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Tom McCarthy is an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for direct and write The Station Agent (2003), The Visitor (2007), Win Win (2011), and Spotlight (2015), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and was nominated for Best Director. McCarthy co-wrote the film Up (2009) with Bob Peterson and... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 74 wins & 97 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Spotlight
Spotlight Writer
(2015)
Up
Up Writer
(2009)
2012
2012 Gordon Silberman
(2009)
Win Win
Win Win Producer
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 The Tap (TV Series) (post-production)
Professor Robinson
- Pilot (2017) ... Professor Robinson
 2015 Pixels
Michael the Robot
 2010 Little Fockers
Dr. Bob
 2010/I Fair Game
Jeff
 2010 Jack Goes Boating
Dr. Bob Thomas
 2009 The Lovely Bones
Principal Caden
 2009/I 2012
Gordon Silberman
 2009 Duplicity
Jeff Bauer
 2009 Mammoth
Robert 'Bob' Sanders
 2008 Baby Mama
Kate's Date
 2008 The Wire (TV Series)
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
 2002-2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
John Conlan / Lambert / Donald Housman
- Darkness (2008) ... John Conlan
- Bodies (2003) ... Lambert
- The Ring (2002) ... Donald Housman (as Thomas McCarthy)
 2007 Michael Clayton
Walter (voice)
 2007/I Year of the Dog
Pier (as Thomas McCarthy)
 2006 Beautiful Ohio
William 30's
 2006/I The Situation
Major Hanks
 2006 Flags of our Fathers
James Bradley
 2006 All the King's Men
Editor
 2005 Syriana
Fred Franks
 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck.
Palmer Williams
 2005 The Great New Wonderful
Davie Burbage (segment "David and Allison's Story")
 2004 The Last Shot
Agent Pike
 2002 The Guru
Lars (as Thomas McCarthy)
 2000-2001 Boston Public (TV Series)
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)
 2001 The Practice (TV Series)
Kevin Riley
- The Day After (2001) ... Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)
 2000 Certain Guys
Mitch
 2000 Meet the Parents
Dr. Bob Banks (as Thomas McCarthy)
 2000 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Peter Hanks
- Do You Wanna Dance? (2000) ... Peter Hanks (as Thomas McCarthy)
 2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Nick Ganzner
- Contact (2000) ... Nick Ganzner
 2000 D.C. (TV Series)
Joseph Scott
- Truth (2000) ... Joseph Scott (as Thomas McCarthy)
 1999 30 Days
Brad Drazin (as Thomas McCarthy)
 1998 Saint Maybe (TV Movie)
Ian Bedloe (as Thomas McCarthy)
 1998 Spin City (TV Series)
Priest
- Bye, Bye, Birdie (1998) ... Priest
 1997 In My Sister's Shadow (TV Movie)
Michael Butler (as Thomas Joseph McCarthy)
 1997 Conspiracy Theory
Helicopter Spotter (as Thomas McCarthy)
 1996 Mary & Tim (TV Movie)
Tim Melville (as Thomas McCarthy)
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Gus Farina
- Toy Soldiers (1996) ... Gus Farina (as Thomas McCarthy)
 1993 Rift
Bartender #1 (as Thomas McCarthy)
 1992 Crossing the Bridge
Chris (as Thomas McCarthy)
 1989 Roast Suckling (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage play: Noises Off - playing Garry Lejeune, at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York, NY

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Alternate Names:

Thomas Joseph McCarthy | Thomas McCarthy | Tom Mccarthy

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I can tell you I've taken something from each movie. Even The Cobbler (2014) - which, as you know, wasn't very critically well-received - I loved that movie. I know Spotlight (2015) is better for me having made that movie, because it's the first time I made movies back to back. So I was rolling right into "Spotlight" and I was taking all these lessons, not from the result because you don't learn ... See more »

Trivia:

As of 2016, has appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and Michael Clayton (2007), and in addition to that, he wrote two films that were nominated for the same category: Up (2009) and Spotlight (2015), the latter film in which he also directed. See more »

Trademark:

Low-key films about disparate people who become unusual surrogate families

Nickname:

Tom

Star Sign:

Gemini

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