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Chris Kerson


Chris Kerson appears next as a series regular in the season two cast of the acclaimed HBO crime drama television series True Detective. He portrays the mesmerizing character "Nails," a survivor of a brutal nail gun attack and loyal company man, to "Frank Semyon" played by Vince Vaughn. He is most recognized for his starring role in Sean ... See full bio »

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Known For

True Detective
(2015)
Cost of a Soul
Cost of a Soul Tommy Donahue
(2010)
Zero in the System
Zero in the System Detective Carver
(2013)

Filmography

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 2015 The Fencestitute (Short) (post-production)
Male Friend
  Rendezvous (Short) (filming)
Art
  Wear (completed)
Howard
 2015 '79 Parts
Arson
 2015 True Detective (TV Series)
Nails
- Omega Station (2015) ... Nails
- Church in Ruins (2015) ... Nails
- Other Lives (2015) ... Nails
- Down Will Come (2015) ... Nails
 2015/XI Grace (Short)
Trevor
 2015 Hamilton Chronicles (Short)
Ray
 2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Gunnar
- Merchants of Menace (2015) ... Gunnar
 2014/I Harmony (Short)
Walter
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
Kimmie Belzer's Desk Mate (uncredited)
 2013 Zero in the System
Detective Carver
 2013/IV Awake (Short)
Lawrence
 2012 Broadway's Finest
Saveno
 2011 Humdinger
Mr. Garey McKean
 2010 30 Rock (TV Series)
Cool Camera Guy
- College (2010) ... Cool Camera Guy (uncredited)
 2010 Cost of a Soul
Tommy Donahue
 2009 Late Night Entertainment (Short)
Stuart Schulzberg
 2009/I Open (Short)
Alan
 2009/II The Ride (Short)
Donald
 2009 Two Star State of Mind (Video)
Brian Hart
 2007 Hopelessly Blurred (Short)
Motel Clerk
 2007 No Reservations
Man at the Bar (uncredited)
 2006 Insult to Injury
Job
 2005 The Gun Play (Short)
Prisoner
 2001 Zoolander
Model (uncredited)
 2001 Someone Like You...
New Years' Eve Party Guest (uncredited)
 2000 Del Fuego (Short)
Crazy Lenny
 1997 Jesus Rides Shotgun
Ian
 1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Buck
- Takedown (1996) ... Buck
 1995 Flesh Suitcase
Chad
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Originated the role of "Carl the Usher" in a never before performed Tennessee Williams' play, "These are the Stairs You Gotta Watch" - off-off Broadway in New York City. Also helped cast the production. See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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His weight has purposely ranged from 145lbs (Flesh Suitcase) to 210lbs (Del Fuego) on film.

Nickname:

Shyam

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