Jeremy Shamos ’88 just wrapped up appearing in the third season of the hit Hulu comedy Only Murders in the Building, in which he plays Dickie, the downtrodden adopted brother of Ben Glenroy (played by Paul Rudd), whose murder is at the heart of the season’s plot. Meryl Streep plays Dickie’s secret biological mother.
With a finale that aired in early October, the third installment of Only Murders saw the show’s amateur detectives—played by Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short—venture to a fictional Broadway theater, where they investigate the killing, which occurs during the production of a darkly funny musical, Death Rattle Dazzle.
A Tony Award nominee who also played Craig Kettleman in the TV series Better Call Saul and appeared on Broadway in Steve Martin’s play Meteor Shower, Shamos is a stage and film actor known for his memorable characters.
Shamos says his interest in acting began at Colorado Academy. “I feel so lucky that I got to do Middle and Upper School plays and musicals,” he recalls. “I think people who aren’t in the theater underestimate what it means to have a ‘space’ where you know you can be creative. The arts were supported at CA, and a big part of that support came not only in the courses and programs that were offered and the incredible faculty who nurtured our artistic abilities and interests, but also in the infrastructure of the school. We had this big campus, and the arts buildings were just as prominent as the gym and the fields. This set a tone and shows a prioritization that served me so well as I left CA.”
Of his time at CA, Shamos, who attended along with his three siblings from Kindergarten to Grade 12, says, “The fact that all of us loved our time there, and yet we left and pursued four different paths, each of us passionate and curious about our professions, points to what I think is one of the core values of CA. That is to explore everything, take advantage of all the school has to offer, approach everything with an open mind, and follow your passion.”
Shamos will appear in the fourth season of Only Murders, set to premiere on Hulu in summer 2024.