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Dakin Matthews


From February 2014 Dakin is taking on the iconic role of Mickey, the grizzled no-mercy trainer in ROCKY, THE MUSICAL at Broadway's Winter Gardens Theatre. This role was originally played by veteran screen actor Burgess Meredith in the original 1976 movie and he received an Academy award nomination for his achievement. See full bio »

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Known For

Child's Play 3
Child's Play 3 Colonel Cochrane
(1991)
True Grit
True Grit Col. Stonehill
(2010)
The Eagle
The Eagle Claudius
(2011)
Lincoln
Lincoln John Usher
(2012)

Filmography

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 2017 Gotham (TV Series)
Dr. Niles Winthrop
- A Dark Knight: The Demon's Head (2017) ... Dr. Niles Winthrop
 2017 Doubt (TV Series)
Judge Halloran
- Faith (2017) ... Judge Halloran
 2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV Mini-Series)
Headmaster Charleston
- Spring (2016) ... Headmaster Charleston
 2016 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Ambassador Roy Curtis
- The Linchpin (2016) ... Ambassador Roy Curtis
 2016 Crunch Time (TV Mini-Series)
Richardson
- The Party of the Century (2016) ... Richardson
 2016 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Judge Wilson
- Help Me, Help You (2016) ... Judge Wilson
 2015 Bridge of Spies
Judge Byers
 2015 Veep (TV Series)
Balloon Salesman
- Data (2015) ... Balloon Salesman
 2015 Elementary (TV Series)
James Connaughton
- The Eternity Injection (2015) ... James Connaughton
 2014 My Eleventh
 2012-2014 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Santa
- The Clean Room Infiltration (2014) ... Santa
- The Santa Simulation (2012) ... Santa
 2013 Devious Maids (TV Series)
Alfred Pettigrove
- Scrambling the Eggs (2013) ... Alfred Pettigrove
- Minding the Baby (2013) ... Alfred Pettigrove
 2013 Mr. Box Office (TV Series)
Ernie Finklestein
- Weekday with Ernie (2013) ... Ernie Finklestein
 2013 Zero Charisma
Greg Goran
 2011-2013 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Professor Papadakis / Christo Papadakis
- Red in Tooth and Claw (2013) ... Professor Papadakis
- Red Queen (2011) ... Christo Papadakis
 2012 Castle (TV Series)
Dave Dunne
- Secret Santa (2012) ... Dave Dunne
 2012 Lincoln
John Usher
 2012 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Dr. David Zarevich
- And the Law Won (2012) ... Dr. David Zarevich
 2005-2012 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Reverend Sikes
- What's the Good of Being Good (2012) ... Reverend Sikes
- The Art of Making Art (2011) ... Reverend Sikes
- Searching (2011) ... Reverend Sikes
- Where Do I Belong? (2011) ... Reverend Sikes
- You Gotta Get a Gimmick (2010) ... Reverend Sikes
 2011 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Father Shaunassey
- That Darn Priest (2011) ... Father Shaunassey
 2011 The Eagle
Claudius
 2010 True Grit
Col. Stonehill
 2010 True Blood (TV Series)
Dr. Robideaux
- Fresh Blood (2010) ... Dr. Robideaux
- It Hurts Me Too (2010) ... Dr. Robideaux
 2010 Better Off Ted (TV Series)
Arthur Wells
- Swag the Dog (2010) ... Arthur Wells
 2010 General Hospital (TV Series)
Judge Peter Carroll
- Episode #1.12117 (2010) ... Judge Peter Carroll (uncredited)
- Episode #1.12081 (2010) ... Judge Peter Carroll
- Episode #1.12080 (2010) ... Judge Peter Carroll
- Episode #1.12058 (2010) ... Judge Peter Carroll (uncredited)
- Episode #1.12053 (2010) ... Judge Peter Carroll
 2010 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
David
- Summer Catalog (2010) ... David
 2010 Cold Case (TV Series)
Sheldon 'Cleo' Burgess '10
- Metamorphosis (2010) ... Sheldon 'Cleo' Burgess '10
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
Banker
- The Path (2008) ... Banker
 2007 Shark (TV Series)
Judge Warren Cleary
- Gangster Movies (2007) ... Judge Warren Cleary
 2001-2007 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Joe Heffernan
- Single Spaced (2007) ... Joe Heffernan
- Emotional Rollercoaster (2006) ... Joe Heffernan
- Baker's Doesn't (2005) ... Joe Heffernan (voice)
- Wish Boned (2005) ... Joe Heffernan
- Offtrack... Bedding (2004) ... Joe Heffernan
 2007 Medium (TV Series)
Judge Arthur Brock
- Head Games (2007) ... Judge Arthur Brock
