Teddy Sears

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Teddy Sears
Teddy Sears at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Born Edward M. Sears
(1977-04-06) April 6, 1977 (age 40)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Milissa Skoro (m. 2013)

Edward M. "Teddy" Sears (born April 6, 1977) is an American actor, known for his roles as Richard Patrick Woolsley on the TNT legal drama series Raising the Bar, Patrick on the first season of FX anthology horror drama American Horror Story (retroactively titled Murder House), Dr. Austin Langham on the Showtime period drama series Masters of Sex, and Hunter Zolomon/Zoom in The Flash.

Early life[edit]

Sears was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He attended high school at the Landon School in Bethesda, MD.[1] Sears played varsity football for the University of Maryland, carrying on the family tradition of athletic excellence inspired by his great-grandfather who won a gold medal in the 1912 Olympics for pistol shooting, and again by his aunt who took home a bronze in the 1956 Olympics for the 100-yard butterfly.[2] He transferred and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in business management in 1999.[citation needed]


Sears' business career was sidetracked when he arrived in New York after graduation. After his first audition he wound up with a two-year contract role on the daytime series One Life to Live. Then, after several appearances on the Law & Order franchise and Whoopi, he decided to pursue a two-year acting program with one of New York's top teachers, William Esper.[citation needed] This "serious" training ironically led to comedy stints on the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Teddy landed his first studio film when he flew himself out to Los Angeles to read for an unrelated project.[citation needed]

He co-starred on the TNT original series Raising the Bar portraying public defender Richard Patrick Woolsley.[3][4]

Sears appeared in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, the Lifetime original film The Client List,[5] and as Thomas Cole in The Defenders.

In 2013 Sears joined the cast of the Showtime drama Masters of Sex,[6] about the work of Masters and Johnson. He had a recurring role in the second season of The Flash (during the 2015-16 season) as Jay Garrick / The Flash but it was eventually revealed that his character was actually Hunter Zolomon / Zoom.[7] In 2017, he starred as Keith Mullins in 24: Legacy.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Sears married actress Milissa Skoro on October 5, 2013. In his free time he surfs and plays ice hockey. He has two brothers, Christian and Ricky, and a sister Dana.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 To End All Wars Paratrooper Uncredited[citation needed]
2005 Legacy of Walter Frumm, TheThe Legacy of Walter Frumm Stephen
2005 In Between Ken
2006 Cosa Bella Husband Short film
2007 Firehouse Dog Terrance Kahn
2008 Desafinados, OsOs Desafinados Cool New Yorker
2009 Single Man, AA Single Man Mr. Strunk
2015 Curve Christian Laughton
2016 Nine Lives Josh Myers
2017 Liv Michael post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Sex and the City Fashion show guy (uncredited)[10] Episode: "The Real Me"
2001 One Life to Live Chad Bennett Episode 7207
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Josh Sanford Episode: "Dominance"
2004 Whoopi Waiter Episode: "No Sex in the City"
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Teddy Episode: "Ill-Bred"
2005 Late Show with David Letterman Blind Justice 2 episodes
2005 Late Night with Conan O'Brien High-definition Conan Episode dated April 29, 2005
2005 Late Show with David Letterman Batman Season 12, episode 159
2006 Justice Greg Hall Episode: "Behind the Orange Curtain"
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Darren Wells 2 episodes
2006–07 Ugly Betty Hunter 2 episodes
2006 CSI: Miami Peter Kinkella 2 episodes
2007 Raines Mitchell Parks Episode: "5th Step"
2007 Big Love Greg Samuelson Episode: "Circle the Wagons"
2007 Mad Men Kicks Matherton Episode: "Red in the Face"
2008 Carpoolers Handsome man Episode: "The Handsomest Man"
2008 Las Vegas Brian O'Toole Episode: "Win, Place, Bingo"
2008 Rules of Engagement Drake Episode: "Optimal Male"
2008–09 Raising the Bar Richard Patrick Woolsley Main role; 24 episodes
2008 Samantha Who? Brad Episode: "The Family Vacation"
2009 Dollhouse Mike Episode: "Needs"
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Executive A.D.A. Garrett Blaine Episode: "Disabled"
2010 Backyard Wedding Evan Slauson Television film
2010 Client List, TheThe Client List Rex Horton Television film
2010–11 Defenders, TheThe Defenders ADA Thomas Cole 9 episodes
2011 In Plain Sight Tom Kulpak Episode: "I'm a Liver Not a Fighter"
2011 Necessary Roughness Bobby Caldwell Episode: "Poker Face"
2011 Torchwood: Miracle Day Blue-eyed Man 4 episodes
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Patrick 4 episodes
2011–12 Blue Bloods Sam Croft 2 episodes
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Rory Graham Episode: "Seventeen Ain't So Sweet"
2012 Drew Peterson: Untouchable Mike Adler Television film
2012 Harry's Law Alan Bagley Episode: "Les Horribles"
2012–13 666 Park Avenue Detective Hayden Cooper 5 episodes
2013–16 Masters of Sex Dr. Austin Langham 20 episodes
2015–16 Flash, TheThe Flash Hunter Zolomon / Zoom 19 episodes
2017 24: Legacy Keith Mullins Main role


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  2. ^ [video]. youtube.com. [dead link]
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 1, 2007). "Bochco drama has legal dream team". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  4. ^ Lowry, Brian (August 28, 2008). "Review: ‘Raising the Bar’". Variety. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  5. ^ Lowry, Brian (July 14, 2010). "Review: ‘The Client List’". Variety. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  6. ^ Garcia, Patricia (July 11, 2014). "Talking Nudity and Masters of Sex with Teddy Sears". Vogue. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Zoom reveals all and Barry is powerless to stop him on The Flash". The A.V. Club. April 19, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ Patches, Matt (2017-02-06). "Let's Figure Out Who the Mole Is on the New '24'". Thrillist. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  9. ^ "Wedding Registry Directory by State". AmazingRegistry.com. 
  10. ^ Brown, Emma (July 8, 2014). "The Career of Teddy Sears". Interview. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 

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