Dermot Mulroney has been seen in over 65 films over the 25 years he has spent in front of the cameras. In 2011 he was seen in Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” for Warner Brothers. The film tells the story of J Edgar Hoover and his life in law enforcement. Mulroney plays Colonel Schwarzkopf to Leonardo Di Caprio’s J. Edgar. In December of 2011 he was also seen in the TNT movie “Silent Witness.” The film shows a prominent defense attorney Tony Lord who returns to his hometown to defend an old friend, a teacher accused of murdering one of his students. He starred in the action film “The Grey” opposite Liam Neeson for director Joe Carnahan. The film tells the story of an oil drilling team who struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild while being hunted by a pack of rogue wolves. More recently, he starred opposite Drew Berrymore, Kirsten Bell and John Krasinski in the Universal Pictures family feature “Big Miracle” directed by Ken Kwapis.
He has recently completed a number of other films including the Searchlight feature “Stoker” opposite Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode. He has also completed the independent films “Beyond” opposite Jon Voight about a detective team that uses a psychic to track down a missing child and in “Struck by Lightning” Mulroney starred opposite Christina Hendricks and Allison Janney, in the film about a young man who recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine after he is struck by lightning. Other recent projects in which Mulroney has appeared: “Jobs” with Ashton Kutcher (Sundance 2012 closing film); “The Rambler” (Sundance 2012), “Enlightened,” Season 2 with Laura Dern and Mike White, “New Girl” with Zooey Deschanel and “Saturday Night Live” with Jamie Foxx.
Some of Mulroney’s film credits include the following: “Inhale” with Diane Kruger, “Flash of Genius” with Greg Kinnear, “Zodiac,” directed by David Fincher, “Gracie,” directed by Davis Guggenheim and starring Elisabeth Shue, the Coen Brothers’ “Burn After Reading,” “The Family Stone” with Diane Keaton, “Georgia Rule” with Jane Fonda, “Must Love Dogs” with Diane Lane and John Cusack, “The Wedding Date” with Debra Messing, David Gordon Green’s “Undertow” with Jamie Bell and Josh Lucas, Alexander Payne’s “About Schmidt” with Jack Nicholson, “The Safety of Objects” with Glenn Close and Patricia Clarkson, “My Best Friends Wedding,” opposite Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz, “Where the Money Is” starring opposite Paul Newman and Linda Fiorentino, Robert Altman’s “Kansas City” with Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Copycat” opposite Holly Hunter and Sigourney Weaver, Tom DiCillo’s “Living in Obliviion,” “Young Guns” with Kiefer Sutherland, “Point of No Return” with Bridget Fonda, “Bad Girls” opposite Andie MacDowell, Madeline Stowe and Drew Barrymore, the Blake Edwards comedy “Sunset” and “Career Opportunities” opposite Jennifer Connelly.
Mulroney is a classically trained cellist who has been playing since he was 7 years old. He has worked on numerous projects with Academy Award® winning composers such as James Newton Howard and Michael Giacchino.
Mulroney resides in Los Angeles with his family.