Shea Whigham

Shea Whigham

  • Highest Rated: 92% American Hustle (2013)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Term Life (2016)
  • Birthday: Jan 5, 1969
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • An athletic, all-American actor whose remarkable audition opposite Colin Farrell led director Joel Schumacher to cast him in his 2000 war drama Tigerland on the spot, Shea Whigham may not be a household name, but with impressive performances in such subsequent features as All the Real Girls and Out of This World, he's certainly become a talent to watch for. Born the son of former Florida State University quarterback Frank Whigham, the young athlete excelled at tennis and soccer in his early years, eventually entering college on a tennis scholarship. It was during his higher education that Whigham discovered a passion for acting, and soon thereafter, the aspiring thespian was accepted into New York's prestigious S.U.N.Y. Purchase Conservatory. A friendship with roommate Kirk Acevedo led the burgeoning actors to co-found the New York-based theater troupe The Rorschach Group, following graduation, with Whigham serving double duty as both performer and artistic director at the downtown Manhattan theater company for three years. After making an impression on audiences with his performance in Tigerland, Whigham went on to appear opposite Sam Neill in the made-for-television nautical drama Submerged, and in the next few years he would continue to gain onscreen momentum by turning in impressive performances in such efforts as All the Real Girls. If the majority of his post-Tigerland roles didn't offer quite the exposure of his impressive debut, appearances in such high-profile Hollywood efforts as Cheer Up and The Lords of Dogtown showed that Whigham was ready and willing to work his way back into the spotlight. He followed through on his potential with a string of mostly indie films including Wristcutters: A Love Story, Splinter, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, and Machete. He was cast as the corrupt police officer brother of the scheming prohibition-era gangster Nucky Thompson in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and he would co-star in Take Shelter with his Boardwalk castmate Michael Shannon. In 2012 Wigham could be seen on the big screen in three big projects, Big Miracle, Oliver Stone's drug drama Savages, and David O Russell's crowd-pleaser Silver Linings Playbook.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

68% Joker Actor 2019
90% To the Stars Actor 2019
66% Vice Wayne Vincent 2018
87% First Man Gus Grissom 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado Andy Wheeldon 2018
82% Beirut Gary Ruzak 2018
39% Death Note James Turner 2017
87% Wheelman Actor 2017
86% Star Trek Beyond Teenaxi Leader $158.9M 2016
0% Term Life Matty Miller $13.5K 2016
47% Knight of Cups Jim $0.4M 2016
17% A Country Called Home Cole 2016
80% Cop Car Man $0.2M 2015
40% Lila & Eve Detective Holliston $22.3K 2015
91% The Life And Mind Of Mark Defriest Actor 2015
36% Radio Free Albemuth Philip K. Dick $0.2M 2014
61% Non-Stop Agent Marenick $80.5M 2014
79% The Wolf of Wall Street Captain Ted Beecham $91.4M 2013
92% American Hustle Carl Elway $99.2M 2013
70% Fast & Furious 6 Stasiak $238.8M 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project Carl Elway 2013
92% Silver Linings Playbook Jake $132.1M 2012
66% This Must Be The Place Ernie Ray $0.2M 2012
51% Savages Chad $47.4M 2012
75% Big Miracle SAR Pilot Conrad $20.2M 2012
No Score Yet Catch .44 Billy 2011
92% Take Shelter Dewart $1.7M 2011
84% The Lincoln Lawyer Corliss $58M 2011
No Score Yet Spooner Stan 2011
43% Barry Munday Donald 2010
72% Machete Sniper $26.3M 2010
85% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Justin $1.7M 2009
43% Blood Creek Luke 2009
29% Fast & Furious Agent Ben Stasiak $155.1M 2009
67% The Killing Room Tony 2009
74% Splinter Dennis 2008
35% Pride and Glory Kenny Dugan $15.8M 2008
No Score Yet South of Heaven Mad Dog Mantee 2008
67% Wristcutters: A Love Story Eugene $0.3M 2007
58% First Snow Vincent $0.2M 2007
55% Lords of Dogtown Dranke Landon $11.1M 2005
No Score Yet Faith of My Fathers Actor 2005
9% Man of the House Ranger Holt $19.2M 2005
71% All the Real Girls Tip 2003
10% Bad Company Actor $30.2M 2002
76% Tigerland Wilson 2000

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

98% Homecoming
2018
Thomas Carrasco
  • 2018
68% Waco
2018
Mitch Decker
  • 2018
96% Fargo
2014-2017
Moe Dammick
  • 2017
89% Narcos
2015-2017
Agent Duffy
  • 2017
73% The Legend of Master Legend
2017
  • 2017
83% Vice Principals
2016-2017
Ray
  • 2017
  • 2016
86% Marvel's Agent Carter
2015-2016
Roger Dooley
  • 2016
  • 2015
78% True Detective
2014
Joel Theriot
  • 2014
92% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
Elias Thompson
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Jered Blunt
  • 2009
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Patrick Wilkes
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Tom Kardum
  • 2009
23% Standoff
2006
Andre/Jared Kendall
  • 2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Bobby
  • 2006
82% Modern Love
2019

QUOTES FROM Shea Whigham CHARACTERS

Brian O'Conner
Well, you know what they say Stasiak; if you want the carreer-changing big fish, you got to be willing to put on the big boy panties and sail out to the deep water.
Stasiak
You're an asshole, you know that?
Brian O'Conner
I missed you, too man, I really missed you.
Pat
Hey Jake! This is Cliff. This is my doctor Cliff.
Jake
Look, two things. We gotta watch that bubble screen for fucking Manning in the backfield, and we gotta make sure we knock the receivers on their ass off the line of scrimmage.
Dr. Cliff Patel
You can say that again. Those cocksuckers!
Jake
Did you get the jersey?
Pat
I got the jersey.
Ronnie
Beautiful jersey. Love that jersey!
Pat
Veronica didn't like it.
Ronnie
Veronica hates that jersey.
Eugene
I'm not sitting in the back.
Zia
Why not?
Eugene
'Cause everybody knows guy in the back seat doesn't have a cock.
Zia
I'm not going out tonight. It just makes me depressed.
Eugene
So, what you gonna do? Kill yourself?
Polly Watt
How is this helping exactly?
Dennis Farell
Jesus, lady, help can't even help us!