Chris Kerson stars in the sophomore season of Netflix's original anthology drama series "True Detective" as Nails, a survivor of a brutal nail-gun attack and a loyal company man to Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn).

Chris Kerson is most recognized for his starring role in Sean Kirkpatrick's feature film "Cost of a Soul." The independent film opened in fifty theaters nationwide and was the winner of Relativity's Rogue and AMC's "The Big Break Movie Contest." Kerson also played the lead in Thomas Kim's "The Ride," which was named by Martin Scorsese as the best short film in 2009. In addition, Kerson played a pivotal supporting role as the villainous drug supplier, Saveno, in the New York feature "Broadway's Finest," which won awards in numerous film festivals in the metropolitan area, and had a lead role as the antagonist in the Independent Spirit nominee "Zero in the System."

Onstage, Kerson has performed in lead roles in such off-Broadway productions as Franz Xaver Kroetz' play "The Nest" at the Mint Theater and Stephan Morrow's "Hurry," which had a sold-out run at the Blue Heron Art Center. Kerson originated the lead role of "Carl the Usher" in the New York premiere of the recently discovered "These Are the Stairs You Got to Watch" by Tennessee Williams. Kerson also starred opposite theater icon Rose Gregorio ("Shadowbox") in Mario Fratti's "Missionaries," read opposite the legendary Judith Malina at The Living Theater, and was involved in a sold-out, New York Times reviewed, staged reading of Norman Mailer's "The Deer Park," which Norman Mailer attended and proudly praised.

Kerson was born in New York City and raised both in Manhattan and Westchester. He received his degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary. He has studied acting with some of the best teachers and coaches for stage and film, most notably the renowned teacher and mentor of Al Pacino, Charles Laughton.




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Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: Christopher Buckley Kerson
Birthplace: New York, NY
Hometown: New York, NY and Westchester, NY


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