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Dylan Walsh

Dylan Walsh

American actor
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro American actor
Countries United States of America
Occupations Actor Television actor
A.K.A. Charles Hunter Walsh
Gender male
Birth November 17, 1963 (Los Angeles)
Spouse: Joanna GoingMelora Walters
Height: 1.778 m
Education University of Virginia
The details

Dylan Walsh (born Charles Hunter Walsh: November 17, 1963) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Dr. Sean McNamara in the FX television series Nip/Tuck.

Early life

Walsh was born Charles Hunter Walsh in Los Angeles, California. His maternal grandfather, Frank P. Haven, was a managing editor of the Los Angeles Times. His parents worked for the Foreign Service—they met in Ethiopia. As a result, Walsh lived in East Africa, India, Pakistan and Indonesia as a boy. His family returned to the United States when he was ten years old and settled in Virginia, where Walsh began acting in high school. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1986 with a degree in English. After graduating from college, Walsh moved to New York City to act professionally.


Walsh's first role was in a television movie called Soldier Boys with James Earl Jones. He then landed a role in the movie Loverboy and a regular role on the television series Kate & Allie. In 1989, he started using the name Dylan Walsh professionally. He continued to work in films including Betsy's Wedding, Nobody's Fool, Congo, The Stepfather, and Secretariat, and guest starred the television series Brooklyn South, The Twilight Zone, and Everwood.

In 2003, Walsh landed the role of Sean McNamara on the television series Nip/Tuck, after being approached by series creator Ryan Murphy in a coffee shop. Murphy remembered him from his role in Nobody's Fool and in a television movie. Walsh also appeared on the series Unforgettable.

Personal life

Walsh was married to actress Melora Walters from 1996 to 2003, with whom he had two children, born in 1996 and 1997.

He later married actress Joanna Going on October 10, 2004, with whom he has a daughter born in 2003. On December 15, 2010 Walsh announced he had filed for divorce. The couple filed for divorce in 2010.

Walsh also has a daughter born in 2011, and a son born 2013.


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Loverboy (as Charles Hunter Walsh) Jory Talbot
1989 When We Were Young (as Charles Hunter Walsh) Lee Jameson TV film
1989 Cameleons Stan TV Film
1990 Betsy's Wedding Jake Lovell
1990 Where the Heart Is Tom
1993 Arctic Blue Eric Desmond
1994 Nobody's Fool Peter Sullivan
1994 Radio Inside Michael Anderson
1995 Congo Dr. Peter Elliot
1997 Men Teo Morrison
1999 Final Voyage Aaron Carpenter
2001 Jet Boy Boon Palmer
2002 Blood Work Detective John Waller
2002 We Were Soldiers Capt. Robert Edwards
2002 Power Play Matt Nash
2003 The Lone Ranger Kansas City Haas TV Film
2005 Edmond Interrogator
2006 The Lake House Morgan
2008 Just Add Water Ray Tuckby
2009 The Stepfather The Stepfather/David Harris/Grady Edwards
2010 Secretariat Jack Tweedy II
2014 Authors Anonymous Alan Mooney
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Kate & Allie Ben (Episode: The Nearlyweds)
1990 Gabriel's Fire Louis Klein TV series
1993 Telling Secrets Jesse Graham
1995 The Outer Limits Sgt. Eldritch TV series
1996 Eden Bill Kunen
1997 Brooklyn South Officer Jimmy Doyle TV series
1997 Divided by Hate Louis Gibbs
1997 Changing Habits Felix Shepherd
1998 The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery Frank Syler
1999 Chapter Zero Adam Lazarus
2001 Deadly Little Secrets Cole Chamberlain
2002 Jo TV
2002 Par 6 Mac Hegelman
2002 The Twilight Zone Adam TV series
2002 Presidio Med Danny Gibson TV series
2003 More Than Meets the Eye: The Joan Brock Story Jim Brock
2003-2010 Nip/Tuck Dr. Sean McNamara TV series
2003-2004 Everwood Carl Feeney TV series
2005 Antebody Jacob Ambro
2007 Lost Holiday: The Jim and Suzanne Shemwell Story Jim Shemwell
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Malcolm Royce (Episode: Annihilated)
2007 Law and Order: Criminal Intent Det. Peter Lyons (Episode: Silencer)
2011-2016 Unforgettable Al Burns TV series
2012 Drop Dead Diva Lawrence Brand (Episode: Pick's and Pakes)
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tom Cooley (Episode: CSI on Fire)
2013 Revenge Jason Prosser (Episodes:Sabotage, Collusion)
2013 Castle Agent Harris (Episode: Target (1))
2015 NCIS: New Orleans Captain Jim Messier (Recurring Season 1)
2016 Designated Survivor (TV series) Seal Commander Max Clarkson (Episode: The Mission)

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