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Dale Midkiff
Born Dale Alan Midkiff
July 1, 1959 (1959-07-01) (age 50)
Chance, Maryland,
United States
Spouse(s) Joan O'Connor

Dale Alan Midkiff (born July 1, 1959) is an American actor.




Early life

Midkiff was born in Chance, Maryland, the son of Joyce and Thomas Midkiff.[1] He attended Edgewood High School near Baltimore. His first acting experience came playing Jack in a production of Jack and the Beanstalk for a local children's theater. His later roles were in "The Intruder" and "Room Service." Dale graduated in 1977 and won a drama award from his high school. Midkiff then attended Salisbury University in Maryland, majoring in Communication Arts with a minor in English and Philosophy. Following graduation, he went to New York City where he held various odd jobs, including performing quick change for the showgirls at the Rainbow Grill in Rockefeller Center.


Midkiff acted in off-Broadway plays like Mark Medoff's "The Wager." His first movie role was in Roger Corman's Streetwalkin' playing a pimp named Duke. Dale's acting was called "grittily impressive" in what some consider a B-movie classic. He has said in interviews that while his family never quite understood his interest in acting, they never discouraged him: "I love them for allowing a kid to believe in his dreams."

His first major break came when he landed the role of John "Jock" Ewing in Dallas: The Early Years. That was followed by what many consider his biggest role to date, Elvis Presley, in the four-hour mini-series, Elvis and Me, and by Dream Street, a short-lived "blue collar" series set in New Jersey. Midkiff's roles have run the gamut from the wife beater in A Cry For Help: The Tracey Thurman Story, to the "good old boy" cop who discovers his partner/best friend is a murderer in Vigilante Cop, to the heroic time-traveling Fugitive Retrieval cop in Time Trax, to the amiable ladies' man and town protector in The Magnificent Seven. He is also well known for having played the lead role of "Louis Creed" in the 1989 film version of Stephen King's Pet Sematary.

Married since 1997, Midkiff is a father of three.


  • CSI: Miami ....Doug McClain (1 Episode, 2007)
  • Love's Unfolding Dream (2007) (TV) .... Clark Davis
  • Totally Baked: A Pot-U-Mentary (2007) .... Doug
  • Love's Unending Legacy (2007) (TV) .... Clark Davis
  • Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2007)...Dr. Lucas Thorp
  • Love's Abiding Joy (2006) (TV) .... Clark Davis
  • Boxboarders! (2006) .... Bruce Rockwell
  • Back to You and Me (2005) (TV) .... Gus Martin
  • Love's Long Journey (2005) (TV) .... Clark Davis
  • Deep Rescue (2005) .... Ben
  • Without a Trace (TV) .... Eddie Ferguson (1 episode, 2005)
  • Love's Enduring Promise (2004) (TV)... Clark Davis
  • Torn Apart (2004) .... Jerry Bender
  • Debating Robert Lee (2004) .... Robert Lee
  • Love Comes Softly (2003) (TV)... Clark Davis
  • Maximum Velocity (2003) .... Dr.Timothy Briggs
  • Nancy Drew (2002) (TV) .... Jimbo Mitchell
  • Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story (2002) (TV) .... Gary Wilson
  • Route 666 (2001) .... PT, U.S. Marshal
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation .... Prof. Robert Woodbury (1 episode, 2001)
  • The Warden (2001) (TV) .... Murphy
  • "Twice in a Lifetime-The Frat Pack" (2000) (TV) .... Reese (1 episode)
  • "Mysterious Ways-- Spirit Junction" (2000) (TV) .... Jack Kestler (1 episode)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1998) ( 22 episodes) TV Series... Buck Wilmington
  • Alien Fury (2000) (TV) .... Bill Templer
  • Another Woman's Husband (2000) (TV) .... Johnny Miller/Jake
  • The Crow: Salvation (2000)... Vincent Erlich
  • Air Bud: World Pup (2000) (V) .... Patrick
  • Falcon Down (2000) .... Captain Hank Thomas
  • "The Outer Limits- Blank Slate" .... Tom Cooper (1 episode, 1999)
  • Conversations in Limbo (1998)
  • Toothless (1997) (TV) .... Thomas Jameson
  • Any Place But Home (1997) (TV) .... Carl Miller
  • Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave (1997) (TV) .... Det. Steve Carella
  • Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice (1996) (TV) .... Det. Steve Carella
  • Visitors of the Night (1995) (TV) .... Sheriff Marcus Ashley
  • A Child Is Missing (1995) (TV) .... Peter Barnes
  • Time Trax (1993) ( 44 episodes) TV Series .... Darien Lambert
  • "Sweet Justice" - The Power of Darkness: Part 1 & Part 2 (1994) (TV) .... Alex Boudreau
  • A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story (1994) (TV) .... Red
  • Love Potion No. 9 (1992) .... Gary Logan
  • Blackmail (1991) (TV) .... Scott Mayfield
  • Plymouth (1991) (TV) .... Gil Eaton
  • Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance (1991) (TV) .... Farrell Tucker

... aka Vigilante Cop

  • Sins of the Mother (1991) (TV) .... Kevin Coe
  • The Marla Hanson Story - Face Value (1991) (TV) .... Eric Warner
  • A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989) (TV) .... Buck Thurman
  • Pet Sematary (1989) .... Louis Creed
  • Dream Street (1989) TV Series .... Denis DeBeau
  • Casual Sex? (1988) .... Attractive Stranger
  • Elvis and Me (1988) (TV) .... Elvis Presley
  • Dallas: The Early Years (1986) (TV) .... John Ross 'Jock' Ewing
  • Nightmare Weekend (1986) .... Ken
  • Streetwalkin' (1985) .... Duke


  • Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Filming the Horror (2006) (V) .... Himself
  • Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Stephen King Territory (2006) (V) .... Himself
  • Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': The Characters (2006) (V) .... Himself


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