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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 3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Living in the Age of Surveillance (Video short)
Various
 2011 Generator Rex (TV Series)
Nanite Alpha
- Ben 10/Generator Rex Heroes United (2011) ... Nanite Alpha (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
 2006-2010 Lost (TV Series)
Ben Linus / Henry Gale
- The End (2010) ... Ben Linus
- Across the Sea (2010) ... Ben Linus (credit only)
- The Candidate (2010) ... Ben Linus (credit only)
 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)
Benjamin Linus (voice)
 2008 Lost: Past, Present & Future (TV Movie)
Narrator / Benjamin 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 Inside (TV Series)
Marty Manning
- Pre-Filer (2005) ... Marty Manning
 2005 29th and Gay
Gorilla
 2004 Straight-Jacket
Victor
 2004 Saw
Zep Hindle
 2003 Skin (TV Series)
Scarpelli
- Secrets & Lies (2003) ... Scarpelli
 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)
- The Deal (2000) ... William Hinks
 2000 The District (TV Series)
Man in Bar
- Pilot (2000) ... Man in Bar
 1999 Stark Raving Mad (TV Series)
Mr. Putnam
- The Psychic ... Mr. Putnam
 1999 For Love of the Game
Gallery Doorman
 1999 I'll Take You There
Tom
 1998 Grace & Glorie (TV Movie)
Arnold Dudley
 1997/I The Journey
Michael
 1990 Orpheus Descending (TV Movie)
Clown
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Show Show Self (27 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Other Works:

Played the Duke in Measure For Measure at the California Shakespeare Theater, directed by Daniel Fish, summer 2003. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on having appeared for five seasons on 'Lost'] I like the show better the more I think of it. It did break new ground and it had a ripple effect. It played with the narrative process. It presented the audience with an esoteric view of time and space in a way they hadn't seen before. And I think the audience paid it back with this incredible affection and fervor that has really never gone away. See more »

Trivia:

On Lost (2004), he played Ben Linus, the son of Roger Linus, played by Jon Gries, who is actually 3 years the junior of Emerson. The age difference is explicable because Roger is first seen in flashbacks to Ben's birth and childhood. Ben's mother was played by Carrie Preston, who in addition to being (like Gries) somewhat younger than Emerson, is also his real-life wife. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive voice See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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