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Michael Emerson was born on September 7, 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. He is an actor, known for Lost (2004), Person of Interest (2011) and Saw (2004). He has been married to Carrie Preston since September 5, 1998. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Lost Ben Linus / Henry Gale
(2006-2010)
Person of Interest Harold Finch
(2011-2016)
Saw Zep Hindle
(2004)

Filmography

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 2019-2020 Evil (TV Series)
Leland Townsend
- 100 Days (2020) ... Leland Townsend
- 7 Swans a Singin' (2019) ... Leland Townsend
- Exorcism Part 2 (2019) ... Leland Townsend
- Vatican III (2019) ... Leland Townsend
- Let x = 9 (2019) ... Leland Townsend
 2019 The Name of the Rose (TV Series)
Abate Abbassano da Fossanova / Abate Abbone da Fossanova
- Episode #1.8 (2019) ... Abate Abbassano da Fossanova
- Episode #1.7 (2019) ... Abate Abbassano da Fossanova
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... Abate Abbassano da Fossanova
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... Abate Abbassano da Fossanova
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... Abate Abbassano da Fossanova
 2018 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series)
Morton Norton
- I Want You To Think of Me (2018) ... Morton Norton
- An Honest Ghost (2018) ... Morton Norton
 2017-2018 Arrow (TV Series)
Cayden James
- The Devil's Greatest Trick (2018) ... Cayden James
- All for Nothing (2018) ... Cayden James
- We Fall (2018) ... Cayden James
- Divided (2018) ... Cayden James
- Irreconcilable Differences (2017) ... Cayden James
 2017 Claws (TV Series)
Ted
- Ambrosia (2017) ... Ted
 2011-2016 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Harold Finch
- Return 0 (2016) ... Harold Finch
- .exe (2016) ... Harold Finch
- Synecdoche (2016) ... Harold Finch
- The Day the World Went Away (2016) ... Harold Finch
- Sotto Voce (2016) ... Harold Finch
 2015 The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator
- Into the Atom (2015) ... Narrator (uncredited)
- Unruly Elements (2015) ... Narrator (uncredited)
- Out of Thin Air (2015) ... Narrator (uncredited)
 2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Video)
Joker (voice)
 2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (Video)
Joker (voice)
 2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (Video)
Joker (voice)
 2011 Generator Rex (TV Series)
Nanite Alpha
- Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United (2011) ... Nanite Alpha (voice)
 2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades (TV Series short)
Dr. Archibald Monev / Dr. Venom
- The Anaconda Strain (2011) ... Dr. Archibald Monev / Dr. Venom (voice)
 2011 Parenthood (TV Series)
Andy Fitzgerald
- Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs (2011) ... Andy Fitzgerald
 2010 God in America (TV Series)
John Winthrop
- A New Adam/A New Eden (2010) ... John Winthrop
 2010 Lost - Epilogue: The New Man in Charge (TV Short)
Ben Linus
 2006-2010 Lost (TV Series)
Ben Linus / Henry Gale
- The End (2010) ... Ben Linus
- What They Died For (2010) ... Ben Linus
- Across the Sea (2010) ... Ben Linus (credit only)
- The Candidate (2010) ... Ben Linus (credit only)
- The Last Recruit (2010) ... Ben Linus
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
Creepy Target Sock Shopper
 2010 Goldstar, Ohio (Short)
Steve Harper
 2010 Lost: Final Chapter (TV Movie)
Narrator / Ben Linus
 2009 Lost: A Journey in Time (TV Movie)
Narrator / Ben Linus (voice)
 2008/I Ready? OK!
Charlie New
 2008 Lost: Via Domus (Video Game)
Ben Linus (voice)
 2008 Lost: Past, Present & Future (TV Movie)
Narrator / Ben Linus
 2007 Lost: Missing Pieces (TV Mini-Series)
Ben Linus
- Room 23 (2007) ... Ben Linus (uncredited)
- King of the Castle (2007) ... Ben Linus (uncredited)
 2006 Jumping Off Bridges
Frank Nelson
 2005 The Legend of Zorro
Harrigan
 2005 The Inside (TV Series)
Marty Manning
- Pre-Filer (2005) ... Marty Manning
 2005 29th & Gay
Gorilla
 2004 Straight-Jacket
Victor
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Allan Shaye
- Ritual (2004) ... Allan Shaye
 2004 Saw
Zep Hindle
 2003 Whoopi (TV Series)
F. Thomas Erickson
- The Fat and the Frivolous (2003) ... F. Thomas Erickson
 2003 Skin (TV Mini-Series)
Scarpelli
- Secrets & Lies (2003) ... Scarpelli
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Stuart Wesmar
- Victory for Humanity (2003) ... Stuart Wesmar
 2002 The X-Files (TV Series)
Oliver Martin
- Sunshine Days (2002) ... Oliver Martin
 2002 Unfaithful
Josh
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Gerry Rankin
- Phantom (2002) ... Gerry Rankin
 2002 The Laramie Project (TV Movie)
Reverend
 2001 Sounds from a Town I Love (TV Short)
 2001 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
- Herding Cats (2001)
 2000-2001 The Practice (TV Series)
William Hinks
- The Thin Line (2001) ... William Hinks (uncredited)
- Payback (2001) ... William Hinks (voice, uncredited)
- An Early Frost (2001) ... William Hinks
- Friends and Ex-Lovers (2000) ... William Hinks
- The Deal (2000) ... William Hinks
 2000 The District (TV Series)
Man in Bar
- Pilot (2000) ... Man in Bar
 2000 Stark Raving Mad (TV Series)
Mr. Putnam
- The Psychic (2000) ... Mr. Putnam
 1999 For Love of the Game
Gallery Doorman
 1999 I'll Take You There
Tom
 1998 Playing by Heart
Bosco
 1998 Grace & Glorie (TV Movie)
Arnold Dudley
 1998 The Impostors
Burtom's Assistant
 1997/I The Journey
Michael
 1990 Orpheus Descending (TV Movie)
Clown
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His latest Broadway appearance was in "Hedda Gabler" opposite Kate Burton. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

A better question might be what is it about those characters that appeals to audiences, or an even better question is why do audiences perceive them as creepy? Let's say I got to the studio one day and I play it in neutral - I don't make any judgment about the character or the material or anything. And then when it comes out and it's all chopped together and there's music and stuff, people go 'my... See more »

Trivia:

Worked as a Drama teacher before acting and briefly considered staying with it. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive voice See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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