Geoff Pierson

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Geoff Pierson
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Geoff Pierson, 2006
Born (1949-06-16) June 16, 1949 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Cali Timmins (1997-present)
Children Norah, Catherine, Roy (all from a previous marriage)

Geoff Pierson (born June 16, 1949) is an American actor known for his role on The WB series Unhappily Ever After as Jack Malloy, the father of a dysfunctional family whose best friend is a stuffed animal rabbit named Mr. Floppy. He is also known for his roles on the soap opera Ryan's Hope, and a recurring role as Tom Matthews on the Showtime series Dexter.

Life and career[edit]

Pierson was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Helen T. (née McGinness) and Roy J. Pierson, who worked in business.[1]

Unhappily Ever After was created by one of the original creators of FOX's Married...With Children and Pierson appeared on the season two episode "Just Married...With Children" as a loving husband who refused to abuse his wife on the game show How Do I Love Thee. Other TV roles include a regular role as R.T. Howard on That 80's Show, and recurring roles on Grace Under Fire as Grace's ex-husband Jimmy and on 24 as President John Keeler, appearing in 19 episodes in Seasons 3 and 4. He also appeared in the 2003 Comedy Central TV film Windy City Heat as "The President of Show Business".

In 2006, he guest-starred in Criminal Minds, playing Max Ryan, a former FBI agent-turned-author and also Jason Gideon's mentor who comes out of his retirement to capture a serial killer known as the Keystone Killer in the episode, Unfinished Business. He appeared in the 2008 film Changeling as the flamboyant defense attorney Sammy "S.S." Hahn.[2]

Beginning in 2010, he had a recurring role in Boardwalk Empire as Senator Walter Edge. In 2011, Pierson portrays Midas Mulligan in Atlas Shrugged, based on Ayn Rand's novel of the same name. He has a role as Russell Dunbar's wealthy father on Rules of Engagement. He also was a minor reoccurring character on the show Young Justice as the first Flash, Jay Garrick.

In 2011, season four of television series Castle, he had a recurring role as Mr. Smith. In 2014 he appeared in an episode of Suburgatory as George Altman's father.


  1. ^ Geoffrey Pierson Biography (1949-)
  2. ^ Foundas, Scott (2007-12-19). "Clint Eastwood: The Set Whisperer - Shooting quietly on the Changeling set". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on 2007-12-23. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 

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