Happy birthday Daniel Roebuck, born March 4, 1963.
Daniel Randall James Roebuck is an American character actor of television, film, and theater. His best known roles include Deputy Marshal Robert Biggs in The Fugitive and its spin off film U.S. Marshals, Jay Leno in The Late Shift, and Dr. Leslie Arzt in Lost, as well as numerous Rob Zombie and Don Coscarelli films.
He played Jaron in the Star Trek The Next Generation episode “Unification”.
He appeared in his first film role in 1985, the lead in Cavegirl. From 1992 to 1995, he played Andy Griffith’s assistant lawyer and penultimate private investigator, Cliff Lewis, on the television drama Matlock, and he also had a recurring role as a corrupt officer, Insp. Rick Bettina, in Nash Bridges. He has appeared in numerous other guest roles in television programs and in many feature films including Bryan Loves You, River’s Edge, and Dudes. He also played the role of US Marshal Bob Biggs in The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals. He played the part of Mr. Banks in the film Agent Cody Banks and its sequel. He has also appeared as the FBI Agent Weine in Final Destination.
In 1999, Roebuck guest starred in The King of Queens episode “Court Date”, as Jeffrey the cop, whom lead character Carrie Heffernan tried to date in order to get out of a traffic ticket.
One of Roebuck’s more memorable roles was as Jay Leno in the 1996 HBO made-for-TV film The Late Shift. Leno has often commented positively on Roebuck’s performance whenever a guest would bring up the film on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
In 2002, he played a hearse driver in the comedy horror film Bubba Ho-Tep, then acted in the 2006 production Red Riding Hood.
From 2005 until 2010, he had a recurring role in the television drama Lost, appearing as Dr. Arzt in nine episodes. Roebuck is a regular player in films by Rob Zombie, starting with The Devil’s Rejects (2005), as Morris Green. He has been a writer and producer for the Monsterama series, appearing in some of the episodes. Roebuck also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Quints (2000), as well as the Nickelodeon original film, Shredderman Rules (2007). In the series Sonny with a Chance, he played Mr. Condor. He guest starred in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2009, Roebuck guest starred in the fan-produced web series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission.
He has guest starred on one episode each of Dark Blue and Bones. He reprises his role of the Rob Zombie character Morris Green, providing that voice in the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009), and starred in the film, A Fork in the Road (2009).
Roebuck portrayed Dave Karofsky’s father in the TV series Glee. He appeared in Season 2 episodes “Furt“ and ”Born This Way”, with a brief cameo appearance in the next season’s ”On My Way”.
He played the role of Jim Nichol in the movie That’s What I Am (2011).
In October 2012, he played B.J. in AMC’s The Walking Dead Cold Storage webisodes. He is set to star as Pastor Victor in the Rob Zombie film 31. In November, 2015 he played Arnold Walker in The Man in the High Castle. His role, Arnold Walker, is the father of the leading character. He appeared in five of ten episodes in the first season, distributed through Amazon.com.
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