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Daniel Roebuck
Name Daniel James Roebuck
Birth Date March 4, 1963
Birth Place Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Family Unnamed parents
Leslie Meredith Merkel (ex-wife)
Kelly Roebuck (wife)
Buster Roebuck (son)
Grace Roebuck (daughter)
Years Active 1981-present

Daniel James Roebuck is an American actor, director, and producer.


Roebuck was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on March 4, 1963, and was raised by his parents in a Catholic household. At some point in his life, Roebuck developed an interest in acting. He is a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School, after which he decided to seriously pursue acting as a career. He appeared in his first film role in 1981, with an uncredited role in Night School. From 1992 to 1995, Roebuck portrayed Cliff Lewis on the TV drama series Matlock. He also had a recurring role as the corrupt Inspector Rick Bettina in Nash Bridges. In addition, Roebuck has appeared in numerous guest-star roles in TV shows and has appeared in a multitude of feature films, including Bryan Loves You, River's Edge, and Dudes. He notably portrayed the role of U.S. Marshal Bob Biggs in The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals, Mr. Banks in Agent Cody Banks and its sequel, and FBI Agent Weine in Final Destination.

One of Roebuck's more memorable roles was as Jay Leno in the HBO'-produced made-for-TV film The Late Shift. The performance was praised by Leno himself. In 2002, Roebuck portrayed a hearse driver in the comedy-horror film Bubba Ho-Tep and acted then in the 2006 film Red Riding Hood. From 2005 until 2010, he landed a recurring role in the TV drama series Lost, appearing as Dr. Arzt in a total of nine episodes. He went on to portray Morris Green in The Devil's Rejects. He has also written and produced for the series Monsterama, and has even appeared in some episodes of the series. In addition, Roebuck starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Quints, the Nickelodeon-produced original film Shredderman Rules, and Sonny with a Chance. He guest-starred in the shows Wizards of Waverly Place, the fan-produced web-series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission, and Dark Blue and Bones. He reprised his role as Morris Green, providing his voice for the character in the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. Roebuck also starred in the film A Fork in the Road.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Roebuck portrayed serial rapist and abductor Michael Thompson in the Season Eleven episode Hostage.


For a full filmography, see here.

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