Alan Hugh Dale is a New Zealand actor. As a child, Dale developed a love of theatre and also became a rugby player. After retiring from the sport, he took on a number of professions to support his family, before deciding to become a professional actor at age 27. With work limited in New Zealand, Dale moved to Australia, where he played Dr. John Forrest in The Young Doctors from 1979 to 1982. He later appeared as Jim Robinson in Neighbours, a part he played from 1985 until 1993. He left the series when he fell out with the producers over the pay he and the rest of the cast received. He portrayed Joseph Anders on Dynasty.
In The CW’s new drama “Dynasty,” Alan Dale plays Joseph Anders, the Carrington family estate manager who is a stickler for tradition and propriety; Anders has tricks up his sleeve to make sure he will remain running the show even after learning Cristal could become his new boss in the Carrington household.
Born in New Zealand, Dale is one of the most versatile actors in entertainment today, with over 40 professional years as an actor. Early in his career, Dale starred as a series regular on the long running Australian television show “Neighbours.”
Dale has had series regular roles on television shows such as “Dominion,” “The Killing,” “Californication,” “Ugly Betty,” “24,” “Lost,” “Entourage,” “House of Lies,” “Person of Interest,” and “The O.C.” and recurring roles on shows including “NCIS,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “The X-Files,” “ER,” “West Wing” and “Once Upon a Time.”
On the big screen, Dale was recently seen reprising his role from the “Entourage” television series and also appeared in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” He’s also been seen in such films as “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” “Priest,” “Your Highness,” “A Little Bit of Heaven” and “Star Trek Nemesis,” among others.
Dale has played many roles on the stage, but his most recent is a starring role in “Spamalot” on the West End in 2009. He has hosted his own radio shows and also has a successful voice over career.
Dale currently resides in Los Angeles.