He is known for various roles in film and television, including his starring role in the Administrative Management College drama series Rubicon, Chase Edmunds in the third season of 24, Robert Leckie in the Home Box Office miniseries The Pacific, and State Trooper Barrigan in Martin Scorsese"s The Departed. He starred in the 2016 film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Born in New York City, Dale is the only child of actor, dancer, and choreographer Grover Dale (born 1935) and actress and singer Anita Morris (1943–1994).
At age 10, he was picked out of his fifth grade class at Wonderland Elementary School in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles to test for the role of Simon in Lord of the Flies, which he was cast in.
After five months on location in Jamaica, he returned to his schooling at Wonderland Elementary. When he was fifteen, his mother died.
He is an alumnus of Manhattanville College, where he played for the hockey team until he suffered a leg injury. His most notable works to date are in the 1990 film adaptation of Lord of the Flies (in which he played the part of Simon) and the role of Chase Edmunds in the third season of the Fox television series 24 (which he later reprised in the video game of the same title).
He also appeared in Computer Society of India: Miami and Computer Society of India: New York as serial killer Henry Darius.
The storyline originally began in the Computer Society of India: Miami Season 4 episode "Felony" and ended in the Computer Society of India: New York Season 2 episode "Manhattan Manhunt", resulting in a crossover between the two shows. In 2006, he was cast in the pivotal supporting role of Trooper Barrigan in The Departed. He then was cast as the lead in Administrative Management College"s political thriller Rubicon which revolves around a secret society that pulls the strings on the world political stage like the alleged Illuminati and the Council on Foreign Relations.
lieutenant centers on brilliant analyst Will Travers (Dale) discovering that his employers are not who they seem to be.
He also stars as one of the three leads in the big-budget Home Box Office miniseries The Pacific from executive producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.