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Also Known As: Reed Edward Diamond Died:
Born: July 20, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan where he attended The Trinity School, the handsome, blond Diamond was bitten by the acting bug at an early age. He began taking lessons before he was in high school and won bit parts in a 1974 "ABC Afterschool Special" entitled "Sara's Summer of the Swans" and the film "Two Minute Warning" (1976). He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for two years before transferring to the prestigious Juilliard School. While still studying, he was cast by producer David Puttnam as Virgil, a crew member aboard "Memphis Belle" (1990), a fictional version of the B-17's bombing raid over Germany during WWII. Even before graduating from Juilliard, Diamond had been cast in a supporting role to Jessica Lange in the CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Willa Cather's "O Pioneers!" (1990). More TV work followed, including a recurring role on "Class of '96" (Fox, 1993) and key roles in "Ironclads" (TNT, 1991), in which he played a Union Spy reporting on the Confederate Merrimack proto-submarine, and another Hallmark presentation, "Blind Spot" (CBS, 1993). He guest starred in an episode of "Law & Order" (NBC), playing a disbarred attorney who schemes with his...

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan where he attended The Trinity School, the handsome, blond Diamond was bitten by the acting bug at an early age. He began taking lessons before he was in high school and won bit parts in a 1974 "ABC Afterschool Special" entitled "Sara's Summer of the Swans" and the film "Two Minute Warning" (1976). He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for two years before transferring to the prestigious Juilliard School. While still studying, he was cast by producer David Puttnam as Virgil, a crew member aboard "Memphis Belle" (1990), a fictional version of the B-17's bombing raid over Germany during WWII.

Even before graduating from Juilliard, Diamond had been cast in a supporting role to Jessica Lange in the CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Willa Cather's "O Pioneers!" (1990). More TV work followed, including a recurring role on "Class of '96" (Fox, 1993) and key roles in "Ironclads" (TNT, 1991), in which he played a Union Spy reporting on the Confederate Merrimack proto-submarine, and another Hallmark presentation, "Blind Spot" (CBS, 1993). He guest starred in an episode of "Law & Order" (NBC), playing a disbarred attorney who schemes with his girlfriend to blackmail her boss. In the fall of 1995, Diamond joined the cast of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" as Det. Mike Kellerman, a veteran of the arson division tested by his reassignment to homicide. What Kellerman lacked in on-hands knowledge and experience, he made up in earnestness and enthusiasm, although he did not have a boy scout past. That same year, Diamond was seen in the Sylvester Stallone feature "Assassins", as well as in three TV movies: "Awake to Danger" and "Her Hidden Truth" (both NBC) and "Secrets" (ABC).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Moneyball (2011)
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 Meet Bill (2007)
4.
 Adrenaline (2007)
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 Darkroom, The (2006)
6.
 Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) John Aaron
7.
 Spider-Man 2 (2004) "Algernon"
8.
 S.W.A.T. (2003) Officer David Burress
9.
 Scared Silent (2002)
10.
 Madison (2001) Skip
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Milestones close milestones

1974:
Made professional debut in ABC Afterschool Special, "Sara's Summer of the Swans"
1976:
Made feature film debut with bit part in "Two Minute Warning"
1988:
First starring role in "Date Rape," an ABC Afterschool Special; billed as Reed Edward Diamond
1990:
Played supporting role as crew member in feature "Memphis Belle"
1992:
Co-starred in CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, "O Pioneers!"
1993:
Played recurring role on Fox series "Class of '96"
1993:
Co-starred in CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "Blind Spot"
1995:
Played Det, Mike Kellerman on NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street"
2001:
Starred in the ABC Family movie "Three Days"
2000:
Co-starred in the TNT remake of "High Noon"
2005:
Starred in the George Clooney-directed "Goodnight, and Good Luck," a 1950s-era drama that chronicles broadcaster Edward R. Murrow's campaign against Senator Joseph McCarthy
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Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill , North Carolina -
Trinity School: New York , New York -
The Juilliard School: New York , New York - 1990

Notes

"I feel lucky to be part of such a well-written drama, playing such an honest character. Mike Kellerman is a guy with a lot to prove to everyone--his ex-wife, his new co-workers and especially himself." --Reed Diamond

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wife:
Fredrika Kesten. Married in 1995; filed for divorce in 1997; born c. 1966.
companion:
Kristin Davis. Actor. No longer togehter.
companion:
Michelle Forbes. Actor. Met when they appeared together in "Homicide: Life on the Street".

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father:
Robert Diamond. Stage manager. Worked with Metropolitan Opera.
mother:
Allison Diamond. Astrologer.

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