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Jack Coleman (1958)

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John MacDonald "Jack" Coleman is an American actor and screenwriter, best known for replacing Al Corley in the role of Steven Carrington in the 1980s prime time soap opera, Dynasty, and for portraying Noah Bennet in the science-fiction drama series, Heroes.

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 career
Coleman's first major role was in the soap opera, Days of our Lives, where he appeared from 1981 to 1982 as the character of Jake Kositchek .
In 1982, he joined the cast of Dynasty when he took over the role of Steven Carrington, one of the first gay characters on television. The role was originally portrayed by Al Corley. Coleman played the role until 1988.

He was a regular on the short-lived series, Nightmare Cafe , and appeared on the miniseries, Kingdom Hospital . He made guest appearances in The Net, CSI: Miami, Nip/Tuck, Without a Trace, Diagnosis: Murder and Entourage. He co-starred as Alyson & Amanda Michalka's father in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Cow Belles.
He was nominated for his performance in the play, Stand-up Tragedy at the Mark Taper Forum, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in Bouncers. He wrote the screenplays for Studio City, which he produced and acted in, and Can't Help Falling, which he hopes to produce.

Coleman was a main cast member of science-fiction series, Heroes, where he played Noah Bennet (a.k.a "The Man With Horn-Rimmed Glasses" or "HRG"). In regards to portraying the character, Coleman states, "It's a combination of the light and dark. I don't want to just be a moustache twirling villain."

Coleman appeared in an episode of The Mentalist in October 2010. He played the role of a wealthy, arrogant murder suspect named Max Winter.

Starting in November 2010, Coleman has a recurring role on The Office as Pennsylvania State Senator Robert Lipton, the love interest for Angela Martin . He has appeared in the episodes "WUPHF.com", "Classy Christmas", and "Michael's Last Dundies".

In addition to that, he has now taken up a guest starring role on the CW drama The Vampire Diaries. He recently appeared on the CBS drama Criminal Minds, playing Bill Rogers, a serial rapist in the episode "Hope".

 personal life
Coleman was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, a sixth-generation descendant of Benjamin Franklin. He attended The Solebury School and Duke University, where he decided to pursue acting as a career. After graduating from Duke in 1980, he attended the National Theater Institute. He married actress Beth Toussaint in 1996. They have a daughter, Tess, born in 1999.

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