John Aylward

Longtime character actor and Seattle, Washington, native John Aylward attended the Professional Actor's Training Program at the University of Washington and, having graduated from the school in 1970, founded the Empty ... Read more »
Born: 11/07/1946

Filmography

Actor (58)

A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 (Movie)

Pastor Wilson (Actor)

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

Judge Carter (Actor)

Major Crimes 2013 (Tv Show)

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American Horror Story 2012 (Tv Show)

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Harry's Law 2011 (Tv Show)

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Water for Elephants 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Erwin (Actor)

Mad Men 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Crazies 2010 (Movie)

Mayor Hobbs (Actor)

The Whole Truth 2010 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 (Tv Show)

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Family Law 1996 - 2002, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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My Boys 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 1996 - 2002, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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ER 1996 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Forfeit 2007 (Movie)

Tom Mellor (Actor)

Alias 2006 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Celestine Prophecy 2006 (Movie)

Prof Dobson (Actor)

The Gray Man 2006 (Movie)

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The West Wing 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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North Country 2005 (Movie)

Judge Halstead (Actor)

Nip/Tuck 2004 (Tv Show)

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The D.A. 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Down With Love 2003 (Movie)

EG (Actor)

Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

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L.A. County 187 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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3rd Rock From the Sun 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Ally McBeal 2002 (Tv Show)

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Bad Company 2002 (Movie)

Ferren (Actor)

Citizen Baines 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Dharma & Greg 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Grace Under Fire 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 2002 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Just Visiting 2001 (Movie)

Byron (Actor)

The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Secret Agent Man 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Others 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Instinct 1999 (Movie)

Warden Keefer (Actor)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

Dr Banks (Actor)

Eden 1998 (Movie)

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Peter Benchley's Creature 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Buddy 1997 (Movie)

Mr Bowman (Actor)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III 1993 (Movie)

Niles (Actor)

No Apologies 1989 (Movie)

Man in Bar (Actor)

Three Fugitives 1989 (Movie)

2nd Cop (Actor)

Seven Hours to Judgment 1988 (Movie)

Taxi Driver (Actor)

Child in the Night (TV Show)

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Dangerous Affection (TV Show)

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Finding Graceland (TV Show)

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From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

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Ink (TV Show)

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Path To War (TV Show)

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Swing Vote (TV Show)

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The Escape (TV Show)

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Third Degree Burn (TV Show)

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With a Vengeance (TV Show)

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Biography

Longtime character actor and Seattle, Washington, native John Aylward attended the Professional Actor's Training Program at the University of Washington and, having graduated from the school in 1970, founded the Empty Space Theatre, in his hometown, in 1973. He made his onscreen debut in the 1976 made-for-TV movie "The Secret Life of John Chapman" but didn't earn his breakthrough role until 1996, when he began playing hospital administrator Dr. Anspaugh on the long-running medical drama "ER". Aylward held the role for the next 12 years, until the show's cancellation in 2008, and it remains one of his most recognizable performances. This led Aylward to more mainstream roles and in 1998 he was cast in Michael Bay's blockbuster thriller "Armageddon", which then led to a more starring role on the series "The Others" two years later. He spent much of the early 2000s making rounds as a guest character actor on television series such as "Family Law", "The Practice", and "Nip/Tuck", while still performing on "ER". His successful run of prolific television appearances continued in the mid-2000s, as he earned a supporting role on the critically acclaimed series "The West Wing", playing DNC chairman Barry Goodwin. After his run on "ER" ended in 2008, Aylward began the 2010s with a supporting role in the horror film "The Crazies" and followed that performance up with a guest spot on the instant-classic series "Mad Men".

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