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Damon Herriman (born 31 March 1970) is an Australian actor known for his film and television work in Australia and the United States. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Dewey Crowe in Justified. He portrays the cult leader and criminal Charles Manson in both the Netflix series Mindhunter and the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Damon Herriman
Damon Herriman 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Herriman in 2019
Born (1970-03-31) 31 March 1970 (age 49)
NationalityAustralian
Occupation
  • Actor
Years active1976–present

Early lifeEdit

Damon Herriman was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He began acting in local television commercials at the age of eight, but it was not until he was cast as Frank Errol in The Sullivans two years later that his career began to take off. He continued to work solidly as a child actor, with a return to The Sullivans a year later, as well as the Australian series The Patchwork Hero, Sara Dane, For the Term of His Natural Life and Taurus Rising. He received three Logie Award nominations for his performance in The Sullivans.[1]

CareerEdit

After appearing in The Flying Doctors, for which he won the Penguin Award for Excellence in a Performance by a Juvenile, and the children's mini-series Elly & Jools, Herriman was cast as Mark Jorgensen, the bespectacled best friend of Ben Mendelsohn's Danny Clark in the Australian cult comedy classic, The Big Steal.[2]

As well as continuing to work solidly in film, television and theatre, Herriman has also written and/or directed many successful short films, including the Tropfest finalists They and The Date. In 2004, he won the Best Screenplay award at Flickerfest for the short film Soar, in which he also performed. He was a performer and contributing writer on the ABC sketch comedy series, The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting.[3]

Herriman is known to Australian audiences for playing Claudia Karvan's workmate and friend George Wagstaffe in the critically acclaimed Foxtel series Love My Way; as Marcus Dwyer in the ABC comedy, Laid; as simpleton Reg in the Australian feature, 100 Bloody Acres; as well as the title role in the ABC telemovie, The Outlaw Michael Howe. In 2014, he was seen as manager Chris Murphy in the miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, as well as appearing in Josh Lawson's debut feature, The Little Death and the Australian film starring Ewan McGregor, Son of a Gun.[4] In Australia he was last seen in Abe Forsythe's feature, Down Under and the Foxtel mini-series, Secret City (for which he received the AACTA award for supporting actor in a drama).[5]

In 2004, he played the creepy roadkill truck driver in the US horror film House of Wax, and since 2005 has worked regularly in the United States, appearing in such productions as The Unit; Redbelt (both written and directed by David Mamet); Breaking Bad; Wilfred; CSI; The Loop; Cold Case; as well as the pilot for the unaired Dick Wolf series, Lost and Found; and mysterious hitman Mr. Jones on the CBS crime series, Vegas.

He played the convicted kidnapper of the Lindbergh baby, Bruno Hauptmann, in the Clint Eastwood-helmed J. Edgar (2011),[6] and one of the Cavendish gang in Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger (2013).

In 2014, he again played Niblet on the Vince Gilligan/David Shore series for CBS, Battle Creek,[7] and played the homeless Romeo in the Starz limited series, Flesh and Bone. He was recently seen as the violent hitman Buddy in the first season of the HBO/Cinemax series, Quarry. In August 2018, he was cast as Charles Manson in both Quentin Tarantino's film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood[8] and the television series Mindhunter.[9] In 2019, he was cast as Paul Allen Brown in Steven Conrad's Epix series Perpetual Grace, LTD.[10]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Call Me Mr. Brown Bowser Boy TV film
The Big Steal Mark Jorgensen
1998 Meteorites! Nick TV film
Praise Skinhead
2001 South Pacific Professor TV film
2003 Ned Steve Hart / Orderly
2005 Son of the Mask Animagine Employee
House of Wax Lester Sinclair
2006 Candy Roger Moylan
2008 Redbelt Official at Arena
The Square Eddie
Winged Creatures TV Minister Released as Fragments on DVD
2009 Lost & Found Anthony Eckel TV film
2011 J. Edgar Bruno Hauptmann
2012 100 Bloody Acres Reg Morgan
2013 The Outlaw Michael Howe Michael Howe TV film
The Lone Ranger Ray
2014 The Water Diviner Father McIntyre
Son of a Gun Wilson
The Little Death Dan
2016 No Activity Bernie
Down Under Jason
2018 Riot Lance Gowland TV film
The Nightingale Ruse
2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Charles Manson
Judy and Punch Punch

