Michael Emerson

Michael Emerson

Highest Rated: 92% The Laramie Project (2002)

Lowest Rated: 27% The Legend of Zorro (2005)

Birthday: Sep 7, 1954

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Despite having been drawn to comedy at the start of his career, actor Michael Emerson emerged in decidedly creepier roles that later earned him great notoriety. In the beginning, he cut his teeth on the stage, while struggling to earn a living with odd jobs. He gained momentum once he began performing Shakespeare, which propelled him to New York City and several acclaimed Off-Broadway productions, particularly "The Misanthrope" (1998) and "The Iceman Cometh" (1999). But it was his Emmy Award-winning performance as a suspected serial killer on "The Practice" (NBC, 1997-2004) that propelled his career, leading to him being cast as the manipulative leader of the mysterious Others on "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010); a role that turned Emerson into a household name practically overnight.

Highest rated movies

The Laramie Project
Playing by Heart
Saw
Straight-Jacket
The Legend of Zorro

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glimpse Unknown (Character) - 2022
29% 29% Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Executive Producer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Executive Producer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Joker (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet 94% Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Joker (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet 61% Ready? Ok! Charlie New (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jumping off Bridges Unknown (Character) - 2006
27% 48% The Legend of Zorro Harrigan (Character) $45.4M 2005
45% 44% Straight-Jacket Victor (Character) $45.5K 2004
50% 84% Saw Zep Hindle (Character) $650.1K 2004
92% 80% The Laramie Project Reverend (Character) - 2002
60% 79% Playing by Heart Bosco (Character) $4.0M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grace & Glorie Arnold Dudley (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Journey Michael (Character) - 1997

TV

Credit
95% 83% Evil Leland Townsend (Character) 2019-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Expedition Unknown Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2019
94% 90% Mozart in the Jungle Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
86% 62% Arrow Cayden James (Guest Star) 2017-2018
92% 76% Person of Interest Harold Finch (Character) 2011-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2011
88% 95% Parenthood Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet God in America Unknown (Character) 2010
85% 91% Lost Ben Linus (Character),
Henry Gale (Guest Star)
2005-2010
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inside Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Allan Shaye (Guest Star) 2004
26% No Score Yet Whoopi Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
74% 85% The X-Files Oliver Martin (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
79% No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001