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Eric McCormack

Eric McCormack as Will Truman
Date of birth: April 18, 1963
Birth location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'11" (180cm) [1]
Notable role(s): Will Truman in Will & Grace
Spouse: Janet Holden

Eric McCormack (born on April 18, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is an Emmy Award-winning Canadian actor of Scottish and Cherokee Canadian descent. He maintains residences in Los Angeles and Vancouver. Image File history File links Willtruman. ... William Will Pierce Truman is a fictional character on the American sitcom Will & Grace, portrayed by Eric McCormack. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty... William Will Pierce Truman is a fictional character on the American sitcom Will & Grace, portrayed by Eric McCormack. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Will & Grace Will & Grace was a popular Emmy Award-winning American television situation comedy that focused on Will Truman, a gay lawyer and his best friend Grace Adler, a straight Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm, as well as... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... See also: 1962 in television, other events of 1963, 1964 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1963-64 American network television schedule. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... An Emmy Award. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen of the UK Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by... For other uses, see Cherokee (disambiguation). ...


Educated and trained as an actor in Canada at the Ryerson University School of Theatre in Toronto, McCormack has been appearing in television productions since his debut in 1986. Photo of Ryersons Quad and Kerr Hall in downtown Toronto Ryerson University is a publicly funded post-secondary education institution located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario, which is Canadas largest city. ...


He played Col. Francis Clay Mosby in the Western 1 hour TV Show Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994), and Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995). In the show, which ran for two seasons, McCormack puts on a convincing Southern accent. The show was filmed at the CL Western Town Studio in Alberta.


His role as gay lawyer Will Truman in the NBC sitcom Will & Grace from 1998 until 2006 has brought him widespread recognition. Nominated for Emmy Awards on three occasions for this role, he won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy in 2001. Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... William Will Pierce Truman is a fictional character on the American sitcom Will & Grace, portrayed by Eric McCormack. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Will & Grace Will & Grace was a popular Emmy Award-winning American television situation comedy that focused on Will Truman, a gay lawyer and his best friend Grace Adler, a straight Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm, as well as... An Emmy Award. ...


During the 1999-2000 Broadway season, McCormack briefly portrayed Prof. Harold Hill (replacing Craig Bierko) in the Susan Stroman revival of The Music Man while on hiatus from Will & Grace. In August 2002, as part of the Hollywood Bowl's Summer Concert Series, he reprised the role for a one-night only appearance in which he and other artists re-created the songs from the show. Craig Bierko (born August 18, 1964 in Rye Brook, New York, USA) is an American actor most famous for his role as Max Baer in the film Cinderella Man. ... Susan Stroman (born October 17, 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a Broadway director, choreographer, and performer. ... The Music Man is a musical play with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson (story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey), which opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre on December 19, 1957. ...


As of June 2006, McCormack is starring in the off-Broadway play Some Girls with Fran Drescher and is also executive producer of the new Lifetime comedy entitled Lovespring International Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Francine Joy Drescher (born in Flushing, Queens, New York City on September 30, 1957) is a American film and television actress. ... Original logo (1984-1995) 20th Anniversary logo (2004) Lifetime Television is an American television network which as its former tagline notes, is Television for Women. ... Lovespring International is an improvisational comedy series airing on Lifetime on Mondays at 11pm in the United States. ...


McCormack has also recorded a song, "The Greatest Discovery," which was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin for the album, Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars. He also wrote and sang a song called "Living with Grace" for the 2004 soundtrack to Will & Grace with piano music provided by Barry Manilow. Sir Elton Hercules[1] John, CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn, New York on June 17, 1943) is an American singer and songwriter best known for his hit recordings I Write The Songs, Mandy and Copacabana (At The Copa). Manilow appeared on the charts for much of the 1970s with a string of...

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Personal life

  • Attended Sir John A. Macdonald High School in Scarborough, Canada.
  • Attended the same high school as Mike Myers for a short time.
  • McCormack has been married to Janet Leigh Holden since 1997; they have a son, Finnigan Holden McCormack, born on July 1, 2002 in Los Angeles.
  • He became a US citizen in 1999 and now holds dual US and Canadian citizenship.
  • Is involved in many Los Angeles- and Canadian-based charitable organizations including Project Angel Food and others.
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Trivia

  • He sang both the American and Canadian National Anthems at the 2004 NHL All Star game in Minnesota.
  • Set up his own production company called "Big Cattle Productions" to develop ideas for TV. The naming of the company came out of wordplay as by shortening the word "production", you get "Big Cattle Prod".
  • Appeared in a training video for Air Canada.
  • Appeared very happy in the Barenaked Ladies music video "Pinch Me."
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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Eric McCormack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (445 words)
Eric McCormack (born on April 18, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is an Emmy Award-winning part-Cherokee Canadian-American actor.
Educated and trained as an actor in Canada at Ryerson University, McCormack has been appearing in television productions since his debut in 1986.
McCormack has been married to Janet Holden since 1997; they have a son, Finnigan Holden McCormack.
Eric McCormack @ Filmbug (340 words)
Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack is born and raised in Toronto, McCormack began acting in high school and continued during his college years at the Ryerson Theatre School.
McCormack also starred in the feature Old Hats (with Ossie Davis and James Whitmore), and appeared in The Holy Man with Eddie Murphy and Jeff Goldblum.
McCormack, who became a dual U.S./ Canadian citizen in October 2000, and his wife divide their time between their permanent home in Los Angeles and a second home in Vancouver.
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