Geoff Pierson

Biography: A soap opera star of the 1980s who emerged in the 90s as a primetime sitcom star, Geoffrey Pierson was well into his 20 before he embarking on an acting career. He made his professional debut at the Shady Land Summer Theatre in Marengo, IL in 1976. The following year, he enrolled at the Yale School of Drama and by 1978, had made his NYC stage debut in the small role of a doctor in "Wings". The handsome actor remained with the play when it transferred to Broadway, simultaneously commuting to New Haven to work on his MFA. After graduation, Pierson found employment in daytime dramas beginning with a brief stint as a policeman on NBC's "Texas" and culminating in a three year stint as the charismatic politician Frank Ryan on ABC's acclaimed "Ryan's Hope" (1983-85). While still based in NYC, he segued to primetime with guest appearances on shows like "Kate and Allie" and "The Equalizer". He appeared in the CBS TV-movie "The Mating Season" (1980) and made an impact as the father of aA soap opera star of the 1980s who emerged in the 90s as a primetime sitcom star, Geoffrey Pierson was well into his 20 before he embarking on an acting career. He made his professional debut at the Shady Land Summer Theatre in Marengo, IL in 1976. The following year, he enrolled at the Yale School of Drama and by 1978, had made his NYC stage debut in the small role of a doctor in "Wings". The handsome actor remained with the play when it transferred to Broadway, simultaneously commuting to New Haven to work on his MFA. After graduation, Pierson found employment in daytime dramas beginning with a brief stint as a policeman on NBC's "Texas" and culminating in a three year stint as the charismatic politician Frank Ryan on ABC's acclaimed "Ryan's Hope" (1983-85). While still based in NYC, he segued to primetime with guest appearances on shows like "Kate and Allie" and "The Equalizer". He appeared in the CBS TV-movie "The Mating Season" (1980) and made an impact as the father of a youth (Mark-Paul Goselaar) who sues his parents when they decide to divorce in "Necessary Parties" (PBS, 1988), directed by Alan Arkin. By the 90s, Pierson had begun to make his mark in primetime sitcoms. He landed the recurring role as the ex-husband of Brett Butler's Grace Kelly on "Grace Under Fire" (ABC). Simultaneously, Pierson was tapped as the lead in The WB sitcom "Unhappily Ever After" (1995-99), playing half of a couple facing a bitter divorce who learn they cannot live without one another. Expand

Geoff Pierson's Scores

Average career score: 71
Highest Metascore: 88 24: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 31 That '80s Show: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
15 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
52 The Brink: Season 1 Jun 21, 2015 Pierce Grey 7.7
tbd Castle: Season 6 Sep 23, 2013 Mr. Smith (Uncredited) 7.8
71 Dexter: Season 8 Jun 30, 2013 Deputy Chief Tom Matthews 4.8
81 Dexter: Season 7 Sep 30, 2012 Deputy Chief Tom Matthews 7.6
tbd Castle: Season 5 Sep 24, 2012 Mr. Smith 8.4
62 Dexter: Season 6 Oct 2, 2011 Deputy Chief Thomas Matthews 6.5
tbd Castle: Season 4 Sep 19, 2011 Mr. Smith 8.1
76 Dexter: Season 5 Sep 26, 2010 Chief Thomas Matthews 7.2
77 Dexter: Season 4 Sep 27, 2009 Deputy Chief Tom Matthews 9.0
54 Castle: Season 1 Mar 9, 2009 Mr. Smith (Uncredited) 8.4
72 Life (2007): Season 2 Sep 29, 2008 Charlie Crews Sr. 7.0
85 Dexter: Season 2 Sep 30, 2007 Captain Thomas Matthews 9.0
77 Dexter: Season 1 Oct 1, 2006 Deputy Chief Tom Matthews / Captain Thomas Matthews / Deputy Chief Thomas Matthews 9.2
79 24: Season 4 Jan 9, 2005 John Keeler 8.7
72 24: Season 3 Oct 28, 2003 John Keeler 8.7
83 24: Season 2 Oct 29, 2002 John Keeler 8.8
31 That '80s Show: Season 1 Jan 23, 2002 RT Howard 1.5
88 24: Season 1 Nov 6, 2001 John Keeler 8.8
tbd Nash Bridges: Season 6 Oct 6, 2000 Deputy Chief Pettit tbd
tbd Grace Under Fire: Season 3 Sep 13, 1995 Jimmy Kelly tbd
tbd Grace Under Fire: Season 2 Sep 20, 1994 Jimmy Kelly tbd
tbd Grace Under Fire: Season 1 Sep 29, 1993 Jimmy Kelly tbd
tbd Grace Under Fire: Season 4 Sep 29, 1993 Jimmy Kelly tbd
tbd Grace Under Fire: Season 5 Sep 29, 1993 Jimmy Kelly (Seasons 3-5, Recurring Previously) tbd