Boutsikaris, Dennis 1952–

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BOUTSIKARIS, Dennis 1952–


Born December 21, 1952, in Newark, NJ; married Deborah Hedwall (an actress); children: two. Education: Graduated from Hampshire College.


Agent—HWA, 220 East 23rd St., Suite 400, New York, NY 10010; SMS Talent, 8730 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 440, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Manager—Ensemble Entertainment, 10474 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 380, Los Angeles, CA 90025.


Actor. Guest artist with the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, c. 1983.

Awards, Honors:

Obie Award, outstanding performance, The Village Voice, 1985, for The Nest of the Wood Grouse; Obie Award, outstanding performance, 1992, Drama Desk Award nomination, best actor, for Sight Unseen; CableACE Award nomination, best supporting actor, 1995, for Chasing the Dragon.


Film Appearances:

Frankie, The Exterminator, Avco Embassy, 1980.

Marek, War and Love, Cannon, 1985.

Alex, Very Close Quarters, Cable Star, 1986.

Mason Baylor, * batteries not included, Universal, 1987.

Bob Tanner, Crocodile Dundee II, Paramount, 1988.

Dr. Weitzman, The Dream Team, Universal, 1989.

Orin Fell, The Boy Who Cried Bitch, Pilgrims 3 Corporation, 1991.

Rossi, Talent for the Game, Paramount, 1991.

Prosecuting attorney Massarelli, Boys on the Side (also known as Avec ou sans hommes), Warner Bros., 1994.

Kootz, Surviving Picasso, Warner Bros., 1996.

Dr. Stevens, In Dreams, DreamWorks, 1999.

Professor Jurgen, They Crawl (also known as Crawlers), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Dr. Levy, The Perfect You (also known as Crazy Little Things), 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Joseph Calvo, Nurse, CBS, 1981–82.

Dr. Tony Menzies, Stat, ABC, 1991.

Jerry Harper, The Jackie Thomas Show, ABC, 1992–93.

Joe, Misery Loves Company, 1995.

Gil Byrnes, a recurring role, 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001–2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Detective Jerry Renfrew, Internal Affairs, CBS, 1988.

Joel Baruch, Love, Lies and Murder, NBC, 1991.

Woody Allen, Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (also known as Mia: Child of Hollywood), Fox, 1995.

Skippy Deere, The Last Don (also known as Mario Puzo's The Last Don), CBS, 1997.

Chief Koby, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenet and the City of Boulder (also known as Perfect Murder, Perfect Town), CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Vito, Rappaccini's Daughter, 1980.

Joseph Pulitzer, Liberty, 1986.

Jack Mandel, Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story (also known as Crimes of Passion: Victim of Love), NBC, 1993.

Sam Neaman, Beyond Betrayal, CBS, 1994.

Screenwriter, Tonya and Nancy: The Inside Story (also known as The Tonya and Nancy Story), NBC, 1994.

Steven Hoffman, The Yarn Princess (also known as More Than a Miracle), ABC, 1994.

Vinnie Ventola, And Then There Was One, Lifetime, 1994.

Frank Caldwell, Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #17 (also known as The Miami School Bus Hijacking), ABC, 1996.

Nat, Chasing the Dragon, Lifetime, 1996.

Joe Hoffman, Survival on the Mountain, NBC, 1997.

Paul Riggs, The Three Lives of Karen, USA Network, 1997.

Nick Brody, Custody of the Heart, Lifetime, 2000.

Bill McMurley, Taken, The Movie Channel, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Keith Warfield, In the Lion's Den, 1987.

Tom Rampy, Thunder Boat Row, ABC, 1989.

Roger Woods, The Hit Man, ABC, 1991.

Leeson, The Keys, NBC, 1992.

Josh, Trinity, NBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Christopher Boucher, "The Trial of Bernhard Goetz," American Playhouse, PBS, 1988.

Michael, "Big Time," American Playhouse, PBS, 1989.

Fox Fall Preview Party, Fox, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

C. R. Heaton, "In the Money," The Equalizer, CBS, 1987.

Yorgi Kostov, "Time Present, Time Past," The Equalizer, CBS, 1989.

