John Doman

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John Doman
John Doman 2013.jpg
Doman in 2013
Born (1945-01-09) January 9, 1945 (age 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Linda Lee Rudloff (m. 1981; d. 2014)
Children 1

John Doman (born January 9, 1945) is an American actor best known for playing Deputy Police Commissioner/ Major William Rawls on HBO series The Wire from 2002 to 2008, Colonel Edward Galson on Oz in 2001 and Rodrigo Borgia in the international television series Borgia from 2011 to 2014. John Doman is currently starring as Don Carmine Falcone in Fox's show Gotham (2014–present).

Doman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an alumnus of Northeast Catholic High School.[1] He is a 1962 graduate of North, an All-Catholic League football player and a member of the school's Hall of Fame. He is a 1966 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in English Literature and played varsity football.

Prior to embarking on a successful acting career, he spent 20 years in the advertising business. He was an officer in the Marine Corps with service in the Vietnam War.

Acting career[edit]

Doman had cameos in the 1997 film Cop Land and the film 2003 Mystic River. He also had a role on the film The Opponent. Doman also had a small part in the 2010 film Blue Valentine.

On television, Doman has guest-starred in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Shakaar". He also portrayed Dr. Carl Deraad on Seasons 5 and 6 of ER, and bad-guy CEO Walter Kendrick on Season 2 of Damages. He provided the voice of Don Morello in the video game Mafia: City of Lost Heaven. Doman also provided the voice of Caesar in the video game Fallout New Vegas. He also played a small role in the action film Die Hard with a Vengeance, as one of the site managers for the construction of a tunnel featured in the film. Doman starred as Rodrigo Borgia in the 2011 historical drama series Borgia by the French premium-pay TV Canal+ and the German ZDF and starred in director Pieter Gaspersz' AFTER opposite Kathleen Quinlan.

During his career, Doman has portrayed several different characters in numerous episodes of Law & Order: Bailiff, in "The Blue Wall" (Season 1, Episode 22); Sgt. Frank Gottlieb, in "We Like Mike" (Season 7, Episode 20); Mr. Stephens, in "True North" (Season 9, Episode 9); Howard Ridgeway in "Maritime" (Season 13, Episode 18); and Jim Gilles, in "Political Animal" (Season 18, Episode 6). He also appears in several roles in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Dan Latimer, in "Limitations" (Season 1, Episode 14); Munch's informant, in "Wrong is Right" (Season 2, Episode 1); Special Agent Rod Franklin, in "Wrath" (Season 3, Episode 2); Mike Mollinax, in "Scheherade" (Season 8, Episode 10); William Rand, CEO of Battle Tested in "Official Story" (Season 13, Episode 12). He also guest starred as Tim Grace, in "Blue Wall" (Season 1, Episode 10), in Law & Order: Trial by Jury; and Roy Markham, in "The Extra Man" (Season 1, Episode 6), in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In total, he plays eleven different characters in the Law & Order franchise.

From 2010 to 2011, Doman appeared in three episodes of Rizzoli & Isles as a mob enforcer, reuniting him with Sasha Alexander. The two had previously appeared in NCIS in the Season 2 episode "Doppelganger", where Doman played Lt. Cheney, the head of a local civilian law enforcement while Alexander played Special Agent Kate Todd.

Doman has also appeared in promotional advertisements for Versus television.[2][unreliable source?][3][unreliable source?]

