Jason Butler Harner
Character(s) E.B. Tiller
Date of Birth October 9, 1970
Origin Elmira, New York, USA
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Butler Harner portrays E.B. Tiller on Alcatraz.


Jason Butler Harner grew up in Northern Virginia, and acted as the president of his high school drama club, though his main occupation was building the sets. Harner graduated in 1992 from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. Five years later, he graduated from Tisch School of the Arts with a Master of Fine Arts in the acting program. He returned to VCU as a Master Teacher in the 2007-08 school year.
Following his portrayal of Gordon Stewart Northcott in Clint Eastwood's Changeling alongside Angelina Jolie in 2008, Harner appeared in HBO's John Adams in 2008 alongside Paul Giamatti, and appeared in the pilot of Fox's Fringe, another creation of J.J. Abrams. In 2011, he appeared in Jonathan Hensleigh's Kill the Irishman.

Selected FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role
2007 Next

Jeff Baines

2008 Changeling Gordon Northcott
2009 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Mr. Thomas
2011 Kill the Irishman Art Sneperger



Letters from the Big Man

The Green


Michael Gavin

Year Title Role Episode(s)
2008 John Adams Oliver Wolcott, Jr "Unnecessary War"
2008 Fringe Richard Steig "Pilot"
2011- Alcatraz E.B. Tiller Series regular
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