Jack Alexander Huston
7 December 1982
King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
|Partner||Shannan Click (2011–present)|
|Parent||Tony Huston (father)|
|Relatives||Walter Huston (great-grandfather)|
John Huston (grandfather)
Hugh Cholmondeley (grandfather)
Anjelica Huston (aunt)
Allegra Huston (aunt)
Danny Huston (uncle)
David Cholmondeley (uncle)
Jack Alexander Huston (born 7 December 1982) is a British actor. He appeared as Richard Harrow in the HBO television drama series Boardwalk Empire. He also had a supporting role in the 2013 film American Hustle, portrayed the eponymous Ben-Hur in the 2016 historical drama, and appeared as one of the main characters in the fourth season of the FX anthology series Fargo (2020). In 2023, he starred in the supernatural television series Mayfair Witches.
Early life and ancestry
Huston was born on 7 December 1982 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, the son of Lady Margot Lavinia (née Cholmondeley) and actor, assistant director and writer Tony Huston. Huston decided to become an actor at the age of 6, after playing the title role in a school production of Peter Pan. He later attended Hurtwood House, a drama institute.
His mother is English and his father is American. His paternal aunt is actress Anjelica Huston, and his paternal half-uncle is actor Danny Huston. His paternal grandparents were American director John Huston (who became an Irish citizen) and model/dancer Enrica Soma, and his maternal grandparents were The 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley and Lavinia Margaret (née Leslie). Huston is the nephew of The 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley. On his father's side, he has Italian, Irish, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, Welsh, and English ancestry, and is a great-grandson of Canadian actor Walter Huston.
Through his maternal grandfather's father, The 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley, Huston is descended from Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Great Britain. Jack's maternal grandfather's mother, Sybil, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, was from a Jewish family (from Iraq, India, and Germany); through Sybil, Jack is descended from both David Sassoon, the Treasurer of Baghdad, and Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who founded the Rothschild family international banking dynasty.
Huston started his film career with a small screen adaptation of Spartacus, where he played Flavius. He then went on to having more prominent roles in such films as Factory Girl, playing the American poet Gerard Malanga, the horror film Shrooms, Outlander and Shrink.
In 2010, he played the minor role of Royce King in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. He appeared in HBO's Boardwalk Empire as Richard Harrow, a severely disfigured World War I marksman turned gangster. On 16 December 2010, it was announced Huston would be made a series regular after appearing in five episodes of the first season.
After this he went on to be directed by Al Pacino in the 2011 film Wilde Salome and to having starring roles in Not Fade Away, Two Jacks and Night Train to Lisbon. In 2012, he played the part of narrator on avant-garde musician John Zorn's album A Vision in Blakelight, an homage to William Blake.
In 2013, he appeared in David O. Russell's comedy-drama American Hustle, as Pete Musane. Later that year, Huston played Charles Bruno in Strangers on a Train at London's Gielgud Theatre.In 2015 he appeared as Ira Levinson, in Nicholas Sparks' The Longest Ride. In 2019 Huston played Bobby Kennedy in the Martin Scorsese film The Irishman.
In 2020, he had a supporting role in the fourth season of the FX black comedy crime drama Fargo as Odis Weff, a corrupt Kansas City police detective with severe OCD.
Huston began dating American model Shannan Click in 2011. They have two children: a daughter (born 2013) and a son (born 2016).
|2008||Miss Austen Regrets||Dr. Charles Haden||Television film|
|2010–2013||Boardwalk Empire||Richard Harrow||33 episodes|
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2012)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2013–2014)
|2012||Parade's End||Gerald||3 episodes|
|Tron: Uprising||Rasket (voice)||Episode: "Tagged"|
|2014||The Great Fire||King Charles II of England||4 episodes|
|2018||Mr. Mercedes||Felix Babineau||9 episodes|
|The Romanoffs||Samuel Ryan||Episode: "House of Special Purpose"|
|2020||Manhunt: Deadly Games||Eric Rudolph||7 episodes|
|Fargo||Odis Weff||8 episodes, season 4|
|2022||Mayfair Witches||Lasher||8 episodes|
|TBA||Expats||David Starr||6 episodes|
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- ^ Jack Huston at Zimbio
- ^ "Welcome – Hurtwood House Performing Arts". hurtwoodhouseperformingarts.co.uk. Archived from the original on 21 February 2010.
- ^ Geoff Berkshire (18 October 2013). "'2 Jacks' Review: Bernard Rose's Fourth Tolstoy Adaptation – Variety". Variety.
- ^ Huston, John (1994). An Open Book. Da Capo Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-306-80573-8.
- ^ John Richardson (November 1999). "Houghton Revisited". Vanity Fair.
- ^ "Heavy Lies the Coronet on a Lord of Cinema". The New York Times. 14 December 1997.
- ^ Stanley Jackson (1968). The Sassoons. Heinemann. ISBN 9780434370528.
Lord John Cholmondeley.
- ^ "The Crow – Will Jack Huston Fly?". Dread Central. 27 February 2015.
- ^ Nellie Andreeva (December 2010). "Jack Huston Upped To Regular on HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'". Deadline.
- ^ Zach Dionne. "David O. Russell's New Film Adds Jack Huston". Vulture.
- ^ "Acting dynasties collide in revival of thriller Strangers on a Train". London Evening Standard. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- ^ "Fatal Attraction and Strangers on a Train head to West End stage". bbc.co.uk/news. BBC News. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- ^ "The Irishman cast: Who's who in Martin Scorsese's star-studded Netflix film". mirror.co.uk. Mirror. 27 November 2019.
- ^ Baby on the Way for Jack Huston and Shannan Click, People, 9 October 2012
- ^ Jack Huston and Shannan Click Welcome Daughter Sage Lavinia Archived 30 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine, People, 8 April 2013
- ^ Jack Huston and Shannan Click Welcome Son Cypress Night Archived 3 May 2018 at the Wayback Machine, People, 19 January 2016
- ^ Thorne, Will (18 July 2019). "Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw Among 12 Joining 'Fargo' Season 4 Cast". Variety. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
- 1982 births
- Living people
- 21st-century English male actors
- British expatriate male actors in the United States
- English male film actors
- English male stage actors
- English male television actors
- English male voice actors
- English people of American descent
- English people of Canadian descent
- English people of Irish descent
- English people of Italian descent
- English people of Scottish descent
- English people of Ulster-Scottish descent
- British people of Iraqi-Jewish descent
- English people of Welsh descent
- British people of German-Jewish descent
- British people of Indian-Jewish descent
- Male actors from London
- Actors from Norfolk
- People educated at Hurtwood House
- People educated at Millfield Preparatory School
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award winners
- Huston family