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Date Of BirthMarch 31, 1970
FactWon the Best Actor award for his part in the short film "Lens Love Story" at the 2008 St Kilda Film Festival.

Damon Herriman is an Australian actor, writer, and director. He has appeared in many television series and films, including Justified, The Mentalist, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Herriman was born in Adelaide, South Australia, on 31 March 1970. His parents were both schoolteachers. He has two older sisters.

Herriman was educated at St Peter’s College, Adelaide. He began his acting career in the early 1980s, appearing in television commercials and guest roles on Australian television shows. He had a regular role on the soap opera Neighbours from 1986 to 1987. In the early 1990s, Herriman moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career in Hollywood.

He had roles in the films Thelma & Louise (1991), Quigley Down Under (1990), and The Mighty Ducks (1992). He also appeared in the television series L. A. Law (1992), Picket Fences (1992), and Roseanne (1993).

In the late 1990s, Herriman had supporting roles in the films The Truman Show (1998) and The Insider (1999). He also appeared in the television series The X-Files (1998) and The Practice (1999). In the early 2000s, Herriman had roles in the films Black Hawk Down (2001) and The Great Raid (2005). He also appeared in the television series Lost (2004) and CSI: Miami (2006).

In the 2010s, Herriman had supporting roles in the films The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Django Unchained (2012). He also appeared in the television series Justified (2010) and The Mentalist (2011). Herriman has been married to actress Kate Beahan since 2004. They have two children together..

General Info

Full NameDamon Herriman
Date Of BirthMarch 31, 1970
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Cinematographer


ParentsNoel Herriman


AwardsAACTA Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama
NominationsAACTA Award for Best Lead Actor, AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, AACTA Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy, Logie Award for Best Performance by a Juvenile
MoviesThe Little Death, The Water Diviner, 100 BLOODY ACRES, House of Wax, J. Edgar, Son of a Gun, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, The Big Steal, Son of the Mask, Redbelt, Down Under, Candy, The Square, Winged Creatures, Ned, Lens Love Story, The Hitch, Soar, Lost & Found, Record, The Eleven O'Clock
TV ShowsFlesh and Bone, Battle Creek, Laid, Elly & Jools, The Sullivans, Secret City, Taurus Rising

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12016 Nominated for an AACTA award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama for "Secret City".
22016 Nominated for an AACTA award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film for "Down Under".
32014 Nominated for an AACTA award for Best lead Actor in a Feature Film for "The Little Death".
42014 Nominated for Best Actor for 100 Bloody Acres in the Australian Film Critics Association Awards.
52012 nominated for an AACTA award for best performance in a Television comedy for "LAID".
62012 Nominated for outstanding actor in a TV Series, Comedy, for "LAID" at the 52nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
7Has been directed by David Mamet, Steven Soderbergh, Clint Eastwood, Gore Verbinski and Bryan Singer.
8The son of Noel Herriman.
9Won the Best Actor award for his part in the short film "Lens Love Story" at the 2008 St Kilda Film Festival.
10He has been nominated for 3 Logie awards. In 1989 he won the Penquin award for "Excellence in a performance by a Juvenile".




