Lee Tergesen

Mostly Credited As: Lee Tergesen
Birth Name: Lee Allen Tergesen
Date Of Birth: July 08, 1965 (Age 50)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Ivoryton, Connecticut
Height: 6' (1.82 m)

Lee Tergesen

"There was this moment, I think I was about 4 years old, and my parents and their friends were having a party and they were all sitting around the living room, the music was playing and I was sort of dancing wildly. I mean, I was really into it and everyone there was entertained. And I remember I was like, 'Wow, man, I'm watchable!'" - Lee Tergesen

Since then, Lee Allen Tergesen has focused on acting. After graduating from the American Theatre and Dramatic Academy in 1985, Lee did a lot of stage work in New York City. However, from 1986-89 he primarily worked at the Empire Diner. That's where he met Tom Fontana who live around the corner from the diner. Tom took Lee under his wing and got him a role in the surfing-action-detective movie "Point Break," which turned out to be his big break.

In 1992, Lee would appear as Terry in "Wayne's World." Had a recurring role on Tom Fotana's Homicide: Life on the Street. He got a series regular role playing Chett Donnelly, the militant brother in Weird Science. Lee met up with Tom Fontana and discussed a prison drama that Fontana was producing for HBO. Lee was casted to play Prisoner #97B412, Tobias Beecher in Oz, a part Tom wrote for him. Oz ended in 2003.

Lee had several guest apperances and/or supporting roles in TV shows and movies, including ER, The 4400, CSI and Rescue Me. Lee went back to the theater in October of 2004, appearing in an off-broadway play with Matthew Broderick.

Recently, Lee appears in Wanted, as U.S. Marshal Eddie Drake. The series premiered in August-September and December 2005 on cable channel TNT. The series was not picked up for a second season. Lee was recently on Desperate Housewives in a 5 episode stint. Lee was casted in the pilot of Sunset Comfort, but FOX didn't pick up. Lee will be in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, the prequel to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Lee will be in the second season of Showtime's anthology series, Masters of Horrors.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Outcast (2016)As: Blake Morrow
Red Widow (2013)As: Mike Tomlin
Generation Kill (2008)As: Evan 'Scribe' Wright
A.M.P.E.D. (2007)As: Brian Spicer
Southern Comfort (FOX) (2007)As: Blue
Wanted (US) (2005)As: U.S. Marshal Eddie Drake
Oz (1997)As: Tobias Beecher (Prisoner #97B412)
Weird Science (1994)As: Chett Donnelly
Episode Cast Credits 

Defiance (2013) 
  My Name Is Datak Tarr and I Have Come to Kill You 03x08: (Jul/24/2015) As General Rahm Tak 
  Where the Apples Fell 03x06: (Jul/10/2015) As General Rahm Tak 
  History Rhymes 03x05: (Jul/03/2015) As General Rahm Tak 
  Dead Air 03x04: (Jun/26/2015) As General Rahm Tak 

Castle (2009) (2009) 
  Reckoning (2) 07x15: (Feb/16/2015) As Marcus Gates 
  3XK 03x06: (Oct/25/2010) As Marcus Gates 

American Horror Story (2011) 
  Blood Bath 04x08: (Dec/03/2014) As Vince 
  Test of Strength 04x07: (Nov/19/2014) As Vince 
  Bullseye 04x06: (Nov/12/2014) As Vince 

Hawaii Five-0 (2010) 
  Ka No'eau (The Painter) 05x04: (Oct/17/2014) As Gordon Bristol/Joseph Stegner 

The Blacklist (2013) 
  Dr. Linus Creel 02x04: (Oct/13/2014) As Frank Hyland 
  Lord Baltimore 02x01: (Sep/22/2014) As Frank Hyland 

Forever (US) (2014) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/22/2014) As Hans Kohler 

Longmire (2012) 
  Population 25 03x07: (Jul/14/2014) As Ed Gorski 
  In the Pines 03x04: (Jun/23/2014) As Ed Gorski 
  Bad Medicine 02x13: (Aug/26/2013) As Ed Gorski 
  A Good Death is Hard to Find 02x12: (Aug/19/2013) As Ed Gorski 

The Americans (2013) 
  Echo 02x13: (May/21/2014) As Captain Andrew Larrick 
  Operation Chronicle 02x12: (May/14/2014) As Captain Andrew Larrick 
  Stealth 02x11: (May/07/2014) As Captain Andrew Larrick 
  Yousaf 02x10: (Apr/30/2014) As Captain Andrew Larrick 

The Following (2013) 
  Sacrifice 02x07: (Mar/03/2014) As Kurt Bolen 

Person of Interest (2011) 
  The Crossing 03x09: (Nov/19/2013) As Detective Petersen 

Drop Dead Diva (2009) 
  The Real Jane 05x02: (Jun/30/2013) As Sid Penar 

The Big C (2010) 
  Killjoy 03x08: (Jun/03/2012) As Kirby 
  How Bazaar 03x07: (May/20/2012) As Kirby 
  Family Matters 03x04: (Apr/29/2012) As Kirby 
  What’s Your Story? 03x02: (Apr/15/2012) As Kirby 

The River (2012) 
  Doctor Emmet Cole 01x06: (Mar/06/2012) As Russ Landry 
  Peaches 01x05: (Feb/28/2012) As Russ Landry 

A Gifted Man (2011) 
  In Case of Letting Go 01x15: (Feb/24/2012) As Paul Curtis 

Army Wives (2007) 
  Farewell To Arms 05x13: (Jun/12/2011) As Officer Clay Boone 
  Firefight 05x12: (Jun/05/2011) As Officer Clay Boone 
  Drop Zone 05x11: (May/22/2011) As Officer Clay Boone 
  Command Presence 05x02: (Mar/13/2011) As Officer Clay Boone 

