Tom McCamus is an award-winning Canadian film and theatre actor who is most widely known for his work on the science-fiction television show Mutant X.
McCamus was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, but was brought up in London, Ontario from the age of ten when his family moved across country. While attending London's Oakridge Secondary school, McCamus became intrigued with the theatre, and went on to attend the University of Windsor's school of dramatic art.
His film debut came in director Paul Donovan's quirky time-travel comedy Norman's Awesome Experience, otherwise known as A Switch in Time. 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. 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.