Tom Amandes

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Tom Amandes
Born (1959-03-09) March 9, 1959 (age 64)
Education DePaul University
Occupation(s)Actor, director
Years active1987–present
Spouse Nancy Everhard (present)

Thomas Amandes (born March 9, 1959) is an American actor. His best-known role to date is that of Eliot Ness in the 1990s television series The Untouchables; he also played Geena Davis' boyfriend in The Long Kiss Goodnight , and Abraham Lincoln in the 2013 film Saving Lincoln .



Amandes was born the sixth of 11 children in Richmond, Illinois. [1] Amandes began acting at an early age, performing at home with his siblings and starring in school productions. He graduated in 1977 from Crystal Lake Central High School. In 1981, after graduating from the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University, Amandes set out to apprentice on the Chicago stage.

A turning point in Amandes' career was being cast as Eliot Ness in the television series The Untouchables . He went on to star in The Pursuit of Happiness with Brad Garrett and Larry Miller. Amandes co-starred in the TV drama Everwood from 2002 to 2006. Other television credits include recurring roles on The Guardian , JAG , Spin City , Sisters and From the Earth to the Moon , in which Amandes portrayed Astronaut Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt. Amandes has guest-starred on Roseanne , The Practice , The King of Queens , Just Shoot Me! , ER , Seven Days , The Larry Sanders Show , Greek , Chicago Fire , The Good Guys , NUMB3RS , "Perry Mason", and Private Practice .

During his summer hiatus, Amandes wrapped production on the comedy Dirty Deeds . He has appeared in the films Brokedown Palace , Second Chances , Straight Talk , and Billboard Dad . Amandes appeared in the HBO film Live From Baghdad .

Amandes appeared in the fourth season of Arrow as cyber-criminal Noah Kuttler/the Calculator.



1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Hal
1998 Second Chances Ben Taylor
1998 Billboard Dad Maxwell TylerVideo
1999 Brokedown Palace Doug Davis
2005 Dirty Deeds Lester Fuchs
2006 Bonneville Bill Packard
2011 Lucky Jonathan
2013 Saving Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
2013ImagineDr. ArlenShort
2017 The Bachelors David Wilkes
2018 A Million Little Pieces Dr. Baker


1992OverexposedAsst. D.A. MalleryTV film
1993–94 The Untouchables Eliot Ness Main role
1994 Murphy Brown David WoffordEpisode: "Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?"
1994 Because Mommy Works Eric DonovanTV film
1995 Sisters MartinEpisodes: "Sleeping with the Devil", "Word of Honor"
1995 If Someone Had Known Paul ChambersTV film
1995 The Pursuit of Happiness Steve RutledgeMain role
1996–97 Promised Land Fred MoosterEpisodes: "The Hostage", "Mooster's Revenge"
1998 The Larry Sanders Show Russ SchmittEpisode: "Beverly's Secret"
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Jack SchmittTV miniseries
1998 Seven Days Gen. Wayne StarkerEpisodes: "Doppleganger: Parts 1 & 2"
1998 ER David GardnerEpisode: "The Miracle Worker"
1999 Just Shoot Me! Matt BentleyEpisode: "Lies & Dolls"
1999 Down Will Come Baby Marcus GarrTV film
1999 If You Believe Tom WellerTV film
1999–2002 JAG Cmdr. John FlaglerEpisodes: "Silent Service", "The Iron Coffin", "Enemy Below"
2000 The King of Queens Les FiskerEpisode: "Roast Chicken"
2000 Family Law Lawrence CameronEpisode: "One Mistake"
2000 The Practice Robert WakefieldEpisode: "Appeal and Denial"
2001 NYPD Blue David JessupEpisode: "Writing Wrongs"
2001 When Good Ghouls Go Bad James WalkerTV film
2001 Spin City Julian WheelerEpisodes: "A Tree Falls in Manhattan", "Yet Another Stakeout", "Fight Flub"
2001–2002 The Guardian Dr. Thomas ReedEpisodes: "Pilot", "Reunion", "Home", "The Beginning"
2002 Live from Baghdad Joe ErlichmanTV film
2002–2006 Everwood Dr. Harold AbbottMain role
2006 Numb3rs Lawrence DrydenEpisode: "Brutus"
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm BertEpisode: "The Lefty Call"
2007 Women's Murder Club D.A. PrattEpisode: "The Past Comes Back to Haunt You"
2008 Private Practice Charlie JensenEpisode: "Equal & Justice"
2008 Boston Legal A.A.G. Jeremy HollisEpisodes: "The Mighty Rogues", "Juiced"
2008–2009 Eli Stone Martin PosnerRecurring role
2009 Greek Jack ReedEpisode: "Our Fathers"
2009 Grey's Anatomy Tom WallerEpisode: "Tainted Obligation"
2009 Eastwick Pastor DunnEpisodes: "Madams and Madames", "Bonfire and Betrayal"
2009This Might HurtDr. Mitch MalinowTV film
2010 The Deep End Don BranfordEpisodes: "Pilot", "Where There's Smoke"
2010 Big Love Roy ColburnEpisodes: "The Greater Good", "The Mighty and Strong", "Sins of the Father"
2010 The Good Guys Dr. KalfussEpisode: "Pilot"
2010 No Ordinary Family Dr. AllenEpisode: "Pilot"
2010–2014 Parenthood Dr. PelikanRecurring role (seasons 1 & 5), guest (season 2)
2011 Leverage LivingstonEpisode: "The Queen's Gambit Job"
2012 Fairly Legal Mitch RhinehartEpisode: "Shine a Light"
2012–2014, 2018 Scandal Samuel RestonRecurring role (seasons 2–3), guest (season 7)
2013 Cult Gary FisherEpisode: "You're Next"
2013 1600 Penn BernardEpisode: "Dinner, Bath, Puzzle"
2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Mr. HarkinEpisodes: "Paris...", "Monday June..."
2013 Castle Aaron StokesEpisode: "Number One Fan"
2015 Mom RichardEpisode: "Mashed Potatoes and a Little Nitrous"
2015 Revenge Lawrence StambergEpisodes: "Plea", "Two Graves"
2015 Chicago Fire Det. Ryan WheelerEpisodes: "2112", "Sharp Elbows", "When Tortoises Fly", "Short and Fat"
2016 The Detour Dr. RobEpisodes: "The B&B", "The Wedding", "The Track"
2016 Better Things DrexelEpisode: "Alarms"
2016 Timeless Mark FeltEpisode: "The Watergate Tape"
2016–2017 Arrow Noah Kuttler / The CalculatorGuest role (seasons 4 & 6)
2016–2018 The Magicians Daniel QuinnEpisodes: "Homecoming", "The Cock Barrens", "The Losses of Magic"
2017A Neighbor's DeceptionGerald DixonTV film
2017 Good Behavior AsherEpisode: "Stay Beautiful"
2017ctrl alt deleteGregEpisode: "Philippa"
2019 Unbelievable Bruce Bronstein1 episode
2019 Perfect Harmony LukeEpisode: "Merry Jaxmas"
2020 Criminal Minds Dr. Sebastian HurstEpisode: "Under the Skin"
2023 Perry Mason Judge DurkinRecurring role (seasons 2)

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  1. ""Playing doctor pays off for Crystal Lake's Tom Amandes," Daily Herald, October 12, 2011". Retrieved 2014-07-30.