Garret Dillahunt

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Garret Dillahunt
Garret Dillahunt.jpg
Dillahunt at the Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party, London Hotel, West Hollywood, California, September 8, 2008
Born Garret L. Dillahunt
(1964-11-24) November 24, 1964 (age 49)
Castro Valley, California, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Michelle Hurd
Website
www.garret-dillahunt.net

Garret L. Dillahunt[1] (born November 24, 1964) is an American actor. He is married to actress Michelle Hurd. Since 2010, he has played the role of Burt Chance on the Fox sitcom Raising Hope.

Early life[edit]

Dillahunt was born in Castro Valley, California, and grew up in Selah, Washington. One of three siblings, he has a brother, Brett; his other brother, Eric, died in 1981 in Yakima, Washington, as the result of a drunk driving accident.[2] Garret graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in journalism and received his M.F.A. in acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[3]

Acting career[edit]

After spending years on and off Broadway,[4] Dillahunt began pursuing television and film roles. He appeared as a regular in several short lived series on ABC and Showtime, and landed guest spots on TV shows such as The X Files and NYPD Blue[5] among others, before playing two distinctly different characters on the HBO series Deadwood: Jack McCall in 2004 and Francis Wolcott in 2005. He later had a recurring role on USA Network's The 4400.

Dillahunt portrayed Steve Curtis for three seasons on ER (2005–06). Later roles included Dr. Michael Smith on HBO's John From Cincinnati; Cromartie and John Henry on FOX's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Roman Nevikov, a Russian gangster, on NBC's Life; and Mason Turner, a paralyzed serial killer on Criminal Minds. He played Simon Escher in the Burn Notice third season finale airing March 4, 2010 on USA, later reprising the role in the show's fourth and seventh seasons.

Dillahunt appeared in such films as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, No Country For Old Men, The Road, Winter's Bone, The Last House On The Left and the indie horror film, Burning Bright[6]

It was announced on August 20, 2009 that Dillahunt would square off with Rosie Perez on an episode ("Hardwired") of Law & Order: SVU later that year in 2009 about pedophilia. He played the head of a pedophilia organization. "It's called 'Hardwired'", executive producer Neal Baer said, "because they believe that pedophilia is [a genetic predisposition]".[7] Since 2010, Dillahunt has been starring as Burt Chance on the Fox comedy Raising Hope.

Dillahunt was the subject of an article in the September 2009 issue of Esquire magazine.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Last Call Curtis
2000 By Courier The Man Short film
2001 Believer, TheThe Believer Billings
2007 No Country for Old Men Wendell Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2007 Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, TheThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Ed Miller
2008 Pretty Bird Carson Thrash
2008 John's Hand John Short film
2009 Water Pills Hal Short film
2009 Last House on the Left, TheThe Last House on the Left Krug
2009 Road, TheThe Road Gang Member
2009 One Night Only Richard Short film
2010 Burning Bright Johnny Gaveneau
2010 Winter's Bone Sheriff Baskin Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2010 Amigo Lt. Compton
2010 Oliver Sherman Sherman Oliver
2012 Any Day Now Paul
2012 Revenge For Jolly! Gary
2012 Killing Them Softly Eddie Mattie
2012 Looper Jesse
2012 Houston Robert Wagner
2013 12 Years a Slave Armsby
2014 The Scribbler Post-production
2014 Just Before I Go Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993–1994 One Life to Live Charlemagne Moody TV series
1996 NYPD Blue Bryce Coopersmith Episode: "Where'd the Van Gogh?"
1998 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Edward Skur Episode: "Travelers"
1998 Maximum Bob Deputy Dawson Hayes 3 episodes
1998 Remembering Sex Chris Goodman TV movie
1998 Seven Days Kevin Poe Episode: "The Gettysburg Virus"
1998 Millennium Rick Van Horn Episode: "Closure"
2001 Leap Years Gregory Paget 20 episodes
2002 Law & Order Julian Preuss Episode: "Open Season"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Luke Episode: "Precious Metal"
2003–2004 Minute with Stan Hooper, AA Minute with Stan Hooper Lou Peterson 13 episodes
2004 Mr. Ed Jim Hendry TV movie
2004 Deadwood Jack McCall 6 episodes
2005 Deadwood Francis Wolcott 10 episodes
2005 Inside, TheThe Inside Karl Robie Jr. Episode: "Little Girl Lost"
2005 CSI: NY Steve Collins Episode: "What You See Is What You See"
2005–2006 4400, TheThe 4400 Matthew Ross 11 episodes
2005–2006 ER Steve Curtis 5 episodes
2006 Book of Daniel, TheThe Book of Daniel Jesus Christ 8 episodes
2006 Law & Order Eric Lund Episode: "Kingmaker"
2006 Numb3rs Jack Tollner Episode: "Provenance"
2007 Line-Up, TheThe Line-Up Theo Harrison TV movie
2007 John from Cincinnati Dr. Michael Smith 8 episodes
2007 Damages Marshall Phillips 4 episodes
2007 Life Roman Nevikov Episode: "The Fallen Woman"
2008 Life Roman Nevikov Episode: "Trapdoor"
2008–2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles John Henry / Cromartie 18 episodes
2009 Life Roman Nevikov Episode: "One"
2009 Criminal Minds Mason Turner Episode: "To Hell... And Back"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tom O'Neill Episode: "Family Affair"
2009 Lie to Me Eric Matheson Episode: "Honey"
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kevin O'Donnell Episode: "Hardwired"
2009 White Collar Gregory Aimes Episode: "Flip of the Coin"
2010 Gary Unmarried Goose Episode: "Gary Unmarried?"
2010 Glades, TheThe Glades Eddie Strickland Episode: "A Perfect Storm"
2010, 2013 Burn Notice Simon Escher Episode: "Devil You Know"
Episode: "Hard Time"
Episode: "Tipping Point"
2010–2014 Raising Hope Burt Chance Main role
2011 Memphis Beat Tim Wayne Episode: "Body of Evidence"
2011 Alphas Jonas Englin Episode: "A Short Time in Paradise"
2012 Talhotblond Thomas Montgomery TV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ California Births, 1905-1995
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Garret Dillahunt profile, imdb.com; accessed February 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Internet Broadway Database profile for Dillahunt
  5. ^ Garret Dillahunt Biography at Yahoo!
  6. ^ "UK DVD Stores Will Be Burning Bright This September", Dread Central, July 20, 2010
  7. ^ Mickey O'Connor (August 20, 2009). "SVU Exclusive: Rosie Perez, Garret Dillahunt to Anchor Explosive Episode". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  8. ^ Chris Jones (September 23, 2009). "Garret Dillahunt: The Man Who Disappears". Esquire.com. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 

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