Michael Cassidy (actor)

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Michael Cassidy
Born (1983-03-20) March 20, 1983 (age 34)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Other names Mike
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Laura Eichhorn (2006–present)
Children 1

Michael Cassidy (born March 20, 1983)[1] is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Zach Stevens on The O.C. and as Tyler Mitchell on the TBS comedy Men at Work.

Early life[edit]

Cassidy was born in Portland, Oregon.[1] He graduated from La Salle High School in Milwaukie, Oregon, in 2001,[1] and graduated from the Two-Year Conservatory program at The New Actors Workshop in New York City in 2003.

Career[edit]

Cassidy is perhaps best known for his role as Zach Stevens throughout the second season of the television series The O.C.; his character had an on-again/off-again relationship with Summer Roberts.[2] Cassidy also has a role in the movie Zoom.[2]

In 2007, Cassidy played Cliff Wiatt in The CW television program, Hidden Palms.[2]

Cassidy joined the cast of Smallville, a television show based on the DC Comics' superhero Superman, in the series' seventh season, starring as the new editor of the Daily Planet, Grant Gabriel, a love interest of Lois Lane. In truth, he was Julian Luthor, the cloned and aged brother of Lex.[3] In the episode "Persona," Cassidy's character was shot dead, marking the end of his character's saga. Cassidy later returned to the Superman franchise portraying Jimmy Olsen in the 2016 film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

He played Charlie Hogan, Megan Smith's (Joanna Garcia) best friend in the first fifteen episodes of the CW show Privileged.[2]

Cassidy then portrayed Tyler Mitchell on the TBS show Men at Work for 3 seasons.

Cassidy also had small roles in the film Argo[1] and in The Guilt Trip, both in 2012.

On February 27, 2015, Cassidy had joined NBC workplace comedy pilot, Not Safe for Work, however, the pilot was passed on.[4]

Cassidy joined TBS pilot People of Earth opposite Wyatt Cenac, which was picked up for series on January 7, 2016.[5] He will portray the charismatic and successful Jonathan Walsh, CEO of Walsh Media.

Personal life[edit]

In August 2006, Cassidy married girlfriend Laura Eichhorn,[6] whom he met in high school. Cassidy and his wife have one son who was born in 2011.[7][8] He enjoys playing golf in his spare time.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Name Role Notes
2004 Dare Johnny Short Film
2005 The Girl From Monday Ted
2006 Zoom[1] Dylan West/Houdini
2012 Argo Jordan's Analyst
2012 The Guilt Trip Fake Andy Uncredited
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Jimmy Olsen Cameo only/Named in Ultimate Edition
2016 Night of the Living Deb Ryan Waverly
2017 The Stray Mitch Davis Filming
Television
Year Name Role Notes
2004–2005 The O.C. Zach Stevens 19 episodes[1]
2007 Hidden Palms Cliff Wiatt Series Regular; 8 episodes
2007–2008 Smallville Grant Gabriel 7 episodes
2008–2009 Privileged Charlie Hogan Series Regular; 15 episodes
2009 Rockville CA Dax 2 episodes
2010 Castle Greg McClintock Episode: "Anatomy of a Murder"
2010 The Pink House Episode: "Pilot"
2012 Are You There, Chelsea? Jonathan Episode: "Pilot"
2012 Happy Endings Male Lead Episode: "The Shrink, the Dare, Her Date and Her Brother"
2012 Scandal Travis Harding Episode: "Hell Hath No Fury"
2012–2014 Men at Work Tyler Mitchell Series Regular; 30 episodes
2012 CollegeHumor Originals Robert Episode: "Breaking Dawn Outtakes"
2013 Masters of Sex Dr. Malcolm Toll Episode: "Phallic Victories"
2015 Not Safe for Work Dale Episode: "Pilot"
2015 Stalker Brian Mitchell Episode: "Love Kills"
2015–2016 The Magicians James 4 episodes
2016 The Night Shift Sam 4 episodes
2016–present People of Earth Jonathan Walsh Series Regular
Web
Year Name Role Notes
2010 Blue Belle Daniel Episode: "A Dude in Vegas"
2014 Millennial Parents Leo Episode: "Tamed in the Man Cave"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Baker, Jeff (April 28, 2014). "18 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Portland". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Privileged - Cast - Michael Cassidy". The CW. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Ausiello Report Exclusive: Smallville Snags Hidden Hunk". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-07-06. 
  4. ^ http://deadline.com/2015/02/michael-cassidy-cast-aseem-batra-sam-huntington-pilot-nbc-1201382689/
  5. ^ http://tvline.com/2016/01/07/people-of-earth-series-order-tbs-comedy/
  6. ^ "Michael Cassidy Joins "Smallville" Cassidy recently starred in the show Castle.". televisionista.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2007-07-07. In real life, Portland-born Cassidy married girlfriend Laura Eichhorn last August. 
  7. ^ Just raising my little son
  8. ^ 13 months

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