 2000-2007 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Hanlin Charleston
- Lorelai? Lorelai? (2007) ... Hanlin Charleston
- But Not as Cute as Pushkin (2004) ... Hanlin Charleston
- Those Are Strings, Pinocchio (2003) ... Hanlin Charleston
- The Big One (2003) ... Hanlin Charleston
- Lorelai Out of Water (2003) ... Hanlin Charleston
 2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Judge Harvey Fletcher
- Angel of Death (2007) ... Judge Harvey Fletcher
 2006 Dexter (TV Series)
Dr. Pittman
- Father Knows Best (2006) ... Dr. Pittman
 2005-2006 Huff (TV Series)
Jim Sullivan
- Whipped Doggie (2006) ... Jim Sullivan
- Maps Don't Talk 2 (2006) ... Jim Sullivan
- Christmas Is Ruined (2005) ... Jim Sullivan
 2006 Jake in Progress (TV Series)
Governor Reynolds
- Eyebrow Girl vs. Smirkface (2006) ... Governor Reynolds
- The Hot One (2006) ... Governor Reynolds
 2006 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Maz'rai
- Stronghold (2006) ... Maz'rai
 2005 The Closer (TV Series)
Mr. Mitchell
- Standards and Practices (2005) ... Mr. Mitchell
 2004-2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
Merle Horstradt
- And Justice for All (2005) ... Merle Horstradt
- Running Scared (2005) ... Merle Horstradt
- Lost Boys (2004) ... Merle Horstradt
- Election Night (2004) ... Merle Horstradt
- Valentino (2004) ... Merle Horstradt
 2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
Evander Geddes
- Creed, OK (2005) ... Evander Geddes
 2004 House M.D. (TV Series)
Marvin
- Damned If You Do (2004) ... Marvin
 2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Simon Clifton
- Traylor Trash (2004) ... Simon Clifton
- Peeler? I Hardley Knew Her (2004) ... Simon Clifton
- The Brothers Grim (2004) ... Simon Clifton
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Judge
- Trick or Treat (2003) ... Judge
 2003 The Fighting Temptations
Mr. Fairchild
 2000-2003 The Practice (TV Series)
Judge William Aldrich / Judge Lander
- The Making of a Trial Attorney (2003) ... Judge Lander
- Officers of the Court (2000) ... Judge William Aldrich
- Germ Warfare (2000) ... Judge William Aldrich
- Summary Judgments (2000) ... Judge William Aldrich
 1999-2002 Providence (TV Series)
Dick Johnson / Rev. Steinflash
- The Wedding Planner (2002) ... Rev. Steinflash
- Tying the Not (1999) ... Dick Johnson (uncredited)
- Sisters (1999) ... Dick Johnson
 2002 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Mr. Chandler
- The Frozen Zone (2002) ... Mr. Chandler
 2002 The Big Time (TV Movie)
 2002 Family Affair (TV Series)
Business Man
- Pilot: Part 2 (2002) ... Business Man
 2002 Charmed (TV Series)
Angel of Destiny
- Witch Way Now? (2002) ... Angel of Destiny
 2002 Leap of Faith (TV Series)
- The Balls Game (2002)
 2001 Citizen Baines (TV Series)
Hal Lainson
- Lost and Found (2001) ... Hal Lainson
 2001 First Years (TV Series)
Jameson Bishop
- ...And Then You Die (2001) ... Jameson Bishop
 1994-2001 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Monsignor D'Amico / Elton Malone
- Confession (2001) ... Monsignor D'Amico
- A Very Fatal Funeral (1994) ... Elton Malone
 2000 Thirteen Days
Arthur Lundahl
 2000 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Mr. Harrison
- Charma Loves Greb (2000) ... Mr. Harrison
 2000 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Mr. Stark
- Tis the Season (2000) ... Mr. Stark
 2000 The Geena Davis Show (TV Series)
Reverend Meadows
- Motherly Advice (2000) ... Reverend Meadows
 2000 The Michael Richards Show (TV Series)
Steve
- Discrimination (2000) ... Steve
 2000 Gen¹³ (Video)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2000 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Les
- When Nina Met Her Parents (2000) ... Les
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Hospital Lawyer
- Cry Me a Liver (2000) ... Hospital Lawyer
 2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie (Video)
Judge (voice, uncredited)
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Simon Blye
- Take Out the Trash Day (2000) ... Simon Blye
 1999 Family Law (TV Series)
- Decisions (1999)
 1999 The Muse
Dr. Jacobson
 1999 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Admiral Patterson
- Relativity (1999) ... Admiral Patterson
 1999 The Nanny (TV Series)
Dean Sterrett
- The Yummy Mummy (1999) ... Dean Sterrett
