Christian Clemenson

Actor
A consummate actor with a gift for playing intelligent, occasionally reserved men in positions of authority, Christian Clemenson was an Emmy-winning performer whose work in features like "United 93" (2006) and ... Read more »
Born: 03/17/1959 in Humboldt, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Masters of Sex 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Not Safe For Work 2015 (Movie)

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Turn 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harry's Law 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

J. Edgar 2011 (Movie)

Inspector Schell (Actor)

The 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1991 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Designing Women 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hearts Afire 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ladies Man 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1991 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder One 1991 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

United 93 2006 (Movie)

Thomas E Burnett Jr (Actor)

The Division 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bette! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Vengeance Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Almost Heroes 1998 (Movie)

Father Girard (Actor)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

Droning Guy (Actor)

Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Big Lebowski 1998 (Movie)

Younger Cop (Actor)

Apollo 13 1995 (Movie)

Dr Chuck (Actor)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Josh and S.A.M. 1993 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Hero 1992 (Movie)

Conklin (Actor)

The Fisher King 1991 (Movie)

Edwin (Actor)

Bad Influence 1990 (Movie)

Pismo Boll (Actor)

Daddy's Boys 1988 (Movie)

Otis (Actor)

The "Slap" Maxwell Story 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Why on Earth? 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Widow 1987 (Movie)

Artie (Actor)

Broadcast News 1987 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Independence 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Making Mr. Right 1987 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

Surrender 1987 (Movie)

Dream Lawyer (Actor)

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Heartburn 1986 (Movie)

Sidney (Actor)

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

Clerk (Actor)

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Actor

Capital News (TV Show)

Actor

Disaster at Silo 7 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A consummate actor with a gift for playing intelligent, occasionally reserved men in positions of authority, Christian Clemenson was an Emmy-winning performer whose work in features like "United 93" (2006) and television series like "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08) made him among the busiest character actors in the 1990s and 2000s. He earned his training at Harvard and Yale before heading West to try his hand at screen acting; a lengthy career in supporting roles preceded his breakthrough with "Boston Legal," on which his turn as the psychologically troubled lawyer Jerry "Hands" Esperson earned him critical acclaim and an Emmy Award in 2006. Further accolades from his performance on the series signaled that Clemenson was on the cusp of making the leap from solid supporting to leading man, promising that the best was yet to come.

Relationships

Ernest Clemenson

Father
Died in 1973, while his son was in high school

Ruth Clemenson

Mother

EDUCATION

Phillips Academy

Andover , Massachusetts

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts
Appeared in several stage productions, including Harvard Lampoon sketch comedy shows

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut
Enrolled in the Yale School of Drama

Milestones

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

2009

Cast in a recurring role on "CSI: Miami" (CBS) as a medical examiner

2006

Portrayed the ill-fated passenger, Thomas E. Burnett in Paul Greengrass' "United 93"

2005

Played the recurring role of Jerry 'Hands' Espenson on the ABC series "Boston Legal"; became a regular cast member in the fourth season; earned an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2007 and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series i

2004

Played Abel Koontz in three episodes of "Veronica Mars" (UPN)

1998

Had a small role as a cop in the Coen Brothers' "The Big Lebowski"

1995

Played the flight doctor in Ron Howard's "Apollo 13"

1993

Debuted as a series regular in "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr." (FOX) playing attorney Socrates Poole

1993

Played Dr. Dale Lawrence in the HBO docudrama "And the Band Played On" (also released theatrically)

1991

Had a small role in Terry Gilliam's "The Fisher King"

1988

Appeared in two episodes of "Family Ties" (NBC) as Alex Keaton's English teacher

1986

Had a small role as the bailiff in Ivan Reitman's "Legal Eagles"

1986

First film role was in Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters"

1985

Made acting debut in an episode of the NBC series "Fame"

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