Name: Eric James McCormack
Born: April 18, 1963
Occupation: Actor and musician
Eric McCormack was born in Toronto, Ontario on April 18, 1963. He is the son of Keith McCormack, an oil company financial analyst, and Doris McCormack, a housewife. He has two siblings, including Ellen McCormack.
Raised in Scarborough, Ontario, he attended Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute High School, where he participated in various high school plays. He later transferred to Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute, graduating in 1982. Continuing to pursue acting, Eric attended Ryerson University School of Theatre, but did not finish his studies.
Eric has been married to Janet Leigh Holden since August 1997. They have one child together, Finnigan, who was born in 2002. The family currently resides in Los Angeles, California as well as Vancouver, British Columbia.
A few months prior to his university graduation, Eric was given an employment opportunity with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. He spent five seasons with the company, appearing in a wide array of productions, like “Henry V,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Three Sisters” and “Murder in the Cathedral.” Eric would also perform for the Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Eric would eventually transition to film and television, making his small screen debut in 1986 in “The Boys from Syracuse” and his film debut in 1992 in “The Lost World.” He appeared in a wide array of TV projects, such as “Highlander,” “Diagnosis: Murder,” “The Outer Limits,” “Ally McBeal” and “A Will of Their Own.”
Eric’s biggest break came in 1998 when he starred in the hit NBC television series “Will & Grace” as Will Truman. From 1998 to 2006, Eric would appear in 194 episodes and win various awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The series returned in 2017.
After “Will & Grace” went off the air, Eric continued to expand his portfolio, garnering more film and TV roles, like “The Andromeda Strain,” “Monk,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “American Dad!” and “Robot Chicken.” He also starred in multiple Broadway productions.
It was announced that Eric would star in the upcoming film “Queen Bee.”
Eric has also been involved in music, both on stage and in the recording studio. He even sang the American and Canadian national anthems at the 2004 NHL All-Star Game.
Outside of show business, Eric has been actively involved with American and Canadian charities, primarily food banks and cancer research. He has also been somewhat politically active – in 2009, he helped protest the decision to uphold a California ban on same-sex marriage.
We estimate that Eric McCormack’s net worth is $15 million (2017).
So how much is $15 million really?
$15 million can help produce a cable television series. $15 million can also help produce a Broadway show.