Actor Garret Dillahunt

Garret Lee Dillahunt (born November 24, 1964) is an American actor. He is best known for his work in television for the roles of Simon Escher on Burn Notice, Burt Chance on the Fox sitcom Raising Hope, for which he was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2012, Ty Walker in the sixth season of Justified, Jack McCall and Francis Wolcott in Deadwood, Matthew Ross in The 4400, a terminator named Cromartie in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009), Steve Curtis in ER, Dr. Jody Kimball-Kinney on The Mindy Project, and John Dorie in Fear the Walking Dead (2018–2021).

In film, Dillahunt has played many major supporting roles in the films No Country for Old Men, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Winter’s Bone, Looper, and 12 Years a Slave. He also starred in the Amazon Studios drama Hand of God.

Early life and education

Dillahunt was born in Castro Valley, California, and grew up in Yakima, Washington. He was born into a family of three boys, with two brothers: Brett and Eric; Eric died in 1981 in Yakima after the car he was travelling in as a passenger, whose driver was drunk and speeding at the time, veered off the road.

Dillahunt graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in journalism and from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program with an M.F.A. in acting.


After spending years on and off Broadway, 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 among others, before playing two distinctly different characters on the HBO series Deadwood: Jack McCall in 2004 and Francis Wolcott in 2005 (Dillahunt returned in an uncredited role as a townsman in the 2019 Deadwood movie). 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, John Henry and George Laszlo 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, TalhotBlonde, and the indie horror film, Burning Bright.

From 2010 to 2014, Dillahunt co-starred as Burt Chance on the Fox comedy Raising Hope. He began a recurring role on The Mindy Project in 2015 and on The Guest Book in 2017.

Dillahunt starred in the 2018 action film Braven directed by Lin Oeding. Dillahunt played Kassen, the leader of a group of mercenaries and drug runners who retrieve the drug stash and plan to kill Joe Braven and his family. He joined the regular cast of the fourth season of Fear the Walking Dead as John Dorie.

Personal life

In 2007, Dillahunt married actress Michelle Hurd.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Last Call Curtis
2001 The Believer Billings
2007 No Country for Old Men Wendell
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Ed Miller
2008 Pretty Bird Carson Thrash
2008 John’s Hand John Short film
2009 Water Pills Hal Short film
2009 The Last House on the Left Krug Stillo
2009 The Road Gang Member
2009 One Night Only Richard Short film
2010 Winter’s Bone Sheriff Baskin
2010 Amigo Lt. Compton
2010 Burning Bright Johnny Gaveneau
2010 Oliver Sherman Sherman Oliver
2012 Any Day Now Paul Fliger
2012 Revenge for Jolly! Gary
2012 Killing Them Softly Eddie Mattie
2012 Looper Jesse
2013 Houston Robert Wagner
2013 12 Years a Slave Armsby
2014 The Scribbler Hogan
2014 Just Before I Go Lucky Morgan
2015 Against the Sun Harold Dixon
2015 Thrilling Adventure Hour Live Techs
2015 Beast Rick Grey
2016 Come and Find Me John Hall
2017 Wheelman Clayton
2018 Braven Kassen
2018 Benched Michael
2018 Widows Bash O’Reilly
2020 Sergio William von Zehle
2021 Army of the Dead Martin
2022 Ambulance In post-production
Where the Crawdads Sing Pa In post-production
TBA The Long Home Bellwether In post-production
TBA Blonde In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1993–1994 One Life to Live Charlemagne Moody 7 episodes
1996 NYPD Blue Bryce Coopersmith Episode: “Where’d the Van Gogh?”
1998 The X-Files Edward Skur Episode: “Travelers”
1998 Maximum Bob Deputy Dawson Hayes 3 episodes
1998 Remembering Sex Chris Goodman Television film
1998 Seven Days Kevin Poe Episode: “The Gettysburg Virus”
1998 Millennium Rick Van Horn Episode: “Closure”
2001 Leap Years Gregory Paget 20 episodes
2002 Law & Order Julian Preuss Episode: “Open Season”
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Luke Episode: “Precious Metal”
2003–2004 A Minute with Stan Hooper Lou Peterson 13 episodes
2004 Mr. Ed Jim Hendry Television film
2004–2005 Deadwood Jack McCall Recurring role (season 1), 6 episodes
Francis Wolcott Main role (season 2), 10 episodes
2005 The Inside Karl Robie Jr. Episode: “Little Girl Lost”
2005 CSI: NY Steve Collins Episode: “What You See Is What You See”
2005–2006 The 4400 Matthew Ross 11 episodes
2005–2006 ER Steve Curtis 5 episodes
2006 The Book of Daniel Jesus 8 episodes
2006 Law & Order Eric Lund Episode: “Kingmaker”
2006 Numbers Jack Tollner Episode: “Provenance”
2007 John from Cincinnati Dr. Michael Smith 8 episodes
2007 Damages Marshall Phillips 4 episodes
2007 The Line-Up Theo Harrison Television film
2007–2009 Life Roman Nevikov 3 episodes
2008–2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Cromartie / John Henry / George Laszlo 18 episodes
2009 Criminal Minds Mason Turner Episode: “To Hell… And Back”
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tom O’Neill Episode: “Family Affair”
2009 Lie to Me Eric Matheson Episode: “Honey”
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kevin O’Donnell Episode: “Hardwired”
2009 White Collar Patrick Aimes Episode: “Flip of the Coin”
2010 Gary Unmarried Goose Episode: “Gary Unmarried?”
2010–2013 Burn Notice Simon Escher 3 episodes
2010 The Glades Eddie Strickland Episode: “A Perfect Storm”
2010–2014 Raising Hope Burt Chance 88 episodes
2011 Memphis Beat Tim Wayne Episode: “Body of Evidence”
2011 Alphas Jonas Englin Episode: “A Short Time in Paradise”
2012 TallhotBlond Thomas Montgomery Television film
2013 Newsreaders Mikhail Rousseau Episode: “CCSI: Boston”
2013–2014 Paloma Matthew 4 episodes
2014 Elementary Bart MacIntosh Episode: “No Lack of Void”
2014–2017 Hand of God Keith “KD” Dennison 20 episodes
2015 Justified Ty Walker 8 episodes
2015 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Detective Dave Majors Episode: “Det. Dave Majors”
2015–2017 The Mindy Project Dr. Jody Kimball-Kinney 38 episodes
2017 Blindspot Travis Episode: “Senile Lines”
2017 Arkansas Traveler Wayland McGlawhorn 6 episodes
2017–2018 The Guest Book Dr. Andrew Brown 11 episodes
2017–2018 The Gifted Dr. Roderick Campbell 9 episodes
2018–2021 Fear the Walking Dead John Dorie 29 episodes
2019 Deadwood: The Movie Drunk #2 Television film; uncredited

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Actor Garret Dillahunt – Wikipedia

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