Steven Culp

Birthday: Dec 3, 1955
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, USA
A seasoned dramatic actor who brought an extensive theater background to his work in film and television, Steven Culp was born in La Jolla, CA. When he was young, his parents divorced, and Culp moved with his father, a naval officer, and his two sisters to Virginia. After high school, Culp studied English literature at The College of William & Mary. On advice from his professors, Culp transferred to the University of Exeter in England, and while in London, he became acquainted with a group of student actors. Culp soon developed an interest in the theater, and when he returned to the United States, Culp transferred to Brandeis University, where he majored in acting and theater arts. After graduating, Culp began working in off-Broadway and regional theater, and was first seen by a national audience in 1983 when he earned a role on the daytime drama One Life to Live, which lasted for a year. In the late '80s, Culp was relocated to California and began working regularly in television, while still working in theater as often as his schedule would allow. Culp made his TV-movie debut with a small role in 1988's Lincoln. His big-screen debut came a year later, in the movie Gross Anatomy. In 1995, Culp was cast as Special Agent Clayton Webb in the made-for-TV movie JAG. A year later, the movie was spun off into a weekly series, and Webb became a recurring character, developing a loyal fan base among the show's viewers. The same year the JAG series debuted, Culp was cast as Robert F. Kennedy in Norma Jean and Marilyn, a drama produced for HBO about the life and career of Marilyn Monroe. Culp's strong performance as Kennedy (as well as his chiseled good looks) was impressive enough that in 2000, Culp was cast again as RFK, this time in the Cuban Missile Crisis drama 13 Days. When he isn't busy with film and television commitments, Culp still performs in live theater and is a member of the artistic committee of the Interact Theater Company of North Hollywood, CA. Culp is married with two children. He likes to play the guitar and writes fiction in his spare time. Culp worked steadily through the 2000s and made appearances on the television series' Ally McBeal (2000), Murder She Wrote (2000), Desperate Housewives (2004), and The Traveler (2007).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
90% Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scudder $228.7M 2014
No Score Yet The Chicago 8 Actor 2012
91% Donor Unknown Actor 2011
No Score Yet From Within Pastor Joe 2009
No Score Yet Leaving Barstow Mr. Johns 2008
No Score Yet Impact (MINI-SERIES) U.S. President 2008
38% Firehouse Dog Zachary Hayden $13.9M 2007
30% The Sisters Dr. Harry Glass 2006
No Score Yet Deck the Halls Dr. Olsen 2005
65% Spartan Gaines $4.3M 2004
37% Star Trek - Nemesis Commander Madden $43.1M 2002
50% The Emperor's Club Older Martin Blythe $14M 2002
No Score Yet How to Make a Monster Peter Drummond 2001
83% Thirteen Days Robert F. Kennedy 2000
83% Nurse Betty Friend No. 2 2000
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For William Bassby 2000
60% Norma Jean and Marilyn Robert Kennedy 1996
92% James and the Giant Peach James' Father 1996
No Score Yet Donor Unknown Joel 1995
24% Jason Goes to Hell - The Final Friday Campbell 1993
87% Fearless Emergency Doctor 1993
No Score Yet Quicksand: No Escape Bartender 1992
83% Dead Again 1st Party Guest 1991
No Score Yet A Climate For Killing Fastgun 1991
30% Gross Anatomy Jerry Fanning Forrester 1989
No Score Yet Gore Vidal's 'Lincoln' Actor 1988

TV

CREDIT
65% The Orville
2017
Willks
  • 2017
No Score Yet Code Black
2015-2018
Desmond Desmond Leighton Mr. Leighton
  • 2016
  • 2015
86% Arrow
2012
Joseph Cray
  • 2015
82% Zoo
2015-2017
Clayton Burke
  • 2015
93% How to Get Away With Murder
2014
Victor Lesher
  • 2015
  • 2014
70% Revolution
2012-2014
Truman Edward Truman
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
76% Body of Proof
2011-2013
Eric Greyson
  • 2012
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Dr. Parker
  • 2012
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Rex Van De Kamp Narrator
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
72% The Defenders
2010-2011
Senator Clint Harper
  • 2010
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Evan Price
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Jerry Mackey
  • 2009
No Score Yet Privileged
2008-2009
Will's Father Elliot
  • 2009
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Lester Serling
  • 2008
60% Eli Stone
2008-2009
Jim Cooper
  • 2008
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Guest
  • 2008
73% Saving Grace
2007-2010
Det. Brad Gholson Brad Gholston
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Cleaner
2008-2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Morgan Tolliver
  • 2008
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Norman Wilson
  • 2007
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Cdr. William Skinner
  • 2007
No Score Yet Stargate Atlantis
2004-2009
Henry Wallace
  • 2007
83% The Closer
2005-2012
Lucas Cordry
  • 2007
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Graham Larson
  • 2007
  • 2006
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Speaker Jeff Hartley Haffley Speaker Haffley Speaker of the House Haffley
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Dave Spencer
  • 2004
53% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
Maj. Hayes Major Hayes
  • 2004
  • 2003
87% 24
2001-2014
Agent Ted Simmons
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Lyon's Den
2003
Brad Manning
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Kupcheck Alldredge
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
Clayton Webb
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Rick Frazier
  • 2002
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Mel Breen
  • 2001
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Attorney Dixon Dixon
  • 2000
No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
1993-1998
Peter Doyle
  • 1997
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Dreesen
  • 1996
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Brad Stockton
  • 1989
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Brett
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Father-to-Be
  • 1988

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