Jeffrey David Fahey
November 29, 1952
Olean, New York, U.S.
Jeffrey David Fahey (born November 29, 1952) is an American film and television actor. He has portrayed Captain Frank Lapidus on the ABC series Lost and the title role of Deputy Marshal Winston MacBride on The Marshal.
Early life and education
Fahey was born in Olean, New York, the sixth of 13 siblings in an Irish American family. His mother, Jane, was a homemaker, and his father, Frank Fahey, worked at a clothing store. Fahey was raised in Buffalo, New York, from the age of ten and attended Father Baker's high school there. Fahey left home at the age of 17, subsequently hitchhiking to Alaska. He later backpacked through Europe, and worked on an Israeli kibbutz.
Fahey started performing when he won a full scholarship to dance at the Joffrey Ballet School at the age of 25. He performed in theaters across the United States and on Broadway. He landed his first major role in television playing Gary Corelli on the soap opera One Life to Live.
In 1985, he received his first major role in film, playing Tyree in Silverado. In 1986, he starred in Psycho III as Duane Duke, a money desperate guitarist. That same year, Fahey guest starred on the Season 3 premiere of Miami Vice as gun dealer Eddie Kaye, famously destroying Detective Sonny Crockett's Ferrari Daytona.
In 1990, Fahey starred alongside Marisa Tomei in the TV movie Parker Kane, and alongside Clint Eastwood in the Eastwood-directed White Hunter Black Heart. In 1992, he starred alongside Pierce Brosnan in The Lawnmower Man. In 1995, Fahey was the lead in the Trimark Pictures adventure film Eye of the Wolf, directed by Arnaud Sélignac, based on the book "KAZAN" by James Oliver Curwood.
In 1995, he starred as "Winston McBride" on ABC's The Marshal. In 1999, he played the main character in Apocalypse II: Revelation. In 2007, he appeared in the Robert Rodriguez film Planet Terror and starred in Messages with Bruce Payne.
Fahey played Frank Lapidus, the airplane and helicopter pilot of the research team sent to the island in Lost, as a recurring character in the fourth and fifth seasons, and as a regular character in the sixth season.
In 2010, he had a major role in the Robert Rodriguez's action film Machete.
In 2013, a new production of the classic play Twelve Angry Men took place at the Garrick Theatre in London, running until March 2014. Fahey played the part of the last juror in the story to change his vote to not guilty. Other notable actors appearing in this production were Martin Shaw who played the part of juror number 8 (a role made famous in the 1957 film by Henry Fonda), Robert Vaughn and Nick Moran.
In 2015, Jeff Fahey starred in History Channel's mini-series Texas Rising as Tom Rusk, the Secretary of War for the new Republic of Texas who fought alongside General Sam Houston.
In 2017, Jeff Fahey joined the UK tour of Bill Kenwright's production of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" where he plays the part of US Presidential hopeful Joseph Cantwell against political rival William Russell, played by Martin Shaw.
Fahey's recent humanitarian work has revolved around the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, in which he has been focusing on the subject of warehousing, a practice in which the rights and mobility of refugees is restricted by a host country. Fahey's work specifically has addressed the subject of warehoused Sahrawi refugees in Algeria.
- One Life to Live (1984, TV Series) as Gary Corelli
- Silverado (1985) as Tyree
- The Execution of Raymond Graham (1985, TV Movie) as Raymond Graham
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1986, TV Series) as Ray Lee
- Psycho III (1986) as Duane Duke
- Miami Vice (1986, TV Series) as Eddie Kaye
- Riot on 42nd St. (1987) as Frank Tackler
- Backfire (1988) as Donnie McAndrew
- Split Decisions (1988) as Ray McGuinn
- True Blood (1989) as Raymond Trueblood
- Minnamurra (a.k.a. Outback) (1989) as Ben Creed
- Blue Heat (1990) as Ricky Rodriguez
- Impulse (1990) as Stan
- White Hunter Black Heart (1990) as Pete Verrill
- Curiosity Kills (1990, TV Movie) as Matthew Manus
- Parker Kane (1990, TV Movie) as Parker Kane
- The Serpent of Death (1990) as Jake Bonner
- Iron Maze (1991) as Barry Mikowski
- Body Parts (1991) as Bill Chrushank
- The Lawnmower Man (1992) as Jobe Smith
- Sketch Artist (1992, TV Movie) as Det. Jack Whitfield
- In the Company of Darkness (1993, TV Movie) as Will McCaid
- The Hit List (1993) as Charlie Pike
- Blindsided (1993, TV Movie) as Frank McKenna
- Quick (1993) as Muncie
- Woman of Desire (1994) as Jack
- Freefall (1994) as Dex Dellum
- Wyatt Earp (1994) as Ike Clanton
- Temptation (1994) as Eddie Lanarsky
- Eye of the Wolf (year unknown, prior to 1995?, TV Series) as Paul Weyman
- Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (1995, TV Movie) as Jack
- Virtual Seduction (1995, TV Movie) as Liam Bass
- Serpent's Lair (1995) as Tom Bennett
- The Marshal (1995, TV Series) as Deputy Marshal Winston MacBride
- The Sweeper (1996) as Dale Goddard
- Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996) as Peter Rooker
- Lethal Tender (1996) as Det. David Chase
- Every Woman's Dream (1996, TV Movie) as Mitch Parker
- Small Time (1996) as The Dutchman
- Operation Delta Force (a.k.a. Great Soldiers) (1997, TV Movie) as Captain Lang
- Perversions of Science (1997, TV Series) as The Bearded Man
- On the Line (1997, TV Movie) as Det. Dan Collins
- Catherine's Grove (1997) as Jack Doyle
- The Underground (1997) as Brian Donnegan
- Time Under Fire (1997) as Alan / John Deakins
- Johnny 2.0 (1997, TV Movie) as Johnny Dalton
- Extramarital (1998) as Griffin
- Detour (1998) as Danny Devlin
- The Last Siege: Never Surrender (a.k.a. Hijack) (1998) as Eddie Lyman
- When Justice Fails (1999) as Tom Chaney
- Apocalypse II: Revelation (a.k.a. Revelation: The Book Has Been Opened) (1999) as Thorold Stone
- The Seventh Scroll (1999, TV Mini-Series) as Nick Harper
- No Tomorrow (1999) as Davis
- Time Served (1999, TV Movie) as Patrick Berlington
- Dazzle (1999) as The Collector
- The Contract (1999) as Detective Tucci
- Epicenter (2000) as FBI Agent Moore
- The Sculptress (2000) as Matthew Dobie
- The Newcomers (2000) as Mack Weatherton
- Spin Cycle (2000) as Tall Vinnie
- Blind Heat (2001) as Paul Burke
- Out There (2001, Short) as Agent Gary Booth
- Cold Heart (2001) as Phil
- Nash Bridges (2001, TV Series) as Nelson Collins
- Maniacts (2001) as Joe Spinelli
- Outlaw (2001) as Jim Moran
- Choosing Matthias (2001) as Charlie
- Inferno (a.k.a. California Firestorm) (2002) as Robert 'Jake' Wheeler
- Unspeakable (2002) as Governor
- Fallen Angels (2002) as Prof. Richard Leighton
- Ghost Rock (2004) as Moses Logan
- Crossing Jordan (2004, TV Series) as Bounty Hunter
- No Witness (2004) as Senator Gene Haskell
- Close Call (2004) as Elliot Krasner
- Darkhunters (2004) as Mr. Barlow
- Corpses (2004) as Captain Winston
- Blue Demon (2004) as General Remora
- American Dreams (2004, TV Series) as Stevens
- Day of Redemption (2004) as Frank Everly
- Icon (2005, TV Movie) as Harvey Blackledge
- Crimson Force (2005, TV Movie) as Older Man
- Killing Cupid (a.k.a. Warrior or Assassin) (2005) as The Trainer
- Locusts: The 8th Plague (2005, TV Movie) as Russ Snow
- Manticore (2005, TV Movie) as Kramer
- Split Second (2005) as Mr. Kudis
- Only the Brave (2005) as Lt. William Terry
- Absolute Zero (2006, TV Movie) as Dr. David Kotzman
- The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point (2006) as Colonel Halloran
- Scorpius Gigantus (2006) as Major Nick Reynolds
- The Eden Formula (2006, TV Movie) as Dr. Harrison Parker
- Grindhouse (2007) as JT (segment "Planet Terror")
- Diablita (2007) as Bill Rockwell
- Messages (2007) as Dr. Richard Murray
- Planet Terror (2007) as J.T.
- Psych (2008, TV Series) as Dutch the Clutch
- The Cleaner (2008, TV Series) as Quinn
- Matchmaker Mary (2008) as Cameron Banks
- Criminal Minds (2008, TV Series) as Kane
- Lost (2008–2010, TV Series) as Frank Lapidus
- Cold Case (2009, TV Series) as Darren Malloy '09
- CSI: Miami (2009, TV Series) as Allen Pierce
- Machete (2010) as Booth
- Terror Trap (2010) as Cleveland
- Bed and Breakfast (2010)
- Blacktino (2011) as Cooter
- Law & Order: LA (2011, TV Series) as Terry Briggs
- Chuck (2011, TV Series) as Karl Sneijder
- Marriage Retreat (2011) as Craig Sullivan
- Workaholics (2011, TV Series) as Doug
- Dadgum, Texas (2011) as Robert E Lee Magee
- Eldorado (2012) as Doc Martin
- Easy Rider: The Ride Back (2012) as Wes Coast
- Alien Tornado (2012, TV Movie) as Judd Walker
- Lake Effects (2012, TV Movie) as Ray
- Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood (2012) as Devil Anse Hatfield
- Sushi Girl (2012) as Morris
- Common Law (2012, TV; season 1, episode 10) as Dan Noone
- Guns, Girls and Gambling (2012) as The Cowboy
- Revolution (2012, TV Series) as Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson
- The Sacred (2012) as George
- Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series, 2013; season 3, episode 12: "Kapu") as Dr. Brian Stevens
- 100 Below Zero (2013) as Steve Foster
- Under the Dome (2013, TV) as Sheriff Howard 'Duke' Perkins
- Rewind (2013, TV Movie) as Ellis
- Beneath (2013) as George Marsh
- The Last Light (2014) as Harold
- Dawn Patrol (2014) as Trick
- Skin Traffik (2015) as Jacob Andries
- Justified (2015, TV Series) as Zachariah
- Grimm (2015, TV Series) as Elder Bowden
- Too Late (2015) as Roger
- Confident (2015) (Demi Lovato music video)
- Scorpion (TV series, 2016; season 2, episode 14: "Son of a Gun") as Kenneth Dodd
- Urge (2016) as Gerald
- The Hollow (2016) as Darryl Everett
- Atomic Shark (2016, TV Movie)
- Legends of Tomorrow (TV series, 2016; season 2, episode 6: "Outlaw Country") as Quentin Turnbull
- Training Day (TV Series, 2017; season 1, episode 5: "Wages of Sin") as Pike
- County Line (2017) as Clint Thorne
- American Dresser (2018) as Calhoun
- Alita: Battle Angel (2019) as McTeague
- NCIS: New Orleans (2019) as Sheriff/Mayor
- Wu Assassins (2019) as TBA
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