• Dale Midkiff is an actor best known for his roles in "Pet Sematary" (1989) and "Time Trax" (1993-1994).
• He won a Camie Award and a Grace Award for his role in "Love Comes Softly" (2003).
• He has appeared in over 60 films and TV titles, and has received several awards for his efforts.
• His estimated net worth is over $1 million.
• In 2018, he is working on the family film "21 Outs" and the sci-fi thriller "The Nostradamus Mission".

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Short Info

SpouseJoan O'Connor
FactHas a nephew named Alex.

Who is Dale Midkiff?

Dale Alan Midkiff, born on the 1st July 1959 in Chance, Maryland USA, is an actor best known from playing Louis Creed in the horror film “Pet Sematary” (1989) and Captain Darien Lambert in the TV series “Time Trax” (1993-1994). He also starred in the 1992 film “Love Potion No. 9”, along with Sandra Bullock, and won a Camie award and the Grace award when he portrayed Clark Davis in “Love Comes Softly” in 2003.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, and Education

Born to Jean and Thomas Midkiff, he is the second of eight children, with a sister and six brothers. The world of business intrigued him since he was very young, and throughout his early years. The entertainment business was waiting for him, arms spread, and it was just a matter of time before he embraced it, and joined it. Most certainly, the award that he won in High School, was a big enough motivation for him, to continue his passion and desires. It was not long before his acting skills were recognized, as Dale played Jack in the “Jack and Beanstalk” production, at a very young age, at a local children’s theater.  After that, his skills became even more obvious, and while in high school, stage productions and performances in the school theater became a part of his everyday life, and brought him a lot of rewards and recognition. He finished high school in 1977, after which he attended Salisbury University in Maryland, where he was a student of Communication Arts, combined with specializations in English and Philosophy.

Career Beginnings

After he graduated, there was no stopping him on his way into the acting world. Thus he moved to New York to pursue those dreams which he had as a little kid. Of course, it was not easy for him in the beginning, so to make a living before he got any film roles, so took a job as a waiter at a local bar, and waited. Fortunately, the waiting game finally was finally over when he got to play the role of Duke in the action drama film “Streetwalkin’” in 1985. The following year, Dale secured the role of Jock Ewing in the television film “Ewing and Dallas: The Early Years” (1986), which proved to be successful, and gave him the opportunity to play the famous Elvis Presley in the four-hour mini-series “Elvis and Me” (1988). By playing the part Gil Eaton, in the television production of “Plymouth” in 1991, he proved his versatility, and throughout the ‘90s enjoyed success, with such roles as Darien Lambert in the TV action-adventure series “Time Trax”, then as Thomas Jameson in “Toothless” (1997), the famous Disney movie, in which he starred next to Kirstie Alley.

Rise to Prominence

With a number of lead roles already credited to his name, Dale became a star in the acting world, and new and ultimately successful roles were just laid out before him to pick up. He played Buck Wilmington in the TV series “The Magnificent Seven” from 1998 to 2000, then portrayed Vincent Erlich in the crime-action fantasy film “The Crow: Salvation”, starring Kirsten Dunst, and William Atherton. He continued his rise to prominence with the lead role in the romantic drama television film “Love Comes Softly” in 2003, co-starring Katherine Heigl and Corbin Bernsen, before signing a contract with the Hallmark Channel for a love story franchise, which projected into “Love’s Enduring Promise” in 2004, then, “Love’s Long Journey” in 2005,  “Love’s Abiding Joy” the following year, and “Love’s Unending Legacy” as well as “Love’s Unfolding Dream”, both released in 2007, the films starring Dale, January Jones, and Logan Bartholomew, Erin Cottrell, and Victor Browne.

Career Decline

Since the second half of the 2000s, Dale’s career has been in somewhat of a decline, and he has managed to secure only guest roles in such TV series as “CSI: Miami” (2007), “Lincoln Heights” (2008), “Criminal Minds” (2009), and “Lie to Me”. The spiraling didn’t stop in the 2010s, as his only roles have been as Rosemary Carrie in the TV series “Hell’s Kitty”, which has most recently been made into the film of the same name, and released earlier this year, and minor roles in the series “The Client List” (2013), and “Castle” (2014). He is now working on the film “The Nostradamus Mission”, which is scheduled for release in 2019.

