Charles Hunter Walsh, or Dylan Walsh, or more commonly known as Dr. Sean McNamara from Nip/Tuck, was born in Los Angeles, California in 1963. However, he spent his childhood in various countries like East Africa, India, Pakistan, and Indonesia owing to his parents’ careers in the Foreign Service. His presence in the entertainment industry has been since 1987. After spending his time in various countries as a boy, he finally settled in Washington, D.C. where he attended high school. Like most people, he started his acting career in live theater, with a debut in Undiscovered Country. While earning his undergraduate degree in English at the University of Virginia, he performed on more stage in productions like Curse of the Starving Class, Romeo and Juliet, and Our Town. He was also involved in filming educational documentaries.
After graduating in 1986, Dylan shifted to
for the betterment of his career in acting. In 1987, he made his first television debut, under Charlie Walsh, as Tom Strickland in the CBS Schoolbreak Special episode “Soldier Boys”. He then managed to land a recurring role on the CBS teen comedy Kate & Allie, a character in the 1989 comedy Loverboy, and a role in the made-for-TV drama When We Were Young before he officially finally changed his professional acting name to Dylan Walsh. Dozens of acting roles in both movies and television later, after a decade and a half, In 2003, Dylan landed the role of his career as the confused and contradicted Miami South Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Sean McNamara on the critically acclaimed FX drama Nip/Tuck.
Before he had already worked in films including The Lake House alongside
, the well-acclaimed thriller The Stepfather, Unforgettable, and Congo, and guest starred the television series Brooklyn South, The Twilight Zone, and Everwood. Walsh’s personal life is one that is often frowned upon because of his multiple marriages and the 5 children he has had with them. Dylan Walsh was initially married to Melora Walters, then Joanna Going, and is currently in a relationship with Leslie Bourque.