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Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming cropped.jpg
Cumming during the 2011 Fashion Week
Born(1965-01-27) 27 January 1965 (age 49)
Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
NationalityDual British and American citizen
OccupationActor, director, producer, writer
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Hilary Lyon
Grant Shaffer
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Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming cropped.jpg
Cumming during the 2011 Fashion Week
Born(1965-01-27) 27 January 1965 (age 49)
Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
NationalityDual British and American citizen
OccupationActor, director, producer, writer
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Hilary Lyon
Grant Shaffer

Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965), is a Scottish actor who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays.

His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (for which he received an Olivier Award), the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared in The Threepenny Opera, the master of ceremonies in Cabaret (for which he won a Tony Award), and Design for Living. Cumming also introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS and appears on The Good Wife, for which he has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Satellite Award.

He has also written a novel, Tommy's Tale, had a cable talk show called Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming, and produced a line of perfumed products labelled "Cumming". He has contributed opinion pieces to many publications and performed a cabaret show, I Bought A Blue Car Today. Cumming has also promoted LGBT rights, same-sex marriage, and sexual health charities.

Retaining his British citizenship, Cumming became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2008.

Early life[edit]

Cumming was born in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland the son of Mary (née Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming, a forester. He has stated that his father was physically and emotionally abusive towards him.[1][2] He has one older brother, Tom, and a niece and two nephews. Brought up in Angus, Cumming attended Monikie Primary School and Carnoustie High School. Following graduation, he spent a year and a half employed as an editor and columnist for the pop and TV magazine TOPS before entering the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. On graduation from Drama school, he married fellow student, Hilary Lyon; they divorced eight years later and had no children.


Cumming made his film debut in Gillies MacKinnon's Passing Glory in 1986. His feature film debut came in 1992 when he starred alongside Sandrine Bonnaire and Bruno Ganz in Ian Sellar's Prague, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and earned him the Best Actor award at the Atlantic Film Festival and a Scottish BAFTA Best Actor nomination. American audiences first saw him playing the oleaginous Sean Walsh, an unwanted suitor of Minnie Driver's character, in Circle of Friends, an Irish film released in 1995. Also in 1995 he played Boris Ivanovich Grishenko in the James Bond film GoldenEye.

His first film in the United States was 1997's Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, playing Sandy Frink opposite Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. Cumming co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced, and co-starred in the ensemble film The Anniversary Party with friend and former Cabaret co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh, in 2001.[3] The two starred in the film as a Hollywood couple. The film premiered at Cannes and garnered two Independent Spirit nominations and a National Board of Review award. He went on to star in and direct Suffering Man's Charity, later released as Ghost Writer.

He had prominent roles in the Spy Kids trilogy, X-Men 2 (as Nightcrawler), Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut and played Saturninus in the 1999 Julie Taymor film production of Titus. His many other films include Investigating Sex, Josie and the Pussycats, Emma, Get Carter, Plunkett and Macleane, Son of the Mask, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Full Grown Men, Spice World, Burlesque, The Tempest, Boogie Woogie and the animated films Garfield: The Movie, Jackboots on Whitehall and The Smurfs.

Earlier in his career, Cumming also directed two short films, Butter and Burn Your Phone. The latter began its life as a one-off drama on BBC Radio 4. He continues to direct short films and video pieces.



In the mid-1980s Cumming made his TV debut in the Scottish Television series Taggart. He went onto star in STV's Shadow of the Stone and as Jim Hunter, an evil woodcutter, in the Scottish soap opera Take The High Road. He also appeared as the Angel in the lyrical Channel 4 series Heavenly.

His breakthrough role was as Bernard Bottle in the Christmas 1991 BBC comedy Bernard and the Genie, a Richard Curtis-scripted film in which he starred alongside Lenny Henry and Rowan Atkinson. Cumming went on to star as flight attendant Sebastian Flight in the BBC2 cult airline sitcom The High Life in 1995. The series was written by Cumming and co-star Forbes Masson, continuing an acting-writing partnership the two had developed since their drama school days. Masson and Cumming had previously formed a cult Kelvinside musical double act "Victor and Barry", who later made many shows and appearances for STV. They performed regularly at the Edinburgh Festival and appeared in the Perrier Pick of the Fringe season at the Donmar Warehouse in 1988, toured Australia in 1989 playing the Sydney Opera House, released a record ("Hear Victor and Barry and Faint") but were killed off onstage at the London Palladium in the early 1990s.

Cumming returned to British TV screens in 2011 to star as Desrae, a transvestite, on the Sky series The Runaway.

