Eric McCormack is a Canadian-American actor of Scottish and Cherokee descent best known for his starring role as gay lawyer Will Truman in the television sitcom Will & Grace, from 1998-2006.
He reprised that role in the 2006 made-for-TV movie Will & Grace: Say Goodnight Gracie.
He also starred as Dr. Daniel Pierce, an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases, in the police procedural crime drama television series Perception, from 2012-2015.
McCormack is also known for his role as Col. Francis Clay Mosby in the television series Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994-1995) and its follow-up, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995-1996).
He also had major recurring roles in Street Justice (1992-1993) and the short-lived series Townies, in 1996.
McCormack was born in Toronto and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
With the support of his parents (his father was also an aspiring actor), Eric spent three years at the prestigious Ryerson Theater School in Toronto and the Banff Center for the Arts, and went on to spend five seasons with Canada's Stratford Festival-he graduated 'lead' status in such stage classics as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V and The Three Sisters.
He then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also moved into television and movies.
Other television shows he has appeared in include Street Legal, Silk Stalkings, Highlander, Diagnosis Murder, The Outer Limits, Veronica's Closet, Ally McBeal, Dead Like Me, and The Charlotte Church Show.
McCormack has appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies, including Much Ado About Nothing (1987), Relentless: Mind of a Killer (1993), Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993), Call of the Wild (1993), The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1994), Night Visitors (1996), Borrowed Hearts (1997), and The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000).
He has also acted in the feature films The Lost World (1992), Return to the Lost World (1992), Giant Steps (1992), Exception to the Rule (1997), Free Enterprise (1998), Holy Man (1998), Here's to Life! (2000), Break a Leg (2005), The Sisters (2005), and Stand by Love, which premiered in 2008.
McCormack has hosted Saturday Night Live and the VH-1 Music Awards and sang both national anthems at the NHL All-Star Game. In 2010, he received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.
He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver with his wife Janet and their son, Finnigan.