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Fast Facts

  • 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.


  • Jill Vaughn — Mother
  • Jamey DeKay — Brother
  • Danna — Daughter
  • Elisa Taylor — Wife
  • Jim DeKay — Father
  • James — Son


  • Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY (BS in Business Administration, 1985); attended Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ (MFA in Acting, 1990)


  • Birth Place: Lansing, NY
  • Birthday: June 12, 1963, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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