John Doman has been the voice for Michelin tires and Home Depot and in 2013 began narrating videos for the Philadelphia Eagles.[4] He currently plays the Mafia Don known as Carmine Falcone in the series Gotham.[5] He also played Senator Ross Garrison in Person of Interest[6] and Helen’s (Maura Tierney) father Bruce in the Showtime drama The Affair.[7] He recently appeared in Season 3 of the Netflix show House of Cards as Bishop Charles Eddis.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Ultimate Taboo N/A
1995 Die Hard: With a Vengeance Foreman
1995 Stonewall Plainclothes Cop
1995 The Journey of August King Bolton
1996 Beavis & Butt-Head Do America Airplane Captain, White House Representative Voice
1997 Little Boy Blue Andy Berg
1997 Cop Land Lassaro's Aide
1997 Fool's Paradise U.S. Senator
1998 Mercury Rising Supervisor Hartley
1998 Claire Dolan Cain's friend
1999 Giving It Up Ralph Gigante, Sr.
1999 Loving Jezebel Pop Melville
1999 Wirey Spindell Wirey's father
1999 Puppet Russian Godfather
2000 Interstate 84 Montaldo
2000 The Opponent Fred
2001 Besotted Cap'n Dave
2002 Emmett's Mark Capt. Berman
2002 City by the Sea Henderson
2003 Mystic River Driver
2004 The Kings of Brooklyn Dad
2004 Noel Dr. Baron
2005 Rock the Paint Father Pete
2005 Dawn's Early Light Sheriff Clayton Short film
2006 Fatwa John Davidson
2006 Lonely Hearts Chief MacSwain
2007 Gracie Coach Colasanti
2008 Sympathetic Details Phillips
2010 The Company Men Dysert
2010 Blue Valentine Jerry
2014 After Mitch Valentino
2016 Ordinary World Walt
2017 You Were Never Really Here John McCleary
2017 Two Black Coffees Bartender Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Law & Order Bailiff Episode: "The Blue Wall"
1993 Empty Cradle Mr. Lee Television movie
1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Lenaris Holem Episode: "Shakaar"
1995 New York News N/A Episode: "Cost of Living"
1995 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Mr. Riggs Episode: "Hell on Wheels"
1995 Doctor Unknown Dr. Bochman Television movie
1997 Law & Order Sgt. Frank Gottlieb Episode: "We Like Mike"
1997 New York Undercover Richard Croates Episode: "Is It a Crime?"
1998 Law & Order Mr. Stephens Episode: "True North"
1999–2003 ER Dr. Carl Deraad 10 episodes
1999 NYPD Blue Frank DiNovi Episode: "Don't Meth with Me"
2000 The Practice Officer Finlay Episode: "Life Sentence"
2000 The Sopranos District Attorney Episode: "Full Leather Jacket"
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dan Latimer Episode: "Limitations"
2000 Martial Law Governor Marx Episode: "Heartless"
2000 The Practice Testifying Detective Episode: "Mr. Hinks Goes to Town"
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Munch's Informant Episode: "Wrong Is Right"
2001 100 Centre Street N/A Episode: "Hostage"
2001 Oz Edward Galson 4 episodes
2001 The Practice Detective Episode: "What Child Is This?"
2001 Judging Amy Ralph Episode: "Hold on Tight"
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Special Agent Rod Franklin Episode: "Wrath"
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Roy Markham Episode: "The Extra Man"
2001 A Glimpse of Hell Admiral Langlett Television movie
2001 Three Blind Mice Stephen Leeds Television movie
2002–2008 The Wire William A. Rawls 47 episodes
2003 Law & Order Howard Ridgeway Episode: "Maritime"
2003 Queens Supreme N/A Episode: "One Angry Man"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Judge Slater 2 episodes
2003 Hack Hanratty Episode: "Dial 'O' for Murder"
2005 NCIS Lt. Cheney Episode: "Doppelgänger"
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Tim Grace Episode: "Blue Wall"
2006 Close to Home Eugene Kale Episode: "Deacon"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mike Mollinax Episode: "Scheherazade"
2007 Without a Trace Hayden Mills Episode: "Deep Water"
2008 Law & Order Jim Gilles Episode: "Political Animal"
2009 Damages Walter Kendrick 10 episodes
2010–2014 Rizzoli & Isles Patrick "Paddy" Doyle 7 episodes
2010 Burn Notice Bill Cowley 2 episodes
2011–2014 Borgia Rodrigo Borgia 36 episodes
2011 The Good Wife Oliver Cardiff Episode: "The Death Zone"
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit William Rand Episode: "Official Story"
2012 A Gifted Man Coach Episode: "In Case of Blind Spots"
2012 NYC 22 Detective Collins Episode: "Playing God"
2014–2016 Person of Interest Senator Ross Garrison 10 episodes
2014 Unforgettable Vincent Quinn Episode: "Stray Bullet"
2014–2017 The Affair Bruce Butler 10 episodes
2014–2017 Gotham Carmine Falcone 17 episodes
2015 House of Cards Bishop Charles Eddis 2 episodes
2016 Madam Secretary CIA Director Dennis Ellerman 2 episodes
2016 Feed the Beast Aidan Moran 10 episodes
2017 Elementary Councilman Slessinger Episode: "The Ballad of Lady Frances"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2002 Mafia Morello
2003 Midnight Club II Diego
2003 Manhunt Hoods
2008 Need for Speed: Undercover FBI #1
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Caesar


  1. ^ "1962 Northeast Catholic High School Yearbook". Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  2. ^ " "Versus Momentum Promo". Versus. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  3. ^ " "Versus "2nd place" promo". Versus. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
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  5. ^ Verne Gay, "A chat with 'Gotham's' John Doman" from Newsday, 3 November 2014, retrieved 19 January 2015
  6. ^ Shant Istamboulian, "'Person of Interest' returns after a season of change" from Entertainment Weekly, 24 September 2014, retrieved 19 January 2015
  7. ^ "John Doman Joins ‘The Affair’; Kerri Medders In ‘Mystery Girls’". Deadline. June 9, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 

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