John Diehl

Actor
A consummate character actor for over three decades, John Diehl essayed edgy, often unpredictable men whose status and profession often belied a penchant for dangerous behavior in such films as "Stargate" (1994) ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (99)

A Long Way Off 2014 (Movie)

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Apartment 1303 3D 2012 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Natural Selection 2012 (Movie)

Abe (Actor)

Scandal 2012 (Tv Show)

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Rizzoli & Isles 2011 (Tv Show)

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Road to Nowhere 2011 (Movie)

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Follow the Prophet 2010 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Mental 2009 (Tv Show)

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Drifter : Henry Lee Lucas 2008 (Movie)

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The Lucky Ones 2008 (Movie)

Tom Klinger (Actor)

Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

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Far Side of Jericho 2007 (Movie)

Cash Thornton (Actor)

Down in the Valley 2006 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

The House is Burning 2006 (Movie)

Mr. Garson (Actor)

Land of Plenty 2005 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Just Another Story 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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I Pass For Human 2003 (Movie)

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L.A. Dragnet 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Shield 2003 (Tv Show)

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Bookies 2002 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

JAG 1989 - 1990, 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1989 - 1990, 1994 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Guardian 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The West Wing 2000, 2002 (Tv Show)

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Tully 2002 (Movie)

Mal "Mac" MacAvoy (Actor)

Dead Last 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Jurassic Park III 2001 (Movie)

Cooper (Actor)

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Senior Doctor (Actor)

Fail Safe 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Get Real 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Lost Souls 2000 (Movie)

Henry Birdson (Actor)

The Zeros 2000 (Movie)

Burl (Actor)

Anywhere But Here 1999 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Falling Like This 1999 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Big City Blues 1998 (Movie)

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Davis Is Dead 1998 (Movie)

The Killer (Actor)

Monument Ave. 1998 (Movie)

Digger Bruce (Actor)

The Hi-Lo Country 1998 (Movie)

Les Birk (Actor)

The Rat Pack 1998 (Movie)

Joe DiMaggio (Actor)

Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day 1997 (Movie)

Pinchot (Actor)

Female Perversions 1997 (Movie)

Jake Rock (Actor)

Fire Down Below 1997 (Movie)

Frank Elkins (Actor)

In the Heat of the Night 1989 - 1990, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Managua 1997 (Movie)

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Most Wanted 1997 (Movie)

Police Captain (Actor)

Profiler 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

Lowell (Actor)

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

Tim Nunley (Actor)

Casualties 1996 (Movie)

Polito (Actor)

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

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Foxfire 1996 (Movie)

Mr Buttinger (Actor)

The Grave 1996 (Movie)

J G Cole (Actor)

The John Larroquette Show 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Wes Craven Presents Mind Ripper 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Amanda & The Alien 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Gordon Liddy (Actor)

Three Wishes 1995 (Movie)

Leland's Father (Actor)

Stargate 1994 (Movie)

Lieutenant Kawalsky (Actor)

The Client 1994 (Movie)

Jack Nance (Actor)

The Destiny of Marty Fine 1994 (Movie)

Deke (Actor)

The New Age 1994 (Movie)

Lyle (Actor)

Falling Down 1993 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

Gettysburg 1993 (Movie)

Private Bucklin (Actor)

Motorama 1993 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Painted Heart 1993 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Remote 1993 (Movie)

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Mikey 1992 (Movie)

Neil (Actor)

Mo' Money 1992 (Movie)

Keith Heading (Actor)

Kickboxer 2 1991 (Movie)

Morrison (Actor)

Trumpet #7 1991 (Movie)

Bud (Actor)

Whore 1991 (Movie)

Derelict (Actor)

A Climate For Killing 1990 (Movie)

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Madhouse 1990 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Miami Vice 1984 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Dark Side of the Moon 1989 (Movie)

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White of the Eye 1988 (Movie)

Mr Dupree (Actor)

The Hanoi Hilton 1987 (Movie)

Murphy (Actor)

Walker 1987 (Movie)

Stebbins (Actor)

City Limits 1985 (Movie)

Whitey (Actor)

Angel 1984 (Movie)

Killer--Billy Boy (Actor)

D.C. Cab 1983 (Movie)

Head Kidnapper (Actor)

Hysterical 1983 (Movie)

Taxi Driver (Actor)

National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 (Movie)

Assistant Mechanic (Actor)

Joysticks 1982 (Movie)

Arnie (Actor)

Escape From New York 1981 (Movie)

Punk (Actor)

Stripes 1981 (Movie)

Howard K Turkstra-- (Actor)

18 Wheels of Justice (TV Show)

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A Cry For Love (TV Show)

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A Rumor of War (TV Show)

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Almost Dead (TV Show)

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Buffalo Girls (TV Show)

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Glitz (TV Show)

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Hidden Places (TV Show)

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Purgatory (TV Show)

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Ruby Jean and Joe (TV Show)

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The Ambush Murders (TV Show)

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Biography

A consummate character actor for over three decades, John Diehl essayed edgy, often unpredictable men whose status and profession often belied a penchant for dangerous behavior in such films as "Stargate" (1994), "Nixon" (1995), "A Time for Killing" (1995) and "Jurassic Park III" (2001). He began his career playing unmoored young men, from the hapless soldier Cruiser in "Stripes" (1981) to a psychopath targeting prostitutes in "Angel" (1984). A supporting role on "Miami Vice" (NBC, 1984-89) as Detective Larry Zito brought him stardom, but he left the pastel-hued series to hone his craft on stage and in independent films. By the 1990s, he had become a familiar and frequent face in features and on television, often as tough authority figures in the aforementioned films, as well as more nuanced turns in "Gettysburg" (1993) and Wim Wenders' "Land of Plenty" (2004) as an emotionally distraught veteran. Television was his most prolific showcase, but Diehl's versatility and range made him a welcome and consistently skillful performer in all acting mediums.

Relationships

Julie Christensen

Wife
married in May 1992

Milestones

1984

First worked as a series regular as undercover Detective Larry Zito on "Miami Vice"

1983

First major film role in "Angel"

1981

Feature film debut in Ivan Reitman's "Stripes"

Moved to L.A. from Cincinnati in the late 1970s

Became active in theater, appearing in several Sam Shepard plays

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