The Golden Globe Award-winning actor Dylan McDermott turned professional since 1987 & is famous for playing Bobby Donnell in the legal drama TV series The Practice (1997- 2004).
With 60 acting credits so far, McDermott has worked in many TV series: Big Shots (2007- 2008), Dark Blue (2009- 2010) & American Horror Story.
Dylan has appeared in many films; with the debut from critically acclaimed Hamburger Hill (1987), he made further appearances in Steel Magnolias (1989), The Messengers (2007) & Olympus Has Fallen (2013).
With the acting career of over 3 decades, Dylan's prominence & notable works have earned him a tag of a millionaire. According to Celebrity Net Worth, 58-year-old McDermott has a net worth of $20 million as of April 2020.
Although the Waterbury, Connecticut-born actor already landed in a TV career & film career by the late 80s, it was until 1997, when his appearance in the TV series The Practice saw him a career breakthrough.
For his role in the legal drama series The Practice, Dylan won a Golden Globe Award & reportedly, earned $400,000-an-episode for playing Bobby Donnell.
Aside from TV series, McDermott has worked in numerous films (both critically & commercially acclaimed).
After appearing in the 1989 film Steel Magnolias, he starred in the commercial-hit film In the Line of Fire (1993) starring Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich; the film grossed $177 million.
Furthermore, the actor appeared in other commercially successful movies: The Messengers (2007), The Campaign (2012), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013).
The attendant of Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Dylan McDermott began career with theatrical appearances; he appeared in the plays such as 'Golden Boy', 'Believe It, See It, Survival' (1978) and 'Biloxi Blues' (1985).
In 1987, he earned his screen debut in the war-film Hamburger Hill, starring Anthony Barrile, Don Cheadle & Michael Dolan.
Thereafter, it followed his appearance in Steel Magnolias (1989) opposite Julia Roberts and in Hardware (1990), Dylan's fame widened after he starred in In the Line of Fire (1993).
Following this, McDermott earned a role in the legal drama TV series The Practice in 1997 & portrayed the role of Bobby Donnell throughout 2004, totaling 174 episodes.
It turned out to be his career major breakthrough; along with wide recognition, the series won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series- Drama.
Moreover, it earned him a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Throughout the 2000s & 2010s, Dylan made notable TV roles: Big Shots (2007-8, 11 episodes), Dark Blue (2009-10, 20 episodes), Hostages (2013-14, 15 episodes), Stalker (2014-15, 20 episodes) and LA to Vegas (2018, 15 episodes).
Furthermore, he appeared in 4 seasons of American Horror Story, in the first 2 seasons: Murder House (2011) & Asylum (2012- 2013) and then in 8th & 9th seasons: Apocalypse (2018) & 1984 (2019).
Over the years, aside from commercially successful films, McDermott has appeared in many critically acclaimed ones too, such as Hamburger Hill (1987), In the Line of Fire (1993), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and The Clovehitch Killer (2018).
Check out Dylan McDermott's filmography & its box-office collection:
|Steel Magnolias (1989)||$15 million||$96.8 million|
|In the Line of Fire (1993)||$40 million||$177 million|
|The Messengers (2007) alongside Kristen Stewart||$16 million||$55 million|
|The Campaign (2012) starring Will Ferrell and Jason Sudeikis||$95 million||$104.9 million|
|The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) alongside Emma Watson||$13 million||$33.4 million|
|Olympus Has Fallen (2013) featuring Gerard Butler & Morgan Freeman||$70 million||$170.3 million|
Reportedly, his 2020 projects: Hollywood (mini-series) & Proof of Loss (short-film) are under post-production. His 2020 film King Richard has a release date of November 25, 2020.
In 1999, with his now ex-wife Shiva Rose, Dylan bought a house in Brentwood, Contra Costa County, California for around $4 million.
The 2-story property spread on 4,000-sq. ft. boasted 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. After a decade of the purchase, Dylan and Shiva sold the 1920 Spanish-style home for a reported $6.5 million- it is nearly $2.5 million than the original purchase price.
Meanwhile, McDermott is low-key about his residence, though, sources cite that he still lives in California.
Dylan McDermott actively users Instagram & Twitter; as of April 2020, his Instagram account (goes by handle @dylan.mcdermott)
has over 206K followers while Twitter (@DylanMcDermott) followers count over 162.3K.
Even if the actor is yet to open up about his endorsement deals, the Influencer Marketing Hub estimates that, if he does sign a promotional deal via Instagram, he can earn $615 - $1,025 per sponsored post.
The Practice actor supports causes for abuse, Human Rights, Oceans & environment; he has associations with charitable organizations like Oceana and V-Day.
Reportedly, in 2013, he made his first photography exhibition The Dylan Project, Make Some Noise! at Avenue Art Gallery in Montreal Quebec, Canada.
The exhibition supported & collected the funds for V-Day, a non-profit aiming to end violence against women and girls.
Dylan McDermott was in a marital relationship with Iranian/French. actress Shiva Rose.
The duo exchanged vows on November 19, 1995, & became parents to 2 children, both daughters: Colette McDermott (born in May 1996) & Charlotte Rose (September 8, 2005).
After their separation on September 27, 2007, Dylan, reportedly, filed for divorce on May 16, 2008; it finalized on January 2, 2009.
After meeting actress Maggie Q in the set of Stalker in early 2014, Dylan began dating Maggie & got engaged on January 14, 2015. However, after 4 years of engagement, they called quits to their relationship in February 2019.
Furthermore, McDermott's past relationship includes Julia Roberts (1988-1989), Melissa Gilbert (1992) and Shasi Wells (2010 - 2014).
Meanwhile, the American is allegedly single.
Dylan McDermott was born Mark Anthony McDermott on October 26, 1961, in Waterbury, Connecticut, the USA. As for a fact, at the time of his birth, Dylan's father Richard McDermott was only 17 while mother Diane was 15.
His parents divorced in 1967, however, on February 9, that year, Dylan's (then aged 5) mother was shot & killed. He was raised alongside younger sister Robin by their maternal grandmother.
McDermott's father later married Eve Ensler in 1981, & they later legally adopted him.
Reportedly, his (now ex) step-mother Eve inspired him to pursue acting & after Eve miscarried her baby; to honor her unborn baby's name, the actor changed his name from "Mark" to "Dylan".
Dylan graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1979 & enrolled at acting school in Jesuit-run Fordham University. Moreover, he attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York.