Thomas Joseph McCarthy (born January 30, 1966) is an American actor and director. McCarthy stars in the final season of The Wire as morally challenged reporter Scott Templeton.
McCarthy has appeared in several movies, including Meet the Parents, Good Night, and Good Luck, and also television shows such as Boston Public, Law & Order, and the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Saint Maybe. McCarthy directed the independent film The Station Agent.
McCarthy is a graduate of New Providence High School in New Providence, New Jersey; Boston College, Class of 1988; and the Yale School of Drama. McCarthy also starred in Flags of Our Fathers as James Bradley.