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Nicholas Alan Searcy
March 7, 1959
Nicholas Alan Searcy (born March 7, 1959) is an American character actor best known for portraying Chief Deputy United States Marshal Art Mullen on FX's Justified. He also had a major role in the Tom Hanks–produced miniseries From the Earth to the Moon as Deke Slayton, and directed Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer, a film released on October 12, 2018.
Life and career
Nicholas Alan Searcy was born in Cullowhee, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Cullowhee High School. He then briefly attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in English in the summer of 1982.
From 1982 to 1989, Searcy lived in New York where he did Off-Broadway plays. Some of these included Guys and Dolls, Cabaret and Jesus Christ Superstar. When he moved back to North Carolina, he began to act in features that were shooting locally. Small parts in Days of Thunder (1990) and The Prince of Tides led to the role of the malicious Frank in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).
Searcy has appeared in several television series. He had a recurring role as Brett on Thunder Alley, was a series regular on American Gothic and guest starred on Murder One and Nash Bridges with Don Johnson. He was a regular character on the UPN series Seven Days from 1998 to 2001, and played Barry Martin on the ABC series Rodney, which starred Rodney Carrington, from 2004 to 2006. He has also starred in several TV movies, including In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994), Stolen Innocence (1995). In 2014 he appeared in the CBS drama Intelligence.
In the summer of 1996, Searcy produced, directed and acted in his independent feature, Paradise Falls (1997), written by Sean Bridgers, and they won the Southeastern Media Award at the Atlanta Film Festival, the Hollywood Discovery Award at the Hollywood Film Festival for Best Feature Film (Under $1 Million) and Best Dramatic Feature at the Charleston, S.C., 1997 WorldFest. Since then, he has appeared in films such as Cast Away (2000), One Hour Photo (2002), Runaway Jury (2003), The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2005), The Ugly Truth (2009), Greater (2016), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and The Shape of Water (2017).
On December 27, 2017, Searcy was guest host of The Rush Limbaugh Show.
Searcy is an outspoken conservative; his political and interpersonal behavior on social media, such as Twitter, has been highlighted in several news outlets. Searcy has stated, "I know people have feelings. That's why I try to hurt them."
In 2013, Searcy mocked Sean Penn's political views upon the death of Penn's friend Hugo Chavez. Later that year, he responded to professional wrestler Kevin Nash's remarks on the Affordable Healthcare Act by calling him an "ass-kissing statist". In 2014, Searcy responded to several individuals in a discussion of same-sex marriage and incest, during which he mocked individuals and journalists on the basis of their weight, after they had called him and other Republicans "racist." Searcy also routinely ridiculed people because of their weight in 2015, again in response to their charges that those who opposed Democratic policies were "racist". Searcy was also noted for his criticism of Donald Trump in 2016, and reported that friends were angry at him for jokes he made about the presidential candidate at the time. Searcy reported, "I have trouble finding this election anything other than ridiculous." In 2017, he expressed uncertainty over whether he has lost work due to his political views.
