| 1983Santa Monica, California, US|
University of Melbourne Faculty of VCA and MCM, Wesley College
AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama
Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor, Logie Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer
Manhattan, The Code, Rush, Blame, The 34th Battalion
John Benjamin Hickey, Rachel Brosnahan, Katja Herbers, John Edwards, Callan Mulvey
Ashley Zukerman Wikipedia
Ashley Zukerman (born 30 December 1983) is an Australian actor best 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 starred in the role of 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, Melbourne, 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.
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.
Early in 2014, Zukerman won the role of ambitious wunderkind Dr. Charlie Isaacs in the WGN America original drama Manhattan created by filmmaker Sam Shaw and directed by Thomas Schlamme.
In 2016, Zukerman was cast in the recurring role of Peter MacLeish on the ABC political drama series Designated Survivor, which premiered in the fall of the same year.Designated Survivor (TV, 2016-2017) - Congressman/Vice President Peter MacLeish
Fear the Walking Dead (TV, 2016) - William
Childhood's End (TV, 2015) - Jake Greggson
Manhattan (TV, 2014-2015) – Charlie Isaacs
The Code (TV, 2014-2015) – Jesse Banks
Underbelly: Squizzy (2013) - Detective James Bruce
Mr and Mrs Murder (2013) – Alex Moran
Terra Nova (2011) – Lucas Taylor
The Slap (TV, 2011) – Dylan (one episode)
Rush (TV, 2008–2011) – Michael Sandrelli
Lowdown (TV, 2010) – Dylan Hunt
The Pacific (TV, 2010) – 2nd Lt. Mac
Blame (2010) – Anthony
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