Geoffrey Pierson

Geoffrey Pierson

Highest Rated: 88% World's Greatest Dad (2009)

Lowest Rated: 3% Jack and Jill (2011)

Birthday: Jun 16, 1949

Birthplace: Not Available

Chicago native Geoffrey Pierson earned a masters in drama from Yale University before beginning his professional acting career with Summerstock theater productions. He continued to act on-stage, and didn't begin an on-camera career until he was 40 years old, starting with 1981's The Mating Season. He continued with appearances on shows like Law & Order and The Drew Carey Show, eventually landing the role of President John Keeler on the hit series 24. In 2007, Pierson accepted the part of Captain Tom Matthews on the Showtime series Dexter.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
15% Revenge of the Green Dragons FBI Deputy Director Sam Heights 2014
66% God Bless America Frank's Boss $77.8K 2012
3% Jack and Jill Carter Simmons $74.2M 2011
43% J. Edgar Mitchell Palmer $37.4M 2011
15% Something Borrowed Dexter Thaler Sr. $39.1M 2011
12% Atlas Shrugged: Part I Michael "Midas" Mulligan $4.6M 2011
88% World's Greatest Dad Principal Anderson $0.2M 2009
61% Changeling S.S. Hahn $35.8M 2008
50% Get Smart Vice President $130.3M 2008
No Score Yet A Line in the Sand Mayor 2008
No Score Yet Already Dead Pierce 2008
No Score Yet The Valley of Light Whitlow 2007
63% Sleeping Dogs Lie Dad 2006
6% Underclassman Actor $5.6M 2005
65% Spartan Pearce $4.3M 2004
37% Behind Enemy Lines Adm. Donnelly $58.8M 2001
No Score Yet Venomous Gen. Arthur Manchek 2001
21% Leave It to Beaver Coach Gordon 1997
40% Two Bits Dr. Wilson 1995
No Score Yet Necessary Parties Stephen 1988

TV

Credit
38% Splitting Up Together
2018
Henry 2018
71% Designated Survivor
2016-2019
President Cornelius Moss 2017
No Score Yet D.B. Cooper: Case Closed?
2016
Narrator 2016
92% Person Of Interest
2011
FBI SAIC Roberts 2016
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011-2016
FBI SAIC Roberts 2016
2011
47% The Astronaut Wives Club
2015
Jim Matthis 2015
56% The Brink
2015
Pierce Grey Pierce Mullin 2015
80% Castle
2009-2016
Mystery Man Mr. Smith Michael Smith 2015
2012
2011
87% Enlisted
2014
Sgt. Major Diggins 2014
35% Kirstie
2013-2014
Hugh 2014
91% Suburgatory
2011-2014
Emmett Altman 2014
69% Revenge
2011-2015
Judge Robert Barnes 2013
2011
72% Dexter
2006-2013
Cody Chief Matthews Capt. Matthews Tom Matthews Deputy Chief Tom Matthews 2013
2012
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
92% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
Sen. Walter Edge 2012
2011
2010
No Score Yet Man Up
2011
Mr. Donohue 2011
21% Man Up!
2011
Mr. Donohue 2011
No Score Yet Rules of Engagement
2007-2013
Franklin Dunbar 2011
90% Fringe
2008-2013
2010
15% Glory Daze
2010-2011
2010
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
Seth Mann 2010
86% 24
2001-2014
John Keeler President John Keeler Sen. John Keeler President Keeler 2010
2005
2004
2003
89% Better Off Ted
2009-2010
Elijah Palmer 2009
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Noah 2009
70% Life
2007-2009
Charlie Crews Sr. 2008
72% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Sam 2008
2005
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Aaron Helm 2007
2006
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Max Ryan 2006
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Roy Carver 2006
20% Rodney
2004-2006
Dale 2006
2005
92% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
Mr. Manning 2005
2004
90% Monk
2002-2009
Harry Bolston 2004
No Score Yet The District
2000-2004
Matt Kenton 2003
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Ted 2003
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Richard 2003
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Mr. Tipton 2001
60% Popular
1999-2001
James Ford 2001
2000
No Score Yet Unhappily Ever After
1995-1999
Jack Malloy 1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
Jimmy Kelly 1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
Matthew Lee 1994
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Mr. Bishop 1994
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Gary Burnham's Attorney OCCB Investigator 1994
1991
No Score Yet Kate & Allie
1984-1989
Councilman Sloan Chandler 1989
1985
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Roland 1988

QUOTES FROM Geoffrey Pierson CHARACTERS

Frank's Boss says: Frank: [On the air] My name is Frank. That's not important. The important question is: who are you? America has become a cruel and vicious place. We reward the shallowest, the dumbest, the meanest and the loudest. We no longer have any common sense of decency. No sense of shame. There is no right and wrong. The worst qualities in people are looked up to and celebrated. Lying and spreading fear is fine as long as you make money doing it. We've become a nation of slogan-saying, bile-spewing hatemongers. We've lost our kindness. We've lost our soul. What have we become? We take the weakest in our society, we hold them up to be ridiculed, laughed at for our sport and entertainment. Laughed at to the point, where they would literally rather kill themselves than live with us anymore.

Frank says: [On the air] My name is Frank. That's not important. The important question is: who are you? America has become a cruel and vicious place. We reward the shallowest, the dumbest, the meanest and the loudest. We no longer have any common sense of decency. No sense of shame. There is no right and wrong. The worst qualities in people are looked up to and celebrated. Lying and spreading fear is fine as long as you make money doing it. We've become a nation of slogan-saying, bile-spewing hatemongers. We've lost our kindness. We've lost our soul. What have we become? We take the weakest in our society, we hold them up to be ridiculed, laughed at for our sport and entertainment. Laughed at to the point, where they would literally rather kill themselves than live with us anymore.

Dexter Thaler Sr. says: "What you want." Now the problem with that expression is that it's frequently at odds with what's right.

Dexter Thaler Sr. says: 'What you want.' Now the problem with that expression is that it's frequently at odds with what's right.