Don Harvey (actor, born 1960)

Donald Patrick Harvey II (born May 31, 1960) is an American actor and voice actor. He was born and raised in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, the sixth of eight children. He started acting while attending Lake Shore High School,[1] having performed in several shows before graduating in 1978. He then moved on to the University of Michigan, where he studied English and economics along with two years of classical ballet.[2] Upon his 1982 graduation from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree, he attended the Yale School of Drama and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting in 1985. After graduation, Don moved to New York City to pursue film, television and theatre work.[3]

Don Harvey
Don Harvey at the Chiller Theatre Expo 2017.jpg
Harvey at the Chiller Theatre Expo in 2017
Donald Patrick Harvey II

(1960-05-31) May 31, 1960 (age 61)
EducationUniversity of Michigan (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1985–present

Harvey began appearing in films in the late 1980s and has appeared in over 70 feature films. One of his first roles was as a dirty cop in Brian de Palma's film The Untouchables. The following year, Harvey had one of his more prominent screen roles as "Black Sox" conspirator Swede Risberg in John Sayles' Eight Men Out (1988).[4] Subsequently, Harvey had secondary roles in such high-profile productions as Casualties of War (1989) (his second Brian de Palma film), Die Hard 2 (1990), and The Thin Red Line (1998), in addition to the made-for-cable feature Better Off Dead (1993). His television work includes starring performances on Miami Vice, NYPD Blue, The Pretender, The Deuce, Medium, and Numbers.


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Creepshow 2 Andy Kavanaugh "Old Chief Wood'nhead" segment
1987 The Untouchables Officer Preseuski
1988 Eight Men Out Swede Risberg
1988 The Beast Kaminski
1988 After School Nathan
1988 Miami Vice Alan Beaks TV
Episode: "Hell Hath No Fury"
1989 Casualties of War Corporal Thomas E. Clark
1990 Die Hard 2 Garber
1991 Hudson Hawk Snickers
1991 Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis Kinderman
1992 Prey of the Chameleon Resnick
1992 American Heart Rainey
1993 Better Off Dead Del Collins TV movie
1994 The Glass Shield Deputy Jack Bono
1994 Men of War Nolan
1995 Tank Girl Sergeant Small
1996 Last Dance Doug
1997 The Relic Spota
1998 The Continued Adventures of Reptile Man The Robber Also known as Brittle Glory
1998 The Thin Red Line Sgt. Paul Becker
1999 Out of the Cold Nazi Leader
1999 Sparkler Flint
1999 Life Billy Bob
1999 In Too Deep Murphy
1999 The King of Queens TV
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Charles Buntz / Chucko (voice)
2000 The Pretender Mr. Job TV
Episode: "Meltdown"
2001 Steal Ned Rogers Originally titled Riders
2002 Highway Ronnie
2003 NYPD Blue Rick Rinaldi TV
Episode: "Maybe Baby"
2004 She Hate Me G. Gordon Liddy
2004 Corn Horace Rasmussen
2005 Swimmers Russell
2005 Medium Darrell Yellin TV
Episode: "Coded"
2007 Bernard and Doris Security Guard TV
2008 Frame of Mind Agent Jenkins
2008 Anamorph Killer
2009 Numbers Pritchard TV
Episode: "Cover Me"
2009 Public Enemies Customer at Steuben Club
2011 Criminal Minds Chief Barrows TV
Episode: "Today I Do"
2011-2012 Luck Track Manager TV
2013 Gangster Squad Officer Funston
2014 Taken 3 Detective Garcia
2015 Secret in Their Eyes Fierro
2016 Blue Bloods Det. Connell Episode: "Back in the Day"
2016 General Hospital Tom Baker Recurring Role"
2017 The Last Tycoon Rupert Vajna
2017 The Deuce Danny Flanagan
2018-2020 Better Call Saul Jeff the Cab Driver Episodes: "Smoke" & "Magic Man"


  1. ^ "Don Harvey official website - Education". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-04-27.
  2. ^ IMDb profile
  3. ^ "Don Harvey official website - Biography". Archived from the original on 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  4. ^ AllMovie profile

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