Beau Knapp

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Beau Knapp
Beau Christian Knapp

(1989-04-17) April 17, 1989 (age 31)
Years active2009–present

Beau Christian Knapp (born April 17, 1989) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in The Signal (2014), My Days of Mercy (2017), Run All Night (2015), and Southpaw (2015).[1] Knapp portrayed a lead villain in Death Wish (2018), the sixth installment of the Death Wish series.[2]

Early life[edit]

Knapp was born in Los Angeles, California.[citation needed]


In 2011, Knapp made his film debut as Breen in the science-fiction adventure film Super 8. He played Denny in the horror thriller film No One Lives (2012). On television, Knapp appeared in a 2013 episode of the television series Bones.

Other film roles include the character Jonah Breck in the science fiction thriller The Signal (2014), Jackson in the drama You're Not You (2014), Kenan Boyle in the crime thriller Run All Night (2015), Jon Jon in the boxing drama Southpaw (2015).[1]

In 2016, Knapp played the best friend of Chris Pine's character in the disaster drama film The Finest Hours. He then played the villain Blue Face in the mystery thriller The Nice Guys, as well as violent Crack in the war film Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

Knapp appeared in the Netflix war drama film Sand Castle (2017), and appeared in a co-starring role in the Netflix series Seven Seconds (2018).[3]

Knapp appeared as the main villain, opposite Bruce Willis, in Eli Roth's remake of Death Wish.[2] He also played the main antagonist in Measure of a Man.



Year Title Role Notes
2009 The J.H. Gunn Project Luke Short film
2011 Super 8 Breen
2012 No One Lives Denny
Wracked David Short film
2013 The Sunshine Shop: The Lovaganza Convoy Proof of Concept Johnny Rawtrickxs Short film
2014 The Signal Jonah
The Lovaganza Convoy: The Screen Tests Johnny Rawtrickxs Short film
The Hitchhiker Sailor Short film
You're Not You Jackson
The Last Ones Mike Short film
2015 Run All Night Kenan Boyle
What Lola Wants Marlo
Southpaw 'Jon Jon'
The Gift Detective Walker
2016 The Finest Hours Mel Gouthro
Vincent N Roxxy Daryl
The Nice Guys 'Blueface'
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 'Crack'
2017 Sand Castle Sergeant Burton
My Days of Mercy Toby
2018 Death Wish Knox
Measure of a Man Willie Rumson
Destroyer Jay
2019 Crypto Martin Duran
Semper Fi 'Milk'
American Skin Officer Mike Randall
Black and Blue 'Smitty'
TBA Burned Jason Short film, post-production
The Guilty Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Bones Zane Reynolds 1 episode
2017 Shots Fired Deputy Caleb Brooks Main Role - 9 Episodes
2018 Seven Seconds Peter Jablonski Main Role - 10 Episodes
2020 The Good Lord Bird Owen Brown Main Role - 7 Episodes


  1. ^ a b "Beau Knapp Joins 'Southpaw'; Cullen Douglas Cast in 'Wrong Side of Right'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. August 7, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b N'Duka, Amanda (October 21, 2016). "Beau Knapp Set As Lead Villain In Eli Roth's 'Death Wish'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (25 October 2016). "'Seven Seconds': David Lyons & Beau Knapp To Co-Star In Netflix Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 7 January 2018.

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