Graham Beckel has made a rich career playing rough and tough character roles since he turned to acting in the 1970’s. In that vein, Beckel most recently portrayed Ellis Wyatt in Paul Johansson’s feature “Atlas Shrugged: Part I,” opposite Taylor Schilling, which received its release in April 2011.
Several feature highlights include “Peacock,” directed by Michael Lander and opposite Susan Sarandon, Cillian Murphy and Ellen Page; “The Astronaut Farmer” directed by Michael Polish; the Michael Bay helmed “Pearl Harbor;” and perhaps most notably his roles as L.D. Newsome in director Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain” and as Detective Sgt. Dick Stensland opposite Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey and Guy Pearce in Curtis Hanson’s award winning “L.A. Confidential.” Other film appearances include “Vegas Baby;” “Hardball;” “Point of Origin;” “True Crime;” “Bulworth;” “Leaving Las Vegas;” and “The Paper Chase.”
Beckel’s recent television credits include guest starring turns on “Longmire;”“Scandal,” “CSI: New York;” “Castle;” “The Cleaner;” “CSI: Miami;” “Heroes;” “Raines;” “Grey’s Anatomy;” and “Wanted.” Beckel has also starred in over fifteen television movies, which include “In From the Night;” “Helter Skelter;” “The Pennsylvania Miner’s Story;” “The Other Mother;” “My Brother’s Keeper;” “Murder of Innocence” and “Amerika.”
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