Nick Searcy is an actor who has appeared in several TV shows. He can be seen on the television series Justified on the FX TV channel. He plays the role of Chief Deputy United States Marshal Art Mullen.
Charitable Works of Nick Searcy
Searcy supports melanoma research and treatment. He has also thrown his support for children whose parents are imprisoned. He is also associated with the A World Fit for Kids Foundation. This nonprofit organization was established by Kevin Sorbo. The group aims to train youths so they can teach younger kids.
Political Views of Nick Searcy
Searcy threw his support for Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain in the middle of 2011. Searcy created a video for Cain where he (Searcy) is in a western film. In the video he tells everyone of Cain’s qualifications. The actor also explains why he chose Cain, pointing out his strengths such as being a former CEO. In addition, Searcy also details the many accomplishment of the then Republican presidential candidate. The actor points out how real Cain is compared to the other candidates.
Searcy was born on born March 7, 1959. His place of birth is Cullowhee, North Carolina. He completed his high school studies at Cullowhee High School. After high school, he went to North Carolina School of the Arts.
Searcy would graduate from North Carolina University at Chapel Hill. His major was in English. Early in life, he showed an interest in acting. He participated in theater productions locally. He was a regular at Western Carolina University plays.
From the early 1980s up to 1989, he lived in New York. During this time Searcy was on many off-Broadway plays. Among them were Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret and Guys and Dolls.
Searcy currently lives in Southern California. He is married to actress Leslie Riley. They have a couple of kids, Omar and Chloe.
Since the 1990s, Searcy has become a fixture in many TV shows. He is best known for his versatility. He often plays a supporting role but brings intensity and realism in his portrayals. This can be seen in many of his films including “The Fugitive” (1993).
A character actor, he is recognized for his ability to become immersed in roles. He has played everything from comedic characters, abusive husbands, as one of the boys, military men to sheriffs. He is best known for drama but his comedic skills were displayed in shows like 2004’s Rodney.
He is earning critical acclaim for his role in Justified. Many of his recent roles have him playing a law enforcer. Sometimes he is cast as a blue collar worker. But he is also adept at playing the role of a wealthy businessman as well as other characters.
He eventually returned to North Carolina. It was at that point that he took an interest in films and TV. He began by appearing in movies that were being shot in the area. Small roles in The Prince of Tides and 1990’s Days of Thunder got him noticed. He then landed the role of Frank in the film Fried Green Tomatoes. This took place in 1991.
In 1996, he acted, directed and produced Paradise Falls (1997). It was his first independent film. It earned critical acclaim. The film earned Searcy the Hollywood Discovery Award at the Hollywood Film Festival for Best Feature Film (Under $1 Million).
Searcy is also known for his role in the movie “A Mother’s Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story”. This movie was produced by ABC in 1992. In it, Searcy played a man involved in a custody battle with his wife.
Following this project, he would go on to appear in other movies. Among them are The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2005) starring Sean Penn, Runaway Jury (2003) starring John Cusack and One Hour Photo (2002) with Robin Williams. He was also in the Tom hanks movie Cast Away in 2000.
Aside from films, Searcy has done extensive work on television. In the series Thunder Alley, he played the role of Brett. He also appeared in American Gothic. Other TV credits include guest appearances in Nash Bridges and Murder One, the former with Don Johnson. Searcy was also a mainstay in Seven Days, a UPN series from 1998 to 2001.
In the TV series Rodney on ABC, he portrayed Barry Martin. This lasted from 2004 to 2006. He has also appeared in several TV movies. Among the most notable are Le Jeu de l’oie (1980), Stolen Innocence (1995) and In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994).
The charitable works of Nick Searcy keep him busy, but he always finds time to do more television and film projects. Aside from Justified, he played Deke Slayton in From the Earth to the Moon. This was a miniseries produced by Tom Hanks.