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Larry Poindexter (born December 16, 1959) is an accomplished American actor known for numerous small parts in movies and television, as well as many commercials and audio advertisements. He is also an accomplished singer.

Larry Poindexter
Born (1959-12-16) December 16, 1959 (age 59)
Years active1982–present

Early lifeEdit

Poindexter was born in Dallas, Texas on December 16, 1959.


Poindexter is currently best known for his role in 2003's S.W.A.T., where he played by-the-book LAPD Captain Tom Fuller, who went head to head with Samuel Jackson's character Hondo. Daytime audiences know him best from ABC soap opera General Hospital as the not-so-good Dr. Asher Thomas. He played Asher from June 3, 2005, until August 8, 2005, when his character was shot and killed by Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) after he murdered A.J. Quartermaine (Billy Warlock) and Rachel Adair (Amy Grabow). His Asher Thomas character was controversial, as his backstory was a retcon of Jason and A.J.'s history. He was also a recurring character on JAG, as the lawyer/love interest of Major Sarah MacKenzie (Catherine Bell) in Season 3.[citation needed]

He has also appeared in the soap operas Santa Barbara, Days of Our Lives, was a frequent guest on the MTV show Just Say Julie and the primetime shows Quantum Leap and Push, Nevada. His film career includes American Ninja 2, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Poindexter also appeared on Friends (The One With The Candy Hearts) as "Fireman Dave". He appeared in Blade: The Series as FBI agent Ray Collins and on How I Met Your Mother. He was also featured as Reisenkemp in the comedy Coverage and appeared as the swinging dad, Rick Berger in The Hard Times of RJ Berger, the cult MTV scripted comedy, until May 2011.

He was lead singer for the Alt-Country band The High Lonesome in the 1990s. Their album Feel Free To Do So is being re-released winter of 2010.[needs update]

His father, H. R. Poindexter, is a Tony award-winning light and set designer. His wife is Carol Kritzer a very successful Casting Director, whom he married in 2002. He has twin boys.


