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  Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam
Portrays Lyle Chumley
Occupation Actor
Writer
Soundtrack
Born Dwight David Yoakam
October 23, 1956
Pikeville, Kentucky, USA
Years Active 1984–present
Gender Male
Hair Brown/Gray
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
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Dwight Yoakam is an American actor who portrays Lyle Chumley in Season 2 of CBS' Under the Dome.

BiographyEdit

Dwight was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, the son of Ruth Ann, a key-punch operator, and David Yoakam, a gas-station owner. He was raised in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Columbus' Northland High School in 1974. During his high school years, he excelled in both music and drama, regularly securing the lead role in school plays, such as "Charlie" in a stage version of Flowers for Algernon, honing his skills under the guidance of teacher-mentors Jerry McAfee (music) and Charles Lewis (drama).

Outside of school, Dwight sang and played guitar with local garage bands, and entertained his friends and classmates with his impersonations, such as Richard Nixon, who, at the time, was heavily embroiled in the Watergate controversy. Dwight briefly attended Ohio State University, but dropped out and moved to Nashville in 1977 with the intent of becoming a recording artist. On May 7, 2005, Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg, West Virginia awarded and presented Dwight with an honorary doctorate degree.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Panic Room as Raoul
  • Sling Blade as Doyle Hargraves
  • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada as Belmont
  • Dirty Girl as Joseph
  • Bloodworth as Boyd Bloodworth
  • The Little Death as Bobby Lomax
  • Hollywood Homicide as Leroy Wasley
  • South of Heaven, West of Hell as Valentine Casey

AppearancesEdit

Season 2 appearances
"Heads Will Roll" "Infestation" "Force Majeure" "Revelation" "Reconciliation"
"In the Dark" "Going Home" "Awakening" "The Red Door" "The Fall"
"Black Ice" "Turn" "Go Now"

External LinksEdit

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