Template:Multiple issuesSteven Bradford Culp (born December 3, 1955) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Rex Van de Kamp on ABC's Desperate Housewives, Clayton Webb on JAG, and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Jeff Haffley on NBC's The West Wing. [Wikipedia]
His ancestry includes Dutch, English, German and Scots-Irish.
Has two children with Barbara Ayers: twins Joseph and Katie Culp.
Son of Mary Ann (Joseph), from Coshocton, Ohio, and Joseph Franklin Culp, from Dallas, Texas.
His sister Kathryn Harvey (wife of Bryan Harvey, guitarist and singer for the critically acclaimed duo House of Freaks) was murdered on January 1, 2006, along with her husband and two young daughters.
Received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (1981).
Received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (1978).
Attended and graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia (1974).
An extremely busy television actor, he managed to maintain recurring roles simultaneously on four series during the 2003-2004 TV season. He played CIA Agent Clayton Webb on JAG (1995); Major Hayes, commander of the M.A.C.O.s on Star Trek: Enterprise (2001); Speaker of the House Jeff Haffley on The West Wing (1999); and Dave Spencer, one of Dr. Corday's love interests on ER (1994). He also managed to squeeze in guest appearances on The Lyon's Den (2003) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) during the season.
Is not related to Robert Culp although the two closely resemble each other.
Had a scene as the new first officer on the Enterprise-E in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). However, the scene was cut before the film was released. This can now be seen in the deleted scenes of the film on DVD.
[on the death of his sister and brother-in-law Bryan and Kathryn Harvey]: They (both) seemed to be able to touch everyone around them in a positive way. Their deaths are a huge blow that we're all still reeling from. The only positive thing I can say is that we've all been inspired to follow their example in our lives. They were truly amazing people.
[on his character Rex Van de Kamp from Desperate Housewives (2004)]: He's like the guy in the Talking Heads song. He's like "This is not my beautiful house, this is not my beautiful wife, how did I get here?".