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Going Berserk Claudell
1984 Toy Soldiers Trevor
1986 Invaders from Mars Marine #3
1987 Number One with a Bullet Preppy Guy
1987 American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Sgt. Charlie McDonald
1988 Blue Movies Cliff
1989 Warm Summer Rain Steve
1990 Night Eyes Bard Goldstein
1992 The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them Carrie's Date
1995 The Skateboard Kid II Announcer
1995 Sorceress Larry Barnes
1995 Virtual Combat Employee
1995 Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure Simon Mitchell Video
1996 Dead of Night Keane
1997 Strategic Command Jack Haynes
1997 Steel Sharks Dobbins
1997 Time Under Fire Cole
1998 The White Raven Lt. Kreister
1999 Angels, Baby! Hamilton
1999 Valerie Flake Cliff Lambert
1999 Judgment Day Jeff Video
2000 Intrepid First Officer 'Lazo' Lazaro
2000 Coverage Reisenkemp Short film
2001 Ablaze Andrew Thomas
2001 Thy Neighbor's Wife Chris Stewart
2002 Stranded Nick Video
2003 S.W.A.T. Capt. Thomas Fuller Feature Film
2006 Entity: Nine Bowman
2006 Mojave Phone Booth Darrell
2006 Material Girls Sol
2008 Ninja Cheerleaders Det. Harris
2009 17 Again Dean
Year Title Role Notes
1982 A New Day in Eden Greg Lewis Episode: "1.1"
1983 Thursday's Child Malcolm TV movie
1983 CHiPs Mark Anthony Harlington III Episode: "Fun House"
1983 Happy Days Erik Sandler Episode: "Affairs of the Heart"
1983 The Facts of Life Ken Episode: "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can"
1984 Days of Our Lives Ben Welch TV series
1984 Hotel Dan Episode: "Outsiders"
1985 The Paper Chase Episode: "The Big D"
1985 Crazy Like a Fox Episode: "Fox in 3/4 Time"
1985 Silver Spoons Matt Henderson Episode: "A Magnificent Obsession"
1986 Growing Pains Andre Episode: "The Love Song of M. Aaron Seaver"
1986 The Twilight Zone Milo Trent Episode: "Cold Reading"
1986 Santa Barbara Justin Moore 9 episodes
1987 Karen's Song Jerry Episode: "Aloha Oe"
1987 Sledge Hammer! Teddy Overman Episode: "Big Nazi on Campus"
1987–1988 Duet Cooper Hayden 22 episodes
1988 Nightingales Todd TV movie
1989 Just Say Julie Various Roles TV series
1989 Quantum Leap Capt. Tony LaMott Episode: "Genesis: Part 1"
1989 Tour of Duty CPT Palmer Episode: "Sealed with a Kiss"
1990 ALF Sergeant Armstrong Episode: "Consider Me Gone"
1990 She'll Take Romance Mike Heller TV movie
1992 Passionata Alan Spencer TV movie
1992 Dangerous Curves Gordon Pierson Episode: "In the Name of Love"
1993 Melrose Place Danny Baker Episodes: "Single White Sister" and "Peanut Butter and Jealousy"
1993 Murphy Brown Kevin Episode: "To Market, to Market"
1993 Harry and the Hendersons Ian Wilson Episode: "Beauty and the Beast"
1993 Incredi-Girl TV movie
1994 Hot Line Episode: "Payback"
1994 Black Sheep Alex P. Keaton TV movie
1994 Sisters Matt Kirshner Episode: "Blood Is Thicker Than Water"
1994 Ellen Don Episode: "So Funny"
1994 Party of Five George Lewis Episode: "Good Sports"
1994 Silk Stalkings Wayne Thornton Episode: "Vengeance"
1995 Kissing Miranda Gilbert 'Gib' Nash TV movie
1995 Friends Fireman Dave Episode: "The One with the Candy Hearts"
1995 Weird Science Agent Scolder Episode: "Fly Boy"
1995–1996 Hope and Gloria Jeffrey 4 episodes
1995–1996 New York Daze Henry 22 episodes
1996 Kirk Guy Dunham Episode: "The Love Letter"
1996 The Naked Truth Doctor Episode: "The Bubble Show"
1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Dr. Maxwell Deter Episodes: "Forget Me Not" and "Oedipus Wrecks"
1996 The John Larroquette Show Dr. Tim Episode: "A Night to Remmeber"
1996 Party of Five Prof. Tom 'T.J.' Digman Episode: "Mixed Signals"
1996 Pacific Blue Jeff Weingard Episode: "Point Blank"
1997 Spy Game Jackson Episode: "What, Micah Worry?"
1997 Rewind Mike TV series
1997–1998 JAG Dalton Lowne 7 episodes
1997 Weird Science Lt. Pommafritte Episode: "Stalag 16"
1998 Weird Science Scolder
Episodes: "Night of the Swingin' Steves" and "Genie Junior"
1998 Style & Substance Dax Chandler Episode: "No Soap, Romeo"
1999 Early Edition Addison Preston Episode: "Two to Tangle"
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Colin Episode: "Run, Man Ray, Run"