Dale Midkiff Awards

Having appeared in over 60 film and TV titles, Dale Midkiff has received several awards for his efforts. He won the Camie award for films “Love Comes Softly”, “Love’s Enduring Promise, and “Love’s Unending Legacy”, ande is also a recipient of four Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards, and a MovieGuide Award.

Net Worth Today

Considering the fact that Dale Midkiff has starred in several famous movies and television series, it comes to mind – what is his net worth?  His versatility shone when he acted in the “Pet Sematary”. Even though the movie suffered a lot of negative reviews, grossing over $57 million at the box office proved it a huge commercial success.  Even though he refused to reveal his true salary, it is estimated that his net worth, especially after the bigger roles in the crime series, such as CSI Miami and Dexter, is well over $1 million.

Is Dale Midkiff Straight or Gay?

There were rumors considering the next question: Is Dale Midkiff gay or straight? Many people seem to enjoy sharing rumors considering the sexuality and sexual orientation of many famous celebrities. It is not known as a fact if Dale Midkiff is gay, straight, or bisexual. There was a voting poll where 13% of the voters thought that Dale Midkiff is gay, while 83% voted that he is straight, and the 4% like to think that he is actually bisexual.

Marriage and Children

Regardless, Dale is married to Joan O’Connor, with whom he previously had a two months relationship. Having met in 1997, they quickly decided to move to the next level, and they married on the 22nd of March that year. Since then, they have welcomed three children; Cole Midkiff, Ava Marie Midkiff, and Eliza Rose Midkiff. There is no obtainable information on any past relationships that Dale had had.  At this moment, he is in possession of houses in Los Angeles and Chance, Maryland.

What is Dale Midkiff Doing In 2018?

What is Dale Midkiff doing right now? Apparently, the year 2018 has been a very busy year for him. He has a number of projects on which he is working, including the family film “21 Outs”, in which he will star next to Guillermo Ivan and Valerie Rose Lohman, and the sci-fi thriller film “The Nostradamus Mission”

Who are similar persons to Dale Midkiff?

You might find this interesting; Dale Midkiff has several lookalikes. They are also called „doppelgangers“, and it is not that rare of a cas, that a celebrity has his/her own doppelganger. In Dale’s case, those are William Upski Wimsatt, Gina Barreca, Uro Akovi, Patrea Smallcombe and Gloria Blackwell. Of course, not all of them really look like him, but people like to think that they do.

General Info

Full NameDale Midkiff
Height1.88 m
EducationSalisbury University


SpouseJoan O'Connor
ChildrenCole Midkiff, Ava Marie Midkiff, Eliza Rose Midkiff
ParentsThomas Midkiff, Jean Midkiff


MoviesPet Sematary, Love Comes Softly, Love's Enduring Promise, Love's Abiding Joy, Love Potion No. 9, Love's Unending Legacy, Air Bud: World Pup, Love's Unfolding Dream, Elvis and Me, A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story, Route 666, Streetwalkin', The Crow: Salvation, Love's Long Journey, Back to You...
TV ShowsThe Magnificent Seven, Time Trax, Dream Street

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1The only actor of the cast to star in all six installments of Janette Oke's books turned movies "Love" series ("Love Comes Softly", "Love's Enduring Promise", "Love's Long Journey", "Love's Abiding Joy", "Love's Unending Legacy", "Love's Unfolding Dream").
2Has a nephew named Alex.
3He is the second of 8 children: six brothers and one sister. His parents are Jean and Thomas Midkiff.
4He has three children: Cole, Eliza Rose and Ava Marie.




