Daniel Roebuck is an American actor whose husky build has allowed him to play a number of under-exercised policemen and non-Hollywood everyman characters. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1963, Roebuck took to performing as a kid, performing magic, stand-up comedy, and even traveling with a regional circus as a clown. He moved to Los Angeles when he turned 21, finding stage work and landing the role of the teenage killer in the youth drama "River's Edge" in 1986. Roebuck worked steadily with supporting TV parts and larger roles in independent films before being cast in 1987 as Andy Griffith's partner in the series "Matlock." In 1993, he played Deputy Biggs in the action hit "The Fugitive" as well as recreating the role in its semi-sequel "United States Marshals" in 1998. A particularly difficult role came his way in 1996, when he was cast as Tonight Show host Jay Leno in the TV film "The Late Shift," acting behind a prosthetic chin. Also in 1996, Roebuck landed a recurring role as a corrupt inspector on the TV cop show "Nash Bridges." In 2005, he appeared as a junior high school science teacher in ABC's "Lost," and his character's death in the first season did not stop him from reappearing in later seasons of the fantasy series. A horror fan in his private life, Roebuck has had roles in a few of slasher director Rob Zombie's films, and he also wrote and directed "Monsterama," a series short of documentaries on horror collectibles.
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Made his screen-acting debut as Rex in "Cavegirl"
Appeared in crime drama "River's Edge"
Played several characters on "Matlock"
Was cast as Haskell Epstein on "Capital News"
Had a recurring guest role on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Appeared on "Quantum Leap"
Played Biggs in "The Fugitive"
Had a guest role on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"
Had the recurring role of Rick Bettina on "Nash Bridges"
Appeared in "U.S. Marshals"
Played Agent Weine in "Final Destination"
Had the recurring role of Pete Peterson on "A Minute with Stan Hooper"
Played Mr. Banks in "Agent Cody Banks"
Reprised role of Mr. Banks in "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London"
Played Morris Green in Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects"
Played Dr. Leslie Arzt on "Lost"
Re-teamed with Zombie for "Halloween"
Returned for "Halloween II"
Played Mr. Condor on "Sonny with a Chance"
Played Shadow Man on "Woke Up Dead"
Lent his voice to the video game "L.A. Noire"
Played B.J. on "The Walking Dead" web-series
Was cast as Nick Bledsoe on "Mob City"
Starred as Arnold Walker on "The Man in the High Castle"
Re-teamed with Zombie yet again for "31"
Wrote, directed, and starred in "Getting Grace"