Actor Garret Dillahunt played fan-favorite John Dorie in seasons 4-6 of Fear the Walking Dead. Dorie, a former law enforcement officer and trick shooter was a gentle soul with an offbeat sense of humor and found love in the apocalypse. He was killed in season 6, and since that time, Dillahunt has been very busy with new projects. His latest movie, Gray Matter released on July 13.
Directed by Meko Winbush, Gray Matter marks his feature directorial debut. Written by Phil Gelatt, writer for Love, Death & Robots, this sci-fi drama is now available to stream on Max.
The story follows Aurora and her mother Ayla who both possess superhuman abilities. Ayla refuses to allow her daughter’s powers to become out of control and trains her to manage them. Aurora must face her past when a tragic accident occurs, and she becomes more in control of her fate.
Gray Matter cast
Dillahunt plays Derek, who, from the trailer, appears to be some type of counselor to Aurora. Jessica Francis Duke, known for her roles in Netflix’s Ozark and Organ Trail, plays Ayla with Mia Isaac, who stars in Hulu’s Not Okay and Don’t Make Me Go, as her daughter Aurora.
Gray Matter Trailer
While the trailer doesn’t reveal the accident, it does showcase Aurora’s intense powers.
What else does Garret Dillahunt star in?
Throughout his career, Dillahunt has starred in some impressive roles. In 2004 he starred in HBO’s Deadwood, where he played duel roles as Francis Wolcott and Jack McCall. Deadwood also stars fellow Fear TWD actors, Keith Carradine, Kim Dickens, Dallas Callie, and Ray McKinnon.
He is also well known for his roles in ER, Criminal Minds, Burn Notice, Dead to Me, Ghosts of Beirut, and more. He played Burt Chance in the Fox comedy Raising Hope for all four seasons and had a recurring role in The Mindy Project. In 2022 he would reunite with Raising Hope co-star Martha Plimpton in the Freevee series Sprung. This also reunited the actors with Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia, who directed and created Sprung. Dillahunt also served as an executive producer in this series.
Dillahunt has starred in supporting roles in several films, including No Country for Old Men, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Winter’s Bone, Looper, 12 Years a Slave, and Where the Crawdads Sing.
A fun piece of trivia, Dillahunt’s wife, Michelle Hurd, had a role in the newest Walking Dead spinoff, The Walking Dead: Dead City. She played the bar owner, Jones, in episode 1 of this series.
Don’t miss Garret Dillahunt in Gray Matter, now streaming on Max.