Dylan McDermott is a professional actor from the United States of America who got best known for his roles in TV series like “The Practice,” “American Horror Story,” “Stalker,” and “Dark Blue.” 

Quick Info 
Full NameDylan McDermott
Date of BirthOctober 26, 1961
Birth PlaceWaterbury, Connecticut, United States
ParentsRichard McDermott
Diane McDermott
SpouseShiva Rose (1995-2009)
Age59 years
Height1.83 m
Net WorthUS $25 million

Where was Dylan born and raised?

Dylan McDermott’s real name is Mark Anthony McDermott. He was born to parents Diane and Richard McDermott on October 26 of 1961, in Waterbury, located in Connecticut, USA. His mom was 15 years old when she delivered him, and his father was 17 at that time. They later divorced, and Diane lived with Avis Marino with her two children. Avis was her mother and Dylan’s grandmother.

Dylan McDermott

John Sponza killed his mother with a gun in February of 1967. After this, the two children got raised by their grandmother. Dylan McDermott visited his father as a teenager and also worked in his bar. Eve Ensler, his father’s third wife, adopted him legally. Later on, the two divorced. Ensler encouraged McDermott to take acting lessons, and she also wrote roles for him in her plays.

McDermott took the name Dylan after Ensler went through a miscarriage. He took the name as it was the name she wanted to give to the child. Dylan graduated from Fordham University in 1983. He also studied at Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater. 


How did McDermott start his Career?

He started his film career in 1987 and made his debut with the film “Hamburger Hill,” in which he played the role of SSG Adam Frantz. The following year, he appeared in “The Blue Iguana” as Vince Holloway. In 1992, he appeared in the film “Jersey Girl” as Sal Tomei. The following year, he acted in “In the Line of Fire” as Al D’Andrea.

He made his TV debut in  1989 with the TV film “The Neon Empire” in which he played the role of Vic. In 1991, he appeared in the TV film “Into the Badlands” as McComas.



In 1994, Dylan McDermott appeared in two films, namely “The Cowboy Way,” in which he portrayed John Stark and “Miracle on 34th Street,” in which he represented Bryan Bedford. From 1995 to 2005, he appeared in films like “Destiny Turns on the Radio” as Julian Goddard, “Three to Tango” as Charles Newman, “Texas Rangers” as Leander McNelly, “Party Monster” as Peter Gatien, and in “The Tenants” as Harry Lesser.

Dylan McDermott

He appeared in the film “Unbeatable Harold” as Jake Salamander in 2006. In 2007, he appeared in “The Messengers,” in which he played Roy. From 2010 to 2015, Dylan McDermott appeared in films like “Burning Palms” in which he played the role of Dennis Marx, “Nobody Walks” as Leroy, “The Campaign” in which he portrayed Tim Wattley, “Olympus Has Fallen” in which he played Dave Forbes, “Autómata” as the character “Sean Wallace” and “Survivor” as the name Sam Parker.

In 2016, he appeared in “Blind” as Mark Dutchman. He played Hank in “Josie” and Don Burnside in “The Clovehitch Killer” in 2018. He will be appearing as Wil Hodges in “King Richard” in 2021.


Television Shows

In 1992, Dylan McDermott played the role of Pete Caswell in the TV film “The Fear Inside.” From 1997 to 2004, he appeared in “The Practice” as Bobby Donnell for 147 episodes. In 1998, Dylan appeared in “Ally McBeal” as Bobby Donnell for two episodes. In 2002, he hosted “Music Behind Bars” for eight episodes.

Dylan McDermott performed in the TV cinema “A House Divided” as Anderson in 2006. From 2007 to 2008, he appeared in 11 episodes of “Big Shots” as Duncan Collinsworth. From 2009 to 2010, McDermott played Carter Shaw in 20 episodes of “Dark Blue.” He acted as Dr. Ben Harmon in 12 episodes of “American Horror Story: Murder House” in 2011. From 2012 to 2013, he appeared in “American Horror Story: Asylum” as Johnny Morgan for five episodes. He acted as Duncan in 15 episodes of “Hostages” from 2013 to 2014.

From 2014 to 2015, he acted in “Stalker” as Detective Jack Larsen for 20 episodes. In 2018, he played Dave in “LA to Vegas” for 15 episodes. He played The role of Theo Sloan in ‘The Politician” for six episodes in 2019. In “American Horror Story: 1984”, he appeared as Bruce for three episodes the same year. In 2020, he appeared in the TV series titled “Hollywood” as Ernie West for seven episodes. 

Dylan McDermott

Personal Life

Shiva Rose and Dylan McDermott got married on 19th November of 1995. Together, they have two daughters, namely Charlotte and Colette. However, they left in September of 2007, and their divorce case got settled in January of 2009. In 2015 he got engaged with Maggie Q, but they split in February of 2019. McDermott had alcohol problems in the past and is a recovering alcoholic who got sober in 1984.  


Social Media

Dylan McDermott is engaged in social media applications like Insta and Twitter. He has 307k followers on Instagram and 161k followers on Twitter as of November 2020. 


Net Worth

Dylan McDermott’s net worth is estimated to be around US$ 25 million as of November of 2020. He makes most of his fortune from acting in films and TV shows.