Lt. Compton is a volunteer in the US Army, occupying the Philippines.
It is rare to find an actor who is both a leading man and character actor who can morph effortlessly from role to role. Garret Dillahunt possesses a resume that displays an enviable diversity.
Born in California and raised in Washington State, he studied Journalism at the University of Washington and went on to earn his MFA at New York University’s renowned graduate acting program.
In the months before AMIGO began filming, Garret was in Ontario starring in Ryan Redford’s directing debut, Oliver Sherman, playing the title role opposite Molly Parker and Donal Logue. He was also seen in Winter’s Bone, a film which was the winner of multiple awards in 2010 and received numerous Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture), as well as the thriller, Burning Bright opposite Brianna Evigan. In November 2009 he co-starred in the Cormac McCarthy novel turned film The Road, with Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron. Garret portrays the leader of the gang that terrorizes the son and father on their post apocalyptic journey.
He recently added another leading role to his resume when he starred as the infamous Krug in Wes Craven’s feature Last House on the Left, and had the distinction of being in the Coen Brothers Oscar-winning drama No Country for Old Men (Paramount Classics) opposite Tommy Lee Jones. Dillahunt portrayed the inexperienced Deputy Wendell, and provided some much-needed comic relief in the film. That same year, he impressed in Warner Brothers’ The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, prompting star Brad Pitt to dub him the “First of the Plan B players.” Dillahunt portrayed Ed Miller, a James gang member–a simple, brutal but loyal man who suffers the wrath of his boss’ paranoia.
Dillahunt is probably best known for his work on the critically acclaimed HBO series “Deadwood” where he portrayed two entirely different characters–the assassin Jack McCall and the complex and deadly Francis Wolcott. Recognizing Dillahunt’s talent in his first incarnation, executive producer/writer David Milch created a second character for him.
Currently he stars as Burt Chance in FOX’s hit comedy Raising Hope. The mercurial actor also co-starred in another HBO series from David Milch, John From Cincinnati, played dual roles as the terminator Cromartie in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, portrayed a very accessible Jesus Christ in the controversial NBC series Book of Daniel and has had recurring roles on ER, USA Network’s The 4400, F/X’s Damages, and NBC’s Life, among others. Previously, he garnered attention from the controversial Sundance Grand Jury prize-winning The Believer, and the Oscar-nominated short, “By Courier.” Dillahunt has also guest starred in many TV series, most recently Lie To Me, Law & Order SVU, Criminal Minds, Burn Notice and White Collar.
He has an outstanding theatrical resume as well, having performed extensively on and off Broadway, and at such respected theater companies as Steppenwolf, ACT San Francisco, Seattle Rep, Huntington Stage, Williamstown, and the Berkshire Theater Festival.
He resides in both Los Angeles and New York.