Timothy Robert”Tim” DeKat shortly called as Tim DeKay is a famous name as an actor, producer, and director. Tim DeKay was born on June 12, 1963, in Lansing, New York as a son of Jim and Jill DeKay. DeKay and his brother Jamey were grown up in New York. During his childhood days, DeKay used to play Varsity basketball and baseball and enjoyed athletics. Playing Baseball is generational traditional in his family. Being an ardent art lover, DeKay had performed a production of Oliver ! during his high school days.
DeKay completed his studies in Business and Philosophy from Le Moyne College and played baseball there as well. Despite having a graduate degree in Business and Philosophy, DeKay was attracted towards theater act and eventually decided to pursue a career in theater. So, he joined Syracuse University and took the directing course. DeKay’s interest in learning art did not stop here so he received Masters of Fine Arts from Rutgers University.
After taking some major courses for theater, DeKay acted in two episodes of Seinfeld : “The Soul Mate” and “The Bizarro Jerry”. DeKay played the role of Louis-Dreyfus’s boyfriend in The New Adventures of Old Christine in three episode story arc. He has played in numerous theater both on and off Broadway which includes McCarter Theater, Circle in square theater and the Hartford stage. In 2009 , he directed and produced short movie named This Monday, which was featured in different short film festivals including The Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Cannes Short Film Corner.
DeKay started his drama project White Collar in 2009 from USA Network where he played the role of FBI agent Peter Burke. DeKay made his debut in the direction from the episode “Stealing Home” which was premiered in 2012. Later on, he was selected for the role of FBI agent Duval Pritchard in the FOX pilot, Frankenstein.
DeKay was honored with the degree of Doctor of Humane letters honoris causa in Le Moyne College, where he returned as the commencement speaker.Dekay who had taught at the University of Southern California currently works as a member of the Actors Studio.
“I do have comfort, because as an actor you don’t want that anxiety of wondering if you’re going to continue with a certain role or if you’re going to be employed the next year. It’s nice to be comfortable with that and then you can concern yourself with the stories and nothing else. There’s no other agenda than putting out a good product.”
DeKay is lucky enough to have his life partner form the same profession. He met his wife Elisa Taylor while he was graduating from Rutgers University. They got married in 1991 and have been living happily together with their two children daughter Danna and Son Jamis in California. The couple seems to have a strong bond as they have been together for more than two decades. Hardworking and versatile actor Dekay has made good money out of his career, he has a net worth of mouth-watering amount $215million and having a luxurious life. DeKay has a height of 6’2’’ and weight of around 70kg.