Diamond at WonderCon 2015
Reed Edward Diamond|
July 20, 1967
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
Juilliard School (BFA)
Fredrika Kesten (m. 1995–1997)
Marnie McPhail (m. 2004)
Reed Edward Diamond (born July 20, 1967) is an American actor. He is best known for the roles of Det. Mike Kellerman on Homicide: Life on the Street, Jason Pillar in season 8 of 24, and recurring character Laurence Dominic on Dollhouse. He also appeared in The Shield, Journeyman, Bones, The Mentalist, Franklin & Bash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Underground. He currently has a recurring role on Designated Survivor as John Forstell, Director of the FBI.
Early life and education
Diamond was born in Brooklyn, the son of Allison, an astrologer, and Bob Diamond, a stage manager and director of shows such as The Joe Franklin Show. He was raised in Manhattan and attended the Trinity School.
As a child, Diamond had small parts in the ABC Afterschool Special Sara's Summer of the Swans (1974) and the film Two Minute Warning (1976). His early roles as an adult included guest starring on Law & Order and Class of '96, and such films as Memphis Belle (1990), Clear and Present Danger (1994) and Her Hidden Truth (1995).
His first big break came in 1995 when he joined the cast of Homicide: Life on the Street as Det. Mike Kellerman. Diamond was a regular cast member for Seasons 4-6 before Kellerman was written out at the end of Season 6; but he reprised the role for a two-episode story in the final Season 7. In 2000, a feature-length TV movie was produced to wrap up the series, which saw the return of all the major cast, including Diamond. He made a brief reappearance as a police detective in the pilot episode of the 2002 pilot of the controversial series The Shield, as Detective Terry Crowley. He was credited as one of the main cast members and featured prominently in promotional pictures of the show, so as to surprise viewers when he was murdered at the end of the first episode. Recent roles include a re-make of High Noon (2000); Three Days; S.W.A.T. (2003, directed by Diamond's Homicide co-star Clark Johnson); Spider-Man 2 (2004); and Good Night, and Good Luck (2005).
In the 2000s, as well as playing recurring roles in Judging Amy (as Stuart Collins”) and Dollhouse (as Lawrence Dominic), Diamond guest-starred on Crossing Jordan, The West Wing, Medium, Numb3rs, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Stargate SG-1, Without a Trace, The Mentalist, 24, and Common Law. He portrayed Inspector Jack Vasser in the Fall 2007 NBC series Journeyman until the cancellation of the show in December 2007.
In the 2010s, Diamond appeared in the TNT series Franklin & Bash, as senior HYDRA agent Dr. Daniel Whitehall in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and had roles in Firebreather, Moneyball, Common Law, and Wayward Pines.
He also had a pivotal role as plantation owner Tom Macon on season one of WGN's series Underground.
|1990||Memphis Belle||Sgt. Virgil Hoogesteger|
|1994||Clear and Present Danger||Coast Guard Chief|
|2003||S.W.A.T||Officer David Burress|
|Good Night, and Good Luck||John Aaron|
|2006||he Darkroom||The Man|
|2007||Adrenaline||Voice of Harvey|
|2012||Much Ado About Nothing||Don Pedro|
|1979||The Incredible Hulk||Young David Banner|
|1988||ABC Afterschool Special||Gary Farrell|
|Law & Order||Mr. Klein / Christopher Baylor|
|1993||Boy Meets Girl|
|Class of '96||Stephen Sinclair||3 episodes|
|1994||Under Suspicion||Bill Palmer|
|1995||Away to Danger||Jeffrey Baker|
|Her Hidden Truth||Clay Devereaux|
|Homicide: Life on the Street||Detective Mike Kellerman||69 episodes|
|1996||Full Circle||Harry Winslow|
|Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan||Eddie Brannigan Jr.|
|1999||Judging Amy||Stuart Collins||19 episodes|
|2000||Homicide: The Movie||Private Investigator Mike Kellerman|
|919 Fifth Avenue||Ben Constant|
|High Noon||Harvey Pell||TV movie|
|2001||The Huntress||Mike Kaputo||3 episodes|
|Family Law||Alan Caldwell|
|Three Days||Andrew Farmer|
|2002||Scared Silent||Doug Clifson|
|Presidio Med||Will Raymond||2 episodes|
|The Shield||Terry Crowley||3 episodes|
|2003||The Twilight Zone||Boyfriend|
|2004||Crossing Jordan||Gordon Kimball|
|The West Wing||Dr. Mike Gordon||3 episodes|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ray Lester|
|Numb3rs||Dr. Kenneth Hill|
|Stargate SG-1||Major Bryce Ferguson|
|Without a Trace||Eric Hayes|
|Ghost Whisperer||Dr. Martin Schaer|
|2007||October Road||Gavin Goddard|
|Journeyman||Jack Vasser||13 episodes|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Craig Bridges|
|2009||Drop Dead Diva||Chad Billmeyer|
|Monk||FBI Agent Stone|
|Castle||Dr. Cameron Talbot|
|Cold Case||Darren Musk|
|Dollhouse||Laurence Dominic||13 episodes|
|2010||24||Jason Pillar||8 episodes|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Franklin Citron|
|The Mentalist||CBI Agent Ray Haffner||5 episodes|
|Franklin & Bash||Damien Karp||40 episodes|
|2012||Desperate Housewives||Greg Limon||2 episodes|
|The Glades||Councilman Greg Dousett|
|Common Law||Robert Yule|
|Bones||FBI Special Agent Hayes Flynn||4 episodes|
|Revolution||Sergeant Wheatley||6 episodes|
|2013||White Collar||Cole Edwards|
|2014, 2015, 2018||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Werner Reinhardt / Daniel Whitehall||10 episodes|
|State of Affairs||Jules||3 episodes|
|2015||Wayward Pines||Harold Ballinger||8 episodes|
|Minority Report||Henry Blomfeld||5 episodes|
|2016||Underground||Tom Macon||10 episodes|
|2016-2018||Designated Survivor||John Forstell||18 episodes|
|2017||Feud: Bette and Joan||Peter||2 episodes|
|2018-present||The Purge||Albert Stanton||Recurring Role|
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- "Reed Diamond biography". Yahoo! Movies.
- "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. November 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
- Wayward Pines ast also includes Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Terrence Howard (Crash), Carla Gugino (Entourage), Shannyn Sossamon (How To Make It In America), Toby Jones (Infamous), Reed Diamond (24), Tim Griffin (Prime Suspect), Charlie Tahan (Charlie St. Cloud) and Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear).