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Years active
  
1992–present

Name
  
Tom McCarthy


Role
  
Actor

TV shows
  
The Wire, Boston Public

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Full Name
  
Thomas Joseph McCarthy

Born
  
June 7, 1966 (age 57) (
1966-06-07
)
New Jersey, United States

Occupation
  
Actor, film director, screenwriter

Nominations
  
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

Awards
  
Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay

Education
  
Boston College (1988), Yale School of Drama, New Providence High School

Movies
  
The Cobbler, Spotlight, The Station Agent, Win Win, The Visitor

Similar People
  
Josh Singer, Haaz Sleiman, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Jenkins, Melonie Diaz

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Thomas Joseph "Tom" McCarthy (born June 7, 1966) is an American film director, screenwriter, and actor who has appeared in several films, including Meet the Parents and Good Night, and Good Luck, and television series such as The Wire, Boston Public, Law & Order, and the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Saint Maybe.

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McCarthy has received critical acclaim for his writing/direction work for the independent films The Station Agent (2003), The Visitor (2007), Win Win (2011), and Spotlight (2015), the last of which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, won McCarthy the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director.

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Additionally, McCarthy co-wrote the film Up (2009) with Bob Peterson and Pete Docter, for which they received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. McCarthy also wrote the film Million Dollar Arm (2014) and served as a director and executive producer for the Netflix television series 13 Reasons Why (2017).

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Life and career

McCarthy was raised in New Providence, New Jersey, one of five children of Carol and Eugene F. "Gene" McCarthy. His father worked in the textile industry. He was raised Catholic, in a family of Irish descent. McCarthy is a graduate of New Providence High School in New Providence, New Jersey; Boston College, Class of 1988 where he was a member of the improv comedy troupe My Mother's Fleabag; and the Yale School of Drama, where he studied under Earle R. Gister.

McCarthy spent several years doing stand-up comedy and theater in Minneapolis and Chicago before going into television and film. He starred in Flags of Our Fathers as James Bradley and the final season of The Wire as a morally challenged reporter named Scott Templeton. He made his Broadway debut in the 2001 revival of Noises Off!

McCarthy's directorial debut, The Station Agent, which he also wrote, won the Audience Award and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. The film also won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award. The Station Agent also won awards at film festivals ranging from San Sebastian to Stockholm, Mexico City, and Aspen.

McCarthy's second feature film was The Visitor, which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. For The Visitor, McCarthy won the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Director. McCarthy appeared in the 2009 dramas The Lovely Bones and 2012. In 2010, McCarthy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the animated film Up.

He also co-wrote and directed 2011's Win Win based on his experiences as a wrestler at New Providence High School.

McCarthy's most recent film, the independent drama film Spotlight, received widespread acclaim following its release in 2015. The film received 6 Academy Awards nominations, 3 Golden Globe Awards nominations, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, and 8 Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations.

In February 2016, it was announced that McCarthy will direct the first two episodes of 13 Reasons Why, from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television. The show is based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling YA book by Jay Asher.

