Let the games begin. Back in 2009, USA Network premiered White Collar, a slick police procedural drama series that quickly turned Matt Bomer into a household name. Also starring Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen, and Natalie Morales, along with a pre-fame role from Alexandra Daddario, it became one of the most popular shows on the cable station, leading up to its Season 6 conclusion in 2014. Now that several years have passed since Jeff Eastin's well-liked program was on the air, what's the stylish cast behind this cat-and-mouse show doing now? Let's investigate and find out now!
Matt Bomer (Neal Caffrey)
As Neal Caffrey, a renowned con artist who forms an uneasy consultancy with the FBI, Matt Bomer plays the lead character in USA Network's White Collar. He also worked as a producer on the series. Most notably, Bomer is Emmy-nominated for his performance as Felix Turner in The Normal Heart. His other notable TV credits include Will & Grace, American Horror Story: Hotel, Chuck, The Last Tycoon, Guiding Light, and All My Children. He can also be seen in Glee, Titans, and American Horror Story: Freak Show. Away from television, Bomer is best known for his role as Ken in the Magic Mike movies. He can also be seen in In Time, The Magnificent Seven, Winter's Tale, The Nice Guys, Flightplan, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Additionally, Bomer voice the Man of Steel in Superman: Unbound.
Currently, Matt Bomer stars in Doom Patrol. He was also recently heard in Justice Society: World War II and the Audible series, Hit Job. He also starred in The Boys in the Band and the most recent season of The Sinner. Next, he's expected to appear in the upcoming biopic, The Book of Ruth.
Tim DeKay (Peter Burke)
In the role of Peter Burke, a hard-working FBI agent and the head of Neal's investigative team, Tim DeKay played a primary character in White Collar. He also worked as a director and producer on the show. Outside of this popular series, DeKay played Clayton "Jonesy" Jones in Carnivale. Additionally, he played Steve Benjamin in Here and Now and J.D. Hesby in American Crime. His other notable television credits include Lucifer, Ballers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The New Adventures of Old Christine, Tell Me You Love Me, My Name Is Earl, and Everwood. He can also be seen in Sports Night, Caroline in the City, Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show, and Second Chance.
Away from TV, Tim DeKay appeared in Get Smart, The Crow: Salvation, The Chumscrubber, Control (2004), Swordfish, Buddy Boy, Peaceful Warrior, and Randy and the Mob. His other film credits include Sex, Death, and Bowling, Political Disasters, Naked Under Heaven, The Far Side of Jericho, Big Eden, and Welcome to the Neighborhood. Most recently, DeKay was seen in The Expanse. He was also in 68 Whiskey.
Willie Garson (Mozzie)
Playing the part of Mozzie, Neal's friend and a fellow con artist, Willie Garson is a trusted confidant in USA Network's White Collar. He also directed an episode in 2013. An incredibly busy proactive actor with nearly 200 credits to his name, Garson has appeared in a hell of a lot of film and TV over the decades. Most notably, Garson played Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City, along with its film continuations. He also played Gerard Hirsch in Hawaii Five-0 and Martin Lloyd in Stargate SG-1. Currently, he's playing the recurring role of Steve Lomeli in Supergirl. His other notable television credits include John from Cincinnati, Party of Five, NYPD Blue, The Practice, The X-Files, Boy Meets World, Quantum Leap, Mr. Belvedere, Twin Peaks, and CSI: Miami.
Additionally, away from television, Willie Garson can be seen in Freaky Friday (2003), Ruby, Troop Beverly Hills, and Groundhog Day. Most recently, the actor was heard in Big Mouth and seen in Magic Camp, The Bellmen, and an episode of Quarantine. Next, Garson appears in Before I Go and Duke of the Valley.
Tiffani Thiessen (Elizabeth Burke)
As Elizabeth Burke, Peter's supportive and capable wife, Tiffani Thiessen was part of the main cast in White Collar. Most notably, Thiessen played Kelly Kapowski in Saved by the Bell and Valerie Malone in Beverly Hills 90210. She also appeared in Netflix's Alexa and Katie. Her other television credits include Fastlane, What About Brian, Good Morning Miami, and Two Guys and a Girl. She also hosted Cooking Channel's Dinner at Tiffani's. The actress also voiced a character in Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Away from television, Tiffany Thiessen appears in Son in Law, The Ladies Man, Speedway Junky, Love Stinks, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, Hollywood Ending, and Cyborg Soldier. Most recently, the TV actress reprised her role as Kate in Peacock's Saved by the Bell, which she also produced. She's also the host and producer behind MTV's Deliciousness.
Natalie Morales (Lauren Cruz)
In the role of Lauren Cruz, a junior FBI agent who requested a transfer to Peter's team, Natalie Morales plays a lead character in the first season of USA Network's White Collar. Most notably, the actress played Lucy in Parks and Recreation. She also has a recurring role in Netflix's Dead to Me. Her other TV credits include Trophy Wife, Girls, Abby's, Santa Clarita Diet, BoJack Horseman, The Grinder, and 90210. Additionally, away from television, Morales can be seen in Battle of the Sexes, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Stuber, Freeloaders, and Going the Distance. She's also heard in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Most recently, Natalie Morales appeared in Happily, The Little Things, and an episode of Mr. Mayor. The actress can also be heard in Paramount+'s Rugrats. Additionally, Morales directed Hulu's Plan B and wrote, directed, and starred in Language Lessons, which premiered at this year's SXSW. The latter is slated to be released in September. Next, Morales will be seen in I'm Totally Fine. The actress will also star in Sarah Cooper's upcoming CBS series.
