BIRTH NAME: Peter Finn Wittrock
BIRTH PLACE: Lenox, Massachusetts
DATE OF BIRTH: October 28th, 1984
HERITAGE: Puerto Rican, Sicilian
HEIGHT: 5′ 9″ (1,75 m)
ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
RELATIONSHIP: Sarah Roberts (wife)
Born on October 28, 1984 in Lenox, Massachusetts (USA) to parents Kate Crowley and Peter Wittrock, Finn Wittrock began acting at an early age. His father worked at Shakespeare and Company, located in The Berkshires of Massachusetts, as an actor and voice coach and he would participate in productions with childhood friends. Finn attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in Los Angeles, California, where he continued his acting education, graduating in 2003. Finn has one younger brother, Dylan Wittrock, who is a theater actor in New York City.
After high school, Finn applied to the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, New York and was accepted. He decided he did not want to go to college right away and took a year off. In 2004, he applied for Juilliard a second time and was accepted a second time. He graduated from Juilliard with the school’s drama division group 37 in 2008.
Finn has an extensive background in theater. After graduating from Julliard in 2008, he portrayed Romeo in an all-male production of “Romeo and Juliet” at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C, and had a role in “Candida” at The Berkshire Theatre Festival. Off-Broadway, he was in Tony Kushner’s “The Illusion” in 2011 at the Signature Theatre in New York City. Finn made his Broadway debut with 2012’s revival of Tony Award-winning “Death of a Salesman”, directed by the late Mike Nichols, where he played Harold “Happy” Loman and worked with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman. For his role in the Broadway hit, he won a Theatre World Award and a Clarence Derwent Award for “Most Promising Male Performer”. Finn played opposite Diane Lane at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois in 2012, as Chance Wayne in Tennessee Williams’ “Sweet Bird of Youth”, directed by David Cromer. In 2013, he appeared in “The Guardsman” with Sarah Wayne Callies at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Finn started his television career in 2004 with the pilot episode of “Cold Case” and Disney Channel’s TV movie “Halloweentown High”. He also made appearances in TV shows such as “Criminal Minds”, “Law and Order: Special VIctims Unit”, Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”, and Hulu exclusive “Deadbeat”. One of Finn’s most recognized roles was on the popular American soap opera “All My Children”. from late 2009 to early 2011. He portrayed bad boy with a heart of gold, Damon Miller. In 2014, Finn appeared in the HBO television movie “The Normal Heart”, directed by Ryan Murphy, based on the play of the same name. He then went on to work with Ryan Murphy again on the fourth installment of American Horror Story, subtitled “Freak Show”. Finn played spoiled man-child turned serial killer Dandy Mott. For his portrayal of Dandy Mott, Finn was nominated in 2015 for a Critics’ Choice Award and a Primetime Emmy award for “Best/Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries/Movie”. Finn can currently be seen in the fifth installment of American Horror Story, subtitled “Hotel”.
Finn’s movie credits include “Twelve”, “Winter’s Tale”, and “Noah”. In 2014, Finn starred in the World War 2 movie “Unbroken”, playing Sgt. Francis “Mac” McNamara. The movie, directed by Angelina Jolie, tells the true story of Olympian athlete and war veteran Louis Zamperini, who survived being lost at sea for 47 days before being held by the Japanese in several prisoner of war camps for two years. On November 13th, 2015, Finn will star in the sports drama “My All American”. Finn plays real life college football legend Freddie Joe Steinmark who obtains a scholarship to play for the University of Texas Longhorns in the late 1960’s. Future movies include “The Big Short”, “La La Land”, and “The Submarine Kid”, which he co-wrote with director and good friend Eric Bilitch.
On October 18th, 2014, Finn married longtime girlfriend Sarah Roberts in a private ceremony in Chicago, Illinois.