Dylan Walsh

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Dylan Walsh
Born Charles Michael Walsh
(1963-11-17) November 17, 1963 (age 51)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of Virginia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Melora Walters (1996–2003)
Joanna Going (2004–2012)
Partner(s) Leslie Bourque (2011–present)
Children 5

Dylan Walsh (born Charles Michael Walsh: November 17, 1963) is an American actor. He portrayed Dr. Sean McNamara in the FX television series Nip/Tuck.[1]

Early life[edit]

Walsh was born Charles Michael Walsh[2][3] in Los Angeles, California. His maternal grandfather, Frank P. Haven, was a managing editor of the Los Angeles Times.[4][5] His parents worked for the Foreign Service—they met in Ethiopia.[6] As a result, Walsh lived in East Africa, India, Pakistan and Indonesia as a boy.[6] His family returned to the United States when he was ten years old and settled in Virginia, where Walsh began acting in high school. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1986 with a degree in English. After graduating from college, Walsh moved to New York City to act professionally.


Walsh's first role was in a television movie called Soldier Boys with James Earl Jones. He then landed a role in the movie Loverboy and a regular role on the television series Kate & Allie. In 1989, he started using the name Dylan Walsh professionally. He continued to work in films including Betsy's Wedding, Nobody's Fool, Congo, The Stepfather, and Secretariat, and guest starred the television series Brooklyn South, The Twilight Zone, and Everwood.

In 2003, Walsh landed the role of Sean McNamara on the television series Nip/Tuck, after being approached by series creator Ryan Murphy in a coffee shop. Murphy remembered him from his role in Nobody's Fool and in a television movie. Walsh also appears on the series Unforgettable.

Personal life[edit]

Walsh was married to actress Melora Walters from 1996 to 2003, with whom he had two children, born in 1996 and 1997.[7]

He later married actress Joanna Going on October 10, 2004, with whom he has a daughter born in 2003. On December 15, 2010 Walsh announced he had filed for divorce.[8] The couple filed for divorce in 2011.[7]

Walsh also has a daughter born in 2011,[7] and a son born 2013.[9]


  • Kate & Allie (TV series) as Ben
  • Chameleons (1989) (TV) as Stan
  • When We Were Young (1989) (TV) (as Charles Hunter Walsh) as Lee Jameson
  • Loverboy (1989) (as Charles Hunter Walsh) as Jory Talbot
  • Gabriel's Fire (1990) (TV series) as Louis Klein
  • Betsy's Wedding (1990) as Jake Lovell
  • Where the Heart Is (1990) as Tom
  • Telling Secrets (1993) (TV) as Jesse Graham
  • Arctic Blue (1993) as Eric Desmond
  • Nobody's Fool (1994) as Peter Sullivan
  • Radio Inside (1994) as Michael Anderson
  • Congo (1995) as Dr. Peter Elliot
  • The Outer Limits as Sgt. Eldritch
  • Eden (1996) as Bill Kunen
  • Men (1997) as Teo Morrison
  • Brooklyn South (1997) (TV series) as Officer Jimmy Doyle
  • Divided by Hate (1997) (TV) as Louis Gibbs
  • Changing Habits (1997) as Felix Shepherd
  • The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery (1998) (TV) as Frank Syler
  • Chapter Zero (1999) as Adam Lazarus
  • Final Voyage (1999) as Aaron Carpenter
  • Jet Boy (2001) as Boon Palmer
  • Deadly Little Secrets (2001) as Cole Chamberlain
  • Blood Work (2002) as Detective John Waller
  • Jo (2002) (TV)
  • Par 6 (2002) as Mac Hegelman
  • Power Play (2002) as Matt Nash
  • We Were Soldiers (2002) as Capt. Robert Edwards
  • The Twilight Zone (2002) (TV series) as Adam
  • Presidio Med (2002) (TV series) as Danny Gibson
  • More Than Meets the Eye: The Joan Brock Story (2003) (TV) as Jim Brock
  • The Lone Ranger (2003) (TV) as Kansas City Haas
  • Nip/Tuck (2003–2010) (TV series) as Dr. Sean McNamara
  • Everwood (2003–2004) (TV series) as Carl Feeney
  • Edmond (2005) as Interrogator
  • Antebody (2005) as Jacob Ambro
  • The Lake House (2006) as Morgan
  • Lost Holiday: The Jim and Suzanne Shemwell Story (2007) as Jim Shemwell
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2007) as Malcolm Royce (Episode: Annihilated)
  • Just Add Water (2008) as Ray Tuckby
  • The Stepfather (2009) as The Stepfather/David Harris/Grady Edwards
  • Secretariat (2010) as Jack Tweedy II
  • Unforgettable (2011–2014) (TV series) as Al Burns
  • Drop Dead Diva (2012) as Lawrence Brand (Episode: Pick's and Pakes)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2012) as Tom Cooley (Episode: CSI on Fire)
  • Revenge (2013) As Jason Prosser(Episodes:Sabotage, Collusion)
  • Castle (2013) as Agent Harris (Episode: Target (1))
  • NCIS: New Orleans (2014) as Jim Lemieux (Recurring Season 1)


  1. ^ "Dylan Walsh". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Dylan Walsh Biography (1963— )
  3. ^ California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services. Ancestry.com
  4. ^ Ordona, Michael (October 15, 2009). "Dylan Walsh overcomes doubts to take on 'Stepfather' role". Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ "Frank P. Haven; Ex-Times Managing Editor". Los Angeles Times. February 28, 1995. 
  6. ^ a b "In Step With: Dylan Walsh". Parade Magazine. June 20, 2004. 
  7. ^ a b c "Dylan Walsh Welcomes Daughter Amelie Belle". People. 2011-11-08. 
  8. ^ "Nip/Tuck Star Dylan Walsh Files for Divorce". People. 2010-12-15. 
  9. ^ http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/11/dylan-walsh-baby-mama-revealed-leslie-bourque

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