After three seasons starring as Lieutenant Jim Koto on “Murder In The First,” from creator Steven Bochco, Ian Anthony Dale now finds himself pulling double duty starring as Adam Noshimuri on HAWAII FIVE-0 and as Deputy Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards on the summer thriller SALVATION, both on the Network.
Dale’s breakout role was in the television series “The Event,” and his additional credits include a series regular role on “Surface,” and recurring roles on “Day Break,” “24,” and CRIMINAL MINDS, on the Network. Also, he has appeared on “American Horror Story,” and “The Mentalist” and all three series in the “CSI” franchise, on the Network.
His feature film credits include “The Hangover,” “Tekken,” “The Bucket List” and “Mr. 3000.” Currently, Dale can be seen in the feature “XOXO,” and in the Robin Swicord-directed “Wakefield” opposite Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. Also, Dale is a part of one of the most popular web series of all time, “Mortal Kombat: Legacy,” where he plays the iconic Scorpion.
The son of an Olympic hockey player, Dale once dreamed of a career in professional sports. After a debilitating injury in high school, Dale refocused his energy from the baseball field to the stage. He graduated high school with best actor honors and continued to perfect his craft at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his BA in film. Upon graduation, Dale headed to Los Angeles where he worked for two years as a set builder, and soon after he began pursuing acting roles.
When not acting, Dale remains focused on developing his second career producing and directing. In his spare time, Dale can be found designing and building custom furniture. Currently, he resides with his wife and son in Los Angeles. His birthday is July 3. Follow him on Twitter @IanAnthonyDale and Instagram @IanAnthonyDale.