Law & Order: Los Angeles (2010) 
  Big Rock Mesa 01x16: (May/23/2011) As Patrick Denton 

Lie to Me (2009) 
  Black and White 02x22: (Sep/13/2010) As Cook 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Savior 11x14: (Mar/03/2010) As Billy Skags 
  P.C. 11x13: (Mar/03/2010) As Billy 

Criminal Minds (2005) 
  Retaliation 05x11: (Dec/16/2009) As Dale Shrader 

House (2004) 
  Instant Karma 06x04: (Oct/12/2009) As Roy Randall 

Royal Pains (2009) 
  The Honeymoon's Over 01x08: (Jul/30/2009) As Zach Kingsley 

Kings (2009) 
  Brotherhood 01x07: (Jun/13/2009) As Minister of Health 

The Closer (2005) 
  Products of Discovery 05x01: (Jun/08/2009) As Detective Nick Carey 

The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006) 
  The Old Maid of Honor 04x21: (May/13/2009) As Todd Watski 
  Notes on a 7th Grade Scandal 04x13: (Jan/14/2009) As Rob Watski 

Cupid (2009) (2009) 
  The Great Right Hope 01x03: (Apr/14/2009) As Clint 

Life on Mars (US) (2008) 
  The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler 01x02: (Oct/16/2008) As Lee Crocker 

Cane (2007) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/25/2007) As Lamont Samuels 

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) 
  Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (May/27/2007) As Daniel F. Royer 

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) 
  30 06x16: (Feb/27/2007) As Josh Lemle 
  Baggage 02x11: (Jan/12/2003) As Keith Ramsey 

Masters of Horror (2005) 
  We All Scream for Ice Cream 02x10: (Jan/12/2007) As Layne Banixter 

The Unit (2006) (2006) 
  Extreme Rendition 02x02: (Sep/26/2006) As Deckard 

Desperate Housewives (2004) 
  I Know Things Now 02x21: (May/07/2006) As Peter McMillian 
  It Wasn't Meant to Happen 02x20: (Apr/30/2006) As Peter McMillian 
  Don't Look at Me 02x19: (Apr/16/2006) As Peter McMillian 
  Everybody Says Don't 02x18: (Apr/02/2006) As Peter McMillian 

Law & Order (1990) 
  Ghosts 16x03: (Oct/05/2005) As Mr. Heller 
  Prescription for Death 01x01: (Sep/13/1990) As Clemens 

Rescue Me (2004) 
  Balls 02x03: (Jul/05/2005) As Sully 
  Harmony 02x02: (Jun/28/2005) As Sully 
  Voicemail 02x01: (Jun/21/2005) As Sully 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Compulsion 05x17: (Mar/10/2005) As Martin Hawkins 

The 4400 (2004) 
  Becoming 01x03: (Jul/25/2004) As Oliver Knox 

Hack (2002) 
  See No Evil 02x01: (Sep/27/2003) As Carl Ginley 

The Handler (2003) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/26/2003) As Detective 

Queens Supreme (2003) 
  One Angry Man 01x01: (Jan/10/2003) As Tommy Ryan 

ER (1994) 
  Insurrection 09x03: (Oct/10/2002) As Demerol Junkie 

Third Watch (1999) 
  Sex, Lies & Videotape 03x09: (Jan/07/2002) As Jared McKinley 

The Beat (2000) 
  Someone to Watch Over Me 01x06: (Apr/25/2000) As Steve Dorigan 
  Cueca Solo 01x05: (Apr/18/2000) As Steve Dorigan 
  Can I Get a Witness? 01x04: (Apr/11/2000) As Steve Dorigan 
  Three Little Words 01x03: (Apr/04/2000) As Steve Dorigan 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Jerry Seinfeld/David Bowie 25x01: (Oct/02/1999) As Tobias Beecher, [Uncredited]

The Hoop Life (1999) 
  Communication Breakdown 01x09: (Aug/22/1999) As Photographer 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  The Lady of the Lake 05x05: (Oct/18/1998) As Blake Chapman 

Cracker (US) (1997) 
  Sons and Lovers 01x07: (Nov/06/1997) As Dan Green 

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997) 
  Honey, the House is Trying to Kill Us 01x02: (Oct/04/1997) As Carter 

Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) 
  Double Blind 05x18: (Apr/11/1997) As Officer Chris Thorman 
  Crosetti 03x06: (Dec/02/1994) As Officer Chris Thorman 
  Night of the Dead Living 01x09: (Mar/31/1993) As Officer Chris Thorman 
  A Dog and Pony Show 01x06: (Mar/10/1993) As Officer Chris Thorman 

Weird Science (1994) 
  Funhouse of Death 04x07: (Feb/24/1996) As Brad the Evil Clown 

Duckman (1994) 
  Color of Naught 03x04: (Jan/27/1996) Voiced  Chett Donnelly 

JAG (1995) 
  Brig Break 01x08: (Dec/02/1995) As Gunnery Sgt. Gentry 

Lived in Lyme, Conn., during pre-teen years.

Has a brother named Chris, who is music supervisor for many TV shows including Oz. Chris is married to actress Toni Lewis, who was a recurring character on "Oz" and 'Homicide: Life on the Street."

Lee's mother, Ruth, died of breast cancer in 1989

He lost some of the feeling in his fingers while banging his fists on the metal bars on the cell of the set of "Oz."

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