Anson Mount

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Anson Mount
Anson Mount by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born Anson Adams Mount IV
(1973-02-25) February 25, 1973 (age 45)
Mount Prospect, Illinois, U.S.
Education University of the South (BA)
Columbia University (MFA)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Anson Adams Mount IV (born February 25, 1973) is an American actor. He portrayed the fictional character Cullen Bohannon in the AMC western drama series Hell on Wheels. He was also cast in the role of Jim Steele on the short-lived NBC series Conviction and appeared in the film Tully (2000). He was recently cast as the Marvel Comics superhero Black Bolt in Marvel's Inhumans (2017).[1] On April 9, 2018, it was announced that Mount will have a recurring role as Captain Christopher Pike of the USS Enterprise in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery.[2]

Early life[edit]

Mount was born in Mount Prospect, Illinois and grew up in White Bluff, Tennessee. His mother, Nancy Smith, is a former professional golfer.[3] His father, Anson Adams Mount II, was one of the original contributing editors to Playboy magazine.[4][5] Anson has an older brother, Anson Adams III, and two sisters, Kristin and Elizabeth, from his father's first marriage. Mount's great-great-great grandfather was a Confederate cavalry colonel in the Civil War.[6]

Mount attended Dickson County High School in Dickson, Tennessee, The University of the South, and Columbia University.[4]

Personal life[edit]

On July 8, 2017, Anson announced his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, photographer Darah Trang, and they [7] were married on February 20, 2018.[8] The couple currently resides in Brooklyn, New York [9] with their dogs, Jax, Mac, and Betty Lou.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut Toby Belcher
2000 Tully Tully Coates Jr.
2000 Boiler Room Broker
2002 Crossroads Ben Kimble Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo (shared with Britney Spears)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Best Chemistry (shared with Britney Spears)
2002 City by the Sea Dave Simon
2002 Poolhall Junkies Chris
2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights Mine Weber
2004 The Warrior Class Alec Brno
2005 In Her Shoes Todd
2006 All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Garth
2006 Walk the Talk Larry
2006 Hood of Horror Tex Jr
2007 Privacy Policy Detective Barry
2008 The Two Mr. Kissels Robert Kissel TV movie
2009 Cook County Bump
2009 Burning Palms Tom
2011 Straw Dogs Coach Stan Milkens
2011 Hick Nick
2012 Safe Alex Rosen
2012 Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden Cherry TV movie
2014 Non-Stop Jack Hammond
2014 The Forger Keegan
2014 Supremacy Paul Sobecki
2015 Mr. Right Richard Cartigan
2015 Visions David Maddox

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Ally McBeal Kevin Wah Episode: "Civil War"
1999 Sex and The City Gregory Episode: "Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something Women"
2000–2001 Third Watch Dr. Montville
2003 Smallville Paul Hayden Episode: "Precipice"
2003 Line of Fire Roy Ravelle
2004 CSI: Miami Tony Macken Episode: "Not Landing"
2004–2005 The Mountain Will Carver
2005 Lost Kevin Episode: "Man of Science, Man of Faith"
2006 Conviction Jim Steele
2007 Law & Order Reverend James Sterling Episode: "Church"
2007 The Cure Darren Elliot
2009 Dollhouse Episode: "Gray Hour"
2011–2016 Hell On Wheels Cullen Bohannon Lead Role
2013 Red Widow Evan Walraven 3 Episodes
2017 Inhumans Black Bolt Lead role
2019 Star Trek: Discovery Captain Christopher Pike Series regular

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Evil Within Sebastian Castellanos [11]
2015 The Assignment Sebastian Castellanos Cameo (DLC)


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 28, 2017). "'Marvel's Inhumans': 'Hell On Wheels' Anson Mount To Star As Black Bolt In ABC Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 28, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ Goldberg, Leslie (April 9, 2018). "'Star Trek: Discovery' Enlists Anson Mount As Captain Kirk's Predecessor". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 9, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Mount's beard perfect target for 'Line of Fire'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-01-11. 
  4. ^ a b Anne D'Arminio, Aubry. "Anson Mount". Allmovie. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  5. ^ "Playboy Executive Tells Hefner Empire Details". The StarPhoenix. 14 June 1968. 
  6. ^ "Anson Mount Q&A". 2011-11-06. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  7. ^ "Anson Mount on Instagram: "SHE SAID MAYBE!!!"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-04-02. 
  8. ^ "Anson Mount on Instagram: "Done went'n did it"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-04-02. 
  9. ^ "Anson Mount - The Daily Beast". n.d. Retrieved 2018-04-02. 
  10. ^ "Anson Mount on Instagram: "Did someone say food?Happy #JaxAndMacMonday..."". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-04-02. 
  11. ^ "The Evil Within Voice Cast Announced by Bethesda in New Video, Includes Familiar Hollywood Names". PlayStation LifeStyle. 

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