Kevin Rahm

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Kevin Rahm
Rahm in 2009
Born (1971-01-07) January 7, 1971 (age 52)
Amy Lonkar
(m. 2012)

Kevin Rahm (born January 7, 1971)[1] is an American actor known for his television roles as Kyle McCarty on Judging Amy, Lee McDermott on Desperate Housewives, and Ted Chaough on Mad Men.

Early life and education[edit]

Rahm attended and graduated from Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Texas in May 1989. Following high school, Rahm, then a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, attended one of the church's Missionary Training Centers before serving as a missionary in France, Switzerland, and on the islands of Mauritius and Réunion between 1990 and 1992.[citation needed]

After returning to the United States, he studied pre-law at Brigham Young University, before changing his major to drama. In 1994, he was awarded the Irene Ryan Award for best college actor.[2] In 1996, Rahm dropped out of college to pursue an acting career in Hollywood.


Rahm played Kyle McCarty, Amy Gray's cousin, for three seasons on Judging Amy. He joined the show in season 3, when Dan Futterman left. In 2001 he starred in the Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial "Big Day".[3] On October 21, 2007, he made his first appearance as Lee McDermott, a new Wisteria Lane resident on ABC's Desperate Housewives, who is gay and has a husband, Bob Hunter (played by Tuc Watkins).

In 2014, Rahm was cast as a newsroom editor in the film, Nightcrawler. From 2010 to 2015, Rahm played Ted Chaough, a Madison Avenue advertising creative director, in AMC's award-winning show, Mad Men.[citation needed]

In March 2015, Rahm began a recurring role playing consultant and attorney, Michael Barnow, on the TV show, Madam Secretary.[4]

Personal life[edit]

On April 28, 2012 Rahm married Amy Lonkar, a cardio-thoracic surgeon at the UC Davis Medical Center.[5] They have a daughter. The family lives in Sacramento, California.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Mediator Debtor Short film
1995 Out of Annie's Past Young Waiter
1995 Of Love & Betrayal Jack O'Connor
1996 Turning Point Young Frank Thomas
1996 Same River Twice Moocher
1997 Tiny Heroes Weasels (voice)
1998 Clay Pigeons Bystander at Amanda's
1999 Valerie Flake Jogger Ronald
2000 Intrepid Steward Beck
2000 Nurse Betty Friend #1
2001 Alfred Hitchcock's Gun Andrew
2004 Everybody and Their Mother Wants to Write and Direct Agent's Assistant
2004 Alfie Terry
2005 Chasing Leonard Clark Short film
2006 Moosecock Jimmy Johnson Short film
2006 Mojave Phone Booth Tim
2006 Falling Objects Peter Short film
2007 Route 30 Arden
2007 LA Blues Bobby Gordon
2007 Easy Pickins Jimmy Short film
2007 Nonplussed Liam Short film
2012 Overnight Chip
2014 Nightcrawler Frank Kruse
2017 Clinical Alex
2018 The Oath Keith Balers


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Touched by an Angel Doug Richards Episode: "The One That Got Away"
1996 In the Blink of an Eye Gate Guard Television movie
1996 Unabomber: The True Story Gary Wright Television movie
1997 Divided by Hate Frank Television movie
1998 Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! Glenn Television movie
1998 Pacific Blue Ed Simmons Episode: "Cutting Edge"
1999–2000 Jesse Dr. Danny Kozak 20 episodes
1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Norvo Episode: "Prodigal Daughter"
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Jay Snelling Episode: "Bobbi Dearest"
1999 Rescue 77 Hansen 3 episodes
1999 Silk Stalkings Episode: "Dream Weavers"
1999 Everything's Relative Leo Gorelick 4 episodes
2001–2004 Judging Amy Kyle McCarty 65 episodes
2001 Ally McBeal Clayton Hooper Episode: "Reach Out and Touch"
2001 Friends Tim Episode: "The One with Rachel's Date"
2005 Joan of Arcadia Dana Tuchman 2 episodes
2005 Grey's Anatomy Mr. Duff Episode: "Save Me"
2005 Close to Home Pastor Mark Rayburn Episode: "Divine Directions"
2006 Crumbs Roger 2 episodes
2006 CSI: NY Tony Collins Episode: "Fair Game"
2006 Night Stalker Dr. Aaron Shields Episode: "Timeless"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Joe Hirschoff 2 episodes
2006 Alpha Mom Television movie
2007–2012 Desperate Housewives Lee McDermott 53 episodes
2007 Scrubs Joe Hutnick Episode: "My Own Worst Enemy"
2007 Conspiracy Unsold TV pilot
2008 Without a Trace Ryan McAvoy Episode: "Closure"
2009 CSI: Miami Dr. Sean Loftin Episode: "Chip/Tuck"
2009 Three Rivers John Warren Episode: "The Kindness of Strangers"
2010 The Mentalist Brad Elias S2 E13 "Redline"
2010 Open Books Dale Television movie
2010–2015 Mad Men Ted Chaough 27 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2011–2013 I Hate My Teenage Daughter Jack 13 episodes
2014 Surviving Jack Adult Frankie (voice) 7 episodes
2014 Red Zone Paul Jordan Television movie
2015–2016 Bates Motel Bob Paris 9 episodes
2015–2019 Madam Secretary Michael 'Mike B' Barnow 29 episodes
2016–2019 Lethal Weapon Captain Brooks Avery 49 episodes
2018 The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale Special Guest Episode: "Skip Joel"
2021–2022 Love, Victor Charles Campbell 5 episodes


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Modesto Bee. The Associated Press. January 7, 2022. p. 2A. Actor Kevin Rahm is 51.
  2. ^ "Home - The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival".
  3. ^ "The best commercial ever made? You tell us". VectorVault. July 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Madam Secretary Executive Producers Promise Answers for Season-Long Mystery | TV Guide". February 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Profile,; accessed May 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "Kevin Rahm, Mad Men - 15 Minutes - Opinions - April 2, 2015". Sacramento News & Review. April 2015.

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