Shawn Hatosy

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Shawn Hatosy
Shawn Hatosy 2011.jpg
Hatosy in 2011, at the Paley Center: An Evening with Southland.
Born Shawn Wayne Hatosy
(1975-12-29) December 29, 1975 (age 41)
Frederick, Maryland, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Kelly Albanese (m. 2010)
Children Jordan Cassius Hatosy
Leo Hatosy

Shawn Wayne Hatosy[1] (born December 29, 1975) is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the films In & Out, The Faculty, Outside Providence, Anywhere but Here, 11:14, The Cooler, and Alpha Dog. He is also known for role as Detective Sammy Bryant on the TNT crime drama series Southland and is currently starring as Pope Cody in the TNT crime drama series, Animal Kingdom, based on the Australian film of the same name.

Early life and education[edit]

Shawn Hatosy was born in Frederick, Maryland, to Carol Ann (née Owens), a loan officer, and Wayne Thomas Hatosy. He has Hungarian and Irish ancestry.[2][3] He grew up in the Loch Haven neighborhood[4] of Ijamsville, Maryland, attended New Market Middle School, and graduated from Linganore High School.[5] Hatosy took his middle name, Wayne, from his father.


Hatosy's two most recent films are Public Enemies (2009), starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans[6] (2009), in which Hatosy portrays Nicolas Cage's partner, Armand Benoit.

Hatosy has appeared in past films such as Soldier's Girl, The Faculty, In & Out,[7] The Cooler, Outside Providence,[8] Anywhere but Here, John Q, A Guy Thing, and 2007's Alpha Dog.[9] Hatosy auditioned for a leading role in the 1999 film Varsity Blues but lost it to James Van Der Beek.

Hatosy has appeared in such television shows as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Twilight Zone, Felicity, Six Feet Under, ER, Law & Order, Numb3rs, My Name Is Earl, Hawaii Five-0,[10] Criminal Minds,[11] Fear the Walking Dead, & Bosch.[12] Hatosy appeared as Detective Sammy Bryant in the NBC/TNT television series Southland.[13] His latest successful roles were that of serial killer Boyd Fowler on the Showtime television series Dexter[14][15] and police officer, Terry McCandless in Reckless.[16] He is currently starring as Pope Cody on the TNT crime drama series Animal Kingdom.[17]

Hatosy was a singer in his own band, and graduated from Linganore High School in 1994. He made an appearance in Wheatus's Music Video for their single "A Little Respect".[18] He also made an appearance in Justin Timberlake's music video for his single What Goes Around... Comes Around alongside Scarlett Johansson.

In 2005, he performed opposite Al Pacino in Lyle Kessler's Orphans at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Hatosy also took on the title role in the La Jolla Playhouse production of The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Off-Broadway, he starred opposite Anna Paquin in the Paul Weitz comedy Roulette.[19] He also performed in Roulette, an Ensemble Studio Theater production directed by Trip Cullman. The characters include a dizzy, distant dad (Larry Bryggman), a sweet, adulterous, alcoholic mom (Leslie Lyles), a steroid-hyped son (Shawn Hatosy), and a wise-cracking, substance-abusing teenage daughter (the Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin).[20]

Personal life[edit]

Shawn married Kelly Albanese in December 2010.[1] The couple lives in Los Angeles with their sons, Jordan Cassius[21] (born June 16, 2006)[22] and Leo Hatosy (born in 2012).



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Home for the Holidays Counter Boy
1995 Inflammable Quentin Vale Television movie
1996 Double Jeopardy Derek Kaminski Television movie
1996 No Way Home Sean
1997 All Over Me Gus
1997 Inventing the Abbotts Victor
1997 Niagara, Niagara Lead High School Punk
1997 In & Out Jack
1997 Postman, TheThe Postman Billy
1998 Faculty, TheThe Faculty Stan Rosado
1999 Joyriders, TheThe Joyriders Cam
1999 Outside Providence Tim Dunphy
1999 Simpatico Young Vinnie
1999 Anywhere but Here Benny
1999 Witness Protection Sean Batton Television movie
2000 Down to You Eddie Hicks
2000 Borstal Boy Brendan Behan
2001 Tangled David Klein
2002 John Q Mitch Quigley
2003 Guy Thing, AA Guy Thing Jim
2003 Cooler, TheThe Cooler Mikey
2003 Soldier's Girl Justin Fisher Television movie
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2003 11:14 Duffy
2003 Dallas 362 Rusty
2004 Winning Season, TheThe Winning Season Adult Joseph Stoshack Television movie
2005 Swimmers Clyde Tyler
2005 Little Athens Carter
2005 Faith of My Fathers John McCain Television movie
2006 Alpha Dog Elvis Schmidt
2006 Factory Girl Syd Pepperman
2007 Nobel Son Thaddeus James
2008 Familiar Strangers Brian Worthington
2008 Lazarus Project, TheThe Lazarus Project Ricky Garvey
2008 Apostles, TheThe Apostles Peter McBride Television movie
2009 Public Enemies Agent John Madala
2009 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Armand Benoit
2011 Street Kings 2: Motor City Det. Dan Sullivan Direct to video


