Hamish Linklater

Actor
A tall, dark-haired, handsome and magnetic performer, Hamish Linklater worked extensively on stage, convincingly portraying a vast array of characters before making his first entries into film and television in 2000 ... Read more »
Born: 07/06/1976 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Ithaca 2014 (Movie)

Tom Spangler (Actor)

Magic in the Moonlight 2014 (Movie)

Brice (Actor)

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn 2014 (Movie)

Tommy Altmann (Actor)

The Crazy Ones 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

42 2013 (Movie)

Ralph Branca (Actor)

The Good Wife 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Battleship 2012 (Movie)

Cal Zapata (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lola Versus 2012 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

The Big C 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Future 2011 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

The New Adventures of Old Christine 2005 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Violent Kind 2008 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Pushing Daisies 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fantastic Four 2005 (Movie)

Leonard (Actor)

5ive Days to Midnight 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

American Dreams 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Dragnet 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gideon's Crossing 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Groove 2000 (Movie)

David Turner (Actor)

Live From Baghdad (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Magic in the Moonlight 2014 (Movie)

("Thou Swell") (Song Performer)

Biography

A tall, dark-haired, handsome and magnetic performer, Hamish Linklater worked extensively on stage, convincingly portraying a vast array of characters before making his first entries into film and television in 2000. The son of esteemed dramatic vocal trainer Kristin Linklater, the young performer was raised among the theater community, taking supporting roles in Shakespeare & Company productions beginning from age nine and making his professional starring debut playing Tom Sawyer in a 1996 production of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at Kentucky's Actors Theatre of Louisville. He went on to amass credits in The Acting Company's 1998 productions of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Love's Fire," an anthology of plays staged in New York and London. For the remainder of 1998, Linklater could be seen on the West Coast, portraying an opportunistic gravedigger in "Hydriotaphia or The Death of Dr. Browne" for the Berkeley Repertory Group. After a stint Off-Broadway in the dysfunctional family portrait "The Chemistry of Change" (1999), Linklater returned to California, where he had featured roles in the Shakespeare classics "Measure for Measure" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," both directed by Peter Hall at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theater. The 1999-2000 season saw the actor take on the role of Laertes in the Bard's "Hamlet" in a New York Shakespeare Festival production starring Liev Schreiber. Linklater stood out in this production, putting a decidedly sexually charged spin on his portrayal of the doomed avenger.

Relationships

Jessica Goldberg

Wife
married on January 21, 2002 on the stage of the Theater at St. Clements where he was starring in her play "Good Thing"

Kristin Linklater

Mother
acclaimed voice teacher co-founded Shakespeare & Company and The Company of Women theater groups

EDUCATION

Amherst College

Amherst , Massachusetts
dropped out at age 19

Milestones

2013

Featured on "The Newsroom"

2013

Joined the cast of "The Crazy Ones"

2013

Appeared in the baseball biopic "42"

2012

Co-starred with Greta Gerwig in the comedy "Lola Versus"

2012

Acted in the sci-fi action feature "Battleship"

2006

Co-starred with Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS comedy series "The New Adventures of Old Christine"

2005

Appeared in the superhero feature "Fantastic Four"

2004

Landed recurring role on "American Dreams" (NBC)

2002

Portrayed journalist Richard Roth in "Live from Baghdad" (HBO)

2001

Acted on stage opposite Alicia Goranson in "Good Thing," performed at New York Stage and Film at Vassar College; reprised role off-Broadway

2000

TV series debut, playing a medical resident on the ABC drama series "Gideon's Crossing"

2000

Starred in "Groove" as a raver's bookish brother who finds romance at an underground party

1999

Portrayed a sexually-charged Laertes in New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Hamlet" at the Joseph Papp Public Theater

1999

Played the doomed Claudio in Los Angeles' Center Theater Group's production of Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure," staged at the Ahmanson Theater

1999

Landed starring role as the "sensitive" son of a wildly dysfunctional family in the off-Broadway production "The Chemistry of Change"

1999

Featured as Lysander in Peter Hall's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," also at the Ahmanson Theater

1998

Featured in The Acting Company's anthology of plays "Love's Fire," staged in London and NYC

1998

Played Romeo in The Acting Company's production of "Romeo and Juliet"

1998

Played the gravedigger lover of an heiress in the play "Hydriotaphia, or The Death of Dr Browne"

1996

Made professional debut playing Tom Sawyer in the Actor's Theatre of Louisville's production of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Started acting in supporting roles with the Shakespeare & Company theater group at age nine

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