Michael Emerson

1954 - Today

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Michael Emerson (born September 7, 1954) is an American film and television 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 film, Cayden James on Arrow, and 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Emerson has received more than 2,507,080 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Emerson is the 1,314th most popular actor (down from 982nd in 2019), the 2,389th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,859th in 2019) and the 653rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 65.86

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Michael Emerson ranks 1,314 out of 10,030Before him are Paul Sorvino, Melissa McBride, Lin Shaye, Bill Paxton, Melvyn Douglas, and Pat Hingle. After him are Dean Stockwell, Krister Henriksson, Geraldine McEwan, Pam Grier, Basil Rathbone, and Alyssa Milano.

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Among people born in 1954, Michael Emerson ranks 79Before him are Shuji Nakamura, Ellen Barkin, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Kim Pyong-il, Jermaine Jackson, and Francisco Guterres. After him are Marian Gold, Margaux Hemingway, Cindy Sherman, Kailash Satyarthi, Juande Ramos, and Marco Tardelli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Emerson ranks 2,389 out of 15,968Before him are Gall (1840), Van Cliburn (1934), Charles M. Schulz (1922), Melvyn Douglas (1901), George Phillips Bond (1825), and Pat Hingle (1924). After him are Dean Stockwell (1936), Pam Grier (1949), Alyssa Milano (1972), Margaux Hemingway (1954), Cindy Sherman (1954), and Alfred Worden (1932).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Michael Emerson ranks 653Before him are Paul Sorvino (1939), Melissa McBride (1965), Lin Shaye (1943), Bill Paxton (1955), Melvyn Douglas (1901), and Pat Hingle (1924). After him are Dean Stockwell (1936), Pam Grier (1949), Alyssa Milano (1972), Margaux Hemingway (1954), Jamie Foxx (1967), and Brittany Murphy (1977).

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