|Birth Date||December 29, 1975|
|Birth Place||Frederick, Maryland, USA|
|Family|| Kelly Albanese (2010–present) |
|Years Active||1995 to present|
|Character||Officer Sammy Bryant|
Hatosy was born in Frederick, Maryland, the son of Carol (née Owens), a loan officer, and Wayne Hatosy, a graphic designer and event planning director. He grew up in the Loch Haven neighborhood of Ijamsville, Maryland, attended New Market Middle School, and graduated from Linganore High School in 1994. His middle name, Wayne, is taken from his father. He also has an older sister. Hatosy was raised Roman Catholic; his mother served on the Parish Council at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church in Ijamsville. Shawn is married and has a son, and currently lives in Burbank Hills, located in Burbank, CA.
Hatosy has appeared in past films such as Soldier's Girl, The Faculty, In & Out, The Cooler, Outside Providence, John Q, and 2007's Alpha Dog. Hatosy auditioned for a leading role in the 1999 film Varsity Blues but lost it to James Van Der Beek.
In 2009 Hatosy appeard in Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, and the remake of the 1992 cult classic Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, in which Hatosy portrays Nicolas Cage's partner, Armand Benoit.
Hatosy has appeared in such television shows as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Twilight Zone, Felicity, Six Feet Under, ER, Law & Order, Numb3rs, My Name is Earl and Hawaii Five-0. He played serial killer named Boyd Fowler on the fourth season of Showtime television series Dexter. Hatosy appears as Detective Sammy Bryant in the NBC/TNT television series Southland.
On March 22, 2011, TNT announced it has renewed Southland for a fourth season. The show stars Hatosy, Michael Cudlitz, Ben McKenzie, and Regina King, and has been averaging 2.9 million viewers during its recently wrapped third season, which featured the death of a major character. Southland star Ben McKenzie (Ben Sherman) claims that his character's new partnership with Sammy (Shawn Hatosy) will be "explosive". The new season of Southland commenced filming in October 2011.
Hatosy was a singer in his own band. He also made an appearance in Wheatus's Music Video for their single "A Little Respect".
In 2005 he performed opposite Al Pacino in Lyle Kessler's Orphans at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Hatosy also took on the title role in the La Jolla Playhouse production of The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Off-Broadway, he starred opposite Anna Paquin in the Paul Weitz comedy Roulette. He also performed in Roulette, an Ensemble Studio Theater production directed by Trip Cullman. The characters include a dizzy, distant dad (Larry Bryggman), a sweet, adulterous, alcoholic mom (Leslie Lyles), a steroid-hyped son (Shawn Hatosy), and a wise-cracking, substance-abusing teenage daughter (the Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin).