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Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 3, 1955
SpouseBarbara Ayers
FactHas played the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy twice: in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996) and in Thirteen Days (2000).

Steven Culp is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the television series Desperate Housewives, JAG, The West Wing, and NCIS. He has also appeared in the films Thirteen Days, The Good Shepherd, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Culp was born on December 3, 1955 in La Jolla, California. His parents were both educators. He has two sisters. Culp was educated at the Lawrenceville School and Harvard University. He began his acting career in the early 1980s.

Culp’s first major role was in the television series Desperate Housewives. He played the role of Rex Van de Kamp, the husband of Bree Van de Kamp (played by Marcia Cross). The series ran for eight seasons from 2004 to 2012. Culp also had a recurring role in the series JAG from 1995 to 2005.

In 2006, Culp began appearing in the television series The West Wing. He played the role of Bob Russell, a Democratic congressman from Ohio. The series ran for seven seasons from 2006 to 2013. Culp also had a recurring role in the series NCIS from 2013 to 2014.

Culp has appeared in the films Thirteen Days (2000), The Good Shepherd (2006), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

Culp is married to actress Dana Delany. They have two daughters.

Culp has a net worth of $4 million. His salary is not known.

General Info

Full NameSteven Culp
Date Of BirthDecember 3, 1955
Height1.8 m
ProfessionActor, YouTuber
EducationBrandeis University, College of William & Mary, First Colonial High School, University of Exeter


SpouseBarbara Ayers
ChildrenKatie Culp, Joe Culp
ParentsMary Ann Joseph
SiblingsKathryn Harvey


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
MoviesThirteen Days, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Firehouse Dog, The Emperor's Club, James and the Giant Peach, The Sisters, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dead Again, How to Make a Monster, From Within, Gross Anatomy, The Chicago 8, Leaving Barstow, Spartan, A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion, ...
TV ShowsDesperate Housewives, One Life to Live, Impact, Traveler, JAG, Lincoln

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1[on the death of his sister and brother-in-law Bryan and Kathryn Harvey]: They (both) seemed to be able to touch everyone around them in a positive way. Their deaths are a huge blow that we're all still reeling from. The only positive thing I can say is that we've all been inspired to follow their example in our lives. They were truly amazing people.
2[on his character Rex Van de Kamp from Desperate Housewives (2004)]: He's like the guy in the Talking Heads song. He's like "This is not my beautiful house, this is not my beautiful wife, how did I get here?".


1His ancestry includes Dutch, English, German and Scots-Irish.
2Has two children with Barbara Ayers: twins Joseph and Katie Culp.
3Son of Mary Ann (Joseph), from Coshocton, Ohio, and Joseph Franklin Culp, from Dallas, Texas.
4His sister Kathryn Harvey (wife of Bryan Harvey, guitarist and singer for the critically acclaimed duo House of Freaks) was murdered on January 1, 2006, along with her husband and two young daughters.
5Received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (1981).
6Received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (1978).
7Attended and graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia (1974).
8An extremely busy television actor, he managed to maintain recurring roles simultaneously on four series during the 2003-2004 TV season. He played CIA Agent Clayton Webb on JAG (1995); Major Hayes, commander of the M.A.C.O.s on Star Trek: Enterprise (2001); Speaker of the House Jeff Haffley on The West Wing (1999); and Dave Spencer, one of Dr. Corday's love interests on ER (1994). He also managed to squeeze in guest appearances on The Lyon's Den (2003) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) during the season.
9Is not related to Robert Culp although the two closely resemble each other.
10Had a scene as the new first officer on the Enterprise-E in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). However, the scene was cut before the film was released. This can now be seen in the deleted scenes of the film on DVD.
11Has played the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy twice: in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996) and in Thirteen Days (2000).
12Steven Culp and Dylan Baker, stars of Thirteen Days (2000), did their undergraduate study together at the College of William & Mary.




