Dylan McDermott

Dylan McDermott

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1961-10-26 (59 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

43 Movies · 24 TV shows

Biography

Dylan McDermott (born Mark Anthony McDermott; October 26, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series The Practice, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama and a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.McDermott is also known for his roles in the four seasons (first, second, eighth and ninth) of the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story, subtitled Murder House, Asylum, Apocalypse, and 1984 portraying Ben Harmon, Johnny Morgan and Bruce, respectively. He also starred as Lt. Carter Shaw on the TNT series Dark Blue; in two short-lived CBS dramas, Hostages and Stalker; and in the 1994 remake of the film Miracle on 34th Street.

Personal Life

McDermott has a younger sister, Robin. He married actress Shiva Rose on November 19, 1995. They have two daughters, Colette and Charlotte. Colette's birth is prominently featured in Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. On September 27, 2007, People confirmed that McDermott and Rose had separated. On May 16, 2008, it was reported that McDermott had filed for divorce from Rose. The divorce was finalized on January 2, 2009. Having met on-set in early 2014, on January 14, 2015, it was announced he was engaged to his Stalker co-star Maggie Q, though the couple stated, in 2017, that they are not in any rush to have an actual wedding ceremony. As of February 2019, the couple have split after a four-year engagement.McDermott has been featured in magazines such as Men's Health. In 1999, he was a finalist in the GQ "Man of the Year" issue.McDermott is a recovering alcoholic. He has been sober since 1984.In September 2018, it was announced McDermott had been accused of sexual assault by a woman which took place in 1991, but the claim was dismissed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney as it took place outside of the statute of limitations.

Early Life

McDermott was born as Mark Anthony McDermott on October 26, 1961 in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of Diane and Richard McDermott. He is of Italian (from his maternal grandfather), Irish, English, and French descent. Diane was fifteen and Richard was seventeen when McDermott was born; by 1967, the couple had divorced, and Diane and her two children were living with her mother, Avis (Rogers) Marino. On February 9, 1967, Diane was shot and killed. Her death was originally ruled an accident, but police later claimed that evidence they had found would be enough to file murder charges against John Sponza, who had been living with Diane at the time. Sponza told authorities that Diane shot herself (despite the fact that she was right-handed and shot in the back of the left side of her head) after picking up a gun he had been cleaning. Sponza, who police say had ties to organized crime, was killed in 1972; his body was found in the trunk of a car in a Waltham, Massachusetts, grocery store parking lot.McDermott and his sister were raised by their maternal grandmother Avis in Waterbury. As a teenager, he began taking trips to visit his biological father, who owned the West Fourth Street Saloon in Greenwich Village, New York. The two would go to the movies and the younger McDermott would work in his father's bar, serving drinks and breaking up fights. He would also fast-talk his way into the Mudd Club and Studio 54. McDermott was uncomfortable with himself as a teenager, saying he had a "Dorothy Hamill hairdo." He began to imitate his acting heroes, such as Marlon Brando and Humphrey Bogart, to adopt their demeanor. In 1979, McDermott graduated from Holy Cross High School in Waterbury.McDermott's father's third wife was playwright Eve Ensler (author of The Vagina Monologues), who legally adopted McDermott when he was 15 and she was 23. She has since divorced his father. Ensler, with whom McDermott has remained close, encouraged him to pursue an acting career, and began writing roles for him into her plays. After Ensler suffered a miscarriage, he took on the name Dylan, the name planned for her unborn child. He then graduated from the Jesuit-run Fordham University with a BA in 1983, as well as studying under Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City, the same year as Allison Janney.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
King Richard

King Richard

2021
Venus and Serena Williams will soon become two of the most legendary tennis players in history, and Richard Williams is their coach.
TV
American Horror story: Murder House

American Horror story: Murder House

2021
Ben and his family moved to Los Angeles to escape their troubled past.
TV
Law & Order: Organized Crime

Law & Order: Organized Crime

7
2021
After a devastating personal loss, Detective Stabler returns to the NYPD. He must adapt to a criminal justice system that has changed dramatically in the decade he has been away. Stabler travels to fi...
TV
American Horror Stories

American Horror Stories

2021
There are stand alone episodes about horror myths, legends and lore.

2020.

1 TV show
TV
Hollywood

Hollywood

7.67
2020
A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood are trying to make it big.

2019.

