Tim DeKay stars as Peter Burke in the new USA Network 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 "Carniv´le" 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's performed at the Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Penguin Repertory, Indiana Repertory and 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" and "Friends."
DeKay can also be occasionally heard on NPR performing in both classical and new plays for L.A. TheatreWorks, and he's 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.