1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Joey Young TV movie
1999 Becker Jordan Brewster Episode: "My Boyfriend's Back"
1999 Snoops Kevin Episode: "The Heartless Bitch"
2000 The Sullivan Sisters Heath TV series
2000 Popular Harold Bean Episode: "Ch-Ch-Changes"
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul Walter Vanderbilt Episode: "Destiny in a Bottle"
2000 V.I.P. Oliver King Episode: "Loh-Down Dirty Shame"
2001 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Elliot Episode: "Do You See What I See?"
2001 Family Law Asst. Attorney General Kamins Episode: "Clemency"
2001 FreakyLinks Dex Crawford Episode: "Subject: The Final Word"
2001 The Tick Man Episode: "The License"
2002 The Agency Episode: "The Enemy Within"
2002 Fireheart Harvey Ward Television movie
2002 Roswell Colonel Griffin Episode: "Crash"
2002 Push, Nevada Well Dressed Man #3 5 episodes
2003 The Division Chris Conklin Episodes: "Diagnosis" and "Acts of Betrayal"
2004 Nip/Tuck Mr. Kintner Episode: "Joel Gideon"
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Fire Investigator Jack Clarke Episode: "Bad Words"
2004 Judging Amy Atty. George Canton Episode: "Legacy"
2004 Will & Grace Dan Fallon Episode: "The Newlydreads"
2004 NYPD Blue Barrett Gooden Episodes: "My Dinner with Andy" and "I Like Ike"
2005 General Hospital Dr. Asher Thomas TV series
2005 Bones Senator Bethlehem Episode: "Pilot"
2005 CSI: NY Dr. Stanley Thatcher Episode: "Grand Murder at Central Station"
2006 Las Vegas Mr. Burke Episode: "The Bitch Is Back"
2006 Jake in Progress Roger Episode: "PB & J"
2006 Crossing Jordan Mr. O'Riley Episode: "Mysterious Ways"
2006 Standoff Congressman Carl Cunningham Episode: "Pilot"
2006 Blade: The Series Agent Ray Collins 8 episodes
2007 Eyes Daniel Weiss Episode: "Karma"
2007 Life Warren Gibney Episode: "Pilot: Merit Badge"
2007 Big Shots Nick Dawkins Episode: "Greatest Amerimart Hero"
2007 Weeds Fireman Episode: "Go"
2007 Without a Trace Richard Ludlow Episode: "One Wrong Move"
2008 Valentine Jerry Episode: "Act Naturally"
2008 CSI: Miami Leonard McBride Episode: "Bombshell"
2008 Notes from the Underbelly Doctor Episode: "The List"
2008 Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Pilot
Frank the Pilot
Episodes: "1.1" and "1.3"
2009 Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Episode: "2.2"
2009 Jack and Janet Save the Planet Robert TV movie
2010 How I Met Your Mother Joe Donovan Episode: "Perfect Week"
2010 Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Mitch Episode: "3.2"
2010 Supernatural Pastor David Gideon Episode: "99 Problems"
2010 Miami Medical Henry Episode: "What Lies Beneath"
2010 Notes from the Underbelly Doctor Episode: "Baby on Board"
2010–2011 The Hard Times of RJ Berger Rick Berger 20 episodes
2011 Californication Prosecutor Episode: "The Trial"
Episode: "...And Justice for All"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Dr. Byron Sluckey Episode: "We Don't Need Another Hero"
2011 Drop Dead Diva Dr. Preminger Episode: "You Bet Your Life"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation D.A. Claude Melvoy Episode: "Targets of Obsession"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation D.A. Claude Melvoy Episode: "Altered Stakes"
2012 Imaginary Friend Duane TV movie
2012 Franklin & Bash Carter Dunlap Episode: "650 to SLC"
2012 Supermoms TV series
2013 Hawaii Five-0 Lee Benner Episode: "Kupu'eu"
2014 Days of Our Lives Father Louis TV Series
2014 Castle Detective McBride Episode: "Bad Santa"
2014 Scandal Mr. Morgan Episode: "Like Father, Like Daughter"
2016 Bunk'd Gerald Episode: "Xander Says Goodbye"
2016 Major Crimes Amanda's Father Episode: "Present Tense"
2016 Secrets and Lies Mark Peterson Episode: "The Parent"
2017 Outcast Peter 2 episodes
2017 K.C. Undercover Foreman Episode: "Under Construction"
2017 Ten Days in the Valley Male Officer Episode: "Day 7: Breaking the Story"
2018 Heathers Mr. Kelly Episode: "I'm a No-Rust-Build-Up Nan Myself"
2019 S.W.A.T. Sergeant Boyer Episode: "Day of Dread"
2019 NCIS Doctor Berman Episode: "Daughters"

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