Marsha Thomason (Diana Barrigan)
Playing the part of Diana Barrigan, a special agent who assists Peter and Neal on their first case, Marsha Thomason became a main character on White Collar starting in Season 2. Most notably, Thomason played Naomi Dorrit in Lost and Nicole Dechamps in NCIS: Los Angeles. She was also seen in Las Vegas, General Hospital, The Good Doctor, Make It or Break It, Bones, Where the Heart Is, SEAL Team, Men at Work, and Better Things. Away from TV, Thomason is recognized for playing Sara Evers and Elizabeth Henshaw in Disney's The Haunted Mansion. Her other film credits include Black Knight, My Baby's Daddy, Caffeine, Into the Blue 2: The Reef, and Pure.
This past year, Marsha Thomason appeared in Cobra, Twenties, and MacGyver. Most recently, Thomason lent her voice to the newest season of Netflix's Castlevania.
Sharif Atkins (Clinton Jones)
As Clinton Jones, Peter's point man, Sharif Atkins played a contributing character in USA Network's White Collar. Prior to this performance, Atkins was known for his role as Dr. Michael Gallant in ER. He was also a recurring character in Eve. His other notable TV credits include Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, The Good Wife, House, Rizzoli & Isles, Lucifer, Shameless, Magnum P.I., The Gifted, and God Friended Me. Additionally, away from television, Atkins can be seen in Guardians of the Galaxy, Light It Up, The Open House, and Preacher's Kid.
Most recently, Sharif Atkins appeared in 9-1-1: Lone Star and Queen of the South. Next, Atkins will be seen in Aftermath and the short film, Brothers Blood. Outside of acting, Atkins recently directed a couple of episodes of Alley Way.
Hilarie Burton (Sara Ellis)
In the role of Sara Ellis, an insurance company investigator with an intriguing back-and-forth correspondence with Neal, Hilarie Burton was a returning face in White Collar. Prior to this USA Network drama series, Burton played Petyon Sawyer for six seasons on One Tree Hill. Additionally, TV fans know the actress for her recurring role as Dr. Lauren Boswell on Grey's Anatomy. Also, Burton was the host of MTV's Total Request Live. Her other TV credits include Lethal Weapon, Castle, Togetherness, Council of Dads, Extant, and Hostages.
Outside of television, Hilarie Burton can be seen in The Secret Life of Bees, Solstice, The List, Growing Up Smith, Bloodworth, and Our Very Own. She also starred in TV movies like Dear Christmas, A Christmas Wish, and The Christmas Contract, which she also produced. Currently, Burton can be seen in The Walking Dead.
Bridget Regan (Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner)
Playing the part of Rebecca Lowe, i.e. Rachel Turner, a clever con artist, Bridget Regan is a familiar face on USA Network's White Collar. Away from this series, Regan is best known for playing Rose Salano in Jane the Virgin, Kahlan Amnell in Legend of the Seeker, and Dottie Underwood in Agent Carter. Additionally, the actress played Sasha Cooper in The Last Ship. Her other notable television credits include Beauty & the Beast, Sons of Anarchy, The Good Wife, NCIS: Los Angeles, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, New Amsterdam, and Person of Interest. She was also recently seen in an episode of MacGyver.
Away from television, Bridget Regan can be seen in John Wick, The Leisure Class, Devil's Gate, The Babysitters, Sex and the City, and The Best and the Brightest. She also starred in Christmas Getaway. Most recently, the actress starred in Spectrum Originals' short-lived series, Paradise Lost.
Alexandra Daddario (Kate Moreau)
As Kate Moreau, Neal's missing girlfriend, Alexandra Daddario played a pre-fame recurring role in White Collar. Around this time, Daddario found her breakout role in the Percy Jackson movies. She later starred in The Layover, Texas Chainsaw, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, When We First Met, 1 Night in San Diego, and Lost Girls & Lost Hotels. Additionally, Daddario starred in and produced We Summon the Darkness and Can You Keep a Secret? Her other film credits include San Andreas, Baywatch, Burying the Ex, Hall Pass, The Hottest State, The Babysitters, and Night Hunter. In television, Daddario is most notably known for True Detective. The actress also starred in Why Women Kill and played recurring roles in All My Children, Parenthood, American Horror Story: Hotel, and New Girl.
Most recently, Alexandra Daddario appeared in the latest season of The Girlfriend Experience. The actress also starred in last year's pandemic-themed Songbird. She also lent her voice to Superman: Man of Tomorrow. Next, Daddario will be seen in Die in a Gunfight and HBO's The White Lotus.
White Collar is available to stream on Hulu.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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