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John Diehl

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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May 1, 1950 In Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hill Street Blues 1981-01-15
Latest Project:
Movie Out of the Wild 2017-12-05
Known For
Poster of Singularity Principle
Poster of The Far Side of Jericho
Poster of Falling Like This
Poster of Almost Dead
Movie Out of the Wild Henry McBride 2017-12-05
Movie Forever Neil 2015-10-27
Movie A Long Way Off 2014-06-06
Movie Singularity Principle Jack Brenner 2013-03-13
Series Almost Human Edward Kennex 2013-11-17
Movie Apartment 1303 3D Detective 2012-12-06
Movie The Obama Effect Steve Warren 2012-07-13
Movie Road to Nowhere Bobby Billings 2011-04-13
Movie Natural Selection Abe 2011-03-13
Movie Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe Rear Admiral Lawrence 2011-04-17
Movie Bloody Serial Killer 2009-01-20
Movie Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas Sheriff Larabie 2009-09-01
Series Women's Murder Club Unknown 2007-10-12
Movie Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Jerry Snyder 2006-04-30
Series Jericho Unknown 2006-09-20
Movie The Far Side of Jericho Cash Thornton 2006-12-10
Series Friday Night Lights Richard Sherman 2006-10-03
Movie The House Is Burning Mr. Garson 2006-11-16
Series Point Pleasant David Burke 2005-01-19
Movie Down in the Valley Steve 2005-05-13
Movie Land of Plenty Paul 2004-09-10
Movie I Pass for Human Ex-husband 2004-03-21
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series The Shield Unknown 2002-03-12
Movie Pearl Harbor Senior Doctor 2001-05-21
Movie Jurassic Park III Cooper 2001-07-18
Movie Falling Like This Eddie Gallagher 2001-09-07
Movie Fail Safe Col. Cascio 2000-04-09
Movie Lost Souls Henry Birdson 2000-10-13
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Movie Anywhere But Here Jimmy 1999-11-12
Movie Monument Ave. Digger 1998-09-25
Movie The Hi-Lo Country Les Birk 1998-12-30
Movie The End of Violence Lowell Lewis 1997-05-11
Movie Fire Down Below Frank Elkins 1997-09-05
Movie Most Wanted Police Captain 1997-10-10
Movie Female Perversions Jake Rock 1996-01-22
Movie The Grave J.C. Cole 1996-01-01
Movie A Time to Kill Tim Nunley 1996-07-24
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Movie Foxfire Mr. Buttinger 1996-08-23
Movie Amanda & The Alien Colonel Rosencrans 1995-08-20
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Series JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Movie Mind Ripper Alex 1995-10-08
Movie Nixon Gordon Liddy 1995-12-22
Movie Three Wishes Leland's Dad 1995-10-27
Movie Almost Dead Eddie Herbek 1994-03-20
Movie The Client Jack Nance 1994-07-20
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Stargate Lieutenant Kawalsky 1994-10-27
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie Falling Down Dad at Back Yard 1993-02-26
Movie Remote 1993-09-22
Movie Mo' Money Keith Heading 1992-07-24
Movie Mikey Neil Trenton 1992-11-12
Movie Kickboxer 2: The Road Back Jack 1991-01-30
Movie Whore Derelict 1991-06-21
Movie A Climate for Killing Wayne Paris 1991-07-18
Movie Motorama Phil 1991-09-10
Movie MadHouse Fred 1990-02-16
Movie The Dark Side of The Moon 1990-05-30
Movie Glitz Teddy Magyk 1988-09-28
Movie The Hanoi Hilton Murphy 1987-03-27
Movie Walker Stebbins 1987-12-04
Series Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-25
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie Angel Billy Killer Boy 1984-04-19
Movie Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper Larry Zito 1984-09-16
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Miami Vice Det. Larry Zito 1984-09-16
Movie Joysticks Arnie 1983-03-04
Movie National Lampoon's Vacation Assistant Mechanic 1983-07-28
Movie The Ambush Murders Ferguson 1982-01-05
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Stripes Cruiser 1981-06-25
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04