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Alan John Buckley

(1977-02-09) 9 February 1977 (age 46)
Dublin, Ireland
Other names AJ Buckley, Alan Buckley
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Partner(s) Abigail Ochse (2010–present; engaged)
Children 3

Alan John Buckley (born 9 February 1977) is an Irish-Canadian actor. He is known for playing nerdy crime lab technician Adam Ross on the television series CSI: NY (2005–2013) and Navy SEAL Sonny Quinn on the television series SEAL Team (2017–present). He also had roles in Supernatural (2006–2014), The Box (2007), Home Sweet Hell (2015), and as the voice of Nash in The Good Dinosaur (2015).

Early life

Buckley was born on 9 February 1977 in Dublin, Ireland. He immigrated at the age of six with his family to White Rock, British Columbia, Canada.

In his teens, Buckley began his acting career in the television series The Odyssey followed by guest starring roles in The X-Files and Millennium.

Buckley attended St. Thomas More Collegiate in Burnaby, near Vancouver.


Buckley appeared in the 1998 thriller science fiction film, Disturbing Behavior, alongside actress Katie Holmes. In 2001 he starred in an indie film Extreme Days a comedy-drama-romance flick. In 2005, Buckley was offered the part of Adam Ross on the hit crime drama CSI: NY. The part was supposed to be a recurring role, but by the end of the show's third season in 2007, he was offered a five-year contract. Before receiving the role of Adam Ross, Buckley had appeared as a different character on the original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in a 2004 episode.

In 2006, the film Jimmy and Judy was released. When the CSI: NY episode featuring Buckley aired in 2006, director Randall K. Rubin called Buckley to discuss the success of an episode of CSI: NY, entitled "Down the Rabbit Hole" and the internet activity it had generated for Buckley. Harold Whaley, program director for Urban Network, suggested the idea of an in-world premiere featuring Buckley as a guest host and panellist for a post-screening Q&A.

Buckley stars as Sonny Quinn on SEAL Team an American military drama television series that premiered on CBS for four seasons and switched to Paramount for the fifth season.

Personal life

Buckley proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Abigail Ochse on 31 December 2012 while on vacation in Hawaii. On 3 September 2013 Buckley announced they were expecting a baby girl. The couple welcomed daughter Willow Phoenix Buckley on 19 January 2014. On 24 October 2014 while in New Zealand, Buckley fractured his arm and leg while running away during a "scare event." Buckley had twins on 5 March 2018 (Ranger Joseph and Bodhi Robert)

In 2019, Buckley played on the "Away" roster during the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Bojangles' Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Disturbing Behavior Charles "Chug" Roman
2000 The In Crowd Wayne
2001 The Forsaken Mike
XCU: Extreme Close Up Terrance 'T-Bone' Tucker
Extreme Days Will Davidson
2002 Scream at the Sound of the Beep Peter
10:30 Check-Out Alex
Blue Car Pat
Wishcraft Howie
Girl Fever Jesse
Nightstalker Somo
2004 In Enemy Hands U.S.S. Swordfish: Medical Officer
Wild Roomies Reno Rizzolla
2006 Jimmy and Judy Buddy
You Did What? Greg Porter
Happy Feet Additional voices
Walking Tall: The Payback Harvey Morris
2007 The Last Sin Eater Angor Forbes
The Box Danny Schamus
2010 Skateland Teddy Tullos
Christmas Mail Matt Sanders
2011 Doomsday Prophecy Eric Fox
2015 Home Sweet Hell Murphy
2015 The Good Dinosaur Nash (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Disappearance of Vonnie Robbie TV movie
1995 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Lonnie 1 episode: "The Tale of the Manaha"
1996 The X Files The 'Dude' 1 episode: "War of the Coprophages"
1997 Millennium Josh Comstock 1 episode: "Weeds" (uncredited)
North of 60 Ricky 1 episode: "Ghosts"
1998 Night Man 1 episode: "It Came from Out of the Sky"
1999 In a Class of His Own Jake Matteson TV movie
2000 NYPD Blue Roger Lundquist 1 episode: "Goodbye Charlie"
2001 Jack & Jill Mitch 1 episode: "And Nothing But the Truth"
Motocrossed Jimmy Bottles TV movie
Murphy's Dozen Sean Murphy TV movie
2002 Haunted Brian Hewitt 1 episode: "Grievous Angels"
2003 Without a Trace Richie Dobson 1 episode: "Underground Railroad"
The District Gaines 1 episode: "The Kindness of Strangers"
Silent Warnings Layne Vossimer TV movie
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ted Martin 1 episode: "Crow's Feet"
The Collector The Devil / Bill Diggs 1 episode: "The Old Man"
2005 Manticore Pvt. Sulley TV movie
Fat Actress McG Stand-In 1 episode: "Charlies Angels or Too Pooped to Pop"
2005–13 CSI: NY Adam Ross 141 episodes as credited, but didn't actually appear in all of them
2006–14 Supernatural Ed Zeddmore 5 episodes: "Hell House", "Ghostfacers", "It's a Terrible Life", "Hammer of the Gods", "#THINMAN"
2007 Entourage Dave 1 episode: "Snow Job"
Bones Dan 1 episode: "The Glowing Bones in 'The Old Stone House'"
2008–09 Wolverine and the X-Men Toad / Mortimer Toynbee (voice)
2009 The Super Hero Squad Show Toad, Melter, Klaw, Batroc the Leaper (voice)
2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pete (voice) Recurring
2012 Flashpoint Harold Beamer 1 episode: "Fit for Duty"
2013 Longmire Keith Dixon 1 episode: "Natural Order"
2014 Justified Danny Crowe 9 episodes
2015 The Mentalist Aaron "Ace" Brunell 1 episode: "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
Murder in the First Marty 'Junior' Mulligan Main cast; Season 2
Narcos Kevin Brady 1 episode: "Descenso"
Blue Bloods Sgt. Mulvey 1 episode
Hawaii Five-0 Julius Brennan 1 episode, Season 5, Episode 15
2017 Pure Det. Bronco Novak Main cast; Season 1
2017–present SEAL Team Sonny Main cast;


Year Title Role Notes
2010–2011 Ghostfacers Ed Zeddmore 11 episodes
2011 Talent Marcus

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Nash

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