Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman

Feb. 21st, 1958
Born in
Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
6' 2

Jack Coleman's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Heroes TV Show
Dynasty TV Show
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital TV Show
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital
Heroes Unmasked (UK) TV Show
Heroes Unmasked (UK)
Nightmare Cafe TV Show
Nightmare Cafe
Oh Baby TV Show
Oh Baby

Main Movie Roles

1997 - Spawn
1994 - Trapped in Space

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
State Senator Rob Lipton
Andrew Strong
Bill Forbes
Daniel Douglas Langston
Senator William H. Bracken
Scott Barrett
Colin Terell
Dr. Avery Atherton
Max Winter
Sean Curran
[Complete List]


Coleman's first major role was in the soap opera Days of our Lives, where he appeared from 1981 to 1982 as the character of Jake Kositchek (aka The Salem Strangler). In 1982, he joined the cast of Dynasty when he took over the role of Steven Carrington, one of the first gay characters on television. The role was originally portrayed by Al Corley. Coleman played the role until 1988. In 1986, he appeared on Super Password with Markie Post, Marsha Warfield, Leann Hunley, Emma Samms, Harry Anderson, John Ratzenberger and Bert Convy.

He was a regular on the short-lived series Nightmare Cafe (1992), and appeared on the miniseries Kingdom Hospital (2004). He made guest appearances in The Net, CSI: Miami, Nip/Tuck, Without a Trace, Diagnosis: Murder, and Entourage. He co-starred as Alyson & Amanda Michalka's father in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cow Belles.

He was nominated for his performance in the play Stand-up Tragedy at the Mark Taper Forum, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in Bouncers. He wrote the screenplays for Studio City, which he produced and acted in, and Can't Help Falling, which he hopes to produce.

Coleman was a main cast member of science-fiction series Heroes where he played Noah Bennet (a.k.a. "The Man With Horn-Rimmed Glasses" or "HRG"). Coleman states about portraying the character, "It's a combination of the light and dark. I don't want to just be a moustache twirling villain."Coleman appeared in an episode of The Mentalist in October 2010. He played the role of a wealthy, arrogant murder suspect named Max Winter. He also played a patient named Joe Dugan (a campaign manager of a New Jersey senator) in the House episode of "Office Politics" in 2010.

In Hallmark Channel’s original movie Rock The House (2010), Jack Coleman played a lawyer named Max who finds a way to reconnect with his daughter and his old sense of joy when he gets back together with his music-making friends from his teenaged years.

Starting in November 2010, Coleman had a recurring role on The Office as Pennsylvania State Senator Robert Lipton, the love interest for both Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey) and Oscar Martinez (Oscar Nunez). He has appeared in the episodes "WUPHF.com", "Classy Christmas", "Michael's Last Dundies","Goodbye, Michael", "Jury Duty", "Fundraiser", "Free Family Portrait Studio" "New Guys", "Here Comes Treble", "The Boat", "The Whale", "Customer Loyalty" and "Vandalism".

From 2011 until 2012, he played a recurring character, Bill Forbes, on the third season of the CW drama The Vampire Diaries in the episodes "The Hybrid", "The End of the Affair", "Disturbing Behavior", "The Ties That Bind" and "Bringing Out The Dead".

In 2011, he appeared on the CBS drama Criminal Minds, playing Bill Rogers, a serial rapist, in the episode "Hope".

On July 22, 2012, it was announced that Coleman is joining the fifth season of Castle as a new antagonist for Stana Katic’s character Kate Beckett. He has appeared in the episodes "After the Storm" and "Recoil" playing Senator William H Bracken.

Jack Coleman joined USA’s Burn Notice as recurring. He will be a part of the USA Network drama’s truncated (13-episode) seventh and final season. He will play Andrew Strong, a ranking CIA officer who has seen it all. Noble, but also obsessive at times, Strong is a relentless taskmaster who pushes Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) to do whatever it takes to complete the mission.

In 2013, he played the closeted gay husband Daniel Douglas Langston of conservative Vice President Sally Langston on Scandal.

Personal life:
Coleman was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, a sixth-generation descendant of Benjamin Franklin. He attended The Solebury School and Duke University, where he decided to pursue acting as a career. After graduating from Duke in 1980, he attended the National Theater Institute. He married actress Beth Toussaint in 1996. They have a daughter, Tess, born in 1999.

  • Has one daughter Tess, born in 1999, who appeared in the 'Wes Craven' (qv) film _Red Eye (2005)_ (qv).
  • In theater, he won the 1986 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in "Bouncers".
  • Graduated from Duke University in 1980, where he studied acting.
  • Gained TV notice after replacing 'Al Corley' (qv) in the role of "Steven Carrington", one of prime-time television's first openly gay characters, on the night time soap _"Dynasty" (1981)_ (qv).
  • A sixth-generation grandson of Benjamin Franklin, in turn related to President John 'Calvin Coolidge' (qv) Jr. and a remote descendant of the old Earls of Orkney and the ancient Kings of Scotland.
  • Studied acting at the National Theater Institute at the 'Eugene O'Neill (I)' (qv) Theater Center, and Writers' Boot Camp.

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