Who is Shawn Hatosy?
Shawn is an American actor, best known for his performances in movies such as “The Faculty” (1998) and “Alpha Dog” (2006). He’s also appeared in TV shows such as “Southland” (2009-2013) and “Animal Kingdom” (2016-present), earning critical acclaim for his work.
Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Shawn Wayne Hatosy was born on 29 December 1975, in Ijamsville, Maryland, USA, to parents are Carol Ann (née Owens), who worked as a loan officer, and Wayne Thomas Hatosy. Shawn comes from a diverse heritage, with Hungarian and Irish ancestry. Growing up in the Loch Haven neighborhood of Ijamsville, he attended New Market Middle School before matriculating from Linganore High School in 1994, where he nurtured his passion for acting and performance.
Shawn Hatosy kickstarted his acting career with minor roles in the mid- ’90s; in 1995, he portrayed Lyle Warner in the episode entitled “The Old and the Dead” of the series “Homicide: Life on the Street”, acting alongside Richard Belzer, Yaphet Kotto and Andre Braugher. The same year, Shawn played Counter Boy in the heartwarming film “Home for the Holidays”, featuring an ensemble that included Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr. and Anne Bancroft. Also in 1995, he displayed his talent as Quentin Vale in the television movie “Inflammable”, collaborating with Kris Kristofferson and Marg Helgenberger. In 1996, Hatosy took on the role of Derek Kaminski in the TV movie “Double Jeopardy”, working with Jason Gedrick and Rachel Ticotin. Additionally, he portrayed Sean in “No Way Home”, alongside Tim Roth and James Russo, and during the same year, he guest-starred in an episode of “Law & Order” as Chester Manning, sharing the screen with Sam Waterston and Jerry Orbach.
Continuing his journey with minor roles, Shawn appeared in several projects in 1997. These include the “Inventing the Abbotts” as Victor, acting alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler. In “Niagara, Niagara”, he portrayed the Lead High School Punk. Additionally, he played Jack in the comedy film “In & Out”, in which he shared the screen with Kevin Kline and Tom Selleck. Later that year, Hatosy took on the role of Billy in the post-apocalyptic adventure “The Postman”, starring alongside Kevin Costner. However, his portrayal of Stan Rosado in the sci-fi horror film “The Faculty” took his career to another level; this pivotal role marked a turning point in his career, catapulting him into the limelight.
As the ’90s drew to a close, Shawn continued solidifying his presence in the industry, securing notable roles in several projects. In 1999, he portrayed Tim Dunphy in the comedy-drama film “Outside Providence”, in which he delivered a compelling performance alongside Alec Baldwin. Additionally, Hatosy starred as Young Vinnie Webb in “Simpatico”, a complex drama featuring Jeff Bridges and Nick Nolte. He also displayed his talent as Benny in “Anywhere but Here”, acting alongside Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman in the heartwarming mother-daughter tale. Furthermore, in the television movie “Witness Protection”, he took on the character of Sean Batton.
Entering the new millennium, Shawn began with several significant roles, displaying his talent alongside various accomplished actors. In 2000, he played Eddie Hicks in the romantic comedy “Down to You”, sharing the screen with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles. The same year, Hatosy portrayed Brendan Behan in the drama “Borstal Boy”, then in 2001, he starred as David Klein alongside Rachael Leigh Cook in “Tangled”, exploring the complexities of relationships. The following year, in 2002, Hatosy appeared as Mitch Quigley in the suspenseful drama “John Q”, co-starring with Academy Award winner Denzel Washington.
In 2003, Shawn Hatosy continued to make his mark with a series of diverse roles. He starred as Mikey Lootz in the drama “The Cooler”, a captivating performance alongside William H. Macy and Maria Bello. Hatosy also demonstrated his acting prowess in the television movie “Soldier’s Girl”, portraying Justin Fisher in a powerful and true story. The same year, he took on the role of Duffy Nichols in the thriller “11:14”, joining an ensemble that included Hilary Swank and Patrick Swayze. Additionally, Hatosy displayed his versatility as Rusty in “Dallas 362”.
During the second half of the 2000s, Hatosy’s talent flourished, as he secured a number of noteworthy roles, sharing the screen with esteemed co-stars. In 2005, he portrayed Clyde Tyler in “Swimmers”, a drama in which he delivered a praised performance alongside Sarah Paulson and Robert Knott. The same year, he took on the significant role of a young John McCain in the television movie “Faith of My Fathers”, embodying the renowned politician, working alongside Scott Glenn and Erin Cottrell. In 2006, Hatosy starred as Elvis Schmidt in “Alpha Dog”, a crime drama featuring an ensemble including Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake and Bruce Willis.
In 2007’s “Nobel Son”, Shawn Hatosy portrayed Thaddeus James in a dark comedy that revolves around a dysfunctional family entangled in a kidnapping. He starred alongside Alan Rickman, who plays a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, and Mary Steenburgen, as his wife. The following year, Hatosy played Ricky Garvey in “The Lazarus Project”, a psychological thriller about a man who gets a second chance at life after an execution goes wrong, starring alongside Paul Walker and Piper Perabo in this gripping tale of redemption and self-discovery.
In 2009, Hatosy’s talent again shone in “Public Enemies”, in which he portrayed FBI Agent John Madala in this biographical crime drama about notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He shared the screen with an impressive cast, including Johnny Depp as Dillinger and Christian Bale as FBI Agent Melvin Purvis.
Additionally, he brought to life Detective Armand Benoit in “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” (2009), a crime drama starring Nicolas Cage as a corrupt and drug-addicted detective alongside Eva Mendes.
Later Career and Recent Projects
After making a name for himself in film, Shawn transitioned to television, and continued to excel in various roles. From 2009 to 2013, he starred as Sammy Bryant in the acclaimed TV series “Southland”, impressing audiences with his portrayal of a dedicated and conflicted police officer over 43 episodes, alongside co-stars such as Ben McKenzie and Regina King.
In 2011, he took on the role of Detective Dan Sullivan in “Street Kings 2: Motor City”, a direct-to-video crime thriller featuring Ray Liotta and Clifton Powell. Hatosy also appeared in two episodes of “Body of Proof” (2013) as Karl Simmons, working with Dana Delany and Jeri Ryan.
In 2014, he landed the main cast role as Terry McCandless in the legal drama “Reckless”, in which he acted alongside Anna Wood and Cam Gigandet in a captivating courtroom setting. The following year, Hatosy made a memorable recurring appearance in “Fear the Walking Dead”, contributing to the popular franchise alongside Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis. He also starred as Johnny Stokes in four episodes of the crime drama “Bosch” in 2015, alongside Titus Welliver and Jamie Hector.
From 2016 to 2022, Shawn Hatosy’s most prominent television role came in “Animal Kingdom”, in which he portrayed Andrew “Pope” Cody in the main cast, co-starring with Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman and Finn Cole.
According to authoritative sources, Shawn Hatosy’s net worth is estimated at $5 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children
Shawn Hatosy has been married to Kelly Albanese since December 2010. The couple lives in Los Angeles and have three sons; their eldest, Cassius was born on 16 June 2006, followed by Leo on 18 November 2012, and Finn Jones on 29 October 2017.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Shawn Hatosy has brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while he weighs approximately 165lbs (75kgs). His vital statistics are 40-32-14.