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Overview (3)

Born in Oakland, California, USA
Birth NameMelvin Richard Matthews
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

From February 2014 Dakin is taking on the iconic role of Mickey, the grizzled no-mercy trainer in ROCKY, THE MUSICAL at Broadway's Winter Gardens Theatre. This role was originally played by veteran screen actor Burgess Meredith in the original 1976 movie and he received an Academy award nomination for his achievement.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mark Deitch

Spouse (1)

Anne Marie McNaughton (22 June 1969 - present) ( 4 children)

Trivia (16)

A former teacher, he has a degree in theology and studied at the Vatican.
Taught drama at Juilliard and is an Emeritus Professor of English from California State University. Among his former students are Kevin Kline, Annette Bening and Patti LuPone.
Founding member of John Houseman's Acting Company.
A playwright, director and theatre scholar, he has published books and articles on William Shakespeare and 17th century Spanish theater. *
From 1960-1963 was a student of Catholic Theology receiving a degree in that subject and studying at the Vatican and at Rome's Gregorian University with the intentions of one day being a priest.
Won a Drama Desk special adaptation award created especially for him for his condensation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV" at Lincoln Center in 2004.
Was artistic director of the Antaeus Company, which he helped found in 1991 for classically-trained actors. He resigned in 2003. Later formed the Andak Stage Company.
Divided his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco until 1990, then settled in L.A.
Wife is actress/director Anne Marie McNaughton, who directed Dakin's play "The Prince of L.A." at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre in September, 2005.
Has four children.
Cardinal Wolsey in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "A Man for All Seasons," currently playing at American Airlines Theatre in New York. [October 2008]
As of 2016, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: True Grit (2010), Lincoln (2012) and Bridge of Spies (2015).
He was awarded the 1991 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Lead Performance for "Henceforward..." at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 2006 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Featured Actor in a Play for "Water & Power" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 2006 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance for "Water & Power" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 2013 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Featured Actor in a Play for "The Nether" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Personal Quotes (1)

It's difficult for younger actors in L.A. since TV has gone in a different direction with reality shows. You can become a TV personality without any skills or technique, just based on your looks and a willingness to be publicly humiliated.

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