Anson Mount is an American actor best known for his television roles as Roy Ravelle in Line of Fire, as Will Carver in The Mountain, as A.D.A. Jim Steele in Conviction and as Cullen Bohannan in Hell on Wheels.
Mount wowed critics with his feature film debut in the title role of Tully Coats in the independent film Tully. The movie won several film festival awards, as well as numerous Independent Spirit Award nominations.
Born and raised in White Bluff, Tennessee, Mount was introduced to the world of theatre through a summer school program. After watching the play Voice of the Prairie during one of his school's cultural excursions, he decided to join his high school's theatre program and pursue acting.
Mount holds a master of fine arts in acting from Columbia University and received his bachelor's degree from the University of the South.
In 2002 he acted in the film City by the Sea, with Robert De Niro, who encouraged him to take the starring role in Crossroads, opposite Britney Spears.
Other feature credits include the independent film Poolhall Junkies, Urban Legends: Final Cut, Curtis Hanson's In Her Shoes with Cameron Diaz, and The Warrior Class. He also starred in The Battle of Shaker Heights, seen on the HBO TV series Project Greenlight.
He starred in the TV series Line of Fire and played Dr Montville - a recurring character - on Third Watch. He's also made guest appearances on Smallville, Sex and the City, Ally McBeal, CSI: Miami and Lost.
Although he is best known for his film and television work, he continues to hone his skills working in theatrical productions. He performed opposite Alan Cumming and Steven Spinella in the first English-language production of Jean Genet's Elle.
In 1998 he received a Drama League Award for originating and starring in the role of Joshua in the off-Broadway production of Terrence McNally's controversial play Corpus Christi. He also performed in Cymbeline and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Mount enlisted Oliver Hudson and Anne Hathaway to join him in hosting a charity event benefiting Defense for Children International, an organization that promotes and protects the rights of children in Sierra Leone and around the globe.
His father, Anson Adams Mount III, was one of the original contributing editors to Playboy magazine, and his mother was a professional golfer. His great-great-great grandfather was a Confederate cavalry colonel in the Civil War.