Actor Reed Diamond

Reed Edward Diamond (born July 20, 1967) is an American actor. He is known for the roles of Det. Mike Kellerman on Homicide: Life on the Street, Jason Pillar in season 8 of 24, and recurring character Laurence Dominic on Dollhouse. He also appeared in The Shield, Journeyman, Bones, The Mentalist, Franklin & Bash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Underground. He had a recurring role on the first two seasons of Designated Survivor as John Foerstel, Director of the FBI.

Early life and education

Diamond was born in Brooklyn, the son of Allison, an astrologer, and Bob Diamond, a stage manager and director of shows such as The Joe Franklin Show. He was raised in Manhattan and attended the Trinity School.

Diamond attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for two years, then studied acting at the Juilliard School, where he was a member of the Drama Division’s Group 20 (1987–1991).


As a child, Diamond had small parts in the ABC Afterschool Special Sara’s Summer of the Swans (1974) and the film Two Minute Warning (1976). His early roles as an adult included guest starring on Law & Order and Class of ’96, and such films as Memphis Belle (1990), Clear and Present Danger (1994) and Her Hidden Truth (1995).

His first big break came in 1995 when he joined the cast of Homicide: Life on the Street as Det. Mike Kellerman. Diamond was a regular cast member for Seasons 4–6 before Kellerman was written out at the end of Season 6; but he reprised the role for a two-episode story in the final Season 7. In 2000, a feature-length TV movie was produced to wrap up the series, which saw the return of all the major cast, including Diamond. He made a brief appearance as a police detective in the pilot episode of the 2002 pilot of the controversial series The Shield, as Detective Terry Crowley. He was credited as one of the main cast members and featured prominently in promotional pictures of the show, so as to surprise viewers when he was murdered at the end of the first episode. Recent roles include a re-make of High Noon (2000); Three Days; S.W.A.T. (2003, directed by Diamond’s Homicide co-star Clark Johnson); Spider-Man 2 (2004); and Good Night, and Good Luck (2005).

In the 2000s, as well as playing recurring roles in Judging Amy (as Stuart Collins) and Dollhouse (as Lawrence Dominic), Diamond guest-starred on Crossing Jordan, The West Wing, Medium, Numb3rs, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Stargate SG-1, Without a Trace, The Mentalist, 24, and Common Law. He portrayed Inspector Jack Vasser in the Fall 2007 NBC series Journeyman until the cancellation of the show in December 2007.[citation needed]

In the 2010s, Diamond appeared in the TNT series Franklin & Bash, as senior HYDRA agent Dr. Daniel Whitehall in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and had roles in Firebreather, Moneyball, Common Law, and Wayward Pines. He played plantation owner Tom Macon on season one of WGN’s series Underground.

Personal life

Diamond was married to Fredrika Kesten from 1995 to 1997. Since 2004, he has been married to actress Marnie McPhail.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Memphis Belle Sgt. Virgil Hoogesteger
1994 Clear and Present Danger Coast Guard chief
1995 Assassins Bob
2001 Madison Skip Naughton
2001 The Breed Phil
2003 S.W.A.T Officer David Burress
2004 Spider-Man 2 Algernon
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck John Aaron
2005 Berkeley Ralph
2006 The Darkroom The Man
2007 Adrenaline Voice of Harvey
2007 Meet Bill Paul
2011 Moneyball Mark Shapiro
2012 Much Ado About Nothing Don Pedro
2017 Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk Brother Miller
2019 Our Friend Peter
2020 Pearl Marty Siegel


Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Incredible Hulk Young David Banner
1988 ABC Afterschool Special Gary Farrell
1991 Ironclads Leslie Harmon Television film
1991 Loving Garth Watkins
1991 Law & Order Mr. Klein / Christopher Baylor
1992 O Pioneers! Emil Television film
1993 Class of ’96 Stephen Sinclair 3 episodes
1993 Blind Spot Charlie Television film
1994 Under Suspicion Bill Palmer
1995 Away to Danger Jeffrey Baker Television film
1995 Secrets Thomas Rafferty Television film
1995 Her Hidden Truth Clay Devereaux Television film
1995 919 Fifth Avenue Ben Constant Television film
1995 Homicide: Life on the Street Detective Mike Kellerman 69 episodes
1996 Full Circle Harry Winslow Television film
1997 Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series Falcone (voice) Episode: “To Catch a Duck”
1997 Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan Eddie Brannigan Jr. Television film
1999 Judging Amy Stuart Collins 19 episodes
2000 Homicide: The Movie Private Investigator Mike Kellerman Television film
2000 High Noon Harvey Pell Television film
2001 The Huntress Mike Kaputo 3 episodes
2001 Family Law Alan Caldwell
2001 Three Days Andrew Farmer Television film
2002 Path to War Duty officer Television film
2002 Scared Silent Doug Clifson Television film
2002 Presidio Med Will Raymond 2 episodes
2002 The Shield Terry Crowley 3 episodes
2003 The Twilight Zone Boyfriend
2004 Crossing Jordan Gordon Kimball
2004 The West Wing Dr. Mike Gordon 3 episodes
2005 Medium Jared Swanstrom
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ray Lester
2005 Numb3rs Dr. Kenneth Hill
2006 Stargate SG-1 Major Bryce Ferguson
2006 Without a Trace Eric Hayes
2006 Vanished Therapist 3 episodes
2006 Ghost Whisperer Dr. Martin Schaer
2007 October Road Gavin Goddard
2007 Journeyman Jack Vasser 13 episodes
2008 Criminal Minds Craig Bridges
2009 Drop Dead Diva Chad Billmeyer
2009 Monk FBI Agent Stone
2009 Castle Dr. Cameron Talbot
2009 Cold Case
2009 Dollhouse Laurence Dominic 13 episodes
2010 24 Jason Pillar 8 episodes
2010 Firebreather Barnes (voice) Television film
2011 Law & Order: LA Franklin Citron
2011 The Mentalist CBI Agent Ray Haffner 5 episodes
2011 Franklin & Bash Damien Karp 40 episodes
2012 Desperate Housewives Greg Limon 2 episodes
2012 The Glades Councilman Greg Dousett
2012 Common Law Robert Yule
2012 Bones FBI Special Agent Hayes Flynn 4 episodes
2012 Revolution Sergeant Wheatley 6 episodes
2013 White Collar Cole Edwards
2014–2015, 2018 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Werner Reinhardt / Daniel Whitehall 10 episodes
2014–2015 State of Affairs Jules 3 episodes
2015 Wayward Pines Harold Ballinger 8 episodes
2015 Minority Report Henry Blomfeld 5 episodes
2016 Underground Tom Macon 10 episodes
2016–2018 Designated Survivor John Forstell 19 episodes
2017 Feud: Bette and Joan Peter 2 episodes
2018 The Purge Albert Stanton 6 episodes
2019 Hawaii Five-0 Claude Nostromo Episode: “Ke iho mai nei ko luna”
2019 The Terror: Infamy Colonel Stallings 3 episodes
2019 How to Get Away with Murder David Golan Episode: “I’m the Murderer”
2020 13 Reasons Why Hansen Foundry 7 episodes
2021 Leverage: Redemption Fletcher Maxwell 2 episodes
2021 Bosch Vincent Franzen 5 episodes

External Links

Actor Reed Diamond – Wikipedia

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