|Eric McCormack Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||April 18, 1963|
Eric McCormack is an Emmy Award-winning actor of Canadian origin. He is recognized worldwide as Will Truman from the popular TV series, Will & Grace. He is equally known for his acting in Travelers, Perception, Lonesome Dove, Free Enterprise, Here’s to Life!, The Sisters, Alien Trespass, Textuality, Barricade, and Knife Fight. Eric was awarded the star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 14, 2018. He also has a huge fan following of over 300k followers on Twitter, more than 400k followers on Instagram, and over 300k followers on Facebook.
Eric James McCormack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Los Angeles, California, United States
- Vancouver, Canada
Eric McCormack has studied at the Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute and Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario. After graduating from high school in 1982, he joined the Ryerson University School of Theatre in Toronto. Later, he joined the Banff Center for the Arts in Banff, Canada.
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor, Entrepreneur
- Father – James McCormack (Oil Company Financial Analyst) (Died in 2008)
- Mother – Doris McCormack (1932–2006)
- Siblings – Ellen McCormack (Younger Sister). He also has a younger brother.
Eric McCormack is managed by Coronel Group, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States.
5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Eric McCormack has dated –
- Janet McCormack (1994-Present) – In 1994, he started a relationship with assistant director Janet Holden. They met while shooting for the TV series, Lonesome Dove. Eric had to do some work in convincing Janet into dating him in the beginning. 3 years later, the couple got married in 1997. They have a son named Finnigan Holden McCormack (born July 1, 2002). Eric and Janet seemed to be going strong in their relationship.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Scottish descent.
- High forehead
- Keeps short spiky hairstyle
- Lean athletic figure
Eric McCormack has done TV commercial work for the brands like –
- Nextel phone services (2003)
- Province of British Columbia Tourism (2010)
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) (2013)
Best Known For
- His character as Will Truman, a gay lawyer, in the popular TV series, Will & Grace (1998-2018). He has received multiple Golden Globe nominations and Emmy nominations for the same. He has won awards including OFTA Awards (1999 & 2001) for “Best Actor in a Comedy Series”, Emmy Awards (2001) for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”, and Screen Actors Guild Award (2001) for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series”.
- Portraying numerous other characters in TV series like Grant MacLaren in Travelers, Ken Waltham in Full Circle (2015), Daniel Pierce in Perception (2012-2015), Dr. Max Kershaw in The New Adventures of Old Christine (2009-2010), Mason McGuire in Trust Me (2009), Clay Mosby in Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995-1996)
- His versatile roles in films including Free Enterprise (1999), Here’s to Life! (2000), Break a Leg (2005), The Sisters (2005), Alien Trespass (2009), My One and Only (2009), Textuality (2011), Barricade (2012), Knife Fight (2012), and Considering Love and Other Magic (2016)
In 1992, he made his theatrical film debut in the adventure sci-fi film, The Lost World, as Edward Malone.
In 2008, he made his theatrical film debut as a voice actor with the role of Vladislav in the English version of the animated comedy film, Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita).
First TV Show
In 1987, he made his first TV show appearance in the comedy series, Hangin’ In, as Jody.
In 2010, he made his TV show debut as a voice actor by lending his voice to the character of Lucky in the animated comedy series, Pound Puppies.
Eric McCormack used to work out at least 3 times a week in the gym. He had a trainer in Los Angeles who helped him in maintaining his physique by mixing his workout routine between weights, Pilates, and sits ups. When in Vancouver, Eric enjoys running and biking outdoors during summer.
As for his diet, he maintains a balanced diet. He has admitted that he is neither a big fan of healthy food like tofu and sprouts nor does he indulge in fast food because of the way it makes him feel later.
When he was young, his mother used to serve him 2 vegetables with every meal, a habit that he still follows. He loves barbequing chicken, salmon, and steak and prefers eating light, something like fish and a green vegetable, before any of his official engagements. When he eats out, he mostly orders sushi or Italian. He is not much of a dessert person except for vanilla milkshake.
Eric McCormack Favorite Things
- Holiday – Christmas in his early 20s
- Place To Visit – His home in Vancouver during summer
- Food – Sushi
- Country To Visit – Italy
Eric McCormack Facts
- As a child, he developed a passion for acting after watching Don Adams in the 1965 film, Get Smart.
- He holds dual citizenship of Canada and the United States.
- In 2004, he sang the national anthems of both the U.S. and Canada at the NHL All-Stars game in Minnesota.
- His son’s name, “Finnigan”, was inspired by the name of a puppet from Mr. Dressup (1967).
- In 2000, he appeared in Barenaked Ladies’ music video, Pinch Me.
- In 2001, he did the Broadway musical, The Music Man.
- He has appeared in numerous productions such as Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, Murder in the Cathedral, Three Sisters, and Burn This.
- If he weren’t an actor, he would either have been a cartoonist or a jingle singer for radios.
- He wants his last meal to include a large tin of vanilla milkshake, pasta in red sauce, and delicious steak.
- His most detestable character trait is religious extremism.
- If he could master any instrument, it would be the piano.
- On September 14, 2018, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television.
- He is an advocate of the breast cancer awareness campaign and is as an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF).
- He supports same-sex marriage.
- Eric supports numerous charities like Project Angel Food and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
- He has worked as a producer for TV series Travelers, Perception, and Family Beef.
- He has also directed a short film, Pirates (2003), and a few episodes in a couple of TV series.
- Eric founded the production company Big Cattle Productions.
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