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This article's subject relates to Season 7 of 24.This is a production article written from an out-of-universe perspective

Thomas Edward Irwin (born May 1, 1956; age 64) played John Brunner during Season 7 of 24.

Biography and career[edit | edit source]

Tom Irwin was born in Peoria, Illinois. He graduated from Illinois State University in the town of Normal. After that, he joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1979, where he performed alongside Laurie Metcalf, John Malkovich, Joan Allen, and Gary Sinise. Irwin has been on the faculty of The Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University and Columbia College in Chicago.

Irwin is also a class instructor at Steppenwolf Theater West School of Drama in Los Angeles, California. He has appeared in over thirty Steppenwolf productions, and won a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance as Tom in Steppenwolf's The Glass Menagerie.

Irwin's first TV role was in the 1986 TV-film Vital Signs. After that, he has also appeared in TV shows like My So-Called Life (with Devon Gummersall), The Division (with Josh Cruze and Jamie McShane), ER (with Leland Orser and Chad Lowe), Related (with John Prosky), Lost (with Henry Ian Cusick and Daniel Dae Kim), Saving Grace, and Devious Maids.

Aside of TV, Irwin has also appeared in films like Least Among Saints (with Martin Papazian and Lombardo Boyar), Privileged (with Julian Morris), 21 Grams (with John Rubinstein), The Haunting (with Michael Cavanaugh), Deceived, and Midnight Run.

24 credits[edit | edit source]

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

  • On the Basis of Sex (2018)
  • Least Among Saints (2012)
  • TiMER (2009)
  • Marley & Me (2008)
  • 21 Grams (2003)
  • The Haunting (1999)
  • Midnight Run (1986)

Television appearances

  • The Morning Show (2019)
  • Scandal (2018)
  • Devious Maids (2013-2016)
  • Chasing Life (2014-2015)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011)
  • Saving Grace (2007-2010)
  • Lost (2009)
  • 24 (2009)
  • Related (2005-2006)
  • ER (2005)
  • Without A Trace (2003)
  • Angel (2002)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2002)
  • Frasier (2001)
  • My So-Called Life (1994-1995)
  • Crime Story (1986)

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