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Damon Herriman

Adelaide, South Australia
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Damon Herriman (born 31 March 1970) is an Australian actor known for his film and television work in Australia and the United States. Damon Herriman was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He began acting in local television commercials at the age of eight, but it was not until he was cast as Frank Errol in The Sullivans two years later that his career began to take off. He continued to work solidly as a child actor, with a return to The Sullivans a year later, as well as the Australian series The Patchwork Hero, Sara Dane, For the Term of His Natural Life and Taurus Rising. He received three Logie Award nominations for his performance in The Sullivans. After appearing in the The Flying Doctors (for which he won the Penguin Award for Excellence in a Performance by a Juvenile) and the children's mini-series Elly & Jools, Herriman was cast as Mark Jorgensen, the bespectacled best friend of Ben Mendelsohn's Danny Clark in the Australian cult comedy classic, The Big Steal. As well as continuing to work solidly in film, television and theatre, Herriman has also written and/or directed many successful short films, including the Tropfest finalsts They and The Date. In 2004, he won the Best Screenplay award at Flickerfest for the short film Soar, in which he also performed. He is a performer and contributing writer on the new ABC sketch comedy series, The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting. Herriman is best known to Australian audiences for playing Claudia Karvan's workmate and friend George Wagstaffe in the critically acclaimed Foxtel series Love My Way and more recently as Marcus Dwyer in the ABC comedy, Laid. In 2004, he played the creepy roadkill truck driver in the US horror film House of Wax, and since 2005 has worked regularly in the United States, appearing in such productions as The Unit; Redbelt (both written and directed by David Mamet); Breaking Bad; Wilfred; CSI; The Loop; Cold Case; as well as the pilot for the unaired Dick Wolf series, Lost and Found. In 2011 he played the convicted kidnapper of the Lindbergh baby, Bruno Hauptmann, in the Clint Eastwood-helmed J. Edgar, and in 2012 played one the Cavendish gang in Gore Verbinski's, "The Lone Ranger" (due for release in June 2013). He is best known in the US for playing redneck Dewey Crowe in the FX series, Justified, and more recently the mysterious hitman Mr. Jones on the CBS crime series, Vegas. In 2013, Herriman will be seen in the Australian feature, 100 Bloody Acres, as well as the playing the title role in the ABC telemovie, The Outlaw Michael Howe.
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