Dylan McDermott

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Dylan McDermott: Biography at a Glance

  • Earned an Emmy nomination, two Golden Globe nominations and a Golden Globe Award for his role in “The Practice”
  • Most recently starred as Detective Jack Larsen in “Stalker” on CBS
  • Credits include “Hostages,” “American Horror Story,” “Dark Blue,” “The Grid,” “Survivor,” “Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “The Campaign”
  • Nominated for a Drama League Award for his role in Eve Ensler’s “The Treatment”



A Golden Globe-winner and Emmy nominee, Dylan McDermott has proven his talent in film, television, and theater.

McDermott was most recently seen in Kevin Williamson’s Stalker on CBS. He starred opposite Maggie Q as 'Detective Jack Larsen,' of the Threat Assessment Unit in the LAPD. The drama series follows the stories of stalker victims.

McDermott's other television credits include Jerry Bruckheimer’s limited series, Hostages on CBS opposite Toni Collette, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's FX drama American Horror Story, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced TNT drama Dark Blue, TNT's dramatic limited series The Grid opposite Julianna Margulies, and David E. Kelley's Emmy Award-winning series The Practice, which earned him an Emmy nomination, two Golden Globe nominations, and a Golden Globe Award.

Upcoming, McDermott will be seen on the big screen starring opposite Milla Jovovich in Survivor, from producers Charles and Irwin Winkler, alongside Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, and Angela Bassett. The film follows a State Department employee who goes on the run after being forced to let a potential terrorist into the U.S.

Additional film credits include sci-fi thriller, Automata, Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen alongside Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, and Aaron Eckhart, critically acclaimed indie drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Jay Roach's comedy The Campaign opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, In the Line of Fire, Wonderland, Home for the Holidays directed by Jodi Foster, Steel Magnolias, Miracle on 34th Street, and Hamburger Hill.

In 2008, McDermott starred in Nicky Silver's Three Changes at Playwrights Horizons. Additionally, in September 2006, McDermott was on stage in Eve Ensler's The Treatment for which he was nominated for a Drama League Award. He was also seen in Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues and Golden Boy, directed by Joanne Woodward at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Dylan was GREAT, beyond our expectations. He was very easy to work with...very much a go with the flow type guy.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

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