2 TV shows
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The Politician

The Politician

5
2019
He knows that he's going to be president. He will have to navigate high school.
TV
Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

2019
Tamron Hall is a former news host and journalist.

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
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LA to Vegas

LA to Vegas

5.83
2018
An ensemble workplace comedy about a group of people trying to find their place in the world, set on a Friday night flight from Los Angeles to Vegas and a Sunday return flight, who all share the same ...
Josie

Josie

6
2018
Everyone in Baymont knows each other. When tattooed, sweet-talking Josie shows up, heads turn. She quickly becomes a hot topic of gossip because of her relationships with young punks.
The Clovehitch Killer

The Clovehitch Killer

2018
A family is torn apart after Tyler discovers disturbing images in his father's possession. He suspects that the man he trusts most may be responsible for the murder of 13 women ten years prior.

2017.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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No Activity

No Activity

2017
Set against the backdrop of a major drug cartel bust, the series follows two low-level cops who have spent far too much time in a car together, two criminals who are largely kept in the dark, two disp...
Blind

Blind

6
2017
A novelist is blinded in a car crash that killed his wife and several years later rediscovers his passion for life and writing when he has an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman....

2015.

1 Movie
Survivor

Survivor

1
2015
A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack on New York but is framed for crimes she did not commit and has to go on the run.

2014.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Freezer

Freezer

2014
Robert Saunters was locked up in the restaurant's freezer after he was knocked unconscious at his birthday dinner. He doesn't know why he's there, but he knows he's been mistaken for someone else.
Automata

Automata

4.89
2014
The case of manipulating a robot is investigated by an insurance agent. The future of humanity will be affected by what he discovers.
Behaving Badly

Behaving Badly

8
2014
Rick Stevens is willing to do anything it takes to win the heart of Nina Pennington. If he ever hopes to land the girl of his dreams, he'll have to deal with his best friend's horny mom, a drug abusin...
Mercy

Mercy

2014
A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother.
TV
Stalker

Stalker

6
2014
Two detectives are investigating stalkers in Los Angeles. Beth Davis has personal experience of being a victim and is an expert in the field of repeated harassment. She heads the Threat Assessment Uni...

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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Hostages

Hostages

6.5
2013
The drama is about a doctor. A premier surgeon is thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when she and her family are held captive in their home by a rogue FBI agent who is doing the wrong thing f...
Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen

5.96
2013
When the White House is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national s...

2012.

4 Movies
The Campaign

The Campaign

5.5
2012
Two politicians are competing to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the US House of Representatives.
Behind the Fright: The Making of American Horror Story

Behind the Fright: The Making of American Horror Story

10
2012
Go behind the scenes with the cast of "American Horror Story" and learn more about how the show is made.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

7
2012
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, h...
Nobody Walks

Nobody Walks

2012
A young woman's arrival sparks a surge of energy into a laid-back, artistic Los Angeles household, forcing the residents to confront their own fears and desires in an intricate dance of lust, denial a...

2011.

2 TV shows
TV
Vietnam in HD

Vietnam in HD

2011
The History Channel aired Vietnam in HD from November 8 to November 11, 2011. The program focuses on the experiences of thirteen Americans during the Vietnam War. The thirteen Americans retell their s...
TV
American Horror Story

American Horror Story

6.16
2011
An anthology horror drama series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a farmhouse and a cult.

2010.

1 Movie
Burning Palms

Burning Palms

2010
A tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate.

2009.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
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Dark Blue

Dark Blue

2009
Dark Blue was an action/drama television series which premiered on TNT on July 15, 2009, at 10 pm. It ended its run on September 15, 2010. The series is set in Los Angeles, California. It revolves aro...
TV
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

3.5
2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show airing weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on March 2, 2009, and ...
Mercy

Mercy

2009
A young novelist tries to write about love, but he will need some real-life experience before he starts.

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Messengers

The Messengers

6
2007
When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. After arriving, teenage Jess and her younger brother a...
Have Dreams, Will Travel

Have Dreams, Will Travel

2007
West Texas in the 1960's. Two 12-year-olds embark on an adventure to find new parents in order to escape their unhappy family life.
TV
Big Shots

Big Shots

2007
Four friends are at the top of their game until the women in their lives enter the room. When CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding secrets, seeking advice and supportin...

2006.

2 Movies
The Tenants

The Tenants

2006
The story of a Jewish novelist, Harry Lesser, struggling to complete his latest work, and his relationship with a black writer who moves in down the hall.
Unbeatable Harold

Unbeatable Harold

2006
A wannabe Elvis is the best waitress in the West.

2005.

