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Garret Dillahunt
Dillahunt at the 2018 WonderCon
Garret Lee Dillahunt

(1964-11-24) November 24, 1964 (age 59)
EducationUniversity of Washington (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active1991–present
(m. 2007)

Garret Lee Dillahunt (born November 24, 1964)[1][2] is an American actor. He is best known for his work in television, including the roles Burt Chance on the Fox sitcom Raising Hope, for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Jack McCall and Francis Wolcott in Deadwood, and John Dorie in Fear the Walking Dead (2018–2021). He has also appeared in The 4400, ER, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Burn Notice, Justified, and The Mindy Project. He starred in the Amazon Studios drama series Hand of God (2014–2017).

In film, Dillahunt has played supporting roles in No Country for Old Men, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Winter's Bone, Looper, and 12 Years a Slave.

Early life and education[edit]

Garret Dillahunt was born in Castro Valley, California, the middle of three boys, and was raised in Selah, Washington, a suburb of Yakima.[3] In late 1981, Dillahunt's elder brother, Eric, died in a road accident near Ellensburg, after the car he was traveling in as a passenger, whose driver was drunk and speeding at the time, veered off the road.[4][5]

After high school, Dillahunt attended the University of Washington, from which he graduated in 1987 with a B.A. in journalism, before earning an MFA in acting at New York University.[3]


After spending years appearing in theatrical productions 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[6] among others, before playing two distinctly different characters on the HBO series Deadwood: Jack McCall in 2004 and Francis Wolcott in 2005 (Dillahunt returned in an uncredited role as a townsman in the 2019 Deadwood movie).[7] 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,[8] Winter's Bone, The Last House On The Left, TalhotBlonde, and the indie horror film Burning Bright.[9]

From 2010 to 2014, Dillahunt co-starred as Burt Chance on the Fox comedy Raising Hope. He began a recurring role on The Mindy Project in 2015 and on The Guest Book in 2017.

Dillahunt starred in the 2018 action film Braven directed by Lin Oeding. Dillahunt played 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. He joined the regular cast of the fourth season of Fear the Walking Dead as John Dorie.[10]

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Dillahunt married actress Michelle Hurd, daughter of actor Hugh Hurd.[11][12]


Denotes works that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Last Call Curtis
2001 The Believer Billings
2007 No Country for Old Men Wendell Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Ed Miller
2008 Pretty Bird Carson Thrash
John's Hand John Short film
2009 Water Pills Hal Short film
The Last House on the Left Krug Stillo
The Road Gang Member
One Night Only Richard Short film
2010 Winter's Bone Sheriff Baskin
Amigo Lt. Compton
Burning Bright Johnny Gaveneau
Oliver Sherman Sherman Oliver
2012 Any Day Now Paul Fliger
Revenge for Jolly! Gary
Killing Them Softly Eddie Mattie
Looper Jesse
2013 Houston Robert Wagner
12 Years a Slave Armsby
2014 The Scribbler Hogan
Just Before I Go Lucky Morgan
2015 Against the Sun Harold Dixon
Thrilling Adventure Hour Live Techs
Beast Rick Grey
2016 Come and Find Me John Hall
2017 Wheelman Clayton
2018 Braven Kassen
Benched Michael
Widows Bash O'Reilly
2020 Sergio William von Zehle
2021 Army of the Dead Martin
2022 Ambulance Captain Monroe
Where the Crawdads Sing "Pa" Clark
Blonde Boss Uncredited
2023 Gray Matter Derek
The Dead Don't Hurt Alfred Jeffries [13]
A Million Miles Away Frederick W. Sturckow
2024 Red Right Hand Wilder
TBA The Long Home Bellwether Completed


Year Title Role Notes
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
2004–2005 Deadwood Jack McCall Recurring role (season 1), 6 episodes
Francis Wolcott Main role (season 2), 10 episodes
2005 The Inside Karl Robie Jr. Episode: "Little Girl Lost"
2005 CSI: NY Steve Collins Episode: "What You See Is What You See"
2005–2006 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"
2013–2014 Paloma Matthew 4 episodes
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 Detective Dave Majors Episode: "Det. Dave Majors"
2015–2017 The Mindy Project Dr. Jody Kimball-Kinney Main role (Seasons 4-6); 38 episodes
2017 Blindspot Travis Episode: "Senile Lines"
2017 Arkansas Traveler Wayland McGlawhorn 6 episodes
2017–2018 The Guest Book Dr. Andrew Brown 11 episodes
2017–2018 The Gifted Dr. Roderick Campbell 9 episodes
2018–2021 Fear the Walking Dead John Dorie 29 episodes
2019 Deadwood: The Movie Drunk #2 Television film; uncredited
2022 Sprung Jack 9 episodes
2022 Dead to Me Glenn Moranis 3 episodes
2023 Ghosts of Beirut William Buckley Episode: "Hunted"[14]
2024 Hightown Shane Frawley 6 episodes

Stage credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1991 Mad Forest Ianos/Painter Perry Street Theatre
1992 New York City Center
1994 Angels in America Prior Walter Marines Memorial Theater [15]
1994 Booth Edwin York Theatre
1994 The Triumph of Love Agis East 13th Street Theater
1996 The Father Nöjd Criterion Center Stage Right [1]
1996 Inherit the Wind Bertram Cates Royale Theatre [1]
2009 Things of Dry Hours Corbin Teel New York Theatre Workshop


  1. ^ a b c "Garret Dillahunt". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on August 26, 2023.
  2. ^ "Garret L Dillahunt, Born 11/24/1964 in California". California Birth Index.
  3. ^ a b "UW Symphony and Combined UW Choirs with Garret Dillahunt". University of Washington. June 2, 2023. Archived from the original on August 26, 2023.
  4. ^ "Actor Garret Dillahunt reunites with old friend on 'Justified'". The Columbus Dispatch. January 20, 2015. Archived from the original on August 26, 2023.
  5. ^ "Homicide Charged". Ellensburg Daily Record. January 8, 1982. p. 8. Retrieved October 1, 2018 – via Google News.
  6. ^ "Garret Dillahunt Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Yahoo! Inc. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  7. ^ McCarter, Reid (May 28, 2019). "Even some of Deadwood's deadest cast members are back for the movie". News. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  8. ^ Jones, Chris (September 23, 2009). "Garret Dillahunt: The Man Who Disappears". Esquire.com. Hearst Communications, Inc. Retrieved September 30, 2009.
  9. ^ Jones, Gareth (July 20, 2010). "UK DVD Stores Will Be Burning Bright This September". Dread Central. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (November 14, 2017). "'Fear the Walking Dead' Enlists Garret Dillahunt as Season 4 Regular". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  11. ^ Darwish, Meaghan (June 26, 2020). "Garret Dillahunt & Michelle Hurd Share Meet-Cute Story on 'Friday Night In With the Morgans' (VIDEO)". TV Insider. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  12. ^ "Storycorps: Merlyn Hurd and Adrienne Hurd". March 25, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2024.
  13. ^ "Viggo Mortensen to Direct Western 'The Dead Don't Hurt,' Starring Vicky Krieps". Deadline. October 6, 2022.
  14. ^ Vlessing, Etan (April 19, 2023). "Showtime's 'Ghosts of Beirut' Trailer Recounts CIA Manhunt for Deadly Terrorist (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 25, 2023.
  15. ^ "Theater Review: Angels in America - Theater and Musical Production Reviews". Archived from the original on July 17, 2011.

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