Anson Mount

(Anson Adams Mount IV)

Anson Mount
Anson Mount
  • Born: February 25, 1973
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor









Anson Adams Mount IV is an American actor. He portrayed the fictional character Cullen Bohannon in the AMC western drama series Hell on Wheels. He was also cast in the role of Jim Steele on the short-lived NBC series Conviction and appeared in the film Tully (2000). In 2017, he portrayed the Marvel Comics superhero Black Bolt in Marvel's Inhumans. On April 9, 2018, it was announced that Mount will have a recurring role as Captain Christopher Pike of the USS Enterprise in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery.

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About once a year, I do these long-distance relays with some friends of mine, and it takes about 27 or 28 hours to complete it.
For me, acting is play. It's just play and it's playing make believe really, really well.
Good and bad are really arbitrary words when it comes to character.
I can't claim I'm truly a man's man, I'm just as much of a dork and a crybaby sometimes as anybody else.
I don't care about sympathy. I care about playing a character who's understandable and clear. Sympathy
I don't go to movies for redemption - if I want that, I'll go to church! Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I don't know how to put on any tough guy pretensions.
I grew up hunting with shotguns and rifles, and we had a gun in every corner of the living room. I'm not a gun advocate, but that's the way I grew up.
I grew up in a place where a lot of my friends had horses, so I grew up riding. But I'm not an expert.
I grew up in the South, so a huge part of our American History education revolved around the Civil War. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;History ;War & Peace
I like being able to be a man.
I like my work to stand on its own as much as possible. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I like science fiction. I took all the accelerated classes in school. I'm kind of a dork. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
I love getting paid to ride a horse. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love the long-form format of television. I love being able to develop a character, over a long period of time. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I think all of us have a hero and a villain in us.
I think the American Western laid down a kind of subject matter that's about following your instinct or following your gut and having a sort of removed quality from your humanity. And I think Clint Eastwood helped to establish that.
I'm a goofball.
I'm an enemy of exposition. I feel there's no need to overstate.
I'm not interested in the heroes or the villains. I'm interested in playing people.
In the last two or three decades, there's been a feminization of the man in popular media that I've never really understood.
It's really rare that you come across a Southern character that's not stereotyped, vilified or aggrandized.
Life fundamentally does not change depending on work or fame or success. Life ;Success
The whole cable-TV original programming just changed the nature of television. Nature
When you're in school until you're 25 and you get out and suddenly structure is not handed to you, if you're smart you realize that you need to create structure for yourself.
You don't need to like your protagonists.