Professor John Gallagher, "The Student," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

Dick Berkley, "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die," Law & Order, NBC, 1990.

David Joseph Levitsky, "A Kiss Is Still a Kiss," Sisters, NBC, 1991.

Richard Berkley, "The Corporate Veil," Law & Order, NBC, 1992.

Himself, "Roseanne vs. Jackie Thomas Sitcoms," Family Feud, 1993.

Marty Crane, "A Piece of the Auction," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1994.

Dr. Jerry Santana, "Murder on the Thirteenth Floor," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Al Archer, "Good Girl," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Dr. Steven Rydell, "Touch of the Dead," The Burning Zone, UPN, 1996.

Neil Pressman, "Castoff," Law & Order, NBC, 1998.

Dr. David Kotlowitz, "Think Warm Thoughts," ER, NBC, 1998.

Dr. David Kotlowitz, "Sharp Relief," ER, NBC, 1998.

Dr. David Kotlowitz, "Hazed and Confused," ER, NBC, 1998.

Dr. David Kotlowitz, "Good Luck, Ruth Johnson," ER, NBC, 1998.

District Attorney Neil Burnside, "Obsession: Parts 1 & 2," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998.

Josh, "In Loco Parentis," Trinity, NBC, 1998.

Josh, "In a Yellow Wood," Trinity, NBC, 1998.

Josh, "Hang Man Down," Trinity, NBC, 1998.

Dr. Mark Daniels, "A Single Life," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU), NBC, 1999.

Josh, "Patron Saint of Impossible Causes," Trinity, NBC, 1999.

Josh, "Having Trouble with the Language," Trinity, NBC, 1999.

Josh, "Breaking In, Breaking Out, Breaking Up, Breaking Down," Trinity, NBC, 1999.

Alan, "Bar Mitzvah," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000.

Dr. Peter Voss, "Brand X," The X–Files, Fox, 2000.

Hal Bridgewater, "In the Course of Human Events," Bull, TNT, 2000.

Al Archer, "Thin Ice," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Robert Saxon, "Slam Dunk," Nash Bridges, CBS, 2001.

Agent Gagomiros, "Goetterdaemmerung," The Fugitive, CBS, 2001.

Agent Gagomiros, "Thanatos," The Fugitive, CBS and Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Al Archer, "Prejudice," Law & Order, NBC, 2001.

Ray Henry, "Sex, Lies & Videotape," Third Watch, NBC, 2002.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Mitchell, "Judge Knot," The Practice, ABC, 2002.

Ray Henry, "Superheroes: Part 2," Third Watch, NBC, 2002.

Dr. Morris Lancaster, "Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum," Monk, USA Network, 2002.

DEA Agent Riddick, "Heartless," The Agency, CBS, 2002.

Dr. Norton, "The One Thing," 7th Heaven, The WB, 2003.

Al Archer, "Hands Free," Law & Order, NBC, 2004.

LaPlatt, "Frame of Mind," Dragnet, ABC, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Jerry Hallam, Another Language, Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Charles Dumain, All's Well That Ends Well, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Galileo, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1979.

Umberto, Filumena, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1980.

The Woolgatherer, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1981.

Robert Ross, Jitters, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1981.

Romeo and Juliet, Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Dallas, TX, 1981.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (title role), Amadeus, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Georgy Samsonovich Yasyunin, The Nest of the Wood Grouse, Public Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Christopher Marlowe, Cheapside, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Jack, The Boys Next Door, Lamb's Theatre, New York City, 1987–88.

Jonathan Waxman, Sight Unseen, 1991.

Phil Romano, That Championship Season, Second Stage Theater, New York City, 1999.

Cassius, Julius Caesar, Public Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Barney Barnato, The Colossus of Rhodes, White Barn Theater, Westport, CT, 2001.

Also appeared in Funeral March for a One–Man Band; A Day in the Life of the Czar; Rum and Coke; and Bent.


Taped Readings:

Inadmissible Evidence by Philip Friedman, Simon & Schuster, 1993.

Underworld by Don DeLillo, Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Speaking in Tongues by Jeffery Deaver, S & S Audio, 2001.



New York, January 4, 1993, p. 14.

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