Michael Emerson

Michael Emerson

Michael Emerson  American Actor


Who is is he dating right now?

Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston are married.


Michael Emerson has had no other relationships that we know of.


Michael Emerson is a 62 year old American Actor. Born on 7th September, 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and educated at Toledo, Iowa, he is famous for Benjamin Linus on `Lost` in a career that spans 1986–present. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Michael Emerson has been in 2 on-screen matchups, including Brooke Smith in Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) and Cara Buono in Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).

Michael Emerson is a member of the following lists: People from Toledo, Iowa, Actors from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award winners.


Help us build our profile of Michael Emerson! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.

Relationship Statistics

Married1 - - -
Total1 - -


First Name Michael
Last Name Emerson
Age 62 years
Birthday 7th September, 1954
Birthplace Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Toledo, Iowa
University Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Benjamin Linus on `Lost`
Year(s) Active 1986–present

Michael Emerson (born September 7, 1954) is an American film and television character actor who is best known for his roles as serial killer William Hinks on The Practice, Benjamin Linus on Lost, Zep Hindle in the first Saw movie and currently as Harold Finch on the CBS series Person of Interest. Emerson has also worked extensively in theater and narration. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and been nominated for three others, as well as receiving other awards and nominations. Emerson is married to actress Carrie Preston.

More about Michael Emerson
Less about Michael Emerson

Dating History

Partner Comparison

Michael Emerson62 VirgoActor
Carrie Preston49 GeminiActress


The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements2015NarratorMovie
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 22013JokerMovie
Living in the Age of Surveillance2012VariousMovie
Person of Interest2011Harold FinchTV Show
Lost: Final Chapter2010Ben LinusTV Movie
Parenthood2010Andy FitzgeraldTV Show
Generator Rex2010Nanite AlphaTV Show
G.I. Joe: Renegades2010Dr. Archibald MonevTV Show
Goldstar, Ohio2010Steve HarperShort Film
God in America2010John WinthropTV Movie
Lost: A Journey in Time2009Ben LinusTV Movie
Ready? OK!2008Charlie NewMovie
Lost: Past, Present & Future2008Ben LinusTV Movie
Lost: Missing Pieces2007Ben LinusTV Show
Jumping Off Bridges2006Frank NelsonMovie
29th and Gay2005GorillaMovie
The Legend of Zorro2005HarriganMovie
The Inside2005Marty ManningTV Show
Saw2004Zep HindleMovie
Lost2004Ben LinusTV Show
Skin2003ScarpelliTV Show
Whoopi2003F. Thomas EricksonTV Show
The Laramie Project2002ReverendTV Movie
Without a Trace2002Stuart WesmarTV Show
Sounds from a Town I Love2001Short Film
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2001Gerry RankinTV Show
The Education of Max Bickford2001TV Show
The District2000Man in BarTV Show
For Love of the Game1999Gallery DoormanMovie
I'll Take You There1999TomMovie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Allan ShayeTV Show
Stark Raving Mad1999Mr. PutnamTV Show
Playing by Heart1998BoscoMovie
The Impostors1998Burtom's AssistantMovie
Grace & Glorie1998Arnold DudleyTV Movie
The Journey1997MichaelMovie
The Practice1997William HinksTV Show
Late Show with David Letterman1993Creepy Target Sock ShopperTV Show
The X-Files1993Oliver MartinTV Show
Orpheus Descending1990ClownTV Movie
Show More
Show Less

Onscreen Matchups