Born in California and raised in Washington, Garret Dillahunt studied journalism at the University of Washington and went on to earn his M.F.A. through New York University’s renowned graduate acting program.
Dillahunt recently completed work on John Sayles’ “Amigo” and Ryan Redford’s directorial debut, “Oliver Sherman,” playing the title role opposite Molly Parker and Donal Logue. This summer he can be seen in “Winter’s Bone,” winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the thriller “Burning Bright” opposite Brianna Evigan.
His additional film credits include “The Road” with Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron, Wes Craven’s “The Last House on the Left,” the Academy Award-nominated “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” and the Coen Brothers Oscar-winning drama “No Country For Old Men” opposite Tommy Lee Jones.
Dillahunt is probably best known for his work on the critically acclaimed cable series “Deadwood,” in which he portrayed two entirely different characters: the assassin “Jack McCall” and the complex and deadly “Francis Wolcott.” After recognizing Dillahunt’s talent in his first incarnation, executive producer/writer David Milch created a second character for him.
Additional television credits include “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “John From Cincinnati,” “The Book of Daniel,” “ER,” “The 4400,” “Damages,” “Life,” LIE TO ME, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Criminal Minds,” “Burn Notice” and “White Collar.”
He boasts an outstanding theatrical resume and has performed extensively on and off Broadway and at such respected theater companies as Steppenwolf, ACT San Francisco, the Seattle Reperatory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Berkshire Theatre Festival.
Dillahunt resides in both Los Angeles and New York.