Mount at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Anson Adams Mount IV
February 25, 1973
Mount Prospect, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||University of the South (BA)|
Columbia University (MFA)
Anson Adams Mount IV (born February 25, 1973) is an American actor. He is known for his television roles as fictional character Cullen Bohannon in the AMC western drama series Hell on Wheels, Jim Steele on the short-lived NBC series Conviction, the Marvel Comics superhero Black Bolt in Marvel's Inhumans, and Captain Christopher Pike in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery. He also appeared in the film Crossroads (2002).
Mount was born February 25, 1973, in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and grew up in White Bluff, Tennessee. His mother, Nancy Smith, is a former professional golfer. His father, Anson Adams Mount II, was one of the original contributing editors to Playboy magazine. Anson has an older brother, Anson Adams III, and two sisters from his father's first marriage. Mount's great-great-great grandfather was a Confederate cavalry colonel in the Civil War.
In 2008, Mount made the finalist list for the American Playwrights Conference at the O'Neill Center in 2008 for his full length play, Atomic City, and won the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Prize for his one act play Love Liza?
In 2000, Mount made his feature film debut as Tully Coats in the independent film, Tully. He received widespread critical praise for the performance and the film won several film festival awards and numerous Independent Spirit Award nominations.
In 2018, he was cast as Captain Christopher Pike of the Starship Enterprise in the CBS series Star Trek: Discovery. His performance was well-received, which inspired a popular petition for Pike spin-off. In 2019, he reprised his role as Pike in a few Star Trek: Short Treks episodes. In May 2020 it was announced that, in part due to the positive reception from fans, he would star as Pike in a new series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
On July 8, 2017, Anson announced his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, photographer Darah Trang, and they were married on February 20, 2018. As of 2019 he and his wife live in Connecticut.
|2000||Urban Legends: Final Cut||Toby Belcher|
|2000||Tully||Tully Coates Jr.|
|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|
|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|
|2008||The Two Mr. Kissels||Robert Kissel||TV movie|
|2011||Straw Dogs||Coach Stan Milkens|
|2012||Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden||Cherry||TV movie|
|2015||Mr. Right||Richard Cartigan|
|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||5 episodes|
|2003||Smallville||Paul Hayden||Episode: "Precipice"|
|2003||Line of Fire||Roy Ravelle||13 episodes|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Tony Macken||Episode: "Not Landing"|
|2004–2005||The Mountain||Will Carver||13 episodes|
|2005||Lost||Kevin||Episode: "Man of Science, Man of Faith"|
|2007||Law & Order||Reverend James Sterling||Episode: "Church"|
|2007||The Cure||Darren Elliot|
|2009||Dollhouse||Vitas||Episode: "Gray Hour"|
|2011–2016||Hell On Wheels||Cullen Bohannon||Lead role; 55 episodes|
|2013||Red Widow||Evan Walraven||3 episodes|
|2017||Inhumans||Black Bolt||Lead role|
|2019||Star Trek: Discovery||Captain Christopher Pike||Series regular; 14 episodes|
|2019||The Ready Room||Himself||Episode: "Episode 11"|
|2019||Star Trek: Short Treks||Captain Christopher Pike||3 episodes|
|TBA||Star Trek: Strange New Worlds||Main role|
|1988||Cymbeline||Delacorte Theater||Frenchman/Roman Captain|
|1998||Corpus Christi||New York City Center/ Stage I||Joshua|
|1998||The Caucasian Chalk Circle||La MaMa E.T.C.|
|2008||Glengarry Glen Ross||Macha Theater||Richard Roma|
|2009||Mourning Becomes Electra||Acorn Theater||Captain Adam Brant|
|2010||Fifth of July||Bay street Theatre||Kenneth Talley Jr.|
|2011||Three Sisters||East 13th Street/CSC Theatre||Solyony|
|2013||Venus in Fur||Singapore Repertory Theatre-DBS Arts Centre||Thomas|
|2008||Cook County||film||Producer/starring||Dallas International Film Festival 2008
Special Jury Prize
Hollywood Film Awards 2008
Hollywood Discovery Award - Best Feature Film
Nashville Film Festival 2008
Best of Festival Award - Honorable Mention
The SXSW Film Awards 2008
The Audience Award
Sidewalk Film Festival 2008
Best Feature Film
|2011||Love Liza?||theature||Playwright||Maxim Mazumdar New Play Prize|
|2013||Last Time We Checked||short||Executive producer/Director/Writer|
|2015–2016||Hell on Wheels||TV||Producer||Alberta Film & Television Awards 2015|
Rosie Awards: Best Dramatic Series
Alberta Film & Television Awards 2016
Rosie Awards: Best Dramatic Series
Anson writes, produces, and hosts The Well podcast with long time friend, Branan Edgens. He has served as a narrator on the Pseudopod podcast, reading the Thomas Ligotti story "The Town Manager."
