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Daniel James Roebuck (born March 4, 1963) is an American television film actor, writer and producer, primarily in films, soap operas and television.

Daniel Roebuck
Daniel Roebuck.jpg
Roebuck in 2007 at Star Wars Celebration IV
Born Daniel Randall James Roebuck
(1963-03-04) March 4, 1963 (age 54)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Bethlehem Catholic High School
Occupation Actor, writer, producer
Years active 1981–present

m. Leslie Roebuck (1983 - 1987) (divorced)

m. Kelly Roebuck (1994 - present; 2 children)
Children 2


Life and careerEdit

Roebuck was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School in Bethlehem in 1981.[1]

He appeared in his first film role in 1985, the lead in Cavegirl.[1] From 1992 to 1995, he played Andy Griffith's assistant lawyer, Cliff Lewis, on the television drama Matlock, and he also had a recurring role opposite Don Johnson's character as the corrupt officer, Insp. Rick Bettina in Nash Bridges. He has appeared in numerous other guest roles in television programs and in many feature films including Bryan Loves You, River's Edge, and Dudes. He also played the role of US Marshal Bob Biggs in The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals. He played the part of Mr. Banks in the film Agent Cody Banks and its sequel. He has also appeared as the FBI Agent Weine in Final Destination.

Roebuck had a one-off appearance in The King of Queens in 1999 (season 1 episode 17) as Jeffrey the cop, whom Carrie (Leah Remini) tried to date in order to get out of a traffic ticket.

One of Roebuck's more memorable roles was as Jay Leno in the HBO made-for-TV film The Late Shift. Leno has often commented positively on Roebuck's performance whenever a guest brings up the film on the show. In 2002 portrayed a hearse driver in the Comedy horror film Bubba Ho-Tep[2] and acted than 2006 in the production Red Riding Hood. This Randal Kleiser directed HD motion picture was shot primarily with live-on-demand 3D virtual set technology.

From 2005 until 2010, he had a recurring role in the television drama Lost, appearing as Dr. Arzt in nine episodes. He played Morris Green in Rob Zombie's film, The Devil's Rejects. He has been a writer and producer for the Monsterama series, and appeared in some episodes of the series. Roebuck also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Quints as well as the Nickelodeon original film, Shredderman Rules. In Sonny with a Chance, he played Mr. Condor. He guest starred in Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2009, Roebuck guest starred in the fan produced web series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission.

He has guest starred on an episode of Dark Blue and Bones. He is the voice of Morris Green in Rob Zombie's animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto and starred in the film, A Fork in the Road.[3]

Roebuck portrayed Dave Karofsky's father in the TV series Glee. He appeared in Furt (episode 8, Season 2; aired November 23, 2010) and Born This Way (episode 18, Season 2; aired April 26, 2011). He also made a brief cameo appearance in season 3, episode 14, On My Way. [4]

He played the role of Jim Nichol in the movie, That's What I Am - released April 2011.

In October 2012, he played B.J. in AMC's The Walking Dead Cold Storage webisodes. He is set to star as Pastor Victor in the Rob Zombie film 31.[5] In November, 2015 he played Arnold Walker in The Man in the High Castle adapted from the novel by Philip K. Dick. His role, Arnold Walker, is the father of the leading character. He appeared in five of ten episodes in the first season, distributed through



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Cavegirl Rex
1986 River's Edge Samson "John" Tollet
1987 Dudes Biscuit
1987 Project X Hadfield
1989 Disorganized Crime Bill Lonigan (cop)
1992 Eddie Presley Keystone the Magnificent
1992 Only You Marty Credited
1993 The Fugitive Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Biggs
1996 The Late Shift Jay Leno
1996 Driven Dale Schneider Credited
1996 The Cold Equations Mitch TV movie
1997 Money Talks Detective Williams
1998 U.S. Marshals Deputy Marshal Bobby Biggs
2000 Final Destination Agent Weine
2002 Mary Christmas Mac Reeves TV Movie
2002 We Were Soldiers Medevac Commanding Officer
2002 Bubba Ho-Tep Hearse Driver #1 Cameo appearance
2002 Hansel and Gretel Dad
2003 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company Ted Bergmann TV Movie
2003 Windfall Packard TV Movie
2003 Miracle Dogs Dr. Elliot TV Movie
2003 Agent Cody Banks Mr. Banks
2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Mr. Banks
2004 Blowing Smoke Ray TV movie
2007 Shredderman Rules Bob Bixby TV movie
2007 Halloween Lou Martini
2008 Flash of Genius Frank Sertin
2009 Dark and Stormy Night 8 O'Clock Faraday
2009 The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Morris Green (voice) Video
2009 Halloween II Big Lou
2011 That's What I Am Jim Nichol
2011 Night Club Frank
2012 John Dies at the End Largeman
2013 Compound Fracture Jim (security officer)
2014 Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever George
2015 Soaked in Bleach Tom Grant
2016 31 Pastor Victor
2017 Let There Be Light Norm


Year Title Role Notes
1987–1995 Matlock Bobby Shaw
Alex Winthorp
Prosecutor Mr. Sodowsky
Cliff Lewis
Episode "The Doctors" (1987)
Episodes: "The Ambassador parts 1-2" (1988)
"The Priest" (1989)
Episodes: "The Assassination parts 1-2" (1992)
Main role 1992-1995
1991 Lookwell Cop Episode: "Pilot" - Uncredited
1992 Quantum Leap Neil Lindhurst Episode: "The Play's the Thing"
1996 Nash Bridges Inspector Rick Bettina Recurring role
1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Herkimer Johnson Episode "Oedipus Wrecks" (S03E19)
1999 The King of Queens Jeffrey, the cop Episode: "Court Date" (S01E17)
2004 Monsterama Mr. Shocker As producer and writer. Also appeared in some of its episodes.
2005 Law & Order Nathaniel Prentiss Episode: "New York Minute" (S16E08)
2005 Monk Larry Zwibell Episode: "Mr. Monk Gets Drunk" (S04E05)
2005–2010 Lost Dr. Leslie Arzt 9 episodes
2006 NCIS Matthew Lake Episode: "Boxed in" (S03E12)
2008 Bones George Francis Episode: "Player Under Pressure" (S03E11)
2009–2011 Sonny with a Chance Mr. Condor Recurring role
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Mr. Evans Episode: "Halloween" (S03E02)
2009 Dark Blue Paul Tivnan Episode: "Ice" (S01E06)
2010 Star Trek: The Continuing Mission Admiral Rowan Episode: "We Will Control All That You See And Hear"
2010-2012 Glee Paul Karofsky 3 episodes
2011-2015 Grimm Peter Orson Episode: "The Three Bad Wolves" (S01E06)
Episode: "Trial by Fire" (S04E13)
2012 Castle Joe Silva Episode: "Swan Song" (S05E07)
2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Malodor (voice) Episode: "Out of Focus"
2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. John Donnelly Episode: "A Wanted (Inhu)man" (S03E03)
2016 Criminal Minds Mike Thompson Episode: "Hostage"

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Walking Dead: Cold Storage B.J. Main role (4 episodes)
2015–2016 The Man in the High Castle Arnold Walker Recurring character (10 episodes)


Year Title Role
2011 L.A. Noire Mark Bishop
2013 Dead Rising 3 Gary Finkel


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