DYLAN McDERMOTT (Roy Solomon) captured audiences and critics
alike with his career making performance as idealistic defense attorney Bobby
Donnell on David E. Kelley's Emmy Award-winning series THE PRACTICE. For
that 7-year role, McDermott would receive a Golden Globe Award and
nominations for two Golden Globes, an Emmy, two Screen Actors Guild Awards
and two Golden Satellite Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV
Series Drama. He was also nominated for an Individual Achievement in a Drama
Award by the Television Critics Association and was a perennial favorite with
audiences of the 1997-2004 series, receiving two nominations for Best Actor in a
Quality Drama Series by the Viewers for Quality Television Awards.
McDermott made his feature film debut in the 1987 war drama
HAMBURGER HILL, but it was his role as Secret Service Agent Al D'Andrea,
Clint Eastwood's secret service partner in Wolfgang Petersen's IN THE LINE OF
FIRE, that catapulted his career. Before that he caught the attention of female
fans playing Julia Roberts' husband Jackson Latcherie in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, a
film that brought her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award for Best
Actress in a Supporting Role.
He recently appeared in UNBEATABLE HAROLD, THE TENANTS,
MISTRESS OF SPICES and EDISON as corrupt cop Frank Lazerov opposite
Kevin Spacey, Justin Timberlake, and LL Cool J. He can be seen in director Brad
Isaac's upcoming A WEST TEXAS CHILDREN'S TALE as Cassie's uncle.
His film credits include: the crime drama WONDERLAND with Val Kilmer,
Josh Lucas and Lisa Kudrow; TEXAS RANGERS opposite James Van Der Beek;
THREE TO TANGO co-starring Neve Campbell and Matthew Perry; Jodie
Foster's HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS with Holly Hunter and Robert Downey, Jr.;
John Hughes' 1994 remake of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET opposite Sir Richard
Attenborough; RUNAWAY JURY, JERSEY GIRL, TWISTER, THE BLUE
IGUANA and, PARTY MONSTER co-starring Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green,
which originally ran in Dramatic Competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
McDermott is an accomplished television and stage actor as well. His
numerous television credits include: the recent TNT and BBC drama miniseries
THE GRID opposite Julianna Margulies; the television feature A HOUSE
DIVIDED; and guest appearances on WILL & GRACE, ALLY MCBEAL, TALES
FROM THE CRYPT; and Penn & Teller's SIN CITY SPECTACULAR. He has
also hosted SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and directed an episode of THE
The Connecticut native was raised in New York City and became
interested in acting in high school, encouraged by Playwright and Actress Eve
Ensler. He earned his drama degree at Fordham University and graduated from
the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, where he was discovered
by actress Joanne Woodward who later cast him in Golden Boy, the stage play
directed by Woodward at the Williamstown Theater Festival.
He later starred on Broadway in Neil Simon's production of Biloxi Blues.
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