Joe Lando

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Joe Lando
Joe Lando, 2012
Born Joseph John Lando
(1961-12-09) December 9, 1961 (age 56)
Prairie View, Illinois, U.S.
Years active 1986 - present
Spouse(s) Kirsten Barlow (1997-present; 4 children)

Joseph John Lando (born December 9, 1961) is an American actor, most recognizable for playing Byron Sully on the TV series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

Life and career[edit]

Lando attended Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois.[1]

His first acting role was as a patrolman in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. He received attention for his role as Jake Harrison in the soap opera One Life to Live, and went on to co-star in the popular drama Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman as Michaela Quinn's love interest, Byron Sully. He also appeared in the television series The Guiding Light and starred in Higher Ground, for which he also served as executive producer. He had a small part in the series Summerland next to Lori Loughlin, and appeared in eight episodes of the TV series The Secret Circle as John Blackwell, the father of the main character. In 2014 he joined several Dr. Quinn castmates as they all reprised their roles for the "Funny or Die" parody Dr. Quinn, Morphine Woman.

He has also appeared in various films, such as Seeds of Doubt (1996) and No Code of Conduct (1998).

He was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World for 1993.[2]


Year Film / TV Show Role Notes
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Shore Patrolman Film debut
1989 Nightingales Repairman S1 E4
1990 Beauty and the Beast One of Gaston's Thugs S3 E5 "Beggar's Comet"
1990 I Love You to Death Pizza Guy
1990 One Life to Live Jake Harrison Part of the iconic couple "Jake & Megan"
1993 The Guiding Light Macauley West
1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Byron Sully Co-starred with Jane Seymour in 143 episodes, 1993–1998
1994 Shadows of Desire Sonny Snow
1995 The Nanny Himself, and in character as Byron Sully S3 E11 "The Unkindest Cut"
1996 Seeds of Doubt Raymond Crawford
1996 The John Larroquette Show Todd S3 E15 "The Train Wreck"
1996 Alien Nation: The Enemy Within Rick Shaw
1997 California Byron Sully Spinoff of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"
1997 Any Place But Home Lucas Dempsey
1998 Blindness Patrick
1998 JAG Christopher Ragle 2 Episodes: S4 E8 "Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington" and S4 E9 "People v. Mac"
1998 No Code of Conduct Willdog
1999 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Movie Byron Sully AKA "Revolutions," this film continues the story of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman."
2000 The Adventures of Cinderella's Daughter King Gregory
2000 Higher Ground Peter Scarbrow Starred in 22 episodes, also Executive Producer for the series.
2001 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within Byron Sully This film continues the story of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman."
2002 Counterstrike Secret Service Agent Vince Kellogg AKA "Attack of the Queen"
2003 Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke David Arthur Powell
2003 Devil Winds Peter Jensen
2004 Summerland Tyler "Driftwood Guy" James Obergon S1 E11 "Life in the Fishbowl"
2004 Combustion Scott Daniels
2005 1-800-Missing SiAC Tobias Burke E2 S15 "John Doe"
2005 Bloodsuckers Churchill AKA "Vampire Wars"
2005 Wildfire Pete Ritter 7 episodes, 2005–2006
2006 Engaged to Kill Robert Lord Lifetime Movie
2006 A.I. Assault Major Richard Tunney AKA "Shockwave"
2010 Meteor Apocalypse David Dematti
2010 NCIS Lt Cdr Rob Clarke S7 E12 "Flesh and Blood"
2010 Spotlight Cal Johnson Short film
2011 Perfectly Prudence Jack Jameson Hallmark Movie that reunited him with Dr. Quinn co-star, Jane Seymour
2012 The Secret Circle John Blackwell The CW series, 8 episodes
2012 Layover/Abducted Elliot Lifetime Movie as Layover; on DVD as Abducted
2014 Hit the Floor Detective Ray Harris 2 Episodes: S2 E11 "Sudden Death" and S2 E12 "Winner Takes All"
2014 Born Wild Will Brooks Formerly known as "Thriftstore Cowboy". Reunited him with Dr. Quinn castmate, William Shockley.
2014 Dr. Quinn, Morphine Woman Byron Sully Short parody produced by "Funny or Die" that reunited him with Jane Seymour & several Dr. Quinn castmates.
2015 Earthfall Steven Lannon
2016 Casa Vita Cliff Lindstrom TV movie for PixL
2016 Freshwater Sheriff Jones
2016 Spotlight—Pt. 2 Cal Johnson Short film with Dr. Quinn castmate Jonelle Allen.
2017 Sniper 7: Ultimate Kill Special Agent John Samson
2017 The Untold Story Danny Formerly After Ours
2018 Paloma's Flight Sam Moses


  1. ^ Nenni, Pete. "Stevenson grads make a name for themselves in television roles", Daily Herald (Arlington Heights), May 13, 2003. Accessed January 20, 2008.[dead link]
  2. ^ (1993, May 3) Joe Lando, People Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 17, Page 124

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