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Tom Amandes as Dr. Harold Abbott

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Tom Amandes Tom Amandes, who is directing episodes of "Everwood" in addition to starring, was born the sixth of eleven children in the small town of Richmond, Illinois (population: 1,000). A self-described "theatre jock," Amandes began acting at an early age, performing at home with his siblings as well as 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 such venues as the Court Theatre and the Body Politic Theatre.

A turning point in Amandes' career was being cast as Eliot Ness in the 1993 television series "The Untouchables," and he later went on to star in "The Pursuit of Happiness," with Brad Garrett and Larry Miller. His additional 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 in numerous television series, including "The Practice," "King of Queens," "Just Shoot Me," "ER" and "The Larry Sanders Show."

Amandes' feature film credits include "Brokedown Palace," with Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale; "Second Chances"; "Straight Talk"; "Dirty Deeds"; "The Long Kiss Goodnight," with Geena Davis; and "Billboard Dad," with the Olsen twins. Amandes also appeared in HBO's "Live from Baghdad," starring Helena Bonham Carter and Michael Keaton.

The father of three children, Amandes splits his time between Los Angeles and Utah with his wife, actress Nancy Everhard, whom he met while working on "The Untouchables."

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