Shea Whigham

Shea Whigham

Highest Rated: 92% Take Shelter (2011)

Lowest Rated: 0% Term Life (2016)

Birthday: Jan 05, 1969

Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Shea Whigham was a prolific film and television actor who appeared in dozens of roles over the course of his years in the business, most notably "Tigerland" (2000), HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010-14), and on the Hulu limited series "Homecoming" (Hulu, 2018). Whigham was born in Tallahassee but was raised in the suburban town of Lake Mary, Florida. He went to Junior College in Tyler, Texas and eventually transferred to State University of New York, Purchase. It was there that Whigham enrolled in the school's small but intensive acting program, and subsequently met a number of fellow student actors who would later become close friends and collaborators. After graduation Whigham and a few of his SUNY Purchase classmates moved to New York City to take a crack at becoming theater actors. Whigham would later go on to co-found the NYC theater troupe, the Rorschach Group, with his friend and fellow actor Kirk Acevedo. By the late 90s Whigham was landing small parts on television but it was his co-starring role in the 2000 war drama "Tigerland" that first put him on the map. That film, which was directed by Joel Schumacher, also starred Colin Farrell and Matthew Davis. After his impressive work in "Tigerland" Whigham began landing regular work as a film and TV actor. He appeared in films like "All the Real Girls" (2003) and "Water" (2004), as well as TV shows like "Medical Investigation" (NBC, 2004-05) and "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). By the 2010s Whigham began landing more substantial parts in several critically-acclaimed films like "Take Shelter" (2011), "The Lincoln Lawyer" (2011), "American Hustle" (2013), "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013), "Kong: Skull Island" (2016), and "First Man" (2018). It was Whigham's television work during this period, however, that would truly make him a recognizable face to millions. In 2010 Whigham began playing Eli Thompson on the Emmy-winning period gangster drama "Boardwalk Empire." The series ran for five seasons and also starred Steve Buscemi, Kelly MacDonald and Michael Shannon. After "Boardwalk Empire" ended in 2014, Whigham would go on to nab recurring parts in some of the most acclaimed television shows of the mid- to late-2010s, including "Fargo" (FX, 2014- ), "Vice Principals" (HBO, 2016-17), "Waco" (Paramount Network, 2018), and "Homecoming" (Hulu, 2018), the latter of which starred Julia Roberts in her first starring TV role. In 2019 Whigham had a very big year. In addition to appearing alongside Joaquin Phoenix in the Oscar-nominated actor's transformative title role in "Joker" (2019), Whigham was also cast in a recurring role in the HBO remake of "Perry Mason" (HBO, 2020). The limited series, which was set in Los Angeles in the 1930s, began filming in 2019.

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Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible 7 Unknown (Character) - 2022
69% No Score Yet F9 Stasiak (Character) - 2021
41% 43% The Quarry The Man (Character) - 2020
68% 88% Joker Detective Burke (Character) $335.4M 2019
72% 64% Low Tide Sergeant Kent (Character) - 2019
82% 73% To the Stars Hank Deerborne (Character) - 2019
90% 43% Vampires vs. The Bronx Unknown (Character) - 2019
50% 81% City of Lies Frank Lyga (Character) $565.7K 2018
63% 65% Sicario: Day of the Soldado Andy Wheeldon (Character) $50.1M 2018
82% 56% Beirut Gary Ruzak (Character) $5M 2018
87% 67% First Man Gus Grissom (Character) $44.8M 2018
32% 50% The Catcher Was a Spy Joe Cronin (Character) $706.6K 2018
65% 60% Vice Wayne Vincent (Character) $47.8M 2018
38% 24% Death Note James Turner (Character) - 2017
75% 69% Kong: Skull Island Cole (Character) $168M 2017
0% 32% Term Life Matty Miller (Character) $13K 2016
17% 48% A Country Called Home Cole (Character) - 2015
81% 53% Cop Car Man (Character) $128K 2015
40% 41% Lila & Eve Detective Holliston (Character) $37.9K 2015
62% 63% Non-Stop Agent Marenick (Character) $91.7M 2014
70% 84% Fast & Furious 6 Stasiak (Character) $238.7M 2013
92% 74% American Hustle Carl Elway (Character) $150.1M 2013
79% 83% The Wolf of Wall Street Captain Ted Beecham (Character) $116.9M 2013
50% 54% Savages Chad (Character) $47.3M 2012
92% 86% Silver Linings Playbook Jake (Character) $132.1M 2012
75% 64% Big Miracle Conrad (Character) $20.1M 2012
92% 81% Take Shelter Dewart (Character) $1.7M 2011
83% 82% The Lincoln Lawyer Corliss (Character) $58M 2011
67% 58% This Must Be the Place Ernie Ray (Character) $142.2K 2011
No Score Yet 14% Catch .44 Billy (Character) - 2011
72% 63% Machete Sniper (Character) $26.6M 2010
47% 36% Barry Munday Donald (Character) - 2010
33% 53% Radio Free Albemuth Philip K. Dick (Character) $5.6K 2010
No Score Yet 38% Spooner Stan Manfretti (Character) - 2009
71% 41% The Killing Room Tony Mazzolla (Character) - 2009
86% 57% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Justin (Character) $1.7M 2009
74% 49% Splinter Dennis (Character) $12.9K 2008
35% 49% Pride and Glory Kenny Dugan (Character) $15.7M 2008
58% 41% First Snow Vincent (Character) $213K 2006
67% 82% Wristcutters: A Love Story Eugene (Character) $231.5K 2006
9% 46% Man of the House Ranger Holt (Character) $19.1M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of This World Russell Reade (Character) - 2004
72% 78% All the Real Girls Tip (Character) $548.7K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Submerged Capt. Oliver Naquin (Character) - 2001
77% 71% Tigerland Wilson (Character) $139.3K 2000

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76% 67% Perry Mason Pete Strickland (Character) 2020
75% 86% Modern Love Peter (Character) 2019
78% 64% Homecoming Thomas Carrasco (Character) 2018
70% 74% Waco Richard rogers (Character) 2018
83% 87% Vice Principals Ray Liptrapp (Character) 2016-2017
93% 84% Fargo Moe Dammick (Guest Star) 2017
73% No Score Yet The Legend of Master Legend Peanut Head (Character) 2017
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
86% 77% Marvel's Agent Carter Chief Roger Dooley (Character) 2015
92% 96% Boardwalk Empire Elias Thompson (Character) 2010-2014
78% 76% True Detective Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 77% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Jered Blunt (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
No Score Yet 82% ER Bobby Kenyon (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Stories Unknown (Character) 1997

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