Hell's Kitty2016post-productionRosemary Carrie
21 Outspost-productionCoach Chris Forbes
Castle2014TV SeriesSheriff Conklin
The Client List2013TV SeriesJ. D. Whitman, Senior
Hell's Kitty2011TV SeriesRosemary Carrie
Lie to Me2009TV SeriesSamuel Wynn
Criminal Minds2009TV SeriesGil Bonner
Lincoln Heights2008TV SeriesHarrison DeVries
The Clean-Up Crew2008Video shortDan Dahler
2012 Doomsday2008VideoDr. Frank Richards
Love's Unfolding Dream2007TV MovieClark Davis
Dexter2007TV SeriesMr. Wilson
CSI: Miami2007TV SeriesDoug McClain
Boxboarders!2007Bruce Rockwell
Totally Baked2007Doug (Segment "Reunion Party")
Love's Unending Legacy2007TV MovieClark Davis
Flight of the Living Dead2007Dr. Lucas
Love's Abiding Joy2006Clark Davis
Crossing Jordan2006TV SeriesJerry Miller
Love's Long Journey2005TV MovieClark Davis
Deep Rescue2005Ben
Back to You and Me2005TV MovieGus Martin
Without a Trace2005TV SeriesEddie Ferguson
Love's Enduring Promise2004TV MovieClark Davis
Torn Apart2004TV MovieJerry Bender
Debating Robert Lee2004Robert Lee - teacher
Maximum Velocity2003Dr. Timothy Briggs
Love Comes Softly2003TV MovieClark Davis
Nancy Drew2002TV MovieJimbo Mitchell
Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story2002TV MovieGary Wilson
Route 6662001P.T.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2001TV SeriesProf. Robert Woodbury
Falcon Down2001Captain Hank Thomas
The Warden2001TV MovieMurphy
Air Bud 32000VideoPatrick
Twice in a Lifetime2000TV SeriesReese O'Malley / Chip Stein
Mysterious Ways2000TV SeriesJack Kestler
The Magnificent Seven1998-2000TV SeriesBuck Wilmington
Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion2000TV MovieBill Templer
Another Woman's Husband2000TV MovieJohnny Miller / Jake
The Crow: Salvation2000Vincent Erlich
The Outer Limits1999TV SeriesTom Cooper
Conversations in Limbo1998Short
Toothless1997TV MovieThomas Jameson
Any Place But Home1997TV MovieCarl Miller
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave1997TV MovieDet. Steve Carella
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice1996TV MovieDet. Steve Carella
Visitors of the Night1995TV MovieSheriff Marcus Ashley
A Child Is Missing1995TV MoviePeter Barnes
Time Trax1993-1994TV SeriesDarien Lambert
Sweet Justice1994TV SeriesAlex Boudreau
A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story1994TV MovieRed
Love Potion No. 91992Gary Logan
Blackmail1991TV MovieScott Mayfield
Plymouth1991TV MovieGil Eaton
Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance1991TV MovieFarrell Tucker
Sins of the Mother1991TV MovieKevin Coe
The Marla Hanson Story1991TV MovieEric Warner
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story1989TV MovieBuck Thurman
Dream Street1989TV SeriesDenis DeBeau
Pet Sematary1989Louis Creed
Casual Sex?1988Attractive Stranger
Elvis and Me1988TV MovieElvis Presley
Top Kids1987TV MovieClyde Barrow (uncredited)
Nightmare Weekend1986Ken
Dallas: The Early Years1986TV MovieJock Ewing


21 Outsassociate producer post-production


Time Trax1993TV Series performer - 1 episode


Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary2016DocumentaryDale Midkiff
Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Filming the Horror2006Video shortHimself
Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Stephen King Territory2006Video shortHimself
Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': The Characters2006Video shortHimself
The Making of, Debating Robert Lee2006Documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Welcome to the Basement2014TV SeriesLouis Creed
Biography2010TV Series documentaryBuck Thurman in 'A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story'


Won Awards

2008CamieCharacter and Morality in Entertainment AwardsTelevision - Made for TV MovieLove's Unending Legacy (2007)
2008CamieCharacter and Morality in Entertainment AwardsTelevision - Made for TV MovieLove's Unending Legacy (2007)
2005CamieCharacter and Morality in Entertainment AwardsLove's Enduring Promise (2004)
2004Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsMost Inspirational Television ActingLove Comes Softly (2003)
2003CamieCharacter and Morality in Entertainment AwardsLove Comes Softly (2003)

Nominated Awards

2005Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsMost Inspiring Television ActingLove's Enduring Promise (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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