John Billingsley stars in "Intelligence" on CBS as Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy. He also recently played the recurring role of Mike Spencer in HBO's vampire drama series "True Blood."

John Billingsley began to act in school plays at the tender age of 9. In "A Christmas Carol," he played a particularly ferocious (if gap-toothed and lisping) Ebenezer Scrooge. The attention went to his head and he swore off the career he had planned in international finance.

Billingsley graduated from Bennington College, in Bennington, Vermont, where he studied theater with Nicholas Martin and literature with Bernard Malamud.

He moved to Seattle, Washington, upon graduation, where, over a fifteen-year period, he appeared on regional stages. He toured Europe and portions of the U.S. with Theatre X, a Milwaukee-based experimental theater company, whose production of "A History of Sexuality" featured him in such disparate roles as Sigmund Freud and the Marquis De Sade's valet.

Stage credits include "Candide," David Mamet's "Bobby Gould in Hell," "The Seagull," Pinter's "The Birthday Party," "Great Expectations," "Twelfth Night," "The Tempest," "The Nerd," "The Country Wife," "Richard III," "Nothing Sacred," directed by Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes, Sam Shepherd's "The Unseen Hand" and "The Tooth of Crime," Saroyan's "The Time of Your Life," Harry Kondoleon's "The Tooth Fairy," "Much Ado About Nothing," Theresa Rebeck's "Mauritius," "Bitter Bierce," a one-man show he produced in 2002 about the life and times of that infamous churl, Ambrose Bierce, and "Ugly's First World" at the Actor's Gang Theatre, opposite his wife, Bonnie Friedericy.

In 1989 John founded a Seattle based theater company called Book-It, which was devoted to adapting fiction for the stage. Between 1990 and 1994, John either directed or acted in over 50 adaptations of stories by a diverse range of authors: Woody Allen, John Updike, John Cheever, Anton Chekhov, Jeannette Winterston, Tobias Wolfe, James Joyce, Raymond Carver, Eudora Welty, etc.

John also helped to found an acting studio in Seattle called Freehold, where he taught for seven years. He helped establish and run the company's theatrical production arm.

John moved to Los Angeles to pursue work in film and TV and caught a break in 1997 when he was cast in ABC's "NYPD Blue" as a pathetic and addled child molester. Other guest star roles followed, including "The Pretender," "The Practice," "Martial Law," "LA Doctors," "Profiler," "Family Law," "The X Files," "Judging Amy," "Nash Bridges" and "Time of Your Life," among others. Films from this period include "Eden," "Born to Be Wild," "I Love You to Death," "Eat Your Heart Out," "Whilte Oleander," The Glass House" and "Breathing Hard."

In 1999 Stephen Spielberg cast him as Prof. Miles Ballard in NBC's "The Others." This short-lived thriller about ghost-hunters managed to be both behind the curve and ahead of it's time. After it's demise, more guest work followed on "Gilmore Girls," Arli$$, "Angel," "Touched by an Angel," "Diagnosis: Murder," "The Huntress," "Malcolm and Eddie," "Stargate" and "Martial Law," in addition to a few more films: "Room 6," "High Crimes" and Crocodile Dundee 3."

In 2000, John was cast in "Star Trek: Enterprise," as Dr. Phlox, an eccentric alien with a whimsical sense of humor. John wore the requisite rubber head for four seasons. During a series hiatus, John appeared opposite Denzel Washington in Carl Franklin's film "Out of Time," playing a larcenous but warm-hearted small town coroner. Once the show concluded, John returned to guesting on on TV: "NCIS," "West Wing," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Cold Case," "Nip/Tuck," "The Closer," "Gideon's Crossing," "Six Feet Under," "Ghost Whisperer," and, in a recurring role, the evil Vice-President's hapless brother on "Prison Break."

In 2006, John was cast as a series regular for the third time on ABC's "The Nine." He played Egan Foote, a depressed underachiever thrust into the spotlight when his heroic actions help foil a bank robbery.

More guest work followed on "Criminal Minds," "Without a Trace," "Journeyman," "Scrubs," "Eli Stone," "24," "Grey's Anatomy," "Scrubs," "Leverage," "Outlaw," "The Mentatlist," "90210," "Suits," Harry's Law," "Revenge," "Drop Dead Diva," "Southland" and "Nikita," along with more movies, including "2012," "The Least of These," "26 Miles," "The Last Word," "The Ripple Effect" and "Losing Control," and a little bit of stage work.


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Age: 57 years old
Birthday: May 20, 1960
Height: 5' 10"
Birthplace: Media, PA
Hometown: Weston, CT
Wife: Bonita Friedericy

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