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Eric McCormack
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Full name Erick James McCormack
Character: Will Truman
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth date: April 18, 1963
Spouse: Janet Holden
Occupation: Actor
Producer
writer
First Appearance: Pilot; Love and Marriage
Last Appearance: The Finale(2)

Eric McCormack portrays Will Truman in Will and Grace

Biography Edit

Eric James McCormack, born April 18, 1963 is a Canadian-American actor, writer and producer. Born in Toronto, he began his acting career performing in school plays at Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute High School. He left Ryerson University in 1985, in order to accept a position with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where he spent five years performing in numerous play productions. erase this

For much of the late-1990s, he lived in Los Angeles and had minor roles. He made his feature film debut in the 1992 science fiction The Lost World. McCormack appeared in multiple television series roles, including Top Cops, Street Justice, Lovesome Dove: The Series, Townies, and Ally McBeal. McCormack later gained worldwide recognition for playing Will Truman in the American sitcom Will & Grace, which premiered in September 1998. His performance earned him an Emmy Award in the category for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2001. He has not done much apart from appearing in television, he made his Broadway debut in the 2001 production of The Music Man and starred in the 2005 film The Sisters. Following the series conclusion of Will & Grace in 2006, McCormack starred as the leading role in the New York production of Some Girl(s). He starred in the television mini-series The Andromeda Strain (2008) and returned to television in 2009 in the TNT drama Trust Me, which was cancelled after one season. Also in 2009, McCormack was cast in the science fiction movie Alien Trespass.

McCormack has been married to Janet Leigh Holden, whom he met in the set of Lonesome Dove, since August 1997 They have a son, Finnigan Holden McCormack, born on July 1, 2002 in Los Angeles. McCormack became a US citizen in 1999 and holds dual Canadian and US citizenship.

McCormack is involved in many Los Angeles and Canadian-based charitable organizations including Project Angel Food. The Wellness Community West Los Angeles Tribute to the Human Spirit Awards dinner presented an award to McCormack for his breast cancer awareness advocacy. He shared with the audience how his comedy helped his mother, Doris McCormack, endure her breast cancer treatments. Doris was honored at the Lifetime's Breast Cancer Heroes Luncheon in 2004. He serves as an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) and was given the MMRF Spirit of Hope Award in October 2006.

McCormack sang both the American and Canadian national anthems at the 2004 NHL All Star game in Minnesota. McCormack is a supporter of same-sex marriage and attended a march in Fresno, California on May 30, 2009, after the Supreme Court of California upheld a ban on same-sex marriage approved by voters in November by the ballot proposition Proposition 8.


AwardsEdit

Won

Awards'

Category'

Series'

Year'

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Will&Grace

2001

Screen Actors Guild Award

Screen Actors Guild Award for Oustanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Will&Grace

2001






NominatedEdit

Awards'

Category'

Series'

Year'

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Will&Grace

2000

Golden Globe Award

Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy

Will&Grace

2000

Satellite Awards

Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy

Will&Grace

2000

Viewers for Quality Television Awards

Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series

Will&Grace

2000

Golden Globe Award

Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy

Will&Grace

2001

Teen Choice Award

Television Choice Actor

Will&Grace

2001

Golden Globe Award

Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy

Will&Grace

2002

Satellite Awards

Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical

Will&Grace

2002

Screen Actors Guild Award

Outstanding Performance by and Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Will&Grace

2002

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Will&Grace

2003

Golden Globe Award

Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy

Will&Grace

2003

Satellite Awards

Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical

Will&Grace

2003

Screen Actors Guild Award

Outstanding Performance by and Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Will&Grace

2003

Golden Globe Award

Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy

Will&Grace

2004

Satellite Awards

Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical

Will&Grace

2004

Screen Actors Guild Award

Outstanding Performance by and Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Will&Grace

2004

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Will&Grace

2005

Screen Actors Guild Award

Outstanding Performance by and Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Will&Grace

2005

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