 1998 The Swan Princess: Sing Along (Short)
King William (voice)
 1998 Holding the Baby (TV Series)
Officer O'Malley
- No Man Is a Fantasy Island (1998) ... Officer O'Malley
 1998 The Siege
Senator Wright
 1998 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Gov. Luke McElroy
- Ambition (1998) ... Gov. Luke McElroy
 1997-1998 Soul Man (TV Series)
Bishop Peter Jerome
- Little Black Dress (1998) ... Bishop Peter Jerome
- Play Ball (1998) ... Bishop Peter Jerome
- Who Killed St. Shepherd? (1998) ... Bishop Peter Jerome
- The Good Shepherd (1998) ... Bishop Peter Jerome
- Raising Heck (1998) ... Bishop Peter Jerome
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Floyd Thompson
- Apollo One (1998) ... Dr. Floyd Thompson
 1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
The Colonel
- Seek and Ye Shall Find (1998) ... The Colonel
 1998 Best Friends for Life (TV Movie)
Mr. Burnham
 1997 Flubber
Minister
 1997 Bean
Tucker, Passenger
 1997 EZ Streets (TV Series)
Retired Police Commissioner
- A Ceremony of Innocence (1997) ... Retired Police Commissioner
 1997 Rough Riders (TV Mini-Series)
Wadsworth, Sr.
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Wadsworth, Sr.
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Wadsworth, Sr.
 1996 Ink (TV Series)
Ben Braxton
- High Noon (1996) ... Ben Braxton
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Dale Cutter
- Zodiac (1996) ... Dale Cutter
 1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (TV Series)
Walter Wheaton
- The Big Easy Episode (1996) ... Walter Wheaton
 1995-1996 The Jeff Foxworthy Show (TV Series)
Elliot
- Shootout at the Comedy Corral (1996) ... Elliot
- One Wedding and a Baby (1996) ... Elliot
- He Ain't Heavy, He's a Bully (1996) ... Elliot
- Clan of the Bare Caves (1996) ... Elliot
 1995 Nothing Lasts Forever (TV Movie)
 1995 Virus (TV Movie)
Dr. Dubcheck
 1995 Stuart Saves His Family
Intervention Counselor
 1992-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Buford Hazlitt / Dennis Moylan / Neal Gillen
- The Scent of Murder (1995) ... Buford Hazlitt
- A Killing in Cork (1993) ... Dennis Moylan
- The Wind Around the Tower (1992) ... Neal Gillen
 1995 The Office (TV Series)
Frank Gerard
- My Guy (1995) ... Frank Gerard
- Judgement Day (1995) ... Frank Gerard
- Power Playing (1995) ... Frank Gerard
- Rita & Frank (1995) ... Frank Gerard
- Laboring Pains (1995) ... Frank Gerard
 1994 The Swan Princess
King William (voice)
 1994 Coach (TV Series)
William Thornton
- Pros & Cons (1994) ... William Thornton
 1994 The Enemy Within (TV Movie)
Vice President Walter Kelly
 1994 Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (TV Movie)
Dean Barrow
 1994 White Mile (TV Movie)
Andy Thornell
 1993 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Henry Marshall
- Cross Examination (1993) ... Henry Marshall
 1993 Staying Afloat (TV Movie)
Henry Ashley
 1993 Hart to Hart Returns (TV Movie)
 1992-1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Stephen Hygate
- Leap of Faith (1993) ... Stephen Hygate
- Christmas Stalking (1992) ... Stephen Hygate
- Helter Shelter (1992) ... Stephen Hygate
- Love in Bloom (1992) ... Stephen Hygate
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Congressman Phil Burton
 1993 Undercover Blues
Police Captain
 1993 Rio Shannon (TV Movie)
 1993 Rising Sun
Professor Sanders (uncredited)
 1993 Cutters (TV Series)
Harry Polachek
- Hi There, Sports Fans (1993) ... Harry Polachek
- Harry's Best Friend (1993) ... Harry Polachek
- Give 'Til It Hurts (1993) ... Harry Polachek
- Where's Harry? (1993) ... Harry Polachek
- Pilot (1993) ... Harry Polachek
 1993 Herman's Head (TV Series)
Mr. Brooks
- Cat's in the Cradle (1993) ... Mr. Brooks
 1993 The Temp
Dr. Feldman
 1992 Criminal Behavior (TV Movie)
Albee Ferguson
 1992 Revolver (TV Movie)
Tom McCall
 1991-1992 Drexell's Class (TV Series)
Roscoe Davis
- The Resentments (1992) ... Roscoe Davis
- Cruisin' (1992) ... Roscoe Davis
- Til Death Do You Part (1992) ... Roscoe Davis
- Ashes to Ashes (1992) ... Roscoe Davis
- Beauty & the Beast (1992) ... Roscoe Davis
 1992 Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (TV Movie)
Attorney
 1992 For Richer, for Poorer (TV Movie)
Larry
 1991 Under Cover (TV Movie)
Director Waugh
 1991 ...And Then She Was Gone (TV Movie)
