John Doman

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John Doman
John Doman 2013.jpg
John Doman Actor 2013
Born (1945-01-09) January 9, 1945 (age 70)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation actor
Years active 1993–present

John Doman (born January 9, 1945) is an American actor best known for playing Deputy Police Commissioner/ Major William Rawls on HBO series The Wire from 2002 to 2008 and Colonel Edward Galson on Oz in 2001. John Doman is currently starring as Don Carmine Falcone in Fox's hit show Gotham (2014-present.)

Doman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an alumnus of Northeast Catholic High School.[1] 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.

Prior to embarking on a successful acting career, he spent 20 years in the advertising business. He is a former Marine Corps officer and a Vietnam veteran.

Acting career[edit]

Doman had cameos in the 1997 films Cop Land and the 2003 Mystic River. He also had a role on the film The Opponent. Doman also had a small part in the 2010 film Blue Valentine.

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 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 Mollinax, 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.

Doman has also appeared in promotional advertisements for Versus television.[2][unreliable source?] [3][unreliable source?]

John Doman has been the voice for Michelin tires and Home Depot and in 2013 began narrating videos for the Philadelphia Eagles.[4] He is playing the Mafia Don known as Carmine Falcone in the series Gotham,[5] and Senator Ross Garrison in Person of Interest.[6] He also played Helen’s (Maura Tierney) father Bruce in the Showtime drama The Affair.[7] He most recently appears in Season 3 of the Netflix show House of Cards as Bishop Charles Eddis.


  1. ^ "1962 Northeast Catholic High School Yearbook". Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  2. ^ " "Versus Momentum Promo". Versus. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  3. ^ " "Versus "2nd place" promo". Versus. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
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  5. ^ Verne Gay, "A chat with 'Gotham's' John Doman" from Newsday, 3 November 2014, retrieved 19 January 2015
  6. ^ Shant Istamboulian, "'Person of Interest' returns after a season of change" from Entertainment Weekly, 24 September 2014, retrieved 19 January 2015
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