Tom Irwin is an American actor best known for his television roles as insecure father Graham Chase in My So-Called Life (1994-1995), as Joe Sorelli in Related (2005-2006) and as Father John Hanadarko in Saving Grace, from 2007-2010.
He also has a starring role as Adrian Powell, an eccentric Beverly Hills power broker who shares with his wife Evelyn a penchant for extravagant parties, unusual hobbies and dark secrets, in the comedy-drama television series Devious Maids.
He was a founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre after college, along with Laurie Metcalf, John Malkovich, Joan Allen and Gary Sinise. Snce 1979 has been involved in over 50 productions with the Chicago-based company as either an actor or director.
Highlights with Steppenwolf include A Parallelogram (also Mark Tapper), The Grapes of Wrath (also La Jolla and The Royal National Theatre London), Balm in Gilead (also Off-Broadway), My Thing of Love (also Broadway), Lydie Breeze (also Sydney and Perth), Space (also Off-Broadway), The Homecoming, Tracers, Hedda Gabler and Frank's Wild Years with Tom Waits.
In addition to his many television guest star and movie roles, he was regularly seen in My Life and Times, Related, Saving Grace and as Graham Chase in My So-Called Life. His film credits include 21 Grams, Deceived, Midnight Run and Marley and Me.
Irwin has played guest roles in numerous television series including The Outer Limits, The Division, Frasier, CSI, Angel, Without a Trace, ER, Numb3rs, Judging Amy, The Closer, Ghost Whisperer, 7th Heaven, Private Practice and Eli Stone.