Anthony Carrigan

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Actor

Birth Date: January 2, 1983

Age: 41 years old

Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts

In an era where comic book culture was all the rage, Anthony Carrigan had the good-fortune to be cast as villainous Victor Zsasc in the CW hit "Gotham" (2014-19). It was precisely the boost that his career needed, and that was only made possible after Carrigan learned how to reframe a perceived negative into something positive and productive. At age three, he was diagnosed with Alopecia areata, an auto-immune disease that tricks the body into attacking itself. He was 26 when his hair began to fall out. It was a common symptom of the disease, but still one that initially terrified the young actor. Carrigan kept his insecurities compartmentalized, carefully concealing his condition with wigs and make-up. That became unsustainable, however, when the hair loss began to outpace his amateur cosmetology skills. His struggle was ultimately recognized by sympathetic castmates, whose resulting support and encouragement provided Carrigan with the push he needed to evolve both personally and professionally. No longer would he waste his energy working in vain to look like every other actor at the local auditions; Carrigan would learn to embrace his condition and redirect that energy toward his goal of achieving success. So he shaved his head. Almost immediately, his phone started to ring. Now that Carrigan felt comfortable in his own skin, his performances took on a commanding air of authenticity. His family in the film industry had proven to be a critical factor in his personal transformation. Though some actors scoff at the prospect of being typecast, Carrigan leaned into it. A recurring role on "Parenthood" (NBC 2010-15) followed, but it was Carrigan's turn as Kyle Nimbus (aka The Mist) on "The Flash" (CW 2014-) that yielded concrete results to his new approach. It helped to secure him an appearance on a 2016 episode of "The Blacklist" (NBC 2013-), and paved the way to his breakthrough role as Zsasc, a serial-killer in the rogues gallery of Batman's adversaries, on "Gotham" (Fox 2014-19). If Carrigan was going to be the bad guy, he was going to have fun with it. Perhaps the finest example of this came with Carrigan's casting in "Barry" (HBO 2018-), a darkly comic series about a hitman (Bill Hader) who discovers a love of acting. Carrigan played NoHo Hank, a ruthless Chechen mobster whose unrelentingly positive outlook was hilariously at odds with his violent lifestyle.

Credits

Superman: Legacy

Actor
Rex Mason/Metamorpho
Movie
2025

Captain FallStream

Voice
Mr. Tyrant
Series
2023

Lightweight

Actor
Show
2022

Killer Whales

Actor
Squire Naljaimon
Movie
2022

Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!

Actor
Trevor Glume
Movie
2022

FatherhoodStream

Actor
Jordan
Movie
2021
68%

Schlaglicht

Actor
Noho Hank
Show
2020

Bill & Ted Face the MusicStream

Actor
The Robot
Movie
2020
82%

BarryStream

Actor
Noho Hank
Series
2018
98%

Barry FREE

Actor
Noho Hank
Show
2018

Hard SunStream

Actor
Mr Weiss
Series
2018
48%

Satanic

Actor
Anthony
Movie
2016

Woman in Deep

Actor
Leo
Movie
2016

The FlashStream

Actor
Kyle Nimbus/The Mist
Series
2014
89%

The FlashStream

Guest Star
Kyle Nimbus/The Mist
Series
2014
89%

GothamStream

Guest Star
Series
2014
77%

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

Over/Under

Actor
Marino
Movie
2013

ParenthoodStream

Guest Star
Series
2010
88%

The Forgotten

Actor
Tyler Davies
Show
2009

The Undying

Actor
Donovan / Elijah
Movie
2009

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Guest
Talk
2003

Law & Order: Criminal IntentStream

Guest Star
H. Jack Walker III
Series
2001

News aboutAnthony Carrigan

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‘Barry’ Sets Season 3 Premiere as HBO Teases Bill Hader’s Return (PHOTOS)

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Preview

‘Barry’ Star Anthony Carrigan Says His Noho Hank Is a ‘Well-Meaning’ Bad Guy

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Q&A

5 Questions With Anthony Carrigan of HBO’s ‘Barry’ and Fox’s ‘Gotham’