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Geoff Pierson


Pierson was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from high school, he moved to New York to attend Fordham University. He earned a Bachelor's Degree and went on to the Yale School of Drama where, in 1980, he earned his masters. He began his career in summer stock outside of Chicago. In 1983, he landed the role of "Frank Ryan" on ABC's ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dexter
Dexter Deputy Chief Tom Matthews / Capt. Tom Matthews / Tom Matthews
(2006-2013)
Changeling
Changeling S.S. Hahn
(2008)
24
24 President John Keeler / Senator John Keeler
(2003-2005)
Unhappily Ever After
Unhappily Ever After Jack Malloy
(1995-1999)

Filmography

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 2018 Splitting Up Together (TV Series)
Henry
- Heat Wave (2018) ... Henry
- Star of Milo (2018) ... Henry
- Pilot (2018) ... Henry
 2017-2018 Designated Survivor (TV Series)
Cornelius Moss
- Run (2018) ... Cornelius Moss
- Target (2018) ... Cornelius Moss
- Capacity (2018) ... Cornelius Moss
- Summit (2018) ... Cornelius Moss
- The Final Frontier (2018) ... Cornelius Moss
 2018 Homeland (TV Series)
Senator Richard Eames
- Paean to the People (2018) ... Senator Richard Eames
 2016 Rules Don't Apply
Merrill Lynch Executive
 2016 Killing Reagan (TV Movie)
James Baker
 2016 D.B. Cooper: Case Closed? (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Part Two (2016) ... Narrator
- Part One (2016) ... Narrator
 2016 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (TV Series)
Steve
- How to Survive Dating (2016) ... Steve
 2016 Person of Interest (TV Series)
FBI SAIC Roberts
- The Day the World Went Away (2016) ... FBI SAIC Roberts
 2014-2016 Murder Book (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Race to Justice (2016) ... Narrator
- Hiding in the Shadows (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
 2016 Batman: Bad Blood (Video)
Colonel Jacob Kane (voice)
 2011-2015 Castle (TV Series)
Mr. Smith / Mystery Man / Michael Smith / ...
- PhDead (2015) ... Michael Smith
- Veritas (2014) ... Mr. Smith (uncredited)
- After the Storm (2012) ... Mr. Michael Smith
- Always (2012) ... Mr. Smith
- Dial M for Mayor (2012) ... Mystery Man
 2015 The Brink (TV Series)
Pierce Grey
- There Will Be Consequences (2015) ... Pierce Grey
- Just a Little Crazy Talk (2015) ... Pierce Grey
- Who's Grover Cleveland? (2015) ... Pierce Grey
- Sticky Wicket (2015) ... Pierce Grey
- Tweet Tweet Tweet (2015) ... Pierce Grey
 2015 The Astronaut Wives Club (TV Series)
Jim Matthis
- Landing (2015) ... Jim Matthis
 2015 The Exes (TV Series)
Mr. Banachek
- Knotting Phil (2015) ... Mr. Banachek
 2014 About a Boy (TV Series)
Robert Freeman
- About a Christmas Card (2014) ... Robert Freeman
 2014 Sock Monkee Therapy (TV Series)
Harold
- Harold & Vivian (2014) ... Harold
 2014 You're Not You
Kate's Father
 2014 Revenge of the Green Dragons
FBI Director Sam Higgins
 2014 Kirstie (TV Series)
Hugh
- The Dinner Party (2014) ... Hugh
 2014 Enlisted (TV Series)
Sgt. Major Diggins
- Homecoming (2014) ... Sgt. Major Diggins
 2014 Suburgatory (TV Series)
Emmett Altman
- Open Door Policy (2014) ... Emmett Altman
 2006-2013 Dexter (TV Series)
Deputy Chief Tom Matthews / Capt. Tom Matthews / Tom Matthews
- Remember the Monsters? (2013) ... Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
- Monkey in a Box (2013) ... Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
- Goodbye Miami (2013) ... Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
- Make Your Own Kind of Music (2013) ... Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
- Are We There Yet? (2013) ... Deputy Chief Tom Matthews
 2013 Satisfaction (TV Series)
Terry Bronson
- Daddy Issues (2013) ... Terry Bronson
 2013 Revenge (TV Series)
Robert Barnes
- Power (2013) ... Robert Barnes
 2012 Brothers-In-Law (TV Movie)
Tom
 2012 Man Up (TV Series)
Mr. Donahue
- Be Who You're Not (2012) ... Mr. Donahue
 2010-2012 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Senator Walter Edge
- You'd Be Surprised (2012) ... Senator Walter Edge
- The Age of Reason (2011) ... Senator Walter Edge
- Hold Me in Paradise (2010) ... Senator Walter Edge
- Anastasia (2010) ... Senator Walter Edge
 2012 The Firm (TV Series)
Judge Ken Walsh
- Chapter Twenty-Two (2012) ... Judge Ken Walsh
- Chapter Twenty-One (2012) ... Judge Ken Walsh
- Chapter Twenty (2012) ... Judge Ken Walsh
- Chapter Nineteen (2012) ... Judge Ken Walsh
 2012 Young Justice (TV Series)
Jay Garrick / Golden Age Flash
