Ian Anthony Dale is back as Simon Lee, a government operative with mysterious ties to Sophia (Laura Innes) in the second season of NBC’s high-octane conspiracy thriller The Event.
Ian is Japanese, French and English and is the son of an Olympic hockey player and once dreamed of a career in professional sports. After a debilitating injury in high school threatened that dream, he re-focused his energy from the baseball field to the stage. He graduated from high school with best actor honors and continued to perfect his craft at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree 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.
Dale’s television credits include a series regular role on “Surface,” and recurring roles on “Day Break,” “24,” and “Criminal Minds.” He has also appeared on “Trauma,” “Cold Case,” and all three shows in the “CSI” franchise. His feature film credits include “The Hangover,” “Tekken,” “The Bucket List,” and “Mr. 3000.”
When not acting, Dale enjoys golfing, hiking, and designing and building custom furniture. Dale currently resides in Los Angeles.
Make sure to catch The Event and more of Ian as Simon Lee Monday’s at 9pm on NBC.