Born April 5th, 1984 in Austin, Texas, actor Marshall Allman could be seen in guest appearances on a host of series programs early in his career, among them including Without a Trace, Malcolm in the Middle, The Practice, and Boston Public. He also took on several film roles as he continued to build his résumé, including the slasher Shallow Ground (2004), and 2005's action-thriller Hostage. Allman then headlined the gentle coming-of-age comedy-drama Dishdogz (2006), about the apprenticeship of a down-and-out skateboarder. The actor was praised for his portrayal of L.J. Burrows Jr., son of prison detainee Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), on Fox's exciting serialized drama Prison Break (2005). Allman played brief roles on CSI (2007), Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order, and ABC's short-lived comedy-drama Eli Stone (2008). He made another big splash on television in 2011, when he appeared in 21 episodes of HBO's hit series True Blood as sketchy shapeshifter Tommy Mickens.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Participated in an Olympic-training soccer program in his youth, but a torn ACL ended his soccer career; he remains an avid fan of the sport.
- Studied acting at Playhouse West in Los Angeles.
- Made his TV debut in a Pepto-Bismol commercial.
- First big-screen role was in the romantic comedy Little Black Book (2004).
- Is on the board of the Sherry Theater in North Hollywood; co-wrote and starred in the play Devil's Night, which premiered there in 2006.
- Wrote and produced the short film Love After Life (2009), which he and his wife, Jamie Anne Allman, also starred in.
- Has been a series regular on Fox's Prison Break and HBO's True Blood, and made guest appearances on numerous other prime-time series.