Alan Dale

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'''Alan Dale''' played the role of Charles Widmore.

==Background==
* Born May 6, 1947 in Dunedin, New Zealand.
* Has three grown sons.
* Is known for playing "villain" acting roles.
* First found international fame playing ''Jim Robinson'' on the Australia soap opera wikipediaNeighbours.
* Played Vice President ''Jim Prescott'' in Seasons 2 and 3 of wikipedia24 (TV series), as well as making an appearance in wikipedia 24 The Game, (along with Daniel Dae Kim and John Terry).
* Played ''Caleb Nichol'', a corporate tycoon, in the Fox show wikipediaThe O.C..C.'' for two seasons,.
* Played Secretary of Commerce ''Mitch Bryce'' on wikipedia The West Wing.
* Recently played ''Bradford Meade'' on wikipediaUgly Betty.  
* His series regular roles on ''Neighbors'', ''The O.C.'', and ''Ugly Betty'' all ended with his character dying of a heart attack.
* Has appeared on many sci-fi themed TV shows and films including wikipediaThe X-Files, wikipediaSpace Above and Beyond, wikipediaTorchwood and wikipediaStar Trek Nemesis.
* Played the director ''Thomas Morrow'' on the TV series wikipediaNCIS (TV series).
* Played a judge on the 2009 season of wikipediaLaw & Order Special Victims Unit& Order Special Victims Unit.
* Played an Australian ambassador on the TV series wikipediaFlight of the Conchords (TV series).
* He is currently starring as Prince Charming's father in wikipediaOnce Upon a Time (TV series).

==Trivia==
* Alan Dale could be seen playing ''King Arthur'' in the ''West End production'' of wikipediaMonty Python's wikipediaSpamalot at wikipediaPalace Theatre, London, London until June 23, 2008.
* Alan has played three characters that have died of heart attacks, in ''Ugly Betty'', ''Neighbours'' and ''The OC''.
* Alan Dale stopped watching ''Lost'' during its third season, stating "I got sick of following it. It went through a lull in scripts in the third season." He pinpointed {{ep}} as when he gave up, saying that "Then, out of the bushes, came a The Man in Black, which grabbed a Eko and threw him to the ground, and I thought 'I definitely can't watch this anymore'." http//www.hollywood.com/news/Lost_Star_Alan_Dale_Got_Sick_of_Show_by_Third_Season/5307282 Hollywood.com Interview
* According to Jorge Garcia on Geronimo Jack's Beard, Alan Dale eventually got back to watching the show by the time of Season Six, though he still couldn't make any sense out of it.
* According to wikipedia Entertainment Weekly|'' Entertainment Weekly'', Alan Dale's contract for season five included an option to be a series regular for the final season. However, the producers did not pick it up and he remained a recurring guest star. http//spoilerslost.blogspot.com/2008/07/latest-from-ausiello.html==External links==
* An interview with Dale about ''Lost'' is available at http//tv.ign.com/articles/727/727513p1.html IGN.

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