Jun. 16th, 1949
Geoff Pierson's Main TV Roles
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Pierson was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Helen T. (née McGinness) and Roy J. Pierson, who worked in business.
Unhappily Ever After was created by one of the original creators of FOX's Married...With Children and Pierson appeared on the season two episode "Just Married...With Children" as a loving husband who refused to abuse his wife on the game show How Do I Love Thee. Other TV roles include a regular role as R.T. Howard on That 80's Show, and recurring roles on Grace Under Fire as Grace's ex-husband Jimmy and on 24 as President John Keele, appearing in 19 episodes in Seasons 3 and 4. He also appeared in the 2003 Comedy Central TV film Windy City Heat as "The President of Show Business".
In 2006, he guest-starred in Criminal Minds, playing Max Ryan, a former FBI agent-turned-author and also Jason Gideon's mentor who comes out of his retirement to capture a serial killer known as the Keystone Killer in the episode, Unfinished Business. He appeared in the 2008 film Changeling as the flamboyant defense attorney Sammy "S.S." Hahn.
Beginning in 2010, he had a recurring role in Boardwalk Empire as Senator Walter Edge. In 2011, Pierson portrays Midas Mulligan in Atlas Shrugged, based on Ayn Rand's novel of the same name. He has a role as Russell Dunbar's wealthy father on Rules of Engagement.
In 2011, season four of television series Castle, he had recurring role as Mr. Smith.
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