Fast Facts

  • Developed an interest in acting during high school and started performing in community-theater productions.
  • Was a regular on the short-lived western series The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. from 1993 to '94.
  • Worked as a character actor in film and TV for 20 years before he became well-known for his award-winning role on the ABC series Boston Legal. He joined the show in a recurring role, but his performance earned him a permanent place in the cast in 2007.
  • Has had small roles in such films as Hannah and Her Sisters, Legal Eagles, Broadcast News, Apollo 13 and United 93.

Awards

  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Ernest Clemenson — Father
  • Ruth Clemenson — Mother

College

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, CT (1984)

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Details

  • Birth Place: Humboldt, IA
  • Birthday: March 17, 1958, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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