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Tom Amandes

Tom Amandes
Born (1959-03-09) March 9, 1959
Richmond, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Jamie O'Reilly (?–?)
2 children

Nancy Everhard (–present)
1 child

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 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.


  • Career 1
  • Filmography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Amandes was born the sixth of eleven 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.


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Straight Talk Waiter
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
2006 Bonneville Bill Packard
2011 Lucky Jonathan
2013 Saving Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
2013 Imagine Dr. Arlen Short film, post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Sable Episode: "Hunt"
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"
Episode: "Juiced"
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, 2014 Parenthood Dr. Pelikan 7 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"
2015 Mom Richard Episode: "Mashed Potatoes and a Little Nitrous"


  1. ^ "Tom Amandes Biography (1959-)". Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  2. ^ Playing doctor pays off for Crystal Lake's Tom Amandes," Daily Herald, October 12, 2011""". Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  3. ^ Tom Amandes - Biography

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