Tom Cavanagh
Dr. Harrison Wells

Hometown: Ottawa, On

Harrison Wells in “The Flash”

Tom Cavanagh stars as Harrison Wells in The CW series “The Flash.”

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, at the age of six Cavanagh and his family moved to Ghana, where his father educated local school teachers.  His family later moved back to Quebec, where he attended Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.  He played varsity ice hockey and basketball, and graduated with degrees in English, Biology and Education.

Cavanagh made his professional stage debut playing Danny Zuko in “Grease” in his native Canada.  That led to Broadway turns in “Shenandoah” and more recently, “Urinetown.” Other selected theatre credits include “Freud’s Last Session,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “A Chorus Line,” “Holiday,” “Cabaret,” the Canadian Premiere of “Spike Heels” and “Some Americans Abroad” at Second Stage.

Cavanagh starred in the independent comedy “The Birder”, which toured the festival circuit.  Other film credits include “Alchemy,” “Breakfast with Scot,” “Two Weeks,” “Gray Matters,” “Sublime,” “Darrow & Darrow,” “Darrow & Darrow 2” and “Yogi Bear,” where he spends his time yelling at the voices of Dan Ackroyd and Justin Timberlake.  He was also seen in the short film “Tom and Grant” as himself and will be seen in “Offer and Compromise” as Henry Warner and “Darrow and Darrow 3” as Miles.

Television credits include the award-winning series “Bang Bang You’re Dead,” and the miniseries “Capture of the Green River Killer.”  Cavanagh also starred in “Ed,” “Scrubs” and “Love Monkey.” He had recurring roles on the series “Trust Me,” “Royal Pains,” “Eli Stone,” “Jack and Bobby” and “Providence.” He was also seen in The CW’s “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” as the character Harrison Wells.

Cavanagh’s directorial credits include “Ed,” multiple episodes of “The Flash,” and the award-winning comedic short “Tom & Grant,” in which he and Grant Gustin star as two bumbling crooks who are nowhere near as smart as they think they are.

Cavanagh currently resides in Vancouver.


October 2019