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Roebuck in 2007 at Star Wars Celebration IV
Daniel Randall James Roebuck
March 4, 1963
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Education||Bethlehem Catholic High School|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, producer|
(m. 1983; div. 1987)
(m. 1994; div. 2013)
Daniel Randall James Roebuck (born March 4, 1963) is an American character actor of television, film, and theatre. His best known roles include Deputy Marshal Robert Biggs in The Fugitive and its spinoff film U.S. Marshals, Jay Leno in The Late Shift, and Dr. Leslie Arzt in Lost, as well as numerous Rob Zombie and Don Coscarelli films. He is also best known for his role as Cliff Lewis, Ben Matlock's private investigator, on Matlock from 1992 until 1995.
Life and career
He appeared in his first film role in 1985, the lead in Cavegirl. From 1992 to 1995, he played Andy Griffith's assistant lawyer and penultimate private investigator, Cliff Lewis, on the television drama Matlock, and he also had a recurring role as a corrupt officer, Insp. Rick Bettina, in Nash Bridges. He has appeared in numerous other guest roles in television programs and in many feature films including Bryan Loves You, River's Edge, and Dudes. He also played the role of US Marshal Bob Biggs in The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals. He played the part of Mr. Banks in the film Agent Cody Banks and its sequel. He has also appeared as the FBI Agent Weine in Final Destination.
One of Roebuck's more memorable roles was as Jay Leno in the 1996 HBO made-for-TV film The Late Shift. Leno has often commented positively on Roebuck's performance whenever a guest would bring up the film on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2002, he played a hearse driver in the comedy horror film Bubba Ho-Tep, then acted in the 2006 production Red Riding Hood.
From 2005 until 2010, he had a recurring role in the television drama Lost, appearing as Dr. Arzt in nine episodes. Roebuck is a regular player in films by Rob Zombie, starting with The Devil's Rejects (2005), as Morris Green. He has been a writer and producer for the Monsterama series, appearing in some of the episodes. Roebuck also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Quints (2000), as well as the Nickelodeon original film, Shredderman Rules (2007). In the series Sonny with a Chance, he played Mr. Condor. He guest starred in Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2009, Roebuck guest starred in the fan-produced web series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission.
He has guest starred on one episode each of Dark Blue and Bones. He reprised his role of the Rob Zombie character Morris Green, providing that voice in the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009), and starred in the film, A Fork in the Road (2009).
He played the role of Jim Nichol in the movie That's What I Am (2011).
In October 2012, he played B.J. in AMC's The Walking Dead Cold Storage webisodes. He is set to star as Pastor Victor in the Rob Zombie film 31. In November, 2015 he played Arnold Walker in The Man in the High Castle. His role, Arnold Walker, is the father of the leading character. He appeared in five of ten episodes in the first season, distributed through Amazon.com.
|1986||River's Edge||Samson "John" Tollet|
|1989||Disorganized Crime||Bill Lonigan|
|1992||Eddie Presley||Keystone the Magnificent|
|1993||The Fugitive||Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Biggs|
|1997||Money Talks||Detective Williams|
|1998||U.S. Marshals||Deputy Marshal Bobby Biggs|
|2000||Final Destination||Agent Weine|
|2002||We Were Soldiers||Medevac Commanding Officer|
|Bubba Ho-Tep||Hearse Driver #1||Cameo appearance|
|Hansel and Gretel||Dad|
|2003||Agent Cody Banks||Mr. Banks|
|2004||Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London|
|2008||Flash of Genius||Frank Sertin|
|2009||Dark and Stormy Night||8 O'Clock Faraday|
|The Haunted World of El Superbeasto||Morris Green (voice)||Video|
|Halloween II||Big Lou|
|2011||That's What I Am||Jim Nichol|
|2012||John Dies at the End||Largeman|
|2014||Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever||George|
|2015||Soaked in Bleach||Tom Grant|
|His Neighbor Phil||Harvey|
|2017||Let There Be Light||Norm|
Prosecutor Mr. Sodowsky
|Episode "The Doctors" (1987)|
Episodes: "The Ambassador parts 1-2" (1988)
"The Priest" (1989)
Episodes: "The Assassination parts 1-2" (1992)
Main role 1992-1995
|Star Trek: The Next Generation||Jaron||Episode: "Unification"|
|1992||Quantum Leap||Neil Lindhurst||Episode: "The Play's the Thing"|
|1996||Nash Bridges||Inspector Rick Bettina||Recurring role|
|The Late Shift||Jay Leno||Television film|
|Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Herkimer Johnson||Episode "Oedipus Wrecks" (S03E19)|
|The Cold Equations||Mitch||Television film|
|1999||The King of Queens||Jeffrey, the cop||Episode: "Court Date" (S01E17)|
|2002||NYPD Blue||Dave Burgess||Episode: "Oedipus Wrecked"|
|2002||Mary Christmas||Mac Reeves||Television film|
|2003||Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company||Ted Bergmann|
|Miracle Dogs||Dr. Elliot|
|Monsterama||Mr. Shocker||As producer and writer. Also appeared in some of its episodes.|
|2005||Law & Order||Nathaniel Prentiss||Episode: "New York Minute" (S16E08)|
|Monk||Larry Zwibell||Episode: "Mr. Monk Gets Drunk" (S04E05)|
|2005–2010||Lost||Dr. Leslie Arzt||9 episodes|
|2006||NCIS||Matthew Lake||Episode: "Boxed in" (S03E12)|
|2006||Boston Legal||Russell Blayney||Episode: "Shock and Oww" (S02E18)|
|2007||Shredderman Rules||Bob Bixby||Television film|
|2008||Bones||George Francis||Episode: "Player Under Pressure" (S03E11)|
|2009–2011||Sonny with a Chance||Mr. Condor||Recurring role|
|2009||Wizards of Waverly Place||Mr. Evans||Episode: "Halloween" (S03E02)|
|Dark Blue||Paul Tivnan||Episode: "Ice" (S01E06)|
|2010||Star Trek: The Continuing Mission||Admiral Rowan||Episode: "We Will Control All That You See And Hear"|
|2010-2012||Glee||Paul Karofsky||3 episodes|
|2011-2015||Grimm||Peter Orson||Episode: "The Three Bad Wolves" (S01E06) |
Episode: "Trial by Fire" (S04E13)
|2012||Castle||Joe Silva||Episode: "Swan Song" (S05E07)|
|2015||Transformers: Robots in Disguise||Malodor (voice)||Episode: "Out of Focus"|
|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||John Donnelly||Episode: "A Wanted (Inhu)man" (S03E03)|
|2016||Criminal Minds||Mike Thompson||Episode: "Hostage"|
|2018-2019||9-1-1||Norman Peterson||2 episodes|
|2012||The Walking Dead: Cold Storage||B.J.||Main role (4 episodes)|
|2015–2016||The Man in the High Castle||Arnold Walker||Recurring character (10 episodes)|
|2011||L.A. Noire||Mark Bishop|
|2013||Dead Rising 3||Gary Finkel|
- "www.DanielRoebuck.com". www.danielroebuck.com. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
- Longsdorf, Amy (26 September 2009). "A character of an actor: Bethlehem's Daniel Roebuck has horror in his blood". The Morning Call. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
- "Zombie regular Daniel Roebuck (BUBBA HO-TEP, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS)". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
- Warner, Kara (November 17, 2010). "'Glee' Bully 'Keeps The Mas On,' Max Adler Says". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved November 17, 2010.
- Rob Zombie’s 31 Casts Sick-Head and Lucky Leo