Filmography

Producer
2022
Alaska Daily (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Most Reckless Thing I've Ever Done (2023) - (executive producer)
- Truth Is a Slow Bullet (2023) - (executive producer)
- Rush to Judgment (2023) - (executive producer)
- Tell a Reporter Not to Do Something and Suddenly It's a Party (2023) - (executive producer)
- Enemy of the People (2023) - (executive producer)
- You Can't Put a Price on a Life (2022) - (executive producer)
- I Have No Idea What You're Talking About, Eileen (2022) - (executive producer)
- The Weekend (2022) - (executive producer)
- It's Not Personal (2022) - (executive producer)
- A Place We Came Together (2022) - (executive producer)
- Pilot (2022) - (executive producer)
2022
Obi-Wan Kenobi (TV Mini Series) (consulting producer - 6 episodes)
- Part VI (2022) - (consulting producer)
- Part V (2022) - (consulting producer)
- Part IV (2022) - (consulting producer)
- Part III (2022) - (consulting producer)
- Part II (2022) - (consulting producer)
- Part I (2022) - (consulting producer)
2021
Stillwater (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
2017
13 Reasons Why (TV Series) (executive producer - 49 episodes)
- Graduation (2020) - (executive producer)
- Prom (2020) - (executive producer)
- College Interview (2020) - (executive producer)
- Valentine's Day (2020) - (executive producer)
- Thursday (2020) - (executive producer)
- House Party (2020) - (executive producer)
- Acceptance/Rejection (2020) - (executive producer)
- Senior Camping Trip (2020) - (executive producer)
- College Tour (2020) - (executive producer)
- Winter Break (2020) - (executive producer)
- Let the Dead Bury the Dead (2019) - (executive producer)
- And Then the Hurricane Hit (2019) - (executive producer)
- There Are a Few Things I Haven't Told You (2019) - (executive producer)
- The World Closing In (2019) - (executive producer)
- Always Waiting for the Next Bad News (2019) - (executive producer)
- In High School, Even on a Good Day, It's Hard to Tell Who's on Your Side (2019) - (executive producer)
- There Are a Number of Problems with Clay Jensen (2019) - (executive producer)
- You Can Tell the Heart of a Man by How He Grieves (2019) - (executive producer)
- Nobody's Clean (2019) - (executive producer)
- Angry, Young and Man (2019) - (executive producer)
- The Good Person Is Indistinguishable from the Bad (2019) - (executive producer)
- If You're Breathing, You're a Liar (2019) - (executive producer)
- Yeah. I'm the New Girl (2019) - (executive producer)
- Bye (2018) - (executive producer)
- The Box of Polaroids (2018) - (executive producer)
- Bryce and Chloe (2018) - (executive producer)
- Smile, Bitches (2018) - (executive producer)
- The Missing Page (2018) - (executive producer)
- The Little Girl (2018) - (executive producer)
- The Third Polaroid (2018) - (executive producer)
- The Smile at the End of the Dock (2018) - (executive producer)
- The Chalk Machine (2018) - (executive producer)
- The Second Polaroid (2018) - (executive producer)
- The Drunk Slut (2018) - (executive producer)
- Two Girls Kissing (2018) - (executive producer)
- The First Polaroid (2018) - (executive producer)
- Tape 7, Side A (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 6, Side B (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 6, Side A (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 5, Side B (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 5, Side A (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 4, Side B (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 4, Side A (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 3, Side B (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 3, Side A (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 2, Side B (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 2, Side A (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 1, Side A (2017) - (executive producer)
- Tape 1, Side B (2017) - (executive producer)
2020
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (producer)
2019
The Loudest Voice (TV Mini Series) (executive producer)
2014
The Cobbler (producer)
2011
Game of Thrones (TV Series) (consulting producer - 1 episode)
- Winter Is Coming (2011) - (consulting producer)
2011
Win Win (producer)
Actor
2020
Little America (TV Series) as
Professor Robbins
- The Cowboy (2020) - Professor Robbins
2017
The Tap (TV Series) as
Professor Robinson
- Pilot (2017) - Professor Robinson
2015
Pixels as
Michael the Robot
2010
Little Fockers as