Francis Haynes
 1991 Child's Play 3
Colonel Cochrane
 1989-1991 Doctor Doctor (TV Series)
Dr. Harold Stratford
- Two Angry Men (1991) ... Dr. Harold Stratford
- Pediatricks (1989) ... Dr. Harold Stratford
- Patients Are a Virtue (1989) ... Dr. Harold Stratford
- Running on M.D. (1989) ... Dr. Harold Stratford
- The Palumbo Affair (1989) ... Dr. Harold Stratford
 1990-1991 Down Home (TV Series)
Walt McCrorey
- Black Widow (1991) ... Walt McCrorey
- Get Thee Back to a Nunnery (1991) ... Walt McCrorey
- Dream Boat (1991) ... Walt McCrorey
- Evian Spelled Backwards Is Naive (1991) ... Walt McCrorey
- Yipes, It's Snipes (1991) ... Walt McCrorey
 1991 Jailbirds (TV Movie)
Sheriff
 1991 White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (TV Movie)
D.A. Buron Fitts
 1991 The Perfect Tribute (TV Movie)
Dr. Thomas
 1991 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Judge
- Tony and Angela Get Divorced (1991) ... Judge
 1991 Eve of Destruction
Singleton
 1991 The Whereabouts of Jenny (TV Movie)
Cox
 1990 Fine Things (TV Movie)
Judge Aaron S. Mitofsky
 1990 Ghost Dad
Mr. Seymour
 1990 Blind Faith (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle Gene
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Uncle Gene
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Uncle Gene
 1989 My Brother's Wife (TV Movie)
Charles Rusher
 1989 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Carter Dickson III
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1989) ... Carter Dickson III
 1987-1989 My Two Dads (TV Series)
Herb Kelcher
- Class (1989) ... Herb Kelcher
- Say Goodnight, Gracie (1989) ... Herb Kelcher
- Together We Stand (1989) ... Herb Kelcher
- Story with a Twist (1989) ... Herb Kelcher
- The Man in the Pink Slip (1989) ... Herb Kelcher
 1989 Cross of Fire (TV Movie)
Hiram Evans
 1989 Body Wars (Short)
Mission Commander
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys
Charlie
 1989 Wired
Washington Post Editor
 1989 Out on the Edge (TV Movie)
Dr. Cutler
 1989 Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North (TV Movie)
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese (uncredited)
 1989 Naked Lie (TV Movie)
Adam Berger
 1988-1989 Dear John (TV Series)
David Hennessey / David
- Stand by Your Man (1989) ... David Hennessey
- The Younger Girl (1988) ... David
 1988 TV 101 (TV Series)
Tanner
- Home (1988) ... Tanner
 1988 Dallas (TV Series)
Detective Kane
- Carousel (1988) ... Detective Kane
 1988 Something Is Out There (TV Series)
Agent Simon
- Don't Look Back (1988) ... Agent Simon
 1988 Clean and Sober
Bob
 1988 Funny Farm
Marion Corey Jr.
 1988 Sunset
William Singer
 1988 Permanent Record
Mr. McBain
 1988 Aaron's Way (TV Series)
Wyler
 1988 Newhart (TV Series)
Jim
- Newsstruck (1988) ... Jim
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Mitgang
- The Silence at Bethany (1988) ... Sam Mitgang
 1987 Nuts
1st Judge
 1987 Like Father Like Son
Old Man Morrison
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Prosecutor
- The People vs. Matlock (1987) ... Prosecutor
 1987 Easy Street (TV Series)
Tim Weathergate
- Will Power (1987) ... Tim Weathergate
 1986 Fresno (TV Mini-Series)
Prosecutor
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Prosecutor
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Prosecutor
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Prosecutor
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Prosecutor
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Michael Fleming
- Gourmet Steele (1985) ... Michael Fleming
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Other Works:

He directed Enid Bagnold's play, "The Chalk Garden," in an American Conservatory Theatre production in San Francisco, California. See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's difficult for younger actors in L.A. since TV has gone in a different direction with reality shows. You can become a TV personality without any skills or technique, just based on your looks and a willingness to be publicly humiliated.

Trivia:

He was awarded the 2006 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Featured Actor in a Play for "Water & Power" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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