Brian Markinson

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Brian Markinson
Born 1961 (age 56–57)[1]
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990-present
Spouse(s) Nancy Kerr

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Evan Markinson

Brian Markinson (born 1961) is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his performance as the U.S. Attorney General Russert in Shooter, Whelan In Godzilla, and had a supporting role in Angels in America.

Early life[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1961, Markinson graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts[2] in 1983. He married Canadian Nancy Kerr and moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he established himself as a profoundly talented character actor and has remained prolific. [3]


One of Markinson's most prominent roles was as Police Chief Bill Jacobs on Da Vinci's Inquest and Da Vinci's City Hall,[2] he has also appeared on Continuum,[4] Arctic Air,[5] Traveler, NCIS,[5] The L Word,[6] NYPD Blue, Psych, Supernatural, Touching Evil, Taken, Dark Angel, UC: Undercover, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager,[5] The X-Files, Millennium, Mad Men,[2] Fargo,[7] the TV film Lucky 7 and he appeared in the film Charlie Wilson's War.[8]


Year Title Role notes
2017 Salvation Randall Calhoun
2017 Let the Right One In Brunner
2016 The Romeo Section Norman
2015-17 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Albert
2015 iZombie Dr. Holland
2014 Godzilla Whelan
2013 Mad Men Dr. Arnold Rosen
2013 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded Heller
2012-15 Continuum Vancouver Police Department Inspector Dillon
2012-14 Arctic Air Ronnie Dearman
2012-13 Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome Galactica Commander Silas Nash
2012 Arrow Adam Hunt
2012 Saving Hope Sgt. Jimmy Howard
2012 The Killing Gil Sloane, a retired police officer and Det. Holder's Narcotics Anonymous sponsor
2011 Sanctuary Greg Addison
2011 The Killing Game Det. Robert Spiro/Dom/Kevin Shaw
2009 Frankie and Alice Dr. Warren Backman
2009–10 Caprica Jordan Duram
2010 Shattered Dr. Ryan Disilvio
2009 Flashpoint Dale Murray
2010 Triple Dog Principal Scalco
2009 Nora Roberts' High Noon Cpt. David McVee
2008 Personal Effects Finneran
2009 Playing for Keeps Daryl
2007–09 The L Word Aaron Kornbluth
2008 The Quality of Life Police Chief Bill Jacobs
2008 Mayerthorpe James Roszko
2007 Charlie Wilson's War Paul Brown
2007 Bionic Woman Vincent Aldridge
2007 Traveler Ellington
2007 Shooter Attorney General Russert
2007 NCIS Marine EOD Sgt. Dan Trask
2006 Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone Scott Clark
2006 Saved Peter
2006 Psych Hiltz Kooler
2006 Murder on Pleasant Drive Bob Hilland
2006 Runaway Vacation Garry Moiphine
2006 North of Hope Al
2006 Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story Jimmie Gardiner
2005–06 Da Vinci's City Hall Police Chief Bill Jacobs
2005 Knights of the South Bronx Arnie
2005 Lucky 7 Bernie Myer
2005 Supernatural Jerry Panowski
2005 The Dead Zone The Collector/Masked Man
2005 Plague City: SARS in Toronto
2004 Da Vinci's Inquest Police Chief Bill Jacobs
2004 Touching Evil Agent Charles Bernal
2004 The Survivors Club David Price
2003 Angels in America Martin Heller HBO TV-Mini Series
1998 Enemy of the State Attorney Brian Blake
1995 Apollo 13 Pad Rat
1994 Wolf Detective Wade
1993 "Law & Order" Episode "Extended Family"
1989 Alien Nation Jason Webster


  1. ^ Chamberlain, Adrian. "Mad Men actor gets theatre legs back at Belfry". Times Colonist. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Gee, Dana (15 April 2013). "North Vancouver actor Brian Markinson kept Mad Men role quiet". Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Maltin, Leonard. "Brian Markinson, Biography". Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Brian Markinson Talks The Romeo Section + A Preview of "Incendiary" - The Televixen". The Televixen. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Boss Man: Interview with Continuum's Brian Markinson". SciFiAndTvTalk. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  6. ^ McFadden, Margaret T. (2014-02-10). The L Word. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 9780814338254. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Phillips, Kate. "'Fargo' Recap: Boots on the Ground". ArtsBeat. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Brian Markinson". imdb. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 

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