On a deranged supernatural drama that features Jessica Lange as a German chanteuse amputee belting classic Bowie, Sarah Paulson as conjoined twins, Angela Bassett sporting three breasts, the world’s smallest woman and the most terrifying clown known to man, it must be tough to hold your own. So it’s a testament to Finn Wittrock’s undeniable talent and immense charisma that he not only steals scenes on American Horror Story: Freak Show, but has emerged as a stand-out among its illustrious cast. As Dandy Mott, the Sebastian Venable-esque bratty rich boy with a mind for murder, Wittrock certainly knows how to make a bloody impression. Besides, any actor who can evoke sympathy for his character after slaying Matt Bomer and Patti Labelle is definitely on the fast track to stardom.
Below are some facts you might not already know about the devilishly handsome 30-year-old actor.
Finn first became a fave of TV viewers when he played Damon Miller on ABC’s lamented daytime drama All My Children.
He has a solid stage resume, having appeared in acclaimed productions of Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth opposite Diane Lane and the 2012 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman opposite Andrew Garfield and Phillip Seymour Hoffman (pictured above).
Ryan Murphy, c0-creator of American Horror Story, met Wittrock and cast him in his Emmy-winning adaptation of The Normal Heart and, impressed with his work, asked him to be part of Freak Show.
In an interview with Yahoo, Wittrock said he became friendly with Matt Bomer while working on Normal Heart and “it made sawing his arm off without clothes on a lot less awkward.”
Wittrock will soon be seen in the upcoming Unbroken, the true-life WW2 story directed by Angelina Jolie, whom he described to Yahoo as a “down-to-earth, gracious, intelligent person.”
Oh yeah, he’s straight. Despite some speculation/wishful thinking about his sexual orientation, Finn is hetero and married his longtime girlfriend Sarah Roberts last month.