Rick Worthy

Richard "Rick" Worthy (born March 12, 1967) is an American actor, best known for appearing in a variety of science fiction and fantasy television shows. He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Simon O'Neill cylon model number four in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica.

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Worthy in 2013
Richard Worthy

(1967-03-12) March 12, 1967 (age 53)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (1990)

He is currently recurring on The Man in the High Castle and was a series regular on The Magicians.

Early life and educationEdit

Worthy was born in Detroit, Michigan;[1] his father worked in the automotive industry.[2] Worthy studied Tae Kwon Do at a young age. He graduated from Southfield Senior High School in 1985[1] and from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance in 1990.[1]


Worthy became a stage actor in Detroit, later moving to Chicago to develop his theatrical skills. Later, he moved to Los Angeles, California with the goal of acting in film and television.

His first big break came as Rickey Latrell, a basketball player accused of murder, on the television show Murder One in 1996.

He played Nathan Jackson on the 1998–99 TV show The Magnificent Seven.

He has had several roles within the Star Trek franchise. He has played several aliens, and one human, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. He also had a supporting role in the 1998 film Star Trek: Insurrection.

He guest-starred in "The Warrior", a 2001 episode of Stargate SG-1, where he made use of his Tae Kwon Do and stunt fighting skills as the Goa'uld Imhotep.

He appeared on the 2003–09 re-imagined version of Battlestar Galactica as Cylon model number Four, often referred to as "Simon".

He worked on a short-lived 2005 private-eye drama on ABC, Eyes.

He had a large role on the 2006 ABC Family miniseries Fallen.

Worthy appeared in four episodes of Heroes in 2009, playing "Mike", Matt Parkman's partner, an experienced and capable Los Angeles cop. He also had a part in the TV series Supernatural, playing the unnamed Alpha Vampire in two episodes of Season 6, one episode of season 7 and one episode of season 12.

Worthy appeared on NCIS Season 10 Episode 4 Original air date October 23, 2012 as Navy Captain Logan Doyle

Worthy was featured in the 2012 documentary That Guy... Who Was in That Thing, about character actors. During the documentary Worthy is brought to tears while describing his devotion to acting nearly leading to him ending up homeless. He credits a small recurring role on an American soap opera show, during which he rode his bicycle to the studio due to having sold off his car to pay his rent, as saving his acting career.


Year Film Role Notes
1994 Richie Rich News Reporter
1995 Losing Isaiah Alley Man
While You Were Sleeping Orderly
Eye of the Stalker Eric, Adobe Photoshop TV movie
1996 Star Trek: Klingon (voice) Video game
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best Property Officer TV movie
The Trigger Effect Johnny
1997 Steel SWAT Man
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection Elloran Officer #1
2001 Earth Angels Gregory TV movie
Antitrust Shrot's Assistant
2002 Collateral Damage Ronnie
2003 Holes Male Officer
2004 X-Men Legends Acolyte #2/Man #2 (voice) Video game
2006 Fallen Camael TV movie
2009 See Kate Run Matt Jenkins TV movie
Duplicity Dale Raimes
The Plan Simon Video
2012 That Guy... Who Was in That Thing Himself
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Missing Persons Russell Findlay Episode: "Right Neighborhood... Wrong Door"
1995 Tough Target Robber #2 Episode: "Dana Feitler"
1996 NYPD Blue Det. Elkins Episode: "Burnin' Love"
Murder One Rickey Latrell 8 episodes (1996–1997)
Star Trek: Voyager Crewman Noah Lessing, 3947, Cravic 122 3 episodes (1996–1999)
1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Kornan Episode: "Soldiers of the Empire"
The Gregory Hines Show Will Jones Episode: "Basketball Jones"
1998 Maximum Bob Lionel Episode: "Once Bitten..."
The Magnificent Seven Nathan Jackson 22 episodes (1998–2000)
1999 Touched by an Angel James Episode: "Black Like Monica"
2000 City of Angels Mr. Walker Episode: "Unhand Me"
The Hughleys Byrno Episode: "The Thin Black Line"
Seven Days Sergeant Grubbs Episode: "Peacekeepers"
2001 Felicity Jeremy Cavallo 4 episodes (2001)
2002 Stargate SG-1 K'tano Episode: "The Warrior"
Any Day Now Hospital Administrator Episode: "Call Him Macaroni"
Sheena Mako Zabodi Episode: "Return of the Native"
Dark Angel Lieutenant Clemente Episode: "Freak Nation"
Odyssey 5 Dr. Travelor / John Miles Episode: "The Choices We Make"
2003 Boomtown Malcolm Barker Episode: "Fearless"
The Lyon's Den Mr. Carlisle Episode: "Trick or Treat"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Stewart 4 episodes (2003–2010)
Star Trek: Enterprise Jannar 10 episodes (2003–2004)
2004 CSI: Miami Thomas Kincaid Episode: "Witness to Murder"
2005 Eyes Chris Dillon 12 episodes (2005–2007)
Battlestar Galactica Simon 8 episodes (2005–2009)
2005 Grey's Anatomy Ray Pelletier Episode: "Fear (of the Unknown)" Season 10
2007 Fallen Camael 3 episodes (2007)
Journeyman Gus Episode: "The Hanged Man"
2008 Eli Stone Leonard Dupler Episode: "Soul Free"
Brothers & Sisters Officer Collins Episode: "Tug of War"
2009 Saving Grace Special Agent Dave Daniels Episode: "Do You Believe in Second Chances?"
The Mentalist Terry Andrews Episode: "Bloodshot"
Heroes Mike 4 episodes (2009)
2010 Medium The Regal Man Episode: "Dear Dad..."
Castle Jason Penn Episode: "A Deadly Game"
2010–2017 Supernatural Alpha Vampire 4 episodes
2011 Against the Wall - Episode: "Second Chances"
2012 NCIS Captain Logan Doyle Episode: "Lost At Sea"
2013 The Vampire Diaries Rudy Hopkins
2015–2019 The Man in the High Castle Lemuel "Lem" Washington
2015–2020 The Magicians Dean Fogg


  1. ^ a b c Duffy, Mike (March 30, 2005). "Worthy enjoys offbeat 'Eyes' role". Detroit Free Press. p. 3-E. Archived from the original on December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Rick Worthy Biography". Film Reference. Archived from the original on January 18, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018.

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