Jason Butler Harner

Full / Real Name: Jason Thomas Butler Harner
Born: 09 October 1970 (50 years old)
Gender: Male



Add to Actor Favourites


Jason Butler Harner is an American actor best known for his starring role as Deputy Warden E.B. Tiller in the short-lived science fiction television series Alcatraz, in 2012.

Harner is also known for his portrayal of Gordon Northcott in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated film Changeling, opposite Angelina Jolie.

Equally successful on stage, he completed a sold-out run of Through a Glass Darkly, an adaptation of the Ingmar Bergman film, alongside Carey Mulligan for the Atlantic Theater Company.

Butler Harner's TV work includes Aaron Sorkin's series The Newsroom, with Jeff Daniels. He has appeared in John Adams, The Good Wife, Law & Order, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and as a set of twins in the pilot for Fringe, on which J.J. Abrams also serves as an executive producer.

In film, he starred in the indie drama The Green, released theatrically in October 2011, and for which he won multiple awards in festivals around the country.

Other films include Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Kill the Irishman, the Jonathan Ames comedy The Extra Man with Kevin Kline and the 2011 Sundance favorite Letters From The Big Man.

Born in Elmira, New York and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Butler Harner received an M.F.A. from New York University's Graduate Acting Program. He made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, which won seven Tony Awards - the most for any play in Broadway history.

He won a 2005 Obie Award for his portrayal of Tesman in Hedda Gabler at New York Theatre Workshop. That same year he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for The Paris Letter, co-starring Ron Rifkin.

His extensive theatre credits include The Glass Menagerie, with Sally Field at the Kennedy Center; The Cherry Orchard, with Annette Bening and Alfred Molina at the Mark Taper Forum; and Lanford Wilson's Serenading Louie, with Terra Nova's Jason O'Mara at London's Donmar Warehouse.

Butler Harner lives in New York City.

Television Roles


New on TV today: Tuesday 15 June

1Magic lives up to its name with Big Trick Energy and BBC Earth shows you how to Lose a Stone in 21 Days.

Why we love Come Dine With Me South Africa

Includes our fave recipe of Season 6, Part 2.

The Red Room Teasers - July 2021

Back! It was unceremoniously yanked from S3 after only two episodes and now it returns in July, at 19h30.

New on TV today: Monday 14 June

Strippers bare all on Beyond the Pole on Vuzu, as CBS Justice delivers The Real Manhunter.

New on TV today: Sunday 13 June

For Real: The Story of Reality TV starts on E! and two WWII docs air on HISTORY.

New on TV today: Saturday 12 June

HISTORY reveals Legends of the Pharaohs and The Last O.G. returns to Vuzu.

Elif 2 Teasers - July 2021

Arzu might get out of jail sooner than she thinks. Also, things are getting worse for Veysel.

Generations: The Legacy Teasers - July 2021

Loneliness leads to dating apps and hook-ups.

New on TV today: Friday 11 June

SABC2 offers up a Comedy Mixtape and comedy-drama Better Things starts on S3.

Recap - Survivor SA: Immunity Island Episode 2

From a wasted reward to an exploding neck to the role of luck... the latest episode unpacked.


More activity at TVSA Central




You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.