Michael plays series regular Sam Stein on Marvel’s The Punisher for Netflix. Michael was recently seen as series regular Dr. Levi Zinberg on the HBO/Cinemax series The Knick, directed and produced by Steven Soderbergh. He recently completed production as the lead role in Can’t Have You, a romantic dramedy feature directed by Mark Altman (The Librarians, Agent X, Free Enterprise). Other film credits include: Side Effects, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Jude Law and Rooney Mara; The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese; Time Freak (Academy Award Nominee, Best Live-Action Short); Young Adult directed by Jason Reitman; The Happy Sad directed by Rodney Evans and written by Ken Urban and the upcoming After Party, directed by Amos Posner.
TV credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Unforgettable, Chicago Med, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Rescue Me, Elementary, Law & Order, Onion News Network, Orange is the New Black and Life with Kids, a CBS pilot co-starring Debra Messing and Paul Adelstein.
Theatre Credits include shows with Lincoln Center, Hangar Theatre, Yale Rep, Bucks County Playhouse,Two River Theater, New Jersey Rep, Guild Hall, and the national tour of’ The Lion King, where he performed as Ed the Hyena, Timon, & Zazu. You’ve also seen him in over a dozen national commercials, heard him in many voiceover roles and a few audiobooks as well.
Michael is a director/writer/producer with the NYC based immersive cinema event production company BBQ FILMS, where he has collaborated with movie studios and production and branded content partners from all over the globe. Recent productions include: Blade Rave at Terminal 5 in NYC, Ghostbusters HQ at Villain in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Beetlejuice’s Wedding at House of Yes in Bushwick and Return to TWIN PEAKS at Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint.
As a writer and producer, he has a number of festival shorts to his credit, including Tribute, distributed by Shorts International and available on ITUNES. His is currently in development on the feature I Can Change which he co-wrote with Amy Lowe Starbin (Kelly & Cal), and will play the leading role. He also has several TV scripts and web series in the pipeline…
Michael is a graduate of the theater program at Northwestern University and also attended RADA in London. He also trained in Improv at UCB and The Pit in NYC. Michael is represented by Lillian LaSalle/Sweet 180 Management and Innovative Artists. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.
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