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Steven Bradford Culp (born December 3, 1955) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Rex Van de Kamp on ABC's , Clayton Webb on Desperate Housewives , and JAG Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Jeff Haffley on NBC's . The West Wing
Early life [ edit ]
First Colonial High School in Virginia where he was voted "Most Talented". He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1978 with a major in English literature and also studied at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. He earned an MFA from Brandeis University in 1981. [1 ]
One of Culp's earliest roles was in
(1993) as Robert Campbell, a reporter looking into the Jason murders. He also played James' father in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday . Culp is known for his recurring roles as James and the Giant Peach CIA Agent Clayton Webb on JAG (1997–2004) and Major Hayes on (2003–2004). He had the unusual misfortune to have both of those characters killed off in the same week, in the shows' season finales (though Webb turned up very much alive in the subsequent season premiere of Star Trek: Enterprise JAG). During the year 2004, Steven became the first actor to appear as a recurring character in four television series simultaneously: , The West Wing Star Trek: Enterprise, JAG and . ER
Culp has played
Robert F. Kennedy twice; in the film (2000) and previously in the TV movie Thirteen Days (1996). In 1995, Culp starred on Norma Jean & Marilyn briefly as The Young and the Restless Brian Hamilton. He also played Commander Martin Madden in (2002), a character written to replace Star Trek Nemesis William Riker as Enterprise first officer. However, due to the film running too long, Culp's scenes (along with other scenes) were cut from the final film, so Madden can now only be seen in the Nemesis DVD deleted scenes. In the third season of , Culp played the recurring character Star Trek: Enterprise Major Hayes, leader of the M.A.C.O.s. He was in five episodes; " The Xindi", " The Shipment", " Harbinger", " Hatchery" and " Countdown", where Hayes was shot saving a fellow crewmember.
Other performances include playing the leading role of the photographer Richard Stewart in the English as a Second Language educational video series
He also had a role as Family Album, U.S.A. antagonist Peter Drummond in the campy television movie , in which nerdy computer How to Make a Monster game programmers accidentally give life to a deadly AI. Members of the software company take turns attempting to beat the game in order save their own lives. He played Rex Van de Kamp on for one season. Once again, his character was killed off at the end of the season. However, he reprised his role several times in flashback sequences and as narrator. He also played Republican Desperate Housewives Speaker of the House of Representatives Jeff Haffley on the TV show . Culp also starred in a few episodes of The West Wing during the second season, as Secret Service agent 24 Ted Simmons.
Culp won the
Celebrity Poker Showdown 7th Season Championship game. He was seen on the ABC show as Special Agent in Charge Fred Chambers and on Traveler as Navy Commander William Skinner. He also appeared in the NCIS episode "Miller's Crossing", and on Stargate Atlantis , in the episode "Do You Hear What I Hear", as well as on the pilot episode of Medium . He is set to star as Thomas Foran in the upcoming film The Mentalist . In 2012, Culp guest starred on episodes of ABC's The Chicago 8 , Body of Proof TNT's and played Dr. Parker on Perception . He currently has a recurring role on NBC's Grey's Anatomy as Edward Truman, high commander of the Patriots. Revolution [2 ]
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