Some of our best television actors come from the North. These include Michael J Fox, Mike Myers, Sarah Chalke from “Scrubs”, Paolo Costanzo from “Royal Pains” and “Go On” and “FRIENDS” Matthew Perry. Another actor on this list is the actor “formerly known as Will on “Will and Grace” and that is Eric McCormack. Eric is trying his hand at another series on TNT called “Perception” (more about that later) Here is a brief look at other moments and performances in Eric’s career.
One of Eric’s most beloved television movies was with “Touched by an Angel’s” Roma Downey in “Borrowed Hearts” A sappy Christmas movie that united Downey’s character with tycoon McCormack. There was an angel involved but that part was played by beloved actor Hector Elizondo.
Paired with Eric’s love for science fiction, he was cast in the cult classic “Free Enterprise” along with fellow Canadian and pop icon William Shatner. The movie revolved around a group of men who as boys worshiped the original Star Trek. Highly recommended and look for Shatner rapping “Julius Caesar” .
Eric’s biggest claim to fame and the show that made him a household name was “Will and Grace” . Eric won an Emmy for portraying a gay lawyer whose best friend was the woman he loved from college. Here is the fab foursome who made up the classic series. Debra Messing , Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally.
Eric is trained for stage, as shown here in the American premiere of Neil Labute’s “Some Girls”. American television stalwarts like Maura Tierney (here) Fran Drescher, and Judy Reyes played the women in Eric’s character’s life . Interesting little fact, Eric was second place (speculated) for the role of Ross on “Friends”.