Anson Mount

Anson Mount

Feb. 25th, 1973
Born in
White Bluff, Tennessee, USA
6' 1

Anson Mount's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Hell on Wheels TV Show
Hell on Wheels
Star Trek Discovery TV Show
Star Trek Discovery
Marvel's Inhumans TV Show
Marvel's Inhumans
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds TV Show
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Conviction TV Show
The Mountain TV Show
The Mountain
Line of Fire TV Show
Line of Fire

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Attended Columbia University for MFA Acting Program 1995-1998.

Mount is from the small town of White Bluff, Tennessee. His father, Anson Adams Mount II, was one of the original contributing editors to Playboy magazine, and his mother was a professional golfer. Mount has an older brother Anson Adams III and a sister Kristin from his father's first marriage. His great-great-great grandfather was a Confederate cavalry colonel in the Civil War.

Mount attended Dickson County Senior High School in Dickson, Tennessee, The University of the South and Columbia University. At The University of the South, Mount was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

  • Graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1995.
  • Graduated from Dickson County High School, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1991.
  • Was Reluctant to play the role of Ben Kimble in "Crossroads (2002)" because he thought the movie, and the role, was too cheesy and lame. However, while working on the movie "City by the Sea (2002)", co-star Robert DeNiro encouraged Mount to take the part, being that DeNiro is a big Britney Spears fan. During breaks from filming "Sea", Mount and DeNiro would go over the script from the movie; Mount reading his lines and DeNiro reading Spears' lines!
  • Graduated from Columbia University, New York, NY, with a MFA in Theater in 1998.
  • Only child of pro golfer Nancy Smith (b. c. 1946) and Playboy sports editor Anson Adams Mount III (d. 1986, age 60).
  • Was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

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