July 1, 2022

Michael Emerson Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Lost, Joker, Movies and Net Worth

Michael Emerson Bio

Michael Emerson born on September 7, 1954 is an American film and television actor who is best known for his roles as serial killer William Hinks on The Practice, Benjamin Linus on Lost, Zep Hindle in the first Saw film, and Harold Finch on the CBS series Person of Interest. Emerson has also worked extensively in theater and narration. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and been nominated for three others, as well as receiving other awards and nominations.

Michael Emerson Age

Born on 7th September 1954, Michael is 64 years old as of 2018.

Michael Emerson Height

He is 1.73 metres tall.

Michael Emerson Wife | Carrie Preston And Michael Emerson

He is married to Carrie Preston since 1998. He met his wife Preston while he was performing in a stage production of Hamlet in Alabama. In September 1998, the two got married and both Emerson and his wife starred in Straight-Jacket in 2004. Emerson was previously married, and heresided in Florida with his first wife before divorcing.

Career

After graduation from the University of Alabama in 1995, Emerson returned to New York City, where he appeared in the annual Alabama Shakespeare Festival showcase.

In 1997, Emerson landed a starring role as Oscar Wilde in Moises Kaufman’s critically acclaimed off-Broadway play Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and then followed up with several other notable stage performances. He performed opposite Uma Thurman in an off-Broadway production of Le Misanthrope, in 1998. He was cast in the role of Willie Oban in The Iceman Cometh. He co-starred with Kate Burton in both Give Me Your Answer, Do! and Hedda Gabler in 1999.

Michael Emerson Lost

Emerson won an Emmy Award as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, for playing serial killer William Hinks in several episodes of The Practice, in September 2001. Emerson began a guest-star role as Benjamin Linus in 2006, on the serial drama television series Lost. Emerson was originally set to appear in a small number of episodes, then returned for Season 3 as a main cast member and eventually became a main antagonist of the program. In 2007 and 2008 for his work in the third and fourth seasons, respectively, he received an Emmy Award nomination in the “Outstanding Supporting Actor” category. In 2009, he finally won the award in 2009 after being nominated for his role in the fifth season.

Michael Emerson Joker

He was cast in the Batman; The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 and 2 where he provided the voice for the character of The Joker

Michael Emerson Saw

He was cast in the film Saw I, II and III as Zep Hindle.

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Michael Emerson Person of Interest

In September 2011, Emerson joined the cast of another Abrams series, Person of Interest, that debuted on CBS. He played the role of a billionaire who teams up with a supposedly dead CIA agent to fight crime in New York City.

Michael Emerson Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards:

  • Won – 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series) for playing “William Hinks” on The Practice, 2001.
  • Nominated – 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series) for portraying Ben Linus on Lost, 2007.
  • Nominated – 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series) for portraying Ben Linus on Lost, 2008.
  • Won – 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series) for portraying Ben Linus on Lost, 2009.
  • Nominated – 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series) for portraying Ben Linus on Lost, 2010.

Golden Globe Awards:

  • Nominated – 67th Golden Globe Awards (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television) for portraying Ben Linus on LOST, 2010.

Saturn Awards:

  • Won – 34th Saturn Awards (Best Supporting Television Actor) for portraying Ben Linus on Lost, 2008.
  • Nominated – 35th Saturn Awards (Best Supporting Television Actor) for portraying Ben Linus on Lost, 2009.
  • Nominated – 36th Saturn Awards (Best Supporting Television Actor) for portraying Ben Linus on Lost, 2010.
  • Nominated – 37th Saturn Awards (Best Supporting Television Actor) for portraying Ben Linus on Lost, 2011.

Michael Emerson Movies And TV Shows

Movies

Year

Title

Role

1997

The Journey

Michael

1998

The Impostors

Burtom’s Assistant

Playing by Heart

Bosco

1999

I’ll Take You There

Tom

For Love of the Game

Gallery Doorman

2002

The Laramie Project

Reverend

Unfaithful

Josh

2004

Saw

Zep Hindle

Straight-Jacket

Victor

2005

Saw II

Zep Hindle

29th and Gay

Gorilla

The Legend of Zorro

Harrigan

2006

Saw III

Zep Hindle

Jumping Off Bridges

Frank Nelson

2008

Ready? OK!

Charlie New

2010

Saw 3D

Zep Hindle

Goldstar, Ohio

Steve Harper

2012

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

The Joker (voice)

2013

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

1990

Orpheus Descending

Clown

1998

Grace & Glorie

Arnold Dudley

1999

Stark Raving Mad

Mr. Putnam

2000

The District

Man in Bar

2000–2001

The Practice

William Hinks

2001

The Education of Max Bickford

Unknown

Sounds from a Town I Love

Unknown

2002

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Gerry Rankin

The X-Files

Oliver Martin

2003

Without a Trace

Stuart Wesmar

Skin

Scarpelli

Whoopi

F. Thomas Erickson

2004

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Allan Shaye

2005

The Inside

Marty Manning

2006–2010

Lost

Ben Linus

2007

Lost: Missing Pieces

Ben Linus

2010

Front Line

John Winthrop

2011

Parenthood

Andy Fitzgerald

G.I. Joe: Renegades

Doctor Venom

Generator Rex

Alpha Nanite

2011–2016

Person of Interest

Harold Finch

2014

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

Narrator

2017

Arrow

Cayden James

Claws

Ted

2018

Mozart in the Jungle

Michael Emerson Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

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