Tom McCarthy Biography
Tom McCarthy (Thomas Joseph McCarthy) is an American film director, screenwriter, and actor who has appeared in several films, including Meet the Parents and Good Night, and Good Luck.
He has also appeared on television series such as Boston Public, The Wire, Law & Order, and the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Saint Maybe.
He has received critical acclaim for his writing/direction work for the independent films The Station Agent (2003), The Visitor (2007), Win Win (2011), and Spotlight (2015), the last of which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, won McCarthy the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director.
Additionally, he co-wrote the film Up (2009) with Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, for which they received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. He also wrote the film Million Dollar Arm (2014) and served as a director and executive producer for the Netflix television series 13 Reasons Why (2017).
Tom McCarthy Age
McCarthy was born on June 7, 1966, in New Providence, New Jersey, United States. He is 55 years old as of 2022.
Tom McCarthy Height
McCarthy stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Tom McCarthy Family
McCarthy is one of five children of Carol and Eugene F. “Gene” McCarthy; Gene worked in the textile industry. He was raised Catholic, in a family of Irish descent.
Tom McCarthy Wife
McCarthy is married to Wendy Neale Merry. There is no information about his wife and children.
Tom McCarthy Net Worth
McCarthy’s estimated net worth is around $ 5 million.
Tom McCarthy Salary
He earns an estimated salary of about $ 50,000 to $100,000 annually.
Tom McCarthy Education
McCarthy attended New Providence High School in New Providence, New Jersey. He then graduated from Boston College, Class of 1988, where he was a member of the improv comedy troupe My Mother’s Fleabag; and the Yale School of Drama, where he studied under Earle R. Gister.
Tom McCarthy Career
Tom spent several years doing stand-up comedy and theater in Minneapolis and Chicago before going into television and film. McCarthy starred in Flags of Our Fathers as James Bradley and in the final season of The Wire as the morally challenged reporter Scott Templeton. He made his Broadway debut in the 2001 revival of Noises Off!
His directorial debut, The Station Agent, which he also wrote, won the Audience Award and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. The film also won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award. The film also won awards at film festivals ranging from San Sebastian to Stockholm, Mexico City, and Aspen.
His second feature film was The Visitor, which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. For The Visitor, he won the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Director.
He appeared in the 2009 dramas The Lovely Bones and 2012. In 2010, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the animated film Up.
McCarthy also co-wrote and directed 2011’s Win-Win based on his experiences as a wrestler at New Providence High School.
His most recent film, the independent drama film Spotlight, received widespread acclaim following its release in 2015. The film received 6 Academy Awards nominations, 3 Golden Globe Awards nominations, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, and 8 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations.
Tom McCarthy directed the first two episodes of 13 Reasons Why, from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television. The show is based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling YA book by Jay Asher.
Tom McCarthy Movies
1992: Crossing the Bridge
1997: Conspiracy Theory
1999: In My Sister’s Shadow
1999: 30 Days Brad Drazin
2000: Certain Guys Mitch
2000: Meet the Parents
2002: The Guru Lars
2004: The Last Shot
2005: Good Night, and Good Luck
2005: Syriana Fred Franks
2005: The Great New Wonderful
2006: All the King’s Men Editor
2006: The Situation
2006: Beautiful Ohio
2006: Flags of Our Fathers
2007: Year of the Dog