Hamish Linklater


Date Of Birth

July 7, 1976


American actor Hamish Linklater was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on July 7, 1976, and is the son of vocal trainer Kristin Linklater. His mother is also a Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Acting Division at Columbia University. She raised her son in the Berkshires, where she was a founder of the Shakespeare & Company drama troupe. When Hamish was eight, she trained him to take a part in theatre productions. He played numerous Shakespearean roles, no matter how small they were. He later attended the Commonwealth School in Boston and was educated at Amherst College. He first established himself on the stage, earning theatre credits like Singing Forest and Recent Tragic Events.

In 2000, Hamish Linklater made his big screen debut on Groove, which was an official selection of that year’s Sundance Film Festival. His next project was portraying the character Richard Roth, a CNN correspondent, on the HBO movie Live from Baghdad. He was later cast as a regular on the series Gideon’s Crossing, and gained a recurring role on American Dreams. He was also seen on series like Happy Family and Dragnet, and was given a part on 2003’s Final Draft. He later got a role on the TV production 5ive Days to Midnight and worked on short films like The Sailor’s Girl and Everything’s Gone Green. In 2005, he played the character Leonard on the blockbuster film Fantastic Four, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. He later joined the cast of the comedy series The New Adventures of Old Christine, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He also appeared on the dark comedy series Pushing Daisies, playing the character John Joseph Jacobs on the episode “Girth.” He has also been seen in the premiere of Richard Greenberg's Violet Hour and was in the New York and Los Angeles premieres of Good Thing at the New Group and Center Theatre Group, respectively. Linklater's other New York theatre credits include Hamlet, Love's Fire, Romeo and Juliet, The Square, Chemistry of Change, Measure for Measure and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

In 2013, Linklater joined the cast of the CBS series The Crazy Ones, which stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Place of Birth

Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA

Birth Name

Hamish Linklater




2013 The Crazy Ones (TV Series)
2013 42
2012-2013 The Good Wife (TV Series)
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
2012 Evil Shrink (Video short)
2012 The Big C (TV Series)
2012 Lola Versus
2012 Battleship
2011 The Future
2011 I'm Coming Over (Short)
2006-2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
2009 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
2008 The Violent Kind (Video)
2007 Pushing Daisies (TV Series)
2007/II Final Draft
2006 Affair Game (Short)
2005/I Fantastic Four
2005 Everything's Gone Green (Short)
2005 The Sailor's Girl (Short)
2004 5ive Days to Midnight (TV Mini-Series)
2004 American Dreams (TV Series)
2003 Dragnet (TV Series)
2003 Happy Family (TV Series)
2002 Live from Baghdad (TV Movie)
2002 Untitled Eric Gilliland Project (TV Movie)
2000-2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
2000 Groove


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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