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Tom McCamus


B: July 25, 1955 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Tom McCamus was born in Winnipeg but moved with his family to London, Ontario when he was ten. While attending London’s Oakridge Secondary school, he became interested in theatre and went on to the University of Windsor’s school of dramatic art. His on-screen career began in 1985, but it was a performance as a mental patient in the 1991 historical drama Beautiful Dreamers that brought wide critical acclaim. He won a Genie Award in 1993 for Best Performance in a Leading Role for his work in I Love A Man In Uniform, and was nominated for a Genie for his leading role in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and for his supporting role in The Sweet Hereafter. His performance as Walter Gretzky in Waking Up Wally, brought him a Gemini Award and an ACTRA Award for best actor. Tom McCamus is also a seasoned stage actor, and is a long-standing member of the acting ensembles of the Shaw Festival and the Stratford Festival.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Cuckoo Bird (TV-1985)
And Then You Die (1986)
Norman’s Awesome Experience (1988)

Beautiful Dreamers (1990)
Guilty as Sin (1993)
I Love a Man in Uniform (1993)
Mary Silliman’s War (TV-1994)
The Circle Game (1994)
Web of Deceit (TV-1994)
First Degree (1995)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1996)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Let it Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles (voice, 1998)
Don’t Think Twice (1999)
The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999)
Murder Most Likely (TV-1999)

The Spreading Ground (2000)
Possible Worlds (2000)
The Claim (2000)
The Spreading Ground (2000)
Hindsight (2000, short)
Century Hotel (2001)
Trinity (2001)
Riders (2002)
The Nature of Nicholas (2002)
Perfect Pie (2002)
Death and the Maiden (TV-2003)
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
Siblings (2004)
Waking Up Walter: The Walter Gretzky Story (TV-2005)
Heyday! (TV-2006)
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
How Are You? (2008)
Killshot (2008)
Book’s Crush (TV-2009)
Cairo Time (2009)

Tangled (TV-2010)
The Samaritan (2012)
Antony and Cleopatra (2015)
Room (2015)

TV Series – Cast:
Foolish Heart (1999)

Mutant X (2001)
Funpack (voice, 2005)
It’s Me Gerald (2005)
Northern Town (2006)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Friday the 13th (1988, 1989)

Beyond Reality (1992)
Street Legal (1991, 1992)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1994)
Due South (1994)
Side Effects (1994, 1995)
TekWar (1995)
Wind at My Back (1997)
Foolish Heart (1999)

Twitch City (2000)
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000)
Slings and Arrows (2003)
The Eleventh Hour (2003, 2005)
Queer as Folk (2005)
Getting Along Famously (2006)
Puppets Who Kill (2006)
Murdoch Mysteries (2009)
Aaron Stone (2009)

Spliced (2010)
Rookie Blue (2010)

Room, movie, poster,
Poster for the 2015 film Room, courtesy of Elevation Pictures