John Diehl

John Diehl

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    • May 1st, 1950
John Diehl (born May 1, 1950) is an American actor, particularly known for his roles as Charles Kawalsky in the 1994 film Stargate, Det. Larry Zito on the 1980s cop show Miami Vice, Assistant Chief Ben Gilroy on The Shield, and as "the Cruiser" in Stripes. His other notable roles include Pvt. Bucklin, the spokesman of the 2nd Maine mutineers in Gettysburg, Cooper in Jurassic Park III (2001), as G. Gordon Liddy in the Oliver Stone movie Nixon, the Klansman informant ("Mickey Mouse") in A Time to Kill, and as Keith, a credit card company supervisor in Mo Money. He also appeared as the spirit of Harley Earl in a series of commercials for Buick. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1968. For a time, he flirted with a professional boxing career, leaving Miami Vice to pursue it.

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Acting (51 Credits)

2015Forever as Neil
2013Singularity Principle as Jack BrennerWatch Free
2012Apartment 1303 3D as Detective
2011Natural Selection as Abe
2011Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe as Rear Admiral Lawrence
2010Road to Nowhere as Bobby Billings
2009Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas as Sheriff Larabie
2006Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise as Jerry SnyderWatch Free
2005Down in the Valley as SteveWatch Free
2005Point Pleasant as David Burke
2004Land of Plenty as Paul
2003Bookies as Vincent
2001Jurassic Park III as Cooper
2001Pearl Harbor as Senior Doctor
2000Fail Safe as Col. Cascio
2000Lost Souls as Henry Birdson
1999Anywhere But Here as Jimmy
1998The Hi-Lo Country as Les Birk
1998Monument Ave. as Digger
1997The End of Violence as Lowell Lewis
1997Most Wanted as Police Captain
1997Fire Down Below as Frank Elkins
1996The Grave as J.C. Cole
1996Female Perversions as Jake Rock
1996Foxfire as Mr. Buttinger
1996A Time to Kill as Tim Nunley
1995Mind Ripper as AlexWatch Free
1995Amanda & the Alien as Colonel RosencransWatch Free
1995Three Wishes as Leland's Dad
1995Nixon as Gordon Liddy
1994Stargate as Lieutenant Kawalsky
1994The Client as Jack Nance
1993Remote as Delbert McCoy
1993Falling Down as Dad at Back Yard
1992Mo' Money as Keith Heading
1992Mikey as Neil Trenton
1991Kickboxer 2: The Road Back as Jack
1991Motorama as Phil
1991Whore as Derelict
1990Madhouse as Fred
1990The Dark Side of the MoonWatch Free
1987Walker as Stebbins
1987The Hanoi Hilton as Murphy
1985Miami Vice: The Prodigal Son as Det. Larry Zito
1984Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper as Larry Zito
1983Angel as Billy Killer Boy
1983Joysticks as Arnie
1983D.C. Cab as Head Kidnapper
1983Hysterical as Taxi Driver
1983National Lampoon's Vacation as Assistant Mechanic
1981Stripes as Cruiser


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