Professional Accomplishments


  • E!Online Tater Award, 2007
    Won Tater Award for Best Baddie
  • Won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (for playing “William Hinks” on The Practice), 2001


  • Satellite Award, 2009
    Nominated Satellite Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for LOST (2004)
  • Emmy Award, 2008
    Nominated Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for LOST (2004)
  • Saturn Award, 2008
    Winner Saturn Award for
    Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series (LOST)
  • Satellite Award, 2007
    Nominated Satellite Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for LOST (2004)
  • Emmy Award, 2007
    Nominated Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for LOST (2004)
  • E!Online Tater Award, 2007
    Won Tater Award for Best Baddie
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, 2007
    Nominated Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor in a Television Program for LOST( 2004)
  • Teen Choice Award 2007
    Nominated Choice TV: Villain for LOST (2004)
  • Satellite Award, 2006
    Nominated Satellite Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for LOST (2004)
  • Emmy Award, 2001
    Won Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for The Practice (1997), for playing “William Hinks.”
  • Drama League Award, Outer Critic

Selected stage and screen credits

Film Productions

  • The Journey (as Michael), 1997
  • The Impostors (as Burtom’s assistant), 1998
  • Playing by Heart (as Bosco), 1998
  • For Love of the Game (as Gallery Doorman), 1999
  • The Laramie Project (as Reverend), 2002
  • The Unfaithful (as Josh), 2002
  • Saw (as Zep Hindle), 2004
  • Straight Jacket (Victor), 2004
  • 29th and Gay (Gorilla Man), 2005
  • The Legend of Zorro (as Harrigan), 2005
  • Jumping Off Bridges (as Frank Nelson), 2006
  • Ready? OK! (Charlie New), 2008

TV Movies

  • Orpheus Descending (Clown), 1990
  • Grace & Glorie (Arnold Dudley), 1998

TV Productions

  • The Practice
    • Mr. Hinks Goes to Town (November 26 , 2000)—William Hinks
    • The Deal (December 10, 2000)—William Hinks
    • Friends and Ex-Lovers (December 17, 2000)—William Hinks
    • An Early Frost (January 7, 2001) —William Hinks
    • Payback (January 14, 2001)—William Hinks (voice) (uncredited)
    • The Thin Line (February 4, 2001)—William Hinks (uncredited)
  • The District
    • Pilot (October 7, 2000)—Actor
  • The Education of Max Bickford (in the episode Herding Cats)
    • Herding Cats (September 30, 2001)—Actor
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent
    • Phantom (March 17, 2002)—Gerald “Gerry” Rankin
  • The X Files
    • Sunshine Days (May 12, 2002)—Oliver Martin
  • Without a Trace
    • Victory for Humanity (April 10, 2003)—Stuart Wesmar
  • Skin
    • Secrets & Lies (October 27, 2003)—Scarpelli
  • Whoopi
    • The Fat and the Frivolous (December 9, 2003)—F. Thomas Erickson
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
    • Ritual (February 3, 2004)—Allan Shaye
  • The Inside
    • Pre-Filer (June 22, 2005)—Marty Manning
  • Lost
    • One of Them (February 15,2006)—Henry Gale
    • Maternity Leave (March 1, 2006)—Henry Gale
    • The Whole Truth (March 22, 2006)—Henry Gale
    • Lockdown (March 29, 2006)—Henry Gale
    • Dave (April 5, 2006)—Henry Gale
    • S.O.S. (April 12, 2006)—Henry Gale
    • Two for the Road (May 3, 2006)—Henry Gale
    • Live Together, Die Alone (May 24, 2006)—Henry Gale
    • A Tale of Two Cities (October 4, 2006)—Ben Linus
    • The Glass Ballerina (October 11, 2006)—Ben Linus
    • Further Instructions (October 18, 2006)—Ben Linus
    • Every Man for Himself (October 25, 2006)—Ben Linus
    • The Cost of Living(November 1, 2006)—Ben Limus
    • I Do (November 8, 2006)—Ben Limus
    • Not in Portland (February 7, 2007)—Ben Linus
    • Stranger in a Strange Land (February 21, 2007)—Ben Linus
    • The Man from Tallahassee (March 21, 2007)—Ben Linus
    • Exposé (March 28, 2007)—Ben Linus
    • One of Us (April 11,2007)—Ben Linus
    • The Brig (May 2, 2007)—Ben Linus
    • The Man Behind the Curtain (May 9, 2007)—Ben Linus
    • Greatest Hits (May 16, 2007)—Ben Linus
    • Through the Looking Glass (May 23, 2007)—Ben Linus
    • The Beginning of the End (January 31, 2008)—Ben Linus
    • Confirmed Dead (February 7, 2008)—Ben Linus
    • The Economist (February 14, 2007)—Ben Linus
    • Eggtown (February 21, 2008)—Ben Linus
    • The Constant (February 28, 2008)—Ben Linus
    • The Other Woman (March 6, 2008)—Ben Linus
    • Jin Yeon (March 13, 2008)—Ben Linus
    • Meet Kevin Johnson (March 20, 2008)—Ben Linus
    • The Shape of Things to Come (24 April 2008)—Ben Linus
    • Cabin Fever (8 May 2008)—Ben Linus
    • There’s No Place Like Home: Part 1 (15 May 2008)—Ben Linus
    • There’s No Place Like Home: Part 2 (29 May 2008)—Ben Linus
    • The Lie (21 January 2009) – Ben Linus
    • Because You Left (21 January 2009)—Ben Linus
    • Jughead (28 January 2009)—Ben Linus
    • The Little Prince (11 February 2009)—Ben Linus
    • This Place Is Death (18 February 2009)—Ben Linus
    • The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham (25 February 2009)—Ben Linus
  • Lost—Missing Pieces
    • King of the Castle (November 19,  2007)—Ben Linus (Mobisode # 3)
    • Room 23 (December 17, 2007)—Ben Linus (Mobisode # 5)

