Meet Tom Ca­vanagh

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Tom Ca­vanagh stars as Ranger Smith in the movie “Yogi Bear.” He has starred in sev­eral TV shows, in­clud­ing “Ed.” He pro­duced and di­rected some episodes for that se­ries. He has also starred in movies, in­clud­ing “How to Eat Fried Worms” and the TV movie “Christ­mas Dreams.” He has ap­peared in sev­eral plays, in­clud­ing “Grease.”

Tom, 47, was born in Ot­tawa, On­tario, Canada. He has four sib­lings. When he was 6 years old, he moved with his fam­ily to Ghana, Africa, where his dad taught teach­ers how to teach. His fam­ily later moved back to Canada.

Tom played ice hockey and bas­ket­ball in col­lege. He grad­u­ated with de­grees in bi­ol­ogy, English and ed­u­ca­tion. He speaks English and French. He en­joys play­ing the gui­tar.

Tom sup­ports a char­ity that buys mos­quito nets to help pro­tect kids in Africa from get­ting malaria.

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