Eric McCormack was born in Toronto and spent his twenties preforming in theatres across Canada, including five seasons with the Stratford Festival. He made his Broadway debut starring as The Music Man, headlined the American premiere of Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s), and in 2012 starred opposite James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury in the Tony-nominated Gore Vidal's The Best Man.
His film work includes “Alien Trespass,” the cult film “Free Enterprise,” “My One and Only” (opposite Rene Zellweger), “The Sisters” (for which he and Maria Bello won Best Actor and Actress at the Atlanta Film Festival) “Barricade” and “Knife Fight” (opposite Rob Lowe). Next up, “The Architect” (with Parker Posey) and the Canadian indie “Considering Love and Other Magic.”
On television, McCormack has starred in countless series, mini-series and movies over the last twenty years. Highlights include “The Andromeda Strain” (A&E), “Borrowed Hearts” (CBS), “Trust Me” (TNT), the title role in “Who Is Clark Rockefeller?” (Lifetime), “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (CBS) and two seasons as ‘Col. Clay Mosby’ on “Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years.”
His eight seasons as ‘Will Truman’ on NBC’s Emmy-winning comedy “Will & Grace” earned him a SAG award, five Golden Globe® nominations and the Emmy® for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. McCormack was a director, producer and the star of the TNT drama, “Perception,” which just completed its third and final season. His previous producer credits include “Lovespring International” for Lifetime, and “Imperfect Union” for TNT.
McCormack recently performed his one-man show, The Concert I Never Gave (except for, like, 2000 times in my bedroom) in LA and Toronto, benefiting StandUp2Cancer and ReThinkBreast Cancer. In 2011 he received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. McCormack splits his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver with Janet, his wife of 19 years, and their 13-year-old son, Finnigan, who plays a mean cello.