|Born||September 1, 1961|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Brian Markinson (born September 1, 1961) is an American actor who has appeared in a wide variety of films and television shows. Some of Markinson's best known roles include a U.S. Attorney General in Shooter, an unscrupulous industrialist in Godzilla, and a supporting role in Angels in America.
Born in Brooklyn, New York into a Jewish family. Markinson trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and subsequently graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1983. He married Canadian Nancy Kerr, and their sons Isaac and Evan were both born in Los Angeles in the late 1990s. In 1999 the family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where they have resided since.
Throughout his career, Markinson has appeared in many American and Canadian film and television projects. He frequently plays either an authority figure or a calculating or menacing villain. One of his most prominent roles was as Police Chief Bill Jacobs on Da Vinci's Inquest and Da Vinci's City Hall. He has also appeared on Continuum, Arctic Air, Traveler, NCIS, The L Word, NYPD Blue, Psych, Supernatural, Touching Evil, Taken, Dark Angel, UC: Undercover, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, The X-Files, Millennium, Mad Men, Fargo, the TV film Lucky 7.
Markinson had appeared in three straight Woody Allen films in supporting character roles: Sweet and Lowdown in 1999, Small Time Crooks in 2000 and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion in 2001. Markinson was also a favorite of Mike Nichols, having appeared in more than six of the late director's projects, including the film Charlie Wilson's War. Markinson is also a stage actor, having performed both on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across Canada; On Broadway, he replaced Kevin Spacey in Lost In Yonkers and in 2016, he led the revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America at the Arts Club Theatre Company in Vancouver.
|1993||Law & Order||Unknown||Episode: "Extended Family"|
|1994||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Vorin||Episode: "Homeward"|
|1995||Apollo 13||Pad Rat|
|1995||Star Trek: Voyager||Peter Durst / Sulan||Episodes: "Cathexis" and "Faces"|
In "Faces", the character Sulan grafts the face of Peter Durst over his own.
|1996||Alien Nation: Millennium||Jason Webster||Television film|
|1997||Star Trek Deep Space Nine||Dr. Elias Giger||Episode: "In the Cards"|
|1997||NYPD Blue||Steve Egan||Episodes: "Lost Israel: Part 1" and "Lost Israel: Part 2"|
|1998||Enemy of the State||Brian Blake, Attorney|
|1999||Sweet and Lowdown||Bill Shields|
|2000||Small Time Crooks||The Cop|
|2000||Stargate SG-1||Lotan||Episode: "Scorched Earth"|
|2001||The Curse of the Jade Scorpion||Al|
|2002||Liberty Stands Still||Rex Perry|
|2003||Angels in America||Martin Heller||Miniseries|
|2004||Da Vinci's Inquest||Police Chief Bill Jacobs|
|2004||Touching Evil||Agent Charles Bernal|
|2004||The Survivors Club||David Price|
|2005–2006||Da Vinci's City Hall||Police Chief Bill Jacobs|
|2005||Knights of the South Bronx||Arnie|
|2005||Lucky 7||Bernie Myer|
|2005||The Dead Zone||The Collector / Masked Man|
|2005||Plague City: SARS in Toronto||Unknown|
|2006||Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone||Scott Clark|
|2006||Murder on Pleasant Drive||Bob Hilland|
|2006||Runaway Vacation||Garry Moiphine|
|2006||North of Hope||Al|
|2006||Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story||Jimmie Gardiner|
|2007–2009||The L Word||Aaron Kornbluth|
|2007||Charlie Wilson's War||Paul Brown|
|2007||Bionic Woman||Vincent Aldridge|
|2007||Shooter||Attorney General Russert|
|2007||NCIS||Marine EOD Sergeant Dan Trask|
|2008||The Quality of Life||Police Chief Bill Jacobs|
|2009||Playing for Keeps||Daryl|
|2009||Frankie & Alice||Dr. Warren Backman|
|2009||Nora Roberts' High Noon||Captain David McVee|
|2010||Shattered||Dr. Ryan DiSilvio|
|2010||Triple Dog||Principal Scalco|
|2011||The Killing Game||Detective Robert Spiro / Dom / Kevin Shaw|
|2012||Saving Hope||Sergeant Jimmy Howard|
|2012||The Killing||Gil Sloane, Retired Police Officer & Holder's Narcotics Anonymous Sponsor|
|2012–2013||Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome||Galactica Commander Silas Nash|
|2012–2014||Arctic Air||Ronnie Dearman|
|2012–2015||Continuum||Vancouver Police Department Inspector Dillon|
|2013||Mad Men||Dr. Arnold Rosen|
|2013||12 Rounds 2: Reloaded||Heller|
|2015–2017||Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||Albert|
|2016||The Romeo Section||Norman|
|2017||Let the Right One In||Brunner|
|2019||A Dog's Way Home||Günter Beckenbauer|
|2019||The Magicians||Everett||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2020||Away||George Lane||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
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