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Ashby at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Clarence Linden Garnett Ashby III
May 23, 1960
Atlantic Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Martial artist|
Susan Walters (m. 1986)
Clarence Linden Garnett Ashby III (born May 23, 1960) is an American actor and martial artist.He is known for his roles as Johnny Cage in the film adaptation of Mortal Kombat , and as Dr. Brett Cooper on Melrose Place . He is well known for his role as Sheriff Noah Stilinski in the MTV series Teen Wolf (2011-2017).
Ashby was born in Atlantic Beach, Florida, the son of Eleanor (Johnson), a civic organizer, and Clarence Linden Garnett Ashby Jr., a pharmaceuticals manufacturer.Ashby graduated from The Bolles School, a private school located in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, but dropped out his junior year to pursue an acting career. Ashby studied acting at Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
Ashby's first role on television, in 1985, was on the ABC soap opera Loving , where he was the second actor to play the role of Curtis Alden. Soon after, he was cast as Lance Reventlow, the only son of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton (played by Farrah Fawcett) in the Golden Globe-winning miniseries Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story .
In the spring of 1997, Ashby starred in the short-lived ABC drama Spy Game . Later that year, he joined the main cast of Melrose Place as Dr. Brett Cooper, a role he had until the start of the seventh season in late 1998. He first appeared on the show in the first season in 1993 as Jo Reynolds's estranged husband Charles, in the episodes "Peanut Butter and Jealousy" and "Single White Sister". He was in the movie Wyatt Earp where he played Morgan Earp, Wyatt Earp's (Kevin Costner) younger brother. He played Cameron Kirsten on The Young and the Restless from 2003 to 2004. He also began playing the role of Paul Hollingsworth on Days of Our Lives in March 2008.
Ashby also portrayed Beacon Hills’ Sheriff and father to Stiles Stilinski (played by Dylan O'Brien) on MTV’s Teen Wolf series.
Ashby is married to actress Susan Walters. The couple met on the set of Loving in 1983, where she was a regular and he was filming a guest appearance (he would later become a regular cast member in 1985). They have two daughters, Frances Grace (born 1991) and Savannah Elizabeth (born 1992). Ashby has been a student of martial arts on and off since he was 21 and studied Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu.
Linden has admitted to previously suffering panic attacks before auditions which threatened to shorten his career.
|1990||Mr. and Mrs. Bridge||Uncredited[ citation needed ]|
|1992||Into the Sun||Dragon|
|1992||Inside Out III||Jerry Van Anthony||Segment: "Tang Martin Hudson"|
|1994||Wyatt Earp||Morgan Earp|
|1994||8 Seconds||Martin Hudson|
|1995||Mortal Kombat||Johnny Cage|
|1999||Time of Her Time||Sergius O'Shaughnessy|
|1999||Judgment Day||Dr. David Corbett||Direct-to-video|
|2000||Dangerous Attraction||Neil/Dan Paterson|
|2000||Tick Tock||Travis Brewer|
|2001||Facing the Enemy||Griff McCleary|
|2002||Fits and Starts|
|2003||Sniper 2||Col. David McKenna||Direct-to-video|
|2003||The Company You Keep||Harry|
|2003||A Woman Hunted||Det. Webster|
|2004||Wild Things 2||Detective Michael Morrison||Direct-to-video|
|2005||Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough||Direct-to-video|
|2005||Sub Zero||Soloman Davis|
|2007||Plot 7||Richard McCarthy|
|2007||Resident Evil: Extinction||Chase|
|2008||Prom Night||Uncle Jack Turner|
|2008||Impact Point||Det. Adams|
|2009||Against the Dark||Cross||Direct-to-video|
|2009||National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year||Vance Wilder Sr.||Direct-to-video|
|2009||The Joneses||Golfer 3|
|2013||Iron Man 3||Commander|
|2013||Grape||Grayson Delecourt||Short film|
