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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.
Worthy in 2013
March 12, 1967
|Alma mater||University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (1990)|
Early life and educationEdit
Worthy was born in Detroit, Michigan; his father worked in the automotive industry. Worthy studied Tae Kwon Do at a young age. He graduated from Southfield Senior High School in 1985 and from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance in 1990.
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 worked on a short-lived 2005 private-eye drama on ABC, Eyes.
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.
|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|
|1998||Star Trek: Insurrection||Elloran Officer #1|
|2001||Earth Angels||Gregory||TV movie|
|2004||X-Men Legends||Acolyte #2/Man #2 (voice)||Video game|
|2009||See Kate Run||Matt Jenkins||TV movie|
|2012||That Guy... Who Was in That Thing||Himself|
|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|
- 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.
- "Rick Worthy Biography". Film Reference. Archived from the original on January 18, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
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