Tom McCamus' made his film debut came in director Paul Donovan's time-travel comedy Norman's Awesome Experience in 1989. In 1991 McCamus gained critical acclaim for his role as a mental patient in the historical drama Beautiful Dreamers.
McCamus' most noted film role is that of struggling actor Henry Adler in I Love a Man in Uniform, directed by David Wellington. As a result of the role, he won the Genie Award for Best Actor.Â
McCamus has been nominated for the Genie Award on two occasions since, for Long Day's Journey into Night , also directed by Wellington, in which McCamus reprised his successful performance as Edmund Tyrone from the Stratford Festival, and for the Oscar-nominated The Sweet Hereafter, directed by Atom Egoyan.
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More recently McCamus has come to the attention of a wider audience, playing the villainous Mason Eckhart in the Marvel TV series Mutant X. Although he appeared in every episode of the first season, he left the show to star in Richard III and Mack the Knife at the Stratford Festival.
Currently McCamus is dividing his time between theatre and film work, and has recently starred in the CBC film Waking Up Walter: The Walter Gretzky Story as famous hockey dad Walter Gretzky, the Canadian production Shake Hands with the Devil, and in the Ken Finkleman miniseries At The Hotel.