Eric Mccormack is an American-Canadian famous actor, best known for his role in the American sitcom Will & Grace. He has acted in several films such as Netflix’s Travelers and the American crime thriller Perception.
Mccormack’s acting career dates back to the early 1990s, although he began with smaller roles. His achievements to date earned him the 2001 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, followed by four Emmy and six Golden Globe nominations.
The Toronto-born actor was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame (2018) and Canada’s Walk of Fame (2010).
Eric Mccormack’s Biography
Eric James McCormack, born April 18, 1963, was raised as the eldest of three siblings by his mother Doris, a housewife, and his father, the oil company financial analyst James Keith McCormack (died 2008). Eric McCormack became involved with the theater while attending the Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario.
Instead of sports, McCormack said he was an outsider and the discovery of the theater had brought him through very early. After taking part in high school productions of Godspell and Pippin, his determination to become an actor solidified and the concept of any other option disappeared.
When he left high school in 1982, he enrolled in the drama school at Ryerson University to improve his acting skills. A few months before graduating (1985), he dropped out of school to perform at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, where he remained for five seasons.
After a few years, playing smaller roles in television series and films such as The Lonely Dove: The Series and The Man Who Wouldn’t Die, McCormack made his big breakthrough in 1998 in the NBC sitcom Will & Grace. He’s cast as the neurotic gay lawyer Will Truman, who lives with his best friend, may have triggered speculation about his sexuality.
Is Eric McCormack Gay In Real Life Or Has A Wife?
It is a proven fact that Eric McCormack has been married to Janet Leigh Holden since 1997 and the couple has a son named Finnigan Holden McCormack, born July 1, 2002.
The actor and his family live in Los Angeles and Vancouver, and McCormack has dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.
He had lived in California for most of his career, and when his breakthrough came in the form of “Will & Grace”, McCormack said it was just the right thing for him. He compared his character in the sitcom, apart from his sexual orientation, to his real personality and added that the issue of homosexuality was no big deal.
The show, which first aired on September 21, 1998, and was seen by over 8.6 million American viewers, brought McCormack virtually industrial recognition and extensive earning potential. By the seventh season, he reportedly earned a whopping $400,000 per episode, plus royalties from syndication.
With a loyal audience and strong reviews, McCormack received five Golden Globe nominations; Emmy Award nominations in 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2005 – one of which led to a win (2001).
Playing a woman-worshipping homosexual role in the show, which ended on May 18, 2006, with 18 million viewers but was revived for 2017-2018, did not change McCormack’s personal life in terms of his 21-year marriage to his wife.
Eric McCormack, however, is an advocate of same-sex marriage and participated in the march in Fresno, California, on May 30, 2009, after the nation’s Supreme Court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage that was approved by voters in November by ballot Motion 8.
Therefore he has no qualms about kissing his Will & Grace co-star Shawn Hayes during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Los Angeles.
The famous actor has appeared in countless other movies and television shows, including The Lost World (1992); Exception to the Rule (1997); Holy Man (1998); Free Enterprise (1999); Here’s to Life! (2000); The Sisters (2005); Immigrants (2008); Law and Order: Special Unit for Victims (2009); Pound Puppies (2010-2013); Barricade (2012); The Secrets of Laura (2015); Travelers (since 2006)…etc.
In addition to acting, McCormack is the managing director of his production company Big Cattle Productions, which develops ideas for television. So far his company has undertaken production projects such as the Imperfect Union and Love spring International.
He was also the author, director, and leading actor in the romantic comedy What You Wish For. Not only that, but he is also interested in music and has the voice behind the song Living with Grace for the 2004 soundtrack to Will & Grace, and McCormack also recorded Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s 1970 song The Greatest Discovery.
McCormack is involved in many American and Canadian charities and humanitarian campaigns such as Project Angel Food, shelter dogs, and cancer awareness.
McCormack’s height is measured at 6ft 0in, which is higher than the average American male. He also keeps fit, as you can see from his physique.