|2014||The Evil Within||Sebastian Castellanos|||
|2015||The Assignment (DLC)||Sebastian Castellanos||Cameo|
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- Goldberg, Leslie (April 9, 2018). "'Star Trek: Discovery' Enlists Anson Mount As Captain Kirk's Predecessor". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
- "Today's Birthdays, Feb. 25: Tea Leoni". Tulsa World. February 5, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
- "Mount's beard perfect target for 'Line of Fire'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
- Anne D'Arminio, Aubry. "Anson Mount". Allmovie. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
- "Playboy Executive Tells Hefner Empire Details". The StarPhoenix. 14 June 1968.
- Brian Fegter (2011-11-06). "Anson Mount Q&A". AMC. Retrieved 2011-11-16.
- "'Corpus Christi' Opens in a Storm". Los Angeles Times. October 14, 1998. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
- South, The University of the. "Alumni". www.sewanee.edu. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
- "Tully". Retrieved 2019-11-10.
- "Hell on Wheels Reigns as AMC's Second Highest Rated Original Series". AMC. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
- Pockross, Adam (March 24, 2019). "Star Trek: Discovery cast on Pike's legacy, catching up with canon and Season 2's jaw-dropping conclusion". Syfy Wire. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
- "'Star Trek' Fans Flood Social Media With Support for Captain Pike Spinoff". Star Trek. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
- "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds To Follow Captain Pike, Spock, And Number One On The U.S.S. Enterprise". CBS.com. May 15, 2020. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
- Otterson, Joe (May 15, 2020). "'Star Trek' Series Starring Ethan Peck as Spock, Anson Mount a Capt. Pike Set at CBS All Access". Variety. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
- "Anson Mount". Columbia - School of the Arts. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
- "Anson Mount Talks Hell on Wheels, Supremacy and Liberal Arts Education". Paste Magazine. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
- Mount, Anson (2011-03-23). "Reflection on the Santorini Voice Symposium". Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature. 44 (1): 196–197. ISSN 1925-5683.
- Mount, Anson (2016-11-13). "An Open Letter to Celebrities Threatening to Leave the Nation". Retrieved 2019-11-10.
- "The Professionals at 50". Cowboys and Indians Magazine. 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
- "The Borders of The Night - C&I Magazine". Cowboys and Indians Magazine. 2019-05-06. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
- "Anson Mount on Instagram: "SHE SAID MAYBE!!!"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
- "Anson Mount on Instagram: "Done went'n did it"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
- Slaff, Jonathan. "'Atomic City,' Acrobatic Physical Theater Piece, to Debut at La MaMa". NewsBlaze News. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
- "Anson Mount". WOMENFASHFILM BLOG. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
- url= https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1322718/ |title=Branan Edgens IMDB
- Studios, Clockpunk (3 August 2018). "PseudoPod 605: The Town Manager". PseudoPod. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
- "The Evil Within Voice Cast Announced by Bethesda in New Video, Includes Familiar Hollywood Names". PlayStation LifeStyle.
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