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Eddie Cahill is an American actor who plays New York District Attorney Conner Wallace in Conviction.

Life Edit

Cahill is from New York. He is the middle of three children with one older and one younger sister. He is of Irish descent from his father, a stockbroker, and of Italian descent from his mother, an elementary school teacher.

Cahill graduated from Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York in 1996. He attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York and the Atlantic Theater Acting School, part of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

He married his long time girlfriend Nikki Uberti in Los Angeles in 2009. And welcomed a son the same year.

Career Edit

In 2000 Cahill performed in Nicky Silver's Off-Broadway production of The Altruists. Shortly after, he made several television guest-star appearances including Sex and the CityFelicity, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Cahill was also a recurring guest-star in the NBC sitcom Friends as Rachel's young assistant and boyfriend, Tag Jones. In 2002, he starred in a short-lived WB drama,Glory Days.

In the 2004 hockey movie Miracle, Cahill had the chance to play his boyhood hero, goalie Jim Craig. He had never played the goaltender position prior to the movie, so most of the game-action sequences of Craig were filmed with former NHL goalie Bill Ranford doubling for Cahill, although Cahill did shoot several key sequences from within goal.

When CBS decided in 2004 to create a third CSI series, CSI: NY, to add to its franchise, Cahill was hired to play the cocky, snarky homicide Detective Don Flack who backs up the team of CSIs and who gets some of the best lines. The show ran for nine seasons and he was in all 197 episodes.

Cahill went back to the Atlantic Theater Company in June 2011 and performed at the conclusion of their 25th Anniversary season. He was in Tom Donaghy's one-act play, I Need a Quote, about "a hilarious telephone conversation between a single mother and a home insurance salesman."

In the summer of 2012 Cahill performed in David Adjmi's play, 3C, at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City. He played "annoying neighbor Terry, a swinging bachelor true to the era, who unlike everyone else in this play, has no deep feelings at all."

In 2014 Cahill was cast as a main character starting in the second season of the CBS summer drama Under the Dome working with former CSI: NY actresses Natalie Martinezand Rachelle Lefevre. He played Sam Verdreaux, a former EMT and reclusive brother-in-law to "Big Jim" Rennie. The series was canceled after three seasons.

Cahill was cast in the upcoming 2016 ABC legal drama Conviction. He plays Manhattan District Attorney Conner Wallace who creates the Conviction Integrity Unit, which was set up to reexamine cases where there is a credible suspicion of wrongful conviction.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
Stage
1999 Gramercy Park is Closed to the Public Dex Powerhouse Theater[1][2]
2000 The Altruists Lance Vineyard Theatre[3][4]
2011 I Need a Quote Salesman Atlantic Stage 2[5]
2012 3C Terry Rattlestick Playwrights Theater[6][7]
Television
2000 Sex and the City Sean Episode 3.04 "Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl..."
2000–01 Friends Tag Jones Episodes 7.04 "The One with Rachel's Assistant",
7.05 "The One with the Engagement Picture",
7.08 "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs",
7.09 "The One with All the Candy",
7.12 "The One Where They're Up All Night",
7.14 "The One Where They All Turn Thirty", and
8.02 "The One with the Red Sweater"
2000 Charmed Sean Episode 3.05 "Sight Unseen"
2000 Felicity James Episodes 3.09 "James and the Giant Piece",
3.10 "Let's Get It On" aka "Final Touches", and
3.11 "And to All a Good Night"
2001 Law & Order: SVU Tommy Dowd Episode 2.17 "Folly"
2002 Glory Days Mike Dolan All nine episodes
2002 Haunted]] Nicholas Trenton Simon Redux"
2002 Dawson's Creek Max Winter Episode 6.09 "Everything Put Together Falls Apart"
2004–13 CSI: NY Det. Don Flack All 197 episodes
2014–15 Under the Dome Sam Verdreaux 26 episodes (2.01–3.13)
2016– Conviction Conner Wallace Main cast
Film
2004 Miracle Jim Craig Bill Ranford doubled for most of the on-ice action.[8]
2005 Lords of Dogtown Larry Gordon
2008 This Is Not a Test Robert Forte Cahill worked with CSI: NY castmates Hill Harper and Carmine Giovinazzo.[9]
2008 The Narrows Nicky Shades Cahill was burned when a special effect went wrong.[10]
Other
2004 The Making of "Miracle" Himself Video short documentary[11][12]
2004 From Hockey to Hollywood: Actors' Journeys Himself Video short documentary[13][14]
2008 CSI: NY – The Game Det. Don Flack Video game (voice only)[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Gramercy Park is Closed to the Public". Sundance Institute. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  2. "Toni Ann Johnson Bio". ToniAnnJohnson.com. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  3. "The Altruists". Dramatists Play Service. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  4. Sommer, Elyse (March 2, 2000). "The Altruists review". CurtainUp. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
  5. Staff (June 10, 2011). "Atlantic Theater Company Concludes Season With 10X25, 6/15–26". Off-BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  6. Staff (January 3, 2012). "3C – Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Auditions". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  7. Bittencourt, Ela (June 23, 2012). "Dystopian Days of Disco: David Adjmi's 3C". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
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  9. "Full cast and crew for This Is Not a Test". IMDb. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  10. Velle, François (Director), and Tatiana Blackington (Screenwriter). "Audio commentary of The Narrows", (@1:10:15). Image Entertainment, 2009. DVD.
  11. Zach B. ''Miracle (Widescreen) review". DVDlaunch.com. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  12. Berenbaum, Saul (June 17, 2009). "Miracle DVD review". JustPressPlay. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  13. The Shootin Surgeon (October 6, 2004). "Miracle". JoBlo.com. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  14. Bonanno, Luke (May 12, 2004). "Miracle DVD Review". DVDizzy. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  15. Saltzman, Marc (April 1, 2009). "CSI: NY Review". GameZebo. Retrieved June 29, 2014.

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