Nick Searcy

Nick Searcy

Searcy at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, 2013
Born (1959-03-07) March 7, 1959[1]
Cullowhee, North Carolina,
United States[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990[2]–present
Spouse(s) Leslie Riley (1986-present)
Children 2

Nick Searcy (born March 7, 1959) is an American actor best known for portraying Chief Deputy United States Marshal Art Mullen on FX's Justified. He also had a major role in the Tom Hanks-produced miniseries From the Earth to the Moon as Deke Slayton. He will be directing an upcoming film about convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell.

Life and career

Searcy was born in Cullowhee, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Cullowhee High School. He then briefly attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in English.

From 1982 to 1989, Searcy lived in New York where he did Off-Broadway plays. Some of these included Guys and Dolls, Cabaret and Jesus Christ Superstar. When he moved back to North Carolina, he began to act in features that were shooting locally. Small parts in Days of Thunder (1990) and The Prince of Tides led to the role of the malicious Frank in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).

Searcy has appeared in several television series. He had a recurring role as Brett on Thunder Alley, was a series regular on American Gothic and guest starred on Murder One and Nash Bridges with Don Johnson. He was a regular character on the UPN series Seven Days from 1998 to 2001, and played Barry Martin on the ABC series Rodney, which starred Rodney Carrington, from 2004 to 2006. He has also starred in several TV movies, including In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994), Stolen Innocence (1995) and Le Jeu de l'oie (1980).[3] In 2014 he appeared in the CBS drama Intelligence.[4]

In the summer of 1996, Searcy produced, directed and acted in his independent feature, Paradise Falls (1997), written by Sean Bridgers, and they won a Hollywood Discovery Award at the Hollywood Film Festival for Best Feature Film (Under $1 Million) and Best Dramatic Feature at the Charleston, S.C., 1997 WorldFest.[5] Since then, he has appeared in films such as Cast Away (2000), One Hour Photo (2002), Runaway Jury (2003), and The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2005).

In 2011, Searcy appeared in the Herman Cain campaign ad "Yellow Flowers" on YouTube.[6]

He is slated to direct the upcoming film Gosnell, a true crime drama based on the serial infant killer Kermit Gosnell. [7]

Searcy resides in Southern California with his wife, actress Leslie Riley, and their two children, Chloe and Omar.[8]


Title Year Role
Greater 2016 The Farmer
11.22.63 2016 Deke Simmons
Intelligence 2014 General Greg Carter
Petals on the Wind 2014 Dr. Reeves
Archer 2013
Gone 2012 Mr. Miller
Moneyball 2011 Matt Keough
Justified 2010–2015 Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen
The Last Song 2010 Tom Blakelee
Blood Done Sign My Name 2010
The Ugly Truth 2009 Stuart
Cold Storage 2009 Clive
Eagle Eye 2008 David Johnson (uncredited)
XII 2008 Deputy Kent
The Comebacks 2007 Mr. Truman
Timber Falls 2007 Clyde
Welcome to Paradise 2007 Reverend Ellington
An American Crime 2007
The Dead Girl 2006
Flicka 2006
Neighborhood Watch 2005
The Lost Cause 2004
The Assassination of Richard Nixon 2004
The Last Summer 2004
Runaway Jury 2003
Head of State 2003 Brian Lewis
One Hour Photo 2002 Repairman
Double Teamed 2002 Larry Burge
Cast Away 2000 Stan
The Angel Doll 2000
Tigerland 2000
From the Earth to the Moon 1998 Deke Slayton
About Sarah 1998
Seven Days 1998–2001 Nathan Ramsey
Paradise Falls 1997
A Step Toward Tomorrow 1996
American Gothic 1995–1996
Desert Winds 1995
Nell 1994
The War 1994
The Fugitive 1993 Sheriff Rollins
House of Cards 1993
Losers in Love 1993
The Real McCoy 1993
Sunny's Deliverance 1993
Love Field 1992
Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 Frank Bennett
The Prince of Tides 1991
Days of Thunder 1990


  1. 1 2 "Nick Searcy Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Yahoo! Inc. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  2. "Nick Searcy Filmography". Fandango. Retrieved 2007-11-16.
  3. "Nick Searcy Biography ((?)-)". Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  4. "Tonight On Intelligence: "Patient Zero"". KSite TV. February 10, 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  5. "Free Showing of 'Paradise Falls'". The Mountain Times. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  6. "He Carried Yellow Flowers". YouTube. 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  7. Bond, Paul. "'Justified' Actor Nick Searcy to Direct 'Gosnell' Abortion Movie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  8. "Nick Searcy biography and filmography". Retrieved 2012-08-02.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/30/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.