|Born||Timothy Robert DeKay
June 12, 1963
Lansing, New York, U.S.
Timothy Robert "Tim" DeKay (born June 12, 1963) is an American actor, director and producer. 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.
Tim DeKay was born June 12, 1963 to Jim and Jill DeKay in Lansing, New York, where he and his brother Jamey grew up. Growing up DeKay enjoyed athletics, and he played both varsity basketball and baseball, the latter of which is a generational tradition in his family. He also enjoyed the arts, and performed in his high school's production of Oliver!. He attended Le Moyne College to study Business and Philosophy, where he also played baseball, eventually deciding to pursue a career in theater. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1985, he planned for a career in business or law, but eventually realized that the theater was his true calling. After taking a few courses in directing at Syracuse University, he attended Rutgers University, where he received an Master of Fine Arts and met his wife, actress Elisa Taylor.
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 played 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 was included in several short film festivals, including Cannes Short Film Corner and the The Palm Springs International Short Film Festival (ShortFest).
In 2009, DeKay began starring in the USA Network comedy-drama White Collar as FBI agent Peter Burke. He made his directorial debut in the episode "Stealing Home", which premiered in 2012. In March 2015, it was announced that he will play FBI agent Duval Pritchard in the FOX pilot, Frankenstein.
DeKay returned to Le Moyne College in May 2010 as the commencement speaker, and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa. DeKay is a member of the Actors Studio. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.
|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)|
|2014||Best Man Wins||Edward Stiles|
The films 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: Season 3 Episodes 2, 4 and 11.
"Brainlock"; "Destination Terminal"; "In the Company of Ice and Profit"
|1996||Seinfeld||Kevin||2 episodes: Season 8 Episodes 2 and 3.
"The Bizarro Jerry"; "The Soul Mate"
|The Ring||Max Thomas||Mini-series; aka Danielle Steel's The Ring|
|Grace Under Fire||Rev. Tom Maxwell||Season 4 Episode 6
"The Ghost and Mrs. Kelly"
|1997||The Larry Sanders Show||Gordon||Season 5 Episode 6
|The Naked Truth||John||Season 2 Episode 1
"We're at NBC Now"
|Touched by an Angel||J.D. Sinclair||Season 3 Episode15 "Smokescreen"|
|Night Sins||Prof. Christopher Priest||Mini-Series|
|Diagnosis: Murder||Sonny Burnett||Season 5 Episode 11
"A Mime Is a Terrible Thing to Waste"
|1997–1999||Party of Five||Dr. Paul Thomas||12 episodes, recurring character|
|1998||Ellen||John||Season 5 Episode 14
"Escape from L.A."
|Caroline in the City||Brian||2 episodes: Season 3 Episodes 21 and 25
"Caroline and the Secret Bullfighter - Part 1"; "Caroline and the Killer Dad"
|Cupid||Jennings Crawford||Season 1 Episode 2
|Brimstone||Prof. John Albright||Season 1 Episode 2
|1999||The Practice||Jerry Green||Season 3 Episode 11
|The Pretender||Eddie Fontenot||Season 3 Episode 13
|1999–2000||Sports Night||Ray Mitchel||2 episodes: Season 2 Episodes 3 and 19
"April is the Cruelest Month"; "Cliff Gardner"
|2001||Chestnut Hill||Peter Eastman||Pilot|
|Murder, She Wrote||Robert Mercer||TV movie 3rd
"The Last Free Man"
|Thieves||Owen||Season 1 Episode 5
|2002||Ally McBeal||Kendall Willis||Season 5 Episode 11
"A Kick in the Head"
|Friends||Marc||Season 8 Episode 23
"The One Where Rachel Has A Baby: Part 1"
|Malcolm in the Middle||Matt||Season 4 Episode 1
|2002–2003||Everwood||Reverend Keyes||3 episodes: Season 1 Episodes 8 and 15 ; Season 2 Episode 6 "Blind Faith"; "Snow Job"; "Till Death Do Us Part"|
|2003–2005||Carnivàle||Clayton 'Jonesy' Jones||Main cast 24 episodes|
|2004||Without a Trace||Jim Cooper||Season 2 Episode 22
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Neal Matthews||Season 5 Episode 18
"Spark of Life"
|2006||My Name Is Earl||Hank Lange||2 episodes: Season 1 Episodes 14 and 17
"Didn't Pay Taxes"; "Monkeys In Space"
|Standoff||John Barnes||Season 1 Episode 2
|Cold Case||Geoff Taylor||Season 4 Episode 2
"The War At Home"
|2007||Hidden Palms||Mr. Miller||Pilot|
|The 4400||Drew Imroth||2 episodes: Season 4 Episodes 6 and 11
"Ghost in the Machine"; "The Marked"
|Numb3rs||Pete Friscia||Season 4 Episode 5
|Tell Me You Love Me||David||10 episodes
|2008||NCIS||Senator Patrick Kiley||Season 6 Episode 3
|The Cleaner||Neil Mullins||Season 1 Episode 13
"Lie With Me"
|CSI: Miami||William Campbell||Season 7 Episode 6
|The New Adventures of Old Christine||Patrick Harris||3 episodes: Season 4 Episodes 6, 7 and 9
"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"
|2009–2014||White Collar||FBI Agent Peter Burke||Main cast, also director and producer|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Don Alvin||Season 1 Episode 10 :
|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
|2014||Revenge||Luke Gilliam||Season 3, Episode 19 "Allegiance"|
|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Senator Christian Ward||2 episodes: Season 2 Episodes 6 and 8|
|2015||Dinner at Tiffani's||Himself||2 episodes: Season 1 Episodes 3 and 8
"Big Ol' Texas Feast"; "All in the Family"
- ‘’Chuck's’’ Matthew Bomer Spies New Series". TV Guide. October 22, 2008. Retrieved on October 22, 2008.
- "Bio of Tim DeKay". timdekay.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
- "Tim DeKay Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- "Sixtieth Commencement". Le Moyne College. May 16, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 12014.
- Tim DeKay at the Internet Movie Database
- "Tim DeKay to Co-Star in Frankenstein". Deadline. March 10, 2015.
- "Class of 2010 Graduates as Le Moyne Holds Commencement Ceremony". Le Moyne College. May 14, 2010.
- "Le Moyne College Announces Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients for 60th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 16". Le Moyne College. March 5, 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tim DeKay.|
- Tim DeKay at the Internet Movie Database
- Tim DeKay's Official Site
- Team DeKay - Tim DeKay Fansite (frequently updated)
- Tim DeKay's profile on HBO's Carnivale section
- VIdeo of Tim Dekay's 2010 Commencement speech at LeMoyne College