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December 24, 1953
Washington, DC., United States
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Timothy Carhart (born 24 December 1953) is an American actor. Carhart was born in Washington, D.C., and travelled to Izmir and Ankara in Turkey and Verdun in France before returning to the US and studying theater, where he has been acting since at least the late 1970s. Before changing his name the actor was Tim Grunig, and he attended junior high and high school in Evanston, Illinois.
Carhart made his television acting debut in NBC's 1978 mini-series The Awakening Land. Throughout the 1980s, Carhart made guest appearances on several television series, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Miami Vice, and Crime Story. Carhart also appeared in two episodes of the crime drama Spenser: For Hire.
Carhart has made guest appearances on a number of science fiction shows including in 1991 where he appeared in Quantum Leap, the time travel series starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell. Later that year he appeared as Lieutenant Commander Christopher Hobson in the fifth season premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Redemption (Part 2)". In 1995, Carhart was a guest star on the widely popular science fiction series The X-Files, appearing as Virgil Incanto in the episode "2Shy".
Carhart appeared in several made-for-TV movies during the 1990s, including Call Me Anna (1990), Quicksand: No Escape (1992) Smoke Jumpers (1996), America's Dream (1996), and Before Carhart Wakes (1998). Carhart also starred in two mini-series from CBS, 1991's In a Child's Name and 1996's Gone in the Night.
Between 2000 and 2003, Carhart played the recurring role of Eddie Willows on the hit CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in four episodes. In 2002, Carhart had a recurring role on the hit Fox series 24, playing Assistant NSA head Eric Rayburn in four episodes.
Carhart has also made recent guest appearances on shows such as The Practice, UPN's The Twilight Zone, Frasier, Judging Amy, and Standoff. Carhart was most recently seen in a 2007 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent entitled "Silencer".
He also made a guest appearance in Criminal Minds in the Season 4 episode, 'Roadkill' as Detective Quinn who calls for the BAU to help investigate after a series of homicides occur that appear to have been caused by a serial killer's car near Bend, Oregon.
In 1985, Carhart had a supporting role in the Academy Award-winning drama Witness and the popular romantic comedy film Desperately Seeking Susan. In the former film, he played a small but vital role as an undercover narcotics officer (Zenovich) whose brutal murder begins the story. His character is mentioned by name only once by Harrison Ford in the final script and he does not have any lines, except for the noises he makes during the murder scene. Also in this year, Carhart appeared in the drama film Marie.
Carhart's feature film credits expanded in the 1990s, with appearances in such hit films as The Hunt for Red October, Thelma & Louise (1991), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Black Sheep (1996), and Air Force One (1997).
Carhart's most recent film was the 2005 direct-to-DVD Steven Seagal vehicle Black Dawn.
In 1987, Carhart starred in a stage production of Don DeLillo's play The Day Room at the New York City Center. For his performance in this production, Carhart was nominated for the 1988 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Acting.
On Broadway, Carhart played Harold "Mitch" Mitchell in the 1992 revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, acting alongside such noted actors as Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini, and Jessica Lange.