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Tim DeKay
Name Timothy Robert DeKay
Birthplace Ithaca, NY
Birth Date (1963-06-12) June 12, 1963 (age 58)
Twitter @TimDeKay
Plays Peter Burke
Season(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Number of Episodes 78 episodes

Tim DeKay plays Peter Burke, an FBI agent, in White Collar.


Tim DeKay stars as Peter Burke in USA Network's original series White Collar.

DeKay has vast experience on stage, television and in feature films. He starred on HBO as a series regular in both the award winning series Carnivále and Tell Me You Love Me for multiple seasons.

DeKay's recent feature work includes Get Smart, The Chumscrubber, HBO's Walkout, Peaceful Warrior and Control, in which he starred opposite Ray Liotta and Willem Dafoe. He was also seen in the independent feature Welcome to the Neighborhood and the critically-acclaimed Big Eden. DeKay's other feature work includes Swordfish and If These Walls Could Talk, among others.

DeKay is well known for his extensive theater resume. He was seen on Broadway in The Show-Off, off-Broadway in Billy Budd at Circle in the Square, and in the National Tour of The Lion in Winter. His regional theatre work includes Burning Blue at The Court Theatre in L.A. (receiving an LA Weekly nomination for Best Actor), Someone to Watch Over Me and Star Fever at the Deven Center (where he is a company member), The Merchant of Venice at Hartford stage, and he has performed at the Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Penguin Repertory, Indiana Repertory, Levin Theatre and Pasadena Shakespeare, among many others.

DeKay's other television credits include recurring roles on Brothers & Sisters, The New Adventures of Old Christine, My Name Is Earl, Everwood, Party of Five and Seinfeld as the classic Bizarro Jerry. His numerous guest-star appearances include roles on CSI, Without A Trace NCIS and Friends.

DeKay can also be occasionally heard on NPR performing in both classical and new plays for L.A. TheatreWorks and he is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. His education includes a B.S. from Le Moyne College and an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University where he met his wife, actress Elisa Taylor.

They currently reside in Los Angeles with their two children.[1]



  • The Chumscrubber
  • FlightPlan
  • If These Walls Could Talk
  • Swordfish
  • Big Eden
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood


  • White Collar
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine
  • NCIS
  • Chuck
  • CSI: Miami
  • Seinfeld
  • Everwood
  • Carnivale
  • Tell Me You Love Me
  • Party of Five
  • My Name is Earl
  • Scrubs

External Links[]


  1. NBC Universal Media Village