Edmund Patrick "Eddie" Cahill (born January 15, 1978) is an American actor best known for portraying "Miracle on Ice" goalie Jim Craig in the movie Miracle, and for playing the roles of Tag Jones on Friends, Detective Don Flack on CSI: NY, and Sam Verdreaux on Under the Dome.
Cahill was born in New York City, 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.
In 2000 Cahill performed in Nicky Silver's Off-Broadway production of The Altruists. He was noticed and shortly after made several television guest-star appearances including Sex and the City, Felicity, 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 February 2014 Cahill was cast as a main character in the second season of the CBS summer drama Under the Dome working with former CSI: NY actresses Natalie Martinez and Rachelle Lefevre. He plays Sam Verdreaux, a former EMT and reclusive brother-in-law to "Big Jim" Rennie. The show was renewed for a third season and "Sam" is returning.
Cahill married his longtime girlfriend Nikki Uberti in Los Angeles on July 12, 2009. Uberti is a makeup artist, former model, and ex-wife of photographer Terry Richardson. The couple welcomed their son Henry in 2009.
On his right shoulder Cahill has a tattoo of his wife's name in a heart with an arrow through it and a swallow on top.
Cahill is an avid New York Rangers hockey fan. He even wrote an NHL Celeb Blog for three seasons.
Gramercy Park is Closed to the Public
I Need a Quote
Atlantic Stage 2
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Sex and the City
Episode 3.04 "Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl..."
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"
Episode 3.05 "Sight Unseen"
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"
Law & Order: SVU
Episode 2.17 "Folly"
All nine episodes
Episodes 1.07 "A Three-Hour Tour" and,
1.09 "Simon Redux"
Episode 6.09 "Everything Put Together Falls Apart"
Det. Don Flack
All 197 episodes
Under the Dome
Main role (seasons 2-present)
Bill Ranford doubled for most of the on-ice action.
Lords of Dogtown
This Is Not a Test
Cahill worked with CSI: NY castmates Hill Harper and Carmine Giovinazzo.
Cahill was burned when a special effect went wrong.
The Making of "Miracle"
Video short documentary
From Hockey to Hollywood: Actors' Journeys
Video short documentary
CSI: NY - The Game
Det. Don Flack
Video game (voice only)
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