About Eddie Cahill
Cahill took his proven talent for playing unfettered and unspoiled characters to NBC, where a recurring role on "Friends" allowed him to reach millions. He portrayed Tag, an underqualified but irresistible candidate for the job as Rachel (Jennifer Aniston)'s assistant in a story arc that looked at Rachel's relationship problems and showcased Cahill's "aw shucks" adorableness. When Rachel hired Tag over a more qualified female applicant, audiences knew it was wrong, but sympathized with her fascination. When Rachel dumped Tag, audiences knew it was for the best, but felt for the brokenhearted young man. Next up for Cahill was "Felicity", where he would break away from his nice guy image with a turn as a crazed drug dealer who won't let go of Molly (Sarah-Jane Potts), the girlfriend who wants out. The sinister and intense portrayal gave the actor a chance to show his versatility in a three-episode recurring role, and even as audiences wished for his volatile character to stop his destructive antics, it was easy to empathize with his poisonous but truly heartfelt devotion.
The actor returned to his prostitute-portraying roots in 2001 on an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", (NBC) playing a fresh-faced male escort who is victimized by his own madam and a couple with a dangerous fetish. That same year he completed the pilot "Glory Days" for The WB. A Kevin Williamson series looking at the early burnout of a hot young mystery writer, "Glory Days" debut on the network in 2002, following Cahill's scribe back to his hometown, where strange goings on are the norm and where he must solve the mystery surrounding the inexplicable murder of his father.
On the big screen, Cahill had a winning turn as real-life 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team goalie Jim Craig, who has to find his own innder drive to achieve greatness, in the well-crafted Cinderella sports story "Miracle" (2004).
|New York University, New York , New York|
|Cast in the Catherine Hardwicke directed "Lords of Dogtown" a fictionalized take on a group of skateboarders that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's|
|Played homicide Detective Don Flack on CBS' "CSI: NY"|
|Cast as one of the USA Olympic hockey team players in "Miracle"|
|Had a recurring role as Rachel's assistant and love interest on the NBC comedy "Friends"|
|Completed the pilot "Glory Days" (The WB), playing a burned-out writer who returns to his small town home only to be coldly received by the friends he named in the tell-all tome that launched his career; show retooled as a suspense series and picked up as midseason replacement debuting in January 2002|
|Played a victimized male escort on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)|
|Had a recurring guest role on The WB's college-set series "Felicity", playing the violent, drug dealing boyfriend of new girl Molly (Sarah-Jane Potts)|
|Played Rachel's underqualified but hunky assistant in a recurring role on "Friends" (NBC)|
|Appeared in an episode of HBO's "Sex and the City" as a young boyfriend of Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker)|
|Starred alongside Joey Slotnick and Sam Robards in "The Altruists", produced at NYC's Vineyard Theater|
|Raised in and around the New York City area|