Mitch Decker

Played by Shea Whigham

Mitch Decker

Shea Whigham will reprise his role as Mitch Decker, Noesner’s colleague in the FBI who managed the situation at Waco leading up to the tragic siege.

Shea Whigham will reprise his role as Mitch Decker, Noesner’s colleague in the FBI who managed the situation at Waco leading up to the tragic siege.

Shea Whigham

With a box office of almost $5 billion, Shea Whigham has proven himself to be one of the most talented actors of his generation, having worked with legendary film directors such as Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog, Oliver Stone, David O'Russell and Robert Rodriguez, as well as Hollywood's next generation of auteur filmmakers including Adam Wingard, Damien Chazelle and Jeff Nichols. This Spring, Whigham will again be seen as Pete Strickland in HBO’s Emmy-nominated adaptation of PERRY MASON as it returns for Season 2. The show marked Whigham’s return to HBO after a memorable run on the much-lauded critically acclaimed series BOARDWALK EMPIRE for which he won a SAG Award for his role as Eli Thompson.

Upcoming, Whigham joins Tom Cruise in a secret roll in both MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 7 & 8, to be released in July 2023 and June 2024 respectively and opposite Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie in the feature EILEEN based on Ottessa Moshfegh’s bestseller.

Whigham was most recently seen in Starz’s GASLIT, reteaming with Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. He received a 2023 Critics Choice nomination as well as a Satellite Award nomination for his portrayal of the ruthless and larger-than-life G. Gordon Liddy, the leader of Nixon’s bumbling White House Plumbers. The limited series, based on the Apple Podcast ‘Slow Burn’, follows the untold stories surrounding the Watergate scandal and the political demise of Richard Nixon and his subordinates.

In 2018, he earned rave reviews for his work opposite Julia Roberts and Bobby Cannavale in the Amazon series, HOMECOMING. He was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award in the category of Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance. The show follows a caseworker (Roberts) who works at a facility called Homecoming, which helps soldiers’ transition back to civilian life.

On the small screen, Whigham has also been seen in Amazon’s MODERN LOVE, Bravo’s DIRTY JOHN opposite Connie Britton and Eric Bana and the Showtime TV mini-series WACO: THE AFTERMATH opposite Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch. Other notable television credits include HBO's VICE PRINCIPALS, FX’s FARGO Season 3, Cary Fukunaga's TRUE DETECTIVE, Marvel's AGENT CARTER, Graham Yost's FX drama JUSTIFIED and Netflix's NARCOS.

Other recent films include Lionsgate’s THE QUARRY, Vertical Entertainment’s SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, THE GATEWAY, SOUTH OF HEAVEN, Netflix’s VAMPIRES VS THE BRONX, the Academy Award winning JOKER opposite Joaquin Phoenix, the Academy Award nominated VICE opposite Amy Adams and Christian Bale, Samuel Goldwyn Films’ TO THE STARS, Damien Chazelle’s FIRST MAN opposite Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, Columbia Pictures’ SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO, Warner Brothers’ hit KONG: SKULL ISLAND, Netflix's comic book adaptation DEATH NOTE, Drew Goddard’s BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE opposite Chris Hemsworth and the Sundance films CATCHER WAS A SPY with Paul Rudd and HIGH WIRE ACT opposite Jon Hamm.

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