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John Doman
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Doman in 2013
Born (1945-01-09) January 9, 1945 (age 78)
Education University of Pennsylvania (BA)
Pennsylvania State University (MBA)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Linda Lee Rudloff
(m. 1981; died 2014)

Elizabeth Donnelly
(m. 2019)
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John Doman (born January 9, 1945) is an American actor best known for playing Maryland State Police Superintendent, Deputy Police Commissioner and Major William Rawls on HBO series The Wire (2002–2008), Colonel Edward Galson on Oz (2001), Dr. Deraad in ER (1999–2003), Rodrigo Borgia in the international television series Borgia (2011–2014), Don Carmine Falcone in Fox's show Gotham (2014–2017), and Bruce Buttler in The Affair (2014–2019).

Early life and education

Doman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an alumnus of Northeast Catholic High School. Doman graduated from North in 1962 where he was an All-Catholic League football player and member of the school's Hall of Fame. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. During his years at Penn, he was a three-year letterman and starting defensive back with the Quakers football team from 1963 to 1965. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing from Pennsylvania State University in 1972.

In between his time at Penn and Penn State, Doman served with the United States Marine Corps, beginning with his enrollment in its Officer Candidates School at Quantico, Virginia. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in March 1967 and served with the 3rd Marine Division in the Vietnam War.

Following graduation, he spent nearly two decades in the advertising business, starting with a role at SSC&B Advertising and Norman Craig & Kummel. He was one of the first six employees at TBWA New York when it debuted in 1977. Doman concluded his 14 year career with TBWA as Executive Vice President, Head of Business Development, responsible for a new-business program which resulted in Agency of the Year honors from Adweek in 1990. Doman pivoted his career from an advertising executive to a full-time actor when he was cast in a commercial for AT&T in 1991.

Acting career

Doman has made cameo appearances in Cop Land and Mystic River. He had minor roles in The Opponent, Die Hard with a Vengeance and Blue Valentine. In 2004, he appeared in the third installment of action-film series Sniper. His TV appearances include: guest-star in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Shakaar", Dr. Carl Deraad in Seasons 5 and 6 of ER, and bad-guy CEO Walter Kendrick on Season 2 of Damages. He provided the voice of Don Morello in the videogame Mafia: City of Lost Heaven; Caesar in the videogame Fallout New Vegas; commercials for Michelin tires and Home Depot. In 2013 he began narrating videos for the Philadelphia Eagles.

During his career, Doman has portrayed several different characters in numerous episodes of Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He also guest-starred in Law & Order: Trial by Jury, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In total, he has played 11 different characters in the Law & Order franchise.

From 2010 to 2011, Doman appeared in three episodes of Rizzoli & Isles as a mob enforcer. This reunited him with Sasha Alexander, who he had previously worked within the NCIS Season 2 episode "Doppelganger", where Doman played Lt. Cheney, the head of local civilian law enforcement. He played Rodrigo Borgia in the Borgia series in 2011 and starred in director Pieter Gaspersz's AFTER opposite Kathleen Quinlan.

Other roles he has had include: Senator Ross Garrison in Person of Interest; Helen's (Maura Tierney) father in the Showtime drama The Affair; Bishop Charles Eddis in House of Cards; Caesar in Fallout: New Vegas, and the U.S. Ambassador to Germany in Season 2 of Berlin Station. He has worked on the stage in New York and in major regional theaters around the country in plays by playwrights ranging from Sam Shepard to Shakespeare, including Stephen Adly Guirgis' Our Lady of 121st Street at the Signature Theater in New York City. Doman has also appeared in promotional advertisements for Versus Television.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Ultimate Taboo N/A
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance Foreman
1995 Stonewall Plainclothes Cop
1995 The Journey of August King Bolton
1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Airplane Captain, White House Representative Voice
1997 Little Boy Blue Andy Berg
1997 Cop Land Lassaro's Aide
1997 Fool's Paradise U.S. Senator
1998 Mercury Rising Supervisor Hartley
1998 Claire Dolan Cain's friend
1999 Giving It Up Ralph Gigante, Sr.
1999 Loving Jezebel Pop Melville
1999 Wirey Spindell Wirey's father
1999 Puppet Russian Godfather
2000 Interstate 84 Montaldo
2000 The Opponent Fred
2001 Besotted Cap'n Dave
2002 Emmett's Mark Capt. Berman
2002 City by the Sea Henderson
2003 Mystic River Driver
2004 The Kings of Brooklyn Dad
2004 Sniper 3 Paul Finnegan
2004 Noel Dr. Baron
2005 Rock the Paint Father Pete
2005 Dawn's Early Light Sheriff Clayton Short film
2006 Fatwa John Davidson
2006 Lonely Hearts Chief MacSwain
2007 Gracie Coach Colasanti
2008 Sympathetic Details Phillips
2010 The Company Men Dysert
2010 Blue Valentine Jerry Heller
2014 After Mitch Valentino
2016 Ordinary World Walt
2017 You Were Never Really Here John McCleary
2017 Two Black Coffees Bartender Short film
2019 Cold Pursuit Gip
2019 Almost Love Tommy
2020 The Trial of the Chicago 7 John N. Mitchell


