Having garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Best MotionPicture Acting Debut in the musical comedy “Movie Movie,” it is no wonder Harry Hamlin has been steadily working in television, film and stage for three decades.
Hamlin most recently portrayed gregarious Uncle Marty on the CBS murder mystery “Harper’s Island” and the debonair-yet-troublesome actor Aaron Echolls on the critically acclaimed television series “Veronica Mars.” No stranger to playing an actor, he also led the cast of the comedy series “Movie Stars.” Hamlin followed wife Lisa Rinna’s lead as a participant on ABC’s top-rated “Dancing with the Stars,” for which they also completed a nationwide tour. They next united in the Broadway revival of Chicago as Billy Flynn and Roxie Hart.
Hamlin went on to receive three consecutive Golden Globe nominations for his memorable role as attorney Michael Kuzak on Steven Bochco’s “L.A. Law.” The cast reunited some 10 years later for a highly–anticipated reunion movie. In the interim, Hamlin starred in more than two dozen television movies and mini-series.
No stranger to film, Hamlin next appeared as Adam Sandler’s nature host rival in the FOX comedy “Strange Wilderness.” He previously starred as Perseus in the cult favorite “Clash of the Titans” with Sir Lawrence Olivier, as well as in the groundbreaking and controversial “Making Love,” about a gay relationship in the early 1980s. Equally impressive is his being honored as People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive;” an honor which his actress wife undoubtedly agrees. The two reside in Los Angeles with their two daughters. He also has an older son with actress Ursula Andress.
Hamlin is a classically trained actor having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama from Yale University, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. When not continuing to hone his craft, he is an active environmentalist.