In the Nip/Tuck episode "Kiki", Dylan had to perform a surgical procedure on Kiki the Gorilla, who also appeared in Walsh's movie Congo filmed ten years earlier. Dylan was the one who requested for the ape to appear on the show in celebration of the movie's 10th anniversary.
Walsh and Nip/Tuck co-star Joely Richardson were among the celebrities who supported the International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW) Tails for Whales campaign by posing for photos of them making tails for whales and uploading them to the animal protection organization's website.
Credited as Charles Hunter Walsh, Dylan made his film feature debut in Loverboy in 1989.
Dylan graduated from Annandale High School in Annandale, Virginia in 1982.
His mother gave birth to him during a stopover in Los Angeles, California while his parents were on their way to the US Embassy in Ghana.
Before the age of ten, Dylan lived in India, East Africa, and Indonesia.
Dylan appeared on the cover of the following magazines: TV Guide (June 20, 2004), Men's Health (December 2004), and Entertainment Weekly (September 16, 2005).
Film and TV Movie Credits:
• The Stepfather (2009) as David Harris
• Just Add Water (2008) as Ray Tuckby
• Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story (2007) as Jim Shemwell
• Par 6 (2002) as Mac Hegelman
• Power Play (2002) as Matt Nash
• Jet Boy (2001) as Boon Palmer
• Deadly Little Secrets (2001) as Cole Chamberlain
• Legal Aid (1999)
• Chapter Zero (1999) as Adam Lazarus
• Final Voyage (1999) as Aaron Carpenter
• The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery (1998) as Frank Syler
• Men (1997) as Teo Morrison
• Telling Secrets (1993) as Jesse Graham
• Chameleons (1989) as Stan
• When We Were Young (1989) as Lee Jameson
In 2005, Walsh was nominated for a Satellite Award in the category Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama for his role in Nip/Tuck.
His theatrical credits include Undiscovered Country, Curse of the Starving Class, Our Town, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Death of a Salesman, Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell.
Dylan and actress Joanna Going have been married since October 10, 2004. They have a daughter together, Stella Haven Walsh (b. November 22, 2003). Walsh has two children from his previous marriage to actress Melora Walters (1996-July 29, 2003), son Thomas Charles and daughter Joanna Marie.
Dylan has a sister called Alison Walsh. His parents worked for the Foreign Service.
In 2003, Walsh landed the role of Sean McNamara on Nip/Tuck. He got the part after being approached by series creator Ryan Murphy in a coffee shop because Murphy remembered him from his role in Nobody's Fool and in a TV movie.
Dylan was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He is found in the "Fan Faves" section.
Some of the things Dylan likes to do include:
• wearing silver accessories
• eating junk food (hot cross buns, caramel ice cream)
• swimming in pools and going to spas
• going to Vegas and playing poker
• jogging in parks and working out in the gym
• playing the piano
• listening to music and Italian operas
• collecting old coins and Rolex watches
• reading drama books
• playing with his kids
He is able to memorize a sentence by reading it once.
When he was just a kid, Dylan already performed in musicals.
He prefers winter rather than summer. His ideal holiday destination is a tropical one. Scotch is his preferred drink.
Dylan is 5' 10½" (1.79 m) tall. He has light brown hair and blue eyes.
Dylan: For all our talk, as actors, about psychological truth, you've got to know when you're acting in a thriller. The acting has to hit those cliched genre thriller notes, especially if you're playing a heavy.
Dylan: (referring to "Nip/Tuck") This isn't meant to be a subtle piece. We were all, and I mean all-the cameramen and the cast both-a bit queasy. But I've gotten so I can watch real surgeries and not be bothered. And, of course, we're not always in the operating room.
Dylan: (referring to his role as Sean McNamara on "Nip/Tuck"; in a 2004 interview) I'm usually looking ahead to the next role but not now. I'm not thinking of this as a stepping-stone. This show is what I was looking for.
Dylan: (on having plastic surgery) It is nothing to be embarrassed about. You feel the pressures of looking good because that is the business. Let's face it, it is not radio.
Dylan: (on his worst job before becoming an actor) I was a maintenance guy at a Bob's Big Boy in Virginia, and I had to clean the bathrooms.
Dylan: I grew up all around the world and when I settled in a suburb in America, I didn't have any idea what I was supposed to wear.
Dylan: (comparing the two male leads on "Nip/Tuck") When Christian has sex, it's straight out of Penthouse. When Sean has sex, it's funny and a little awkward and your cringe a bit. It's real!