|1983||Loving||Curtis Alden #4|
|1987||1st & Ten||Episode: "Blood on Blood"|
|1987||Werewolf||Victim #2 in VW||Episode: "Werewolf"|
|1987||Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story||Lance Reventlow (adult)||Television film|
|1989||China Beach||Phillip||Episode: "The World: Part 2"|
|1989–1991||Adam-12||Officer Honeycutt||Main role|
|1990||Hardball||Episode: "A Killer Date"|
|1990||MacGyver||Brett Reynolds||Episode: "Twenty Questions"|
|1991||Equal Justice||Charles||Episode: "Sleeping with the Enemy"|
|1991||The Perfect Bride||Ted||Television film|
|1992||Fifteenth Phase of the Moon||Jason||Television film|
|1993||New Year||Jimi Hartman||Television film|
|1993||Melrose Place||Charles Reynolds||Episodes: "Single White Sister", "Peanut Butter and Jealousy"|
|1994||Green Dolphin Beat||Dave Henderson||FOX Television film|
|1997–1998||Melrose Place||Dr. Brett 'Coop' Cooper||Main role (season 6); 35 episodes|
|1996||Dark Angel||Harry Foley||Television film (FOX)|
|1997||The Beneficiary||Jimmy Price||Television film|
|1997||Spy Game||Lorne Cash||Main role; 13 episodes|
|1998||The Lake||Dr. Jeff Chapman||Television film (NBC)|
|1998||Beauty||Mark Kramer||Television film (CBS)|
|1998||Love Boat: The Next Wave||Lt. Joe Spenser||Episode: "Bermuda Triangle Episode"|
|1998||Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery||Dr. Blair Bainbridge||Television film (ABC)|
|1999||Where the Truth Lies||Carter Tamiran||Television film (Lifetime)|
|2000||The War Next Door||Kennedy Smith||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2001||The Agency||Episode: "A Slight Case of Anthrax"|
|2002||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Det. Drew Wolf||Episode: "A Little Murder"|
|2003–2004||The Young and the Restless||Cameron Kirsten||Recurring role; 55 episodes|
|2005||A Killer Upstairs||Lyle Banner||Television film (Lifetime)|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Steven Hardy||Episode: "Three-Way"|
|2005, 2007||Eyes||Michael Tobin||Episodes: "Shots", "Police"|
|2006||Maid of Honor||Richard Wynn||Television film|
|2006||Last Exit||Scott Burke||Television film (CTV)|
|2006||The Rival||George Miller||Television film|
|2007||My Neighbor's Keeper||Mike Harding||Television film|
|2008||Dead at 17||Curt Masterson||Television film (Lifetime)|
|2008||Days of Our Lives||Paul Hollingsworth||Recurring role, 23 episodes|
|2009||Anacondas: Trail of Blood||Jackson||Television film (Syfy)|
|2009||Stripped Naked||Howie||Television film|
|2009||Drop Dead Diva||Parker Wellner||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2010||Accused at 17||Detective Reeder||Television film (Lifetime)|
|2010||The Gates||Ben McAllister||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|2011||Mean Girls 2||Rod Mitchell||Television film|
|2011–2017||Teen Wolf||Sheriff Noah Stilinski||Recurring role (seasons 1–5), Main role (season 6); 88 episodes|
|2011||Franklin & Bash||Evan Porter||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2011||Field of Vision||Ron Dixon||Television film|
|2012||Gabe the Cupid Dog||Jerry||Television film|
|2013||The Perfect Boss||Cameron Finney||Television film|
|2017||Lifeline||Detective Grundy||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|2018||A Daughter's Revenge||David Spencer||Television film|
|2019-2020||Trinkets||Whit Foster||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2020||Escaping My Stalker||Larry||Television film; also director|
|2020||NCIS: New Orleans||Vice Admiral Tony Hicks||Episode: "Pride and Prejudice"|
|2017||Teen Wolf||Episode: "Face-to-Faceless" (Season 6 episode 14)|
|2005||Soap Opera Digest Award||Favorite Villain||The Young and the Restless||Nominated|
|2013||World Music and Independent Film Festival Award||Best Lead Actor in a Short Film||Grape||Nominated|
|2017||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series||Teen Wolf||Nominated|
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