Doman in 2013
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1966 |
Pennsylvania State University, MBA 1972
Linda Lee Rudloff
(m. 1981; died 2014)
John Doman (born January 9, 1945) is an American actor best known for playing Deputy Police Commissioner and Major William Rawls on HBO series The Wire (2002–2008), Colonel Edward Galson on Oz (2001), Dr. Deraad in ER (1999–2003), Rodrigo Borgia in the international television series Borgia (2011–2014), Don Carmine Falcone in Fox's show Gotham (2014–2017), and Bruce Buttler in The Affair (2014–2019).
Early life and education
Doman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an alumnus of Northeast Catholic High School. Doman graduated from North in 1962 where he was a All-Catholic League football player and member of the school's Hall of Fame. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. During his years at Penn, he was a three-year letterman and starting defensive back with the Quakers football team from 1963 to 1965. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing from Pennsylvania State University in 1972.
In between his time at Penn and Penn State, Doman served with the United States Marine Corps, beginning with his enrollment in its Officer Candidates School at Quantico, Virginia. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in March 1967 and served with the 3rd Marine Division in the Vietnam War.
Following graduation, he spent nearly two decades in the advertising business, starting with a role at SSC&B Advertising and Norman Craig & Kummel. He was one of the first six employees at TBWA New York when it debuted in 1977. Doman concluded his 14 year career with TBWA as Executive Vice President, Head of Business Development, responsible for a new-business program which resulted in Agency of the Year honors from Adweek in 1990. Doman pivoted his career from an advertising executive to a full-time actor when he was cast in a commercial for AT&T in 1991.
Doman's acting career began with cameo appearances in Cop Land and Mystic River. He then had minor roles in The Opponent, Die Hard with a Vengeance and Blue Valentine. In 2004, he appeared in the third installment of action-film series Sniper. His TV appearances include: guest-star in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Shakaar", Dr. Carl Deraad in 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 videogame Mafia: City of Lost Heaven; Caesar in the videogame Fallout New Vegas; commercials for Michelin tires and Home Depot. In 2013 he began narrating videos for the Philadelphia Eagles.
During his career, Doman has portrayed several different characters in numerous episodes of Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He also guest-starred in Law & Order: Trial by Jury, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In total, he has played 11 different characters in the Law & Order franchise.
From 2010 to 2011, Doman appeared in three episodes of Rizzoli & Isles as a mob enforcer. This reunited him with Sasha Alexander, who he had previously worked within the NCIS Season 2 episode "Doppelganger", where Doman played Lt. Cheney, the head of local civilian law enforcement. He played Rodrigo Borgia in the Borgia series in 2011 and starred in director Pieter Gaspersz's AFTER opposite Kathleen Quinlan.
Other roles he has had include: Senator Ross Garrison in Person of Interest; Helen's (Maura Tierney) father in the Showtime drama The Affair; Bishop Charles Eddis in House of Cards; and the U.S. Ambassador to Germany in Season 2 of Berlin Station. He has worked on the stage in New York and in major regional theaters around the country in plays by playwrights ranging from Sam Shepard to Shakespeare, including Stephen Adly Guirgis' Our Lady of 121st Street at the Signature Theater in New York City. Doman has also appeared in promotional advertisements for Versus Television.
|1995||Die Hard: With a Vengeance||Foreman|
|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|
|2002||Emmett's Mark||Capt. Berman|
|2002||City by the Sea||Henderson|
|2004||The Kings of Brooklyn||Dad|
|2004||Sniper 3||Paul Finnegan|
|2005||Rock the Paint||Father Pete|
|2005||Dawn's Early Light||Sheriff Clayton||Short film|
|2006||Lonely Hearts||Chief MacSwain|
|2010||The Company Men||Dysert|
|2017||You Were Never Really Here||John McCleary|
|2017||Two Black Coffees||Bartender||Short film|
|2020||The Trial of the Chicago 7||Post-production|
|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||Gotham||Carmine Falcone||17 episodes|
|2014–2019||The Affair||Bruce Butler||14 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"|
|2017||Berlin Station||Ambassador Richard Hanes||9 episodes|
|2018–2019||Instinct||Roger Reinhart||2 episodes|
|2019||The Boys||Dr. Jonah Vogelbaum||2 episodes|
|2020||For Life||Attorney General Burke||3 episodes|
|2003||Midnight Club II||Diego|
|2008||Need for Speed: Undercover||FBI #1|
|2010||Fallout: New Vegas||Caesar|
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