|1990||Days of Thunder||Highway Patrol Officer||Tony Scott|
|1991||The Prince of Tides||Man at Party||Barbra Streisand|
|Fried Green Tomatoes||Frank Bennett||Jon Avnet|
|1992||Love Field||FBI Man||Jonathan Kaplan|
|1993||The Real McCoy||Roy Sweeney||Russell Mulcahy|
|House of Cards||Construction Driver||Michael Lessac|
|The Fugitive||Sheriff Rawlins||Andrew Davis|
|1994||Nell||Sheriff Todd Peterson||Michael Apted|
|1997||Paradise Falls||Jake Kyler||Nick Searcy||Writer, director, producer, actor|
|2000||Tigerland||Captain Saunders||Joel Schumacher|
|Cast Away||Stan||Robert Zemeckis|
|2002||One Hour Photo||Repairman||Mark Romanek|
|2003||Head of State||Brian Lewis||Chris Rock|
|Runaway Jury||Doyle||Gary Fleder|
|2004||The Assassination of Richard Nixon||Tom Ford||Niels Mueller|
|2006||Flicka||Norbert Rye||Michael Mayer|
|The Dead Girl||Carl||Karen Moncrieff|
|2007||An American Crime||Lester Likens||Tommy O'Haver|
|Timber Falls||Clyde Forester||Tony Giglio|
|The Comebacks||Mr. Truman||Tom Brady|
|2008||Eagle Eye||David Johnson||D. J. Caruso||Uncredited|
|2009||The Ugly Truth||Stuart||Robert Luketic|
|2010||Blood Done Sign My Name||Robert Teel||Jeb Stuart|
|The Last Song||Tom Blakelee||Julie Anne Robinson|
|2011||Moneyball||Matt Keough||Bennett Miller|
|2012||Gone||Mr. Miller||Heitor Dhalia|
|2016||The Sweet Life||County Sheriff||Rob Spera|
|Greater||The Farmer||David Hunt|
|2017||The Shape of Water||General Frank Hoyt||Guillermo del Toro|
|Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Father Montgomery||Martin McDonagh||Uncredited|
|2018||Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer||Mike Cohan||Nick Searcy|
|2019||The Best of Enemies||Garland Keith||Robin Bissell|
|2021||The Man from Nowhere||Herb||Matt Green||Post-production|
|2021||Hotel Coppelia||Thompson||Jose Maria Cabral||Dominican Republic film|
|2021||Capitol Punishment||Himself||Christopher Burgard||Narrator, Interviewer|
|2022||Reagan||James Baker||Sean McNamara||Post-production|
|2022||Terror on the Prairie||TBA||Michael Polish||Post-production|
|1992||L.A. Law||Mr. Kreck||1 episode|
|I'll Fly Away||FBI Agent Holt|
|1993||In the Heat of the Night||Stan|
|Return to Lonesome Dove||Raab||2 episodes|
|1994||Thunder Alley||Brett||8 episodes|
|1995–1996||American Gothic||Deputy Ben Healy||18 episodes|
|1995||Double Rush||E.R. Doctor||1 episode|
|1996||Nash Bridges||Vincent Mulroy|
|Early Edition||Robert Dankowski|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Deke Slayton||Miniseries; 10 episodes|
|1998–2001||Seven Days||Nathan Ramsey||Main cast; 66 episodes|
|1999||CI5: The New Professionals||Matthew 7:12||1 episode|
|2002||Double Teamed||Larry Burge||Television movie|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Jack Seeger||1 episode|
|The Guardian||Paul Nystrom|
|The West Wing||Nate Singer|
|2004–2008||Rodney||Barry||Main cast; 44 episodes|
|2005–2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Sheriff Burdick||2 episodes|
|2007||Army Wives||Mr. Craddock||1 episode|
|Criminal Minds||Det. Jordan|
|2008||Boston Legal||Harry Beckham|
|2008–2009||Easy Money||Roy Buffkin||Main cast; 8 episodes|
|2009||Without a Trace||Wayne Vogel||1 episode|
|Lie to Me||Mr. Donnelly|
|2010||The Mentalist||Sheriff Andy Burnside|
|2010–2015||Justified||Art Mullen||Main cast; 78 episodes|
|2013||Archer||Border Patrol (voice)||1 episode|
|2013–2015||Hot in Cleveland||Warden Burkhalter/Chief Barker||2 episodes|
|2014||Intelligence||General Greg Carter||1 episode|
|Petals on the Wind||Dr. Reeves||Television movie|
|Hawaii Five-0||Ned Burrows||1 episode|
|2015||Key & Peele||Cop|
|2016||11.22.63||Deke Simmons||Miniseries; 5 episodes|
|2018||Chicago Med||Jerome Ferris||Episode: "Devil in Disguise|
|Lethal Weapon||Ray||Episode: "Need to Know"|
|The Ranch||Frank||2 episodes|
|2019||9-1-1||Father Jameson||Episode: "Bobby Begins Again"|
|The Hot Zone||Frank Mays|
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