Shawn Hatosy

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Shawn Hatosy

Hatosy at the Paley Center: An Evening with Southland 2011
BornShawn Wayne Hatosy
(1975-12-29) December 29, 1975 (age 36)
Frederick, Maryland, U.S.
Years active1995–present
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Shawn Hatosy

Hatosy at the Paley Center: An Evening with Southland 2011
BornShawn Wayne Hatosy
(1975-12-29) December 29, 1975 (age 36)
Frederick, Maryland, U.S.
Years active1995–present

Shawn Wayne Hatosy (born December 29, 1975) is an American actor with over 45 film and television credits to his name.


Personal life

Hatosy was born in Frederick, Maryland, the son of Carol (née Owens), a loan officer, and Wayne Hatosy, a graphic designer and event planning director.[1] Shawn is of Hungarian ancestry from his father. He grew up in the Loch Haven neighborhood[2] of Ijamsville, Maryland, attended New Market Middle School, and graduated from Linganore High School.[3] Larry James, who still resides in Frederick, MD, was his high school basketball coach. Larry says that "he was a star in his own right" on and off the court. Hatosy's middle name, Wayne, is taken from his father. (He also has an older sister).]</ref> Shawn is married and has a son, and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.[4]


Hatosy's two most recent films are Public Enemies (2009), starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, and the remake of the 1992 cult classic Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), in which Hatosy portrays Nicolas Cage's partner, Armand Benoit.

Hatosy has appeared in past films such as Soldier's Girl, The Faculty, In & Out, The Cooler, Outside Providence, John Q, and 2007's Alpha Dog.[5] Hatosy auditioned for a leading role in the 1999 film Varsity Blues but lost it to James Van Der Beek.

Hatosy has appeared in such television shows as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Twilight Zone, Felicity, Six Feet Under, ER, Law & Order, Numb3rs, My Name is Earl and Hawaii Five-0. As of April 2009, Hatosy appears as Detective Sammy Bryant in the NBC/TNT television series Southland.[6] His latest successful roles were that of serial killer named Boyd Fowler on the Showtime television series Dexter.[7][8]

Hatosy was a singer in his own band, and graduated from Linganore High School in 1994. He also made an appearance in Wheatus's Music Video for their single "A Little Respect".[9]

In 2005 he performed opposite Al Pacino in Lyle Kessler's Orphans at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Hatosy also took on the title role in the La Jolla Playhouse production of The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Off-Broadway, he starred opposite Anna Paquin in the Paul Weitz comedy Roulette.[10] He also performed in Roulette, an Ensemble Studio Theater production directed by Trip Cullman. The characters include a dizzy, distant dad (Larry Bryggman), a sweet, adulterous, alcoholic mom (Leslie Lyles), a steroid-hyped son (Shawn Hatosy), and a wise-cracking, substance-abusing teenage daughter (the Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin).[11]

On March 22, 2011, TNT announced it has renewed Southland for a fourth season. The show stars Hatosy, Michael Cudlitz, Ben McKenzie, and Regina King, and has been averaging 2.9 million viewers during its recently wrapped third season, which featured the death of a major character.[12] Southland star Ben McKenzie (Ben Sherman) claims that his character's new partnership with Sammy (Shawn Hatosy) will be "explosive". The new season of Southland commenced filming in October 2011.[13][14][15][16][17]






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  2. ^ Facebook: I grew up in Loch Haven in the 70s (80s).'
  3. ^ Shawn Hatosy Biography (1975-)
  4. ^ 'Finding success, working steady,' Frederick News-Post, interviewed by Susan Guynn
  5. ^ Exclusive: 'Dexter' collars 'Southland' cop Shawn Hatosy
  6. ^ a b Mark A. Perigard (2009-04-09). "Crime rave: NBC cop drama takes gritty look at ‘Southland’ streets". Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  7. ^ TV: New Villain Moves to Miami for 'Dexter'!
  8. ^ Hatosy as schizophrenic killer Lawrence Shepherd in Law & Order: Los Angeles is based on Jared Lee Loughner who shot Arizona senator Gabrielle Giffords. Hatosy's character also shoots a senator.Dexter Has His New Bad Guy - Shawn Hatosy
  9. ^ Featured in Wheatus Music Video 'A Little Respect'.
  10. ^ TNT TV, Southland Cast Bios: Shawn Hatosy as Sammy Bryant
  11. ^ New York Times Theater Review; A Little Gunpowder Along With His Eggs, Ben Brantley, February 19, 2004
  12. ^ 'Southland': TNT renews show for fourth season, March 22, 2011, by Lesley Goldberg
  13. ^ 'Southland': Co-star Ben McKenzie (Ben Sherman) claims explosive new relationship with Sammy (Shawn Hatosy), by Morgan Jeffery, Digital, June 6, 2011
  14. ^ 'Street Kings 2: Motor City': DVDs due out April 19, 2011, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April, 15 2011
  15. ^ Nominations for Critics Choice Television Awards Announced, TV, by Michael Ausiello, June 6, 2011
  16. ^ Hatosy referenced in Hollywood's Best Worst Teachers in How rotten is Cameron Diaz's new “Bad Teacher?, The Daily Beast, Marlow Stern, June 24, 2011
  17. ^ Hatosy referenced in Emmy Award Snubs - Emmy Nominations 2011, by Sal Basile, July 14, 2011

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