Born on October 26, 1954 in Highland Park, Illinois, actor Donald Warren "D.W." Moffett was educated at Stanford University, where he majored in political science. He then flew to Chicago to work as an investment banker. On a whim, he went with a friend to the St. Nicholas Theater Company and studied with William H. Macy. Discovering his passion for acting, Moffett later started his own company, Remains Theater.
D.W. Moffett’s long and successful stage career in Chicago led him to star in Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, for which he gained critical acclaim. He has also worked with John Malkovich, performing in Balm In Giliad in New York City. Moffett also became known for playing opposite Matt Dillon in the production of Boys of Winter. He soon joined Kevin Spacey on stage at the Old Vic Theater in London, landing a role in The Philadelphia Story. Other than his stage career, Moffett has received numerous film and television credentials. He gave a memorable performance in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty in 1996, even winning a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic. Earlier on in his career, he was cast in series like Miami Vice and Tales from the Crypt, and has appeared in several TV productions. He was also in 1992’s Miss Beatty’s Children and 1993’s Falling Down with Michael Douglas and Robert Duvall. In 2000, he was cast in Crossing Jordan, and was a regular in the series For Your Love. He has appeared on episodes of CSI: Miami, Cold Case, and Without a Trace, in addition to having a role in the 2003 film Thirteen. Moffett also became known for being on Nip/Tuck in 2004, Commander in Chief in 2005 and The Book of Daniel in 2006. He had roles in Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, while appearing on two shows for the CW Network. He was cast as Bob Hardy on Hidden Palms and played the lead role of Danny Clarke on the series Life is Wild. In 2008, D.W. Moffett was given a role on the comedy Visioneers, starring Chris Coppola and Nancy De Mayo.
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