On The Blacklist, Red (James Spader) and Liz Keen (Megan Boone) are on the run from the FBI. Now they’re headed toward the Midwest — Iowa, to be exact. That’s where the world’s largest argiculture business is laundering money for the Cabal. Red and Liz are on a mission to take down the Cabal (which has framed Liz for murder) and to clear Liz’s name. Along the way, they’re going to run into blacklister Eli Matchett.
Eli Matchett is portrayed by Don Harvey. The actor is really from the Midwest. Born sixth of eight children in Michigan, he graduated from the University of Michigan before studying at the Yale School of Drama. Harvey’s best known for his tough guy roles in tough guy movies including The Untouchables (Officer Preseuski), Casualties of War (Cpl. Thomas E. Clark), Die Hard 2 (Garber), The Thin Red Line (Sgt. Becker), and Taken 3 (Garcia). You can see him next on the big screen in the mystery/thriller Secret In Their Eyes starring tough ladies Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. The Blacklist airs Thursdays at 9pm on NBC.