Daniel Roebuck

Daniel Randall James Roebuck (born March 4, 1963) is an American character actor of television, film, and theatre.[1] His best known roles include Deputy Marshal Robert Biggs in The Fugitive and its spinoff film U.S. Marshals, Jay Leno in The Late Shift, and Dr. Leslie Arzt in Lost, as well as numerous Rob Zombie and Don Coscarelli films. He is also best known for his role as Cliff Lewis, Ben Matlock's private investigator, on Matlock from 1992 until 1995.

Daniel Roebuck
Roebuck in 2007 at Star Wars Celebration IV
Daniel Randall James Roebuck

(1963-03-04) March 4, 1963
EducationBethlehem Catholic High School
OccupationActor, writer, producer
Years active1981–present
Leslie Roebuck
(m. 1983; div. 1987)

Kelly Roebuck
(m. 1994; div. 2013)

Tammy Roebuck
(m. 2015)

Life and career

Roebuck was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1963, and graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School in Bethlehem in 1981.[2]

He appeared in his first film role in 1985, the lead in Cavegirl.[2] From 1992 to 1995, he played Andy Griffith's assistant lawyer and penultimate private investigator, Cliff Lewis, on the television drama Matlock, and he also had a recurring role as a corrupt officer, Insp. Rick Bettina, in Nash Bridges. He has appeared in numerous other guest roles in television programs and in many feature films including Bryan Loves You, River's Edge, and Dudes. He also played the role of US Marshal Bob Biggs in The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals. He played the part of Mr. Banks in the film Agent Cody Banks and its sequel. He has also appeared as the FBI Agent Weine in Final Destination.

In 1999, Roebuck guest starred in The King of Queens episode "Court Date", as Jeffrey the cop, whom lead character Carrie Heffernan tried to date in order to get out of a traffic ticket.

One of Roebuck's more memorable roles was as Jay Leno in the 1996 HBO made-for-TV film The Late Shift. Leno has often commented positively on Roebuck's performance whenever a guest would bring up the film on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2002, he played a hearse driver in the comedy horror film Bubba Ho-Tep,[3] then acted in the 2006 production Red Riding Hood.

From 2005 until 2010, he had a recurring role in the television drama Lost, appearing as Dr. Arzt in nine episodes. Roebuck is a regular player in films by Rob Zombie, starting with The Devil's Rejects (2005), as Morris Green. He has been a writer and producer for the Monsterama series, appearing in some of the episodes. Roebuck also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Quints (2000), as well as the Nickelodeon original film, Shredderman Rules (2007). In the series Sonny with a Chance, he played Mr. Condor. He guest starred in Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2009, Roebuck guest starred in the fan-produced web series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission.

He has guest starred on one episode each of Dark Blue and Bones. He reprised his role of the Rob Zombie character Morris Green, providing that voice in the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009), and starred in the film, A Fork in the Road (2009).

Roebuck portrayed Dave Karofsky's father in the TV series Glee. He appeared in Season 2 episodes “Furt“ and ”Born This Way”, with a brief cameo appearance in the next season's ”On My Way”.[4]

He played the role of Jim Nichol in the movie That's What I Am (2011).

In October 2012, he played B.J. in AMC's The Walking Dead Cold Storage webisodes. He is set to star as Pastor Victor in the Rob Zombie film 31.[5] In November, 2015 he played Arnold Walker in The Man in the High Castle. His role, Arnold Walker, is the father of the leading character. He appeared in five of ten episodes in the first season, distributed through Amazon.com.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Cavegirl Rex
1986 River's Edge Samson "John" Tollet
1987 Dudes Biscuit
Project X Hadfield
1989 Disorganized Crime Bill Lonigan
1992 Eddie Presley Keystone the Magnificent
Only You Marty
1993 The Fugitive Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Biggs
1996 Driven Dale Schneider
1997 Money Talks Detective Williams
1998 U.S. Marshals Deputy Marshal Bobby Biggs
2000 Final Destination Agent Weine
2002 We Were Soldiers Medevac Commanding Officer
Bubba Ho-Tep Hearse Driver #1 Cameo appearance
Hansel and Gretel Dad
2003 Agent Cody Banks Mr. Banks
2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
2005 The Devil's Rejects Morris Green
2007 Halloween Lou Martini
2008 Flash of Genius Frank Sertin
2009 Dark and Stormy Night 8 O'Clock Faraday
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Morris Green (voice) Video
Halloween II Big Lou
2011 That's What I Am Jim Nichol
Night Club Frank
InSight Sgt. Reed
2012 John Dies at the End Largeman
2013 Compound Fracture Jim
2014 Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever George
2015 Soaked in Bleach Tom Grant
2016 Phantasm: Ravager Demeter
31 Pastor Victor
His Neighbor Phil Harvey
2017 Let There Be Light Norm
2019 3 from Hell Morris Green


