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Tom Amandes (born March 9, 1959) is an American actor. His best known role to date is that of the role of Dr. Harold "Hal" Abbott on the The WB Drama series Everwood, and as Eliot Ness in the 1990s version of The Untouchables TV series. He also played Geena Davis' boyfriend in The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Abraham Lincoln in the 2012 film Saving Lincoln.
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Tom Amandes (born March 9, 1959) is an American actor and a veteran of both film and television. Amandes was born the sixth of eleven children in Richmond, Illinois. Amandes began acting at an early age, performing at home with his siblings and starring in school productions. In 1981, after graduating from The Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University, Amandes set out to apprentice on the Chicago stage. He appeared in numerous productions at the Court Theatre and the Body Politic Theatre. 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, King of Queens, Just Shoot Me!, ER, Seven Days, The Larry Sanders Show, Greek 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, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Billboard Dad. Amandes appeared in the HBO film Live From Baghdad. Amandes, while filming for Everwood, split his time between Los Angeles and the show`s homebase of Ogden, Utah with his wife, actress Nancy Everhard, whom he met while working on The Untouchables.
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