DeKay filming the White Collar episode
"On the Fence" in Manhattan, June 7, 2011.
|Born||Timothy Robert DeKay
June 12, 1963
Ithaca, New York, U.S.
Timothy Robert "Tim" DeKay (born June 12, 1963) is an American character actor. His first on screen acting job was as corporate giant Larry Deon on seaQuest 2032. He was a cast member of Party of Five from 1997–1999, Carnivàle from 2003–05 and Tell Me You Love Me in 2007. He has also guest-starred on a number of top-rated television series, including Seinfeld, Friends, CSI, My Name Is Earl, NCIS, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Scrubs, and Chuck.
Personal life 
Tim DeKay was born in Ithaca, New York and grew up and attended school in nearby Lansing. He was a school athlete, playing both varsity basketball and baseball. He attended Le Moyne College to study Business and Philosophy, where he also played baseball, eventually deciding to pursue a career in theater. He attended Rutgers University, where he received an MFA and met his wife, actress Elisa Taylor. The couple has two children. Tim also has a brother, Jamey Dekay. He returned to Le Moyne in May 2010 as the commencement speaker, and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa.
The Commencement Program from Le Moyne College includes the following:
Mr. DeKay's castmates say it was clear from the start that he was leading man material ... When he graduated [from LeMoyne] with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1985, he still planned for a career in business or law. It soon became clear, though, that the theater was his true calling. After taking a few courses in directing at Syracuse University, Mr. DeKay headed to Rutgers University, where he earned a master's degree in fine arts ... Now a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, Mr. DeKay has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, and appeared on numerous top-rated TV shows.
He appeared in two episodes of Seinfeld—"The Soul Mate" and "The Bizarro Jerry"—as Elaine's boyfriend Kevin. He would work with Julia Louis-Dreyfus again in The New Adventures of Old Christine, where he plays the temperamental boyfriend of Louis-Dreyfus's character "Old" Christine Campbell for three episodes.
In addition to his roles in film and television, his resume includes numerous theatrical credits, with performances in plays both on and off Broadway, including: Ridiculous Fraud at the McCarter Theatre; Billy Budd at the Circle in the Square Theatre; Someone to Watch Over Me with the Denver Theatre Company; The Merchant of Venice on the Hartford Stage; and the national tour of The Lion in Winter. In 2009, he was both director and producer of the short film This Monday. The film has been included in at least half a dozen short film festivals, including Cannes Short Film Corner. The Palm Springs International Short Film Festival (ShortFest) review stated: “Absolutely the Best of the Palm Springs Short Film Fest 2009, ‘This Monday’ features tone-perfect directing by Tim DeKay and screen-writing by Michael Santorico. Four Stars (out of four)”.
|1996||If These Walls Could Talk||Becky's husband in segment - '1952'|
|1997||Invasion||Mike Landry; aka 'Robin Cook's Invasion'|
|1998||The Pentagon Wars||HBO movie; Junior officer at embassy party|
|Almost Heroes||New Bartender|
|2000||The Crow: Salvation||Martin Toomey; (credited as Tim DeMay)|
|Big Eden||Dean Stewart|
|2001||Nice Guys Finish Last||Dad|
|Taking Back Our Town||Lifetime Channel Movie|
|2002||The Third Wheel||Speaker|
|2003||Welcome to the Neighborhood||Bill|
|2005||The Chumscrubber||Mr. Peck|
|2006||Peaceful Warrior||Coach Garrick|
|The Far Side of Jericho||The Stranger|
|2007||Randy and The Mob||Bill|
|2008||Monster Ark||Dr. Nicholas Zavaterro|
|Get Smart||Secret Service Agent|
|The Russell Girl||Tim Russell (Hallmark Channel movie)|
- The films Political Disasters, Naked Under Heaven, and Bee Afraid have been intentionally omitted from the table because they have not been distributed either theatrically or on DVD.
