Dylan McDermott Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Movies and TV Shows
Who Is Dylan McDermott?
Dylan McDermott (Mark Anthony McDermott) is an American actor. Dylan is best known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series The Practice. The Practice earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama and also a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
He is also known for his roles in the first two seasons of American Horror Story, entitled American Horror Story: Murder House and American Horror Story: Asylum, portraying Ben Harmon and Johnny Morgan, respectively.
McDermott reprised his role as Ben Harmon in American Horror Story: Apocalypse, the eighth season of the show. He has starred as Lt. Carter Shaw on the TNT series Dark Blue and also starred in two short-lived CBS dramas, Hostages and Stalker.
How Old Is Dylan McDermott?
He is 57 years old as of 2018. Mark Anthony McDermott was born on October 26, 1961, in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Dylan McDermott Family
Mark was born to Diane and Richard McDermott. He has an Italian (from his maternal grandfather), Irish, English, and French descent. Mark has a younger sister, Robin. His mother was fifteen and his father was seventeen when Mark was born. By 1967, his parents had divorced and McDermott and his sister were living with their maternal grandmother Avis (Rogers) Marino.
Diane was shot and killed on February 9, 1967. Her death was initially 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 her at the time. John told authorities that Diane had 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. John, who police say had ties to organized crime, was then killed in 1972. His body was found in the trunk of a car in a Waltham, Massachusetts, grocery store parking lot.
Mark and his sister were raised by their maternal grandmother Avis in Waterbury. In his teenage years, McDermott began taking trips to visit his biological father, who owned the West Fourth Street Saloon in Greenwich Village, New York. The two would then go to the movies and the younger McDermott would work in his father’s bar, serving drinks and breaking up fights. Mark would also fast-talk his way into the Mudd Club and Studio 54. He was uncomfortable with himself as a teenager, saying he had a “Dorothy Hamill hairdo.” McDermott began to imitate his acting heroes, such as Marlon Brando and Humphrey Bogart, to adopt their demeanor. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in Waterbury in 1979.
His father’s third wife was playwright Eve Ensler (author of The Vagina Monologues), who legally adopted Mark when he was 15 and she was 23. Eve has since divorced his father. Ensler, with whom Mark has remained close, and encouraged him to pursue an acting career. He began writing roles for him into her plays. After she suffered a miscarriage, Mark took on the name Dylan, the name planned for her unborn child. Mark attended acting school at the Jesuit-run Fordham University. He as well studied under Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City, the same year as Allison Janney.
Dylan McDermott Wife
Mark married actress Shiva Rose on November 19, 1995. The couple has two daughters, Colette and Charlotte. Colette’s birth is prominently featured in Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.
People confirmed that Mark and Rose had separated on September 27, 2007. It was then reported that McDermott had filed for divorce from Rose on May 16, 2008. The divorce was then finalized on January 2, 2009.
Dylan McDermott Girlfriend
Having met on-set in early 2014, on January 14, 2015, it was announced McDermott 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.
Dylan McDermott Gay
The Practice star is not gay. According to US Weekly, given his recent nude scene on American Horror Story, it’s no wonder why men and women alike have the hots for Dylan. He has stated that he doesn’t mind being hit on by gay men.
Dylan McDermott Height
He stands at a height of 1.83 m.
Dylan Mcdermott Steel Magnolias
Mark starred in the 1989 film Steel Magnolias opposite Julia Roberts as her husband Jackson Latcherie. McDermott also starred in Twister (1989), it is a film about a man trying to rescue his girlfriend and daughter from a tornado storm. In the same year brought Neon Empire, a movie about the rise and fall of one man in Las Vegas.
Dylan McDermott The Practice
However, McDermott’s first big break as an actor was in the hit film In the Line of Fire. Through his connection with Clint Eastwood, Mark was able to land his first major gig in The Practice. The show then expanded McDermott’s stardom, and he also made People’s list of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World 1998” with the magazine calling him “a prime-time heartthrob”. Mark got this distinction again in 2000. Despite his success on The Practice, he was cut from the show. Executive producer David E. Kelley cited “economic and creative realities” as a result of pressure from ABC to reduce costs. He did appear in the final two episodes of the final season.
In 2004, Mark starred alongside Julianna Margulies’s four-part mini-series The Grid, playing FBI Special Agent Max Canary in an anti-terrorist unit. He returned to theater in 2006, playing a returned soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder in Ensler’s play The Treatment. He starred in the television series Big Shots in 2007. Due to minimal viewership, the show was then canceled in January 2008 after 11 episodes without completing the planned 13-episode season. TV Guide reported on October 30, 2008, that he was due to co-star alongside Shannen Doherty in the film Burning Palms, a satire based on Los Angeles stereotypes told through five intertwining storylines.
He starred in the TNT drama Dark Blue, playing a veteran cop who heads a squad of undercover LAPD officers beginning in 2009. The show then ran for two seasons, each consisting of ten episodes. He starred on American Horror Story on FX as Ben Harmon, a psychologist and cheating husband in 2011. Mark returned to the second season as a new character due to the series’ anthology format, this time portraying Johnny Morgan. He appeared in three films: The Campaign, playing Tim Wattley, a campaign manager, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, as the father of main character Charlie (Logan Lerman), and Nobody Walks, as Leroy in 2012. Dylan also appeared in the action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen as a treacherous Secret Service Agent who helps a group of terrorists seize control of the White House.
He launched his first Photography Exhibition in Montreal, Quebec at Avenue Art Gallery as part of a collaboration with Art Agent, Marina Cutler in May 2013. The Exhibition was titled THE DYLAN PROJECT, MAKE SOME NOISE! tied his support for The V-Day Organization and also love of photography together as the project is a way to bring attention and funds to this organization that supports women in various ways who have suffered violent acts of aggression. Mark and Cutler have plans to bring THE DYLAN PROJECT to other locations. He also starred in the short-lived CBS television series Hostages as FBI agent Duncan Carlisle in 2013. He began starring on another short-lived CBS television series Stalker in one of the lead roles, portraying Detective Jack Larsen opposite Maggie Q in 2014.
Dylan McDermott New Show
In 2018, Dylan stars in an American sitcom LA to Vegas. He stars alongside Kim Matula, Ed Weeks, Nathan Lee Graham, Olivia Macklin, and Peter Stormare.
Dylan McDermott Movies
The Clovehitch Killer
The Laws of the Universe Part 0
Olympus Has Fallen
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Have Dreams, Will Travel
Sergeant Francis Lazerov
The Mistress of Spices
Three to Tango
‘Til There Was You
Destiny Turns on the Radio
Home for the Holidays
The Cowboy Way
Miracle on 34th Street
In the Line of Fire
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie
Moses “Hard Mo” Baxter
The Blue Iguana
Sgt. Adam Frantz
Dylan McDermott Tv Shows
LA to Vegas
Capt. David “Dave” Pratman
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Dr. Ben Harmon
Detective Jack Larsen
American Horror Story: Asylum
American Horror Story: Murder House
Dr. Ben Harmon
Vietnam in HD
James Anderson (voice)
Dr. Douglas Hanson
A House Divided
FBI Agent Max Canary
Will & Grace
Music Behind Bars
Saturday Night Live
Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular
Tales from the Crypt
The Fear Inside
Into the Badlands
The Neon Empire