- Bloodlines (2012) ... Jay Garrick / Golden Age Flash (voice)
 2010-2012 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Seth Mann
- The Medal of Mary (2012) ... Seth Mann
- Son of Mann (2010) ... Seth Mann
 2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2011/I Jack and Jill
Carter Simmons
 2011 J. Edgar
Mitchell Palmer
 2008-2011 Rules of Engagement (TV Series)
Franklin Dunbar
- Bros Before Nodes (2011) ... Franklin Dunbar
- Russell's Father's Son (2008) ... Franklin Dunbar
 2011 Rage (Video Game) (voice)
 2011 God Bless America
Frank's Boss (as Geoff Peirson)
 2011 Something Borrowed
Dexter Thaler Sr.
 2011 Atlas Shrugged: Part I
Michael 'Midas' Mulligan
 2010 Glory Daze (TV Series)
Col. Smythe
- Papa Don't Pre-Game (2010) ... Col. Smythe
 2010 Fringe (TV Series)
Arnold McFadden
- What Lies Below (2010) ... Arnold McFadden
 2009 Better Off Ted (TV Series)
Elijah Palmer
- Father, Can You Hair Me? (2009) ... Elijah Palmer
 2009 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Noah Plaskett
- Red John's Footsteps (2009) ... Noah Plaskett
 2008-2009 Life (TV Series)
Charlie Crews Sr.
- Mirror Ball (2009) ... Charlie Crews Sr.
- Trapdoor (2008) ... Charlie Crews Sr.
 2009/I World's Greatest Dad
Principal Anderson
 2008 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series)
Warden
- Mac & Charlie Die: Part 1 (2008) ... Warden
 2008 Get Smart
Vice President
 2005-2008 Rodney (TV Series)
Dale Hamilton
- Hot Tub Blues (2008) ... Dale Hamilton
- A Tisket, a Casket (2006) ... Dale Hamilton
- Hell Week (2005) ... Dale Hamilton
 2008 Changeling
S.S. Hahn
 2008 Medium (TV Series)
Sam Winters
- Drowned World (2008) ... Sam Winters
 2008 A Line in the Sand
The Mayor
 2008 Sweet Nothing in My Ear (TV Movie)
Max (voice)
 2007 Already Dead
Pierce
 2007 Dragon Wars: D-War
Secretary of Defense (as Geoffrey Pierson)
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
CEO Aaron Helm
- Pandora's Box (2007) ... CEO Aaron Helm
 2007 The Valley of Light (TV Movie)
Whitlow Mayfield
 2006 NCIS (TV Series)
Roy Carver
- Faking It (2006) ... Roy Carver
 2006 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Max Ryan
- Unfinished Business (2006) ... Max Ryan
 2006/I Sleeping Dogs Lie
Dad
 2005 Deal (TV Movie)
Harvey
 2005 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Stewart Manning
- Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner (2005) ... Stewart Manning
- Green-Eyed Monster (2005) ... Stewart Manning
 2005 The Poseidon Adventure (TV Movie)
Admiral Jennings
 2005 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Sam
- Live Alone and Like It (2005) ... Sam
 2003-2005 24 (TV Series)
President John Keeler / Senator John Keeler
- Day 4: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2005) ... President John Keeler
- Day 4: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2005) ... President John Keeler
- Day 4: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (2005) ... President John Keeler
- Day 4: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2005) ... President John Keeler
- Day 4: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (2005) ... President John Keeler
 2005 Eyes (TV Series)
David Wycker
- Pilot (2005) ... David Wycker
 2005 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Phil Beckett
- La Bomba (2005) ... Phil Beckett
 2004 Monk (TV Series)
Harry Bolston
- Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife (2004) ... Harry Bolston
 2004 Spartan
Pearce
 2003 Windy City Heat (TV Movie)
President of Show Business
 2002-2003 The West Wing (TV Series)
Senate Minority Leader Tripplehorn
- Jefferson Lives (2003) ... Senate Minority Leader Tripplehorn
- 7A WF 83429 (2003) ... Senate Minority Leader Tripplehorn
- Swiss Diplomacy (2002) ... Senate Minority Leader Tripplehorn
 2003 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Ted
- Two Days of the Condo (2003) ... Ted
 2003 The O'Keefes (TV Series)
Coach Finkel
- Football (2003) ... Coach Finkel
 2003 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Richard Dardenne
- Song for My Father (2003) ... Richard Dardenne
 2003 The District (TV Series)
Matthew Kendon
- Untouchable (2003) ... Matthew Kendon
 2002 That '80s Show (TV Series)
R.T. Howard
- Sophia's Depressed (2002) ... R.T. Howard
- Beach Party (2002) ... R.T. Howard
- Road Trip (2002) ... R.T. Howard
- Punk Club (2002) ... R.T. Howard
- Double Date (2002) ... R.T. Howard
 2001 Straight White Male (TV Movie)
Dad
 2001 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
President Wayne Banning
- Humble Pie (2001) ... President Wayne Banning
