Anson Mount

Highest Rated: 81% Tully (2002)
Lowest Rated: 5% Hick (2012)
Birthday: Feb 25, 1973
Birthplace: White Bluff, Tennessee, USA
Trained theater actor Anson Mount hesitated to audition for his breakthrough film role in the Britney Spears vehicle Crossroads (2002), fearing that the project was too cheesy and mainstream. Yet, a little prodding from Spears fan Robert De Niro convinced him otherwise and the 29-year-old Mount was soon America's newest teen heartthrob. Born Anson Adams Mount II in Prospect Heights, IL, Mount is the only child of former professional golfer Nancy Smith and late Playboy Magazine sports editor Anson Mount II. He grew up in White Bluff, TN, and attended Dickson County High School in nearby Dickson, where he landed his first acting role as a supporting player in a school play. After graduating in 1991, Mount enrolled at Tennessee's University of the South, joined a fraternity, and dedicated himself to performance art and theater. He went on to earn a master's degree in fine arts and acting from Columbia University and then joined the New York City theater scene. Mount first made headlines in 1998, when he starred as Joshua, a gay character who represents a modern-day Jesus, in playwright Terrence McNally's controversial Corpus Christi. Over 1,000 protesters representing religious groups turned out for the play's much-hyped opening performance, which then received scathing reviews from right-wing and left-wing newspapers alike. In 1999, Mount made his television debut in a guest spot on Fox's Ally McBeal and then took a memorable turn in an episode of HBO's Sex in the City. The part led to a recurring role on the NBC drama Third Watch in 2000. That same year, he appeared on film in Boiler Room with Giovanni Ribisi and Ben Affleck, played the title role in Hillary Birmingham's The Truth About Tully, and portrayed a driven student filmmaker in the sequel to Urban Legends, Urban Legends: Final Cut. After working on 2001's forgettable Poolhall Junkies with Chazz Palminteri and Rick Shroder, Mount earned a part in the star-studded City by the Sea, with Robert De Niro, Patti Lupone, James Franco, Eliza Dushku, William Forsythe, and Francis McDormand. Mount was on the set of City by the Sea, reading the screenplay to Tamra Davis' Crossroads, when De Niro asked about the script. Mount explained that he was up for the part of Britney Spears' love interest in the film, but he had doubts about the project. De Niro told Mount not to be foolish, and agreed to help the young actor rehearse by reading Spears' lines. Mount landed the role, and even appeared in the pages of Teen and Seventeen magazines, but he did not allow himself to be pigeonholed as a mainstream actor: Around the time of Crossroads' highly publicized opening, he sealed a deal to appear in a film to be directed by the notoriously unconventional Peter Greenaway.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
44% Mr. Right Richard Cartigan $25.9K 2016
9% The Forger Keegan 2015
20% Supremacy Sobecki 2015
19% Visions David Maddox 2015
61% Non-Stop Jack Hammond $80.5M 2014
42% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Garth 2013
5% Hick Nick McMullen 2012
58% Safe Alex Rosen $17.2M 2012
50% Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden Actor 2012
36% Code Name: Geronimo Cherry 2012
38% Cook County Uncle Bump Producer $8.1K 2011
41% Straw Dogs Coach Milkens $10.4M 2011
54% Last Night Neal $0.2M 2011
29% Burning Palms Tom 2011
No Score Yet The Two Mr. Kissels Rob Kissel 2008
11% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror Tex Woods Jr. 2007
No Score Yet Warrior Class Actor 2007
75% In Her Shoes Todd $32.9M 2005
No Score Yet The Warrior Class Alec 2005
40% The Battle of Shaker Heights Miner Weber 2003
81% Tully Tully Coates Jr. 2002
47% City by the Sea Dave Simon $22.4M 2002
33% Poolhall Junkies Chris $0.6M 2002
14% Crossroads Ben $37.1M 2002
9% Urban Legends: Final Cut Toby Belcher $21.1M 2000
66% Boiler Room Broker 2000

TV

CREDIT
82% Star Trek: Discovery
2017
Capt. Christopher Pike
  • 2019
11% Marvel's Inhumans
2017
Black Bolt
  • 2017
73% Hell on Wheels
2011-2016
Producer Cullen Bohannon
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
20% Red Widow
2013
Evan Walraven
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
48% Dollhouse
2009-2010
Vitas
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Reverend Sterling
  • 2007
90% Lost
2004-2010
Kevin
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Mountain
2004-2005
Will Carver
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Tony Macken
  • 2004
92% Smallville
2001-2011
Paul Hayden
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Dr. Montville
  • 2000
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Kevin Wah
  • 1999

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