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Sullivans Frank Errol
1981 The Patchwork Hero Hardy Jamieson
1982 Taurus Rising Phil Drysdale
Sara Dane David Miniseries
1983 For the Term of His Natural Life Blinker Miniseries
1988 The Flying Doctors Donnie White 2 episodes
1990 Elly & Jools Liam O'Farrell Main cast
1991 The Miraculous Mellops Felix 3 episodes
Brides of Christ Grant Miniseries
1998 Murder Call Lindsay Cramer 2 episodes
1998–1999 All Saints Danny Bucknell 2 episodes
2001 Flat Chat Episode: "The Old Flame"
Water Rats Todd Grierson / Gerry Bourke 4 episodes
2004 Stingers Dale Kemp Episode: "The Weakest Link"
The Cooks Nigel Episode: "Beef with You"
2006 Love My Way George Wagstaffe 18 episodes
The Unit Sgt. Parker Episode: "Old Home Week"
Stupid, Stupid Man Pippy Episode: "The Cobra"
2007 The Loop Harald Juvlunktinston Episode: "The Windows"
2008 Cold Case John Smith Episode: "The Road"
2009 Chandon Pictures Scotty Cornish Episode: "Rockstar"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dwayne Simmons Episode: "Wild Life"
Satisfaction Dominic Episode: "Bug Crush"
Offspring Boyd Carlisle 3 episodes
Rake Detective Maraco 2 episodes
2010–2015 Justified Dewey Crowe 22 episodes
2011 Breaking Bad Scary Skell Episode: "Cornered"
Wilfred Jesse Episode: "Fear"
2012 Laid Marcus Dwyer 6 episodes
The Strange Calls Adrian Episode: "Roots"
2013 The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting Various characters 6 episodes
Vegas Mr. Jones 4 episodes
Almost Human Lucas Vincent impersonator Episode: "Are You Receiving?"
2014 INXS: Never Tear Us Apart Chris Murphy 2 episodes
2015 Battle Creek Detective Niblet 9 episodes
Flesh and Bone Romeo Miniseries; 8 episodes
Scorpion Gleason Episode: "US vs. UN vs. UK"
2016 Quarry Buddy 8 episodes
Incorporated Hendrick 9 episodes
Secret City Kim Gordon 6 episodes
2017 Top of the Lake: China Girl Toni Bolloti Episode: "Surrogate"
2018 Squinters Miles 4 episodes
2018–present Mr Inbetween Freddy Main cast
2019 Mindhunter Charles Manson Episode: "Episode #2.5"
2019–present Perpetual Grace, LTD Paul Allen Brown Main cast
2019–present Lambs of God Father Bob Miniseries

AwardsEdit

Year Award Award category Nominated work Result
1982 Logie Awards Best Performance by a Juvenile The Sullivans Nominated
2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Comedy Performance Laid Nominated
Equity Ensemble Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2013 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Television Movie or Miniseries Nominated
2014 Australian Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor 100 Bloody Acres Nominated
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Lead Actor The Little Death Nominated
2015 Best Supporting Actor Down Under Nominated
Best Guest or Supporting Actor – Drama Secret City Won
2017 Logie Awards Most Outstanding Supporting Actor Won
2018 Most Outstanding Actor Riot Nominated
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Lead Actor – Drama Won
Equity Ensemble Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Television Movie or Miniseries Won
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mr Inbetween Nominated

In 2018 he was awarded the Orry-Kelly Award, recognising a body of work that contributes to Australia's national identity.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Amanda Mitchell (10 June 2019). "This Actor Is Playing Charles Manson and the Resemblance Is Eerie". Oprah Magazine. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ "National Film and Sound Archive - Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection - The Big Steal (1990)". web.archive.org. 12 November 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Dewey Crowe From 'Justified' Is Australian And His Accent Will Freak You Out". UPROXX. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  4. ^ Wilner, Norman (17 December 2014). "Review: Son Of A Gun". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Past Awards". www.aacta.org. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  6. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin; Jagernauth, Kevin (23 December 2010). "Exclusive: Damon Herriman Joins Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'". IndieWire. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  7. ^ "CBS' 'Battle Creek' Enlists 'Justified's' Damon Herriman". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  8. ^ Sharf, Zack; Sharf, Zack (29 August 2018). "'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': Quentin Tarantino Finds His Charles Manson in Australian Actor Damon Herriman". IndieWire. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Sequel to A Quiet Place Officially in the Works, and More Movie News". rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  10. ^ Pedersen, Erik; Pedersen, Erik (5 November 2018). "'Our Lady, LTD': Damon Herriman & Chris Conrad Join Epix Drama As Regulars; Two Others Round Out Cast". Deadline. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Damon Herriman, Hannah Gadsby Among Australians in Film Awards Honorees". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 July 2019.

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