Zukerman interviewed about Blame in 2011
|Born||30 December 1983|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Victorian College of the Arts|
|Home town||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
Ashley Zukerman (born 30 December 1983) is an Australian-American actor known for playing Dr. Charlie Isaacs on WGN America's Manhattan, Senior Constable Michael Sandrelli in Australian drama series Rush, and Jesse Banks in the Australian political thriller The Code, for which he received an AACTA award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama in 2014. Recently, he portrayed the character Peter MacLeish in the ABC political drama Designated Survivor.
Zukerman was born in Santa Monica, California, and moved to Melbourne with his family when he was two years old. Zukerman attended Wesley College at the Glen Waverley campus and began a degree in Science and Engineering at Monash University before being accepted into the Victorian College of the Arts. His parents are Jewish.
Graduating from the VCA in 2006, his professional career began in the theatre. He had a critically acclaimed role in The History Boys, directed by Peter Evans for the Melbourne Theatre Company. He then appeared in HBO's war miniseries The Pacific, which premiered 14 March 2010 and also in Lowdown created by Adam Zwar and Amanda Brotchie. His Australian break came when he played Constable Michael Sandrelli on the long running series Rush for which he was nominated for a Logie award in the Most Outstanding New Talent category. In 2011, after his time on Rush, Zukerman joined the cast of the short-lived Steven Spielberg–produced scifi TV series Terra Nova.
Zukerman then returned to the theatre working with director Eamon Flack at the Belvoir Theatre Company in As You Like It playing Orlando, and then two years later on Angels in America playing Joe Pitt. Angels in America went on to win Best Play at the 2014 Helpmann awards.
He went on to play socially dysfunctional genius hacker Jesse Banks opposite Dan Spielman in the Australian political thriller The Code created by Shelley Birse. The show received huge national and international acclaim and 10 AACTA award nominations, out of which it won six including Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama for Zukerman.
|2004||Tom White||Thug #2|
|2011||The Crimson Room||John||Short|
|2013||The Humble Beginnings of the Balloon||Todd Digby||Short|
|2008–2011||Rush||Michael Sandrelli||Main role|
|2010||The Pacific||2nd Lt Robert "Mac" MacKenzie||TV miniseries|
|2010||Lowdown||Dylan Hunt||Recurring role|
|2011||Terra Nova||Lucas Taylor||Recurring role|
|2012||Death Star PR||Bilson||"Nemesis"|
|2013||Mr & Mrs Murder||Alex Moran||"En Vogue"|
|2013||Underbelly: Squizzy||Det. James Bruce||Main role|
|2014–15||Manhattan||Charlie Isaacs||Main role|
|2014–2016||The Code||Jesse Banks||Main role|
|2015||Childhood's End||Jake Greggson||TV miniseries|
|2016||Four Stars||Danny||TV film|
|2016||Fear the Walking Dead||Will||"Pillar of Salt"|
|2016||Masters of Sex||Gary Bucksey||"The Pleasure Protocol", "Coats or Keys"|
|2016–17||Designated Survivor||Peter MacLeish||Recurring role (season 1)|
|2017||Friday on My Mind||Ted Albert||TV miniseries|
|2018||Reverie||Nate Hallo||"No More Mr. Nice Guy"|
|2018||Succession||Nate Sofrelli||Recurring role|
- As You Like It (2011) – Orlando
- This Is Our Youth (2009) – Warren
- B.C. (2009) – Joseph
- The Hypocrite (2008) – Valére
- The History Boys (2007) – Timms
|2009||Logie Awards||Best New Talent||Rush||Nominated|
|2014||AACTA Awards||Best Actor in a Television Drama||The Code||Nominated|
|Silver Logie Award||Most Outstanding Actor||Nominated|
|2016||AACTA Awards||Best Actor in a Television Drama||Nominated|
- Petski, Denise Petski (5 August 2016). "'Designated Survivor' Casts Ashley Zukerman; Amanda Brooks Joins 'Outsiders'".
- Ashley Zukerman on IMDb
- The History Boys – Arts Review – theage.com.au
- Joel Meares (18 August 2014), Helpmann Awards winners dominated by Sydney theatre talent Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh, Sydney Morning Herald
- 4th AACTA Awards Nominees & Winners (PDF), www.aaca.org, archived from the original (PDF) on 2 May 2015, retrieved 22 January 2016
- "Credit – The Slap – ABC TV". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- Owen, Rob (27 June 2014). "TV Q&A: 'The Talk,' TV ratings and paranormal TV shows". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
- Zukerman to star in US sci-fi drama
- Designated survivor casts Ashley Sukerman
- "As You Like It | Belvoir". Australianstage.com.au. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- [dead link]
- "B.C." The Hayloft Project. Archived from the original on 7 June 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "The Hypocrite | Melbourne Theatre Company". Australianstage.com.au. 14 November 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "The History Boys – Arts Reviews – Arts – Entertainment". theage.com.au. Retrieved 21 September 2012.