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 2018Mark 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

Year

Title

Role

2018

Josie

Hank

The Clovehitch Killer

Don

2016

Blind

Mark Dutchman

2015

Survivor

Sam Parker

The Laws of the Universe Part 0

Yoake Suguru

2014

Behaving Badly

Jimmy Leach

Autómata

Sean Wallace

Mercy

Jim Swann

2013

Olympus Has Fallen

Dave Forbes

Freezer

Robert Saunders

2012

Nobody Walks

Leroy

The Campaign

Tim Wattley

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Mr. Kelmeckis

2010

Burning Palms

Dennis Marx

2009

Mercy

Jake

2007

The Messengers

Roy

Have Dreams, Will Travel

Uncle

2006

Unbeatable Harold

Jake Salamander

2005

Edison

Sergeant Francis Lazerov

The Tenants

Harry Lesser

The Mistress of Spices

Doug

2003

Party Monster

Peter Gatien

Wonderland

David Lind

Runaway Jury

Jacob Wood

2001

Texas Rangers

Leander McNelly

1999

Three to Tango

Charles Newman

1997

‘Til There Was You

Nick Dawkan

1995

Destiny Turns on the Radio

Julian Goddard

Home for the Holidays

Leo Fish

1994

The Cowboy Way

John Stark

Miracle on 34th Street

Bryan Bedford

1993

In the Line of Fire

Al D’Andrea

1992

Jersey Girl

Sal Tomei

1991

Where Sleeping Dogs Lie

Bruce Simmons

1990

Hardware

Moses “Hard Mo” Baxter

1989

Twister

Chris

Steel Magnolias

Jackson Latcherie

1988

The Blue Iguana

Vince Holloway

1987

Hamburger Hill

Sgt. Adam Frantz

 

Dylan McDermott Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

2019

The Politician

N/A

2018

LA to Vegas

Capt. David “Dave” Pratman

American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Dr. Ben Harmon

2014–2015

Stalker

Detective Jack Larsen

2013–2014

Hostages

Duncan Carlisle

2012–2013

American Horror Story: Asylum

Johnny Morgan

2011

American Horror Story: Murder House

Dr. Ben Harmon

Vietnam in HD

James Anderson (voice)

2009–2010

Dark Blue

Carter Shaw

2007–2008

Big Shots

Duncan Collinsworth

2006

3 lbs

Dr. Douglas Hanson

A House Divided

Anderson

2004

The Grid

FBI Agent Max Canary

2003

Will & Grace

Tom

2002

Music Behind Bars

Host

1999

Saturday Night Live

Host

1998

Ally McBeal

Bobby Donnell

Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular

Himself

1997–2004

The Practice

Bobby Donnell

1992

Tales from the Crypt

George Gatlin

The Fear Inside

Pete Caswell

1991

Into the Badlands

McComas

1989

The Neon Empire

Vic

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