He has also made several documentaries: My Brilliant Britain, about Scottish humour, The Real Cabaret in which he investigated the Weimar cabaret artistes and the BBC's Who Do You Think Your Are? in which he discovered his maternal grandfather was a war hero who had died playing Russian roulette.

United States[edit]

Alan Cumming performing at the benefit concert for the Ali Forney Center (2010).

Cumming has guested on several US TV shows: In 2001, he appeared in the HBO comedy Sex and the City as O the designer in the episode, 'The Real Me'. 2003 saw him playing a cameo role in the sitcom Frasier, playing Niles' yoga instructor. He also guest starred on 3rd Rock from the Sun.

In 2004, he shot Showtime's Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical in which he played the role of The Lecturer – a versatile character who narrates the story and transforms himself into several other minor characters. He also appeared in the television films Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl, the Disney remake of Annie. Cumming played the role of Bill Blaikie, a gay drag queen party promoter hired by Kit Porter to manage her café cum nightclub, in season 3 of The L Word. His character had an affair with Max, a transgender male character in the show. He appeared in episodes 2 to 7, which originally aired on Showtime in 2006.

In 2007, Cumming played Glitch/Ambrose, an inventor whose brain had been partially removed, in the TV miniseries, Tin Man. He also provided the voice of Chuck Masters, a 50-year-old, paralyzed, HIV-positive gay man in Logo's Rick and Steve, a stop animation sitcom created by Q. Allan Brocka. Cumming also hosted the Oxygen cable television show, "Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming", in which he interviewed female co-stars of his film roles, and "Midnight Snack", where he and his dogs introduced cult films. Cumming hosted Saturday Night Live in 2000, with musical guest Jennifer Lopez.

He is also the host of the 2008–2012 seasons of the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series.

He currently plays Eli Gold on the CBS television show The Good Wife. He appeared as a guest star in the latter third of the first season, becoming a series regular in the show's 2010–2011 season,.[4] He has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Satellite Award for his performance.

In 2009, Cumming guest-starred in Lisa Kudrow's improvised web series Web Therapy, portraying Austen Clarke, a possible love interest for Kudrow's character, Fiona Wallice. In 2010, Showtime announced plans to air Web Therapy as a TV series, and Cumming's guest appearance was broadcast as part of the first season finale of the show on 20 September 2011. Originally, the character was intended for a one-off appearance, however, plans were later changed and Cumming became a recurring cast member during the TV series' second season in 2012.


Cumming began his theater career in his native Scotland, performing in seasons with the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Dundee Rep, The Tron Glasgow and tours with Borderline, Theater Workshop and Glasgow Citizens' TAG. He played Slupianek in the Traverse Theater, Edinburgh's 1988 production of Conquest of the South Pole, which later transferred to the Royal Court in London and earned him an Olivier Award nomination as Most Promising Newcomer. He went on to perform plays with the Bristol Old Vic and the Royal Shakespeare Company and played Valere in La Bete at the Lyric, Hammersmith, London. In 1991 he played The Madman in the 1990 Royal National Theatre production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, for which he won an Olivier Award.[5][6] He also adapted the play with director Tim Supple. In 1993 he received great critical acclaim and the TMA Best Actor award for playing title role in the 1993 English Touring Theatre's Hamlet (playing opposite his then-wife, Hilary Lyon, in the role of Ophelia). He played the role of The Master of Ceremonies in Sam Mendes's 1993 revival of the musical Cabaret in London's West End opposite Jane Horrocks as Sally Bowles. He received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. He reprised the role in 1998 for the Mendes-Rob Marshall Broadway revival, this time opposite Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles. He won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance.[7]

Other US stage roles include Otto in the 2001 Broadway production of Design for Living by Noël Coward, Mac the Knife in Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill musical The Threepenny Opera opposite Cyndi Lauper. Cumming performed alongside Dianne Wiest in Classic Stage Company's production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Viacheslav Dolgachev. In 2002, Cumming and then-boyfriend British director Nick Philippou formed the production company The Art Party. The company's first and only play was the first English production of Jean Genet's play Elle, which Cumming had adapted from a literal translation by Terri Gordon. The company folded in 2003.

In 2006 he returned to the West End playing the lead role in Bent, a play about homosexuals in Germany under the Nazis. In 2007 he took the lead role in the National Theatre of Scotland's production of The Bacchae, directed by John Tiffany, which premiéred at the Edinburgh Festival in August, transferring to the Lyric Theatre in London and then to Lincoln Center, New York, winning him Herald ArcAngel award.

