Dale Midkiff

Dale Alan Midkiff (born July 1, 1959) is an American actor, best known for playing Louis Creed in the horror film Pet Sematary (1989) and Captain Darien Lambert in the TV series Time Trax.

Dale Midkiff
Dale Alan Midkiff

(1959-07-01) July 1, 1959 (age 61)
Years active1985–present


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 the young 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 miniseries, 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.[1] 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.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
TBA 21 Outs Coach Chris Forbes
2018 Hell's Kitty Rosemary Carrie
2014 Castle Sheriff Episode: "Once Upon a Time in the West"
2013 The Client List J. D. Whitman, Senior Episode: "Hell on Heels"
2011 Hell's Kitty Rosemary Carrie Episode: "Rosemary Carrie"
2009 Lie to Me Samuel Wynn Episode: "Control Factor"
Criminal Minds Gil Bonner Episode: "Roadkill"
2008 Lincoln Heights Harrison DeVries Episode: "Ode to Joy"
The Clean-Up Crew Dan Dahler Short film
2012 Doomsday Dr. Frank Richards
2007 Dexter Mr. Wilson Episode: "That Night, A Forest Grew"
Love's Abiding Joy Clark Davis TV film
Boxboarders! Bruce Rockwell
CSI: Miami Doug McClain Episode: "Deep Freeze"
Love's Unfolding Dream Clark Davis TV film
Totally Baked Doug
Love's Unending Legacy Clark Davis TV film
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane Dr. Lucas Thorp
2006 Love's Abiding Joy Clark Davis TV film
Crossing Jordan Jerry Miller Episode: "Save Me"
2005 Back to You and Me Gus Martin TV film
Love's Long Journey Clark Davis TV film
Behind the magic of Knights of Impossingworth Park Prince Darkindeed Short film
Deep Rescue Ben
Without a Trace Eddie Ferguson Episode: "Transitions"
2004 Love's Enduring Promise Clark Davis TV film
Torn Apart Jerry Bender
Debating Robert Lee Robert Lee
2003 Love Comes Softly Clark Davis TV film
Maximum Velocity Dr. Timothy Briggs
2002 Nancy Drew Jimbo Mitchell TV film
Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story Gary Wilson TV film
2001 Route 666 PT, U.S. Marshal
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Prof. Robert Woodbury Episode: "Chaos Theory"
The Warden Murphy TV film
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Reese Episode: "The Frat Pack"
Mysterious Ways Jack Kestler Episode: "Spirit Junction"
Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion Bill Templer TV film
Another Woman's Husband Johnny Miller / Jake TV film
The Crow: Salvation Vincent Erlich
Air Bud: World Pup Patrick Direct-to-video
Falcon Down Captain Hank Thomas
1999 The Outer Limits Tom Cooper Episode: "Blank Slate"
1998 Conversations in Limbo Short film
The Magnificent Seven Buck Wilmington 22 episodes
1997 Toothless Thomas Jameson TV film
Any Place But Home Carl Miller TV film
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave Det. Steve Carella TV film
1996 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice Det. Steve Carella TV film
1995 Visitors of the Night Sheriff Marcus Ashley TV film
A Child Is Missing Peter Barnes TV film
1994 Sweet Justice – The Power of Darkness: Part 1 & Part 2 Alex Boudreau Miniseries
A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story Red TV film
1993 Time Trax Darien Lambert 44 episodes
1992 Love Potion No. 9 Gary Logan
1991 Black Mail Scott Mayfield TV film
Plymouth Gil Eaton TV film
Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance Farrell Tucker TV film
Sins of the Mother Kevin Coe TV film
The Marla Hanson Story – Face Value Eric Warner TV film
1989 A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story Buck Thurman TV film
Pet Sematary Louis Creed
Dream Street Denis DeBeau 6 episodes
1988 Casual Sex? Attractive Stranger
Elvis and Me Elvis Presley TV film
1987 Top Kids Clyde Barrow TV film
1986 Dallas: The Early Years John Ross "Jock" Ewing TV film
Nightmare Weekend Ken
1985 Streetwalkin' Duke


  1. ^ Garron, Barry (1993-04-21). "Time-traveling Role Keeps Actor Hopping - Sun Sentinel". The Kansas City Star. Articles.sun-sentinel.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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