Dale Midkiff

Dale Alan Midkiff (born July 1, 1959) is an American actor, best known for playing Louis Creed in the horror film Pet Sematary (1989) and Captain Darien Lambert in the TV series Time Trax.

Dale Midkiff
Dale Alan Midkiff

(1959-07-01) July 1, 1959
Years active1985–present


Midkiff acted in off-Broadway plays like Mark Medoff's The Wager. His first movie role was in Roger Corman's Streetwalkin' playing a pimp named Duke. Dale's acting was called "grittily impressive" in what some consider a B-movie classic. He has said in interviews that while his family never quite understood his interest in acting, they never discouraged him: "I love them for allowing a kid to believe in his dreams."

His first major break came when he landed the role of the young Jock Ewing in Dallas: The Early Years. That was followed by what many consider his biggest role to date, Elvis Presley, in the four-hour miniseries, Elvis and Me, and by Dream Street, a short-lived "blue collar" series set in New Jersey. Midkiff's roles have run the gamut from the wife beater in A Cry For Help: The Tracey Thurman Story, to the "good old boy" cop who discovers his partner/best friend is a murderer in Vigilante Cop, to the heroic time-traveling fugitive retrieval cop in Time Trax, to the amiable ladies' man and town protector in The Magnificent Seven.[1] He is also well known for having played the lead role of Louis Creed in the 1989 film version of Stephen King's Pet Sematary.


Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
TBA21 OutsCoach Chris Forbes
2018Hell's KittyRosemary Carrie
2014CastleSheriffEpisode: "Once Upon a Time in the West"
2013The Client ListJ. D. Whitman, SeniorEpisode: "Hell on Heels"
2011Hell's KittyRosemary CarrieEpisode: "Rosemary Carrie"
2009Lie to MeSamuel WynnEpisode: "Control Factor"
Criminal MindsGil BonnerEpisode: "Roadkill"
2008Lincoln HeightsHarrison DeVriesEpisode: "Ode to Joy"
The Clean-Up CrewDan DahlerShort film
2012 DoomsdayDr. Frank Richards
2007DexterMr. WilsonEpisode: "That Night, A Forest Grew"
Love's Abiding JoyClark DavisTV movie
Boxboarders!Bruce Rockwell
CSI: MiamiDoug McClainEpisode: "Deep Freeze"
Love's Unfolding DreamClark DavisTV movie
Totally BakedDoug
Love's Unending LegacyClark DavisTV movie
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a PlaneDr. Lucas Thorp
2006Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Filming the HorrorHimselfDirect-to-video featurette
Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Stephen King TerritoryHimselfDirect-to-video featurette
Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': The CharactersHimselfDirect-to-video featurette
Love's Abiding JoyClark DavisTV movie
Crossing JordanJerry MillerEpisode: "Save Me"
2005Back to You and MeGus MartinTV movie
Love's Long JourneyClark DavisTV movie
Behind the magic of Knights of Impossingworth ParkPrince DarkindeedShort
Deep RescueBen
Without a TraceEddie FergusonEpisode: "Transitions"
2004Love's Enduring PromiseClark DavisTV movie
Torn ApartJerry Bender
Debating Robert LeeRobert Lee
2003Love Comes SoftlyClark DavisTV movie
Maximum VelocityDr. Timothy Briggs
2002Nancy DrewJimbo MitchellTV movie
Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson StoryGary WilsonTV movie
2001Route 666PT, U.S. Marshal
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationProf. Robert WoodburyEpisode: "Chaos Theory"
The WardenMurphyTV movie
2000Twice in a LifetimeReeseEpisode: "The Frat Pack"
Mysterious WaysJack KestlerEpisode: "Spirit Junction"
Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion Bill TemplerTV movie
Another Woman's HusbandJohnny Miller/JakeTV movie
The Crow: SalvationVincent Erlich
Air Bud: World PupPatrickDirect to video
Falcon DownCaptain Hank Thomas
1999The Outer LimitsTom CooperEpisode: "Blank Slate"
1998Conversations in LimboShort film
The Magnificent SevenBuck Wilmington22 episodes
1997ToothlessThomas JamesonTV movie
Any Place But HomeCarl MillerTV movie
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: HeatwaveDet. Steve CarellaTV movie
1996Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: IceDet. Steve CarellaTV movie
1995Visitors of the NightSheriff Marcus AshleyTV movie
A Child is MissingPeter BarnesTV movie
1994Sweet Justice - The Power of Darkness: Part 1 & Part 2Alex BoudreauMiniseries
A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell StoryRedTV movie
1993Time TraxDarien Lambert44 episodes
1992Love Potion No. 9Gary Logan
1991BlackmailScott MayfieldTV movie
PlymouthGil EatonTV movie
Shoot First: A Cop's VengeanceFarrell TuckerTV movie
Sins of the MotherKevin CoeTV movie
The Marla Hanson Story - Face ValueEric WarnerTV movie
1989A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman StoryBuck ThurmanTV movie
Pet SemataryLouis Creed
Dream StreetDenis DeBeau6 episodes
1988Casual Sex?Attractive Stranger
Elvis and MeElvis PresleyTV movie
1987Top KidsClyde BarrowTV movie
1986Dallas: The Early YearsJohn Ross "Jock" EwingTV movie
Nightmare WeekendKen


  1. Garron, Barry (1993-04-21). "Time-traveling Role Keeps Actor Hopping - Sun Sentinel". The Kansas City Star. Articles.sun-sentinel.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
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