John Doman

John Doman

Highest Rated: 89% You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Lowest Rated: 8% After (2014)

Birthday: Jan 9, 1945

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

John Doman's acting career only began in his mid-40s, but he made up for lost time by racking up over 100 credits including memorable roles in "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08), "Borgia" (Canal+, 2011-14) and "Gotham" (Fox, 2014-). Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1948, Doman studied English Literature and played varsity football at the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Marine Corps where he served in the Vietnam War. On his return he earned an MBA at Penn State University, going on to work as an advertising executive for over two decades. But Doman had always dreamed of becoming an actor and aged 43 he landed his first screen role in the first of many appearances in the "Law and Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) franchise. Doman never looked back, landing nine different roles in 1995 alone, including bit-parts in "Die Hard with a Vengeance" (1995), "Stonewall" (1995) and "Ultimate Taboo" (1995). Setting the authority figure tone for the rest of his career, Doman then played a Presidential aide in "Cop Land" (1997), U.S. Senator in "Fool's Paradise" (1998) and Russian godfather in "Puppet" (1999). He bagged his first recurring role in 1999 when he was cast as Dr. Carl Deraad in "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). During his intermittent four-year spell on the medical drama, Doman also played a boxing promoter in "The Opponent" (2000), vengeful war veteran in "Three Blind Mice" (2001) and USS Admiral in "A Glimpse of Hell" (2001), enjoyed minor big-screen roles in "City by the Sea" (2002) and "Mystic River" (2003), and landed recurring parts as convicted rapist Edward Galson in "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003) and Officer Finlay on "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004). Most notably he also starred as no-nonsense Superintendent William A. Rawls on five seasons of "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08). Doman then added the likes of "Noel" (2004), "Rock the Paint" (2005), "Fatwa" (2006), "Gracie" (2007) and "Sympathetic Details" (2008) to his filmography before taking top billing as gang leader Jim Boone in western "Shoot First and Pray You Live" (2008). Following a one-season stint as villainous CEO Walter Kendrick in "Damages" (FX, 2007-2012), Doman played Michelle Williams' father in "Blue Valentine" (2010), appeared in "The Company Men" (2010) and was cast as mob enforcer Paddy Doyle in "Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT, 2010-16). Doman then landed a rare leading man role, Rodrigo Borgia, aka Pope Alexander VI, in historical epic "Borgia" (Canal+, 2011-14), co-starred alongside Kathleen Quinlan in family drama "After" (2014) and portrayed Senator Ross Garrison in "Person of Interest" (CBS, 2011-16). Doman also enjoyed the recurring roles of Bruce Butler in "The Affair" (Showtime, 2014-), Mafia don Carmine Falcone in "Gotham" (Fox, 2014-) and ruthless businessman Aidan Moran in "Feed the Beast" (AMC, 2016), and guest spots as Bishop Charles Eddis in "House of Cards" (Netflix, 2013-) and CIA Director Dennis Ellerman in "Madam Secretary" (CBS, 2014-). Doman also played US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Hanes, in "Berlin Station" (Epix, 2016-) before returning to film in "You Were Never Really Here" (2017) and "Hard Powder" (2018).

Highest rated movies

The Trial of the Chicago 7 You Were Never Really Here
Blue Valentine
Beavis and Butt-head Do America Almost Love Cold Pursuit
The Company Men




89% 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 John Mitchell (Character) - 2020
68% 74% Almost Love Tommy (Character) - 2019
68% 49% Cold Pursuit John "Gip" Gipsky (Character) $32.1M 2019
89% 64% You Were Never Really Here John McCleary (Character) $2.5M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Vision Bernie Segal (Character) - 2017
47% 46% Ordinary World Walt (Character) - 2016
8% 65% After Mitch Valentino (Character) - 2014
67% 55% The Company Men Dysart (Character) $4.4M 2010
86% 77% Blue Valentine Jerry Heller (Character) $9.7M 2010
No Score Yet 45% Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do With It) Jim Boone (Character) - 2008
61% 58% Gracie Coach Colasanti (Character) $3.0M 2007
No Score Yet 21% Fatwa John Davidson (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 43% Sniper 3 Paul Finnegan (Character) - 2004
28% 48% Noel Dr. Matthew Baron (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 47% Emmett's Mark Capt. Berman (Character) - 2002
48% 40% City by the Sea Henderson (Character) $22.4M 2002
11% No Score Yet Besotted Unknown (Character) $656 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Blind Mice Stephen Leeds (Character) - 2001
33% 38% A Glimpse of Hell Admiral Langlett (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 12% The Opponent Fred (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Interstate 84 Montaldo (Character) - 2000
33% 47% Loving Jezebel Pop Melville (Character) $69.5K 1999
24% 81% Wirey Spindell Wirey's Father (Character) $9.8K 1999
21% 40% Mercury Rising Supervisor Hartley (Character) $32.9M 1998
25% 56% Claire Dolan Cain's Friend (Character) $9.5K 1998
25% 70% Little Boy Blue Andy Berg (Character) $3.5K 1997
70% 69% Beavis and Butt-head Do America Airplane Captain, White House Representative (Character) $63.1M 1996
57% 70% The Journey of August King Bolton (Character) $6.0K 1995
No Score Yet 0% Donor Unknown Dr. Bochman (Character) - 1995


86% 72% For Life Alan Burke (Guest Star) 2020
54% 62% Instinct Roger (Guest Star) 2018-2019
77% 67% Gotham Carmine Falcone (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
88% 93% Longmire Victor Moretti (Guest Star) 2017
95% 89% Elementary Councilman Slessinger (Guest Star) 2017
23% 77% Feed the Beast Aidan Moran (Character) 2016
92% 76% Person of Interest Sen. Ross Garrison (Guest Star) 2014-2016
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary CIA Director Dennis Ellerman (Guest Star) 2016
77% 76% House of Cards Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 83% Borgia Rodrigo Brogia/Alexander VI (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 63% Unforgettable Vincent Quinn (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Patrick 'Paddy' Doyle (Guest Star) 2010-2014
43% 66% NYC 22 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
66% 70% A Gifted Man Coach (Guest Star) 2012
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Special Agent Rod Franklin (Guest Star) 2000-2001 2007 2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Oliver Cardiff (Guest Star) 2011
88% 94% Burn Notice Bill Cowley (Guest Star) 2010
94% 97% The Wire William A. Rawls (Character) 2002-2004 2006 2008
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998 2003 2008
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Lt. Cheney (Guest Star) 2005
20% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Judge Slater (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queens Supreme Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. Carl Deraad (Guest Star) 1999-2000 2003
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
92% 98% Oz Edward Galson (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
83% 83% NYPD Blue Frank DiNovi (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 100% Dr. Quinn Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Lenaris Holem (Guest Star) 1995