What Are They Up To? Dylan McDermott of The Practice
What Are They Up To? Dylan McDermott of The Practice
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Dylan McDermott drew attention when he was cast on the legal drama The Practice.  From 1997 to 2003, he portrayed the character Bobby Donnell for which he earned several nominations and a Golden Globe award.  He worked as a senior partner of the firm who appeared to be passionate in his profession and sensitive to his coworkers.  Throughout the series, he was torn between his personal moral principles and his ethical obligations to his clients.  Eventually, this struggle led to his departure from the show as he suffered from a nervous breakdown.  In the end, he returned as a guest star for the show’s final two episodes.
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After The Practice, Dylan McDermott starred in the miniseries The Grid.  In the action-drama plot, he played the role of FBI Agent Max Canary who was tasked to disrupt terrorists from destroying the world’s economic foundations.  The six-part series also included Julianna Margulies, Bernard Hill.

In the big screen, he was able to tap various genres, including drama, thriller, action, comedy and romance, and even managed to land lead roles in several projects.  His movies included The Mistress of Spices, Edison, The Tenants, and Unbeatable Harold.

Most recently, the former Practice actor was featured in the horror-thriller The Messengers.  Directed by Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang, the film is about a family trying to rebuild their lives after a tragedy.  However, eerie and strange things start to occur in their house, leaving them trapped and terrified.

Coming soon is his movie entitled Have Dreams, Will Travel. Set in the 1960s, the plot centers on two 12-year-old kids and their quest to find cool parents while escaping their existing life.  Dylan McDermott plays the role of Cassie's Uncle, joining AnnaSophia Robb as Cassie, Cayden Boyd as Ben, and Val Kilmer as Henderson.

-Kris, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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