Dr. Bob
2010
Fair Game as
Jeff
2010
Jack Goes Boating as
Dr. Bob Thomas
2009
The Lovely Bones as
Principal Caden
2009
2012 as
Gordon Silberman
2009
Duplicity as
Jeff Bauer
2009
Mammoth as
Robert 'Bob' Sanders
2008
Baby Mama as
Kate's Date
2008
The Wire (TV Series) as
Scott Templeton
- -30- (2008) - Scott Templeton
- Late Editions (2008) - Scott Templeton
- Clarifications (2008) - Scott Templeton
- Took (2008) - Scott Templeton
- The Dickensian Aspect (2008) - Scott Templeton
- React Quotes (2008) - Scott Templeton
- Transitions (2008) - Scott Templeton
- Not for Attribution (2008) - Scott Templeton
- Unconfirmed Reports (2008) - Scott Templeton
- More with Less (2008) - Scott Templeton
2002
Law & Order (TV Series) as
John Conlan / Lambert / Donald Housman
- Darkness (2008) - John Conlan
- Bodies (2003) - Lambert
- The Ring (2002) - Donald Housman (as Thomas McCarthy)
2007
Michael Clayton as
Walter (voice)
2007
Year of the Dog as
Pier (as Thomas McCarthy)
2006
Beautiful Ohio as
William 30's
2006
The Situation as
Major Hanks
2006
Flags of Our Fathers as
James Bradley
2006
All the King's Men as
Editor
2005
Syriana as
Fred Franks
2005
Good Night, and Good Luck. as
Palmer Williams
2005
The Great New Wonderful as
Davie Burbage
2004
The Last Shot as
Agent Pike
2002
The Guru as
Lars (as Thomas McCarthy)
2000
Boston Public (TV Series) as
Kevin Riley
- Chapter Eighteen (2001) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Thirteen (2001) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Twelve (2001) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Eleven (2001) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Ten (2001) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Nine (2001) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Eight (2000) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Seven (2000) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Six (2000) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Five (2000) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Four (2000) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Three (2000) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter Two (2000) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
- Chapter One (2000) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
2001
The Practice (TV Series) as
Kevin Riley
- The Day After (2001) - Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
2000
Meet the Parents as
Dr. Bob Banks (as Thomas McCarthy)
2000
Ally McBeal (TV Series) as
Peter Hanks
- Do You Wanna Dance? (2000) - Peter Hanks (as Thomas McCarthy)
2000
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) as
Nick Ganzner
- Contact (2000) - Nick Ganzner
2000
D.C. (TV Series) as
Joseph Scott
- Truth (2000) - Joseph Scott (as Thomas McCarthy)
1999
30 Days as
Brad Drazin (as Thomas McCarthy)
1999
Certain Guys as
Mitch
1998
Saint Maybe (TV Movie) as
Ian Bedloe (as Thomas McCarthy)
1998
Spin City (TV Series) as
Priest
- Bye, Bye, Birdie (1998) - Priest
1997
In My Sister's Shadow (TV Movie) as
Michael Butler (as Thomas Joseph McCarthy)
1997
Conspiracy Theory as
Helicopter Spotter (as Thomas McCarthy)
1996
Mary & Tim (TV Movie) as
Tim Melville (as Thomas McCarthy)
1996
New York Undercover (TV Series) as
Gus Farina
- Toy Soldiers (1996) - Gus Farina (as Thomas McCarthy)
1993
Rift as
Bartender #1 (as Thomas McCarthy)
1992
Crossing the Bridge as
Chris (as Thomas McCarthy)
1989
Roast Suckling (Short) as
Calmer
Writer
-
Alaska Daily (TV Series) (created by - 11 episodes, 2022 - 2023) (written by - 2 episodes, 2022)
- Most Reckless Thing I've Ever Done (2023) - (creator)
- Truth Is a Slow Bullet (2023) - (creator)
- Rush to Judgment (2023) - (creator)
- Tell a Reporter Not to Do Something and Suddenly It's a Party (2023) - (creator)
- Enemy of the People (2023) - (creator)
- You Can't Put a Price on a Life (2022) - (creator)
- I Have No Idea What You're Talking About, Eileen (2022) - (creator)
- The Weekend (2022) - (creator)
- It's Not Personal (2022) - (creator)
- A Place We Came Together (2022) - (creator) / (written by)
- Pilot (2022) - (creator) / (written by)
2021
Stillwater (written by)
2020
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (screenplay by)
-
The Loudest Voice (TV Mini Series) (developed by - 7 episodes, 2019) (written for television by - 1 episode, 2019)
- 2016 (2019) - (creator)
- 2015 (2019) - (creator)
- 2012 (2019) - (creator)
- 2009 (2019) - (creator)
- 2008 (2019) - (creator)
- 2001 (2019) - (creator)
