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Jesse D. Goins

Highest Rated: 67% Soul of the Game (1996)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Ugly Truth (2009)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

After appearances in a string of popular sitcoms, including the Gary Coleman vehicle "Diff'rent Strokes" and the "Soap"-spinoff "Benson," pliable character-actor Jesse D. Goins landed his first recurring role as Cyler Johnson, a rag-tag remedial-education student in "The Greatest American Hero." The fantasy dramedy from TV impresario Stephen J. Cannell ran for three seasons. The industry noticed Goins's work and he was rewarded with recurring roles on the acclaimed police drama "Hill Street Blues." Shedding his "nice guy" image, Goins next landed a role in the violent sci-fi film "RoboCop" as Joe P. Cox, a member of Clarence Boddicker's ruthless street gang. Returning to the right side of the law, Goins scored a role as the persistent FBI agent Shaw in the terrorist drama "Patriot Games," based on the Tom Clancy novel and starring Harrison Ford. Following his film roles, Goins returned to his first love--television--with guest appearances on shows that illustrated his incredible versatility. They included everything from soaps ("The Young and the Restless") and quirky sitcoms ("Malcolm in the Middle") to off-kilter dramas ("Boston Legal") and sentimental TV movies that left audiences awash in tears ("Tuesdays with Morrie").

Highest rated movies

Soul of the Game
The Ugly Truth



No Score Yet 33% Deadly Exposé Captain Collins (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 12% Heart of the Matter Stan (Character) - 2014
14% 60% The Ugly Truth Cliff (Character) $88.9M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Echos of Enlightenment Paul (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Echoes of Enlightenment Paul (Character) - 2000
67% 64% Soul of the Game John Givens Reporter (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% The Death Artist Art (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 100% White Mama Intern (Character) - 1980


No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Chief Paul Berrman (Guest Star) 2020
93% 79% Superstore Annoyed Customer (Guest Star) 2019
72% 81% Suits: Jessica Pearson Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
93% 73% Scandal Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
61% 78% Prison Break Hotel Manager (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
82% 86% Castle Spencer's Lawyer (Guest Star) 2009
90% 81% Bones Judge (Guest Star) 2007
86% 92% Boston Legal Unknown (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Jeffrey Wilson (Guest Star) 2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue Marcus Dayton (Guest Star) 2001 2004
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 100% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 88% Boy Meets World Mr. Cup (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buddies Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courthouse Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
89% 92% Seinfeld Cop (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 81% ALF Doug (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 50% Dynasty Detective Jack Lyons (Guest Star) 1988
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Cookie (Guest Star) 1982 1984
No Score Yet 62% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 100% Greatest American Hero Cyler Johnson (Character) 1981-1983
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Purcell (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 100% Taxi Shotgun (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1980