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Michael O'Neill

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Michael O'Neill is an American actor who usually portrays senior law enforcement or military officers and is best known for his role as Special Agent Ron Butterfield, the head of President Josiah Bartlet's Secret Service detail, on the political drama television series The West Wing, from 1999-2006.

He also has a starring role as Alan Sparks, the director of ISEA (International Space Exploration Agency), in the science fiction mystery thriller television series Extant, executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

O'Neill portrayed Richard Barkley in the acclaimed film Dallas Buyers Club. His additional film credits include J. Edgar, Transformers, Sea of Love and Seabiscuit.

O'Neill played Nick Ford in the series Bates Motel. Other television appearances include Senator Roland Foulkes in the series Rectify and New York Hawks' interim General Manager Hank Griffin in Necessary Roughness.

His additional credits include NCIS, Vegas, Numb3rs, The Unit, Grey's Anatomy, Sons of Anarchy and as fan-favourite Special Agent Ron Butterfield in the critically acclaimed series The West Wing.

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, O'Neill is a graduate of Auburn University and began his acting career under the mentorship of Will Geer at the Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Birmingham, Alabama.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Richard Walsh

Dr. Colbert

Reverend Bankerd

Nick Ford

Councilman Pritchett

Dr. Robert McLean

Sheriff Lyle Donovan

Don Wheeler

Warren Cousins

Congressman Wilcox

Det. Yarbough

Chris Benz

Jerry Blackburn

Father Jansen

Sheriff Buck O'Hara

Col. Ken Kilner

Alan Sparks

CIA Director Keller

Sheriff Velchik

Male Ghost

Gary Clark

Cmdr. Bradley

Maj. Gen. Harold Rossing

D.A. Dave Sherman

Father Dennehy

Guest Star

Jeb Monroe

Alonso Mathews

Judge Roy

Captain

Dr. Bruce Kaye

County Prosecutor Calvin Smith

Alexander DeSantos

Former NCIS Special Agent Riley McCallister

Former NCIS Special Agent Riley McCallister

Hank Griffin

Boyd Keene

Capt. Chuck Dowling

Juror

Commander Wells

Herb Stanton

Jonathan McKnight

Phillip Evans

Guest Star

Keith Mason

Trent Staley

Sheriff Nelson

Pete Burton

Judge Robert Temple

Ron Cheals

Ron Cheals

Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield

Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield

Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield

Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield

Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield

Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield

The Patrol Captain

Mayor Ted Bennett

Thomas Shannon

FBI Agent Ted Thorne


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