Timothy Omundson stars as Detective Lassiter in the new USA Network original series PSYCH.
The youngest of four children, Omundson was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, to his father, a former railroad man and mother, a teacher. The family settled in Seattle, where he began studying theater at the age of twelve at The Seattle Children's Theater. With acting as his main focus, Omundson interned at theaters throughout high school and spent the summer of his junior year in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He also held the honor of Washington State Debate Champion in Dramatic Interpretation for two years.
Shortly after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of Southern California, Omundson received the Jack Nicholson and the James A. Doolittle Awards for outstanding achievements in acting. His professional career began when Larry David, creator of "Seinfeld," presented him with a SAG Card on an episode of the hit show.
Most recently seen opposite Emmy Award winning actress Tyne Daly on the long-running CBS series "Judging Amy," Omundson's numerous television credits also include appearances on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI:Miami," "24" and "The OC." He has also had lead and recurring roles on "Medicine Ball", "Luck of the Irish," "SeaQuest DSV," "Jack & Jill," "Fired Up," the international cult hit "Xena" and the critically acclaimed "Nip/Tuck" and "Deadwood."
Omundson's film credits include "Down with Love", "Swordfish", "House on Haunted Hill" and "Starship Troopers."
Theater roles include turns as Lago in "Othello", Faustus in "Dr. Faustus", Valmont in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" and 'Newman Noggs' in "Nicholas Nickleby."
Omundson lives with his wife Allison and their family in Los Angeles.
I knew I saw him somewhere before!!
I used to watch Judging Amy and I remember him from that!
The one main thing I remember from that show was the scene that I think the wedding was just stoped right in the middle and he had to do something to keep people settled down. So he goes up and starts singing "and now the end has come and we face the final curtain!" lol! It was so funny ;)
I haven't seen in from anywhere! I want to though! (Preferably that Judging Amy scene you just described.)
I had no idea that he used to play Eli on Xena until a couple of weeks ago when I heard it. I used to watch Xena, and I liked Eli, so I think it's kind of funny. I didn't recognize him at all when I saw him on Psych!
I think I'm gonna have to pull out my mom's Seinfeld DVDs as well, to see what he played in that one episode.
I don't remember him from Xena either....but I didn't watch it all so I might not have seen him on it.