Bottrell generated considerable buzz when he "came out of retirement" in the fall of 2006 to portray the hilarious and homicidal "Lincoln Meyer" on eight memorable episodes of ABC's "Boston Legal." Fans of the show took notice and so did the press including KABC entertainment reporter, George Pennacchio who did a two-part TV interview with Bottrell after an episode entitled "Lincoln" became one of "Boston Legal's" highest rated episodes of the season. Primarily known as a Hollywood screenwriter, Bottrell is a former student of New York acting guru, William Esper and started out as a theatre actor and playwright, working both off-Broadway (Second Stage, Manhattan Punchline, etc.) and at many prestigious regional theatres such as the Long Wharf and the Actor's Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival). Stage highlights include "Fun" alongside Lili Taylor and "Antigone" with Angela Bassett and Richard Schiff. Since "Boston Legal," he has become a popular guest on radio and morning talk shows. Recent acting gigs include roles on "Save Me," "Justified," "NCIS," "True Blood," "Harry's Law," "Castle," "iCarly," "Criminal Minds" and a recurring role on "Days of Our Lives."
DDB on stage in "Better Angels" at the Colony Theatre in Los Angeles in October, 2009.