[16] He was cast in the 1997 made-for-television movie Borrowed Hearts, where he portrayed a selfish businessman who learns to love, and in the HBO film Exception to the Rule, in which he played a cheating husband. "Actor marvels at Crockefeller's 'twists and turns, "Eric McCormack honoured at Banff World Television Festival", "Humility takes a back seat on Canada's Walk of Fame", "Eric McCormack goes back to TV in new TNT series 'Perception, "TNT Announces Premiere Dates for 'The Closer', 'Falling Skies', 'Leverage', 'Rizzoli & Isles' 'Franklin & Bash'+ Four Brand New Series", "Eric McCormack to star in new TNT pilot", "Emmy-Award Winning Actor Eric McCormack Presented With MMRF Spirit of Hope Award at the 10th Annual Friends For Life Fall Gala", "Thousands attend Fresno rally supporting gay marriage", "Why should Fresno care about what 'Will and Grace' star Eric McCormack thinks about same sex marriage? Official Sites. Trivia: Her son Finnigan Holden McCormack was born July 1, 2002. "[44] The show was cancelled that same year. Wikipedia's has it wrong for years, I'm afraid. The good looking and gifted actor has been tagged as a gay and there are many people who do not want to even consider the fact that he might be straight. "[70], In June 2010, McCormack received the NBC Universal Canada Award of Distinction at the Banff TV Festival. [74] Perception premiered on July 9, 2012. McCormack starred in Travelers, a science fiction drama which first aired in October 2016 and ran for three seasons. From that moment there was no question. [53] McCormack's decision to do the show was due to "great writing". I mean, sexual orientation aside, Will was so much like me. Besides acting, Eric is the CEO of his production company, Big Cattle Productions, which develops ideas for television.

[78][79] In 2003, it was confirmed that he would write, direct, and star in the romantic comedy What You Wish For. "[56] Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times wrote that McCormack and Cavanagh "manage to keep their characters sharply defined but low-key. [71] In October 2010, McCormack received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.

[85] McCormack maintains residences in Los Angeles and Vancouver. The talented actor played the role of a Manhattan-based gay lawyer in one of the television’s most successful sitcom "Will and Grace".

Eric then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also moved into television and movies and gained a devoted following of fans. [38] In March 2018, NBC ordered five more episodes for the revival's second season, bringing the total to 18 episodes, and also renewed the show for an 18-episode third season. [67] To prepare for the role, he read everything on the case,[68] including coverage of the case and Rockefeller's jailhouse interview. As in Will & Grace, he italicizes every other line for maximum comic spin and punctuates his dialogue by earnestly furrowing his features". And now almost ten years after the end of the show, McCormack is still haunted by the gay image of his character in his real life as well. [31] McCormack hosted the fourth episode of the 28th season of the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live on November 2, 2002. [3] He is the eldest of three siblings. In 2020, he narrated a portion of the 8th Canadian Screen Awards. There was nothing hard about it. [42] The series debuted to ambivalent reviews,[43] with Matthew Gilbert of The Boston Globe commenting that Lovespring International is "a lively little cable exercise in over-the-top characters, bad taste, satire, and political incorrectness. I'm lucky that way. Why can't I play a black woman? Just to let you know, you never have to be more gay than that. [26][27] The following year he starred in the comedy movie Free Enterprise (1999), a movie about two filmmakers (McCormack and Rafer Weigel) obsessed with actor William Shatner and Star Trek. "[7][8] McCormack later attended Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario,[9][10] where he was a classmate of David Furnish. He left Ryerson University in 1985 to accept a position with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where he spent five years performing in numerous stage productions. [12] McCormack recalls that after performing in Godspell, his feelings toward becoming an actor solidified and he decided to pursue a career in acting. [50][51], In January 2009, McCormack returned to television in the TNT drama Trust Me, co-starring Tom Cavanagh.

