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Tapping into his roots playing a Chicagoan on For Your Love, D.W. Moffett has amassed an accomplished list of stage and screen credits.

A native of the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, Ill., Moffett never gave a thought to acting until after he graduated from Stanford University with a degree in International Relations. While he went to work at Chicago's Continental Bank, he also enrolled in an acting class to broaden his artistic horizon and, more importantly, to meet girls. He found a social life - and his life's work.

Moving along his new career path, Moffett became a founding member of Chicago's Remains Theatre Ensemble. He first came to public attention starring in Larry Kramer's landmark AIDS drama The Normal Heart at New York's Public Theatre. Subsequently, he appeared on Broadway in The Boys of Winter and The Real Thing as well as a Los Angeles production of The End of the Day.

Since making the move to Hollywood, he has appeared in the feature films Falling Down with Michael Douglas, and Black Widow opposite Debra Winger. He also starred as a reprehensible entertainment lawyer in Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty and as a post-World War II industrialist in Rough Magic with Bridget Fonda. Most recently, he starred in Molly with Elizabeth Shue and Aaron Eckhart, and will be seen in the independent film Take My Life and Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, tentatively set for release in winter 2000.

Moffett's television credits include a series regular role on Chicago Sons and The Oldest Rookie, and guest-starring appearances on such series as Miami Vice, The Equalizer, Midnight Caller and Tales from the Crypt. Additionally, he starred in the acclaimed television movie An Early Frost, and the cable film Perfect Prey with Bruce Dern and Kelly McGillis. Moffett most recently starred in the television movie Song From the Heart, starring Amy Grant and Keith Carradine.

Moffett has recently embarked on a directing career, helming several episodes of For Your Love last season.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)


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