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John Aylward

Actor, Additional Credits
Died May 16, 2022 (75 years)
John Aylward (November 7, 1946 – May 16, 2022) was an American actor.

He is perhaps best known for playing the former DNC chairman Barry Goodwin on the NBC television series The West Wing and for playing Dr. Donald Anspaugh on the NBC television series ER. He also supplied his voice for Dr. Arne Magnusson in Half-Life 2: Episode Two.

Aylward was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He attended St. Joseph's Grade school and went on to Prep High School, but graduated from Garfield High School in 1965. He graduated from the Professional Actor's Training Program at the University of Washington in 1970. He was one of the founders, in 1973, of Seattle's Empty Space Theatre, and he worked regularly as a company member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre for 15 years until he became a television and film actor in the 1990s. Carol Flynt, co-producer of ER, first offered him an audition after seeing him in a 1996 production of "Psychopathia Sexualis" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

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  • The Crazies
  • Down with Love
  • Instinct
  • Just Visiting
  • The Gray Man
  • Finding Graceland
  • Path to War
  • Peter Benchley's Creature
  • The Celestine Prophecy
  • Norman
  • The Architect
  • The Fugitive (2000)
  • The Others
  • Forfeit
  • Third Degree Burn
  • Crimes of the Past
  • Eden
  • Swing Vote
  • The Escape
  • Stamp of a Killer

Filmography

2020
The Nowhere Inn · as Uncle Pete
2020
The Way Back · as Father Edward Devine
2019
Briarpatch (TV Series) · as Freddie Laffter
2018
Yellowstone (2018) (TV Series) · as Father Bob
2017
Nobodies (TV Series) · as Curtis
2016
The Architect · as Colin's Father
2015
Impastor (TV Series) · as Bishop Perkins
2014
Scorpion (TV Series) · as Uncle Tobin
2014
2013
Gangster Squad · as Judge Carter
2012
Major Crimes (TV Series) · as Ted King Sr.
2012
House of Lies (TV Series) · as K. Warren Mcdale
2011
American Horror Story (TV Series) · as Father Malachi
2011
Water for Elephants · as Mr. Erwin
2011
Fairly Legal (TV Series) · as Sam Childs
2011
Harry's Law (TV Series) · as Cast
2011
Shameless (US) (TV Series) · as Bill Darrgen
2010
The Whole Truth (TV Series) · as Judge Jeremiah Studley
2010
Norman · as Robert Bessent
2010
The Crazies · as Mayor Hobbs
2010
Legally Mad · as Warren Belson
2009
Crimes of the Past · as Clay Covington
2008
The Mentalist (TV Series) · as Professor Stutzer
2008
Fringe (TV Series) · as Dr. Owen Frank
2007
Cavemen (TV Series) · as Dorouchey
2007
Big Shots (TV Series) · as Larry Cooper
2007
The Gray Man · as Capt. Ayers
2007
Mad Men (TV Series) · as Geoffrey Atherton
2007
2006
My Boys (TV Series) · as Brent
2006
Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) · as Joe Rawling
2006
2005
North Country · as Judge Halsted
2005
Surface (TV Series) · as Government Panel Suit
2005
Monster-in-Law · as Priest (uncredited)
2004
Boston Legal (TV Series) · as Tom Orchard
2004
Jack & Bobby (TV Series) · as Victor Sable
2004
The D.A. (TV Series) · as Mayor Edwards
2003
Cold Case (TV Series) · as Norman Campbell
2003
Carnivàle (TV Series) · as Bishop Mcnaughton
2003
Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
2003
2003
Down with Love · as E.g.
2002
Without a Trace (TV Series) · as Bernard Fields
2002
Good Morning, Miami (TV Series) · as Mr. Fowler
2002
Everwood (TV Series) · as Walter Cunningham
2002
Path to War · as Dean Rusk, Secretary Of State
2002
Bad Company · as Officer Ferren
2001
Alias (TV Series) · as Jeffrey Davenport
2001
The Agency (TV Series) · as Senator Davies
2001
Just Visiting · as Byron
2000
Thirteen Days · as Orville Dryfoos
2000
The Fugitive (2000) (TV Series) · as Matthes Ross
2000
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) · as Dr. Paul Anton
2000
Secret Agent Man (TV Series) · as Dr. Phil Etherington
2000
The Others (TV Series) · as Albert Mcgonagle
1999
The West Wing (TV Series) · as Barry Goodwin
1999
Family Law (TV Series)
1999
Judging Amy (TV Series) · as Father Jack Monroe
1999
Instinct · as Warden Keefer
1999
Swing Vote · as Justice Benjamin 'rip' Ripley
1999
Can't Stop Dancing · as Dick Mcguire
1998
Finding Graceland · as Sheriff Haynes
1998
Any Day Now (TV Series) · as Cast
1998
Armageddon · as Dr. Banks
1998
Peter Benchley's Creature (TV Series) · as Ben Madiera
1998
From the Earth to the Moon (TV Series) · as Dr. Ray Pemberton
1997
The Escape · as Sheriff
1997
Dharma & Greg (TV Series) · as Kevin Kincaid
1997
Ally McBeal (TV Series)
1997
Stargate SG-1 (TV Series) · as President Nadal
1997
Buddy · as Joe Bowman
1997
The Practice (TV Series) · as Federal Judge Kendall Marcott
1996
Eden · as Dr. Bryson
1996
Ink (TV Series) · as Advertiser #1
1996
3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series) · as Chancellor
1994
ER (TV Series) · as Donald Anspaugh
1993
Diagnosis Murder (TV Series) · as Captain Woodruff
1993
Grace Under Fire (TV Series) · as Ralph
1993
The X-Files (TV Series) · as Dr. John Rietz
1993
1992
With a Vengeance · as Lesonsky
1990
Law & Order (TV Series) · as Harlan Dwyer
1990
Northern Exposure (TV Series) · as Charles 'red' Murphy
1990
Child in the Night · as Dr. Wendt
1989
Third Degree Burn · as Lomax
1989
Three Fugitives · as Second Cop
1988
Seven Hours to Judgment · as Taxi Driver
1987

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