Murray Bartlett won the award for best outstanding support actor in a limited series or movie at this year’s version of the Emmy Awards.

While the 51-year-old career began in 1987, Bartlett has recently found himself in a slew of excellent TV shows. He hasn’t worked in film in the last two years, his last role being in The Stand In where he played an minor role.

This year alone, he played the suave, tight bodied aerobics instructor Vinnie Green in Apple TV+’s series Physical opposite Rose Byrne. Physical has been renewed for a third season though it is unclear if Bartlett will renew his role this time around.

The Australian’s has been busy this year shooting a variety of series, including The Last of Us which is based on the videogame created by the studio Naughty Dog. Bartlett guest stars as Frank, a survivalist who in the game had no dialogue. The announcement of the showhas left many fans of the franchise apprehensive, especially considering the number of times Hollywood has bungled adaptations of videogames before. We’re looking at you Resident Evil. 

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In addition, Bartlett’s hard work is paying off as Welcome to Chippendales will premiere sometime later this year. He’s been cast as the Emmy-winning producer Nick de Noia who was shot in the face on the instructions of his former business partner Somen ‘Steve’ Banerjee, the founder of the dance troupe Chippendales. 

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Finally, he will be in a role in the upcoming Apple TV+ anthology drama series Extrapolations, which according to IMDb is a show about “Unanticipated stories of how the upcoming changes to our planet will affect love, faith, work and family on a personal and human scale. The show stars several Hollywood A-listers and legends like Meryl Streep, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Forest Whitaker, Cherry Jones, Marrion Coitllard and even Edward Norton.

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At the Emmys this year, the race for the award that Bartlett won was between the stars of just three shows. The HBO-produced show White Lotus saw nominations for the 51-year-old Bartlett, Jake Lacy and Steve Zahn for their roles as supporting cast. Dopesick, the miniseries on Hulu about America’s opioid problem had its share of cast with Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlberg and Will Poulter receiving nominations. Lastly, funny man Seth Rogen received a surprise nomination for his portrayal of a handyman out for revenge in the biographical drama Pam & Tommy, the story about the sex tape that Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee created during their honeymoon.