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Chris Kerson

Actor | Casting Director | Producer

Chris Kerson appears next as a series regular in the season two cast of the acclaimed HBO crime drama television series True Detective. He portrays the mesmerizing character "Nails," a survivor of a ... read full biography
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35 titles
Films in Production (2 titles) Budget Status
Equal Standard (2019)
Detective Kevin McKenzie Detective Kevin McKenzie   See fewer
Filming
Rendezvous (2018)
(Short) - Art Art   See fewer
Post-Prod
Past Television (4 titles) Episodes
True Detective (2015)
(TV Series) - Nails (8 episodes, 2015) Nails (8 episodes, 2015)   See fewer
Omega Station (Aug 9, 2015) Season 2, Episode 8 - Nails Nails   See fewer
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2015)
(TV Series) - Gunnar (1 episode, 2015) Gunnar (1 episode, 2015)   See fewer
Merchants of Menace (Jan 25, 2015) Season 15, Episode 14 - Gunnar Gunnar   See fewer
1
30 Rock (2010)
(TV Series) - Cool Camera Guy (1 episode, 2010) Cool Camera Guy (1 episode, 2010)   See fewer
College (Nov 18, 2010) Season 5, Episode 8 - Cool Camera Guy (uncredited) Cool Camera Guy (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Pacific Blue (1996)
(TV Series) - Buck (1 episode, 1996) Buck (1 episode, 1996)   See fewer
Takedown (Apr 6, 1996) Season 1, Episode 6 - Buck Buck   See fewer
1
Self (1 title) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
The Sissy Gamache Show (2013)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 2013) Himself (1 episode, 2013)   See fewer
Interview with Actor Chris Kerson (Jan 30, 2013) Himself Himself   See fewer

Additional Credits

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Theater (21 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
Missionaries *
Father Edward (lead)
Writer Mario Fraetti ("9") opposite Toney nominee Rose Gregorio
Pieces Of Paradise --- Originated the role of Carl in official NY premiere of Tennessee Williams' 'These Are The Stairs You Got to Watch' (2006 *
Carl (lead)
Dir. Stephan Morrow
Genesis Cage Entertainment *
(lead)
Daniel Hendricks-Simon; Simonstudios
The Deer Park *
(lead)
Stephen Morrow/ Norman Mailer Concert Reading
A Bright Room Called Day *
Braum (lead)
Dir. Stephan Morrow/ Concert Reading
Within The Skins of Saints *
(lead)
Dir. Robert Haufrecht. Writer: Mark Borkowski
Hurry *
Guy (lead)
Dir. Stephan Morrow
Don't Listen To What It Sounds Like *
Floyd (lead)
Dir. Robert Haufrecht
The Nest *
Kurt (lead)
Dir. Marcia Haufrecht
Iowa *
Hal (lead)
Dir. Brian Tracy
Legends *
Ray (lead)
Writer: Leslie Lee (Concert Reading)
A Crack In The Ground *
Walter (lead)
Dir. Marcia Haufrecht
The Partners *
Frank (lead)
Dir. Van Dirk Fisher
After Hours *
Tom [The Undercover Cop] (lead)
Dir. Marcia Haufrecht
In The Mean Time *
Angel (lead)
Dir. Michael Halliday
Stella's Sancutary Bar *
Nicky (lead)
Hurley Burley *
Phil (lead)
Dir. A. M. Rachel
Water On The Moon *
Salvatore (lead)
Dir. Don Stewart Baldwin
Twenty-Seven Wagons Of Cotton *
Silva (lead)
Dir. Anya Galperin
Danny and The Deep Blue Sea *
Danny (lead)
Dir. John Goodlin
Golden Boy *
Joe (lead)
Dir. John Goodlin
Film (29 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
Rendezvous *
(lead)
Dir. Damian Veilleux/ Wri. Seth Kozak
Daylight's End *
(lead)
Dir. William Kaufman/ wri. Chad Law
Cost of a Soul (Redemption) *
(lead)
writer/dir. Sean Kirkpatrick
79 Parts *
(lead)
Dir. Ari Taub
Harmony *
(lead)
Dir. Logan Kirbens
Grace *
(lead)
writer/dir Chris Ordal
Awake *
(lead)
writer/ dir. Mark Finguerra
The Wolf of Wall Street *
(featured)
Dir. Martin Scorsese
Nothbend *
(lead)
writer/ dir Bernard Phillips
Wear *
(lead)
writer/ dir Felix Else
Broadway's Finest *
(lead)
writer/ dir. Stephen Marro
Zero in the System *
(lead)
Tim McCann
Humdinger *
(lead)
Dir. William Heins
Fencetitute *
(lead)
Susan K. Brigham
You're Not Special *
(lead)
writer/ dir. Evan LaMagna
The Ride *
(lead)
writer/dir. Thomas Kim
Late Night Entertainment *
(lead)
writer/ dir. Daniel Hendrick Simon
Angel Jellyfish *
(lead)
writer/dir. Kristina Nikolova
Two Star State of Mind *
(lead)
writer/dir. Ron Massuci
Open *
(lead)
writer/dir. Satish More
Insult To Injury *
(lead)
Dir. Burke Roberts. Cannes Film Fest '06
Hopelessly Blurred *
(co-star)
Dir. Ron Moreno
Gun Play *
(lead)
Dir. Brian Tritler
Modern Romance *
(lead)
Dir. Jymi Mehil. Greenwhich Film Fest '04. et all.
Del Fuego *
(lead)
Dir. John Dean Alfone
Jesus Rides Shotgun *
(lead)
Dir. Burke Roberts. Cannes Film Fest '98
Flesh Suitcase --- Slamdance Fest '95, Berlin, Seattle, World Fest, Sundance Channel, Showtime, & The Movie Channel *
(lead)
Dir. Paul Duran
Dead Bird *
(lead)
Dir. Paul Bloom
Tunnel Vision *
(co-star)
Dir. Valerie Vaughn
Television (3 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
True Detective *
Series Regular
HBO
CSI - Merchant of Menace *
Guest Star
CBS
Pacific Blue *
(guest-star/lead)
Dir. Terence O'Hara/ USA
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