Alan Dale

Biography: Although best known to his fellow countrymen Down Under for his eight-year stint on the wildly popular soap opera Neighbours, Dale found stateside fame playing a string of powerful but ruthless characters on American television. The New Zealand-born actor moved to Australia early on to further his career and became a national icon for his small-screen work on The Young Doctors and Neighbours. Even though the latter series turned him into a star, Dale disliked the way the producers treated the cast. Perhaps his unhappiness influenced his decision to try his luck in Hollywood in 2000. Despite being a fiftysomething character actor with little name recognition in the U.S., he soon became a ubiquitous presence on the tube, appearing on hit shows like ER, The X Files and 24. He was particularly memorable in a trio of similar roles: three villainous tycoons who also happened to be overprotective family men on The O.C., Lost and Ugly Betty. However, his recent success is no accident,Although best known to his fellow countrymen Down Under for his eight-year stint on the wildly popular soap opera Neighbours, Dale found stateside fame playing a string of powerful but ruthless characters on American television. The New Zealand-born actor moved to Australia early on to further his career and became a national icon for his small-screen work on The Young Doctors and Neighbours. Even though the latter series turned him into a star, Dale disliked the way the producers treated the cast. Perhaps his unhappiness influenced his decision to try his luck in Hollywood in 2000. Despite being a fiftysomething character actor with little name recognition in the U.S., he soon became a ubiquitous presence on the tube, appearing on hit shows like ER, The X Files and 24. He was particularly memorable in a trio of similar roles: three villainous tycoons who also happened to be overprotective family men on The O.C., Lost and Ugly Betty. However, his recent success is no accident, as Dale is known for his impressive work ethic: as a young man, he overheard a DJ quit his job while still on the radio, which inspired him to immediately drive over to the radio station and demand the job despite not having any experience (the producers gave it to him). No wonder then that his life's motto is the quote by Winston Churchill, "never, never, never give up." Expand

Alan Dale's Scores

Average career score: 70
Highest Metascore: 88 24: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 47 Dominion: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
16 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Dynasty (2017): Season 3 Oct 11, 2019 Joseph Anders tbd
tbd Dynasty (2017): Season 2 Oct 12, 2018 Joseph Anders 8.1
52 Dynasty (2017): Season 1 Oct 11, 2017 Joseph Anders / Joseph Anders 8.2
tbd Dominion: Season 2 Jul 9, 2015 General Edward Riesen 8.5
tbd NCIS: Season 12 Sep 23, 2014 Homeland Senior Division Chief Tom Morrow 6.2
47 Dominion: Season 1 Jun 19, 2014 General Edward Riesen 8.1
tbd NCIS: Season 11 Sep 24, 2013 Homeland Senior Division Chief Tom Morrow 6.7
55 The Mindy Project: Season 2 Sep 17, 2013 Alfred 7.6
tbd Hot in Cleveland: Season 4 Nov 28, 2012 Emmet Lawson / Emmet tbd
tbd Once Upon a Time: Season 2 Sep 30, 2012 District Attorney Albert Spencer/King George / King George / Spencer/King George/DA Decker 7.7
tbd NCIS: Season 10 Sep 25, 2012 Homeland Senior Division Chief Tom Morrow 7.7
63 House of Lies: Season 1 Jan 8, 2012 Actor 5.6
66 Once Upon a Time: Season 1 Oct 23, 2011 District Attorney Albert Spencer/King George / King George / Albert Spencer/King George / Decker/King George / King George 7.9
tbd Lost: Season 6 Feb 2, 2010 Charles Widmore 8.3
78 Lost: Season 5 Jan 21, 2009 Charles Widmore 8.6
80 Flight of the Conchords: Season 2 Jan 18, 2009 Australian Ambassador 7.3
tbd Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 10 Sep 23, 2008 Judge Koehler 9.2
70 Entourage: Season 5 Sep 7, 2008 John Ellis / John Ellis 8.7
87 Lost: Season 4 Jan 31, 2008 Charles Widmore 8.7
tbd Ugly Betty: Season 2 Sep 27, 2007 Bradford Meade 7.6
tbd Lost: Season 3 Oct 4, 2006 Charles Widmore 8.9
75 Ugly Betty: Season 1 Sep 28, 2006 Bradford Meade 8.3
tbd Lost: Season 2 Sep 21, 2005 Charles Widmore 9.1
tbd NCIS: Season 3 Sep 20, 2005 NCIS Director Tom Morrow 7.9
tbd The O.C.: Season 2 Nov 4, 2004 Caleb Nichol (Season 2) / Caleb Nichol / Caleb / Caleb Nichol 5.9
tbd NCIS: Season 2 Sep 28, 2004 NCIS Director Tom Morrow 8.0
86 Lost: Season 1 Sep 22, 2004 Charles Widmore 9.2
72 24: Season 3 Oct 28, 2003 Vice President Jim Prescott / Vice President Jim Prescott 8.7
51 NCIS: Season 1 Sep 23, 2003 Homeland Senior Division Chief Tom Morrow / NCIS Director Tom Morrow 8.0
tbd CSI: Miami: Season 2 Sep 22, 2003 Gen. Dubay 4.2