Dale Midkiff

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Dale Midkiff
Born Dale Alan Midkiff
(1959-07-01) July 1, 1959 (age 57)
Chance, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Joan O'Connor
(1997-present)

Dale Alan Midkiff (born July 1, 1959) is an American actor, best known for playing Louis Creed in the horror film Pet Sematary and Captain Darien Lambert in the TV series Time Trax.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Midkiff was born in Chance, Maryland, United States, the son of Joyce and Thomas Midkiff.[1] He attended Edgewood High School near Baltimore. His first acting experience came playing Jack in a production of Jack and the Beanstalk for a local children's theater. His later roles were in The Intruder and Room Service. Dale graduated in 1977 and won a drama award from his high school. Midkiff then attended Salisbury University in Maryland, majoring in communication arts with a minor in English and philosophy. Following graduation, he went to New York City, where he held various odd jobs, including performing quick change for the showgirls at the Rainbow Grill in Rockefeller Center.

Career[edit]

Midkiff acted in off-Broadway plays like Mark Medoff's The Wager. His first movie role was in Roger Corman's Streetwalkin' playing a pimp named Duke. Dale's acting was called "grittily impressive" in what some consider a B-movie classic. He has said in interviews that while his family never quite understood his interest in acting, they never discouraged him: "I love them for allowing a kid to believe in his dreams."

His first major break came when he landed the role of Jock Ewing in Dallas: The Early Years. That was followed by what many consider his biggest role to date, Elvis Presley, in the four-hour miniseries, Elvis and Me, and by Dream Street, a short-lived "blue collar" series set in New Jersey. Midkiff's roles have run the gamut from the wife beater in A Cry For Help: The Tracey Thurman Story, to the "good old boy" cop who discovers his partner/best friend is a murderer in Vigilante Cop, to the heroic time-traveling fugitive retrieval cop in Time Trax, to the amiable ladies' man and town protector in The Magnificent Seven.[2] He is also well known for having played the lead role of Louis Creed in the 1989 film version of Stephen King's Pet Sematary.

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Castle Sheriff 1 episode
2013 The Client List (TV series) J. D. Whitman, Senior 1 episode
2009 Lie to Me (TV series) Samuel Wynn 1 episode
Criminal Minds (TV series) Gil Bonner 1 episode
2008 Love's Abiding Joy Clark Davis TV movie
2007 Dexter (TV series) Mr. Wilson Episode: "That Night, A Forest Grew"
Boxboarders! Bruce Rockwell Feature film
CSI: Miami Doug McClain 1 Episode
Love's Unfolding Dream Clark Davis TV movie
Totally Baked: A Pot-U-Mentary Doug Film
Love's Unending Legacy Clark Davis TV movie
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane Dr. Lucas Thorp Feature film
2006 *Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Filming the Horror Himself Direct-to-video film
Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Stephen King Territory Himself Direct-to-video film
Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': The Characters Himself Direct-to-video film
2005 Back to You and Me Gus Martin TV movie
Love's Long Journey Clark Davis TV movie
Deep Rescue Ben Feature film
Without a Trace (TV series) Eddie Ferguson 1 episode
2004 Love's Enduring Promise Clark Davis TV movie
Torn Apart Jerry Bender Film
Debating Robert Lee Robert Lee Film
2003 Love Comes Softly Clark Davis TV movie
Maximum Velocity Dr. Timothy Briggs Film
2002 Nancy Drew (2002) Jimbo Mitchell TV movie
Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story Gary Wilson TV movie
2001 Route 666 . PT, U.S. Marshal Film
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) Prof. Robert Woodbury 1 episode
The Warden Murphy TV movie
2000 Twice in a Lifetime-The Frat Pack (TV series) Reese 1 episode
Mysterious Ways-- Spirit Junction (TV series) Jack Kestler 1 episode
Alien Fury Bill Templer TV movie
Another Woman's Husband Johnny Miller/Jake TV movie
The Crow: Salvation Vincent Erlich
Air Bud: World Pup Patrick Direct to wideo
Falcon Down Captain Hank Thomas Film
1999 *The Outer Limits- Blank Slate (TV series) Tom Cooper 1 episode
1997 Conversations in Limbo Short film
The Magnificent Seven (TV series) Buck Wilmington 22 episodes
Toothless Thomas Jameson TV movie
Any Place But Home Carl Miller TV movie
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave Det. Steve Carella TV movie
1996 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice Det. Steve Carella TV movie
1995 Visitors of the Night Sheriff Marcus Ashley TV movie
A Child is Missing Peter Barnes TV movie
1994 "Sweet Justice" - The Power of Darkness: Part 1 & Part 2 . Alex Boudreau Miniseries
A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story Red TV movie
1993 Time Trax (TV series) Darien Lambert 44 episodes
1992 Love Potion No. 9 Gary Logan Feature film
1991 Blackmail Scott Mayfield TV movie
Plymouth Gil Eaton TV movie
Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance Farrell Tucker TV movie
Sins of the Mother Kevin Coe TV movie
The Marla Hanson Story - Face Value Eric Warner TV movie
1989 A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story Buck Thurman TV movie
Pet Sematary Louis Creed Film
Dream Street (TV series) Denis DeBeau 6 episodes
1988 Casual Sex? Attractive Stranger
Elvis and Me Elvis Presley TV movie
1986 Dallas: The Early Years John Ross 'Jock' Ewing TV movie
Nightmare Weekend Ken Film
1985 Streetwalkin' Duke Film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dale Midkiff Biography (1959-)". Filmreference.com. 1959-07-01. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  2. ^ Garron, Barry (1993-04-21). "Time-traveling Role Keeps Actor Hopping - Sun Sentinel". The Kansas City Star (Articles.sun-sentinel.com). Retrieved 2014-03-16. 

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