White Collar cast ages: How old were Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, and more then (and now)?

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It's been 10 years since the hit USA Network series White Collar left the air, and fans have the opportunity to celebrate the milestone occasion by streaming all six seasons on Netflix. The series returned to the platform in April 2024 after a handful of years away, coming back at the perfect time.

Fellow USA Network hit Suits found incredible success on Netflix in 2023, priming the platform to pick up the likes of Royal Pains, Monk, and now White Collar. Matt Bomer stars in the procedural series that centers on con man Neal Caffrey as he makes a deal to work with the FBI as a criminal informant.

The lovable series also stars Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, and Tiffani Thiessen, along with a few familiar faces in its supporting cast throughout the seasons. While the show ended a decade ago, it premiered back in 2009. How old was the cast then, and how old are they now? We're sharing the White Collar cast's ages and sharing what they've been up to since the show ended.

Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey

Matt Bomer
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Matt Bomer was born on Oct. 11, 1977, which makes the Neal Caffrey actor 46 years old as of April 2024. When White Collar premiered in October 2009, he had just turned 32 years old, and when the series ended after six seasons in December 2014, he was 37 years old.

Prior to his breakthrough role on the USA Network series, Bomer had appeared in titles like Guiding Light, Tru Calling, and Chuck. During his time on the series, he appeared in the movies In Time, Magic Mike, and The Normal Heart and had a memorable guest starring role in Glee as Blaine's brother. After White Collar, he entered the American Horror Story universe, first in a guest role in the fourth season, Freak Show, and then in a leading role in the fifth season, Hotel.

Bomer has also starred in titles such as The Nice Guys, The Boys in the Band, Maestro, The Last Tycoon, Will & Grace, Doom Patrol, The Sinner, and Netflix's hit limited series Echoes. Most recently, Bomer starred opposite Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey in the Showtime limited series Fellow Travelers. He has been nominated for two Golden Globes, an Emmy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, winning one Golden Globe for his performance in The Normal Heart.

Since 2011, Bomer has been married to his husband Simon Halls. The couple's relationship and marriage went public in 2014. Together, they share three children: Kit (born 2005) and twins Walker and Henry (born 2008).

Tim DeKay as Peter Burke

Tim DeKay
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Tim DeKay was born on June 12, 1963, which makes the Peter Burke actor 60 years old as of April 2024. When the series first premiered in October 2009, DeKay was 46 years old, and when the series finale aired in December 2014, he was 51 years old. He's about 14 years older than his on-screen partner in crime Matt Bomer.

Prior to White Collar, DeKay co-starred in small screen titles like Party of Five, Carnivàle, Tell Me You Love Me, among other guest roles. Since the show ended 10 years ago, DeKay has been in series like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Second Chance, Lucifer, American Crime, Here and Now, 1923, and more. He even appeared in four episodes of on-screen wife Tiffani Thiessen's cooking show Dinner at Tiffani's. Most recently, DeKay appeared in Best Picture winner Oppenheimer as John Pastore.

DeKay has been married to his wife, actress Elisa Taylor since 1991, and they have two children together: daughter Danna and son Jamis.

Willie Garson as Mozzie

Willie Garson
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Willie Garson was born on Feb. 20, 1964. In September 2021, Garson passed away at the age of 57 years old from pancreatic cancer. When he first started playing Neal Caffrey's best friend Mozzie in October 2009, he was 45 years old, and when the show ended in 2014, he was 50 years old. He was about one year younger than Tim DeKay. Garson was the father of son Nathen, who he adopted at age nine in 2009.

Garson's perhaps best known for his role as Carrie Bradshaw's best friend Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City. He recurred throughout the entire original series and appeared in both movies. His final acting role was in three episodes of the Max revival series And Just Like That. Beyond the SATC universe, Garson also appeared in movies like Our Lips Are Sealed, Freaky Friday, Fever Pitch, Labor Pains, Walk of Shame, and Magic Camp. He had an extensive career in television with plenty of recurring and guest roles. After White Collar, he appeared in Hawaii Five-0, Scandal, Supergirl, Magnum P.I., and Big Mouth.

Tiffani Thiessen as Elizabeth Burke

Tiffani Thiessen
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Tiffani Thiessen was born on Jan. 23, 1974, which makes the Elizabeth Burke actress 50 years old as of April 2024. When she took on the role as Peter Burke's designer wife in October 2009, Thiessen was 35 years old, and when the series finished in December 2014, she was 40 years old. She's about 10 years younger than her on-screen husband Tim DeKay.

Thiessen's definitely best known for playing Kelly Kapowski in the iconic '80s/'90s teen comedy series Saved by the Bell and the villainous Valerie Malone in the pop culture phenomenon teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210. She was a main cast member on 90210 from season 5 to season 9, appearing in 136 episodes. After White Collar, Thiessen had her own Cooking Channel series Dinner at Tiffani's, which ran for three seasons. She had a main role in Netflix's sitcom Alexa & Katie, which also ran for three seasons and landed her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Daytime Fiction Program.

In 2020, Thiessen reprised her role as Kelly Kapowski in Peacock's short-lived Saved by the Bell reboot/revival and hosted MTV's food-themed comedy clip show Deliciousness. She has written two cookbooks: Pull Up a Chair and Here We Go Again. Since 2005, Thiessen has been married to actor Brady Smith, and they have two children: daughter Harper (born 2010) and son Holt (born 2015). Her pregnancy with Harper coincided with filming White Collar season 2.

More White Collar cast ages

Apart from the above four main cast members that never changed throughout the series, White Collar also featured a handful of supporting cast members that either recurred before joining as a series regular or only appeared for one season.

Natalie Morales appeared in the first season's main cast as Agent Lauren Cruz, a member of Agent Burke's team. Throughout the first season, Marsha Thomason and Sharif Atkins recurred as additional members of the team, Agent Diana Berrigan and Agent Clinton Jones respectively. Thomason joined the main cast beginning with season 2 and Atkins with season 4.

One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton began her recurring role as Sara Ellis, an insurance investigator and frenemy of Neal's, in the second season. She became a main cast member for the third season and again recurred during the fourth season. Fingers crossed that if the potential revival that's in the works comes to fruition, we get to see not only Sara but all of these characters again!

  • Marsha Thomason as Diana Berrigan: 48 years old
  • Sharif Atkins as Clinton Jones: 49 years old
  • Hilarie Burton as Sara Ellis: 41 years old
  • Natalie Morales as Lauren Cruz: 39 years old

All six seasons of White Collar are currently available to stream on Netflix.

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