Shawn Hatosy is an American actor best known for his starring role as gang detective Sammy Bryant in the television drama series Southland, from 2009-2012.
He portrayed the attempted saviour to Andy Warhol's muse, Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller), in George Hickenlooper's Factory Girl for Weinstein Co. and also took a darker turn alongside the likes of Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone and Justin Timberlake in Universal's Alpha Dog, which reunited him with his John Q director Nick Cassavetes.
The drama recounts the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men to be listed on FBI's Most Wanted.
Hatosy also starred in Michael Mann's Public Enemies with Christian Bale, in 2009. He also filmed the remake of the 1992 cult classic Bad Lieutenant, as Nicolas Cage's partner.
Hatosy also starred in the independent film Nobel Son, in which it is revealed through various twists and turns that his character is the illegitimate son of Nobel Prize-winning researcher Eli Michaelson (Alan Rickman).
He has also appeared in the drama Familiar Strangers, in which he starred opposite Nikki Reed and the music video to his single, What Goes Around Comes Around, in which he stars with Scarlett Johansson.
Amongst Hatosy's films are The Faculty, with Josh Hartnett; Anywhere But Here, opposite Natalie Portman; In & Out, with Kevin Kline; The Cooler, which once again paired him with his Outside Providence co-star Alec Baldwin; A Guy Thing with Julie Stiles; Borstal Boy, in which he starred as acclaimed Irish poet Brendan Behan; and Simpatico with Jeff Bridges.
Hatosy's has also worked for several actors-turned-directors including his film debut in Jodie Foster's Home for The Holidays, Kevin Costner's The Postman, and Scott Caan's CineVegas Critics Award-winner Dallas 362.
In the realm of television movies, Hatosy starred as presidential nominee John McCain Faith of My Fathers, as well as in Frank Pierson's Golden Globe-nominated Showtime drama Soldier Girl, as well as the Emmy-nominated Witness Protection for HBO.
On stage, he landed the coveted role opposite Al Pacino in Lyle Kessler's Orphans at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. He also received accolades for his stage debut as the title role in the La Jolla Playhouse production of The Collected Works of Billy the Kid.
Off-Broadway, he starred opposite Anna Paquin in the Paul Weitz comedy Roulette.
Originally from Frederick, Maryland, Hatosy currently resides in Los Angeles.