Black Bolt

Played by Anson Mount
Character Biography

Black Bolt is the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.

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Actor Biography

Anson Mount is best known for his role as Cullen Bohannan on AMC's hit series Hell On Wheels. He will next be seen as Black Bolt in Marvel's Inhumans on ABC.

He made his feature film debut as Tully Coats in the independent film, Tully (2000). He received widespread critical praise for the performance, and the film won several film-festival awards and numerous Independent Spirit Award nominations. In 2009, Mount starred in and produced Cook County. His performance as "Bump," a small-time East Texas methamphetamine cook and addict, garnered him critical acclaim and had the L.A. Times calling his performance Oscar worthy.

Anson Mount was most recently seen in Mr. Right, opposite Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. In 2014, he appeared in the feature films Non-Stop, opposite Liam Neeson; Supremacy, opposite Julie Benz; and The Forger, opposite John Travolta. In the fall of 2013, Mount's film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane was distributed by RADiUS-TWC. Other films include the Blumhouse feature Visions, Straw Dogs, opposite James Woods; Burning Palms, opposite Zoe Saldana; the 2007 independent film Poolhall Junkies, opposite Christopher Walken; and Urban Legends: Final Cut, for Columbia Pictures. He appeared in In Her Shoes, opposite Cameron Diaz. Mount and also played opposite Robert DeNiro in the Warner Bros. film City By The Sea, directed by Michael Caton-Jones. He will next be seen in the horror thriller Visions, opposite Isla Fisher.

Mount starred in NBC drama series Conviction as Deputy District Attorney Jim Steele. He starred in the ABC series Line of Fire, touted by the Miami Herald as the best new drama of the year. Previous to this, Mount grabbed attention for his recurring role on NBC's Third Watch, as well as guest appearances on such critically acclaimed series as HBO's Sex in the City, CBS's CSI:Miami, FOX's Dollhouse and The WB's Smallville.

Although Mount is best known for work in film and television, he continues to build his theater career, most recently having performed in Venus in Fur at Singapore Repertory Theater. Other notable theater projects include Three Sisters for Classic Stage, opposite Peter Saarsgard and Maggie Gyllenhaal, directed by Austin Pendleton; Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July at the Bay Street Theatre, directed by Terry Kinney; and Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra for The New Group. He also appeared opposite Alan Cumming and Steven Spinella in the first English-speaking production of Jean Genet's Elle, which received critical acclaim from The New York Times and Time Out magazine. Mount received the 1998 Drama League Award for originating and starring as Joshua in the off-Broadway production of Terrence McNally's controversial play Corpus Christi. He also performed in the Public Theater's production of Cymbeline and The Caucasian Chalk Circle at La Mama/ETC, both directed by Andrei Serban.

Born in White Bluff, Tennessee, Mount holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Columbia University, where he now serves as an Associate Adjunct Professor. Mount is a proud humanitarian, and in 2012 he completed a 200-mile relay to help raise funds for Team Rubicon in support of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. He currently resides in New York.

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