He collaborated again with Tiffany and the National Theatre of Scotland in 2012, playing all the roles in Macbeth. He brought this critically acclaimed[8][9] production of Macbeth to New York's Lincoln Center in 2012 and to a 73-show Broadway engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 2013. Macbeth concluded its run on Broadway on 14 July 2013.[10]

In 2013 Cumming also made a guest appearance on The Colbert Report singing a musical performance with Colbert "bridging the gap" between gay and straight Americans.

Other work[edit]

Cumming in the gallery art work "Sliphost"

Cumming wrote a novel, Tommy's Tale, published in 2002.[11] He has also written articles for magazines, notably as a contributing editor for Marie Claire magazine, writing on the haute couture shows in Paris, as well as what it was like for him dressing as a woman for a day. He also contributed articles to Newsweek, Modern Painters, Out, Black Book and The Wall Street Journal . He has also written introductions and prefaces to may books, including the works of Nancy Mitford, Andy Warhol and Christopher Isherwood and wrote a chapter of If You Had Five Minutes with the President, a collection of 55+ essays by members or supporters of The Creative Coalition.[12] Cumming recorded a duet of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Liza Minnelli to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the 11 September Fund.

In 2005 he released a fragrance called "Cumming," and a related line of scented bath lotion and body wash. A second fragrance arrived in 2011, naturally named Second Cumming, with all proceeds going to charity.

On 1 September 2009, Cumming released his first solo album based around his one man show, I Bought a Blue Car Today.[13]

In 2012, he launched his photography career with his first exhibition Alan Cumming Snaps.[14]

In July 2012 Cumming presented Urban Secrets on Sky Atlantic where he uncovers hidden secrets in various urban areas including London and Brighton.

Cumming is also a supporter and activist for the Scottish 'YES' campaign in the run-up to Scotland's referendum on independence in September 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Cumming lives in Manhattan with his husband, graphic artist Grant Shaffer, and their dogs, Honey and Leon.[15] The couple dated for two years before entering into a civil partnership at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, on 7 January 2007.[16] Cumming and Shaffer remarried in New York on 7 January 2012, the fifth anniversary of their London union.[17]

Once described as "a frolicky pansexual sex symbol for the new millennium," Cumming has stated that he considers himself bisexual, "although the pendulum has obviously swung."[18] Previous relationships include an eight-year marriage to actress Hilary Lyon, a two-year relationship with actress Saffron Burrows, and a six-year relationship with theater director Nick Philippou.[1] After his civil partnership with Shaffer, when asked if he was monogamous, he stated "I don't believe that monogamy is feasible."[19] In 2006, Cumming stated that he "would dearly like to adopt a child," but that his life was "too hectic" for children.[20]

Cumming used to be a member of the Church of Scotland, until his mother received a letter from them saying they had "read something about me being an atheist and would I like to leave." He said he had attended out of tradition, but realized being a part of it was "only condoning and validating lots of things I disapprove of: oppression, guilt, shame, etc."[21]

Since coming out as bisexual in 1998, Cumming has promoted LGBT rights, MC-ing and attending fundraisers for organizations such as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and taking part in an Equality Network video campaign, from New York, promoting the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Scotland.[22] Cumming also supports several AIDS charities, including the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR) and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and is also a patron of NORM-UK, an English-registered charity concerned with foreskin health and matters related to circumcision; he has condemned the practice of routine infant circumcision, particularly in the United States where it is common.[23][24] In 2013 his book entitled May the Foreskin Be With You was published.

In March 2005, Cumming received the Vito Russo Award at the 16th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for outstanding contributions toward eliminating homophobia.[25] In July of the same year he was also presented with the HRC's Humanitarian Award in San Francisco, also for his LGBT public stance. In November 2006 Cumming received a Doctor of Arts honorary degree from the University of Abertay Dundee. He also is a patron of the Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland's National Theatre 'for and by' young people. Cumming was appointed an OBE in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to film, theatre and the arts and activism for LGBT rights.[26][27][28]

On 7 November 2008, Cumming became a dual-national and was sworn in as a citizen of the United States of America at a ceremony in New York City.[29][30]

Cumming has stated that since 2012 he maintains a vegan diet.[31]

On 17 April 2013, Cumming made a guest appearance on The Colbert Report, where he sang a duet parody with Colbert of Brad Paisley's song Accidental Racist, entitled "Oopsie-Daisy Homophobe."


In 1998, Cumming won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the revival of Cabaret.

In 2007, Cumming was honored with the Excellence in Acting Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival.

