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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.[1][2] He also appeared in the film Tully (2000).

Anson Mount
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Mount at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Anson Adams Mount IV

(1973-02-25) February 25, 1973 (age 46)
ResidenceBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationUniversity of the South (BA)
Columbia University (MFA)
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)
Darah Trang (m. 2018)

Early lifeEdit

Mount was born February 25, 1973,[3] in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and grew up in White Bluff, Tennessee. His mother, Nancy Smith, is a former professional golfer.[4] His father, Anson Adams Mount II, was one of the original contributing editors to Playboy magazine.[5][6] 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.[7]

Mount attended Dickson County High School in Dickson, Tennessee, Sewanee: The University of the South, and Columbia University.[5]

CareerEdit

stage

In 1998, Anson got the theatre credits include the leading role in Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi (for which he was honored by The Drama League). [8]

In 2008, Anson 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? [9]

Film

In 2000, Anson 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.[10]

In 2009, Anson produced and starred in an independent film called Cook County which has earned awards at several major film festivals, including Hollywood, AFI Dallas, Nashville, SXSW, and others.

Television

2011-2016, Anson is widely known for his role as Cullen Bohannan on AMC's hit series Hell on Wheels.[11] which he also served as producer(2014-2016).

In 2018, Anson was cast as Captain Christopher Pike of the Starship Enterprise in the CBS series Star trek: discovery (season 2), His performance was well-received[12], which inspried a popular petition for Pike spin-off. [13] In 2019, Anson has returned to Star Trek: Short Treks.

Academic

Anson Mount serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University,[14] he teaches audition technique for graduate actors.[15]

Anson has published non-fiction pieces in Mosaic,[16] The Daily Beast,[17] Cowboys & Indians Magazine[18][19] and Calgary herald.

Personal lifeEdit

On July 8, 2017, Anson announced his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, photographer Darah Trang,[20] and they were married on February 20, 2018.[21] The couple currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.[22]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

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

TelevisionEdit

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 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"
2006 Conviction Jim Steele
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

TheatreEdit

Year Production Theatre Role
1988 Cymbeline Delacorte Theater Iachimo/Jupiter
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.
2002 Elle Zipper Theatre photographer
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
2018 Mankind Playwrights Horizons Mark

Producer/Director/WriterEdit

Year Production type Producer/Director/Writer Awards
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

2008 Atomic City[23] theature Dramaturg/playwright
2009 In Stereo short Producer
2011 Love Liza?[24] theature Playwright Maxim Mazumdar New Play Prize
2013 Last Time We Checked short Executive producer/Director/Writer
2015 Hell on Wheels(season 4) TV Producer Alberta Film & Television Awards 2015

Rosie Awards: Best Dramatic Series

2016 Hell on Wheels(season 5) TV Producer Alberta Film & Television Awards 2016

Rosie Awards: Best Dramatic Series

PodcastEdit

Anson writes, produces, and hosts The Well podcast with long time friend, Branan Edgens[25].

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Voice role Notes
2014 The Evil Within Sebastian Castellanos [26]
2015 The Assignment (DLC) Sebastian Castellanos Cameo

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Today's Birthdays, Feb. 25: Tea Leoni". Tulsa World. February 5, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Mount's beard perfect target for 'Line of Fire'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  5. ^ a b Anne D'Arminio, Aubry. "Anson Mount". Allmovie. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
  6. ^ "Playboy Executive Tells Hefner Empire Details". The StarPhoenix. 14 June 1968.
  7. ^ "Anson Mount Q&A". Amctv.com. 2011-11-06. Retrieved 2011-11-16.
  8. ^ "'Corpus Christi' Opens in a Storm". Los Angeles Times. 1998-10-14. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  9. ^ South, The University of the. "Alumni". www.sewanee.edu. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  10. ^ Tully, retrieved 2019-11-10
  11. ^ "Hell on Wheels Reigns as AMC's Second Highest Rated Original Series". AMC. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  12. ^ Pockross, Adam (2019-03-24). "Star Trek: Discovery cast on Pike's legacy, catching up with canon and Season 2's jaw-dropping conclusion". SYFY WIRE. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  13. ^ "'Star Trek' Fans Flood Social Media With Support for Captain Pike Spinoff". Star Trek. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  14. ^ "Anson Mount". Columbia - School of the Arts. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  15. ^ "Anson Mount Talks Hell on Wheels, Supremacy and Liberal Arts Education". pastemagazine.com. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Mount, Anson (2016-11-13). "An Open Letter to Celebrities Threatening to Leave the Nation". Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  18. ^ "The Professionals at 50". Cowboys and Indians Magazine. 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  19. ^ "The Borders of The Night - C&I Magazine". Cowboys and Indians Magazine. 2019-05-06. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  20. ^ "Anson Mount on Instagram: "SHE SAID MAYBE!!!"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  21. ^ "Anson Mount on Instagram: "Done went'n did it"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  22. ^ "Anson Mount - The Daily Beast". n.d. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  23. ^ Slaff, Jonathan. "'Atomic City,' Acrobatic Physical Theater Piece, to Debut at La MaMa". NewsBlaze News. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  24. ^ "Anson Mount". WOMENFASHFILM BLOG. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  25. ^ url= https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1322718/ |title=Branan Edgens IMDB
  26. ^ "The Evil Within Voice Cast Announced by Bethesda in New Video, Includes Familiar Hollywood Names". PlayStation LifeStyle.

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