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Law & Order Bailiff Episode: "The Blue Wall"
1993 Empty Cradle Mr. Lee Television movie
1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Lenaris Holem Episode: "Shakaar"
1995 New York News N/A Episode: "Cost of Living"
1995 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Mr. Riggs Episode: "Hell on Wheels"
1995 Doctor Unknown Dr. Bochman Television movie
1997 Law & Order Sgt. Frank Gottlieb Episode: "We Like Mike"
1997 New York Undercover Richard Croates Episode: "Is It a Crime?"
1998 Law & Order Mr. Stephens Episode: "True North"
1999–2003 ER Dr. Carl Deraad Recurring role
1999 NYPD Blue Frank DiNovi Episode: "Don't ... with Me"
2000 The Practice Officer Finlay Episode: "Life Sentence"
2000 The Sopranos District Attorney Episode: "Full Leather Jacket"
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dan Latimer Episode: "Limitations"
2000 Martial Law Governor Marx Episode: "Heartless"
2000 The Practice Testifying Detective Episode: "Mr. Hinks Goes to Town"
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Munch's Informant Episode: "Wrong Is Right"
2001 100 Centre Street N/A Episode: "Hostage"
2001 Oz Edward Galson 4 episodes
2001 The Practice Detective Episode: "What Child Is This?"
2001 Judging Amy Ralph Episode: "Hold on Tight"
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Special Agent Rod Franklin Episode: "Wrath"
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Roy Markham Episode: "The Extra Man"
2001 A Glimpse of Hell Admiral Langlett Television movie
2001 Three Blind Mice Stephen Leeds Television movie
2002–2008 The Wire William A. Rawls Main role
2003 Law & Order Howard Ridgeway Episode: "Maritime"
2003 Queens Supreme N/A Episode: "One Angry Man"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Judge Slater 2 episodes
2003 Hack Hanratty Episode: "Dial 'O' for Murder"
2005 NCIS Lt. Cheney Episode: "Doppelgänger"
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Tim Grace Episode: "Blue Wall"
2006 Close to Home Eugene Kale Episode: "Deacon"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mike Mollinax Episode: "Scheherazade"
2007 Without a Trace Hayden Mills Episode: "Deep Water"
2008 Law & Order Jim Gilles Episode: "Political Animal"
2009 Damages Walter Kendrick 10 episodes
2010–2014 Rizzoli & Isles Patrick "Paddy" Doyle Recurring role
2010 Burn Notice Bill Cowley 2 episodes
2011–2014 Borgia Rodrigo Borgia Main role
2011 The Good Wife Oliver Cardiff Episode: "The Death Zone"
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit William Rand Episode: "Official Story"
2012 A Gifted Man Coach Episode: "In Case of Blind Spots"
2012 NYC 22 Detective Collins Episode: "Playing God"
2014–2016 Person of Interest Senator Ross Garrison Recurring role
2014 Unforgettable Vincent Quinn Episode: "Stray Bullet"
2014–2017 Gotham Carmine Falcone Main role (season 1), Recurring role (season 2-4)
2014–2019 The Affair Bruce Butler Recurring role
2015 House of Cards Bishop Charles Eddis 2 episodes
2016 Madam Secretary CIA Director Dennis Ellerman 2 episodes
2016 Feed the Beast Aidan Moran 10 episodes
2017 Elementary Councilman Slessinger Episode: "The Ballad of Lady Frances"
2017 Berlin Station Ambassador Richard Hanes Recurring role
2017 Longmire Victor Moretti Episode: "Running Eagle Challenge"
2018–2019 Instinct Roger Reinhart 2 episodes
2019–2020 The Boys Dr. Jonah Vogelbaum 3 episodes
2020–2021 For Life Attorney General Burke 8 episodes
2021 Birdgirl Dog with Bucket Hat (voice) 6 episodes
2021 City on a Hill Guy Dan 8 episodes
TBA The Big Cigar Abe Schneider Upcoming miniseries

Video games

Year Title Role
2002 Mafia Morello
2003 Midnight Club II Diego
2003 Manhunt Hoods
2008 Need for Speed: Undercover FBI #1
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Caesar
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