• Dayton Callie (born 1946) is an American actor and screenwriter, best known for his roles in “Deadwood” and “Fear the Walking Dead”.
• His net worth is estimated to be over $3 million, earned through his work in the entertainment industry since 198•
• He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, and later found an interest in acting.
• He wrote and appeared in “The Last Days of Frankie the Fly” and had a role in “Boss of Bosses”.
• His most notable role was in “Deadwood” as Charlie Utter, and in “Sons of Anarchy” as Wayne Unser.

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Date Of Birth1946

Who is Dayton Callie?

Dayton Callie was born in 1946, in Newark, New Jersey, USA – though some sources say Scotland – and is an actor as well as a screenwriter, best known for his roles in several popular television shows. He played the character Charlie Utter in “Deadwood”, and Jeremiah Otto in the show “Fear the Walking Dead”. He’s appeared in numerous other programs, mostly in supporting or minor roles.

The Net Worth of Dayton Callie

As of early-2020, Dayton Callie’s net worth is estimated to be over $3 million, earned through consistent work in the acting profession, in the entertainment industry since 1984; he’s also worked on numerous films, and been involved in a few voice acting projects during his career.

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Early Life and Career Beginnings

While most of Dayton’s life before acting is shrouded in mystery, it is known that he served with the US Navy during the Vietnam War. The two-decade-long war was the result of conflicts between North Vietnam supported by the Soviets while South Vietnam was supported by the anti-communist, primarily the US and its allies, involved during this time due to their previous support of the French occupancy of SE Asia. Following the French leaving the region, they became involved when conflicts arose between the south and the north of Vietnam.

The US later decided to leave the war, following heavy losses and a lack of progress after nearly two decades.After his return to the US, Dayton found an interest in acting, and began taking auditions. During the 1980s, he mainly appeared in independent films and other small projects. He then began making regular guest appearances on television, such as in “Valerie’s Family” and “Kate & Allie”.

Continued Acting Work

Callie’s minor and guest roles continued over the next decade, but he began taking more roles in notable shows, including appearances in “Law & Order”, “The Nanny”, “NYPD Blue”, “Ellen”, and “Seinfeld.

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He also had a string of television movies, including “Return to Green Acres”, “Tyson”, and “Body Language”, in which he had mostly unnamed roles. In 1995, he made his feature film debut in “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar”. The film starred Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo playing three drag queens from New York City who go on a road trip. The film’s title is a reference to actress Julie Newmar, and a popular autographed photo of hers that the characters take with them on the trip.

He had more notable roles during this decade compared to his television roles.

His first screenwriting endeavor was “The Last Days of Frankie the Fly” in which he also appeared, and starred Michael Madson, Dennis Hopper and Kiefer Sutherland. He also worked on the disaster film “Volcano”, the story of a volcanic eruption that devastates Los Angeles County.

Rise to Prominence

In the early-2000s, Dayton worked on the film “Boss of Bosses”, which told the story of Paul Castellano, the former boss of the Gambino crime family which was one of the major criminal organizations in New York City during the early 1900s. He also had a supporting role in the Jean-Claude Van Damme film “Derailed”, but which was released straight to video.

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Another project during this time was “Undisputed” which starred Wesley Snipes, but the film didn’t fare well at the box office. In the meantime, he made guest appearances in TV series “CSI Miami” and “Judging Amy”.

In 2004, he had one of his most notable roles when he was cast in the HBO series “Deadwood”, in which he portrayed Charlie Utter. The Western show is set during the 1870s in South Dakota, showcasing the growth of a small camp into a town. The film was known for featuring various high profile actors and popular names of the era, playing historical figures such as Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, George Crook, and Wyatt Earp.

Charlie Utter is also an historical figure, who was known to be the companion of folk hero Wild Bill Hickok.

Recent Projects

After the end of “Deadwood”, Callie took another notable project when he was cast as Wayne Unser in the series “Sons of Anarchy”, the story of an outlaw motorcycle club living in a fictional town in the Central Valley of California. The show mainly follows the story of character Jax Teller played by Charlie Hunnam, who begins to question the club’s actions. The show was very popular during its run, and used the experiences of outlaws of the past to help with the realism of its story. It was known for its exploration of corruption, vigilantism, and racism.

Dayton was with the show for six years, and then returned to guest work on television. In 2016 he made a guest appearance in “Fear the Walking Dead” as the character Jeremiah Otto, then became a regular cast member during its third season. The show is a companion prequel to “The Walking Dead”, which began its story during the outbreak of the zombie virus before eventually catching up to the main series. The show is known for numerous changes to its cast, even incorporating some of the past main cast members of the original show to rejuvenate it.Concurrently, Dayton took on a few other projects, with some of the most recent being “The Motel Life”, “City of Lies”, and “Abbatoir”.

Personal Life

Dayton married Susan Peyton, and they have two children together. However, their marriage ended in divorce and he has not been seen with any new romantic partners since – he’s never been very public about his romances. Acting wasn’t his initial choice as a career in the entertainment industry, as he aspired to be a musician, loving the jazz genre during his youth, and is well-trained in saxophone. He also considered the equestrian sport, as he had experience training horses. Due to his character in “Sons of Anarchy” having cancer, a lot of people believed that he lived with the disease – he confirmed later that he doesn’t, but supports various efforts to help prevent and cure it.

