Q Please help me settle an argument. I say the actor who plays the creepy Ben on Lost also was on The Practice, but my sister says I'm crazy. Who's right?
—Maryanne Milsap, New London, Conn.
You are correct. Michael Emerson had an Emmy-winning recurring role as serial killer William Hinks on the series The Practice before joining the cast of TV's Lost. You also may have seen him in the movies Saw, Unfaithful and Straight-Jacket, in which he appeared alongside his wife, actress Carrie Preston. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Emerson, 52, worked as an illustrator for the Boston Globe and New York Times before his acting breakthrough.