Marcus Giamatti

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Marcus Giamatti
Born Marcus Bartlett Giamatti
(1961-10-03) October 3, 1961 (age 52)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma mater Bowdoin College
Yale University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present

Marcus Bartlett Giamatti[1][2] (born October 3, 1961) is an American actor, best known for being a regular member of the cast of the CBS drama series Judging Amy.

Early life[edit]

Giamatti was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and is the son of Toni Marilyn (Smith) and former Yale University president and Major League Baseball commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti, and older brother of Academy Award-nominated actor Paul Giamatti.[3] He attended The Foote School, Hopkins School, Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, and finally Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where he received the Carole Dye Award for Excellence in Acting.


Giamatti started his career on the soap opera One Life to Live, but is likely best known for his series regular role on the CBS drama series Judging Amy, where he played the title character's older brother Peter Gray throughout the series' six season run. He has also guest-starred on a number of popular series, such as The X-Files, Homicide: Life on the Street, Monk, The Mentalist, House M.D. and Criminal Minds. He has less frequently appeared in films, which include Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, Necessary Roughness, and the television docudrama Pirates of Silicon Valley.[4]

An accomplished musician, Giamatti plays bass guitar in several bands in Los Angeles, including the alternative folk-rock group Olivea and the psychedelic jam band Rebel Soul. He is also a session musician and is a member of Musicians Local 47.

Giamatti tossed the ceremonial first pitch at the 1989 World Series opener, played in Oakland, California.

More recently[when?], he has guest starred on a number of series including Fringe, The Closer, Revenge, Bones and NCIS: Los Angeles.


  1. ^,530148&dq=marcus+bartlett+giamatti&hl=en
  2. ^ Published: July 01, 1990 (1990-07-01). "Kathryn H. Meisle and Marcus B. Giamatti Wed - New York Times". Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  3. ^ "Overview for Marcus Giamatti". 1967-06-06. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  4. ^ "Marcus Giamatti - Filmography - Movies & TV -". 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 

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