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Also Known As: Alan Hugh Dale Died:
Born: May 6, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Zealand Profession: actor

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One of New Zealand's most prolific acting exports, Alan Dale has had two distinct phases of his career, with his 20th-century roles largely based in Australia and his 21st-century work predominantly in American productions. Dale rose to fame on Aussie television in the hugely popular soap opera "Neighbours" (Network Ten, 1985- ). Appearing on the show from its first season until 1993, he wasn't able to find satisfying roles Down Under after his long run ended, so he moved to the United States in 2000. Soon after arriving, Dale began landing parts in major productions, with a guest stint on the hit paranormal show "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002) and a supporting role in the sci-fi sequel "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002), among others. Numerous recurring TV turns followed, but arguably none of Dale's roles were as memorable as his scheming character on the mysterious drama "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010).

One of New Zealand's most prolific acting exports, Alan Dale has had two distinct phases of his career, with his 20th-century roles largely based in Australia and his 21st-century work predominantly in American productions. Dale rose to fame on Aussie television in the hugely popular soap opera "Neighbours" (Network Ten, 1985- ). Appearing on the show from its first season until 1993, he wasn't able to find satisfying roles Down Under after his long run ended, so he moved to the United States in 2000. Soon after arriving, Dale began landing parts in major productions, with a guest stint on the hit paranormal show "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002) and a supporting role in the sci-fi sequel "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002), among others. Numerous recurring TV turns followed, but arguably none of Dale's roles were as memorable as his scheming character on the mysterious drama "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Entourage (2015)
4.
6.
 Priest (2011)
7.
 Happy New Year (2011)
9.
 After the Sunset (2004) Security Chief
10.
 Hollywood Homicide (2003) Commander Preston
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1979:
Played the bad tempered and enigmatic Dr. John Forrest in Australian soap opera "The Young Doctors"
1985:
Played the role of Jim Robinson in Australian soap opera "Neighbours"
2002:
Played the `Toothpick Man¿ in three episodes of "The X-Files" (Fox) including the series finale
2003:
Joined the cast of Fox¿s "24" in its second season, playing Vice President of the United States Jim Prescott
2003:
Guest-starred on the Fox drama, "The O.C.," as Caleb Nichol, a wealthy tycoon; was made into a recurring, and then regular character
2006:
Appeared in the second season finale of "Lost," as the wealthy father of Penny, Desmond's ex-fiance
2007:
Cast as Bradford Meade, the owner of Meade Publications, which publishes the fashion magazine <i>MODE</i> on the ABC hit series "Ugly Betty"
2011:
Joined the cast of "Once Upon a Time"
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