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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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 2014 My Eleventh
 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
 2012 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Santa
- The Santa Simulation (2012) ... Santa
 2012 Castle (TV Series)
Dave Dunne
- Secret Santa (2012) ... Dave Dunne
 2012 Lincoln
John Usher
 2011 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Father Shaunassey
- That Darn Priest (2011) ... Father Shaunassey
 2011 The Eagle
Claudius Marcellus
 2010 True Blood (TV Series)
Dr. Robideaux
- Fresh Blood (2010) ... Dr. Robideaux
 2010 Better Off Ted (TV Series)
Arthur Wells
- Swag the Dog (2010) ... Arthur Wells
 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
 2007 Medium (TV Series)
Judge Arthur Brock
- Head Games (2007) ... Judge Arthur Brock
 2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Judge Harvey Fletcher
- Angel of Death (2007) ... Judge Harvey Fletcher
 2006 Dexter (TV Series)
Dr. Pittman
 2005-2006 Huff (TV Series)
Jim Sullivan
 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
 2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
Evander Geddes
- Creed, OK (2005) ... Evander Geddes
 2004 House M.D. (TV Series)
Marvin - Santa Claus
- Damned If You Do (2004) ... Marvin - Santa Claus
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Judge
- Trick or Treat (2003) ... Judge
 2003 The Fighting Temptations
Mr. Fairchild
 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
 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 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 The Nanny (TV Series)
Dean Sterrett
- The Yummy Mummy (1999) ... Dean Sterrett
 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
 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 Rough Riders (TV Movie)
Wadsworth, Sr.
 1997 Bean
Tucker, Passenger
 1997 EZ Streets (TV Series)
Retired Police Commissioner
- A Ceremony of Innocence (1997) ... Retired Police Commissioner
 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 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
 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)
 1993 Undercover Blues
Police Captain
 1993 Rio Shannon (TV Movie)
 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
 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 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 Blind Faith (TV Movie)
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
 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 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Mitgang
- The Silence at Bethany (1989) ... Sam Mitgang
 1989 Naked Lie (TV Movie)
Adam Berger
 1988-1989 Dear John (TV Series)
David
- Stand by Your Man (1989) ... David
- 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 Sunset
William Singer
 1988 Aaron's Way (TV Series)
Wyler
 1988 Newhart (TV Series)
Jim
- Newsstruck (1988) ... Jim
 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 #1.2 (1986) ... Prosecutor
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Michael Fleming
- Gourmet Steele (1985) ... Michael Fleming
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Played the role of "The Fixer" in Culture Clash's "Water & Power" at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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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.

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Founding member of John Houseman's Acting Company. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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