- Sabrina's Date with Destiny (2001) ... President Wayne Banning
 2001 Venomous (Video)
Gen. Arthur Manchek
 2001 Behind Enemy Lines
Admiral Donnelly
 2001 Friends (TV Series)
Mr. Franklin
- The One with Rachel's Date (2001) ... Mr. Franklin
 2000-2001 Popular (TV Series)
James Ford
- Don't Tug on Superman's Cape... (2001) ... James Ford
- Ex, Lies and Videotape (2000) ... James Ford
 2001 The Division (TV Series)
Jerry Ragonese
- Absolution (2001) ... Jerry Ragonese
 2000-2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Deputy Chief Max Pettit
- Slam Dunk (2001) ... Deputy Chief Max Pettit
- Blow Out (2000) ... Deputy Chief Max Pettit
- Jump Start (2000) ... Deputy Chief Max Pettit
 2001 Becker (TV Series)
Mr. Tipton
- 2001 1/2: A Graduation Odyssey (2001) ... Mr. Tipton
 1999 Cosby (TV Series)
Mr. Dixon
- Book 'Em, Griff O (1999) ... Mr. Dixon
 1995-1999 Unhappily Ever After (TV Series)
Jack Malloy
- Le Morte D'Floppy (1999) ... Jack Malloy
- Tiffany Tutors the Teachers (1999) ... Jack Malloy
- Date to Win (1999) ... Jack Malloy
- The Artist and the Con Artist (1999) ... Jack Malloy
- The Perfect Guy (1999) ... Jack Malloy
 1998 The Right Way
Michael Peretti
 1994-1998 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
Jimmy Kelly
- Grace Under-funded (1998) ... Jimmy Kelly
- Finders Keepers (1997) ... Jimmy Kelly
- A River Runs Through Him (1997) ... Jimmy Kelly
- Mother Christmas (1997) ... Jimmy Kelly
- Grace's New Job (1997) ... Jimmy Kelly
 1997 Leave It to Beaver
Football Coach Gordon
 1995 Two Bits
Dr. Wilson
 1994 Party of Five (TV Series)
Elliott Bishop
- Games People Play (1994) ... Elliott Bishop
- Fathers and Sons (1994) ... Elliott Bishop
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Matthew Long
- Sins of the Father (1994) ... Matthew Long (as Geoffrey Pierson)
 1991-1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
OCCB Investigator / Lawyer
- Old Friends (1994) ... OCCB Investigator
- Out of Control (1991) ... Lawyer
 1993 The Adventures of Pete & Pete (TV Series)
Mr. Perfect
- The King of the Road (1993) ... Mr. Perfect (as Geoffrey Pierson)
 1991 Against the Law (TV Series)
Duke
- Damages (1991) ... Duke (as Geoffrey Pierson)
 1990 Alien Nation (TV Series)
Dr. Bogg
- Green Eyes (1990) ... Dr. Bogg (as Geoffrey Pierson)
 1990 Murder in Black and White (TV Movie)
Father with Boat (as Geoffrey Pierson)
 1985-1989 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Councilman Sloane / Chandler
- A Tree Grows on West 56th Street (1989) ... Councilman Sloane (as Geoffrey Pierson)
- The Maltese Chotchke (1985) ... Chandler
 1988 Mutts (TV Movie)
Stuart Gillman (as Geoffrey Pierson)
 1988 Necessary Parties (TV Movie)
Stephen Mills (as Geoffrey Pierson)
 1988 Married with Children (TV Series)
Roland Squab
- Just Married... with Children (1988) ... Roland Squab
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Lawyer
- Bump and Run (1985) ... Lawyer (as Geoffrey Pierson)
 1983-1985 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Frank Ryan
- Episode #1.2636 (1985) ... Frank Ryan
- Episode #1.2635 (1985) ... Frank Ryan
- Episode #1.2634 (1985) ... Frank Ryan
- Episode #1.2633 (1985) ... Frank Ryan (as Geoffrey Pierson)
- Episode #1.2632 (1985) ... Frank Ryan
 1983 Another World (TV Series)
Ed Benedict
- Episode #1.4720 (1983) ... Ed Benedict
 1981 Texas (TV Series)
Detective Donovan
- Episode #1.253 (1981) ... Detective Donovan
- Episode #1.252 (1981) ... Detective Donovan
- Episode #1.226 (1981) ... Detective Donovan
- Episode #1.221 (1981) ... Detective Donovan
- Episode #1.219 (1981) ... Detective Donovan
 1980 The Mating Season (TV Movie) (as Geoffrey Pierson)
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Barney Gillespie (1989) (as Geoffrey Pierson)
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Dr. Sullivan (1985-86) (as Geoffrey Pierson)
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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (4 credits)

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Other Works:

Played a detective in a series of commercials for Miracle Whip [1995] See more »

Alternate Names:

Geoff Peirson | Geoffrey Pierson

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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In 2003, he appeared as a United States Senator in guest-starring roles on two different shows - as a Democrat on The West Wing (1999) and a Republican on 24 (2001). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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