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Tom McGowan

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Birth nameThomas McGowan
Birth dateJuly 26, 1959(age 57)
Place of birthBelmar, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActor

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Thomas "Tom" McGowan (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, known for his recurring roles on Frasier, as KACL station manager Kenny Daly; Everybody Loves Raymond, as Ray's friend Bernie; and on The War at Home, as Dave Gold's friend Joe. McGowan also appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm as a disgruntled fan of Larry's. He has also appeared as a sleazy tabloid editor in an episode of Disney Channel's Hannah Montana.

On Broadway he appeared in La Bête (1991), for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play. Off Broadway, he won an Obie Award for his performance in Nicky Silver's play The Food Chain. He played the role of Pat Finley in the 1995 movie Heavyweights and the role of Patrick Fisher in the 2006 movie Twelve and Holding.

McGowan has been playing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in various companies of Wicked since 2009.

He first played the Wizard in the original 2nd National Touring production, beginning 7 March 2009. He finished on 6 December 2009, and transferred to San Francisco, playing the Wizard from 22 December 2009 through 5 September 2010, when the production closed. He then went back to the 2nd National Tour, beginning 11 January 2011. He ended his run on tour on 17 April 2011, and as of 3 May 2011, he begins playing the Wizard on Broadway.


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