Larrikins2018post-production voice
Top of the Lake2017TV SeriesToni Bolotti
Incorporated-2016TV SeriesHendrick / Jonathan Hendrick
Quarry2016TV SeriesBuddy
No Activity2016TV SeriesBernie
The Eleven O'Clock2016ShortNathan Klein
Secret City2016TV SeriesKim Gordon
Down Under2016/IIJason
Scorpion2015TV SeriesGleason
Flesh and Bone2015TV Mini-SeriesRomeo
Battle Creek2015TV SeriesDetective Niblet
Justified2010-2015TV SeriesDewey Crowe
Christmas Eve, 19142014TV MovieGeorge Swinburne
The Water Diviner2014Father McIntyre
Son of a Gun2014Wilson
The Little Death2014Dan
Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS2014TV Mini-SeriesChris Murphy
Smithston2014ShortMr. Jones
The Outlaw Michael Howe2013TV MovieMichael Howe
Almost Human2013TV SeriesLucas Vincent impersonator
The Broken Shore2013TV MovieJamie Bourgoyne
The Lone Ranger2013Ray
Vegas2012-2013TV SeriesMr. Jones
The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting2013TV SeriesVarious Characters
Wishart2013ShortAndy Wishart
The Strange Calls2012TV SeriesAdrian
100 Bloody Acres2012Reg Morgan
Laid2012TV SeriesMarcus Dwyer
J. Edgar2011Bruno Hauptmann
Breaking Bad2011TV SeriesScary Skell
Wilfred2011TV SeriesJesse
The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg2011VideoCurtis
Rake2010TV SeriesDetective Maraco
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2010TV SeriesDwayne Simmons
Call Centre2010/IIShortHugo
Offspring2010TV SeriesBoyd Carlisle
Shock2010/IIShortRadio Announcer (voice)
Satisfaction2010TV SeriesDominic
Lost & Found2009TV MovieAnthony Eckel
Chandon Pictures2009TV SeriesScotty Cornish
The News2009/IShortDaniel
Fragments2008TV Minister
The Square2008Eddie
Redbelt2008Official at Arena
Cold Case2008TV SeriesJohn Smith
Bella2008ShortPizza Guy
The Loop2007TV SeriesHarald Juvlunktinston
Lens Love Story2007ShortLen
Stupid Stupid Man2006TV SeriesPippy
The Unit2006TV SeriesSgt. Parker
Can I Call You2006ShortJohn
Love My Way2004-2006TV SeriesGeorge Wagstaffe
Fainting Your Way to the Top2006ShortThe Presenter
Candy2006Roger Moylan
House of Wax2005Roadkill Driver
A Family Legacy2005ShortAustralian Commentator
Son of the Mask2005Animagine Employee
The Cooks2004TV SeriesNigel
Post2004Short1st AD
Stingers2004TV SeriesDale Kemp
Sold Out2004ShortCommentary (voice)
Fuel2003ShortThe Attendant
Ned2003Steve Hart / Orderly
The Hitch2001ShortHitchhiker
Water Rats1997-2001TV SeriesTodd Grierson / Gerry Bourke
Flat Chat2001TV Series
South Pacific2001TV MovieProfessor
All Saints1998-1999TV SeriesDanny Bucknell
Murder Call1998TV SeriesLindsay Cramer
Meteorites!1998TV MovieNick
Brides of Christ1991TV Mini-SeriesGrant
The Miraculous Mellops1991TV SeriesFelix
The Big Steal1990Mark Jorgensen
Call Me Mr. Brown1990Bowser Boy
Elly & Jools1990TV SeriesLiam O'Farrell
The Flying Doctors1988TV SeriesDonnie White
For the Term of His Natural Life1983TV Mini-SeriesBlinker
Taurus Rising1982TV SeriesPhil Drysdale
Sara Dane1982TV MovieDavid
The Patchwork Hero1981TV SeriesHardy Jamieson
The Sullivans1976TV SeriesFrank Errol


Smithston2014Short screenplay / writer
The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting2013TV Series contributing writer - 3 episodes
The Faking Game2006Short
The Hitch2001Short
The Date1999Short writer
They1998Short written by


The Faking Game2006Short producer
The Hitch2001Short producer
The Date1999Short co-producer
They1998Short producer


The Faking Game2006Short
The Hitch2001Short
The Date1999Short


The Faking Game2006Short writer: "Ricky and Chris"
The Hitch2001Short writer: "Love You Till I Die"


The Faking Game2006Short


The Faking Game2006Short devised by


Shock2010/IIShort thanks
The Illustrator2010special thanks


4th AACTA Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
World Acting Summit2014TV SeriesHimself - panelist
The Project2013TV SeriesHimself
This Week Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Square2009Video documentary shortHimself
O'Loghlin on Saturday Night1999TV SeriesVarious


Won Awards

2008Short Film Competition PrizeSt. Kilda Film FestivalBest ActorLens Love Story (2007)
2004Best Achievement in Original ScreenplayFlickerfest International Short Film FestivalSoar (2004)

Nominated Awards

2017AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Supporting ActorDown Under (2016)
2015AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Lead ActorThe Little Death (2014)
2014AFCA AwardAustralian Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor100 Bloody Acres (2012)
2013AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Performance in a Television ComedyLaid (2011)
2012Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesLaid (2011)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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