Dylan McDermott

Highest Rated: 100% Hamburger Hill (1987)
Lowest Rated: 0% Behaving Badly (2014)
Birthday: Oct 26, 1961
Birthplace: Waterbury, CT, USA
Proving that there is a reason for the existence of the cliché "tall, dark, and handsome," Dylan McDermott has won many a heart, as well as many a critical nod, for his role on the Emmy-winning television series The Practice. The actor struggled for years before landing his part as a lawyer on the show in 1997. Since then, the critical appreciation he has garnered has been complemented by his regular appearances in the style sections of a number of magazines, making him one of the most visible actors in Hollywood.Born October 26, 1962, in Waterbury, CT, McDermott had a tumultuous childhood. After his parents' divorce, his mother died when the actor was very young. McDermott was, by his own account, something of a delinquent, but his life began to turn around when he discovered acting as a teenager. His interest in the theater was given an additional boost by his stepmother, the playwright Eve Ensler. Ensler encouraged the actor, whom she formally adopted when he was 19, and he began training for his career at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. After acting in stage productions such as Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues, McDermott made his film debut as platoon leader Sgt. Franz in 1987's Hamburger Hill. His next notable role was as Julia Roberts' husband in Steel Magnolias. Despite being part of one of the biggest hits of 1989, real fame eluded McDermott, who secured limited recognition for his reported real-life role as Roberts' boyfriend rather than for his acting in the film.After appearing in leading man roles in a string of disappointing films, including Jersey Girl with Jami Gertz, McDermott's luck began to change, with a part in Clint Eastwood's 1993 smash In the Line of Fire. The following year, he got a lead role as Elizabeth Perkins' lawyer love interest in Miracle on 34th Street. The relative success of that film was inversely proportional to McDermott's next, the ill-received Woody Harrelson vehicle The Cowboy Way (1994). McDermott rebounded somewhat with his leading role as Holly Hunter's love interest in the following year's Home for the Holidays, but it wasn't until two years later, when he appeared in a few episodes of Ally McBeal and landed his role on The Practice, that McDermott began to find true success. Winning a 1999 Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe award for his work on the show, the actor (who by this point was also the subject of numerous articles and Best Dressed photos with his wife, stage actress Shiva Ashfar) found previously closed doors being opened, most notably in the form of a big-screen starring role in the 1999 romantic comedy Three to Tango, co-starring Matthew Perry and Neve Campbell. Increasingly in demand as a television actor in the following years, McDermott turned up in the boardroom jungle series Big Shots and the short-lived police drama Dark Blue before shattering small screen taboos as a cheating husband who unwittingly moves his family into a haunted house in the twisted FX Network series American Horror Story. In 2012, as if to balance the morbidity of his latest television endeavor, the handsome and versatile actor flexed his comic chops opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in the election year political comedy The Campaign. He also appeared in the teen pic The Perks of Being a Wallflower, playing the lead character's father. McDermott returned to TV shortly thereafter, starring in the short-lived Hostages before taking the lead in Stalker.


Highest Rated Movies



77% The Clovehitch Killer Don Burnside 2018
13% Josie Hank 2018
19% Blind Mark Dutchman $12.2K 2017
No Score Yet Laws of the Universe: Part 0 Actor 2015
8% Survivor Sam Parker $0.2M 2015
29% Autómata Wallace 2014
No Score Yet Mercy Actor 2014
0% Behaving Badly Jimmy Leach 2014
33% Freezer Robert 2014
49% Olympus Has Fallen Forbes $98.7M 2013
40% Nobody Walks Leroy $25.5K 2012
86% The Perks of Being a Wallflower Father $15M 2012
66% The Campaign Tim Wattley $86.9M 2012
29% Burning Palms Dennis Marx 2011
43% Mercy Jake 2010
No Score Yet Unbeatable Harold Jake Salamander 2007
12% The Messengers Roy $35.4M 2007
0% Edison (Edison Force) Lazerov 2006
32% The Tenants Executive Producer Harry Lesser 2006
11% The Mistress of Spices Doug 2006
No Score Yet The Grid Max Canary 2004
73% Runaway Jury Jacob Woods $49.3M 2003
34% Wonderland David Lind 2003
29% Party Monster Peter Gatien $0.3M 2003
22% Enough Actor $39.2M 2002
2% Texas Rangers Leander 2001
28% Three to Tango Charles Newman 1999
5% 'Til There Was You Nick 1997
63% Home for the Holidays Leo Fish 1995
17% Destiny Turns on the Radio Julian 1995
59% Miracle on 34th Street Bryan 1994
15% The Cowboy Way Stark 1994
96% In the Line of Fire Al D'Andrea 1993
No Score Yet Jersey Girl Sal 1993
No Score Yet The Fear Inside Peter 1992
No Score Yet Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1991) Bruce Simmons 1991
No Score Yet Into the Badlands McComas 1991
50% Hardware Moses Baxter 1990
70% Steel Magnolias Jackson Latcherie 1989
No Score Yet Twister Chris 1989
No Score Yet The Neon Empire Vic 1989
0% The Blue Iguana Vince Holloway 1988
100% Hamburger Hill Frantz 1987


50% LA to Vegas
Captain Dave
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Today
  • 2017
20% Stalker
Jack Larsen
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • 2014
56% Hostages
Duncan Carlisle
  • 2014
  • 2013
76% American Horror Story
Ben Harmon Johnny Morgan
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
  • 2011
33% Dark Blue
Carter Shaw
  • 2010
  • 2009
9% Big Shots
Duncan Collinsworth
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Grid
Max Canary
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Practice
Director Bobby Donnell
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Will & Grace
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Guest Host
  • 1999
61% Ally McBeal
Bobby Donnell
  • 1999
  • 1998
82% Tales from the Crypt
  • 1992