Tim de Zarn

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Tim DeZarn
Timothy Joseph DeZarn

(1952-07-11) July 11, 1952 (age 71)
Years active1985–present

Timothy Joseph DeZarn (born July 11, 1952, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American actor who has appeared in film and television. Alternately credited as deZarn, he is often cast in supporting roles in the horror, crime, and science fiction genres.


DeZarn's motion picture credits include Spider-Man (playing Mary Jane Watson's father), Fight Club , Live Free or Die Hard , The Cabin in the Woods , Untraceable , and Demon Knight .

DeZarn has appeared in several American television series, including Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman , NYPD Blue , the various Star Trek TV franchises, Prime Suspect , Mad Men , The Forgotten , Lost, Criminal Minds , Weeds , Prison Break , Deadwood , The Shield , Cold Case , Quantum Leap , 7th Heaven , and Sons of Anarchy .


Tim DeZarn was born on July 11, 1952. DeZarn went to Archbishop McNicholas High School, a Catholic school in Anderson Township, Ohio. He did not pursue a professional acting career until he was 25 years old. [1]

Acting career

His first broadcast role was on the TV series The Equalizer in 1986. His first film role was in the 1989 action comedy Three Fugitives .

DeZarn made several appearances as Army Sergeant Dixon on the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman . He played the recurring character George Putnam in season two of NYPD Blue . He appeared in five episodes of Deadwood on HBO. DeZarn appeared in Sons of Anarchy as Nate Meineke, the leader of a local state militia and terrorist group. He appeared in sci-fi horror film Project Dorothy (directed by George Henry Horton) in 2019.

Personal life

DeZarn lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter. [2] His 18-year-old son Travis was killed in an auto accident in 2007. [2]


1989 Three Fugitives First Officer
1991 Ricochet (1991 film) Skinhead
1992Rage and HonorEddie 'Fast Eddie'
1992 South Central 'Buddha'
1995 Demon Knight Homer
1996 Scene of the Crime Mackey
1999 Fight Club Inspector Bird
2002 Spider-Man Philip Watson
2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Slaughterhouse Owner
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Police Sergeant
2008 Untraceable Herbert Miller
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Mordecai, The Harbinger
2013Halfway to HellCliff
2017 Christmas Eve Barrett Hill
2019Project DorothyJames
2019Acts of DesperationMaynardBest Ensemble Cast, Special Award of Distinction - Culver City Film Fest; Best Ensemble - Grove Film Festival
2021 Wrong Turn Nate Roades
YearTitleRoleAir dateEpisode titleNotes
1986 The Equalizer StollerOct. 8, 1986 (season 2, episode 1)"Prelude"
1991 Quantum Leap StanMay 8, 1991 (season 3, episode 20)"Heart of a Champion — July 23, 1955"
1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Sergeant DixonMarch 13, 1993 (season 1, episode 11)"The Prisoner"
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation SatlerMarch 29, 1993 (season 6, episode 18)"Starship Mine"
1995 Star Trek: Voyager HalizSept. 4, 1995 (season 2, episode 2)"Initiations"
1995 NYPD Blue George Putnam10 January 1995 (season 2, episode 10), 17 January 1995 (season 2, episode 11), 28 February 1995 (season 2, episode 15)"In the Butt, Bob," "Vishy-Vashy-Vinny," "Bombs Away"
1996 Seinfeld SalesmanFebruary 15, 1996 (season 7, episode 16)"The Shower Head"
1996 Pacific Blue WilloughbyMay 11, 1996 (season 1, episode 11)"The Phoenix"
1997Beyond Belief, Fact or Fiction Season 1 Episode 1B: "The electric Chair"
1997 Gun UnknownMay 3, 1997 (season 1, episode 1)"Columbus Day"
1997 Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy Leonard GuiniJuly 29, 1997TV movie
1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Halb DaierApril 1, 1998 (season 6, episode 17)"Wrongs Darker than Death or Night"
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Red CarltonOct. 13, 2000 (season 1, episode 2)"Cool Change"
2001 Star Trek: Voyager YediqJan. 21, 2001 (season 7, episode 13)"Repentance"
2006 Prison Break Salty VetNov. 27, 2006 (season 2, episode 13)"The Killing Box"
2007 Monk Max BartonSept. 7, 2007 (season 6, episode 8)"Mr. Monk and the Wrong Man"
2008 Sons of Anarchy Nate MeinekeOct. 8, 2008 (season 1, episode 6)"AK-51"
2009 Lost TrevorApr. 15, 2009 (season 5, episode 13)"Some Like It Hoth"
2012 Justified Detective DempseyMar. 6, 2012 (season 3, episode 8)"Watching the Detectives"
2012 Agent Carter GeorgeJan. 27, 2015 (season 1, episode 4)"The Blitzkrieg Button"
2020 Better Call Saul Mr. HarknessMar. 9, 2020 (season 5, episode 4)"Namaste"

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