Dillahunt at the 2018 WonderCon
November 24, 1964
Castro Valley, California, U.S.
University of Washington|
Tisch School of the Arts
Garret Lee Dillahunt (born November 24, 1964) is an American actor. He is best known for his work in television for the roles of Simon Escher on Burn Notice, Burt Chance on the Fox sitcom Raising Hope, Ty Walker in the sixth season of Justified, a terminator in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Matthew Ross in The 4400, Jack McCall and Francis Wolcott in Deadwood, Steve Curtis in ER, and John Dorie in Fear the Walking Dead.
In film, Dillahunt has played many major supporting roles in the films The Believer, No Country for Old Men, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Last House on the Left, Winter's Bone, Looper, and 12 Years a Slave.
Early life and education
Dillahunt was born in Castro Valley, California, and grew up in Selah, Washington. His brother Eric died in 1981 in Yakima, Washington as the result of a drunk driving accident. He has another brother, Brett.
Dillahunt graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in journalism and received his M.F.A. in acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.
After spending years on and off Broadway, Dillahunt began pursuing television and film roles. He appeared as a regular in several short lived series on ABC and Showtime, and landed guest spots on TV shows such as The X-Files and NYPD Blue among others, before playing two distinctly different characters on the HBO series Deadwood: Jack McCall in 2004 and Francis Wolcott in 2005. He later had a recurring role on USA Network's The 4400.
Dillahunt portrayed Steve Curtis for three seasons on ER (2005–06). Later roles included Dr. Michael Smith on HBO's John from Cincinnati; Cromartie, John Henry and George Laszlo on FOX's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Roman Nevikov, a Russian gangster, on NBC's Life; and Mason Turner, a paralyzed serial killer on Criminal Minds. He played Simon Escher in the Burn Notice third-season finale airing March 4, 2010 on USA, later reprising the role in the show's fourth and seventh seasons.
Dillahunt appeared in such films as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, No Country for Old Men, The Road, Winter's Bone, The Last House On The Left, TalhotBlonde, and the indie horror film, Burning Bright.
Dillahunt stars in the 2018 action film Braven directed by Lin Oeding. Dillahunt plays Kassen, the leader of a group of mercenaries and drug runners who retrieve the drug stash and plan to kill Joe Braven and his family.
Dillahunt is married to actress Michelle Hurd.
|2007||No Country for Old Men||Wendell|
|2007||The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford||Ed Miller|
|2008||Pretty Bird||Carson Thrash|
|2008||John's Hand||John||Short film|
|2009||Water Pills||Hal||Short film|
|2009||The Last House on the Left||Krug|
|2009||The Road||Gang Member|
|2009||One Night Only||Richard||Short film|
|2010||Winter's Bone||Sheriff Baskin|
|2010||Burning Bright||Johnny Gaveneau|
|2010||Oliver Sherman||Sherman Oliver|
|2012||Any Day Now||Paul Fliger|
|2012||Revenge for Jolly!||Gary|
|2012||Killing Them Softly||Eddie Mattie|
|2013||12 Years a Slave||Armsby|
|2014||Just Before I Go||Lucky Morgan|
|2015||Against the Sun||Harold Dixon|
|2015||Thrilling Adventure Hour Live||Techs|
|2016||Come and Find Me||John Hall|
|2018||The Long Home||Bellwether||In post-production|
|1993–1994||One Life to Live||Charlemagne Moody||7 episodes|
|1996||NYPD Blue||Bryce Coopersmith||Episode: "Where'd the Van Gogh?"|
|1998||The X-Files||Edward Skur||Episode: "Travelers"|
|1998||Maximum Bob||Deputy Dawson Hayes||3 episodes|
|1998||Remembering Sex||Chris Goodman||Television film|
|1998||Seven Days||Kevin Poe||Episode: "The Gettysburg Virus"|
|1998||Millennium||Rick Van Horn||Episode: "Closure"|
|2001||Leap Years||Gregory Paget||20 episodes|
|2002||Law & Order||Julian Preuss||Episode: "Open Season"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Luke||Episode: "Precious Metal"|
|2003–2004||A Minute with Stan Hooper||Lou Peterson||13 episodes|
|2004||Mr. Ed||Jim Hendry||Television film|
|2004||Deadwood||Jack McCall||6 episodes|
|2005||The Inside||Karl Robie Jr.||Episode: "Little Girl Lost"|
|2005||CSI: NY||Steve Collins||Episode: "What You See Is What You See"|
|2005||Deadwood||Francis Wolcott||10 episodes|
|2005–2006||The 4400||Matthew Ross||11 episodes|
|2005–2006||ER||Steve Curtis||5 episodes|
|2006||The Book of Daniel||Jesus||8 episodes|
|2006||Law & Order||Eric Lund||Episode: "Kingmaker"|
|2006||Numbers||Jack Tollner||Episode: "Provenance"|
|2007||John from Cincinnati||Dr. Michael Smith||8 episodes|
|2007||Damages||Marshall Phillips||4 episodes|
|2007||The Line-Up||Theo Harrison||Television film|
|2007–2009||Life||Roman Nevikov||3 episodes|
|2008–2009||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Cromartie / John Henry / George Laszlo||18 episodes|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Mason Turner||Episode: "To Hell... And Back"|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tom O'Neill||Episode: "Family Affair"|
|2009||Lie to Me||Eric Matheson||Episode: "Honey"|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Kevin O'Donnell||Episode: "Hardwired"|
|2009||White Collar||Patrick Aimes||Episode: "Flip of the Coin"|
|2010||Gary Unmarried||Goose||Episode: "Gary Unmarried?"|
|2010–2013||Burn Notice||Simon Escher||3 episodes|
|2010||The Glades||Eddie Strickland||Episode: "A Perfect Storm"|
|2010–2014||Raising Hope||Burt Chance||88 episodes|
|2011||Memphis Beat||Tim Wayne||Episode: "Body of Evidence"|
|2011||Alphas||Jonas Englin||Episode: "A Short Time in Paradise"|
|2012||TallhotBlond||Thomas Montgomery||Television film|
|2013||Newsreaders||Mikhail Rousseau||Episode: "CCSI: Boston"|
|2014||Elementary||Bart MacIntosh||Episode: "No Lack of Void"|
|2014–2017||Hand of God||Keith "KD" Dennison||20 episodes|
|2015||Justified||Ty Walker||8 episodes|
|2015||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Dave Majors||Episode: "Det. Dave Majors"|
|2015–2017||The Mindy Project||Dr. Jody Kimball-Kinney||39 episodes|
|2017||Blindspot||Travis||Episode: "Senile Lines"|
|2017||Arkansas Traveler||Wayland||6 episodes|
|2017||The Guest Book||Dr. Andrew Brown||10 episodes|
|2017||The Gifted||Dr. Roderick Campbell||4 episodes|
|2018–present||Fear the Walking Dead||John Dorie||11 episodes|
- "Garret L Dillahunt, Born 11/24/1964 in California". californiabirthindex.org.
- Page 8, Ellensburg Daily Record, January 8, 1982.
- Garret Dillahunt profile, imdb.com; accessed February 21, 2014.
- Internet Broadway Database profile for Dillahunt
- Garret Dillahunt Biography at Yahoo!
- Chris Jones (September 23, 2009). "Garret Dillahunt: The Man Who Disappears". Esquire.com. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- "UK DVD Stores Will Be Burning Bright This September", Dread Central, July 20, 2010
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