Emery was born in Windsor, United Kingdom. At the age of 4, his father moved the family to Johannesburg, South Africa. An only child, Emery kept himself amused by imitating characters from film and television. Early impersonations included Michael Jackson and Max from Hart to Hart. He returned to England during high school, briefly attending Reading Blue Coat School. But it was back in South Africa at St John's College where he cemented his love for acting, playing Dick Deadeye in the Gilbert & Sullivan musical HMS Pinafore and winning Best Actor for the role of Mr. Glum in The Glums comedy sketch, "L'Engagement". After briefly considering a career in graphic art, he went on to study acting at the University of the Witwatersrand. Student roles included Salieri in Amadeus and Gregor in Steven Berkoff's adaption of Kafka's The Metamorphosis.
- Winner of the first Gold Craft Award for Voice-Over at South Africa's prestigious Loerie Awards for advertising. (2003)
- Won the National Vita Award for Comedy for his performance as "Maloom" in stage play "Heel Against the Head". (South Africa, 1995)
- Holds an honours degree in dramatic art from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
- Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 1998.
- Won the Best Actor Award for his role in Survivor Type (2012) at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival (2012).
- In New Jersey, filming Greetings from the Shore. [October 2005]
- In Slovenia, filming commercial for Seat Leon. [May 2005]
- In Los Angeles for the premiere of Red Water. [August 2003]
- In Bulgaria, filming Train. [July 2007]
- In South Africa, filming Primeval. [April 2006]
- Is a big video game fan.
|1994||Honeytown II||Taylor||TV series||Season regular|
|1995||Not Quite Friday Night||Various||TV series||Season regular|
|It's A Funny Country||Comedian||TV special|
|The Legend of the Hidden City||Creature Voices||TV series||Created and voiced creature languages|
|It's A Funny Country: Year In, Year Out||Comedian||TV special||Live New Year's Eve Countdown Special|
|1999||Saints, Sinners and Settlers||Sgt. Williamson||TV series||Episode: ""The Good Doctor: Trial of H.F. Verwoerd"|
|25° South||Charly||TV series||Recurring|
|Filligoggin||Filligoggin, Benny Baboon, Sniffbug||TV series||Season regular|
|2001||Diamond Cut Diamond||Paddy||Feature|
|2002||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Sly||Feature|
|2003||Red Water||Gene Bradley||TV film|
|2004||A Case of Murder||Eric Norkem||Feature|
|Cape of Good Hope||Miles||Feature|
|2005||Commander in Chief||Jared Lyons||TV series||Season 1.6: "First Disaster"|
|2007||Moonlight||Donovan Shepherd||TV series||Season 1.8: "12:04 AM"|
|Greetings From the Shore||Sasha Mientkciewicz||Feature|
|24||Leon||TV series||Season 6.13: "Day 6: 6:00pm - 7:00pm"|
|Almaz Black Box||Wesley Abbot||Feature|
|Passions||Max||TV series||Recurring guest star|
|The Middleman||Vlad the Impaler||TV series||Season 1.10: "The Vampiric Puppet Lamentation"|
|CSI: NY||Christopher Vackner||TV series||Season 4.18: "Admissions"|
|General Hospital||Jasper Jacks||TV series||Recurring guest star|
|2009||Burn Notice||Sean Glenanne||TV series||Season 3.9: "Long Way Back"|
|90210||Kevin||TV series||Season 1.18: "Off the Rails"|
|Eleventh Hour||Brandon Hertle||TV series||Season 1.11: "Miracle"|
|2009-10||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Lott Dod, Mee Deechi, Gotal, Kerch Kusi||TV series||Recurring, voice|
|2010||Castle||Lloyd Saunders||TV series||Season 3.7: "Almost Famous"|
|The Forgotten||Sean Hennessey||TV series||Season 1.10: "Double Doe"|
|2011||Blue Crush 2||Joel||Feature|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||Jeff Kinto||TV series||Season 2.21: "Rocket Man"|
|The Mentalist||Owen Melling||TV series||Season 3.18: "The Red Mile"|
|2012||Last Resort||Booth||TV series||Recurring|
|Survivor Type||Richard Pine||Short||Official Site|
|2013||NCIS||Rudolph Stalin||TV series||Season 11.9: "Gut Check"|
|Teen Wolf||Deucalion||TV series||Recurring|
|Beverly Hills Cop||Lyle Hawes||TV series||Pilot episode|
|True Blood||Justin||TV series||Season 6.05: "Fuck the Pain Away"|
|2014||Shameless||Professor Moss||TV series||Recurring|
|How to Train Your Dragon 2||Teeny||Feature||Voice|
|2015||E&N with Ed Neusbit||Ed Neusbit||Web series||Series lead Official Site|
|Grimm||Damien Barso||TV series||Season 4.13: "Trial by Fire"|
|Daredevil||Anatoly||TV series|| Season 1.01: "Into the Ring"|
Season 1.04: "In the Blood"
- "Chaos Rising"
- "Motel California"
- "The Overlooked"
- "Alpha Pact"
- "Lunar Ellipse"