John Doman (born January 9, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actor best known for playing Deputy Police Commissioner/ Major William Rawls on HBO series The Wire from 2002 to 2008 and Colonel Edward Galson on Oz in 2001.
Doman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an alumnus of Northeast Catholic High School. He is a 1962 graduate of North, an All-Catholic League football player and a member of the school's Hall of Fame. He is a 1966 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in English Literature and played varsity football.
Prior to embarking on a successful acting career, he spent 20 years in the advertising business. He is a former Marine Corps officer and a Vietnam veteran.
- 2001 Oz as Edward Galson
- 2002-2008 The Wire'' as William A. Rawls
- 2009 Damages as Walter Kendrick
- 2010 Burn Notice as Bill Cowley
- 2010-2014 Rizzoli & Isles as Patrick 'Paddy' Doyle
- 2011 Borgia as Rodrigo Borgia / Pope Alexander VI
- 2013-2014 Person of Interest as Senator Garrison
- 2014 Gotham as Carmine Falcone
- 2014 The Affair as Bruce Butler
Video Game Roles
- Those Two Actors: Two of his most prominent roles (The Wire and The Affair) involve playing a supporting character who is a long-term, heavy-duty dick to Dominic West's protagonist.
- You Look Familiar: He may very well hold the record for portraying the most characters (at least ten to be precise) in the Law & Order franchise.