The Last Word2017completedSam Serman
Collusions2016post-productionAgent Robinson
Bosch2015-2017TV SeriesRichard O'Shea
Code Black2016TV SeriesDesmond Leighton
Lopez2016TV SeriesBryce Vandevent
Scream Queens2015TV SeriesClark Ulrich
How to Get Away with Murder2015TV SeriesVictor Lesher
Zoo2015TV SeriesClayton Burke
Arrow2015TV SeriesSenator Joseph Cray
I Can See You2014ShortDerek
The Lottery2014TV SeriesVice President Dan Melrose
Rush2014TV SeriesSenator Roger Keating
Revolution2013-2014TV SeriesEdward Truman
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2014Scudder
Cigar Man2013ShortKen
King & Maxwell2013TV SeriesMichael Wallace
Grey's Anatomy2012TV SeriesDr. Darren Parker
Perception2012TV SeriesJohn F. Kennedy
Longmire2012TV SeriesJohnson Mace
Dark Matters2012ShortMichael Cleary
Drop Dead Diva2012TV SeriesBruce Forman
Desperate Housewives2004-2012TV SeriesRex Van De Kamp
Body of Proof2012TV SeriesEric Greyson
Harry's Law2012TV SeriesMr. Kennedy
Prime Suspect2011TV SeriesRichard Milner
Law & Order: LA2011TV SeriesBen Corrigan
The Chicago Code2011TV SeriesDennis Mahoney
The Chicago 82011Thomas Foran
The Defenders2010TV SeriesSenator Clint Harper
Burn Notice2010TV SeriesChristian Aikins
Refresh2010ShortRoger Dean
Ghost Whisperer2010TV SeriesDave Walker
CSI: Miami2009TV SeriesJerry Mackey
Cold Case2009TV SeriesEvan Price
Impact2009TV Mini-SeriesPresident Edward Taylor
Saving Grace2008-2009TV SeriesDetective Brad Gholston
Privileged2009TV SeriesElliot Davis
Eli Stone2008TV SeriesJim Cooper
The Cleaner2008TV SeriesGary Smith
The Mentalist2008TV SeriesMorgan Tolliver
Leaving Barstow2008Mr. Johns
Criminal Minds2008TV SeriesLester Serling
From Within2008Pastor Joe
Medium2008TV SeriesDarren Swenson
Boston Legal2007TV SeriesA.D.A. Norman Wilson
Stargate: Atlantis2007TV SeriesHenry Wallace
NCIS2007TV SeriesCommander William Skinner
The Closer2007TV SeriesLucas Cordry
Traveler2007TV SeriesSpecial Agent in Charge Fred Chambers
Firehouse Dog2007Zachary Hayden
Numb3rs2007TV SeriesDetective Graham Larson
Deck the Halls2005TV MovieDr. Olsen
The Sisters2005Dr. Harry Glass
The West Wing2003-2005TV SeriesSpeaker of the House Jeff Haffley
JAG1997-2004TV SeriesSpecial Agent Clayton Webb / George Griffen
Star Trek: Enterprise2003-2004TV SeriesMajor Hayes
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2004TV SeriesLieutenant Mendez
ER1999-2004TV SeriesDave Spencer / Dr. Charles Cameron
Spartan2004Gaines (as Stephen Culp)
The Lyon's Den2003TV SeriesBrad Manning
The Practice2002-2003TV SeriesAtty. Emmanuel Kupcheck / Hospital Atty. Alldredge
Mister Sterling2003TV SeriesSenator Ron Garland
242003TV SeriesTed Simmons
Push, Nevada2002TV SeriesWell-Dressed Man #2
The Emperor's Club2002Older Martin Blythe
Crossing Jordan2002TV SeriesDetective Rick Frazier
Philly2001TV SeriesDetective John O'Brien
Boston Public2001TV SeriesMel Breen
How to Make a Monster2001TV MovieDrummond
Thirteen Days2000Robert F. Kennedy
Providence2000TV SeriesDr. Jordan Roberts
Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For2000TV MovieWilliam Batsby
Nurse Betty2000Friend #2
Family Law2000TV SeriesMr. Petry
Ally McBeal2000TV SeriesAttorney Dixon
V.I.P.1999TV SeriesFinancial Officer
Brimstone1999TV SeriesFrankie
Any Day Now1998TV SeriesRandall Clemens
Chicago Hope1998TV SeriesMr. Turner
Profiler1998TV Series
Pensacola: Wings of Gold1998TV SeriesThomas Belafontaine
Mike Hammer, Private Eye1997TV SeriesFather James
Pacific Palisades1997TV SeriesJudge
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1997TV SeriesPeter Doyle
Norma Jean & Marilyn1996TV MovieRobert Kennedy
James and the Giant Peach1996James' Father
Beverly Hills, 902101996TV SeriesMr. Dreesen
Baywatch Nights1996TV SeriesGarth Youngblood
Sisters1995TV SeriesGraham Pressman
Donor Unknown1995TV MovieJoel
Touched by an Angel1995TV SeriesDr. Rence Patterson
The Young and the Restless1995TV SeriesBrian Hamilton
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesCompany Man
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion1993TV MovieJeff Dulaney
Fearless1993Emergency Doctor
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday1993Robert Campbell
Reasonable Doubts1993TV SeriesPeter Maxwell
Dream On1992TV SeriesDan
Quicksand: No Escape1992TV MovieBartender
Dead Again1991Party Guest #1
Family Album, U.S.A1991TV SeriesRichard Stewart
Father Dowling Mysteries1990TV SeriesBill Taylor
L.A. Law1990TV SeriesDr. Lettora
Gross Anatomy1989Jerry Fanning Forrester
Hooperman1989TV Series
Newhart1989TV SeriesBrett
Murphy Brown1989TV SeriesBrad Stockton
Duet1989TV SeriesMartin
A Man Called Hawk1989TV SeriesCarter
ABC Afterschool Specials1989TV Series
The Cosby Show1988TV SeriesFather-to-Be
Lincoln1988TV Mini-SeriesJohnny Hay
Another World1982TV SeriesTom Nelson


Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets2006TV Movie special thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV Movie special thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry2005TV Movie special thanks


The City of Conversation2016Video shortHimself
Desperate Housewives: I Guess This Is Goodbye2012Video documentary shortHimself
Celebrity Liar2010TV SeriesHimself
I Know Things Now: Desperate Housewives Celebrates 1002009Video shortHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2005TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself
The View2005TV SeriesHimself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Bringing History to the Silver Screen2001Video documentary shortHimself
Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis2001Video documentaryRobert F. Kennedy
Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See1992DocumentaryNelson Rockefeller

Archive Footage

Desperate Housewives Special: Secrets and Lies2007TV MovieRex Van De Kamp
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV MovieRex Van De Kamp (uncredited)
Desperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry2005TV MovieRex Van De Kamp (uncredited)


Won Awards

2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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