Awards and nominations[edit]

1988Conquest of the South PoleOlivier AwardBest Newcomer in a PlayNominated
1991Accidental Death of an AnarchistOlivier AwardComedy Performance of the YearWon
1992Bernard and the GenieBritish Comedy AwardTop Television NewcomerWon
1992PragueAtlantic Film FestivalBest ActorWon
1993PragueScottish BAFTA AwardBest Film ActorNominated
1993La BêteOlivier AwardComedy Performance of the YearNominated
1994CabaretOlivier AwardBest Actor in a MusicalNominated
1994HamletShakespeare Globe AwardRichard Burton AwardNominated
1994HamletTheater Management Association AwardBest ActorWon
1996Romy and Michele's High School ReunionMTV Movie AwardBest Dance SequenceNominated
1998N/AVanity Fair Hall of FameInducted
1998CabaretNew York Free Press AwardBest ActorWon
1998CabaretNew York Public Advocate's AwardWon
1998CabaretFANY AwardBest Actor in a MusicalWon
1998CabaretTony AwardTony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a MusicalWon
1998CabaretOuter Critics Circle AwardBest Actor in a MusicalWon
1998CabaretDrama Desk AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a MusicalWon
1998CabaretTheater World AwardOutstanding Broadway DebutWon
2000N/AChlotrudis Society for Independent FilmGertrudis AwardWon
2001N/ANew York Immigrant Achievement AwardN/AWon
2002The Anniversary PartyPrism AwardN/AWon
2002The Anniversary PartyIndependent Spirit AwardBest First FeatureNominated
2002The Anniversary PartyIndependent Spirit AwardBest ScreenplayNominated
2002The Anniversary PartyNational Board of Review AwardExcellence in FilmmakingWon
2003N/ABailey HouseKey AwardWon
2003N/AConvent of the Sacred HeartHatter's Ball AwardWon
2003Nicholas NicklebyNational Board of Review AwardBest Ensemble in a MovieWon
2004N/ANewfestTrailblazer AwardWon
2004N/ABailey House20 for 20 Key AwardWon
2004N/APhiladelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film FestivalArtistic Achievement AwardWon
2004N/ASpecial Civil Rights AwardWon
2005N/AHRC Humanitarian AwardWon
2005N/AScotland MagazineIcon of Scotland AwardWon
2006BentTheatregoer's Choice AwardBest ActorNominated
2006N/AHuman Rights CampaignThe Elizabeth Birch Equality AwardWon
2006N/ALIGALY AwardWon
2006The Threepenny OperaDrama LeagueHonored
2006N/AGLAAD Media AwardThe Vito Russo AwardWon
2006Sweet LandSedona Film FestivalBirkner Humanitarian AwardWon
2007Sweet LandIndependent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit Award for Best First FeatureWon
2007N/ABig Apple Film FestivalGolden Apple Award for Honorary AchievementWon
2007N/ASanta Fe Film FestivalMaverick AwardWon
2007N/ALAMBDA Liberty AwardWon
2007Ghost WriterBarcelona Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalTribute AwardWon
2007Ghost WriterProvincetown International Film FestivalExcellence in Acting AwardWon
2007Ghost WriterSHOUT Film FestivalBeacon AwardWon
2007The BacchaeHerald Arcangel AwardWon
2007N/APhoenix Film FestivalCopper Wing Tribute AwardWon
2008N/AAnti-Violence ProjectCourage AwardWon
2008N/ATrevor ProjectHero AwardWon
2009N/AScottish Style AwardsMost Stylish MaleNominated
2009N/ANational Trust for ScotlandGreat Scot AwardWon
2009N/APFLAGPFLAG Choice AwardWon
2009I Bought A Blue Car TodaySX MagazineBest CabaretWon
2009I Bought A Blue Car AwardsBest Solo PerformanceNominated
2010I Bought A Blue Car TodayTime Out New YorkBest of CabaretNominated
2010I Bought A Blue Car TodayBistro AwardOutstanding RecordingWon
2010N/AChicago International Film FestivalArtistic Achievement AwardWon
2010N/ANational Gay and Lesbian Task ForceLeadership AwardWon
2010N/APoint FoundationCourage AwardWon
2010N/ATheater OffensiveOut on the Edge AwardWon
2010N/AJohnnie WalkerGreat Scot AwardNominated
2010The Good WifeInternational Press AcademyBest Supporting TV ActorNominated
2010The Good WifeEmmy AwardOutstanding Guest Star in a DramaNominated
2011N/ADenver Film FestivalExcellence in Acting AwardWon
2011Cumming The FragranceFleshbot AwardSexiest FashionWon
2011ZoorgamazooAudioFile MagazineEarphones AwardWon
2011ZoorgamazooAudie AwardSolo Narration – MaleWon
2011Charity WorkJohnnie WalkerGreat Scot AwardNominated
2011The Good WifeEmmy AwardBest Supporting ActorNominated
2011The Good WifeCritics' Choice TV AwardsSupporting Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
2011The Good WifeScreen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a DramaNominated
2012N/AJohnnie WalkerGreat Scot AwardNominated
2012N/AMatthew Shepard FoundationMaking A Difference AwardWon
2012N/ALive Out Loud AwardsStar AwardWon
2012MacbethAudioFile AwardsBest Voice of the YearWon
2012MacbethAudiofile MagazineEarphone AwardWon
2012The Good WifeCrime Thriller AwardsBest Supporting ActorNominated
2012The Good WifeScreen Actors' GuildOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2012Any Day NowKey West Film FestivalGolden Key AwardWon
2012Any Day NowNapa Valley Film FestivalFavorite Actor or ActressWon
2012Any Day NowOutfestBest Actor AwardWon
2012Any Day NowSeattle International Film FestivalBest Actor AwardWon
2013Any Day NowDorian AwardFilm Performance of the YearNominated
2013Any Day NowGaybie AwardBest Actor in a Gay Themed MovieNominated
2013N/ABailey HouseArts & Legacy AwardWon
2013Macbeth on BroadwayDrama League AwardsDistinguished Performance AwardPending
2013Macbeth on BroadwayUnited SoloUAwardPending
2013Macbeth on Audience ChoiceFavorite Actor in a PlayWon