2 Movies
The Mistress of Spices

The Mistress of Spices

2005
Tilo is an Indian shopkeeper in America with an ability to see the future and a magical connection to powerful spices, which she uses to help her customers satisfy their various needs and desires. She...
Edison

Edison

6
2005
A young journalist, his editor, and an honest investigator from the district attorney's office join forces to gather evidence against corrupt members of an elite police unit.

2004.

1 TV show
TV
The Grid

The Grid

6
2004
A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell that is operating on a global level.

2003.

3 Movies
Runaway Jury

Runaway Jury

2.67
2003
A woman on the outside manipulates a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer while a juror on the inside does the same.
Party Monster

Party Monster

2003
The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was like no other. Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special, stepped into the playground. James St is a veteran club kid. Alig quickly rose to the top. T...
Wonderland

Wonderland

1
2003
On July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call and found four people dead. Two different versions of the events leading up to the murders were uncovered by the police investigation.

2001.

1 Movie
Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers

2001
Ten years after the end of the Civil War, the Governor of Texas wants to form a company of Rangers to patrol the Mexican border. Most of the recruits are young men with little or no experience with gu...

1999.

1 Movie
Three to Tango

Three to Tango

1999
Oscar and Peter were chosen to compete for the design of a cultural center by a Chicago tycoon. The tycoon thinks Oscar is gay and has a spy for him. Oscar fell in love with Amy after he went along wi...

1998.

1 TV show
TV
Will & Grace

Will & Grace

6.33
1998
Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and th...

1997.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
Til There Was You

Til There Was You

1997
Two strangers meet for the first time. It took them a long time to fall in love.
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
TV
Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal

6
1997
Ally McBeal is a lawyer at the Boston law firm Cage and Fish. Ally's life and loves are eccentric, funny, dramatic and full of imagination.
TV
The Practice

The Practice

1997
Young associates at a bare-bones Boston firm are the focus of a provocative legal drama. People who walk a moral tightrope are the focus of the show.

1995.

2 Movies
Destiny Turns on the Radio

Destiny Turns on the Radio

1995
Johnny went to Las Vegas to pick up a person who was stuck in the desert. Things are not always what they seem. There have been electrical disruptions in that town. As the stranger, fresh out of priso...
Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

1995
After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, she has to spend the holiday with her family. She wonder...

1994.

2 Movies
The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way

1994
Two championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend.
Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

5.8
1994
Susan Walker has doubts about Santa Claus. Her mother told her the secret about Santa a long time ago, but after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is ...

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
In the Line of Fire

In the Line of Fire

7
1993
Frank Horrigan was a Secret Service agent when he failed to save President Kennedy. Horrigan had to return to protection detail to confront the ghosts from his past after a man called himself "Booth" ...
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1992.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Fear Inside

The Fear Inside

1992
An agoraphobia children's book illustrator is trapped inside her home by two young psychos-in-love. When her son is threatened, she attempts to leave her home to save him.
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...
Jersey Girl

Jersey Girl

1992
A girl from New Jersey is looking for love with a man from Queens.

1991.

2 Movies
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie

Where Sleeping Dogs Lie

1991
A murder mystery writer misreads the nervous man he bullies in a spooky Hollywood mansion.
Into the Badlands

Into the Badlands

1991
A bounty hunter is looking for an outlaw.

1990.

1 Movie
Hardware

Hardware

7
1990
Mark 13 can repair and replenish itself from any source of energy. The head of the cyborg ends up in the home of a sculptress as a Christmas present from her boyfriend, through a series of coincidence...

1989.

3 Movies
Twister

Twister

1989
A family is trapped by a storm. The matriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He's dating a TV Evangelist. His layabout daughter and her 8 year old daughter, his would-be artist son, the son...
The Neon Empire

The Neon Empire

1989
A New York mobster will transform Las Vegas into a brothel.
Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

4.75
1989
The drama is about a beauty shop in Louisana owned by Truvy and the tragedies of her clients.

1988.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

1988
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.
The Blue Iguana

The Blue Iguana

1988
A Recovery Specialist from the IRS is sent south of the border to rob a bank in a dangerous town.

1987.

1 Movie
Hamburger Hill

Hamburger Hill

1987
The company's men are facing an uphill battle. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are fighting for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for ...

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
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