Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Many Talents of Michael Emerson

Okay, I am troubled that I cannot find any video of Michael Emerson playing William Hinks on ABC's "The Practice" except this little 4 second clip. I just wanted to share the genius that is Michael Emerson with ya'll. He is, by far, on of the best actors I have come across. It doesn't matter a lick to me whether he is good or bad. He is just. plain. amazing. And he's actually kind of cute in a freaky, serial killer sort of way. Stay with me here.

I mean, look at this face:

I am going to have to spend some more time doing research on the William Hinks character from "The Practice". It's seriously worth watching. The time he spent on that show earned him the privelege of playing our beloved Benjamin. This is all I can find for now. However, his William Hinks character is mentioned in this View interview.

Okay, is he not the coolest bad/good guy?


Lauren said...

He so gives me the heebie jeebies.

Karen said...

I LOVED his performance on The Practice. I used to watch that show religiously and when he showed up as Ben on Lost I immediately texted my brother and said, "That creepy serial killer from The Practice is on!"

LOVE him. And I still think Ben is a good guy.

Jadehollow said...

Hinks was a very sick man on The Practice. Emerson played Hinks in quite a few episodes.If memory serves me correctly Hinks was a client very fond of Lindsey and stalked her when she was pregnant. He WAS the serial killer but was able to con and convince all the viewers, Docs and Lindsey that he was innocent and a very sane man. The outrage over the Puppy was the first stages of reality for viewers and Lindsey in doubting his innocence and seeing his true self. Bobby feared for her safety after the Doctor and numerous friends of hers mysteriously died.. so Bobby had an ex client " a sicker dood" pay Hinks a visit to warn him "Hinks" to stay away from Lindsey. The guy took the warning a bit far and cut Hinks head off and stuck it in the freezer. Bobby is arrested for conspiracy .. but later cleared of all charges. Hinks left a gift for Lindsey with another lawyer with instructions for it to be delivered to her upon his death. It was a tape recorded message for Lindsey and ended by exploding.

Emerson.. is an awesome actor! I see alot of the Hinks character in his protrayal of Ben. Both Ben and Hinks had/have the viewers wondering is he good or bad.

Christina said...

He scares me. He does make a great bad guy.

Shannon said...

I agree he does make a great "bad" guy.

But he's a funny guy, too! Such a talented actor.

Vickie said...

I only watch the last season of the Practice, so I missed seeing him.

I don't know, I just can't seem to wrap around my head that he could be attractive. Once an actor does a role that gives me the creeps, it kind of stays with me his whole career.

Lula! said...

I love him, I love him, I love him. He is one of my most favorite characters EVER, in the history of television. I'm serious.


Plus...his wife is from my hometown. WIN!!!! :)

KDLOST said...

LOVE. HIM. He's so amazing.


Denise said...

I love Ben only because Micheal Emerson does such an awesome job playing him. Even in slightly less capable hands, it would a train wreck.

Kelly Deneen said...



Sure, whatever you say. ha!

Melissa said...

And his wife plays his dead mama on Lost....right?

Tony C said...

Okay...I'm feeling a little alienated about now.

You girls crack me up! That's why I loving reading this's better than Cosmopolitan magazine in my continuing education on the female psyche.

I'm I the only Y chromosome type on here? I get this same feeling in Lulaville too sometimes...but it's still in my fav-five!

Rhea said...

He is seriously one of the BEST actors on LOST. Amazingly awesome, bad guy. At times we start to like him...then we hate him again. He's just awesome.

Lost would not be the same without him.

mine, by magpie said...

you know, he was also in an x files episode waaaaay back. i rememebr going- hey! that's the creepy new guy on lost!