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Ashton Holmes (born February 17, 1978) is an American actor, best known for the role of Jack Stall in A History of Violence, Private Sidney Phillips in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, Thom on the CW action-thriller series Nikita, and as Tyler Barrol on the ABC drama series Revenge.

Ashton Holmes
Ashton Holmes 2010.jpg
Holmes in February 2010
Born (1978-02-17) February 17, 1978 (age 41)
Years active2003–present


Personal lifeEdit

Holmes was born in Albany, New York. His mother, Susan, is a social worker.[1] At a young age he began taking acting lessons and appeared in community theater. He attended The Albany Academy. During his senior year of high school, he attended the intern program of the New York State Theater Institute.

Holmes was involved with the Albany music scene, and was the lead singer for local band Method of Groove.[2] During this time, Holmes befriended Nyack, New York band Coheed and Cambria, and began shopping around their demos to local indie labels. According to the Coheed and Cambria documentary Neverender: Children of The Fence Edition, in which Holmes appears, it was Holmes who eventually earned them their first record deal with Equal Vision Records.[3]


Holmes made his debut on television with a recurring role in the daytime soap opera One Life to Live. In 2005 he starred in David Cronenberg's film A History of Violence.[4] The next year, he had a recurring role on ABC's series Boston Legal. He also appeared in Peaceful Warrior in 2006, What We Do Is Secret and Normal Adolescent Behavior in 2007. In 2007 Holmes co-starred with Emily Blunt in the horror film Wind Chill. In 2008 he appeared in the comedy-drama film Smart People.

On television he appeared in episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Cold Case, Ghost Whisperer, Numbers, House, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

In 2010 Holmes played Sid Phillips in the HBO miniseries The Pacific.[5] From 2010 to 2011, he starred as Thom in The CW series Nikita. From 2011 to 2012, he appeared as Tyler Barrol on the ABC drama series Revenge.[6] On February 21, 2013, it was reported that Holmes was cast as Wyatt Bickford in the ABC drama pilot Reckless.[7]

From 2002 to 2005, Holmes was also part of the Collins Tour company for Jonathan Larson's musical, Rent, in which he played one of the lead characters, Mark Cohen.


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Raising Hell Zach Adler Direct-to-video
2004 A Million Miles to Sunshine Rice Short film
2005 A History of Violence Jack Stall
2006 Peaceful Warrior Tommy
2007 Wind Chill Guy
2007 Normal Adolescent Behavior Sean Mayer
2007 What We Do Is Secret Rob Henley
2008 Smart People James Wetherhold
2011 The Divide Adrien
2013 Cold Turkey Jacob
2014 Only Human Jason Lang
2016 Imperfections Alex
2018 Acts of Violence Roman
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Davis Harrington Episode: "Soulless"
2004 One Life to Live Greg Johnson 3 episodes
2004 Cold Case Sean Morgan/Bobby Gordon Episode: "Maternal Instincts"
2005 Ghost Whisperer Kirk Jensen Episode: "Voices"
2006 Boston Legal Scott Little 5 episodes
2008 Numbers Emerson Laidlaw Episode: "Scan Man"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Hank Episode: "Rock Star"
2009 House Scott Episode: "Both Sides Now"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sam Trent Episode: "Better Off Dead"
2010 The Pacific Sid Phillips Miniseries; 7 episodes
2010–2011 Nikita Thom Main cast (season 1); 10 episodes
2011 Lie to Me Zach Morstein Episode: "Killer App"
2011–2012 Revenge Tyler Barrol 11 episodes
2013 Supernatural Ephraim Episode: "Heaven Can't Wait"
2014 Criminal Minds Finn Bailey Episode: "Persuasion"
2017 Being Mary Jane Garrett Keswick Recurring
2018 Arrow Eric Cartier Jr. Episode: "The Dragon"


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  2. ^ BFP Music Presents... Method of Groove Archived June 2, 2002, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Serji90. "Neverender Documentary Part 3". YouTube.
  4. ^ Ashton Holmes biography
  5. ^ HBO: The Pacific: Cast & Crew
  6. ^ 'Nikita' star Ashton Holmes joins 'Revenge'
  7. ^ Ng, Philiana; Goldberg, Lesley (February 21, 2013). "Lou Taylor Pucci, Ashton Holmes to Co-Star in ABC's 'Reckless' Pilot". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 11, 2013.

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