Ian Anthony Dale

Actor, Director


After three seasons starring as Lieutenant Jim Koto on TNT’s “Murder In The First” from creator Steven Bochco, Ian Anthony Dale now finds himself racing to save mankind as Deputy Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards in CBS's new summer thriller "Salvation."  Additionally, Dale continues to be a fan favorite on the hit CBS show “Hawaii Five-0” where he plays Adam Noshimuri, a reformed Yakuza and husband to Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park).   

Dale is often recognized for his break out role in NBC’s acclaimed series “The Event” as double agent Simon Lee.  His additional television credits include a series regular role on “Surface,” and recurring roles on “Day Break,” “24,” and “Criminal Minds.” He has also appeared on “American Horror Story,” “The Mentalist,” and all three shows in the “CSI” franchise.  Feature film credits include “The Hangover,” “Tekken,” “The Bucket List,” and “Mr. 3000.”  Currently, Dale can be seen in the Netflix original feature "XOXO," and in the Robin Swicord directed "Wakefield" (Recently acquired by IFC) opposite Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner.  Dale is also part of the most watched web series of all time “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” where he plays the iconic Scorpion.  A full list of Ian's credits can be found here.

The son of an Olympic hockey player, Dale once dreamed of a career in professional sports.  After a debilitating injury in high school threatened that dream, Dale refocused his energy from the baseball field to the stage. He graduated high school with best actor honors and continued to perfect his craft at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his BA in film.  Upon graduation, Dale headed to Los Angeles where he worked for two years as a set builder, and soon after began pursuing acting roles.

When not acting, Dale remains focused on developing his second career as a director. 

In his spare time, Dale can be found hiking, surfing, and traveling the world.  His favorite hobby is designing and building custom furniture.

He currently resides in Los Angeles.