The Flash – Harrison Wells a visionary physicist who runs S.T.A.R. Labs. Wells invented the cutting edge particle accelerator that exploded and created the lightning bolt that accidentally gave Barry his powers. Deeply invested in Barry’s future, Wells acts as a mentor to Barry, carefully guiding him on this new path as he discovers his powers. Wells’ character has been one of great mystery as it was discovered that the Wells Barry knew was actually the villainous Eobard Thawne from the future, who had killed the original Harrison Wells in order to get closer to Barry to bring him down. The current Harrison Wells is one from an alternate universe who reluctantly joins forces with Team Flash in order to stop Zoom and save his daughter.
Portrayed by Tom Cavanagh.
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, at the age of six Cavanagh and his family moved to Ghana, where his father educated local schoolteachers.
His family later moved back to Quebec, where he attended Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. He played varsity ice hockey and basketball, and graduated with degrees in English, Biology and Education.
Cavanagh made his professional stage debut playing Danny Zuko in Grease in his native Canada. That led to Broadway turns in Shenandoah and more recently, Urinetown. Other selected theatre credits include Freud’s Last Session, Brighton Beach Memoirs, A Chorus Line, Holiday, Cabaret, the Canadian premiere of Spike Heels and Some Americans Abroad at Second Stage.
Cavanagh was most recently seen in the independent comedy, The Birder, which is currently on the festival circuit. Other film credits include Alchemy, Breakfast with Scot, Two Weeks, Gray Matters, Sublime and Yogi Bear – where he spends his time yelling at the voices of Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake.
Television credits include the award-winning series Bang Bang You’re Dead, and the miniseries Capture of the Green River Killer. Cavanagh also starred in Ed, Scrubs and Love Monkey. He had recurring roles on the series Trust Me, Royal Pains, Eli Stone, Jack and Bobby and Providence. Cavanagh’s directorial credits include Ed, the NYC-based Money Game, about a female playground basketball hustler, and the upcoming feature Faith.