Handsome, charming and blessed with impeccable comic timing, Emmy Award-winning actor Eric McCormack earned accolades as a star on one of television's most ground-breaking and beloved sitcoms. Classically trained on the stage, he performed with the revered Stratford Shakespeare Festival for five seasons prior to earning screen time on such shows as "Lonesome Dove: The Series" (CTV, 1994-95) and in the Eddie Murphy feature comedy "Holy Man" (1998). Almost immediately thereafter, McCormack won the heart of television audiences as one-half of a wacky, platonic couple on the hit series "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006). Notable for its envelope-pushing message of tolerance, wrapped in exceptionally saucy humor, the sitcom not only made stars of McCormack and his co-star Debra Messing, but also the show's manic supporting players, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. During and after the award-winning, eight-year run of "Will & Grace," the actor kept busy with his Broadway debut as "The Music Man" in 2001, as a reporter uncovering a deadly government cover-up in the miniseries "The Andromeda Strain" (A&E, 2008), and as a charismatic, social-climbing con man in "Who is Clark Rockefeller?" (Lifetime, 2010). McCormack's proven appeal and impressive range in virtually any genre assured him a robust professional future, filled with varied roles in projects of any stripe.