Knepper at the premiere for Earth in April 2009
|Born||Robert Lyle Knepper |
July 8, 1959
Fremont, Ohio, U.S.
Robert Lyle Knepper (born July 8, 1959) is an American actor. He is best known for starring as Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell in the Fox network's drama series Prison Break, as Samuel Sullivan in the NBC series Heroes and as Roger Reeves and his series-counterpart Billy Grimm in the CW's network mystery series Cult. He has also appeared in the films Hitman (2007) and Transporter 3 (2008), and joined the cast of Heroes for its fourth and final season as Samuel Sullivan. He joined the cast of Stargate Universe for its second season, which aired in the US in the 2010 fall season. Knepper reprised his role as Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell in the first season of Breakout Kings.
Life and career
Knepper was born in Fremont, Ohio, the son of Pat Deck and Donald Knepper. He was interested in acting from an early age, due to his mother's involvement at a community theater. He was raised in Maumee, Ohio, near Toledo, by his mother and father, who were veterinarians. Knepper spent many years of his youth working in community theater and high school productions. After graduating from Maumee High School in 1977, he attended Northwestern University to study drama. During this time, Knepper also obtained professional roles in plays in Chicago. Nearing the completion of his degree, Knepper quit Northwestern and went to New York City, where he continued to work in theater. Although Knepper never intended to work in film and television projects, he began his television and film career in 1986 with The Paper Chase and That's Life!.
In 2010, he guest-starred in Criminal Minds in the Season 6 episode, "Reflection of Desire" as Rhett Walden, a serial killer.
On August 26, 2011, Knepper, along with three others, was honored by the Maumee Alumni Association during an awards dinner and at the opening Maumee High School varsity football game.
|1986||That's Life!||Steve Larwin|
|1987||Tour of Duty||Racist Soldier||TV episode: "Burn, Baby, Burn"|
|Star Trek: The Next Generation||Wyatt Miller||TV episode: "Haven"|
|Wild Thing||Wild Thing|
|The Twilight Zone||Alonzo||TV episode: "Joy Ride"|
|1990||E.A.R.T.H. Force||Dr. Peter Roland|
|Young Guns II||Deputy Carlyle|
|1991||Session Man||Torrey Cole|
|1992||Gas Food Lodging||Dank|
|Red Shoe Diaries||Nick Willard||TV episode: "You Have the Right to Remain Silent"|
|1993||Doorways||Thane||Unaired TV pilot|
|When the Bough Breaks||Lt. Jimmy Creedmore|
|1996||Dead of Night||Christian|
|Law & Order||Daniel "Igor" Smith|
|Everyone Says I Love You||Greg|
|1998||You Are Here|
|Phantoms||Agent Wilson||Plays Federal Agent|
|ER||Keith Reynolds||TV episode: "My Brother's Keeper"|
|Star Trek: Voyager||Gaul||TV episode: "Dragon's Teeth"|
|1999||Absence of the Good||Glenn Dwyer|
|Kidnapped in Paradise||Renard||Plays the leader of modern day pirates|
|2000||Harsh Realm||Mad priest||TV episode: "Camera Obscura"|
|Seven Days||Major Gene Hastings||TV episode: "Space Station Down"|
|La Femme Nikita||Henry Collins||TV episode: "Toys in the Basement"|
|2001||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Dr. Peter Kelmer||TV episode: "The Good Doctor"|
|Thieves||Special Agent Shue||TV series|
|Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot||Robert F. Kennedy|
|The West Wing||Morgan Ross||TV episode: "Ellie"|
|2002–2003||Presidio Med||Sean||TV series (recurring role)|
|2004||Species III||Dr. Abbot|
|CSI: Miami||Freddy Coleman||TV episode: "Addiction"|
|2003–2005||Carnivàle||Tommy Dolan||TV series (recurring role)|
|2005||Good Night, and Good Luck||Don Surine|
|Point Pleasant||Demon Dance Host||TV episode: "Last Dance"|
|2005–2009||Prison Break||Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell||TV series|
|The Day the Earth Stood Still||Colonel|
|2009–2010||Heroes||Samuel Sullivan||TV series|
|2010||Burning Daylight||Elam 'Burning Daylight' Harnish||Segment "Part III: Burning Daylight"|
|Stargate Universe||Simeon||TV series|
|Chase||Jack Druggan||TV episode: "The Comeback Kid"|
|Criminal Minds||Rhett Walden||TV episode: "Reflection of Desire"|
|Shameless US||Rod||TV series: 2 episodes|
|2011||Breakout Kings||Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell||TV episode: "The Bag Man"|
|Earth's Final Hours||John Streich||TV movie|
|My Way (Cloclo)||Frank Sinatra||Movie|
|2013||Cult||Roger Reeves/Billy Grimm||13 Episodes|
|Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters||Kronos|||
|The Blacklist||The Courier||TV episode: "The Courier"|
|2013-present||Mob City||Sid Rothman||TV Series|
|2014||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1||Antonius|
|Arrow||William Tockman / Clock King||TV Series|
|2015||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2||Antonius|
- "Maumee native helps bring ordeal of trapped Pennsylvania miners to TV." Toledo Blade. November 22, 2002. Retrieved June 14, 2006.
- "Maumee High School honors 4 graduates." Toledo Blade.
- Earth's Final Hours at IMDb
- "Robert Knepper Cast In The CW's Cult Pilot". Retrieved 5 May 2012.
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