Tim DeKay is an American actor best known for his television roles as Dr. Paul Thomas in Party of Five (1997-1999), as Clayton 'Jonesy' Jones in Carnivàle (2003-2005) and as FBI Agent Peter Burke in White Collar.
DeKay's feature work includes Get Smart, The Chumscrubber, HBO's Walkout, Peaceful Warrior and Control, in which he starred opposite Ray Liotta and Willem Dafoe. He was also seen in the independent feature Welcome to the Neighborhood and the critically-acclaimed Big Eden.
DeKay's other feature work includes Swordfish and If These Walls Could Talk, among others.
DeKay is well known for his extensive theatre resume. He was seen on Broadway in The Show-Off, off-Broadway in Billy Budd at Circle in the Square, and in the National Tour of The Lion in Winter.
His regional theatre work includes Burning Blue at The Court Theatre in L.A. (receiving an LA Weekly nomination for Best Actor), Someone to Watch Over Me and Star Fever at the Deven Center (where he is a company member), The Merchant of Venice at Hartford stage, and he's performed at the Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Penguin Repertory, Indiana Repertory and Levin Theatre and Pasadena Shakespeare, among many others.
DeKay's other television credits include recurring roles on Brothers & Sisters, The New Adventures of Old Christine, My Name Is Earl, Everwood, Party of Five and Seinfeld, as the classic Bizarro Jerry.
His numerous guest star appearances include roles on CSI, Without A Trace and Friends.
DeKay can also be occasionally heard on NPR performing in both classical and new plays for L.A. TheatreWorks, and he's a lifetime member of The Actors Studio.
His education includes a B.S. from Le Moyne College and an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University where he met his wife, actress Elisa Taylor.
They currently reside in Los Angeles with their two children.