|1995–1996||SeaQuest DSV||Lawrence Deon||3 episodes: "Brainlock"; "Destination Terminal"; "In the Company of Ice and Profit"|
|1996||Seinfeld||Kevin||2 episodes: "The Bizarro Jerry"; "The Soul Mate"|
|The Ring||Max Thomas||Mini-series; aka Danielle Steel's The Ring|
|Grace Under Fire||Rev. Tom Maxwell||"The Ghost and Mrs. Kelly"|
|1997||The Larry Sanders Show||Gordon||"The Matchmaker"|
|The Naked Truth||John||"We're at NBC Now"|
|Touched by an Angel||J.D. Sinclair||"Smokescreen"|
|Night Sins||Prof. Christopher Priest||Mini-Series|
|Diagnosis: Murder||Sonny Burnett||"A Mime Is a Terrible Thing to Waste"|
|1997–1999||Party of Five||Dr. Paul Thomas||12 episodes, recurring character|
|1998||Ellen||John||"Escape from L.A."|
|Caroline in the City||Brian||2 episodes: "Caroline and the Secret Bullfighter - Part 1"; "Caroline and the Killer Dad"|
|Cupid||Jennings Crawford||"The Linguist"|
|Brimstone||Prof. John Albright||"Heat"|
|1999||The Practice||Jerry Green||"Split Decisions"|
|The Pretender||Eddie Fontenot||"Pool"|
|1999–2000||Sports Night||Ray Mitchel||2 episodes: "April is the Cruelest Month"; "Cliff Gardner"|
|2001||Chestnut Hill||Peter Eastman||Pilot|
|Murder, She Wrote||Robert Mercer||"The Last Free Man"|
|2002||Ally McBeal||Kendall Willis||"A Kick in the Head"|
|Friends||Marc||"The One Where Rachel Has A Baby: Part 1"|
|Malcolm in the Middle||Matt||"Zoo"|
|2002–2003||Everwood||Reverend Keyes||3 episodes: "Blind Faith"; "Snow Job"; "Till Death Do Us Part"|
|2003–2005||Carnivàle||Clayton 'Jonesy' Jones||Main cast|
|2004||Without A Trace||Jim Cooper||"The Season"|
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Neal Matthews||"Spark of Life"|
|2006||My Name Is Earl||Hank Lange||2 episodes: "Didn't Pay Taxes"; "Monkeys In Space"|
|Cold Case||Geoff Taylor||"The War At Home"|
|2007||Hidden Palms||Mr. Miller||Pilot|
|The 4400||Drew Imroth||2 episodes: "Ghost in the Machine"; "The Marked"|
|Numb3rs||Pete Friscia||"Robin Hood"|
|Tell Me You Love Me||David||Main cast|
|2008||NCIS||Senator Patrick Kiley||"Capitol Offense"|
|The Cleaner||Neil Mullins||"Lie With Me"|
|CSI: Miami||William Campbell||"Wrecking Crew"|
|The New Adventures of Old Christine||Patrick Harris||3 episodes: "Rage Against the Christine"; "Tie Me Up, Don't Tie Me Down"; "So You Think You Can Date"|
|2009||Scrubs||Rich Hill||Season 8 Episode 11 "My Nah Nah Nah"|
|2009-||White Collar||FBI Agent Peter Burke||Main cast|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Don Alvin||"Silver Lake"|
|Chuck||Kieran Ryker||Season 5, Episode 8 "Chuck Versus the Baby"|
|2012||Hot in Cleveland||Buddy||Season 3, Episode 7 "Two Girls and a Rhino"|
|2013||Body of Proof||Caleb Banks||Season 3, Episode 3 "Lost Souls"|
- ‘’Chuck's’’ Matthew Bomer Spies New Series" TV Guide. October 22, 2008. Retrieved on October 22, 2008.
- DeKay's official website
- "Tim DeKay Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- Review of This Monday
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Tim DeKay|
- Tim DeKay at the Internet Movie Database
- Tim DeKay's profile on HBO's Carnivale section
- VIdeo of Tim Dekay's 2010 Commencement speech at LeMoyne College