The Sound of Music
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In 1944, Simon was a passenger on the fateful flight over Mt. Inostranka, Alaska. As one of the able-bodied survivors, he helped Thomas lead a group of their people into the wintry wilderness to evade capture.
Like the other free Sleepers, Simon camouflaged himself in human society. He moved constantly, never staying in one location long enough for people to question his origin or lack of aging.
That way of life ended in 1954, when he met Violet, a beautiful young woman in Venice, California. Simon and Violet fell deeply in love and planned to stay together. However, Simon’s plans were stymied when Thomas ordered him to abandon Violet before she discovered his secret.
Heartbroken, Simon disappeared for a time. Then, he undertook the most important role of his life -- infiltrating the CIA. After cultivating a thorough backstory, educational history, and forms of identification, Simon applied to and was accepted at the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious criminology program. He worked hard, and upon graduation, was recruited for the CIA’s clandestine service training program.
During Simon’s 6 years in the CIA, he has risen rapidly through the ranks to his current post, where he reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence and has almost daily access to the President.
Now installed deep inside the government, Simon is one of Sophia’s most trusted lieutenants and her conduit to the outside. After a close call in which his identity was questioned by Director Sterling, his undercover status remains safe. For now...
Ian Anthony Dale stars as Simon Lee, a government operative with mysterious ties to Sophia (Laura Innes) in NBC's new high-octane conspiracy thriller The Event.
The son of an Olympic hockey player, Dale once dreamed of a career in professional sports. After a debilitating injury in high school threatened that dream, he re-focused his energy from the baseball field to the stage. He graduated from high school with best actor honors and continued to perfect his craft at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in film. Upon graduation, Dale headed to Los Angeles, where he worked for two years as a set builder, and soon after began pursuing acting roles.
Dale's television credits include a series regular role on "Surface," and recurring roles on "Day Break," "24," and "Criminal Minds." He has also appeared on "Trauma," "Cold Case," and all three shows in the "CSI" franchise. His feature film credits include "The Hangover," "Tekken," "The Bucket List," and "Mr. 3000."
When not acting, Dale enjoys golfing, hiking, and designing and building custom furniture. Dale currently resides in Los Angeles.