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Steven Culp



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Scudder
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
2007
30% The Sisters
  • Dr. Harry Glass
2006
No Score Yet Deck the Halls
  • Dr. Olsen
2005
64% Spartan
  • Gaines
2004
37% Star Trek - Nemesis
  • Commander Madden
2002
50% The Emperor's Club
  • Older Martin Blythe
2002
No Score Yet How to Make a Monster
  • Peter Drummond
2001
83% Thirteen Days
  • Robert F. Kennedy
2000
84% 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
93% 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
86% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Jerry Mackey
No Score Yet Body of Proof
2011-2013
  • Eric Greyson
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Morgan Tolliver
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Cdr. William Skinner
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Attorney Dixon Dixon
90% How to Get Away With Murder
2014
  • Victor Lesher
53% Code Black
2015
  • Desmond Desmond Leighton Mr. Leighton
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Speaker Jeff Hartley Haffley Speaker Haffley Speaker of the House Haffley
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Dr. Parker
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dave Spencer
No Score Yet Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • Maj. Hayes Major Hayes
73% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • Senator Clint Harper
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Rex Van De Kamp
  • Narrator
68% Revolution
2012-2014
  • Truman Edward Truman
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Evan Price
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Lucas Cordry
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Lester Serling
83% Saving Grace
2007-2010
  • Det. Brad Gholson Brad Gholston
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Guest
97% Arrow
2012
  • Joseph Cray
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Norman Wilson
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Graham Larson
87% 24
2014
  • Agent Ted Simmons
74% Zoo
2015-2016
  • Clayton Burke

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