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Bio

Michael Gaston can be seen as a series regular in CBS's 'The Mentalist.' He can also be seen as a recurring character in AMC's 'Turn' and USA's 'Last Resort' and 'Damages.' He starred in the series 'Jericho' for CBS and 'Blind Justice' for Steven Bochco on ABC. He has had recurring roles on numerous TV shows such as 'Prison Break,' 'Brotherhood,' 'Ed,' 'and 'Law and Order' and has guest starred on 'Mad Men', 'The Americans,' 'The Sopranos,' 'ER,' 'The West Wing,' 'Homicide,' 'Law and Order: SVU,' 'JAG,' 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,' 'Spin City,' 'The Practice,' 'Ally McBeal,' and 'Malcolm in the Middle' among others.

Gaston's movies credits include 'Big Miracle' which was a Warner Bros. film with Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. Also, on film Gaston appeared in 'Hurricane Season' with Forest Whitaker and as General Tommy Franks in the Lions Gate film 'W' opposite Josh Brolin, for director Oliver Stone. He has also appeared in the Warner Bros. film, 'Body of Lies' opposite Leonardo DiCaprio for director Ridley Scott.

Other films include a co-starring role with fellow NYU Graduate School Alum Marcia Gay Harden, in the independent film 'Home' which premiered at the Montreal Film Festival.

A theater veteran, Gaston starred in the Broadway production of 'Lucky Guy' with Tom Hanks, 'A Day in the Death of Joe Egg,' with Eddie Izzard and many off-Broadway productions including 'Henry V' in Central Park and 'Music from a Sparkling Planet.'

Dean

played by Michael Gaston