Hamish Linklater

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Hamish Linklater
Hamish Linklater Seminar.jpg
Linklater in November 2011
Born (1976-07-07) July 7, 1976 (age 38)
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Jessica Goldberg (m. 2002; div. 2012)
Children 1

Hamish Linklater (born July 7, 1976) is an American actor, known for playing Matthew Kimble and Andrew Keanelly in the CBS sitcoms The New Adventures of Old Christine and The Crazy Ones, respectively. He is the son of dramatic vocal trainer Kristin Linklater.

Early life[edit]

Linklater was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to Kristin Linklater, a Scottish-born Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Acting Division at Columbia University and a renowned teacher of vocal technique, and Jim Cormeny. A single mother, Kristin Linklater raised her son partly in the Berkshires, where she was a founder of the Shakespeare & Company drama troupe. Her son was eight years old when he began doing small Shakespearean roles.[1]

His maternal grandparents were Marjorie (MacIntyre) and Eric Linklater, who was a Scottish novelist of part Swedish origin[2] and one of the founders of the Scottish National Party. His uncles are journalist Magnus Linklater and writer Andro Linklater.

Linklater graduated in 1994 from Commonwealth School in Boston,[3] and attended Amherst College.[4]

Career[edit]

While first establishing himself on the stage, he made his big-screen debut in 2000's Groove. That was followed by his role as CNN correspondent Richard Roth in the HBO movie Live from Baghdad. He has since appeared in numerous movies, recently Fantastic Four (2005). He had a recurring role on the television show American Dreams as well as Gideon's Crossing. He was second-in-line to play Logan on Dark Angel, but the role went to Michael Weatherly.

From 2006 until 2010 he was a main cast member in The New Adventures of Old Christine, as the brother of Christine, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

In July 2006, Linklater appeared in Keith Bunin's The Busy World Is Hushed opposite Jill Clayburgh off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. He played Hamlet at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California and the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.

On Halloween 2007, Linklater appeared in an episode of Pushing Daisies on ABC, entitled "Girth". He also completed the film The Violent Kind.[5]

He appeared in The Public Theater's 2009 production of Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, opposite Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald and Raul Esparza.[6]

In 2011, he starred with Miranda July in The Future. He made his Broadway debut in October 2011 in Theresa Rebeck's new play Seminar opposite Alan Rickman, Jerry O'Connell, Lily Rabe, and Hettienne Park.

In 2013, Hamish joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom, playing senior producer Jerry Dantana. He remained for six episodes, until earning the role of Andrew Keanelly on the CBS series The Crazy Ones, which premiered in September 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Linklater married playwright Jessica Goldberg in January 2002 and they divorced in 2012. They have one daughter.[1][7][8] In 2014, Linklater began dating actress Lily Rabe.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Groove David Turner
2002 Live from Baghdad Richard Roth Television film
2003 Final Draft Marty
2005 Sailor's Girl, TheThe Sailor's Girl N/A Short film
2005 Everything's Gone Green William Short film
2005 Fantastic Four Leonard
2006 Affair Game Henry Short film
2008 Violent Kind, TheThe Violent Kind Frank Direct-to-DVD
2011 I'm Coming Over Buffalo Short film
2011 Future, TheThe Future Jason
2012 Battleship Cal Zapata
2012 Lola Versus Henry
2013 42 Ralph Branca
2013 Redemption Trail David
2014 Angriest Man in Brooklyn, TheThe Angriest Man in Brooklyn Tommy Altmann
2014 Magic in the Moonlight Brice

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000–2001 Gideon's Crossing Dr. Bruce Cherry 20 episodes
2003 Happy Family Todd Brennan Episode: "Pilot" (scenes deleted)
2003 Dragnet Kevin Grimes Episode: "The Magic Bullet"
2004 American Dreams Pvt. Stan Silver 9 episodes
2004 5ive Days to Midnight Carl Axelrod 5 episodes
2006–2010 New Adventures of Old Christine, TheThe New Adventures of Old Christine Matthew Kimble 88 episodes
2007 Pushing Daisies John Joseph Jacobs Episode: "Girth"
2009 Ugly Betty Evan York Episode: "Blue on Blue"
2012 Big C, TheThe Big C Dave Cooper 4 episodes
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit David Morris Episode: "Manhattan Vigil"
2012–2013 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife David LaGuardia 2 episodes
2013 Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom Jerry Dantana 6 episodes
2013–2014 Crazy Ones, TheThe Crazy Ones Andrew Keanelly 22 episodes

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