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White Collar is about the most unlikely of partnerships between a con artist and an FBI agent, who have been playing cat and mouse for years. The story unfolds when Neal Caffrey, a charming criminal mastermind, is finally caught by his nemesis, G-Man extraordinaire Peter Burke. After escaping from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love, Neal is nabbed by Peter once again. Rather than returning to jail for this daring getaway, Neal suggests an alternate plan: he’ll provide in return for his freedom his expertise to assist the Federal Agents in catching other notorious and elusive criminals. Initially wary, Peter quickly finds that Neal provides insight and intuition that cannot be found on the right side of the law.
MEET THE CAST:
MATT BOMER – Neal Caffrey
Matt Bomer is one of Hollywood’s most exciting young actors working today. Audiences saw Bomer star alongside Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Jim Parsons in the critically acclaimed screen adaptation of The Normal Heart for HBO, based on the Tony® Award-winning stage drama of the same name. Bomer won a Golden Globe® and a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Miniseries and he received an Emmy® Award nomination for his role as Felix Turner.
Soon after, he won the lead role on the television series Traveler. He had recurring roles on Tru Calling and Chuck before landing the role of Neal Caffrey on White Collar. He has guest starred on Glee and The New Normal.
In addition to Bomer’s success on the small screen, audiences have seen him star in a variety of feature film roles. In 2012, he starred alongside Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey in the blockbuster Magic Mike and the sequel, Magic Mike XXL. Other feature film credits include a starring role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Flight Plan with Jodie Foster, and In Time alongside Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy and Amanda Seyfried. He recently starred opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in the action-drama The Nice Guys.
TIM DEKAY – Peter Burke
Tim DeKay starred on the cable original series White Collar, as well as Carnivále and Tell Me You Love Me. DeKay’s other television credits include recurring roles on Revenge, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Party of Five, and Seinfeld, as the now-classic “Bizarro Jerry.” His numerous guest star appearances include roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order: Los Angeles, and Friends.
DeKay’s feature work includes Get Smart, The Chumscrubber, Peaceful Warrior, and Control, in which he stars opposite Ray Liotta and Willem Dafoe. His other feature work includes Swordfish and If These Walls Could Talk, among others.
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.
TIFFANI THIESSEN – Elizabeth Burke
A versatile performer, Tiffani Thiessen has proven her talent from comedy to drama in a variety of film and television roles. From Woody Allen’s comedy Hollywood Ending, to Beverly Hills 90210, Thiessen’s charisma has kept her career moving constantly forward and has gained her the adoration of millions internationally.
She began modeling at the age of eight and soon went on to star on the television series Saved By the Bell for five seasons. At the same time, she made her feature film debut in Son-In-Law opposite Pauly Shore. In 1993, she showed her range when Aaron Spelling cast her in Beverly Hills 90210, where she portrayed the multi-layered Valerie Malone for five seasons.
Thiessen was seen in What About Brian and in a nine-episode guest starring role on NBC’s Good Morning Miami. In 2003, she starred on the Fox series Fastlane. She also guest-starred on the NBC hit comedy Just Shoot Me in a three-episode arc, portraying a columnist who becomes romantically involved with David Spade’s character, and appeared in a recurring role on the ABC comedy Two Guys and a Girl.
Her other feature film roles include the comedy Ladies Man; the independent film Speedway Junky with Jesse Bradford, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Daryl Hannah; Love Stinks with Tyra Banks and French Stewart; and the horror/comedy spoof Shriek! If you Know What I did Last Friday the 13th opposite Tom Arnold.
WILLIE GARSON – Mozzie
The talented Willie Garson is rarely at a loss for work, appearing in over 250 TV episodes of a wide variety of programming, and in over 70 feature films. His unorthodox bald and bespectacled look won over fans on Sex and the City, where he played Carrie’s gay best friend, Stanford Blatch. He is also well known as Henry Coffield on NYPD Blue.
In 2014, Garson starred along with Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden in the feature comedy Walk of Shame. In addition to White Collar, he can be seen on the series Whole Day Down, Girl Meets World and Franklin & Bash. Garson has had guest roles on Cheers, Family Ties, thirtysomething, and L.A. Law. He has stayed busy playing recurring characters in a wide array of TV projects, such as Just Shoot Me, Spin City, Ally McBeal, The Practice, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager, The X-Files, Medium, and Pushing Daisies.
On the big screen, Garson has collaborated with the Farrelly brothers in their films Kingpin, There’s Something about Mary, and Fever Pitch. HE is also in the quirky ensemble comedies Soapdish, Mars Attacks, and Being John Malkovich.
Aside from acting on TV and the big screen, Garson also found success as a celebrity poker player. In 2003, “Evil Willie” (a nickname given to Garson by Don Cheadle for his fierce card playing) won the very first episode of Texas Hold ‘Em on Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown, and continues to play in tournaments worldwide and through the World Poker Tour.