Garret Dillahunt

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Garret Dillahunt
Garret Dillahunt.jpg
Dillahunt at the Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party, London Hotel, West Hollywood, California, September 8, 2008
BornGarret L. Dillahunt
(1964-11-24) November 24, 1964 (age 50)
Castro Valley, California, USA
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Michelle Hurd
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Garret Dillahunt
Garret Dillahunt.jpg
Dillahunt at the Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party, London Hotel, West Hollywood, California, September 8, 2008
BornGarret L. Dillahunt
(1964-11-24) November 24, 1964 (age 50)
Castro Valley, California, USA
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Michelle Hurd

Garret L. Dillahunt[1] (born November 24, 1964) is an American actor. He is married to actress Michelle Hurd. Most recently, he has played the role of Burt Chance on the Fox sitcom Raising Hope.

Early life[edit]

Dillahunt was born in Castro Valley, California, and grew up in Selah, Washington. One of three siblings, he has a brother, Brett; his other brother, Eric, died in 1981 in Yakima, Washington, as the result of a drunk driving accident.[2] Garret graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in journalism and received his M.F.A. in acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[3]

Acting career[edit]

After spending years on and off Broadway,[4] Dillahunt began pursuing television and film roles. He appeared as a regular in several short lived series on ABC and Showtime, and landed guest spots on TV shows such as The X Files and NYPD Blue[5] among others, before playing two distinctly different characters on the HBO series Deadwood: Jack McCall in 2004 and Francis Wolcott in 2005. He later had a recurring role on USA Network's The 4400.

Dillahunt portrayed Steve Curtis for three seasons on ER (2005–06). Later roles included Dr. Michael Smith on HBO's John From Cincinnati; Cromartie and John Henry on FOX's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Roman Nevikov, a Russian gangster, on NBC's Life; and Mason Turner, a paralyzed serial killer on Criminal Minds. He played Simon Escher in the Burn Notice third season finale airing March 4, 2010 on USA, later reprising the role in the show's fourth and seventh seasons.

Dillahunt appeared in such films as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, No Country For Old Men, The Road, Winter's Bone, The Last House On The Left and the indie horror film, Burning Bright[6]

It was announced on August 20, 2009 that Dillahunt would square off with Rosie Perez on an episode ("Hardwired") of Law & Order: SVU later that year in 2009 about pedophilia. He played the head of a pedophilia organization. "It's called 'Hardwired'", executive producer Neal Baer said, "because they believe that pedophilia is [a genetic predisposition]".[7] Since 2010, Dillahunt has been starring as Burt Chance on the Fox comedy Raising Hope.

Dillahunt was the subject of an article in the September 2009 issue of Esquire magazine.[8]


1999Last CallCurtis
2000By CourierThe ManShort film
2001Believer, TheThe BelieverBillings
2007No Country for Old MenWendellScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2007Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, TheThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordEd Miller
2008Pretty BirdCarson Thrash
2008John's HandJohnShort film
2009Water PillsHalShort film
2009Last House on the Left, TheThe Last House on the LeftKrug
2009Road, TheThe RoadGang Member
2009One Night OnlyRichardShort film
2010Burning BrightJohnny Gaveneau
2010Winter's BoneSheriff BaskinGotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2010AmigoLt. Compton
2010Oliver ShermanSherman Oliver
2012Any Day NowPaul
2012Revenge For Jolly!Gary
2012Killing Them SoftlyEddie Mattie
2012HoustonRobert Wagner
201312 Years a SlaveArmsby
2014The ScribblerHogan
2014Just Before I GoLucky Morgan
2014Ghosts of the PacificHarold Dixon
1993–94One Life to LiveCharlemagne MoodyTV series
1996NYPD BlueBryce CoopersmithEpisode: "Where'd the Van Gogh?"
1998X-Files, TheThe X-FilesEdward SkurEpisode: "Travelers"
1998Maximum BobDeputy Dawson Hayes3 episodes
1998Remembering SexChris GoodmanTV movie
1998Seven DaysKevin PoeEpisode: "The Gettysburg Virus"
1998MillenniumRick Van HornEpisode: "Closure"
2001Leap YearsGregory Paget20 episodes
2002Law & OrderJulian PreussEpisode: "Open Season"
2003CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLukeEpisode: "Precious Metal"
2003–04Minute with Stan Hooper, AA Minute with Stan HooperLou Peterson13 episodes
2004Mr. EdJim HendryTV movie
2004DeadwoodJack McCall6 episodes
2005Inside, TheThe InsideKarl Robie Jr.Episode: "Little Girl Lost"
2005CSI: NYSteve CollinsEpisode: "What You See Is What You See"
2005–064400, TheThe 4400Matthew Ross11 episodes
2005–06ERSteve Curtis5 episodes
2006Book of Daniel, TheThe Book of DanielJesus Christ8 episodes
2006Law & OrderEric LundEpisode: "Kingmaker"
2006Numb3rsJack TollnerEpisode: "Provenance"
2007Line-Up, TheThe Line-UpTheo HarrisonTV movie
2007John from CincinnatiDr. Michael Smith8 episodes
2007DamagesMarshall Phillips4 episodes
2007–09LifeRoman Nevikov3 episodes
2008–09Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesJohn Henry / Cromartie18 episodes
2009Criminal MindsMason TurnerEpisode: "To Hell... And Back"
2009CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTom O'NeillEpisode: "Family Affair"
2009Lie to MeEric MathesonEpisode: "Honey"
2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitKevin O'DonnellEpisode: "Hardwired"
2009White CollarGregory AimesEpisode: "Flip of the Coin"
2010Gary UnmarriedGooseEpisode: "Gary Unmarried?"
2010Glades, TheThe GladesEddie StricklandEpisode: "A Perfect Storm"
2010–13Burn NoticeSimon Escher3 episodes
2010–14Raising HopeBurt ChanceMain role, 88 episodes
2011Memphis BeatTim WayneEpisode: "Body of Evidence"
2011AlphasJonas EnglinEpisode: "A Short Time in Paradise"
2012TalhotblondThomas MontgomeryTV movie
2013NewsreadersMikhail RousseauEpisode: "CCSI: Boston"
2014ElementaryBart MacIntoshEpisode: "No Lack of Void"


  1. ^ California Births, 1905-1995
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Garret Dillahunt profile,; accessed February 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Internet Broadway Database profile for Dillahunt
  5. ^ Garret Dillahunt Biography at Yahoo!
  6. ^ "UK DVD Stores Will Be Burning Bright This September", Dread Central, July 20, 2010
  7. ^ Mickey O'Connor (August 20, 2009). "SVU Exclusive: Rosie Perez, Garret Dillahunt to Anchor Explosive Episode". Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  8. ^ Chris Jones (September 23, 2009). "Garret Dillahunt: The Man Who Disappears". Retrieved 2009-09-30. 

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