Tom Irwin

Tom Irwin

Born: June 1, 1956
Age: 61
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
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Biography

Tom Irwin (born June 1, 1956) is an American film, television, and stage actor. Irwin is best known for his roles as Adrian Powell in the Lifetime comedy-drama series Devious Maids and as Graham Chase in the mid-1990s drama My So-Called Life.

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Life and career

Born in Peoria, Illinois, Irwin graduated from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. He joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1979, where he performed alongside Laurie Metcalf, John Malkovich, Joan Allen, and Gary Sinise. Irwin has been on the faculty of The Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University and Columbia College in Chicago. He is a class instructor at Steppenwolf Theater West School of Drama in Los Angeles, California. He has appeared in over thirty Steppenwolf productions, and won a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance as Tom in Steppenwolf's The Glass Menagerie.

His first starring television role was in 1991, in the short-lived ABC television series, My Life and Times. He starred as Graham Chase, the soft-spoken father in the 1994 ABC television series My So-Called Life. He has had numerous other television acting appearances, including Angel, ER, and Lost. He had a regular role on the television series Saving Grace for three seasons, beginning in 2007. He made his Broadway debut in 1990 in The Grapes of Wrath. Irwin, who has also appeared in various movie roles, lives in Los Angeles, California. In 2002 he played the part of Gerry in London's West End production of Up for Grabs with Madonna. In 1999, he starred in No Higher Love, with Katey Sagal and Annabeth Gish, about a woman with a terminal illness who chooses someone to take over for her as wife and mother.

As of 2013, Irwin starring opposite Rebecca Wisocky in the Lifetime television comedy-drama series Devious Maids.

Filmography

  • Vital Signs (1986) (TV) as Dr. #2
  • Crime Story as Mayor Billy Haynes (1 episode, 1986)
  • Light of Day (1987) as Reverend Ansley
  • Jack and Mike as Hogan (1 episode, 1987)
  • Midnight Run (1988) as FBI Agent Perry
  • China Beach as Bellows (1 episode, 1989)
  • In the Best Interest of the Child (1990) (TV) as Frank
  • To My Daughter (1990) (TV) as Mark Sheridan
  • Men Don't Leave (1990) as Gary
  • Deceived (1991) as Harvey
  • My Life and Times as Ben Miller (6 episodes, 1991)
  • Ladykiller (1992) (TV) as Vinnie
  • Country Estates (1993) (TV) as Sam Reed
  • Mr. Jones (1993) as Dr. Patrick Shaye
  • Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 (1993) (TV) as Eddie
  • Without Consent (1994) (TV) as Robert Mills
  • My So-Called Life as Graham Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
  • Innocent Victims (1996) (TV) as Jerry Beaver
  • A Step Toward Tomorrow (1996) as Dr. Decker
  • My Very Best Friend (1996) (TV) as Alex
  • Holiday Affair (1996) (TV) as Paul Davis
  • When Husbands Cheat (1998) (TV) as Craig McCall
  • In Quiet Night (1998) as Dr. Leonard Wolcott
  • The Girl Next Door (1998/I) (TV) as Craig Mitchell
  • God's New Plan (1999) (TV) as Brian Young
  • The Haunting (1999) as Lou
  • The Sky's on Fire (1999) (TV) as Dr. Aaron Schiffren
  • The Outer Limits as Dr. Ian Michaels (1 episode, 1999)
  • The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000) (TV) as Norman Green
  • Touched by an Angel as Will Harris (1 episode, 2001)
  • The Division as FBI Agent Aubrey Harrick (1 episode, 2001)
  • Frasier as Frank (1 episode, 2001)
  • Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (2001) (TV) as John
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Roy Logan (1 episode, 2002)
  • Angel as Elliot (1 episode, 2002)
  • Without a Trace as Barry Mashburn (2 episodes, 2003)
  • Miracles as Larry Kettridge (1 episode, 2003)
  • 21 Grams (2003) as Dr. Jones
  • Exposed (2003) as Parsons, Erik
  • ER as Gabriel Milner (1 episode, 2005)
  • Numb3rs as Dr. Stephen Atwood (1 episode, 2005)
  • Judging Amy as Oliver Cecil (1 episode, 2005)
  • The Closer as Congressman Hilton (1 episode, 2005)
  • Reunion as Mr. Noll (1 episode, 2005)
  • Ghost Whisperer as Steve Harper (1 episode, 2005)
  • 7th Heaven as Rob (1 episode, 2005)
  • Related as Joe Sorelli (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
  • Fool Me Once (2006) as Donald
  • Who You Know (2007) as Karl
  • Private Practice as Father Mark (1 episode, 2007)
  • Danny Fricke (2008) (TV) as Gary Stockwell
  • Marley & Me (2008) as Dr. Sherman
  • Eli Stone as Judge Gaitin (1 episode, 2008)
  • 24 as John Brunner (1 episode, 2009)
  • Timer (2009) as Paul Depaul
  • Lost as Dan Norton (2 episodes, 2009)
  • Saving Grace as Father John Hanadarko (19 episodes, 2007-2010)
  • Privileged (2010) as Mr. Carrington
  • Grey's Anatomy as Marty Hancock (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
  • Castle as Simon Campbell (1 episode, 2011)
  • The Chicago Code as Ted Langley (1 episode, 2011)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Jerry Bullard (1 episode, season 12 episode 19 "Bombshell")
  • The Bling Ring (2011) (TV) as Detective Archie Fishman
  • Least Among Saints (2012) as Dr. Joseph Hunter
  • House of Lies' as Matt (1 episode, 2012)
  • Devious Maids as Adrian Powell (2013-2016)
  • Criminal Minds as Sgt. Joe Mahaffey (1 episode, 2013)
  • Chasing Life as Thomas Carver (2014-2015)

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