TV Production—Archive Footage

  • LOST (TV series)—Ben Linus
    • The Lost Survival Guide (September 2, 2006) (TV)—Ben Linus
    • Lost Survivor Guide (February 7, 2007)—Ben Linus
    • The Answers (May 17, 2007)—Ben Linus
    • Lost: Past, Present & Future (January 31, 2008) (TV)—Ben Linus and Narrator
    • Lost: Via Domus (2008) (VG) (voice) …. Ben Linus

Theater Appearances

  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 1990
  • Parts Unknown, Players-By-The-Sea Theatre, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 1993
  • Amadeus, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 1995
  • Gross Indecency: The Trials of Oscar Wilde (as Oscar Wilde), Minetta Lane Theatre, off-Broadway, 1997–1998
  • The Misanthrope, Classic Stage Company, 1998
  • The Iceman Cometh (as Willie Oban), Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1999
  • Give Me Your Answer, Do! (as David Knight), Gramercy Theatre, off-Broadway, 1999–2000
  • Hedda Gabler (as George Tesman), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage, 2000
  • Hedda Gabler (as George Tesman), Ambassador Theatre, Broadway, 2001–2002
  • Only the End of the World (as Louis), Theatre 3, off-Broadway, 2002
  • Frequency Hopping (as George Antheil), Hourglass Group, 2002
  • Tartuffe (as Cleante), American Airlines Theatre, Broadway, 2003
  • Measure for Measure (as Duke Vincentio), California Shakespeare Theater, Orinda, California, 2003
  • Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts, 2004
  • Hamlet (as Ghost, Claudius, Osric, and Guildenstern), McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, New Jersey, 2005
  • Bach at Leipzig (as Schott), New York Theatre Workshop, 2005
  • Likeness, Primary Stages Studio, 2008 (February 11)

TV Shorts

  • Sounds from a Town I Love (TV Short)—Actor, 2001

Alabama Shakespeare Festival (1994–1996)

  • The Tempest (Ferdinand)
  • The Way of the World (Lady Wishfort)
  • Hamlet (Rosenscrantz)
  • All’s Well That Ends Well (Parolles)
  • Henry IV, Part I
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Crucible
  • Androcles and the Lion
  • Othello (Iago, Othello (understudy)
  • Saint Joan Joan (Steward)
  • Henry V (Macmorris, Lefer, Ely)
  • Hamlet (Guildenstern)

Audio Books

  • The radio play adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s short story, Murder Mysteries, in which he was the narrator.
  • The audio book version of James Patterson’s novel, Four Blind Mice, which he conarrated with Peter J. Fernandez.
  • Private Sector, audio book of the novel by Brian Haig, which he conarrated with John Rubinstein.
  • Conarrated volume III of an audio book series called “Legends II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy,” which includes a short story by Neil Gaiman.
  • Narrated audio book CD of Robert Penn Warren’s novel All the King’s Men in 2005.
  • Narrated audio book CD of The Amalgamation Polka by Stephen Wright, published in February of 2006. (All but Four Blind Mice are available through iTunes. Four Blind Mice is available through Barnes & Noble. Please note that when dealing with iTunes, you must download the software from Apple. The software is free, and the items you purchase are downloaded directly to your hard drive. )

Other works

  • Participated in a staged reading of a play (involving string theory) written by Jacquelyn Reingold called String Fever at Rockefeller University in 2003.
  • Was the voice of George Washington in Favorite Son, a 2003 experimental documentary film about the relationship between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton.
  • Participated in a benefit reading for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, He portrayed a feisty Maui the demigod, then chilled the audience as a tiny old Japanese woman innkeeper in an obake (ghost) story, with Terry O’Quinn and Daniel Dae Kim as wayward travelers. Emerson even learned pidgin, with the help of intense coaching from Honolulu Theatre for Youth company actor BullDog. He and other actors from LOST helped raise nearly $20,000 for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, with selected readings from HTY’s 2007–2008 season of plays, in a benefit that drew a packed Tenney Theatre on March 4, 2007.
  • Participated in a benefit reading for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, in Honolulu Theatre for Youth Lost Fundraiser (October 25, 2008). The reading focused on Shakespeare’s play-within-a-play,  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  Emerson read the part of  Pyramus . Photos are posted in the Michael Emerson Photo Gallery: You can read more about it here:


  • Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde (2004) (TV)—Himself
  • 100 Scariest Moments (2006) (TV)—.Himself
  • “The View”

    1. Episode dated 14 February 2008 (14 February 2008) – Himself