Dylan McDermott

Born Oct 26, 1961

Mark Anthony McDermott, better known by his professional name of Dylan McDermott, is an American actor, known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the television legal drama The Practice, which earned him a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination, and his role in the series American Horror Story as Dr. Ben Harmon. He also starred in the TNT series Dark Blue as Lt. Carter Shaw.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on October 26, 1961.
1967 5 Years Old McDermott was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of Diane and Richard McDermott. He is of Italian (from his maternal grandfather), Irish, English, and French descent. Diane was 15 and Richard was 17 when McDermott was born; by 1967, the couple had divorced, and Diane and her two children were living with her mother, Avis (Rogers) Marino. On February 9, 1967, Diane was killed. … Read More
1972 10 Years Old Sponza, who police say had ties to organized crime, was killed in 1972; his body was found in the trunk of a car in a Waltham, Massachusetts, grocery store parking lot. … Read More


1989 27 Years Old McDermott starred as Chris in the 1989 film Twister about a man who tried to rescue his girlfriend and daughter from a tornado storm. … Read More


1995 33 Years Old McDermott has a younger sister, Robin. He married actress Shiva Rose on November 19, 1995. … Read More
1998 36 Years Old The show expanded McDermott's stardom, and he made People list of the "50 Most Beautiful People In The World 1998" with the magazine calling him "a prime-time heartthrob".
2000 38 Years Old He got this distinction again in 2000. … Read More


2004 42 Years Old In 2004, McDermott starred alongside Julianna Margulies four-part mini-series The Grid, playing FBI Special Agent Max Canary in an anti-terrorist unit. … Read More
2007 45 Years Old In 2007, McDermott starred in the television series Big Shots. … Read More
2008 46 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 16, 2008, reported that McDermott had filed for divorce from Rose. The divorce was finalized on January 2, 2009.
2009 47 Years Old Beginning in 2009, McDermott starred in the TNT drama Dark Blue, playing a veteran cop who heads a squad of undercover LAPD officers. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old In 2011, McDermott starred on American Horror Story on FX as Ben Harmon, a cheating husband. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old In 2012, he appeared in three films; The Campaign, playing Tim Wattley, a campaign manager, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, as the father of main character Charlie (Logan Lerman), and Nobody Walks, as Leroy. … Read More
2013 51 Years Old In May 2013, McDermott launched his first Photography Exhibition in Montreal, Quebec at Avenue Art Gallery as part of a collaboration with Art Agent, Marina Cutler. … Read More
2014 52 Years Old In 2014, McDermott began starring on the CBS television series Stalker in one of the lead roles, portraying Detective Jack Larsen opposite Maggie Q.
2015 53 Years Old On January 14, 2015, it was announced he was engaged to his Stalker co-star Maggie Q. … Read More
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