Who is Finn Wittrock?
Finn is an American actor, best known for his role as Dandy Mott in the TV series “American Horror Story” and as Jamie Shipley in the film “The Big Short”, among many other roles that he has secured so far in his career.
Finn Wittrock Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Peter L. Wittrock Jr. was born on 28 October 1984 in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA, the son of Peter L. Wittrock Sr., an actor, and Kate Claire Crowley, who was a professor of occupational therapy at the University of Southern California.
He showed an interest in acting from an early age, and would spend time at the Shakespeare & Company theatre, where his father was employed. He went to Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, during which time he participated in movement classes for actors, made films, and appeared in many projects.
He graduated from the prestigious Julliard School in New York, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008.
Finn began his career in the early 2000s with bit roles in such TV series as “Cold Case”, “ER, and “CSI: Miami”. Wittrock struggled to find consistent work, going through a period of auditioning for numerous roles but being rejected repeatedly. In an interview with The New York Times, he recounted how he went through a particularly challenging time when he couldn’t book a job for about a year.
He returned to Julliard, and once he graduated began auditioning again, this time successfully.
Rise to Stardom
Wittrock’s first major role was as Damon Miller in the daytime soap opera “All My Children” from 2009 to 2011. Wittrock’s portrayal earned him critical acclaim, and a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 2011. He starred in over 100 episodes in two years, and shared the screen with Michael E. Knight, Brittany Allen, Chrishell Stause and others.
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After his stint on “All My Children” ended, he continued his career with television roles. He was Danny in the TV series “Torchwood: Miracle Day” in 2011, while in 2012, Wittrock played the role of Jimmy Cormack, a troubled young man in the TV series “Harry’s Law”.
From 2013 to 2016, Finn played the recurring role of Dale, a medical student who became involved with the research being conducted by the main characters, Masters and Johnson, in the TV series “Masters of Sex”.
‘American Horror Story’ Success
Finn Wittrock has appeared in multiple seasons of the horror anthology television series “American Horror Story”. He played the role of “Dandy” Mott, a wealthy and deranged young man, in the fourth season entitled “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (2014-2015), appearing in 12 episodes. In the fifth season entitled “American Horror Story: Hotel” (2015-2016), Wittrock played two roles, appearing in six episodes as Tristan Duffy, a model who becomes entangled with the hotel’s ghostly residents, and in three episodes as Rudolph Valentino, the legendary silent film actor.
Wittrock also appeared in two episodes of the sixth season entitled “American Horror Story: Roanoke” (2016) as Jether Polk, a member of a cannibalistic family,. He then returned to the series for the ninth season entitled “American Horror Story: 1984” (2019), playing the role of Bobby Richter in the episode “Final Girl”.
Most recently, Wittrock appeared in the tenth season entitled “American Horror Story: Double Feature” (2021), playing the role of Harry Gardner in six episodes.
Other Projects During “American Horror Story” Work and Later Career
In 2015 Finn starred as Freddie Steinmark, a football player in the biographical sports drama film “My All American”. The film tells the inspiring story of Steinmark’s life, his football career, and his battle with cancer.
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He then starred in the romantic musical comedy-drama film “La La Land” (2016) as Greg Earnest, alongside co-stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
Four years later, Wittrock played the role of Mickey Deans in the biographical drama film “Judy” which chronicles the later years of the legendary performer Judy Garland, appearing alongside Renée Zellweger, who played Garland.
Wittrock starred in the psychological horror drama television series “Ratched” (2020) as Edmund Tolleson, a serial killer who becomes a patient at a psychiatric hospital where the titular character works. Wittrock has appeared in eight episodes of the series so far, alongside co-stars Sarah Paulson, Cynthia Nixon, and Sharon Stone.
Wittrock starred as Bart in the romantic comedy-drama film “Long Weekend” (2021), which tells the story of a man who meets and falls in love with a woman named Ellen over a long weekend, co-starring Zoe Chao. The same year, he was Ethan Davis in the drama film “A Mouthful of Air”, co-starring Amanda Seyfried.
To speak further of his accomplishments, Finn has starred in films “Deep Water” and “Luckiest Girl Alive” in 2022, while he is now working on several projects, including the drama film “Start Without Me”, co-starring Valorie Curry and Rita Wilson, and the historical drama film “Caste”, written and directed by Ava DuVernay, with Connie Nielsen, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga in the lead roles, in addition to several other projects on which he is currently working.
Finn Wittrock has also had a successful career in theater. He made his debut in 2008 in the play “Candida” and since then has gone on to star in such plays as “Death of a Salesman” (2012), “The Guardsman” (2013), “Othello” (2016), and “The Glass Menagerie” (2017), among many other notable stage portrayals.
According to authoritative sources, Finn Wittrock’s net worth is estimated at $5 million as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children
Finn Wittrock is very secretive about his personal life, however, it’s known that he’s been married to Sarah Roberts since 18 October 2014; the couple met while at Julliard together, and they have a son named Jude.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Finn Wittrock has black hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while he weighs approximately 155lbs (70kgs).