Tim DeKay

Active - 1996 - 2011  |   Born - Jun 12, 1963 in Lansing, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Comedy Drama, Crime

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Theatrical actor Tim DeKay graduated from Rutgers University, where he met his wife, actress Elisa Taylor. In 1987, he quit his job with a casket company in Syracuse, NY, in order to pursue an acting career. Most of DeKay's work has been on or off Broadway, in regional theater, and on national tours. On television, he's appeared on SeaQuest, Party of Five, The Larry Sanders Show, Sports Night, and Ally McBeal, among others. A few of his memorable role include Bizarro Jerry on Seinfeld and Rev. Keyes on Everwood. On the big screen, he was in the action thriller Swordfish, the romantic drama Big Eden, and the independent film Welcome to the Neighborhood. DeKay got his breakthrough role on HBO's Carnivàle, as Samson's (Michael J. Anderson) right-hand man, Jonesy. Subsuquently, DeKay would remain a consistent presence on screen, appearing in movies like Peaceful Warrior and Get Smart, and on TV shows like Tell Me You Love Me and White Collar.

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  • After college, he worked briefly at a casket company before realizing he wanted to pursue acting.
  • Met his wife, Elisa Taylor, when both were studying drama at Rutgers University.
  • Has made guest appearances on such television shows as Everwood, Party of Five, Seinfeld, Friends, Malcolm in the Middle, and The Practice.
  • Before joining the cast of USA's White Collar as a crime-solving FBI agent, he was best known for his role as carnie leader Jonsey on HBO's Carnivale.
  • Is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio.