Damon Herriman might just be the busiest Aussie actor in Hollywood, juggling roles in three US TV series.
Well known in the US from the FX series Justified, Herriman has just started shooting the CBS pilot Battle Creek in Los Angeles and is in final negotiations for a role as a regular in the cable series Flesh and Bone.
David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) has signed to direct the first episode of Flesh and Bone, a drama for the Starz network created and executive produced by Breaking Bad‘s Moira Walley-Beckett.
The plot follows Claire, a young ballet dancer with a troubled past (Black Swan’s Sarah Hay), who joins a top-notch ballet company in New York. The producers say the series will explore the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world.
Herriman is cast as Romeo, a strange and engaging homeless guy who lives on the roof of Claire's Lower East side building.
Ben Daniels (House of Cards, Law & Order: UK) will play the troupe’s volatile and brilliant artistic director. The eight-episode show will shoot in New York from April through August.
Created by Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan, Battle Creek centres on Detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters) and FBI agent Milton Chamberlain (Josh Duhamel), who have very different views but are teamed up to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Michigan.
Herriman has a recurring role as Detective Niblet, a nice guy who looks up to Detective Funkhauser (House alum Kal Penn) and emulates his style.
In January it was announced that Justified wil conclude its run after season six due to the wishes of star Timothy Olyphant and showrunner Graham Yost.
Australian viewers last saw Herriman as band manager Chris Murphy in the miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. A versatile actor who enjoys switching between TV and film, he has roles in Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner, Julius Avery’s Son of a Gun and Josh Lawson’s The Little Death.
He’s repped in Australia by Lisa Mann’s LMCM.