Michael Emerson

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Michael Emerson
Photo Credit: Kiwigirl15
Age: 62
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Benjamin Linus on `Lost`

Michael Emerson (born September 7, 1954) is an American film and television character actor who is best known for his roles as serial killer William Hinks on The Practice, Benjamin Linus on Lost, Zep Hindle in the first Saw movie and currently as Harold Finch on the CBS series Person of Interest. Emerson has also worked extensively in theater and narration. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and been nominated for three others, as well as receiving other awards and nominations. Emerson is married to actress Carrie Preston. Wikipedia


From this profile you will find 134 photos, 3 quotes, 5 trivia items, 16 magazines, 1 style, 58 lists, 14 awards, 2 on-screen matchups, 97 film credits, 174 news stories, 1 relationship, and key facts about Michael Emerson!

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Michael Emerson is a member of the following lists: Emmy Award winners, American film actors, Living people, American television actors, American stage actors, 1954 births, Actors from Iowa, People from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Audio book narrators and Drake University alumni.

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97 Credits »
2015 The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements Narrator
2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Joker
2012 Living in the Age of Surveillance Various
2011 Person of Interest Harold Finch
2010 Lost: Final Chapter Narrator, Ben Linus
2010 Parenthood Andy Fitzgerald
2010 Generator Rex Nanite Alpha
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Dr. Archibald Monev, Dr. Venom
2010 Goldstar, Ohio Steve Harper
2010 God in America John Winthrop
2009 Lost: A Journey in Time Narrator, Ben Linus



It worries me a little bit the reach and power of TV. More people saw me in "The Practice" (1997) than will ever see me in all the stage plays I ever do. Which is sort of humbling. Or troubling. Or both.


14 Awards »
Nominated for 14 Awards | Won 2

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58 Lists »
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Michael Emerson is married to Carrie Preston.
Carrie Preston
  • Date Married: September 1998
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