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Nick Searcy



An everyman character actor with a slightly authoritarian bent, Nick Searcy spent his first two decades onscreen specializing in portrayals of such easily recognizable types as policemen, FBI agents, private detectives, and military colonels. Searcy took one of his first bows as a highway patrol officer in the Tom Cruise-headlined Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer outing Days of Thunder (1990), then followed this up with roles in such projects as the telemovies Nightmare in Columbia County and White Lie (both 1991) and the Barbra Streisand feature drama The Prince of Tides (1991). Moviegoers may also associate Searcy with another portrayal from that same year, albeit a far nastier one: that of Frank Bennett, the slug of a husband who ends up as human barbecue at the Whistle Stop Café in Jon Avnet's sleeper hit Fried Green Tomatoes.

As the following two decades unfurled, Searcy maintained an almost constant onscreen presence in dozens of films (albeit frequently low-profiled ones). Some of his more memorable projects included Michael Apted's Nell (1994) opposite Jodie Foster, Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away (2000) opposite Tom Hanks, and The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) opposite Sean Penn. In 2008, Searcy signed on as a regular -- portraying Roy Buffkin -- in the CW network's series drama Easy Money. That series was short-lived, but Searcy kept going with roles in The Ugly Truth and Blood Done Sign My Name. He was part of the cast for Justified, the hit cable series based on the work of Elmore Leonard, and in 2011 he played Matt Keough in the Brad Pitt sports drama Moneyball.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
64% Greater
  • The Farmer
2016
No Score Yet Petals on the Wind
  • Actor
2014
11% Gone
  • Mr. Miller
2012
94% Moneyball
  • Matt Keough
2011
20% The Last Song
  • Tom Blakelee
2010
50% Blood Done Sign My Name
  • Robert Teel
2010
13% The Ugly Truth
  • Stuart
2009
No Score Yet XII (Twelve)
  • Deputy Kent
2008
38% Timber Falls
  • Clyde
2007
9% The Comebacks
  • Mr. Truman
2007
No Score Yet Welcome to Paradise
  • Rev. Ellington
2007
23% An American Crime
  • Lester Likens
2007
No Score Yet Cold Storage
  • Clive
2006
75% The Dead Girl
  • Carl
2006
54% Flicka
  • Norbert Rye
2006
No Score Yet Deadly End
  • Adrien
2006
68% The Assassination of Richard Nixon
  • Tom Ford
2004
No Score Yet 3
  • Jake Elder
2004
No Score Yet The Last Summer
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Mall Cop
  • White Wedding
2004
72% Runaway Jury
  • Doyle
2003
31% Head of State
  • Brian Lewis
2003
No Score Yet The Angel Doll
  • Col. Brandeis
2002
81% One Hour Photo
  • Repairman
2002
No Score Yet Double Teamed
  • Larry Burge
2002
90% Cast Away
  • Stan
2000
76% Tigerland
  • Captain Saunders
2000
No Score Yet About Sarah
  • Johnny
1998
No Score Yet Perfect Crime
  • Robert Russell
1997
No Score Yet A Step Toward Tomorrow
  • Jim
1996
No Score Yet Stolen Innocence
  • John Sapp
1995
53% Nell
  • Todd Peterson
1994
27% The War
  • John Ray Wilkens
1994
No Score Yet Roswell
  • Mortician
1994
20% The Real McCoy
  • Roy Sweeney
1993
96% The Fugitive
  • Sheriff Rawlins
1993
No Score Yet Deadly Relations
  • Det. Gorman
1993
36% Love Field
  • FBI Man
1992
63% House of Cards
  • Construction Driver
1992
No Score Yet Black Magic
  • Man #1
1992
73% Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Frank Bennett
1991
73% The Prince of Tides
  • Man at Party
1991
No Score Yet Victim of Beauty
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet White Lie
  • Policeman
1991
39% Days of Thunder
  • Highway Patrol Officer
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Jack Seeger
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Sheriff Burnside
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Joseph Barnes
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Wayne Vogel
No Score Yet Mom
2013
  • Nathan
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Ned Burrows
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Representative Singer
36% Intelligence
2014
  • Gen. Greg Carter
Mom
  • Nathan
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Mr. Donnelly
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Art Muller Art Mullen
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Det. Jordan
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Harry Beckham
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Sheriff Burdick
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Actor

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