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Alan Dale

Throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Alan Dale is best known for his role as Jim Robinson in the Australian television hit Neigbours, and in the U.S. he has become popular with myriad outstanding roles.

Dale will next be seen as Bradford Meade in ABC's Ugly Betty. As President/CEO of Meade Publications and father of Daniel Meade, Bradford is a well-posed professional seeking the success of both his business and his son. In an attempt to keep his son from sleeping with another assistant, he insists Daniel hire the unattractive yet hard-working Betty.

Previously branded the richest man in The O.C., Dale starred as Caleb Nichol on the FOX series, consistently shifting between a cold, greedy business mogul and a loving, concerned husband and father. He also recently had a guest starring role as Charles Widmore on Lost, and appeared as Metcalfe in E-Ring.

Last year Dale created a stir during his recurring role as Director Tom Morrow on the action drama NCIS. Along with his other power-driven roles, he has also appeared as Mitch Bryce, Secretary of Commerce on The West Wing and Vice President Jim Prescott on 24. Other notable television credits include The X-Files, ER and The Practice."

Dale has been seen on the big screen as Praetor Hiren, the zealous president of the Romulan Senate on Star Trek: Nemesis. Later he was cast as Commander Preston in Hollywood Homicide, starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett, and this past fall he was seen alongside Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek in After the Sunset. He has also appeared in such films as Space: Above and Beyond, First Daughter and The Extreme Team.

Dale also has extensive theatre credits, has hosted his own radio shows and is a successful voice-over artist in both Australia and the United States.

When he's not busy working, Dale can choose to relax in his Los Angeles area home or his residence in New Zealand with his wife, former Miss Australia, Tracey Pearson.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Alan Dale Facts

BirthdayMay 6, 1947 (76)
BirthplaceDunedin, South Island, New Zealand
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Alan Dale compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Eagle Eye
Rules of Engagement
The Doomsday Prophecy
Star Trek: Nemesis
The Miracle Worker
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