Brian Markinson

Brian Markinson (born September 1, 1961) is an American actor who has appeared in a wide variety of films and television shows. Some of Markinson's best known roles include a U.S. Attorney General in Shooter, an unscrupulous industrialist in Godzilla, and a supporting role in Angels in America.

Brian Markinson
Born (1961-09-01) September 1, 1961 (age 59)[1]
Years active1990-present
Spouse(s)Nancy Kerr
(m. 19??)

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1961, Markinson trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and subsequently graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts[2] in 1983. He married Canadian Nancy Kerr, and their sons Isaac and Evan were both born in Los Angeles in the late 1990s.[3][4] In 1999 the family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where they have resided since.[4][5]


Throughout his career, Markinson has appeared in many American and Canadian film and television projects. He frequently plays either an authority figure or a calculating or menacing villain. One of his most prominent roles was as Police Chief Bill Jacobs on Da Vinci's Inquest and Da Vinci's City Hall.[2] He has also appeared on Continuum,[6] Arctic Air, Traveler, NCIS,[4] The L Word,[7] NYPD Blue, Psych, Supernatural, Touching Evil, Taken, Dark Angel, UC: Undercover, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager,[4] The X-Files, Millennium, Mad Men,[2] Fargo,[8] the TV film Lucky 7. Markinson was a favorite of Mike Nichols, having appeared in more than six of the late director's projects, including the film Charlie Wilson's War. Markinson is also a stage actor, having performed both on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across Canada; On Broadway, he replaced Kevin Spacey in Lost In Yonkers and in 2016, he led the revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America at the Arts Club Theatre Company in Vancouver.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Law & Order Episode "Extended Family"
1994 Wolf Detective Wade
1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Vorin Episode "Homeward"
1995 Apollo 13 Pad Rat
1995 Star Trek: Voyager Peter Durst / Sulan Episodes "Cathexis" and "Faces".
In "Faces", the character Sulan grafts the face of Peter Durst over his own.
1996 Alien Nation: Millennium Jason Webster Television film
1997 Star Trek Deep Space Nine Doctor Elias Giger Episode: "In the Cards"
1997 NYPD Blue, season 5 Steve Egan Lost Israel: Part 1, Lost Israel: Part 2
1998 Enemy of the State Attorney Brian Blake
2003 Angels in America Martin Heller Miniseries
2004 Da Vinci's Inquest Police Chief Bill Jacobs
2004 Touching Evil Agent Charles Bernal
2004 The Survivors Club David Price
2005–06 Da Vinci's City Hall Police Chief Bill Jacobs
2005 Knights of the South Bronx Arnie
2005 Lucky 7 Bernie Myer
2005 Supernatural Jerry Panowski
2005 The Dead Zone The Collector/Masked Man
2005 Plague City: SARS in Toronto
2006 Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone Scott Clark
2006 Saved Peter
2006 Psych Hiltz Kooler
2006 Murder on Pleasant Drive Bob Hilland
2006 Runaway Vacation Garry Moiphine
2006 North of Hope Al
2006 Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story Jimmie Gardiner
2007–09 The L Word Aaron Kornbluth
2007 Charlie Wilson's War Paul Brown
2007 Bionic Woman Vincent Aldridge
2007 Traveler Ellington
2007 Shooter Attorney General Russert
2007 NCIS Marine EOD Sgt. Dan Trask
2008 Personal Effects Finneran
2008 The Quality of Life Police Chief Bill Jacobs
2008 Mayerthorpe James Roszko
2009 Playing for Keeps Daryl
2009 Frankie and Alice Dr. Warren Backman
2009 Nora Roberts' High Noon Cpt. David McVee
2009 Flashpoint Dale Murray
2009–10 Caprica Jordan Duram
2010 Shattered Dr. Ryan Disilvio
2010 Triple Dog Principal Scalco
2011 Sanctuary Greg Addison
2011 The Killing Game Det. Robert Spiro/Dom/Kevin Shaw
2012 Arrow Adam Hunt
2012 Saving Hope Sgt. Jimmy Howard
2012 The Killing Gil Sloane, a retired police officer and Det. Holder's Narcotics Anonymous sponsor
2012–2013 Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome Galactica Commander Silas Nash
2012–2014 Arctic Air Ronnie Dearman
2012–2015 Continuum Vancouver Police Department Inspector Dillon
2013 Mad Men Dr. Arnold Rosen
2013 Down River Otto
2013 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded Heller
2014 Godzilla Whelan
2014 Fargo Max Gold
2015–2017 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Albert
2015 iZombie Dr. Holland
2016 The Romeo Section Norman
2017 Salvation Randall Calhoun
2017 Let the Right One In Brunner
2018 Take Two Deacon
2019 A Dog's Way Home Günter Beckenbauer
2019 The Magicians Everett Recurring role, 6 episodes
2019 Unspeakable Roger Perreault
2020 Tribal Buke Main role
2020 Away George Lane Recurring role, 6 episodes


  1. ^ Chamberlain, Adrian. "Mad Moen actor gets theatre legs back at Belfry". Victoria Times-Colonist. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Gee, Dana (15 April 2013). "North Vancouver actor Brian Markinson kept Mad Men role quiet". Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Brian Markinson: Celebrity". TV Guide. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Boss Man: Interview with Continuum's Brian Markinson". SciFiAndTvTalk. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  5. ^ Maltin, Leonard. "Brian Markinson, Biography". Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Brian Markinson Talks The Romeo Section + A Preview of "Incendiary" - The Televixen". The Televixen. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  7. ^ McFadden, Margaret T. (2014-02-10). The L Word. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 9780814338254. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  8. ^ Phillips, Kate. "'Fargo' Recap: Boots on the Ground". ArtsBeat. Retrieved 26 March 2017.

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