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September 14, 1961|
Brooklyn, New York
Brian Markinson (born September 14, 1961) is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his performance as the U.S. Attorney General Russert in Shooter, Whelan In Godzilla, and had a supporting role in Angels in America.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1961, Markinson graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1983. He married Canadian Nancy Kerr, and their sons Isaac and Evan were both born in Los Angeles in the late 1990s. In 1999 the family moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he established himself as a prolific character actor, with nearly 150 film, television series and television film credits.
One of Markinson's most prominent roles was as Police Chief Bill Jacobs on Da Vinci's Inquest and Da Vinci's City Hall. He has also appeared on Continuum, Arctic Air, Traveler, NCIS, The L Word, NYPD Blue, Psych, Supernatural, Touching Evil, Taken, Dark Angel, UC: Undercover, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, The X-Files, Millennium, Mad Men, Fargo, the TV film Lucky 7 and he appeared in the film Charlie Wilson's War.
|1993||Law & Order||Episode "Extended Family"|
|1994||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Vorin||Episode "Homeward"|
|1995||Apollo 13||Pad Rat|
|1995||Star Trek: Voyager||Peter Durst / Sulan||Episodes "Cathexis" and "Faces".|
In "Faces", the character Sulan grafts the face of Peter Durst over his own.
|1996||Alien Nation: Millennium||Jason Webster||Television film|
|1997||Star Trek Deep Space Nine||Doctor Elias Giger||Episode: "In the Cards"|
|1998||Enemy of the State||Attorney Brian Blake|
|2003||Angels in America||Martin Heller||HBO TV-Mini Series|
|2004||Da Vinci's Inquest||Police Chief Bill Jacobs|
|2004||Touching Evil||Agent Charles Bernal|
|2004||The Survivors Club||David Price|
|2005–06||Da Vinci's City Hall||Police Chief Bill Jacobs|
|2005||Knights of the South Bronx||Arnie|
|2005||Lucky 7||Bernie Myer|
|2005||The Dead Zone||The Collector/Masked Man|
|2005||Plague City: SARS in Toronto|
|2006||Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone||Scott Clark|
|2006||Murder on Pleasant Drive||Bob Hilland|
|2006||Runaway Vacation||Garry Moiphine|
|2006||North of Hope||Al|
|2006||Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story||Jimmie Gardiner|
|2007–09||The L Word||Aaron Kornbluth|
|2007||Charlie Wilson's War||Paul Brown|
|2007||Bionic Woman||Vincent Aldridge|
|2007||Shooter||Attorney General Russert|
|2007||NCIS||Marine EOD Sgt. Dan Trask|
|2008||The Quality of Life||Police Chief Bill Jacobs|
|2009||Playing for Keeps||Daryl|
|2009||Frankie and Alice||Dr. Warren Backman|
|2009||Nora Roberts' High Noon||Cpt. David McVee|
|2010||Shattered||Dr. Ryan Disilvio|
|2010||Triple Dog||Principal Scalco|
|2011||The Killing Game||Det. Robert Spiro/Dom/Kevin Shaw|
|2012||Saving Hope||Sgt. Jimmy Howard|
|2012||The Killing||Gil Sloane, a retired police officer and Det. Holder's Narcotics Anonymous sponsor|
|2012-13||Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome||Galactica Commander Silas Nash|
|2012-14||Arctic Air||Ronnie Dearman|
|2012-15||Continuum||Vancouver Police Department Inspector Dillon|
|2013||Mad Men||Dr. Arnold Rosen|
|2013||12 Rounds 2: Reloaded||Heller|
|2015-17||Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||Albert|
|2016||The Romeo Section||Norman|
|2017||Let the Right One In||Brunner|
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- Gee, Dana (15 April 2013). "North Vancouver actor Brian Markinson kept Mad Men role quiet". Canada.com. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- "Brian Markinson: Celebrity". TV Guide. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- "Boss Man: Interview with Continuum's Brian Markinson". SciFiAndTvTalk. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- Maltin, Leonard. "Brian Markinson, Biography". TCM.com. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
- "Brian Markinson Talks The Romeo Section + A Preview of "Incendiary" - The Televixen". The Televixen. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- McFadden, Margaret T. (2014-02-10). The L Word. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 9780814338254. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- Phillips, Kate. "'Fargo' Recap: Boots on the Ground". ArtsBeat. Retrieved 26 March 2017.