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Homicide: Life on the Street Lyle Warner Episode: "The Old and the Dead"
1996 Law & Order Chester Manning Episode: "Savior"
2001-2002 Felicity Owen 2 Episodes: "Moving On" and "Future Shock"
2002 Six Feet Under Brody Farrell Episode: "In the Game"
2003 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Mario Devlin Episode: "The Pharaoh's Curse"
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jeff Simon Episode: "Weeping Willows"
2006 ER Willis Peyton Episode: "Jigsaw"
2006–2007 Numb3rs Dwayne Carter 3 episodes
2007 Drive Rob Laird Episode: "Unaired Pilot"
2007 My Name Is Earl John Clevenger Episode: "Burn Victim"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Larry Clay Episode: "Salome in Manhattan"
2009–2013 Southland Sammy Bryant 43 episodes
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
2010 Dexter Boyd Fowler 2 episodes
2010 CSI: Miami Jason Kreeger Episode: "Sleepless in Miami"
2011 Law & Order: LA Larry Sheppard Episode: "Hayden Tract"
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Marshall Martell Episode: "Ka Hakaka Maika'i"
2011 Criminal Minds Jimmy Hall Episode: "The Bittersweet Science"
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kevin Fahey Episode: "Valentine's Day"
2012 Longmire Levi Giggs Episode: "8 Seconds"
2012 Christine Ron Episode: "Ron"
2013 Body of Proof Karl Simmons 2 episodes
2014 Reckless Terry McCandless Main cast
2015 Fear the Walking Dead Cpl. Andrew Adams Recurring
2015 Bosch Johnny Stokes 4 episodes
2016–present Animal Kingdom Pope Cody Main cast
2017 Flaked Karel Recurring


  1. ^ a b "Kelly + Shawn. Laguna Beach. Tivoli Terrace Wedding.". House of Redbird. December 23, 2010. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Midnight Sun Online: Volume 9, Number 12". Robert E. Peary High School. July 2005. 
  4. ^ Facebook: I grew up in Loch Haven in the 70s (80s).'
  5. ^ Shawn Hatosy Biography (1975-)
  6. ^ "Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans". Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "FILM: UP AND COMING -- Shawn Hatosy; Down to Earth but Rising". Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "FILM REVIEW; What's Up at Prep School? Culture Shock". Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Exclusive: 'Dexter' collars 'Southland' cop Shawn Hatosy
  10. ^ "HAWAII FIVE-0 2.06 ‘Ka Hakaka Maikai’". / Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Shawn Hatosy to Guest Star on Criminal Minds". / Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Shawn Hatosy Signs With MGMT Entertainment". Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  13. ^ Mark A. Perigard (2009-04-09). "Crime rave: NBC cop drama takes gritty look at 'Southland' streets". The Boston Herald. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  14. ^ TV: New Villain Moves to Miami for 'Dexter'!
  15. ^ Hatosy as schizophrenic killer Lawrence Shepherd in Law & Order: Los Angeles is based on Jared Lee Loughner who shot Arizona senator Gabrielle Giffords. Hatosy's character also shoots a senator.Dexter Has His New Bad Guy - Shawn Hatosy
  16. ^ "Shawn Hatosy previews his 'perverted' character, Cam Gigandet's abs on CBS' 'Reckless'". Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  17. ^ "Shawn Hatosy talks creating Animal Kingdom's most twisted character". Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  18. ^ Featured in Wheatus Music Video 'A Little Respect'.
  19. ^ "'Southland' Cast Bios: Shawn Hatosy as Sammy Bryant". TNT TV. 
  20. ^ Brantley, Ben (February 19, 2004). "Theater Review; A Little Gunpowder Along With His Eggs". New York Times. 
  21. ^ Heller, John M. (June 27, 2010). "Juno, Jordan Cassius Hatosy, Actor Shawn Hatosy and Actress Kelly Albanese attend the launch of Juno Baby an Emmy Award winning series of children's products which seek to inspire a lifelong love of music in children from 12 months to five years of age at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California". Getty Images. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Shawn Hatosy & Family Get Their Grove On". Celebrity Baby Scoop. February 4, 2013. 

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