He's a man of many talents.
Before becoming the lovable Finch we know and admire today, Michael Emerson, born on Sept. 7, held a number of jobs. The Iowa-born man moved to New York to pursue an acting career, working in retail and as a freelance illustrator for publications such as The New York Times and The Boston Globe to pay the bills.
Emerson has also worked as a carpenter, landscaper, teacher, and director. Is there anything he can't do?