Reed Diamond

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Reed Diamond
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Born Reed Edward Diamond
(1967-07-20) July 20, 1967 (age 47)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation actor
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Fredrika Kesten (m. 1995–97)
Marnie McPhail (m. 2004)

Reed Edward Diamond (born July 20, 1967) is an American actor. He is best known for the roles of Det. Mike Kellerman on Homicide: Life on the Street, Jason Pillar in season 8 of 24, and recurring character Laurence Dominic on Dollhouse. He also appeared in The Shield and The Mentalist.

Early life and education[edit]

Diamond was born in Brooklyn, the son of Allison, an astrologer, and Bob Diamond, a stage manager and director of shows such as The Joe Franklin Show.[1][2] He was raised in Manhattan and attended the Trinity School.[2]

Diamond attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for two years,[2] then studied acting at the Juilliard School, where he was a member of the drama division's Group 20 (1987–1991).[3]

Career[edit]

As a child, Diamond had small parts in the 1974 ABC Afterschool Special Sara's Summer of the Swans and in the 1976 film Two Minute Warning.[2] His early roles as an adult included guest starring on Law & Order and Class of '96, and films such as Memphis Belle (1990), Clear and Present Danger (1994) and Her Hidden Truth (1995).

His first big break came in 1995 when he joined the cast of Homicide: Life on the Street as Det. Mike Kellerman. Diamond was a regular castmember for the series' fourth, fifth and sixth seasons before Kellerman was written out at the end of season six (although Diamond would reprise the role for a two-episode story in the show's subsequent seventh, and final, season). In 2000, a feature length TV movie was produced to wrap up the series, which saw the return of all the major Homicide cast, including Diamond. He made a brief reappearance as a police detective in the key scene of the 2002 pilot of the controversial series The Shield. Recent roles include a re-make of High Noon (2000); Three Days; S.W.A.T. (2003, directed by Diamond's Homicide co-star Clark Johnson); Spider-Man 2 (2004); and Good Night, and Good Luck (2005).

As well as playing the recurring role of Stuart Collins on Judging Amy from 1999 to 2003, Diamond has guest starred on Crossing Jordan, The West Wing, Medium, Numb3rs, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Stargate SG-1, Without a Trace, The Mentalist, 24, and Common Law. He was also promoted as one of the main cast members of The Shield, appearing as Detective Terry Crowley, so as to surprise viewers when he was murdered at the end of the first episode in 2002. He portrayed Inspector Jack Vasser in the Fall 2007 NBC series Journeyman until the cancellation of the show in December 2007. As of spring 2010, Diamond has joined the cast of the TNT series Franklin & Bash. In 2010, he voiced Barnes in Firebreather. In 2011, he had a part in Moneyball, as a general manager of the Cleveland Indians. In 2012 he played Robert Yule, Dr. Ryan's fiancee in Common Law on the USA network. He is currently playing senior HYDRA agent Dr. Daniel Whitehall in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Personal life[edit]

Diamond was married to Fredrika Kesten from 1995 to 1997.[2] Since 2004, he has been married to actress Marnie McPhail.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Memphis Belle Sgt. Virgil Hoogesteger
1994 Clear and Present Danger Coast Guard Chief
1995 Assassins Bob
2001 The Breed Phil
2003 S.W.A.T Officer David Burress
2004 Spider-Man 2 Algernon
2005 Madison Skip Naughton
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck John Aaron
2005 Berkeley Ralph
2006 The Darkroom The Man
2007 Adrenaline Voice of Harvey
2007 Meet Bill Paul
2011 Moneyball Mark Shapiro
2012 Much Ado About Nothing Don Pedro

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 ABC Afterschool Special Gary Farrell
1991 Ironclads Leslie Harmon
1991 Loving Garth Watkins
1991 & 2005 Law & Order Mr. Klein / Christopher Baylor
1992 O Pioneers! Emil
1993 Boy Meets Girl
1993 Class of '96 Stephen Sinclair
1993 Blind Spot Charlie
1994 Under Suspicion Bill Palmer
1995 Away to Danger Jeffrey Baker
1995 Secrets Thomas Rafferty
1995 Her Hidden Truth Clay Devereaux
1996 Full Circle Harry Winslow
1997 Mighty Ducks Falcone
1997 Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan Eddie Brannigan Jr.
1995-1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Detective Mike Kellerman
1999-2003 Judging Amy Stuart Collins 19 episodes
2000 Homicide: The Movie Private Investigator Mike Kellerman
2000 919 Fifth Avenue Ben Constant
2000 High Noon(TV Movie) Harvey Pell
2001 The Huntress Mike Kaputo
2001 The Breed Phil
2001 Family Law Alan Caldwell
2001 Three Days Andrew Farmer
2002 Scared Silent Doug Clifson
2002 Presidio Med Will Raymond
2003 The Twilight Zone Boyfriend
2002 The Shield Terry Crowley
2004 Crossing Jordan Gordon Kimball
2004-2005 The West Wing Dr. Mike Gordon
2005 Medium Jared Swanstrom
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ray Lester
2005 Numb3rs Dr. Kenneth Hill
2006 Faceless Marcus Ambrose
2006 Stargate SG-1 Major Bryce Ferguson
2006 Without a Trace Eric Hayes
2006 Vanished Therapist
2006 Ghost Whisperer Dr. Martin Schaer
2007 October Road Gavin Goddard
2007 Journeyman Jack Vasser
2008 Criminal Minds Craig Bridges
2009 Drop Dead Diva Chad Billmeyer
2009 Monk FBI Agent Stone
2009 Castle Dr. Cameron Talbot
2009 Cold Case Darren Musk
2009-2010 Dollhouse Laurence Dominic
2010 24 Jason Pillar
2010 Firebreather Barnes (voice)
2011 Law & Order: LA Franklin Citron
2011-2013 The Mentalist CBI Agent Ray Haffner 5 episodes
2011-2014 Franklin & Bash Damien Karp
2012 Desperate Housewives Greg Limon
2012 The Glades Councilman Greg Dousett
2012 Common Law Robert Yule
2012-2013 Bones FBI Special Agent Hayes Flynn 4 episodes
2012 Revolution Sergeant Wheatley
2013 White Collar Cole Edwards
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Werner Reinhardt / Daniel Whitehall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reed Diamond biography". FilmReference.com. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Reed Diamond biography". Yahoo! Movies. 
  3. ^ "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. November 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 

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