Freddy, played by Damon Herriman, is Ray’s boss. He runs his business out of a strip joint, and is a guy that people go to if they need a hit put on someone or a debt collected. He feeds these jobs to Ray or one of his other contractors for a set fee. For Ray, Freddy is equal parts boss, friend, and father trying to calm his teenage son.
Damon Herriman says, “It’s very easy to get off side with Ray, but Freddy can get away with most things. Freddy feels protective of Ray, and protected by Ray, but he’s also a little on edge at all times because he knows Ray has a hair trigger temper. Freddy is constantly trying to make sure that Ray stays calm.”
Herriman was born in Adelaide and has been acting since the age of eight. His extensive credits are a testament to his versatility and reflect his standing as one of Australia’s best character actors.
Herriman’s Australian television credits include Riot, for which he has received a Logie Award nomination for “Most Outstanding Actor,” Squinters directed by Trent O’Donnell, No Activity for Jungle Productions, Top of the Lake: China Girl directed by Jane Campion, Secret City for Matchbox Pictures and Foxtel (2017 Logie Award for “Most Outstanding Supporting Actor” and the 2016 AACTA Award for “Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama”), Never Tear Us Apart as INXS manager Chris Murphy for the Seven Network, The Broken Shore, The Outlaw Michael Howe in the titular role of Michael Howe, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting, Rake (ABC), Love My Way (Foxtel), Offspring (Network 10), Satisfaction (Showtime), Chandon Pictures (Movie Network), Brides of Christ (ABC) and Laid (ABC), for which he received an AACTA Awards 2013 nomination for “Best Performance in a Television Comedy.”
Herriman’s film credits include The Nightingale, Down Under, The Little Death (AACTA Nomination for “Best Lead Actor”), Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor, Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner, 100 Bloody Acres, The Square, Candy, Ned, Praise and The Big Steal. In 2008, Herriman won the Best Actor award at the St Kilda Film Festival for his performance in the short film Len’s Love Story. Damon also recently wrapped on Judy and Punch, which he starred opposite Mia Wasikowska.
Herriman also works extensively in the US. His American film credits include Gore Verbinksi’s The Lone Ranger, J. Edgar opposite Leonardo DiCaprio; Redbelt directed by David Mamet and House of Wax. On US television, he is best known for his recurring role as “Dewey Crowe” in the critically acclaimed FX series, Justified opposite Timothy Olyphant. His other American television credits include the recurring role of “Mr. Jones” in CBS’ Vegas opposite Dennis Quaid, Breaking Bad, Almost Human, Wilfred, CSI, The Unit, Cold Case, the Vince Gilligan police drama for CBS; Battle Creek, Incorporated and Scorpion for CBS. His series regular roles include the Starz cable drama, Flesh and Bone, which earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television) and Quarry for Cinemax.
Herriman has also written and/or directed many successful short films, including the Tropfest finalists They and The Date and was awarded Best Screenplay and Audience Award for his short film Soar (writer/performer). He was also a contributing sketch writer on ABC / Jungleboys production; The Elegant Gentlemen’s Guide to Knife Fighting.
As a child actor, Herriman received three Logie award nominations for his work on The Sullivans.