Chris Kerson


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Chris Kerson is an American Actor, best known for portraying Nails in the hit series True Detective, and Willie Boy in Gotti. Chris started honing his thespian talents in drama clubs throughout his upbringing in Manhattan and Westchester, New York. Despite aiming for a career in finance, he continued performing theater during his undergraduate ... See full bio »

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(2015)
Gotti Willie Boy
(2018)
Last Call Paddy
(2021)
(2016)

Filmography

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 2021/I Last Call
Paddy
 2020 Equal Standard
Detective Kevin McKenzie
 2019/II Ace (Short)
Alexei
 2019 Rendezvous (Short)
Art
 2018 Gotti
Willie Boy (as Christopher Kerson)
 2018 The Fencestitute (Short)
Male Friend
 2016 79 Parts
Arson
 2016 Daylight's End
Dugan
 2015 Wear
Howard
 2015 True Detective (TV Series)
Nails
- Omega Station (2015) ... Nails
- Black Maps and Motel Rooms (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 Open (Short)
Alan
 2009/II The Ride (Short)
Donald
 2009 Two Star State of Mind (Video)
Brian Hart
 2008 Angel Jellyfish (Short)
Vincent
 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 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
 1994 Seed: Rapture (Music Video)
Eating husband
 1993 Afghan Whigs: Gentlemen (Music Video)
Angry Husband
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Other Works:

(Summer 94) Acted opposite of Jordan Ladd in the youth oriented "Water on the Moon" performed at the Zephyr Theater in West Hollywood. See more »

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1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Christopher Kerson

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Was the runner up to play VIP #4 in the Squid Game. Producers informed Chris that him "not being grotesque enough" was why the role went another way. Producers said Hwang Dong-hyuk would like to work with Chris in the future. See more »

Nickname:

Shyam

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