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Michael Emerson

1954 - Today

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Michael Emerson (born September 7, 1954) is an American 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 in 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 3,060,828 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Michael Emerson is the 1,186th most popular actor (up from 1,313th in 2019), the 2,120th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,388th in 2019) and the 576th most popular American Actor.

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  • 56.83

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  • 38

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  • 5.33

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  • 3.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Michael Emerson ranks 1,186 out of 9,996Before him are Tom Hiddleston, Verónica Forqué, Michael Redgrave, Gong Yoo, Connie Nielsen, and Léa Seydoux. After him are Brenda Blethyn, Ralph Richardson, David Strathairn, Bata Živojinović, Iain Glen, and Rob Reiner.

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Among people born in 1954, Michael Emerson ranks 72Before him are Chris Evert, Kailash Satyarthi, Uli Stielike, Katsuhiro Otomo, Hermann Tilke, and Steve Morse. After him are Filip Vujanović, Shuji Nakamura, Francisco Guterres, Jerry Seinfeld, Hrant Dink, and Andrei Karlov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Emerson ranks 2,120 out of 18,182Before him are Karl Guthe Jansky (1905), Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), Henrietta Lacks (1920), Saul Bass (1920), Jane Jacobs (1916), and Kevin Mitnick (1963). After him are Paul Revere (1735), Roberta Flack (1937), Dudley R. Herschbach (1932), Sojourner Truth (1797), Lady Randolph Churchill (1854), and Jerome Robbins (1918).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Michael Emerson ranks 576Before him are Ethel Barrymore (1879), Gabriel Macht (1972), Cyd Charisse (1922), Gloria Grahame (1923), Paul Michael Glaser (1943), and Joe Pantoliano (1951). After him are David Strathairn (1949), Rob Reiner (1947), Ving Rhames (1959), Vincent Schiavelli (1948), Michael Jeter (1952), and Jessica Alba (1981).

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