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Christian Clemenson Biography
Christian Clemenson (Christian Dayton Clemenson) is an American film and television actor born and raised in Humboldt, Lowa, USA. He is well known for his portrayal of Jerry “Hands” Espenson in the television series Boston Legal, for which he was nominated for three Emmy awards and winning the 2006 Emmy award for outstanding guest actor in a drama series.
Christian developed an interest in acting during high school and participated in community community-theater productions. He was a regular in the short-lived western series The Adventures Of Bisco County Jr. from 1993-1994. He has appeared in a number of highly acclaimed films including Hannah And Her Sisters, Broadcast news, Apollo 13 and The Big Lebowski, The People v O.J. Simpson American Crime Story.
Christian Clemenson Age
Christian was born on March 17, 1958, and is 61 years of age as of 2019.
Christian Clemenson Height
Christian is 6 feet and 2 inches tall.
Christian Clemenson Family|Early Life
Christian Clemenson was born Christian Dayton Clemenson on 17th March 1958 in Humboldt, Iowa under the birth sign Pisces. Clemenson is American by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. He is the son of Ruth Alzora, drug store owner (died at the age of 58) and Ernest Arnold Clemenson. Clemenson used to deliver the Des Moines Register, the daily morning newspaper in his early teen days. Later, he won a Register scholarship to Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.
In 1973, Clemenson attended Phillips Academy. He participated in many theatrical productions at the time. He was close to James Spader during his school days. He graduated from Phillips in 1976. Clemenson attended Harvard College following his graduation at Phillips. During his college days, he appeared in important roles in campus stage productions, as a freshman.
He performed in a Harvard Lampoon sketch comedy show, a Harvard Crimson theater critic. He was praised and was described as the hugely talented actor for his performance. He graduated from Harvard in 1980. He moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Yale School of Drama.
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Christian Clemenson Wife|Married
Christian is unmarried and has no children. He has never confirmed his relationship status to the media. Despite the popularity, he has managed to keep his personal life low profile. Clemenson is not active on social networking sites.
Christian Clemenson Career
Clemenson began his career in a number of character roles in film and television. He was a law student in the television version of The Paper Chase, Alex Keaton’s English teacher in the television show Family Ties, a security salesman on The Golden Girls, a suspect in season 10, episode 14 of “NYPD Blue”, a bailiff in the Ivan Reitman movie Legal Eagles, a flight surgeon in the movie Apollo 13, a cop in The Big Lebowski, a killer in The Fisher King, and Dr. Dale Lawrence in the movie And the Band Played On. He had a regular role as Socrates Poole, a lawyer in the Old West, in the Fox series The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
In 1999, Clemenson appeared in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “Bad Girls” as a grotesquely obese demon named Balthazar. He wore a large padded suit and extensive make-up for the role, and the character’s repulsive, villainous nature contradicted many of his earlier roles. Clemenson became well-known for his role as Jerry “Hands” Espenson in the television series Boston Legal. For playing Espenson, he won an Emmy Award for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2006 and was nominated for the same award in 2007. He remained with the series through to its finale in 2008.
He starred as real-life 9/11 victim Tom Burnett in the film United 93. He also had a recurring role on Veronica Mars as Abel Koontz. In total, Clemenson appeared in three episodes of the show: “Like a Virgin”, “Mars vs. Mars”, and “Rat Saw God”. Clemenson also has appeared in a season 6 episode of NCIS, “Dead Reckoning”. He also appeared in two seasons 2 episodes of The Mentalist. He also played Jimmy Masterson on the 3rd episode of Memphis Beat, “Love Me Tender.”
In 2009, Clemenson joined CSI: Miami as the new medical examiner, Dr. Tom Loman. He appeared throughout the show’s eighth, ninth, and tenth seasons as a recurring character. 2013, also he appeared as a guest star in Harry’s Law. In 2016, he played Deputy District Attorney William Hodgman in American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson.
Christian Clemenson Net worth
Christian has an estimated net worth of 1.6 million dollars as of 2019.
Christian Clemenson Awards
Christian is a primetime Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series and also won a screen actors guild for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
Christian Clemenson Boston Legal
Christian Portrays Jerry “Hands” Espenson a lawyer who has Asperger’s Syndrome who appears on Boston Legal.
Jerry has Asperger’s Syndrome, and possibly also Tourette’s Syndrome, which interferes with his ability to interact socially with other people, but also makes him a masterful interpreter of the law and its language. His expertise is in financial law. Jerry has both a Juris Doctor and an MBA from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. He is a walking lie-detector and a talented painter. Little is known about Jerry’s life prior to the series, but he reveals that he was distant from both of his parents, who never hugged him as a child. His father was a “man of firm handshakes” while he had a somewhat tense relationship with his mother. He implies that his father had Asperger’s Syndrome since he was a brilliant Cornell math professor who constantly asked people if they had toast. His older sister Joy used to throw rocks at Jerry to try to get him to lift his hands off his thighs to defend himself. Before working at Crane, Poole, and Schmidt, Espenson worked in an undisclosed profession where he had so little contact with other people that he dialed an information number just to hear a person’s voice. He revealed that at one point during this period of isolation, he considered suicide.
Christian Clemenson CSI: Miami
Clemenson plays Tom Loman a doctor and the medical examiner for the Miami-Dade Crime Lab who first appeared in season eight. He is the official and permanent replacement for Alexx Woods who resigned to spend more time with her family, Shannon Higgins who died after being shot while in the field on her first day and Tara Price who was arrested for stealing and evidence tampering on the job.
Christian Clemenson Movies
The Big Lebowski
Hannah and Her Sisters,
And the Band Played On
The Fisher King, Bad Influence
Mighty Joe Young
Not Safe for Work
Making Mr. Right
Disaster at Silo 7
Live by Night
Lost & Found
Christian Clemenson TV shows
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Christian Clemenson Awards
Christian is a primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a drama series and also won a screen actors guild for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.