Eric McCormack was born in Toronto and spent his 20s in theatres across Canada, including five seasons with the Stratford Festival. He made his Broadway debut in the title role of The Music Man, headlined the American premiere of Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s) and this spring returns to New York to star opposite James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury in Gore Vidal's The Best Man.
McCormack's film work includes Alien Trespass; the cult film Free Enterprise; My One and Only, opposite Rene Zellweger; and The Sisters, for which he and Maria Bello won Best Actor and Actress at the Atlanta Film Festival. His upcoming films include Barricade and Knife Fight, opposite Rob Lowe.
On television, McCormack has starred in countless series, miniseries and movies over the last 20 years. Highlights include The Andromeda Strain, Borrowed Hearts, TNT's Trust Me, the title role in Who Is Clark Rockefeller?, The New Adventures of Old Christine and two seasons as Col. Clay Mosby on Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years. But it was his eight seasons as Will Truman on NBC's Emmy-winning sitcom Will & Grace that earned him a Screen Actor's Guild Award, five Golden Globe nominations and the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Prior to starring and co-producing Perception, McCormack co-produced the series Lovespring International and the TNT pilot Imperfect Union.
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 Janet, his wife of 14 years, and their son, Finnigan.