Genial and handsome character actor Eddie Cahill garnered significant attention for two onscreen series portrayals during the early 2000s: that of Tag, the twentysomething assistant hired by Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) in the 2000-2001 season of the blockbuster sitcom Friends, and that of NYPD homicide detective Don Flack on the successful crime series spin-off CSI: NY (2004). In addition, he had starred in the shortlived WB comedy drama Glory Days (2002) as author Mike Dolan, but it took the CSI role to secure him lasting small-screen success. In 2004, Cahill made his first feature-film appearance, as famous goalie Jim Craig in the Olympic hockey drama Miracle, followed soon after by his role as Larry Gordon in Catherine Hardwicke's bittersweet skateboarding movie Lords of Dogtown (2005). In 2008 he appeared in both This Is Not a Test, and the drama The Narrows.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Considered becoming a teacher, but got the acting bug after seeing Les Miserables at age 17.
- In 2000, made his professional acting debut in the off-Broadway production The Altruists.
- Was spotted by Sarah Jessica Parker while performing in a play in New York and was cast as her boyfriend on Sex and the City in 2000, his first TV role.
- Had a recurring role on Friends as Tag Jones, Rachel's hunky assistant and boyfriend.
- Was the lead in the short-lived 2001 drama Glory Days on the WB.
- Played his childhood hero Jim Craig, the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey goalie, in 2004's Miracle.
- In 2004 was cast as Det. Don Flack on CSI: NY.
- Is a huge soccer fan; his favorite team is Glasgow Celtic Football Club.
- Regularly plays hockey and for three seasons wrote a playoff blog for the New York Rangers, his favorite NHL team.