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[40] Melissa Rose Bernardo of Entertainment Weekly commented that McCormack and Maura Tierney "have incredible chemistry". In May 2009, he portrayed "El Gallo" in Reprise Theatre Company's revival of the 1960s musical The Fantasticks at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. [40] He plays a writer who is ready to settle down and marry, but decides to visit four ex-girlfriends first. He met her on the set of Lonesome Dove and started dating. Eric makes his home in both Vancouver and Los Angeles. Attended and graduated from Ryerson University's School of Theatre in Toronto, Ontario.

[77], McCormack has set up his own production company called Big Cattle Productions to develop ideas for television. Then you grow up and realize it's probably better that they cast an actual black woman. For his performance, McCormack received critical reviews.

The new show has been branded as a "reboot", or "revival", taking place 11 years after the original series' finale episode, and McCormack has reprised his role of the beloved Will Truman. Perhaps I didn't have to give my Hamlet before I died, that the world might be an OK place without my Hamlet, in fact.

Supporter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). 'I absolutely loved playing Will. [86] He became a US citizen in 1999 and holds dual Canadian and US citizenship.

[13] He left Ryerson in 1985, several months before graduating, to accept a position with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, where he spent five seasons performing.

[60] When asked about his interpretation on the character, McCormack commented that his first instinct was to make Ted Lewis more alien, sounding like Spock. [5][6] While he was growing up, he was shy and did not play sports but was involved in theatre from an early age: "I was a bit of an outsider, but I discovered theatre very early on, which got me through. [58][59], McCormack starred in the science-fiction film Alien Trespass (2009), in which he played Doctor Ted Lewis, who gets possessed by an alien marshal, Urp, after he crash-lands on Earth. [72] In 2018, McCormack received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the television industry.[73].

[4] Also in 1993, McCormack appeared in the television movie Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, playing Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's father. He is of Canadian-American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity. [54] The show debuted on January 26, 2009, and was watched by almost 3.4 million viewers. He appeared in the 1992 theatrical film The Lost World, based on Conan Doyle's novel of the same name and starred in The Lost World sequel, Return to the Lost World, also released in 1992. [88] The Wellness Community West Los Angeles Tribute to the Human Spirit Awards dinner presented an award to McCormack for his breast cancer awareness advocacy. [63][64] McCormack had a supporting role in Richard Loncraine's comedy My One and Only,[65] which was released in August 2009. The show that I do - why it's not always about [my parents] - is about knowing that they were always on the other side of the wall, wondering if this kid was ever going to amount to anything, or just keep pretending he was Alice Cooper.

There are many such straight stars, who play LGBT character on-screen and there are countless gay actors who portrayed heterosexual characters on-screen. The series, set around a fictional advertising firm, starred McCormack as Mason McGuire, the firm's newly promoted creative director, and deals with his best friend's (Cavanagh) unpredictable behavior.

Joanna Weiss of the Boston Globe wrote, "The presence of Eric McCormack, as an intrepid TV reporter, is especially extraneous (no disrespect to intrepid reporters). The finale garnered 18 million American viewers,[36] making it the most-watched entertainment telecast in six years. It is the same high school that. Christina Marie , Other Works [76] He also provides the voice of "Lucky" on The Hub's Pound Puppies series, which premiered October 10, 2010. He starred in the television miniseries The Andromeda Strain (2008) and returned to television in 2009 in the TNT drama Trust Me, which was cancelled after one season. I knew exactly what I was going to do. [66], McCormack portrayed con artist Clark Rockefeller in the Lifetime television movie Who Is Clark Rockefeller?, which premiered on March 13, 2010. Just because someone plays gay in a movie or a TV show, does not mean that person is a gay in real life. [12] By 1993, he landed a recurring role as a detective in the crime drama Street Justice.

Film critic Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times wrote that McCormack and Weigel "both make a strong impression".

"[48] Robert Bianco of USA Today commented, "The central cast is completed by ... poor Eric McCormack as a crusading, coke-addicted journalist who spends the second half of the movie playing Rambo in the desert.