A Golden Globe® winner and Emmy® nominee, Dylan McDermott has proven his talent in film, television and theater.
McDermott appears in the indie, coming-of-age drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, alongside Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Ezra Miller and Mae Whitman. The film revolves around a shy 15-year-old boy named Charlie (played by Lerman) whose life dramatically changes as he learns about secrets buried deep in his past during his freshman year of high school. McDermott will play his father. Produced by John Malkovich and his team at Mr. Mudd, the film will be released by Summit Entertainment in 2012. Following this, McDermott completed lensing on Lena Dunham and Ry Russo Young's Nobody Walks, which follows a Los Angeles family that takes in a stranger who winds up disrupting their lives. The film also stars John Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby and Jane Levy.
In 2008, McDermott starred in Nicky Silver's Three Changes at Playwrights Horizons. Starring opposite Maura Tierney, the play follows an uncomfortably married, upper-West-Side couple. Additionally, in September 2006, McDermott was on stage in Eve Ensler's play The Treatment. Ensler's play explores the relationship between a traumatized, former military interrogator (McDermott) and his psychologist colonel who is assigned to give him routine treatment. The play opened the Impact Festival 2006, a New York City-wide arts festival, as part of the Culture Project. McDermott was nominated for a Drama League Award for his performance.
Additional film credits include The Pang Brother's The Messengers, Wonderland, Home for the Holidays, Steel Magnolias, Hamburger Hill, Miracle on 34th Street, In the Line of Fire and Burning Palms.
McDermott's television credits include the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced TNT drama Dark Blue, ABC's Big Shots, TNT's dramatic, limited series The Grid opposite Julianna Margulies, and David E. Kelley's Emmy Award-winning series The Practice, which earned him a Golden Globe in 1999 and nominations in 2000 and 2001, as well as an Emmy nomination in 1999.
Other theatre credits include Neil Simon's production of Biloxi Blues on Broadway, and Golden Boy, directed by Joanne Woodward, at the Williamstown Theater Festival.