1986Take The High RoadJim HunterTV Series
1987Shadow of the StoneTom HendersonTV Series
1988Take The High RoadJim HunterTV Series
1991Bernard and the GenieBernard Bottletelevision film
British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Newcomer
1992PragueAlexander Novak
1993Micky LoveGreg DeaneTV film
Mr. BeanRoddyUncredited
TV series (Comic Relief short: "Blind Date")
1994Second BestBernard
Black BeautyBlack BeautyVoice
1995Circle of FriendsSean Walsh
GoldenEyeBoris Ivanovich Grishenko
The High LifeSebastian FlightTV series (also co-writer)
1996EmmaMr. Elton
3rd Rock from the SunAngus: "The Hole" McDuff- Hole expertSeason 5, Episode 18 – "Dick and Harry Fall into a Hole"
1997Romy and Michele's High School ReunionSandy FrinkNominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence
shared with Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino
Spice WorldPiers Cuthbertson-Smyth
BuddyDick Croner, Trudy's assistant
Plunkett & MacleaneLord Rochester
Eyes Wide ShutHotel desk clerk
AnnieRoosterTV film
God, the Devil and BobThe DevilTV Series
The Flintstones in Viva Rock VegasMick Jagged/Gazoo
Get CarterJeremy Kinnear
2001The Anniversary PartyJoe TherrianWriter/producer/director
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
shared with Jennifer Jason Leigh
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
shared with Jennifer Jason Leigh
Sex and the CityOTV series – "The Real Me"
Investigating SexSevy
Josie and the PussycatsWyatt Frame
Spy KidsFegan Floop
Company ManGeneral Batista
2002Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost DreamsFegan Floop
Nicholas NicklebyMr. FolairNational Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Foyle's WarHostTV series
2003X2Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Spy Kids 3-D: Game OverFegan Floop
2004Shoebox ZooBruno the BearTV Series
Garfield: The MovieSir Roland/PersnikittyVoice
2005Son of the MaskLokiNominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
EighteenFather Chris
Reefer MadnessLecturer/Goat-Man/FDR
Ripley Under GroundJeff Constant
Sweet LandFrandsenProducer
Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
2006The L WordBillie BlaikieTV series
Full Grown MenThe HitchhikerCo-producer
2007Gray MattersGordy
Suffering Man's Charity (aka Ghost Writer)John VandermarkDirector/executive producer
Tin ManGlitchTV miniseries
2009Boogie WoogieDewey
DareGrant Matson
2010The TempestSebastian
Jackboots on WhitehallAdolf HitlerVoice
RiverworldJudas Caretake
2010–presentThe Good WifeEli GoldTV series (Recurring Season 1; Main Cast Season 2-present)
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2010)
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011)
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2010)
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2010)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2011)
2011The SmurfsGutsy SmurfVoice
2011–presentWeb TherapyAusten ClarkeGuest Role (2011); Recurring Role (2012–present)
2012Any Day NowRudyGolden Space Needle Award for Best Actor
Grand Jury Award for Best Actor
2013The Smurfs 2Gutsy SmurfVoice
ArthurSebastian WinkleplotzEpisode: Show Off
Guest star[32]
2015The Smurfs 3Gutsy SmurfVoice



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