|Born:||Reed Edward Diamond|
July 20, 1967
New York City, New York, USA
Biography and career Edit
Reed Diamond was born in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were an astrologer and a stage manager/director. Diamond was raised in Manhattan and attended the Trinity School. After graduating, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for two years, and then studied acting at the Juilliard School.
Diamond is arguably most famous for his role as Terry Crowley in the TV series The Shield, along with Benito Martinez, in which his character was, in a surprise twist, killed in the pilot. He has appeared with several 24 alumni in other projects, including Homicide: Life on the Street (with Zeljko Ivanek and Michelle Forbes), Castle (with Stana Katic), and Dollhouse (with Harry Lennix).
From 2016 to 2018, Diamond guest starred in Kiefer Sutherland's show, Designated Survivor (with Kevin McNally), which is produced by various 24 alumni.
Diamond has been married twice. His first marriage, to actress Frederika Kesten, ended in 1997. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his second wife, actress Marnie McPhail.
Role on 24 Edit
Diamond played the role of Jason Pillar during Season 8 of 24. Pillar was a former FBI agent that served as the executive assistant of Charles Logan. On an interview with Wiki 24, Diamond described himself as a fan of the show and praised the 24-hour concept. According to him, the script didn't say much about Pillar other than his job, but "it was clear from the first scene ... that they were up to much more." Diamond also commented on how much the character "morphed" over the episodes. Diamond appeared in a total of 8 episodes and was credited as a guest star.
Selected filmography Edit
- Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk (2017)
- Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
- Moneyball (2011)
- Bill (2007)
- Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
- S.W.A.T. (2003)
- Clear and Present Danger (1994)
- The Terror (2019)
- Designated Survivor (2016-2018)
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014-2018)
- Wayward Pines (2015)
- Franklin & Bash (2011-2014)
- The Mentalist (2011-2013)
- Bones (2012-2013)
- Dollhouse (2009-2010)
- Castle (2009)
- Journeyman (2007)
- Without a Trace (2006)
- Law & Order (1991, 2005)
- The West Wing (2004-2005)
- Judging Amy (1999-2003)
- The Shield (2002-2003)
- Homicide: Life on the Street (1995-1998)