Dakin Matthews is an American actor with a long work history in film, television, and theatre. He is best known for The Fabulous Baker Boys, Thirteen Days, True Grit, and Lincoln. Other film credits include Thirteen Days, From the Earth to the Moon, Best Friends for Life, Rough Riders, And The Band Played On, The Perfect Tribute, Jailbirds, Blind Faith, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North, and Out on the Edge.
Television credits include Reverend Sikes on ABC's Desperate Housewives, Judge Peter Carroll on ABC's General Hospital, Hanlin Charleston on CW's Gilmore Girls, Bishop Peter Jerome on ABC's Soul Man, and Walt McCrorey on NBC's Down Home.
Broadway credits include Winston Churchill in The Audience and Senator Clyde Carlin in Gore Vidal’s Best Man (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre); Mickey in the musical Rocky (Winter Garden Theatre); and Cardinal Wolsey in A Man for All Seasons (American Airlines Theatre).