Hamish Linklater is “Clark DeBussy,” an interrogator from the government’s covert group, Division III. Sent to study David’s powers, Clark unexpectedly became embroiled in the battle against the Shadow King. Recognizing the true threat to humanity, Clark convinced Division III to partner with David and Summerland to defeat their common enemy.
In addition to Legion, Linklater’s recent credits include a recurring role on Noah Hawley’s Fargo. He also starred opposite Steve Carrell and Ryan Gosling in the Academy Award®-winning The Big Short. Other recent credits include Ithaca with Tom Hanks and Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight with Emma Stone.
Linklater has appeared in such films as Battleship for Peter Berg, 42 opposite Chadwick Boseman, Lola Versus opposite Greta Gerwig, and Miranda July’s The Future. On television, Linklater has starred on network and cable shows, from the CBS comedy The Crazy Ones opposite Robin Williams to a season-long arc on HBO’s The Newsroom for Aaron Sorkin. Other shows include The New Adventures of Old Christine opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The Big C opposite Laura Linney, and many others.
Active in theater as well, Linklater has starred in Shakespeare in the Park’s Much Ado About Nothing and The Comedy of Errors, as well as The Merchant of Venice opposite Al Pacino, Twelfth Night opposite Anne Hathaway, and Seminar on Broadway opposite Alan Rickman, to name just a few. He last performed in Mamma Mia at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.
In addition to acting, Linklater is a celebrated writer, having produced his original off-Broadway plays, Whirligig starring Zosia Mamet and Vandal, as well as co-writing and producing his ABC one-hour pilot, Prince of Motor City.
Linklater was also recently seen in Brie Larson’s directorial debut, Unicorn Store, alongside Samuel L. Jackson.