Malcolm Barrett (actor)

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Malcolm Barrett
Malcolm Barrett by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Barrett at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1980-04-22) April 22, 1980 (age 38)
New York City, U.S.
Education Stuyvesant High School
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Malcolm Barrett (born April 22, 1980) is an American actor best known for playing the role of scientist and time traveler Rufus Carlin in Timeless on NBC.

Early life and education[edit]

Barrett was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School[1] in Manhattan in 1998 with fellow actors Telly Leung and Billy Eichner.


Barrett has appeared as a series regular on Fox's The Sketch Show and Luis.

Barrett played the character "Dr. Lem Hewitt" on the ABC television show, Better Off Ted and was a supporting character in the Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker.

Barrett has had recurring appearances on the New York-based Law & Order franchise. He was featured in an episode of The Sopranos and guest-starred in the pilot episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the series finale of The Office as one of Dunder/Mifflin's new employees, and in an episode of Monk as a lottery fanatic. He also had a small role in the movie Larry Crowne, as one of Tom Hanks' character's classmates.

In the Fall of 2016, Barrett began playing the role of Rufus Carlin in the NBC series Timeless.


Year Title Role
2016 War on Everyone Reggie
2015 Addicted to Fresno Eric
2014 Dear White People Helmut West
2013 Orenthal: The Musical Lawrence
2013 Tyler Perry Presents Peeples Chris Walker
2012 Missed Connections Jules Norris
2011 Larry Crowne Dave Mack
2010 Mission: Rebound Malcolm
2009 Imaginary Larry Kenneth
2008 The Highs & Lows of Milo Brown Milo Brown
2008 My Best Friend's Girl Dwalu
2008 The Hurt Locker Sergeant Foster
2008 American Violet Byron Hill
2007 Love Conquers Al Al
2003 The Forgotten Anderson
2003 Rhythm of the Saints
2002 Swimfan Jock
2000 King of the Jungle Basketball Kid #2


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Weird City TBA Guest Role
2017–present Preacher Hoover Season 2 recurring, season 3 main
2016–present Timeless Rufus Carlin Series regular
2015 Key & Peele Harassed passenger Episode: "Y'all Ready for This?"
2014 Garfunkel & Oates Daniel Episode: "The Fadeaway"
2013 The Soul Man Bird
2013 The Office Malcolm Episode: "Finale"
2013 Walk This Way Actor
2012 Zombie Murder Explosion Die! Jack
2011 The Mentalist Officer Price Episode: "Where In the World Is Carmine O'Brien?"
2011 Raising Hope Lamar
2011 Traffic Light Pete
2011 Southland Henry Watts Episode: "Sideways"
2010 The Good Guys A/C
2009 Floored and Lifted Malcolm
2009–2010 Better Off Ted Lem Hewitt Series regular
2009 The Movie Loft Himself
2008 Monk Malcolm O'Dwyer Episode: "Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever"
2007 Psych Wally Episode: “Zero to Murder in Sixty Seconds”
2007 Side Order of Life Andy Ryan
2005 Ghost Whisperer Dr. Jules Huffman Episode: "Voices"
2005 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Terrell Episode: "The Gang Gets Racist"
2004 The Big House Martin
2003 Luis TK
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ahmal
2002 The Sopranos Angelo Davis Episode: "Watching Too Much Television"
2001-2002 Law & Order Julian Zalak - Harry Johnson
2000 The Beat Russell Lucas Episode: "Cueca Solo"


  1. ^ Toby, Mekeisha Madden (December 3, 2009). "'Ted' stars share chemistry". The Detroit News. Retrieved December 4, 2009. 

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