D.W. Moffett


Date Of Birth

October 26, 1954


Born on October 26, 1954 in Highland Park, Illinois, Donald Warren Moffett or D.W. for short, is a stage and film actor who appeared on numerous productions since 1985. He was raised in Wilmette and educated in Stanford University, majoring in Political Science. He joined the St. Nicolas Theater Company soon after he worked as an investment banker and afterwards put up his own theater company named Remains Theater. His stage work includes roles in a Los Angeles production of Jon Robin Baitz's The End of the Day. He has also appeared in Broadway, getting a role in The Real Thing.

D.W. Moffett went on to pursue film and television acting after his success on the stage. He went with John Malkovich to perform in Balm In Giliad in New York City, and later became Brad Davis’ co-star in Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. This earned Moffett critical acclaim and several more projects. He acted with Matt Dillon in Boys of Winter as well. Later on, he was seen on stage again, at the Old Vic Theater with Kevin Spacey. The both of them starred on a production of The Philadelphia Story.

Memorable film roles of Moffett’s include Bernardo Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty. He later won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic, released in 2000. Moffett’s appearances are common in television shows like The Equalizer, Miami Vice, The Oldest Rookie, Midnight Caller, Tales from the Crypt, The Outer Limits, and The Naked Truth. He was later seen on Crossing Jordan, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Nip/Tuck, Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs. Despite all his appearances, he became well known for playing Bob Hardy on the CW series Hidden Palms, and as Dr. Danny Clarke in Life is Wild. In 2008, Moffett landed roles in Visioneers and Manure, as well as on bgFATLdy. Soon, he found himself cast on the 2011 ABC Family drama Switched at Birth. He also starred in Happily Divorced, starring Fran Drescher.

Place of Birth

Donald Warren Moffett

Birth Name

D.W. Moffett



Fun Facts

- He married Kristal Rogers on April 5, 1997. They have two children together.

- He is one of the founders of Chicago's Remains Theatre Ensemble.



2001: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for: Traffic. Shared.


2011: Happily Divorced (TV movie) - Elliott
2011: Switched at Birth (TV series) - John Kennish
2011: The Sitter - Doctor Pedulla
2010: Covert Affairs (TV series) - Sen. Jarvis
2010: The Closer (TV series) - Jeffrey Walters
2010: Hot in Cleveland (TV series) - Chester
2010: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) - Paul Olsen
2008-2010: Friday Night Lights (TV series) - Joe McCoy
2010: Skateland - Jimmy Houston
2009: Lie to Me (TV series) - Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan
2009: The Smell of Success - Agent Chestnut
2009: Operating Instructions (TV movie) - Brandon Zisk
2008: bgFATLdy - Jack Wagner
2008: Visioneers - Jeffers
2007-2008: Life Is Wild (TV series) - Danny Clark
2007: Hidden Palms (TV series) - Bob Hardy
2007: Grey's Anatomy (TV series) - Allan
2007: Ghost Whisperer (TV series) - Dale
2007: Numb3rs (TV series) - Bob Tombrello
2007: Brothers & Sisters (TV series) - Michael Pellington
2007: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series) - Grant Harrington
2006: Close to Home (TV series) - Joseph Wright
2006: The Book of Daniel (TV series) - Worth Webster/Worthy Webster
2005: Commander in Chief (TV series) - Mike Stanton
2005: Wild Card (TV series) - Miles Jacobs
2005: Riding the Bus with My Sister (TV movie) - Rick
2005: Tennis, Anyone...? - Courtney Conte
2005: Special Ed - Sonny
2004: Nip/Tuck (TV series) - Kevin Hotchkiss
2004: Twisted - Ray Porter
2004: The Deerings (TV movie) - Jack Denny
2003-2004: Skin (TV series) - Skip Ziti
2003: Without a Trace (TV series) - Alan Hodges
2003: Cold Case (TV series) - Todd Whitley
2003: Watching Ellie (TV series) - Billy
2003: An Unexpected Love (TV movie) - Jack Mayer
2003: CSI: Miami (TV series) - Dr. James Welmont
2003: Thirteen - Travis Freeland
1998-2002: For Your Love (TV series) - Dean Winston
2001-2002: Crossing Jordan (TV series) - Detective Eddy Winslow
2001: Kill Me Later - Mathew Richmond
2000: Traffic - Jeff Sheridan
1999: A Song from the Heart (TV movie) - Gregory Pavan
1999: Molly - Mark Cottrell
1998: Perfect Prey (TV movie) - Detective Jimmy Cerullo
1998: Union Square (TV series) - Tom
1997: Chicago Sons (TV series) - Mike Kulchak
1997: Fired Up (TV series) - James Collins
1996: Joe's Wedding - Joe McCarthy
1996: The Secret She Carried (TV movie) - Mitch Hayward
1996: Stealing Beauty - Richard
1996: The Little Death - Paul Hannon
1995: The Naked Truth (TV series) - Dylan Michael Michaels
1995: Rough Magic - Cliff Wyatt
1995: The Outer Limits (TV series) - James Heatherton
1994: Star Struck (TV movie) - Colton
1994: A Passion for Justice: The Hazel Brannon Smith Story (TV movie) - Smitty
1994: The Counterfeit Contessa (TV movie) - Dawson Everett
1993: Love, Lies & Lullabies (TV movie) - Gabriel
1993: Falling Down - Detective Lydecker
1992: In the Deep Woods (TV movie) - Frank McCarry
1992: Miss Beatty's Children
1991: Palace Guard (TV series) - Tommy Logan
1990: Lifestories (TV series) - Steve Burdick
1990: Fine Things (TV movie) - Bernie Fine
1990: Pacific Heights - Bill
1990: Tales from the Crypt (TV series) - Logan Andrews
1990: Lisa - Richard
1989: Midnight Caller (TV series)
1989: Ask Me Again (TV movie) - James Rodker
1989: Dream Breakers (TV movie) - Mark O'Connor
1988: Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Closed Set (TV movie) - Cliff Harriston
1987-1988: The Oldest Rookie (TV series) - Det. Tony Jonas
1987: The Misfit Brigade - Capt. Von Barring
1987: Black Widow - Michael
1986: Miami Vice (TV series) - Thomas Waldman
1986: The Equalizer (TV series) - Mitchell
1985: An Early Frost (TV movie) - Peter Hilton







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