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.
Jim DeKay — Father
James — Son
Danna — Daughter
Jill Vaughn — Mother
Jamey DeKay — Brother
Elisa Taylor — Wife
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, United States (BS in Business Administration, 1985); Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States (MFA in Acting, 1990)