General Info

Full NameDayton Callie
Date Of Birth1946
ProfessionWriter, Actor


NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
MoviesAbattoir, The Devil's Carnival, Undisputed, Halloween II, The Last Days of Frankie the Fly, Executive Target, Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, Few Options, Volcano, Women vs. Men, Turn of Faith, Derailed, Body Language, New Orleans, Mon Amour
TV ShowsSons of Anarchy, John from Cincinnati, Deadwood

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Fear the Walking Dead2016TV Series
Abattoir2016Jebediah Crone
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival2016The Ticket Keeper
Sons of Anarchy2008-2014TV SeriesWayne Unser Chief Wayne Unser
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2014TV SeriesJudge Daniel Dolan
Archer2013TV SeriesVeterinarian
Emilie Autumn: Fight Like a Girl2013Video shortThe Warden
The Motel Life2012Uncle Gary (uncredited)
The Booth at the End2012TV SeriesJack
The Devil's Carnival2012Ticket-Keeper
Few Options2011Warden Winslow
The Cape2011TV SeriesMayor Stewart Welkins
Sons of Anarchy: Happy Ending Roundtable2010Video shortChief Wayne Unser
Left 4 Dead 22009Video GameWhitaker (voice, uncredited)
Halloween II2009Coroner Hooks
In Plain Sight2009TV Series
The Unit2009TV SeriesMiddle Aged Man
New Orleans, Mon Amour2008Utterman
K-Ville2007TV SeriesAngelo Dante
The Final Season2007Mr. Stewart
7-10 Split2007Mr. Baxter
John from Cincinnati2007TV SeriesSteady Freddie Lopez Steady Freddy Lopez
The Pink Conspiracy2007Beaver
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2006-2007TV SeriesErnie Dell
The Closer2006TV SeriesMartin DeLuca
Deadwood2004-2006TV SeriesCharlie Utter
Break a Leg2005Saul Rubin
Ash Tuesday2003Uncle Louie
Judging Amy2003TV SeriesOfficer Curtis
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesAdams - Parole Officer
Dragnet2003TV SeriesPeter Carey
Nancy Drew2002TV MovieDesk Cop #1
Women vs. Men2002TV MoviePizza Man
Port Charles2002TV SeriesLandlord
Turn of Faith2002Patty Murphy
Undisputed2002Yank Lewis
Touched by an Angel2002TV SeriesRocco
Chairman of the Board2001ShortVito
Roswell2001TV SeriesJoey Ferrini
Boss of Bosses2001TV MovieNeil Dellacroce
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family2001TV SeriesEd Linson
The Practice2000TV SeriesFrancis Lupino
Becker2000TV SeriesLeo Arnold
It's Like, You Know...1999TV SeriesConvict #2
NYPD Blue1995-1999TV SeriesGary Zancanelli / Larry Sinks
Vengeance Unlimited1998TV SeriesChuck Bidally
The Tony Danza Show1998TV SeriesUncle Lou
Buddy Faro1998TV SeriesTommy Fusco
Seinfeld1998TV SeriesCabbie
Michael Hayes1997TV Series
Profiler1997TV Series
Lesser Prophets1997Bernie
Executive Target1997Bela
Ellen1997TV SeriesThe Father of the Gay Son
Volcano1997Roger Lapher
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly1996Vic
Deadly Games1995TV SeriesCop
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar1995Crazy Elijah
The Last Word1995Encee
Body Language1995TV MovieFrank DeMarco
Tyson1995TV MovieSportswriter #1
VR.51995TV Series
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning1995TV MovieMonroe
The Investigator1994TV Short
The Nanny1994TV SeriesThe Sergeant
Murphy Brown1993TV SeriesSecurity Guard
Reasonable Doubts1992TV SeriesSergio
Room for Two1992TV Series
Gabriel's Fire1991TV SeriesUniformed Officer
Going Under1990General Confusion
Law & Order1990TV SeriesMonaghan
DEA1990TV SeriesCord
Growing Pains1990TV SeriesOtis
Dragnet1990TV Series
Return to Green Acres1990TV MovieBull Dozer Driver
Falcon Crest1990TV SeriesMan #1
Beauty and the Beast1990TV SeriesHitman
The New Adam-121989TV SeriesBar Owner
Valerie's Family: The Hogans1989TV SeriesOrderly
Alien Space Avenger1989Sleazy Navy Vet (uncredited)
Kate & Allie1987TV SeriesCustomer #2
At Mother's Request1987TV Mini-SeriesCitipostal Worker


Executive Target1997written by
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly1996written by


Executive Target1997associate producer


The Devil's Carnival2012performer: "666"


Alien Space Avenger1989production assistant


Sons of Anarchy Season 1: Casting 'Sons of Anarchy'2009Video shortHimself - Chief Wayne Unser
Sons of Anarchy Season 1: The Bikes2009Video shortHimself - Chief Wayne Unser
Sons of Anarchy Season 1: The Ink2009Video shortHimself - Chief Wayne Unser
Making 'Deadwood': The Show Behind the Show2004TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2011TV Series documentaryCoroner Hooks


Nominated Awards

2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDeadwood (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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