Alan Dale

Biography

Alan Hugh Dale (born 6 May 1947, height 6' 1" (1,85 m)) is a New Zealand actor. As a child, Dale developed a love of theatre and also became a rugby player. After retiring from the sport he took on a number of professions to support his family, before deciding to become a professional actor at the age of 27. With work limited in New Zealand, Dale moved to Australia, where he played Dr. John Forrest in The Young Doctors from 1979 to 1982. He later appeared as Jim Robinson in Neighbours, a part he played for eight years. The character is the role Dale is most associated with in Australia and the United Kingdom. He left the series when he fell out with the producers over the pay he and the rest of the cast received.

After leaving Neighbours, Dale became typecast as Robinson in Australia and struggled to find work. His career was revitalised after he relocated to the United States in 2000. Since then he has had roles in many American series including prominent parts in The O.C. (as Caleb Nichol) and Ugly Betty (as Bradford Meade), as well as recurring and guest roles in Lost, 24, NCIS, ER, The West Wing, The X-Files and The Lone Gunmen. Dale has also appeared in minor roles in films such as Star Trek Nemesis, Hollywood Homicide and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as well as the London West End production of Spamalot. Dale has been married to former Miss Australia Tracey Pearson since 1990 and has four children.

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Alan Hugh Dale (born 6 May 1947, height 6' 1" (1,85 m)) is a New Zealand actor. As a child, Dale developed a love of theatre and also became a rugby player. After retiring from the sport he took on a number of professions to support his family, before deciding to become a professional actor at the age of 27. With work limited in New Zealand, Dale moved to Australia, where he played Dr. John Forrest in The Young Doctors from 1979 to 1982. He later appeared as Jim Robinson in Neighbours, a part he played for eight years. The character is the role Dale is most associated with in Australia and the United Kingdom. He left the series when he fell out with the producers over the pay he and the rest of the cast received.

After leaving Neighbours, Dale became typecast as Robinson in Australia and struggled to find work. His career was revitalised after he relocated to the United States in 2000. Since then he has had roles in many American series including prominent parts in The O.C. (as Caleb Nichol) and Ugly Betty (as Bradford Meade), as well as recurring and guest roles in Lost, 24, NCIS, ER, The West Wing, The X-Files and The Lone Gunmen. Dale has also appeared in minor roles in films such as Star Trek Nemesis, Hollywood Homicide and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as well as the London West End production of Spamalot. Dale has been married to former Miss Australia Tracey Pearson since 1990 and has four children.

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Gender -

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1947-05-06

Place of Birth Dunedin - Otago - New Zealand

Adult Actor False

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Alan Hugh Dale

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Entourage as John Ellis
2014 Grace as Father John
2014 Dominion(21 episodes) as General Rysen
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier as World Security Council member
2012 The Mindy Project(1 episode) as Alfred
2012 Tangled Ever After as Priest (voice)
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Detective Isaksson
2011 Once Upon a Time(8 episodes) as King George/Albert Spencer
2011 Person of Interest(1 episode)
2011 Happy New Year as Bill
2011 Doomsday Prophecy as General Slate
2011 Priest as Monsignor Chamberlain
2011 The Killing(6 episodes) as Senator Eaton
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven as Dr. Sanders
2010 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark as Jacoby
2010 Hot in Cleveland(8 episodes) as Emmet
2010 Hot in Cleveland(1 episode)
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man(1 episode)
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as General Ross
2008 Midnight Man(0 episodes)
2008 Moving Wallpaper(18 episodes)
2007 Flight of the Conchords(1 episode)
2006 Torchwood(1 episode)
2006 Ugly Betty(86 episodes) as Bradford Meade
2005 E-Ring(3 episodes)
2005 Bow(1 episode)
2004 After the Sunset as Security Chief
2004 Lost(16 episodes)
2004 Entourage(3 episodes)
2003 NCIS(9 episodes)
2003 NCIS(1 episode) as Homeland Senior Division Chief Tom Morrow
2003 The O.C.(14 episodes)
2003 The O.C.(24 episodes) as Caleb Nichol
2003 Hollywood Homicide as Commander Preston
2003 The Extreme Team as Richard Knowles
2002 Star Trek: Nemesis as Praetor Hiren
2002 CSI: Miami(1 episode)
2001 24(8 episodes) as Vice President Jim Prescott
2001 Crossing Jordan(1 episode)
2001 The Lone Gunmen(1 episode)
1999 The West Wing(2 episodes)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode)
1999 First Daughter as Daly
1999 Alien Cargo as Eichhorn, Explorer Dolphin
1997 The Practice(2 episodes)
1994 ER(4 episodes)
1994 Blue Heelers(1 episode)
1993 The X-Files(3 episodes)
1989 Houseboat Horror as Evans
1985 Neighbours(1,322 episodes) as Jim Robinson
1976 The Young Doctors(55 episodes)
1900 Janus(26 episodes)
1900 State Coroner(28 episodes)
1900 First Daughter(0 episodes)

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