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Jack Coleman

Mostly Credited As: Jack Coleman
Birth Name: John MacDonald Coleman
Date Of Birth: February 21, 1958 (Age 56)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Easton, Pennsylvania
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Jack Coleman


With those dashing good looks and acting talent that spans several TV series and a variety of films, it’s really no surprise that Jack Coleman’s resume keeps growing. He first studied acting at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and officially received a drama degree in 1980. Before really making a mark on the small screen, Coleman first made a mark on the stage. He was a big stage actor, and even starred in the Long Island stage production of “Grease.” In the ‘80s he made his television debut as Jake Kosticheck - or to soap opera fans “the Salem Strangler” - on “Days of Our Lives.” That wasn’t the only soap Coleman starred in. In the hit ‘80s soap “Dynasty,” he took on the role of Steven Carrington. He was the second actor to take on the role, and he wasn’t a favorite to some fans. However, the role was an important one, since it was one of the first homoesxual characters on a primetime drama. After that, Coleman appeared on other TV shows including “Diagnosis Murder,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Without a Trace” and “Nip/Tuck.” It was his role as Noah Bennett in NBC’s “Heroes” that made him stand out as an actor. Not only did his mysterious and ambiguous character turn him into one the most popular stars of the series, but it opened more doors in the showbiz world. From playing Caroline’s dad, Bill Forbes, on “The Vampire Diaries” to playing Senator William H. Bracken on “Castle” to playing Angela’s gay husband and Oscar’s lover, State Senator Robert Lipton, on “The Office,” Coleman has definitely hit the acting mark. He’s even been recognized for his work with awards. In 1986, he received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for “Bouncers,” and was also nominated in 1990 for “Stand-up Tragedy.” In addition, he earned a 2008 nomination at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival for his role on “Heroes.” This really should come as no surprise, especially since he comes from a long line of successful family members. He is a direct, sixth-generation descendant of Benjamin Franklin and also the grandson of Herbert Agar Jack, the 1934 Pulitzer Prize winner for his book “The People’s Choice.” He and Beth Toussaint have been married for 16 years and have one daughter, Tess.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Heroes (2006)As: Noah Bennet (episode 11-; recurring previously)
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (2004)As: Peter Rickman
Oh Baby (1998)As: Rick
Nightmare Cafe (1992)As: Frank Nolan
Dynasty (US) (1981)As: Steven Carrington (S03-S08)
Days of our Lives (1965)As: Jake Kositcheck (1981-1982)
Episode Cast Credits 

Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors (2012) 
  Cloak And Dagger 03x05: (Sep/14/2014) Voiced  Doctor Strange 
  Journey of the Iron Fist 02x13: (Jun/16/2013) Voiced  Doctor Strange (Announcer) 
  Strange Days 01x13: (Jul/08/2012) Voiced  Doctor Strange 

Castle (2009) (2009) 
  Veritas 06x22: (May/05/2014) As Senator William H. Bracken 
  In the Belly of the Beast 06x17: (Mar/03/2014) As Senator William H. Bracken 
  Recoil 05x13: (Feb/04/2013) As Senator William H. Bracken 
  After The Storm 05x01: (Sep/24/2012) As Senator William H. Bracken 

Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013) 
  Stranger in a Strange Land 01x20: (Mar/30/2014) Voiced  Doctor Strange 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Love For Sale 14x15: (Feb/19/2014) As Jim Logan 

Scandal (2012) 
  A Door Marked Exit 03x10: (Dec/12/2013) As Daniel Douglas Langston 
  YOLO 03x09: (Dec/05/2013) As Daniel Douglas Langston 
  Vermont is for Lovers, Too 03x08: (Nov/21/2013) As Daniel Douglas Langston 
  Everything’s Coming Up Mellie 03x07: (Nov/14/2013) As Daniel Douglas Langston 

Burn Notice (2007) 
  Exit Plan 07x05: (Jul/11/2013) As Andrew Strong (CIA/Handler) 
  Brothers In Arms 07x04: (Jun/27/2013) As Andrew Strong (CIA Agent/Handler) 
  Down Range 07x03: (Jun/20/2013) As Andrew Strong (CIA Agent/Handler) 
  Forget Me Not 07x02: (Jun/13/2013) As Andrew Strong (CIA Agent/Handler) 

The Office (US) (2005) 
  Stairmageddon 09x19: (Apr/11/2013) As State Senator Rob Lipton 
  Vandalism 09x14: (Jan/31/2013) As State Senator Rob Lipton 
  Customer Loyalty 09x12: (Jan/24/2013) As State Senator Rob Lipton, [Uncredited]
  The Whale 09x07: (Nov/15/2012) As State Senator Rob Lipton 

The Vampire Diaries (2009) 
  1912 03x16: (Mar/15/2012) As Bill Forbes (Caroline Forbes Father, Appears In Archive Footage) 
  Bringing Out the Dead 03x13: (Feb/02/2012) As Bill Forbes (Caroline Forbes' Father) 
  The Ties That Bind 03x12: (Jan/19/2012) As Bill Forbes (Caroline Forbes' Father) 
  Disturbing Behavior 03x04: (Oct/06/2011) As Bill Forbes (Caroline Forbes' Father) 

Criminal Minds (2005) 
  Hope 07x08: (Nov/16/2011) As William 'Bill' Rogers 

House (2004) 
  Office Politics 07x06: (Nov/08/2010) As Joe Dugan 

The Mentalist (2008) 
  Red Carpet Treatment 03x04: (Oct/14/2010) As Max Winter 

The Sci Fi Guys (2007) 
  Season 3, Episode 1: 03x01: (Apr/29/2009) Voiced  Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  April 9, 2009 21x149: (Apr/09/2009) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  April 9, 2009 10x99: (Apr/09/2009) As Himself 

Heroes Unmasked (2007) 
  A New Dawn 01x01: (Jul/25/2007) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Jack Coleman, guest co-host Sherri Shepherd 10x114: (Feb/19/2007) As Himself 

Heroes (2006) 
  Six Months Ago 01x10: (Nov/27/2006) As Mr. Bennet 
  Homecoming 01x09: (Nov/20/2006) As Mr. Bennet 
  Seven Minutes to Midnight 01x08: (Nov/13/2006) As Mr. Bennet 
  Better Halves 01x06: (Oct/30/2006) As Mr. Bennet 

Without a Trace (2002) 
  Trials 03x09: (Nov/25/2004) As Roy Ducek 

CSI: Miami (2002) 
  Murder in a Flash 03x04: (Oct/11/2004) As Martin Gillespie 

Nip/Tuck (2003) 
  Rose & Raven Rosenberg 02x09: (Aug/17/2004) As Dr. Avery Atherton 

According to Jim (2001) 
  No Harm No Fowl 02x24: (Apr/29/2003) As Sean Curran 

Providence (1999) 
  The Mating Dance 04x10: (Dec/14/2001) As Larry 

Special Unit 2 (2001) 
  The Drag 02x07: (Nov/14/2001) As George Armstrong, [Co-Guest Stars]

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Angels on the Air 02x05: (Oct/21/1995) As Jeff Ritchy 

The Colbys (1985) 
  The Wedding 01x18: (Mar/20/1986) As Steven Carrington 

Battle of the Network Stars (1976) 
  Special #18 01x18: (May/23/1985) As ABC Team 

Glitter (1984) 
  In Tennis, Love Means Nothing 01x03: (Sep/27/1984) As Rusty Walker 

Salvation (NBC) (2014) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Unknown/Unaired) As Rev. Michael Thompson, [Special Guest Stars]
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