Year Title Role Notes
1987–1995 Matlock Bobby Shaw
Alex Winthorp
Prosecutor Mr. Sodowsky
Cliff Lewis
Episode "The Doctors" (1987)
Episodes: "The Ambassador parts 1-2" (1988)
"The Priest" (1989)
Episodes: "The Assassination parts 1-2" (1992)
Main role 1992-1995
1991 Lookwell Cop Episode: "Pilot"
Star Trek: The Next Generation Jaron Episode: "Unification"
1992 Quantum Leap Neil Lindhurst Episode: "The Play's the Thing"
1996 Nash Bridges Inspector Rick Bettina Recurring role
The Late Shift Jay Leno Television film
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Herkimer Johnson Episode "Oedipus Wrecks" (S03E19)
The Cold Equations Mitch Television film
1999 The King of Queens Jeffrey, the cop Episode: "Court Date" (S01E17)
2002 NYPD Blue Dave Burgess Episode: "Oedipus Wrecked"
2002 Mary Christmas Mac Reeves Television film
2003 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company Ted Bergmann
Windfall Packard
Miracle Dogs Dr. Elliot
2004 Blowing Smoke Ray
Monsterama Mr. Shocker As producer and writer. Also appeared in some of its episodes.
2005 Law & Order Nathaniel Prentiss Episode: "New York Minute" (S16E08)
Monk Larry Zwibell Episode: "Mr. Monk Gets Drunk" (S04E05)
2005–2010 Lost Dr. Leslie Arzt 9 episodes
2006 NCIS Matthew Lake Episode: "Boxed in" (S03E12)
2006 Boston Legal Russell Blayney Episode: "Shock and Oww" (S02E18)
2007 Shredderman Rules Bob Bixby Television film
2008 Bones George Francis Episode: "Player Under Pressure" (S03E11)
2009–2011 Sonny with a Chance Mr. Condor Recurring role
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Mr. Evans Episode: "Halloween" (S03E02)
Dark Blue Paul Tivnan Episode: "Ice" (S01E06)
2010 Star Trek: The Continuing Mission Admiral Rowan Episode: "We Will Control All That You See And Hear"
2010-2012 Glee Paul Karofsky 3 episodes
2011-2015 Grimm Peter Orson Episode: "The Three Bad Wolves" (S01E06)
Episode: "Trial by Fire" (S04E13)
2012 Castle Joe Silva Episode: "Swan Song" (S05E07)
2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Malodor (voice) Episode: "Out of Focus"
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. John Donnelly Episode: "A Wanted (Inhu)man" (S03E03)
2016 Criminal Minds Mike Thompson Episode: "Hostage"
2018-2019 9-1-1 Norman Peterson 2 episodes

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Walking Dead: Cold Storage B.J. Main role (4 episodes)
2015–2016 The Man in the High Castle Arnold Walker Recurring character (10 episodes)


Year Title Role
2011 L.A. Noire Mark Bishop
2013 Dead Rising 3 Gary Finkel
2019 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Greez Dritus


  1. "www.DanielRoebuck.com". www.danielroebuck.com. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  2. Longsdorf, Amy (26 September 2009). "A character of an actor: Bethlehem's Daniel Roebuck has horror in his blood". The Morning Call. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  3. "Zombie regular Daniel Roebuck (BUBBA HO-TEP, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS)". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
  4. Warner, Kara (November 17, 2010). "'Glee' Bully 'Keeps The Mas On,' Max Adler Says". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved November 17, 2010.
  5. Rob Zombie’s 31 Casts Sick-Head and Lucky Leo
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