January 9, 1945 |
John Doman (born January 9, 1945) is an American actor best known for playing Deputy Police Commissioner William Rawls on HBO series The Wire from 2002 to 2008 and Colonel Edward Galson on Oz in 2001.
Doman was born in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an alumnus of Northeast Catholic High School. He is a 1962 graduate of North, an All-Catholic League football player and a member of the school's Hall of Fame. He is a 1966 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in English Literature and played varsity football.
On television, Doman has guest-starred in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Shakaar". He also portrayed Dr. Carl Deraad on Seasons 5 and 6 of ER, and has been introduced as bad-guy CEO Walter Kendrick on Season 2 of Damages. He provided the voice of Don Morello in the video game Mafia: City of Lost Heaven. Doman also provided the voice of Caesar in the video game Fallout New Vegas. He also played a small role in the action film Die Hard with a Vengeance, as one of the site managers for the construction of a tunnel featured in the film. Doman starred as Rodrigo Borgia in the 2011 historical drama series Borgia by the French premium-pay TV Canal+ and the German ZDF and starred in director Pieter Gaspersz' AFTER opposite Kathleen Quinlan.
During his career, Doman has portrayed several different characters in numerous episodes of Law & Order: Bailiff, in "The Blue Wall" (Season 1, Episode 22); Sgt. Frank Gottlieb, in "We Like Mike" (Season 7, Episode 20); Mr. Stephens, in 'True North' (Season 9, Episode 9); Howard, Ridgeway in 'Maritime' (Season 13, Episode 18); and Jim Gilles, in "Political Animal" (Season 18, Episode 6). He also appears in several roles in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Dan Latimer, in 'Limitations'(Season 1, Episode 14); Munch's informant, in 'Wrong is Right'(Season 2, Episode 1); Special Agent Rod Franklin, in 'Wrath' (Season 3, Episode 2); Mike Millinax, in 'Scheherade' (Season 8, Episode 10). He also guest starred as Tim Grace, in 'Blue Wall' (Season 1, Episode 10), in Law & Order: Trial by Jury; and Roy Markham, in 'The Extra Man' (Season 1, Episode 6), in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In total, he plays eleven different characters in the Law & Order franchise. From 2010 to 2011, Doman appeared in three episodes of Rizzoli & Isles as a mob enforcer, reuniting him with Sasha Alexander. The two had previously appeared in NCIS in the Season 2 episode "Doppelganger", where Doman played Lt. Cheney, the head of a local civilian law enforcement while Alexander played Special Agent Kate Todd.
Prior to embarking on a successful acting career, he spent 20 years in the sales business spending significant time in Silicon Valley. He is a former Navy officer.