Garret Dillahunt

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as Cromartie

Garret Dillahunt


Date of birth
: November 24, 1964

Birth place
Alameda County, California

Sun sign: Sagittarius

Currently resides in:
Burbank/New York City

Eye color: blue

6' 2" (1.88 m)


  • He has two brothers. Brett, a teacher. And Eric, deceased.

  • New York University, New York, NY, theater, MFA

Notable features/facts:
He was originally cast as Charley Ford in 2007's "Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford", but had to take a smaller role due to a television conflict.



Actor bio:


Significant Other: Michelle Hurd



Garret grew up in Washington State, and attended the University of Washington where he studied journalism. He went on to study acting at New York University's graduate acting program. He appeared extensively on and off Broadway and around the country before he began pursuing film and television roles.

Best known for: "Francis Wolcott" in "Deadwood"


TV Shows:
  • TSCC (5 episodes, Season 1, 2008)
  • Damages (4 episodes, Season 1)
  • ER (5 episodes; Steve Curtis)
  • The 4400 (11 episodes; Matthew Ross)
  • Numb3rs (1 episode; Jack Tollner)
  • John From Cincinnati
  • The Book of Daniel
  • Deadwood (16 episodes; Francis Walcott and Jack McCall)
  • Life (last episode 4-8-2009)

  • First job was Caryl Churchill's play, "Mad Forest" with Calista Flockhart, Tim Blake Nelson, and Jake Weber (1991).
  • (April 1998): Played Nojd in "The Father" play by August Strindberg (Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, California, USA)
  • Played Bertram Cates in the Broadway revival of "Inherit the Wind" with George C. Scott (1994).
  • (August 2006) Played Reverend Shannon in Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana" at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, opposite Linda Hamilton as Maxine.
  • (1995, July) Played Tom Junior in the Tennessee Williams play "Sweet Bird of Youth" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
  • Played "Clifford" in Side Man at Steppenwolf Theater Company, September 1999.
  • Played "Prior Walter" in Angels in America at ACT, San Francisco, 1994-95.
  • Played "Jackie" in The Beginning of August by Tom Donaghy at the Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, starting October 11, 2000. The production's director was Neil Pepe; Dillahunt's costars were Mary Steenburgen, Jason Ritter, Ray Anthony Thomas, and Mary McCann.

  • (Won) Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for: No Country for Old Men (2007); shared with other stars (Josh Brolin, Javiar Bardem; Tess Harper, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, and Kelly Macdonald.
Upcoming projects:


How he/she got the part:

In his/her own words:

Quotes about the actor/character:

      Dillahunt has played two different AI characters as Cromartie the terminator that is hunting for John and as John Henry with the same terminator "body" but the Turk AI.


      Garrett Dillahunt may have faced the toughest scrutiny coming into Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. He’s following the tradition of Arnold Schwarzenegger, liquid metal and tough female terminators. “I was surprised they asked me to be a regular on the show,” he said. “I wouldn't think a terminator's life would be that long.”
      Dillahunt returns to the show’s second season. Expect to see the same sort of physicality as he had the first year. “I guess I haven't thought about it so much. I enjoy so much about playing it, in fact more than I thought I would. I thought it would be very finite, the things I could do. But then you realize how, not that anyone loves him, but machines you love, you know how you can't part with them? You know that thing that's weird, 'No, I can't sell my Nova. All the stuff I've been through with this car.' I kind of feel like that. You find these little individual ticks even in the biggest piece of machinery there is, so I'm enjoying that part of finding the way he has no hesitation or he has social unskill. He says hello a little too hard maybe. He'd be that guy, smiles a little too big.”

      This terminator may have more speaking lines this season too. “It's funny how much, as often as I've seen the terminator movies, you forget things. I remembered that one section just recently where I think Reese was yelling at Linda Hamilton about, 'They have hair, they sweat, bad breath, the whole thing.' We're like, 'Oh yeah, they sweat and can have bad breath. Maybe we don't need to be so worried about my armpits or whatever.' I'd forgotten how in 2, Arnold kind of got all philosophical. He would talk about histories of things and weapons and you're like, 'Oh yeah, we can do that in here.' Long answer to tell you, yes, I will be talking more.”

      This terminator has a plan too. There’s a reason he let agent Ellis (Richard T. Jones) live. “No one has ever said it but I think the fans have pretty much nailed it. He's a manipulative guy, this terminator. He has no hatred for Ellison and he might come in handy when he has to find the Connors, like 'Oh, this one. You're tracking them too. Well, you better live.' It's kind of cool that he's not just a meathead. It's not just all physical. He's that unafraid of his adversary. 'Oh, I'll kill you later. Right now you're gonna lead me to them.'”

      Still, sometimes it’s fun just to see stuntmen fly across the room when you throw them. “It is cool. It's cool to just win a fight. I gotta tell you, I've been beat up so much in my career. It's so nice to actually win, break a neck. I'm anxious to punch something actually. I haven't punched anything as a terminator yet. It's all lifting people by their necks.”


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        Garret Dillahunt as Cromartie"

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        Garrett Garrett and Michele Hurd
        Jesse James Gang Garrett in Jesse James still
        Garrett and Michele Hurd Garrett as Cromartie
        Garrett as Cromartie Cromartie at Comic Con

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