tom Amandes plays is Promised Land - Season 1 which will be released on Jan 24, 2022.

Tom grew up in the small towns of Richmond and Crystal Lake, Illinois. He began performing at home, with his 10 brothers and sisters, creating puppet shows, short films, music and radio dramas, before moving on to school plays and community theater.He graduated from The Goodman School of Drama, as it became the Theatre School at DePaul University. His work on the Chicago stage began in the ensemble of the "Body Politic Theatre", where he starred in such memorable productions as "Translations", "The Playboy of the Western World" and "Falstaff & Hal". Other notable stage work includes "What the Butler Saw", "Candida" and "The Mystery Cycle" at the Court Theatre, and "Free Advice from Prague" and "The Courtship of Carl Sandburg" at Northlight.Tom was head writer and announcer of the NPR musical variety show, "The Flea Market". He directed plays for the Curious Theater, played music with both Balderdash and Jamie O'Reilly & The Rogues, and was artistic director of the Call to Action Theater.While working on-stage in Chicago, Tom was cast as "Eliot Ness" in the television series, Le Retour des Incorruptibles (1993) and spent two years shooting on his home turf. Moving to L.A., Tom starred in the NBC comedy, The Pursuit of Happiness (1995), with Melinda McGraw and Brad Garrett. He's played recurring roles on Big Love (2006), Boston Justice (2004), Eli Stone (2008), Le protecteur (2001), Spin City (1996), De la Terre à la Lune (1998) and, most recently, Parenthood (2010). Other favorite TV work include Grey's Anatomy (2005), Larry et son nombril (2000), Voilà! (1997), Urgences (1994) and The Larry Sanders Show (1992).Traveling to the western Rockies, Tom spent four years portraying the beloved "Dr. Harold Abbott" on the family drama, Everwood (2002), opposite Treat Williams. He went on to direct episodes of "Everwood" as well as ABC's Brothers & Sisters (2006) and the new CW series, Hart of Dixie (2011).Tom's film credits include Au revoir à jamais (1996), opposite Geena Davis, Bangkok aller simple (1999) with Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale, Recherche maman désespérément (1998) with the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen', Le ranch de l'amour (1998), Franc-parler (1992), HBO's En direct de Bagdad (2002) and the recent black-comedy, Lucky (2011), with Colin Hanks and Ari Graynor.His work on the Chicago stage continues at the Victory Gardens Theater, where he's starred, most recently, in "Cynical Weathers" and Edward Albee's "At Home At The Zoo", both directed by Dennis Zacek.Tom plays "Dr. Peter Pelikan" on the hit NBC series, Parenthood (2010), opposite Ray Romano. He stars as "President Abraham Lincoln" in the Salvador Litvak film, Saving Lincoln (2013), alongside Penelope Ann Miller and Lea Coco. He also appears as "Governor Samuel Reston" on the ABC political thriller, Scandal (2012), opposite Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn.Tom is married to actress Nancy Everhard, who played "Katherine Ness" on Le Retour des Incorruptibles (1993). His daughters, Meg O'Reilly Amandes and Nia O'Reilly Amandes make up two-thirds of the Chicago band, "Midnight Moxie". And his son, Ben Amandes, is himself a budding hyphenate.

  • Birthday

    Mar 09, 1959
  • Place of Birth

    Chicago, Illinois, USA
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1 wins & 1 nominations

Filmed in Utah Awards
Best Supporting Actor: Short/Series
Winner - Filmed in Utah Award

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