Marcus Giamatti

Actor
This tall, curly-haired son of former Major League Baseball commissioner A Bartlett Giamatti and older brother of actor Paul Giamatti, began his career with a one-shot appearance in a TV commercial at age nine. After ... Read more »
Born: 10/02/1961 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Bones 2014 (Tv Show)

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Mind Games 2014 (Tv Show)

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Perception 2014 (Tv Show)

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Starving In Suburbia 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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The Chosen One 2014 (Movie)

Freddy (Actor)

Bunheads 2013 (Tv Show)

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Franklin & Bash 2013 (Tv Show)

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NCIS: Los Angeles 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Common Law 2012 (Tv Show)

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Revenge 2012 (Tv Show)

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Vegas 2012 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Miami 2011 (Tv Show)

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Detroit 1-8-7 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Closer 2011 (Tv Show)

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Fringe 2010 (Tv Show)

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Lie to Me 2010 (Tv Show)

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NCIS 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Defenders 2010 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 (Tv Show)

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House 2009 (Tv Show)

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Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

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Monk 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2009 (Tv Show)

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Life 2008 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2007 (Tv Show)

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Tell Me You Love Me 2007 (Tv Show)

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On the Doll 2006 (Movie)

Uncle Lou (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2005 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1999 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The X-Files 2002 (Tv Show)

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Hamlet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Business of Strangers 2001 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Judy Berlin 2000 (Movie)

Eddie Dillon (Actor)

Cosby 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Living Single 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Jimmy Hollywood 1994 (Movie)

BMW Preppy (Actor)

Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 1990 (Movie)

Gil Davis (Actor)

Aftermath: A Test of Love (TV Show)

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Monty (TV Show)

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Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV Show)

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Biography

This tall, curly-haired son of former Major League Baseball commissioner A Bartlett Giamatti and older brother of actor Paul Giamatti, began his career with a one-shot appearance in a TV commercial at age nine. After training at Yale, Marcus Giamatti embarked on a stage career that included work in regional theaters before he landing a role in a 1989 Lincoln Center staging of "Measure for Measure". The following year, he broke into features in "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge" and followed with roles in the formulaic gridiron comedy "Necessary Roughness", starring Scott Bakula, and the CBS movie "Aftermath: A Test of Love" (both 1991), as well as guesting that year on NBC's "Hunter". A 1992 episode of "Quantum Leap" reunited him with Bakula, and he finally achieved a more prominent profile as Corey Parker's slick, unctuous office mate in the Fox sitcom "Flying Blind" (1992-93). Between film and movie assignments, Giamatti returned to the stage, co-starring with his brother in Michael Cristofer's 1996 two-character Off-Broadway play "The Blues Are Running". He was featured the next year in Horton Foote's Pulitzer-winning "The Young Man From Atlanta" alongside heavyweights Rip Torn and Shirley Knight. Though he continued to land small roles in features (i.e., Barry Levinson's "Jimmy Hollywood" 1994) and TV-movies (e.g., TNT's critically-acclaimed "Pirates of Silicon Valley" 1999), Giamatti's next great opportunity came as a series regular again in "Judging Amy" (CBS, 1999- ), playing Amy Brenneman's uptight brother Peter Gray. He also portrayed Guildenstern in a cable version of "Hamlet" (Odyssey, 2000), directed by and starring Campbell Scott.

Relationships

Paul Giamatti Actor

Brother

Toni Giamatti

Mother

Paul Giamatti

Brother
born on June 6, 1967 breakthrough screen role as "Pig Vomit", the radio executive who attempted to repress the irrepressible Howard Stern in "Private Parts"

Elena Giamatti

Sister
younger

A Giametti

Father
college English professor and later president of Yale University also served as president of MLB's National League and then as commisioner of Major League Baseball until his death in 1989 at age 51 suspended Pete Rose for gambling on baseball during his time as commisioner

Kathryn Meisle

Wife
played Dolly Madison in CBS' "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal" (2000)

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

Bowdoin College

Brunswick , Maine

Milestones

2000

Played Guildenstern in TV version of "Hamlet" (Odyssey), directed by and starring Campbell Scott

1999

Had small role as a pushy high school friend of filmmaker David Gold in "Judy Berlin"; premiered at Sundance

1999

Had regular role as Amy Brenneman's uptight brother Peter Gray on "Judging Amy" (CBS)

1999

Appeared as Dan Kotke in critically-acclaimed "Pirates of Silicon Valley" (TNT), starring Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates

1997

Supported wife Kathryn Meisle in New Jersey Shakespeare Festival staging of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" at

1997

Portrayed Agent Atkinson in "Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing" (HBO)

1997

Broadway debut in Horton Foote's "The Young Man From Atlanta", starring Rip Torn and Shirley Knight

1996

Starred alongside brother Paul in the two-character Off-Broadway play "The Blues Are Running" by Michael Crisotofer

1994

Had small role as BMW Preppy in Barry Levinson's "Jimmy Hollywood"

1994

Appeared onstage in NYC in the Off-Broadway staging of "Durang, Durang"

1992

Reteamed with Bakula on episode of "Quantum Leap" (NBC)

1992

Debut as a TV series regular, playing Ted, the unscrupulous office mate of Corey Parker's Neil on Fox's twentysomething comedy "Flying Blind"

1991

TV debut in episode of "Hunter" (NBC); also acted in CBS movie "Aftermath: A Test of Love"

1991

Played Sargie in "Necessary Roughness", starring Scott Bakula

1990

Film debut, "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge"

1989

Had supporting role in Lincoln Center staging of Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure"; Campbell Scott also featured in production

1986

Earned Equity card performing at the Williamstown Theatre Festival (date approximate)

1970

Made one-shot appearance in a TV commercial at age nine (date approximately)

Bonus Trivia

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Giamatti's work on stage has included roles in "Macbeth", "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Othello". He has performed at the Seattle Rep, Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

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On being an actor, Giamatti told United Press International (UPI) in 1996, "I never wanted to do anything else. It was always where I felt most like myself"

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