Tom McCamus Biography

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Born: July 25, 1955

TOM MCCAMUS

Date of Birth: July 25, 1955

Born in Winnipeg and raised in London, Ontario from the age of 10, Tom McCamus is one of Canada's most unique and sought-after actors. As a long-standing member of the acting ensembles of both the Shaw and Stratford Festivals, he's played over a period of more than 20 years such roles as Peter Pan, Richard the Third, Mack the Knife, King Arthur, and Hamlet to name a few. For his performance in Theatre Plus' production of Abundance, McCamus received the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actor.

In the world of feature film McCamus won the Genie Award for Best Actor for his work in I Love A Man in Uniform and received a Best Actor nomination for Long Day's Journey into Night, in which he reprised his role as Edmund Tyrone from the Stratford Festival's critically-acclaimed production. A role in Atom Egoyan's feature film, The Sweet Hereafter, earned McCamus a Best Supporting Actor Genie nomination.

Other film credits include Shake Hands With the Devil, Killshot, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Ginger Snaps: The Prequel, Century Hotel and Beautiful Dreamers. He can most recently be seen alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Deborah Kara Unger in the thriller The Samaritan (2012).

On the small screen, his performance in Waking Up Wally garnered him a Gemini award for Best Actor. He is featured in the CBC series Northern Town (CBC) and played a leading role in the series Mutant X. Guest appearances include Aaron Stone, Murdoch Mysteries and Clean.

McCamus is married to actress Chick Reid. They live on a 54-acre farm outside of Warkworth, Ontario.

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