Biography

John Diehl (born May 1, 1950) is an American actor, particularly known for his roles as Charles Kawalsky in the 1994 film Stargate, Det. Larry Zito on the 1980s cop show Miami Vice, Assistant Chief Ben Gilroy on The Shield, and as "the Cruiser" in Stripes. His other notable roles include Pvt. Bucklin, the spokesman of the 2nd Maine mutineers in Gettysburg, Cooper in Jurassic Park III (2001), as G. Gordon Liddy in the Oliver Stone movie Nixon, the Klansman informant ("Mickey Mouse") in A Time to Kill, and as Keith, a credit card company supervisor in Mo Money. He also appeared as the spirit of Harley Earl in a series of commercials for Buick. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1968. For a time, he flirted with a professional boxing career, leaving Miami Vice to pursue it.

John Diehl (born May 1, 1950) is an American actor, particularly known for his roles as Charles Kawalsky in the 1994 film Stargate, Det. Larry Zito on the 1980s cop show Miami Vice, Assistant Chief Ben Gilroy on The Shield, and as "the Cruiser" in Stripes. His other notable roles include Pvt. Bucklin, the spokesman of the 2nd Maine mutineers in Gettysburg, Cooper in Jurassic Park III (2001), as G. Gordon Liddy in the Oliver Stone movie Nixon, the Klansman informant ("Mickey Mouse") in A Time to Kill, and as Keith, a credit card company supervisor in Mo Money. He also appeared as the spirit of Harley Earl in a series of commercials for Buick. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1968. For a time, he flirted with a professional boxing career, leaving Miami Vice to pursue it.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1950-05-01

Place of Birth Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Out of the Wild as Henry McBride
2016 The North Star as Master Anderson
2015 Forever as Neil
2014 A Long Way Off
2013 Almost Human (1 episode) as Edward Kennex
2013 Singularity Principle as Jack Brenner
2012 Apartment 1303 3D as Detective
2012 The Obama Effect as Steve Warren
2011 Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe as Rear Admiral Lawrence
2011 Road to Nowhere as Bobby Billings
2011 Natural Selection as Abe
2009 Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas as Sheriff Larabie
2007 Women's Murder Club (1 episode)
2006 The Far Side of Jericho as Cash Thornton
2006 The House Is Burning as Mr. Garson
2006 Friday Night Lights (2 episodes) as Richard Sherman
2006 Jericho (1 episode)
2006 Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise as Jerry Snyder
2005 Down in the Valley as Steve
2005 Point Pleasant (13 episodes) as David Burke (5 episodes)
2004 Land of Plenty as Paul
2004 I Pass for Human as Ex-husband
2003 Cold Case (2 episodes)
2002 The Shield (4 episodes)
2001 Falling Like This as Eddie Gallagher
2001 Jurassic Park III as Cooper
2001 Pearl Harbor as Senior Doctor
2001 The Zeros as Burl
2000 Lost Souls as Henry Birdson
2000 Fail Safe as Col. Cascio
1999 Anywhere But Here as Jimmy
1999 The West Wing (1 episode)
1999 Get Real (1 episode)
1998 The Hi-Lo Country as Les Birk
1998 Monument Ave. as Digger
1997 Most Wanted as Police Captain
1997 Fire Down Below as Frank Elkins
1997 The End of Violence as Lowell Lewis
1996 The Pretender (1 episode)
1996 Foxfire as Mr. Buttinger
1996 A Time to Kill as Tim Nunley
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1996 Female Perversions as Jake Rock
1996 The Grave as J.C. Cole
1995 Nixon as Gordon Liddy
1995 Three Wishes as Leland's Dad
1995 Mind Ripper as Alex
1995 JAG (1 episode)
1995 Amanda & The Alien as Colonel Rosencrans
1995 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
1994 Stargate as Lieutenant Kawalsky
1994 ER (1 episode)
1994 The Client as Jack Nance
1994 Almost Dead as Eddie Herbek
1993 Remote
1993 The X-Files (1 episode)
1993 Falling Down as Dad at Back Yard
1992 Mikey as Neil Trenton
1992 Mo' Money as Keith Heading
1991 Motorama as Phil
1991 A Climate for Killing as Wayne Paris
1991 Whore as Derelict
1991 Eddie Dodd (1 episode)
1991 Kickboxer 2: The Road Back as Jack
1990 The Dark Side of The Moon
1990 MadHouse as Fred
1988 Glitz as Teddy Magyk
1987 Walker as Stebbins
1987 Beauty and the Beast (1 episode)
1987 The Hanoi Hilton as Murphy
1986 L.A. Law (2 episodes)
1984 Hunter (2 episodes)
1984 Miami Vice (3 episodes) as Det. Larry Zito
1984 Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper as Larry Zito
1984 Angel as Billy Killer Boy
1983 Hysterical as Taxi Driver
1983 National Lampoon's Vacation as Assistant Mechanic
1983 Joysticks as Arnie
1982 The Ambush Murders as Ferguson
1981 Falcon Crest (1 episode)
1981 Stripes as Cruiser
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)

Production

2001 Falling Like This Co-Producer

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