Actor Graham Beckel

Graham Stuart Beckel (born December 22, 1949) is an American character actor. He is known for his guest appearances on television but has had roles in several major films as well. He is known for his roles as Franklin Ford in the drama film The Paper Chase, and Dick Stensland in Curtis Hanson’s L.A. Confidential. He also played Jack Fisk on Battlestar Galactica and Hal Sanders on Heroes. Beckel also appeared in The Astronaut Farmer as Frank, a customer at the diner.

Beckel portrayed oil tycoon Ellis Wyatt in Atlas Shrugged (2011). He has a recurring role on the AMC TV show Halt & Catch Fire as Nathan Cardiff, owner of the show’s fictional company “Cardiff Electric”.

He is the younger brother of political strategist and TV commentator Bob Beckel.


Year Title Role
1973 The Paper Chase Ford
1973 Happy as the Grass Was Green a.k.a. Hazel’s People Eric Mills
1976 The Money Roland
1984 C.H.U.D Val
1989 True Believer Sklaroff
1989 Lost Angels Richard Doolan
1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Les Bossetti
1991 Liebestraum Sheriff
1992 Jennifer 8 John Taylor
1995 Leaving Las Vegas L.A. Bartender
1997 L.A. Confidential Detective Dick Stensland
1998 Black Dog Frank Cutler
1998 Bulworth Man with Dark Glasses
1998 Fallen John Reynolds
1999 Blue Streak Lieutenant Rizzo
1999 No Vacancy Actor
1999 True Crime Arnold McCardle
2001 Pearl Harbor Chester W. Nimitz
2001 Hardball Duffy
2002 Dark Blue Detective Peltz
2003 Two Days Mr. Miller
2003 Northfork Marvin
2005 Man of God Actor
2005 Brokeback Mountain L.D. Newsome
2005-06 Battlestar Galactica Jack Fisk
2006 Bachelor Party Vegas Officer Stone
2007 The Astronaut Farmer Frank
2010 Peacock Conor Black
2010 The Grind Michael Murphy Sr.
2011 Atlas Shrugged: Part I Ellis Wyatt
2012 Disappearing Bakersfield Mr. Smooth
2013 Escape Plan Brims
2013 Wish You Well Thurston Goode
2014 Miss Meadows Tony Weaver
2014 The Loft Hiram Fry
2014 Dragon Nest: Warriors’ Dawn Varnak (voice)
2014 Halt and Catch Fire Nathan Cardiff
2016 Nocturnal Animals Lieutenant Graves
2016 Rules Don’t Apply Wilbur
2017 Just Getting Started Burt

External Links

Actor Graham Beckel – Wikipedia

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