More Garret Dillahunt Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Last House on the Left)The year 2007 exploded for actor Garret Dillahunt, with breakout roles in two groundbreaking films. First, Joel and Ethan Coen's Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men proved to be a prime showcase for the talents of Dillahunt, who portrayed Tommy Lee Jones' hapless deputy, Wendell. The film landed on numerous critics' 10 best lists, and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Proving that lighting can strike twice, Dillahunt again scored rave reviews in Andrew Dominik's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which also included Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. Here, Dillahunt played Ed Miller, a member of the infamous James Gang, Dillahunt's first feature was The Believer, with Ryan Gosling.
The actor has also worked extensively in television and is perhaps best known for two roles on David Milch's award-winning HBO series Deadwood: Jack McCall and Francis Wolcott. Milch liked Dillahunt's work so much that Milch brought him back as Wolcott after his McCall character was killed off the show.
Currently, Dillahunt plays the title role (the Terminator) in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. He was a series regular on John From Cincinnati, The Book of Daniel (playing Jesus Christ, opposite Aidan Quinn) and A Minute With Stan Hooper, and also had recurring roles on such shows as Damages, ER, Law & Order, Leap Years and The 4400.
A native of Washington state, Dillahunt studied journalism at the University of Washington and went on to the graduate acting program at NYU. Dillahunt has numerous Broadway credits, including his portrayal of Bertram Cates in a revival of Inherit the Wind, opposite George C. Scott, and The Father, with Frank Langella.
Dillahunt can next be seen in the star-studded theatrical film The Road, co-starring alongside Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall and Guy Pearce, and he recently completed the films Burning Bright and Winter's Done.
for "The Last House on the Left" updated 15-Mar-2009