- 1995 (2019) - (creator) / (written for television by)
2018
Christopher Robin (screenplay by)
2015
Spotlight (written by)
2014
The Cobbler (written by)
2014
Million Dollar Arm (screenplay - as Thomas McCarthy)
2011
Win Win (screenplay) / (story)
2009
Up (story by)
2007
The Visitor (written by)
2003
The Station Agent (written by - as Tom Mccarthy)
Director
2022
Alaska Daily (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Place We Came Together (2022)
- Pilot (2022)
2021
Stillwater (directed by)
2020
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
2017
13 Reasons Why (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Tape 1, Side A (2017)
- Tape 1, Side B (2017)
2015
Spotlight
2014
The Cobbler
2011
Win Win
2007
The Visitor
2003
The Station Agent
Miscellaneous
2016
Born in China (Documentary) (animal behavioral insights: Panthera - as Dr. Tom McCarthy)
Thanks
2022
The Pale Blue Eye (special thanks)
2019
Almost Love (special thanks)
2017
Hostiles (special thanks)
2015
Inside Out (special thanks)
2014
Manglehorn (special thanks)
2009
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (the producers wish to thank - as Thomas McCarthy)
2006
Fast Food Nation (special thanks)
Self
2022
The Last Movie Stars (TV Series documentary) as
Sidney Lumet / Self
- Chapter Six: Luck is an Art (2022) - Sidney Lumet (voice)
- Chapter Two: A Star Is Born (2022) - Self
- Chapter One: Cosmic Orphans (2022) - Self / Sidney Lumet
2009
Días de cine (TV Series) as
Self - Interviewee
- Episode dated 13 August 2021 (2021) - Self - Interviewee
- Episode dated 12 March 2009 (2009) - Self - Interviewee
2021
WTF with Marc Maron (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- Tom McCarthy (2021) - Self - Guest
2020
Entertainment Tonight Canada (TV Series) as
Self
- Mar/09/2020 (2020) - Self
2019
Front Row Flynn (TV Series) as
Self
- SPOTLIGHT: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, moderator Fred Topel (2019) - Self
2018
13 Reasons Why: Bringing the Book to Life (Video documentary short) as
Self
2017
13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Beyond the Reasons Season 1 (2017) - Self
2016
E! Live from the Red Carpet (TV Series) as
Self
- The 2016 Academy Awards (2016) - Self
2016
Reliable Sources (TV Series) as
Self - Interviewee
- Episode dated 28 February 2016 (2016) - Self - Interviewee
2016
The Oscars (TV Special) as
Self - Winner & Nominee
2016
31st Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner
2016
20/20 (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Director (segment "My Oscar Journey")
- Journey to the Oscars (2016) - Self - Director (segment "My Oscar Journey")
2016
Tavis Smiley (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 10 February 2016 (2016) - Self
2016
CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #38.20 (2016) - Self
2016
Film '72 (TV Series) as
Self - Interviewee
- Episode #45.2 (2016) - Self - Interviewee
2016
73rd Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
2015
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (TV Series) as
Self
- Writers (2015) - Self
2015
Made in Hollywood (TV Series) as
Self
- Courage/The 33 (2015) - Self
2015
The Matthew Aaron Show Podcast (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- Ep. 225 Thomas McCarthy & Kristoffer Triumf (2015) - Self - Guest
2015
LA Times: The Envelope (TV Series) as
Self
2014
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi (TV Series short) as
Self
- Cobbler, Butcher, Biker (2014) - Self
2011
SXSW Flashback 2011 (TV Special) as
Self (as Thomas McCarthy)
2011
Sidewalks Entertainment (TV Series) as
Self
- Win Win & Danes (2011) - Self (as Thomas McCarthy)
2010
Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic (Video short) as
Self
2009
The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective (Documentary short) as
Self
2009
Roland Emmerich - Mein Leben (TV Movie documentary) as
Self (as Thomas McCarthy)
2009
Cinema 3 (TV Series) as
Self - Interviewee
- Episode dated 14 March 2009 (2009) - Self - Interviewee
2009
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner
2007
The Wire: The Last Word (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2007
The Wire Odyssey (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2006
Wanderlust (TV Movie documentary) as
The Director
2004
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner (as Thomas McCarthy)
2001
Spotlight on Location: Meet the Parents (Video documentary short)(as Thomas McCarthy)

References

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