|Born||March 9, 1959|
Richmond, Illinois, U.S.
|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.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 Tyler||Video|
|1999||Brokedown Palace||Doug Davis|
|2005||Dirty Deeds||Lester Fuchs|
|2013||Saving Lincoln||Abraham Lincoln|
|2017||The Bachelors||David Wilkes|
|2018||A Million Little Pieces||Dr. Baker|
|1992||Overexposed||Asst. D.A. Mallery||TV film|
|1993–94||The Untouchables||Eliot Ness||Main role|
|1994||Murphy Brown||David Wofford||Episode: "Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?"|
|1994||Because Mommy Works||Eric Donovan||TV film|
|1995||Sisters||Martin||Episodes: "Sleeping with the Devil", "Word of Honor"|
|1995||If Someone Had Known||Paul Chambers||TV film|
|1995||The Pursuit of Happiness||Steve Rutledge||Main role|
|1996–97||Promised Land||Fred Mooster||Episodes: "The Hostage", "Mooster's Revenge"|
|1998||The Larry Sanders Show||Russ Schmitt||Episode: "Beverly's Secret"|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Jack Schmitt||TV miniseries|
|1998||Seven Days||Gen. Wayne Starker||Episodes: "Doppleganger: Parts 1 & 2"|
|1998||ER||David Gardner||Episode: "The Miracle Worker"|
|1999||Just Shoot Me!||Matt Bentley||Episode: "Lies & Dolls"|
|1999||Down Will Come Baby||Marcus Garr||TV film|
|1999||If You Believe||Tom Weller||TV film|
|1999–2002||JAG||Cmdr. John Flagler||Episodes: "Silent Service", "The Iron Coffin", "Enemy Below"|
|2000||The King of Queens||Les Fisker||Episode: "Roast Chicken"|
|2000||Family Law||Lawrence Cameron||Episode: "One Mistake"|
|2000||The Practice||Robert Wakefield||Episode: "Appeal and Denial"|
|2001||NYPD Blue||David Jessup||Episode: "Writing Wrongs"|
|2001||When Good Ghouls Go Bad||James Walker||TV film|
|2001||Spin City||Julian Wheeler||Episodes: "A Tree Falls in Manhattan", "Yet Another Stakeout", "Fight Flub"|
|2001–2002||The Guardian||Dr. Thomas Reed||Episodes: "Pilot", "Reunion", "Home", "The Beginning"|
|2002||Live from Baghdad||Joe Erlichman||TV film|
|2002–2006||Everwood||Dr. Harold Abbott||Main role|
|2006||Numb3rs||Lawrence Dryden||Episode: "Brutus"|
|2007||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Bert||Episode: "The Lefty Call"|
|2007||Women's Murder Club||D.A. Pratt||Episode: "The Past Comes Back to Haunt You"|
|2008||Private Practice||Charlie Jensen||Episode: "Equal & Justice"|
|2008||Boston Legal||A.A.G. Jeremy Hollis||Episodes: "The Mighty Rogues", "Juiced"|
|2008–2009||Eli Stone||Martin Posner||Recurring role|
|2009||Greek||Jack Reed||Episode: "Our Fathers"|
|2009||Grey's Anatomy||Tom Waller||Episode: "Tainted Obligation"|
|2009||Eastwick||Pastor Dunn||Episodes: "Madams and Madames", "Bonfire and Betrayal"|
|2009||This Might Hurt||Dr. Mitch Malinow||TV film|
|2010||The Deep End||Don Branford||Episodes: "Pilot", "Where There's Smoke"|
|2010||Big Love||Roy Colburn||Episodes: "The Greater Good", "The Mighty and Strong", "Sins of the Father"|
|2010||The Good Guys||Dr. Kalfuss||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2010||No Ordinary Family||Dr. Allen||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2010–2014||Parenthood||Dr. Pelikan||Recurring role (seasons 1 & 5), guest (season 2)|
|2011||Leverage||Livingston||Episode: "The Queen's Gambit Job"|
|2012||Fairly Legal||Mitch Rhinehart||Episode: "Shine a Light"|
|2012–2014, 2018||Scandal||Samuel Reston||Recurring role (seasons 2–3), guest (season 7)|
|2013||Cult||Gary Fisher||Episode: "You're Next"|
|2013||1600 Penn||Bernard||Episode: "Dinner, Bath, Puzzle"|
|2013||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Mr. Harkin||Episodes: "Paris...", "Monday June..."|
|2013||Castle||Aaron Stokes||Episode: "Number One Fan"|
|2015||Mom||Richard||Episode: "Mashed Potatoes and a Little Nitrous"|
|2015||Revenge||Lawrence Stamberg||Episodes: "Plea", "Two Graves"|
|2015||Chicago Fire||Det. Ryan Wheeler||Episodes: "2112", "Sharp Elbows", "When Tortoises Fly", "Short and Fat"|
|2016||The Detour||Dr. Rob||Episodes: "The B&B", "The Wedding", "The Track"|
|2016||Better Things||Drexel||Episode: "Alarms"|
|2016||Timeless||Mark Felt||Episode: "The Watergate Tape"|
|2016–2017||Arrow||Noah Kuttler / The Calculator||Guest role (seasons 4 & 6)|
|2016–2018||The Magicians||Daniel Quinn||Episodes: "Homecoming", "The Cock Barrens", "The Losses of Magic"|
|2017||A Neighbor's Deception||Gerald Dixon||TV film|
|2017||Good Behavior||Asher||Episode: "Stay Beautiful"|
|2017||ctrl alt delete||Greg||Episode: "Philippa"|
|2019||Unbelievable||Bruce Bronstein||1 episode|
|2019||Perfect Harmony||Luke||Episode: "Merry Jaxmas"|
|2020||Criminal Minds||Dr. Sebastian Hurst||Episode: "Under the Skin"|
|2023||Perry Mason||Judge Durkin||Recurring role (seasons 2)|
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