Actor Joseph Culp

Joseph Culp (born January 9, 1963) is an American actor and director. He is the son of actor Robert Culp and his second wife Nancy Ashe. He received his acting training at HB Studio in New York City.

Early life

Joseph Culp was born on January 9, 1963 and is the son of Robert Culp and his second wife Nancy Ashe.


Joseph Culp appeared in a recurring role as Archie Whitman, the depression-era father of Jon Hamm’s character Don Draper in the AMC series Mad Men. He was the first actor ever to play Doctor Doom in the first film version of Marvel Comics’ The Fantastic Four. He also narrated the film September 11-The New Pearl Harbor by Massimo Mazzucco.

Culp also featured in the neo-noir detective video game L.A. Noire as Walter Robbins in the homicide case “The Studio Secretary Murder”.

Personal life

He co-founded the Walking-In-Your-Shoes technique with Joseph Cogswell, a body-mind approach. In 1992, he and Cogswell founded the Walking Theatre Group based in Los Angeles.

He is the uncle of American rapper Bones.



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Dream Lover Danny
1988 Iguana Dominique
1991 The Arrival Max Page (young)
1994 El jardín del Edén Frank
1994 The Secret Life of Houses David
1994 The Fantastic Four Victor von Doom Unreleased
1995 Apollo 13 TELMU Gold
1996 Driven Chiropractic Assistant
1997 Firestorm Richter
2000 Innocents Mike
2001 Hunger Charlie Pontus
2003 Another Fish Marcus Short
2003 Baadasssss! Attorney
2007 Cyxork 7 Max Schlau
2008 Iskyss James Arlington
2008 The Seekers Nick
2008 The Reflecting Pool Paul Cooper
2013 Voice of Life None Short
2016 Welcome to the Men’s Group Michael
2016 Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel Spade
2017 Abduction of Angie Luke
2018 The Empty House Charles Short
2019 Surge of Dawn Spade


Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Greatest American Hero Roberto Delvera Episode: “Vanity, Says the Preacher”
1984 A Doctor’s Story Dr. Rick Stockwood TV film
1989 Highway to Heaven Paul Episode: “The Inner Limits”
1990 Blue Bayou Thomas Fortenot TV film
1990 Project: Tinman Reitman TV film
1993 Full Eclipse Det. Tom Davies TV film
1996 Assault on Dome 4 Chase Moran TV film
1997 ER Roger Alner Episode: “You Bet Your Life”
1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Raimus Episode: “Honor Among Thieves”
2006 Wild Hearts Cody McMichael TV film
2007–2009 Mad Men Archie Whitman Guest role (seasons 1–3)
2009 Radio Needles Bill Dawson TV film
2010 House Russ Smith “Remorse”
2012 Blackout Langdon Episode: “Part 1”
2013 New Girl Mick Jagger (voice) Episode: “Virgins”
2020 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Franklin D. Roosevelt Episode: “The New Deal”

Video games

Year Title Role
2011 L.A. Noire Walter Robbins
2016 The Technomancer Anton Rogue

External Links

Actor Joseph Culp – Wikipedia

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