John Diehl

John Diehl

Highest Rated: 100% Fail Safe (2000)

Lowest Rated: 0% Madhouse (1990)

Birthday: May 01, 1950

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Serpent in the Bottle Marvin Decker (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 67% Out of the Wild Henry McBride (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 23% Forever Neil (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 54% A Long Way Off Mr. Abraham (Character) $29K 2014
No Score Yet 60% The North Star Master Anderson (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Singularity Principle Jack Brenner (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gabe the Cupid Dog Roger (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 35% The Obama Effect Steve Warren (Character) $103K 2012
No Score Yet 8% Apartment 1303 Detective (Character) - 2012
74% 68% Natural Selection Abe (Character) - 2011
90% 70% Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe Adm. James G. Lawrence (Character) - 2011
73% 39% Road to Nowhere Bobby Billings (Character) $40.3K 2010
No Score Yet 14% Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas Sheriff Larabie (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 48% Follow the Prophet Ted (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 59% Hidden Places Frank Wyatt (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 65% Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Jerry Snyder (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 24% The Far Side of Jericho Little Jemmy (Character) - 2006
52% 53% Down in the Valley Steve (Character) $568.7K 2005
63% 62% Land of Plenty Paul (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Pass for Human Ex-husband (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Another Story Al (Character) - 2003
67% 50% Bookies Vincent (Character) - 2003
49% 36% Jurassic Park III Cooper (Character) $181.2M 2001
No Score Yet 70% Falling Like This Eddie Gallagher (Character) - 2000
100% 79% Fail Safe Col. Cascio (Character) - 2000
81% 76% The Truth About Tully Mal 'Mac' MacAvoy (Character) $433.3K 2000
8% 22% Lost Souls Henry Birdson (Character) $16.8M 2000
64% 55% Anywhere but Here Jimmy (Character) $18.7M 1999
No Score Yet 78% Purgatory Badger (Character) - 1999
57% 58% The Rat Pack Joe DiMaggio (Character) - 1998
90% 67% Snitch Digger (Character) $332.4K 1998
54% 49% The Hi-Lo Country Les Birk (Character) $163.8K 1998
No Score Yet 33% Casualties Polito (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Managua Unknown (Character) - 1997
29% 44% The End of Violence Lowell Lewis (Character) $283K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lazarus Man Nat Patchett (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ruby Jean and Joe Harris Johnson (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Destiny of Marty Fine Deke (Character) - 1996
20% 40% Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day Pinchot (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 55% The Grave J.C. Cole (Character) - 1996
67% 85% A Time to Kill Tim Nunley (Character) $108.7M 1996
No Score Yet 67% Buffalo Girls General Custer (Character) - 1995
13% 52% Three Wishes Leland's Dad (Character) $6.7M 1995
No Score Yet 23% Amanda and the Alien Colonel Rosencrans (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 11% Wes Craven Presents Mind Ripper Alex (Character) - 1995
75% 74% Nixon Gordon Liddy (Character) $13.7M 1995
No Score Yet 40% Almost Dead Eddie Herbek (Character) - 1994
53% 73% Stargate Maj. Charles Kawalsky (Character) $70.9M 1994
No Score Yet 39% Remote Delbert Macoy (Character) - 1993
77% 89% Gettysburg Pvt. Bucklin (Character) - 1993
20% 46% Mikey Neil Trenton (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paint Job Father (Character) - 1992
16% 51% Mo' Money Keith Heading (Character) $39.5M 1992
46% 36% Whore Derelict (Character) $1M 1991
60% 61% Motorama Phil (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trumpet Number Seven Unknown (Character) - 1991
20% 31% Kickboxer 2: The Road Back Accountant (Character) $1.2M 1991
0% 45% Madhouse Fred (Character) $20.3M 1990
No Score Yet 23% The Dark Side of the Moon Philip Jennings (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 12% Cool Blue Clayton (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glitz Teddy Magyk (Character) - 1988
36% 66% Walker Stebbins (Character) $216.1K 1987
No Score Yet 5% City Limits Whitey (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 43% Angel The Killer (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
69% 87% Almost Human Edward Kennex (Guest Star) 2014
93% 73% Scandal Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Arthur Dunbar (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
97% 93% Friday Night Lights Richard Sherman (Guest Star) 2009
6% No Score Yet Mental Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women's Murder Club Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Point Pleasant Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
90% 96% The Shield Assistant Chief Ben Gilroy (Guest Star) 2002-2003
75% 94% The West Wing Claypool (Guest Star) 2002 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Joe Brady (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
74% 86% The X-Files Wilson Pinker Rawls (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 95% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 80% ER Johnson's Son (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buffalo Girls Gen. Custer (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marshal Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Det. Larry Zito (Character) 1989 1984-1987
No Score Yet 89% Beauty and the Beast Vernon Toulane (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1988

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