Edward M. Sears (born April 6, 1977) is an American actor, known for his roles as Richard Patrick Woolsley on the TNT legal drama series Raising the Bar, Patrick on the first season of FX anthology horror drama American Horror Story (retroactively titled Murder House), Dr. Austin Langham on the Showtime period drama series Masters of Sex, and DC Comics supervillain Hunter Zolomon / Zoom on The Flash.

Teddy Sears
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Sears in January 2016
Edward M. Sears

(1977-04-06) April 6, 1977 (age 45)
Years active2001–present
Milissa Skoro
(m. 2013)

Early life and educationEdit

Sears was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He attended high school at the Landon School in Bethesda, MD.[1] Sears played varsity football for the University of Maryland, but transferred and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in business management in 1999.[citation needed]


Sears' business career in New York was put on hold as he won a role on his first audition, with a two-year contract role on the daytime series One Life to Live. Then, after several appearances on the Law & Order franchise and Whoopi, he attended the William Esper Studio.[citation needed] This training led to comedy stints on the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

He co-starred on the TNT original series Raising the Bar portraying public defender Richard Patrick Woolsley.[2][3]

Sears appeared in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, the Lifetime original film The Client List,[4] and as Thomas Cole in The Defenders.

In 2013, Sears joined the cast of the Showtime drama Masters of Sex,[5] about the work of Masters and Johnson. From 2015 to 2016, Sears had been cast in the second season in a recurring role of The CW's DC Comics television series The Flash, initially introduced as Jay Garrick / Flash,[6] until it was revealed that his character was actually Hunter Zolomon / Zoom.[7] In 2017, he starred as Keith Mullins in 24: Legacy.[8]

In 2020, Sears appeared as a guest on the Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip marathon fundraiser episode of The George Lucas Talk Show.

Personal lifeEdit

Sears married actress Milissa Skoro on October 5, 2013. In his free time he surfs and plays ice hockey. He has two brothers, Christian and Ricky, and a sister Dana.[9]

His great-grandfather won a gold medal in the 1912 Olympics for pistol shooting,[citation needed] and his aunt won a bronze medal in the 1956 Olympics for the 100-yard butterfly.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 To End All Wars Paratrooper Uncredited[citation needed]
2005 The Legacy of Walter Frumm Stephen
In Between Ken
2006 Cosa Bella Husband Short film
2007 Firehouse Dog Terrance Kahn
2008 Os Desafinados Cool New Yorker
2009 A Single Man Mr. Strunk
2015 Curve Christian Laughton
2016 Nine Lives Josh Myers
2017 Liv Michael post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Sex and the City Fashion show guy (uncredited)[10] Episode: "The Real Me"
2001 One Life to Live Chad Bennett Episode 7207
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Josh Sanford Episode: "Dominance"
2004 Whoopi Waiter Episode: "No Sex in the City"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Teddy Episode: "Ill-Bred"
2005 Late Show with David Letterman Blind Justice 2 episodes
Late Night with Conan O'Brien High-definition Conan Episode dated April 29, 2005
Late Show with David Letterman Batman Season 12, episode 159
2006 Justice Greg Hall Episode: "Behind the Orange Curtain"
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Darren Wells 2 episodes
CSI: Miami Peter Kinkella 2 episodes
2006–07 Ugly Betty Hunter 2 episodes
2007 Raines Mitchell Parks Episode: "5th Step"
Big Love Greg Samuelson Episode: "Circle the Wagons"
Mad Men Kicks Matherton Episode: "Red in the Face"
2008 Carpoolers Handsome man Episode: "The Handsomest Man"
Las Vegas Brian O'Toole Episode: "Win, Place, Bingo"
Rules of Engagement Drake Episode: "Optimal Male"
Samantha Who? Brad Episode: "The Family Vacation"
2008–09 Raising the Bar Richard Patrick Woolsley Main role; 24 episodes
2009 Dollhouse Mike Episode: "Needs"
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Executive A.D.A. Garrett Blaine Episode: "Disabled"
Backyard Wedding Evan Slauson Television film (Hallmark)
The Client List Rex Horton Television film (Lifetime)
2010–11 The Defenders ADA Thomas Cole 9 episodes
2011 In Plain Sight Tom Kulpak Episode: "I'm a Liver Not a Fighter"
Necessary Roughness Bobby Caldwell Episode: "Poker Face"
Torchwood: Miracle Day Blue-eyed Man 4 episodes
American Horror Story: Murder House Patrick 4 episodes
Rizzoli & Isles Rory Graham Episode: "Seventeen Ain't So Sweet"
2011–12 Blue Bloods Sam Croft 2 episodes
2012 Drew Peterson: Untouchable Mike Adler Television film (Lifetime)
Harry's Law Alan Bagley Episode: "Les Horribles"
2012–13 666 Park Avenue Detective Hayden Cooper 5 episodes
2013–16 Masters of Sex Dr. Austin Langham 20 episodes
2015–18 The Flash Hunter Zolomon / Zoom 20 episodes
2017 24: Legacy Keith Mullins Main role
Christmas in Evergreen Ryan Television film (Hallmark)
2018 Timeless Lucas Calhoun Episode: "Hollywoodland"
2018 How to Get Away with Murder Dr. Abe Charmagne Episode: "It Was the Worst Day of My Life"
2018-2019 Chicago Fire Kyle Sheffield 10 episodes
2019-2020 The Politician William Ward 5 episodes
2020 The George Lucas Talk Show Himself Stu-D2 1138 on the Binary Sunset Sith

(Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip marathon)

2021 Impeachment: American Crime Story Jim Fisher 4 episodes
2021 S.W.A.T. Tripp Hersch


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 1, 2007). "Bochco drama has legal dream team". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  3. ^ Lowry, Brian (August 28, 2008). "Review: 'Raising the Bar'". Variety. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Lowry, Brian (July 14, 2010). "Review: 'The Client List'". Variety. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Garcia, Patricia (July 11, 2014). "Talking Nudity and Masters of Sex with Teddy Sears". Vogue. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Zumberge, Laura Prudom,Marianne (July 12, 2015). "'The Flash' Casts DC Comics' Jay Garrick, Patty Spivot for Season 2, Teases New Villain at Comic-Con". Variety. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Zoom reveals all and Barry is powerless to stop him on The Flash". The A.V. Club. April 19, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Patches, Matt (February 6, 2017). "Let's Figure Out Who the Mole Is on the New '24'". Thrillist. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Wedding Registry Directory by State". AmazingRegistry.com. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  10. ^ Brown, Emma (July 8, 2014). "The Career of Teddy Sears". Interview. Retrieved November 8, 2015.

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