Christian Clemenson

Lowest Rated: 8% Almost Heroes (1998)
Birthday: Nov 11, 1959
Birthplace: Humboldt, Iowa, USA
A native of rural Humboldt, IA, character actor Christian Clemenson left his home state when a scholarship that he netted as part of his paperboy route afforded him the opportunity to attend the prestigious Phillips Academy preparatory school in Andover, MA. That experience imparted Clemenson with a deep-seated love of theatrics, and he spent his Iowan summers during college acting in local stage productions. The upstart subsequently attended Harvard as an undergraduate and Yale Drama School as a grad student, then moved to Los Angeles in the mid-'80s, where he accepted a long series of bit parts and supporting roles in A-list features, typically cast as nebbishy professional types. Early films in which Clemenson appeared included Heartburn (1986), Legal Eagles (1986), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), and Broadcast News (1987).Beginning in the late '90s, Clemenson began placing a stronger emphasis on television work, with guest roles in series including Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The West Wing, and NYPD Blue. He received critical kudos for his portrayal of ill-fated executive Thomas E. Burnett Jr., a victim of the September 11th terrorist attacks, in Paul Greengrass' feature United 93 (2006), then joined William Shatner, Candice Bergen, and James Spader of David E. Kelley's offbeat seriocomedy Boston Legal in a recurring capacity during the show's second season; on the program, Clemenson played Jerry "Hands" Espenson, a troubled lawyer plagued by Asperger's Syndrome. He went on to win Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2006 for that role, and continued to appear on the show, later attaining regular status and staying with the series until it folded in 2009. Clemenson would continue to appear regularly on screen as the years went on, appearing on shows like CSI: Miami and Harry's Law.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
35% Live By Night Ritz Investor $10.4M 2017
No Score Yet Not Safe For Work Alan Emmerich 2013
42% J. Edgar Inspector Schell $37.4M 2011
No Score Yet Ashley's Ashes Actor 2010
90% United 93 Thomas Burnett $31.6M 2006
13% Lost and Found Ray 1999
55% Mighty Joe Young Jack 1998
38% Armageddon Droning Guy 1998
8% Almost Heroes Father Girard 1998
83% The Big Lebowski Younger Cop 1998
95% Apollo 13 Dr. Chuck 1995
100% And the Band Played On Dr. Dale Lawrence 1993
25% Josh and S.A.M. Policeman 1993
65% Hero Conklin 1992
83% The Fisher King Edwin 1991
71% Bad Influence Pismo 1990
No Score Yet Daddy's Boys Otis 1988
98% Broadcast News Bobby 1987
13% Surrender Dream Lawyer 1987
45% Black Widow Artie 1987
46% Making Mr. Right Bruce Cohn 1987
47% Heartburn Sidney 1986
47% Legal Eagles Clerk 1986
91% Hannah and Her Sisters Larry 1986

TV

CREDIT
91% Colony
2016-2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
92% American Crime Story
2016-2018
Bill Hodgman
  • 2016
57% Californication
2007-2014
  • 2014
81% Turn: Washington's Spies
2014-2017
Maarten DeJong Maarten Dejong
  • 2014
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
Mr. O'Donnell
  • 2013
  • 2010
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
Sam Berman
  • 2012
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Tom Loman
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Ivan Fink
  • 2010
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Perry Sterling
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Dr. Roy Carmen
  • 2009
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Jerry Esperson Jerry Espenson
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Father Edward Klaussner
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Charles Pellew
  • 2005
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Henry Korfelt
  • 2005
92% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
Abel Koontz
  • 2005
  • 2004
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Timothy Bosham
  • 2003
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Harold Hookland
  • 2002
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Evan Woodkirk
  • 2001
  • 2000
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Balthazar
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Wall
  • 1998
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Jared
  • 1997
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Rollie Vale
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
1993-1994
Socrates Poole
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
Jack Henry
  • 1991
No Score Yet Capital News
1990
Todd Lunden
  • 1990
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Flaherty
  • 1988
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Jonathan Gould
  • 1987
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
Dave
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Salesman
  • 1985

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