'Lost' alum Michael Emerson to guest star on 'Parenthood' -- EXCLUSIVE

Michael-EmersonImage Credit: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage.comMichael Emerson, who made a name for himself as the manipulative, creepy Benjamin Linus on Lost, has lined up his next quirky TV role: EW has learned exclusively that he’ll guest star as a bug specialist on the NBC drama Parenthood. In the episode, which airs in March, Emerson plays Amazing Andy (of Amazing Andy’s Wonderful World of Bugs), a smart-yet-socially-awkward man who’s hired to entertain the children at a birthday party for Max (Max Burkholder). Like Max, the son of Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause), Andy has Asperger’s syndrome. Emerson also will star with former Lost castmate Terry O’Quinn in J.J. Abrams’ NBC drama pilot Odd Jobs.

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  • Mary

    Waiting to see him on True Blood.

    • jk


      • jk

        i mean i get his wife is on it ..but that is your reasoning?

      • Mary


      • bill

        Yeh I never got the True Blood lovefest either. It’s so cheesy. Michael Emerson should just steer clear from it.

      • jj

        Agreed Bill. This will be it’s last year. It’s come full circle. Gettin’ old.

    • Dtown

      Because he would be brilliant on True Blood, not as a vampire, but as a werewolf. He would play the antithesis of what we expect from a werewolf. That would be awesome.

  • Brigette

    Love Parenthood, love Lost, love Michael Emerson. Looks all good to me!

    • Big Time Rush

      he needs to make a cameo on Big Time Rush

      • Big Time Rush

        He could play Gustavo Rocques’ brother who writes a great song for the guys of Big Time Rush

  • jk

    seriously a cameo? he is brilliant and should have his own series!!!!!!!

    • karen

      Last sentence of the article.

    • Buffy Freak

      He is doing a pilot with Terry Quinn from Lost so he may very well have a series coming.

  • Anna

    YES! Love Lost and love Michael Emerson! He is an amazing actor and I and glad some people are recognizing that.

  • Antonio of Gilead

    Loved him on LOST!!!

  • Piper

    5 expect nothing short of genius!!!

    • anonymous

      Yes. Perfect !

  • Jennifer Morgan

    EW needs to get off this dweeb’s nuts.

    • J

      I’m sure there’s a story about some vapid Kardashian you can go read instead.

  • Michael

    I miss Lost.

    • tracy bluth

      Me too…..

      • Wendy

        Me three.

      • Nona

        Me four.

    • teresa

      So do I…..

      • Jim

        I don’t.

    • Kim

      I miss Lost too! TV is so ordinary without it.

  • Ryan

    If you don’t yet watch Parenthood, please check it out. If Michael Emerson brings you to the show, so be it. This show is fantastic. WATCH!

    • Misspriss_1

      I just now added it to record series on my dvr. Never seen it before, but you have my interest now, Ryan! Well, you AND Michael Emerson that is! Thanks for the heads up, I am looking for a new show to watch…

      • Anna L

        I agree with Ryan. I just started watching Parenthood this season and really like it. This show never tries to overdo it on the drama. I usually come away from an episode of Parenthood with a smile. And I’ve also come to adore Peter Krause. As a huge Lost fan, I love that Michael will be guest starring, especially that his character also has Asperger’s like Max. He should be great.
        Misspriss, Parenthood is a heartwarming family dramedy, with really great actors/actresses, and very well written. This was the type of show I was looking for this fall now that Lost was over. So happy I found it.

  • Marion

    I love Parenthood! It warms my heart to watch every week.

  • V

    Just because Carrie did LOST, doesn’t mean Michael should do True Blood. Cameo’s are too cheesy.

    • jj

      The Trueblood cameo ain’t gonna happen.

  • Misspriss_1

    Yay!! I will watch anything with Michael Emerson in it!!
    My personal favorite “creepy character” actor! I too loved Lost, and ME is one of my favorite cast members… Which reminds me, I miss Lost, and Ben! Welcome back to the small screen Mr. Emerson, you have been missed!

  • Lostie

    Michael Emerson is cute!

  • Margie

    He is such a talented actor with such range. I hope he gets more roles that are worthy of him.

    • Stephanie

      here, here

  • weezy1

    Yes! He will be great on Parenthood. Love, love, LOVE this show! :)

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