Jeremy Shamos

Jeremy Shamos (born 1970)[1] is an American actor.

Jeremy Shamos
Born1970 (age 50–51)
EducationNew York University (MFA)
Years active1985–present

Early lifeEdit

Shamos was born in New York City[2] but raised in Denver, Colorado.[3][4] He has a M.F.A. from New York University.[4]


Shamos is a character actor, his most notable roles are Craig Kettleman on Better Call Saul,[4][5] Johanes Karlsen in Nurse Jackie[4][6] and Ralph in the film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).[4][7]

Shamos is also a gifted stage actor, starring in productions such as Steve Martin's Meteor Shower,[8] and Clybourne Park,[4] which garnered him a Tony nomination,[9] The Qualms,[4] The Assembled Parties,[7] Dinner with Friends,[7] 100 Saints You Should Know,[2] and Elling.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Shamos is married to actress Nina Hellman. They have two children, a daughter and a son.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Kid Colter Star role as Kid Colter
2000 Clowns Tippit
2005 The Great New Wonderful Young Rabbi
2006 Intolerable Jeremy 'Snaps' Shamos short
2007 Dedication Matthew
2009 Taking Woodstock Steve Cohen
2009 The Rebound Bill
2013 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him Evangelist
2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Evangelist
2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Ralph
2014 Magic in the Moonlight George
2016 No Pay, Nudity Veterinarian
2017 If I Forget Michael Fischer
2017 The Big Sick Bob Dalavan
2017 Breakable You Robert Gordon
2019 Bad Education Phill Metzger
2020 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Irvin


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Hack Mark Redding 1 Episode
2005 Stella Editor 1 Episode
2007 Damages Fiske's Associate 2 Episodes
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent John Eckhardt 1 Episode
2009 Fringe The Artist episode 1.15: "Inner Child"
2009 Wainy Days Waiter 1 Episode
2013 The Good Wife Karl Dolan 1 Episode
2014 Unforgettable Adrian Proctor 1 Episode
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Roger Pierce 1 Episode
2014 Elementary Dr. Paul Sutherland 1 Episode
2015 Nurse Jackie Johanes Karlsen 6 Episodes
2015 Better Call Saul Craig Kettleman 4 Episodes
2015 The Affair Jeremy Kramos 1 Episode
2015 Limitless Andrew Epperly episode 1.6: "Side Effects May Include…"
2016 Chicago P.D. Dr. Dean Reybold episode 3.10: "Now I'm God"
2016 Bull Isaac Chambers episode 1.5: "Just Tell the Truth"
2017 The Blacklist James Maddox episode 4.9: "Lipet's Seafood Company (No. 111)"
2017 SMILF Craig episode 1.3: "Half a Sheet Cake & a Blue-Raspberry Slushie"
2019 Blindspot Casey Marco episode 4.16: "The One Where Jane Visits an Old Friend"
2019 Fosse/Verdon Joe Hardy episode 3: "Me and My Baby"
2019 Instinct Dr. Wells episode 2.11: "Grey Matter"
2019 Succession Mark Pierce Episode 2.5: "Tern Haven"
2019 Prodigal Son David Saverstein episode 1.9: "Pied-A-Terre"
2019 Evil Dr. Phillip Lynch-Giles episode 1.9: "Exorcism Part 2"
2020 The Undoing Principal Robert Connaver

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Motive Result Ref
2005 Obie Award Best Actor Engaged Won [10]
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Animals Out of Paper Nominated [11]
2012 Tony Awards Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play Clybourne Park Nominated [9]
2014 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award Best Ensemble Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Won [12]
2014 San Diego Film Critics Society Award Best Performance by an Ensemble Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Won [13]


  1. ^ "The Creative Faces Project — Name: Jeremy Shamos Age: 44 Place of Birth: NYC..." The Creative Faces Project. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b Onofri, Adrienne. "100 Reasons (More or Less) You Should Know Jeremy Shamos". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Q&A Caught In the Act with… Jeremy Shamos". the craptacular. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Soloski, Alexis (3 June 2015). "Jeremy Shamos, a Nice Guy Who Likes Playing the Jerk". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  5. ^ Birnbaum, Debra (12 November 2014). "'Better Call Saul' Adds Julie Ann Emery and Jeremy Shamos to Cast". Variety. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  6. ^ Team, The Deadline (17 October 2014). "MTV Pilot 'Self Promotion' Casts 3; Jeremy Shamos Joins 'Nurse Jackie'". Deadline. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "The Bad Actor of Broadway: Jeremy Shamos in Birdman". New York Theater. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
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  9. ^ a b "2012 Tony Awards Nominations Announced; Once Earns 11 Nominations | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  10. ^ (2005) New York Obies Theater Awards. The Village Voice.
  11. ^ "Drama Desk Awards 2009 winners announced". Archived from the original on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  12. ^ "2014 WAFCA Award Winners - The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  13. ^ "2014 San Diego Film Critics Award Winners". San Diego Film Critics Society. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2017.

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