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Kyle Ivan Secor (born May 31, 1957) is an American television and film actor. He is known for portraying Detective Tim Bayliss on the crime drama series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999).

Kyle Secor
Born (1957-05-31) May 31, 1957 (age 62)
Years active1986–present
Kari Coleman (m. 2002)

Early yearsEdit

Secor was born in Tacoma, Washington as the youngest boy in a family of three boys . He grew up in nearby Federal Way and graduated from Federal Way High School in 1975. His father worked in sales. As a Boy, he wanted to be a professional basketball player, and with a height of 6'4,the boy had the height and build, but his dreams of going pro or becoming a professional were hindered as he suffered extreme short-sightedness, so he was forced to look elsewhere for a career. [1]


Secor's first major television role was the character Brian Bradford on the soap opera Santa Barbara, soon followed by a stint on the hospital drama St. Elsewhere, in which he played Bret Johnson, a patient dying of AIDS.

After working in several movies, including Heart of Dixie (1989), City Slickers (1991), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Delusion (1991), and Untamed Heart (1993), Secor was cast as Det. Tim Bayliss in the pilot of Homicide: Life on the Street in 1993, a role which he would fill for the entirety of the series. Throughout most of this time, Secor was paired on screen with actor Andre Braugher, who played his partner Det. Frank Pembleton. Though the show was an ensemble work, Secor's character was placed in a particularly pivotal role, as the series began its first episode on his first day of work in the Baltimore homicide unit, and ended the series finale with his resignation. Bayliss' character was conflicted through much of the show's run, obsessed with the murder of a Baltimore child he and Pembleton could not solve. The character also had issues involving social protest, past molestation by an uncle and questions about his own sexuality. In 1994, Kyle also played "Swoop" in the film Drop Zone starring Wesley Snipes.

After a successful seven-year run on Homicide, Secor went on to a short-lived role on Party of Five and made two feature films, Endsville and Beat. He returned to the small screen as a doctor in the CBS production, City Of Angels, for 9 weeks during the fall of 2000. He appeared in the made-for-TV movie Bailey's Mistake, which was shown on ABC on March 18, 2001. He appeared in the pilot episode of Crossing Jordan in the fall of 2001 and had a recurring supporting role in the cancelled ABC production of Steven Bochco's Philly from September 2001 through May 2002. In fall 2002 he was seen as a guest star on CBS's Without A Trace. Spring of 2004 brought Lifetime's Infidelity opposite former Philly costar Kim Delaney, and the long-awaited Disney-ABC television film A Wrinkle In Time featuring him in the role of Hank. He had a recurring role as Jake Kane in the 2004–2005 freshman season of the show Veronica Mars and guest-starred in the series finale.

From 2005 to 2006, he starred with Geena Davis in ABC's Commander in Chief, playing Rod Calloway, the husband of the female President. In 2007, he played Alan 'Skip' Matthews in the short-lived show Hidden Palms.

Secor had a recurring role as Hanson North, a defense attorney who has a romantic history with Laura Harris' character in ABC's Women's Murder Club, 2007 – 2008.

He also acted in Boston Legal as Dr. Robert L. Brooks who is married to Phoebe Prentice, a former flame of Alan Shore. Also, he guest starred in Ghost Whisperer as Doug Bancroft. In August 2010 he made a guest appearance on The Closer, as an airline pilot involved in drug smuggling. Secor appeared on the television series Hawaii Five-0 on the fifth episode of their first season, "Nalowale", playing Ambassador Michael Reeves. He also had a recurring role as Thomas Snow/ Icicle on the 2018-9, fifth season of The Flash.

Personal lifeEdit

Secor married actress Kari Coleman on January 28, 2002.[2] They have two children, Emery and Harper.


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Heart of Dixie Charles Payton 'Tuck' Tucker
1991 Sleeping with the Enemy Fleishman
1991 Delusion Chevy
1991 City Slickers Jeff
1991 The Doctor Alan
1991 Late for Dinner Leland Shakes
1993 Untamed Heart Howard
1994 Drop Zone Swoop
2000 Endsville Caleb Solar
2000 Beat Dave Kammerer
2010 The Letter Ken Short film
2011 Pirate and Doctor Doctor Short film
2016 The Purge: Election Year Minister Edwidge Owens
Year Title Role Notes
1986–1987 Santa Barbara Brian Bradford TV series
1987–1988 St. Elsewhere Brett Johnston 5 episodes
1988 Inherit the Wind Bertram Cates TV movie
1988 Shootdown John Moore TV movie
1989 The Outside Woman Jimmy TV movie
1990 Tales from the Crypt Devlin Cates Episode: "The Thing from the Grave"
1992 In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion Adam Swapp TV movie
1992 Eerie, Indiana Todd Ski (uncredited) Episode: "No Brain, No Pain"
1992 Middle Ages Brian Conover TV series
1993 Silent Victim Jed Jackson TV movie
1993–1999 Homicide: Life on the Street Det. Tim Bayliss 122 episodes
Nominated – Q Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series (1997–99)
Nominated – TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (1998)
1994 Midnight Runaround Dale Adder TV movie
1994 NYPD Blue Dr. Danny Schrager Episode: "Zeppo Marks Brothers"
1995 Beauty's Revenge Kevin Reese TV movie
1996 Law & Order Det. Tim Bayliss Episode: "Charm City"
1996 Her Desperate Choice Jim Rossi TV movie
1998 Mind Games Doug Berrick TV movie
1999 Party of Five Evan Stilman 8 episodes
2000 Homicide: The Movie Det. Tim Bayliss TV movie
2000 City of Angels Dr. Raleigh Stewart 11 episodes
2001 Bailey's Mistake Lowell Lenox TV movie
2001 Crossing Jordan Det. Collins Episode: "Pilot"
2001–2002 Philly Daniel X. Cavanaugh 22 episodes
2002 Without a Trace Duncan Muller Episode: "He Saw, She Saw"
2003 A Wrinkle in Time The Man with Red Eyes TV movie
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Vincent Lurie Episode: "Butterflied"
2004 Infidelity Jim Montet TV movie
2004–2007 Veronica Mars Jake Kane 10 episodes
2005–2006 Commander in Chief Rod Calloway 19 episodes
2007 Hidden Palms Alan 'Skip' Matthews 4 episodes
2007 Women's Murder Club Hanson North 5 episodes
2008 Boston Legal Dr. Robert Brooks Episode: "True Love"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Doug Bancroft Episode: "Life on the Line"
2009 Dark Blue FBI Agent Hollis Episode: "Pilot"
2010 White Collar Dr. Wayne Powell Episode: "Vital Signs"
2010 The Deep End Tom Lynch Episode: "To Have and to Hold"
2010 The Closer Mark Wheeler Episode: "Layover"
2010 The Gates Thomas Bates 4 episodes
2010 Outlaw Warner Quinn Episode: "In Re: Curtis Farwell"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Ambassador Michael Reeves Episode: "Nalowale"
2010 Criminal Minds Don Sanderson Episode: "25 to Life"
2010 Private Practice Adam Wilder Episode: "Can't Find My Way Back Home"
2011 Private Practice Adam Wilder Episode: "The Hardest Part"
2013 The Mentalist Father Peter DiBuono Episode: "The Red Barn"
2013 Castle FBI Deputy Director Anthony Freedman Episode: "Watershed"
2014 American Horror Story: Coven Bill Episode: "The Seven Wonders"
2014 Resurrection Brian Addison Recurring (Season 2)
2015 Backstrom Senator Tobias Percival II Premier Episode: "Dragon Slayer"
2015 Aquarius Leo Nankin Episode: "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game"
2016 Notorious Dr. Govner Episode: "Chase"
2018–2019 The Flash Thomas Snow/Icicle Recurring role (Season 5)
2019 Grey’s Anatomy Jackson Dickinson Recurring role (Season 15)


  1. ^ Kyle Secor Biography (1957–)
  2. ^ "Secor elects to bring warmth to `Chief' role". Boston Herald. October 23, 2005. Retrieved August 16, 2011.

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