Michael Gaston

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Michael Gaston
Born Michael B. Gaston[1]
(1962-11-05) November 5, 1962 (age 53)
Walnut Creek, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Michael Gaston (born November 5, 1962) is an American film and television actor. He played agent Quinn on the show Prison Break. He appeared as Gray Anderson on the CBS drama series Jericho. He also appeared in the first season of The Sopranos as a compulsive gambler in trouble with Tony. He also had a recurring role in The Mentalist as CBI Director Gale Bertram.[2]

Gaston portrayed General Tommy Franks in W.. He has appeared in more than twenty films, including Bridge of Spies, Sudden Death, Ransom, Cop Land, Thirteen Days, The Crucible, Double Jeopardy, High Crimes, Sugar and Body of Lies and Bless the Child. He has had roles in numerous TV dramas, including The Sopranos, The West Wing, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Fringe, The Practice, and 24.[3]

Gaston has had various on and off Broadway roles, including A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (on Broadway), as well as Henry V, Landscape of the Body, and Fifty Ways (all off-Broadway).[4]


Gaston is married with two children.


Year Title Role Director Notes
1993 The Wedding Banquet Justice of the Peace Ang Lee
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Mr. Markle Katherine Dieckmann TV series (1 episode : "Day of the Dot")
1994 Amateur Sharpshooter Hal Hartley
Law & Order Wheeler James Quinn TV series (1 episode : "Old Friends")
1995 New York News Charles Powell TV series (1 episode : "The Using Game")
Hackers Agent Bob Iain Softley
Sudden Death Hickey Peter Hyams
1996 New York Undercover Lt. Harding Jace Alexander TV series (1 episode : "Fire Show")
One Life to Live Spike TV series (1 episode)
Ransom Agent Jack Sickler Ron Howard
The Crucible Marshal Herrick Nicholas Hytner
Homicide: Life on the Street Lt. Commander Alex Clifton Jean de Segonzac TV series (1 episode : "Control")
1997 Cop Land Rubin James Mangold
Profiler Art Behar TV series (3 episodes)
Law & Order Ron Fletcher Matthew Penn TV series (1 episode : "Entrapment")
1998 Spin City Detective Andy Cadiff TV series (1 episode : "Three Men and a Little Lady")
1999 The Sopranos Alex Mahaffey David Chase TV series (1 episode : "Pilot")
Wayward Son Edgar Randall Harris
Double Jeopardy Cutter Bruce Beresford
Nathan Dixon Nathan Dixon Michael Apted TV movie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Buddy Lesli Linka Glatter TV series (1 episode : "A Single Life")
JAG Makaway Alan J. Levi TV series (1 episode : "Shakedown")
Law & Order Mr. Delany Richard Dobbs TV series (1 episode : "Harm")
2000 Third Watch Sergeant Christopher Chulack TV series (1 episode : "Spring Forward, Fall Back")
Now and Again Deputy Mayor Sandy Smolan
Vincent Misiano
TV series (2 episodes)
Oz Zeke Bellinger Goran Gajić TV series (1 episode : "The Bill of Wrongs")
Bless the Child Det. Frank Bugatti Chuck Russell
Cora Unashamed Arthur Studevant Deborah Pratt TV movie
Thirteen Days Captain of USS Pierce Roger Donaldson
Deadline Walter TV series (5 episodes)
2001 The $treet Jerry John David Coles TV series (1 episode : "Junk Bonds")
100 Centre Street Detective Seger John O'Connell TV series (1 episode : "A Shot in the Dark")
Ed Frank Kerwin Kevin Dowling TV series (1 episode : "Exceptions")
Law & Order Major Jim Wyman Don Scardino (2) TV series (1 episode : "White Lie")
2002 High Crimes Maj. Lucas Waldron Carl Franklin
Ally McBeal Mark Horace Arlene Sanford TV series (2 episodes)
Far from Heaven Stan Fine Todd Haynes
The Practice Roland Hubert Jeannot Szwarc TV series (1 episode : "The Cradle Will Rock")
2003 Ed Frank Kerwin Timothy Busfield TV series (1 episode : "Frankie")
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Malcolm Field Juan J. Campanella TV series (1 episode : "Damaged")
John Doe Gary Murchison Bryan Spicer TV series (1 episode : "Family Man")
Hack Claymore Philip Sgriccia TV series (1 episode : "Hidden Agenda")
2004 The Guardian Coach Steve Bernardo Nancy Malone TV series (1 episode : "Legacy")
NCIS Major Dougherty Peter Ellis TV series (1 episode : "One shot, one kill")
Malcolm in the Middle Mel Ken Kwapis TV series (1 episode : "Softball")
The West Wing Eric Hayden Llewellyn Wells TV series (1 episode : "Eppur Si Muove")
Without a Trace George Stanley Tim Matheson TV series (1 episode : "Legacy")
Mind the Gap Priest Eric Schaeffer
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Rick Chilson Rob Bailey TV series (1 episode : "Bad Words")
JAG Col. Lewis Atwater Bradford May TV series (1 episode : "This Just in from Baghdad")
2005 Runaway Jesse Adler Tim McCann
Blind Justice Lt. Gary Fisk TV series (13 episodes)
The Notorious Bettie Page Mr. Gaughan Mary Harron
Stay Sheriff Kennelly Marc Forster
Prison Break Quinn Dwight H. Little
Jesús Salvador Treviño
TV series (2 episodes)
2006 Out There Wayne David Wike
Lonely Hearts D.A. Hunt Todd Robinson
Brotherhood Mr. Speaker TV series (4 episodes)
2006–2008 Jericho Gray Anderson TV series (20 episodes)
2008 Sugar Stu Sutton Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck
ER Rick Christopher Chulack (2) TV series (1 episode : "The Chicago Way")
Home Herman Mary Haverstick
Body of Lies Holiday Ridley Scott
W. General Tommy Franks Oliver Stone
2009 Law & Order Pete Gardner Jean de Segonzac (3) TV series (1 episode : "Bailout")
Numbers Gil Fisher Ken Sanzel TV series (1 episode : "The Fifth Man")
Fringe Sanford Harris TV series (4 episodes)
Saving Grace Charlie Hudson Millicent Shelton TV series (1 episode : "Am I Going to Lose Her?")
U.S. Attorney Douglas G. Smith Mimi Leder TV movie
White Collar Thompson Bronwen Hughes TV series (1 episode : "Pilot")
Hurricane Season Coach Frank Landon Tim Story
Raising the Bar Jesse Bochco
Jeannot Szwarc (2)
TV series (2 episodes)
Last of the Ninth Lt. John 'the rug' White Carl Franklin (2) TV movie
2010 24 General David Brucker Milan Cheylov
Brad Turner
TV series (2 episodes)
Inception Immigration Officer Christopher Nolan
Rubicon Donald Bloom TV series (4 episodes)
Terriers Ben Zeitlin TV series (4 episodes)
2007–2012 Damages Roger Kastle TV series (8 episodes)
2011–2012 Unforgettable Mike Costello TV series (22 episodes)
2012 Big Miracle Porter Beckford Ken Kwapis (2)
2009–2013 Mad Men Burt Peterson TV series (4 episodes)
2010–2013 The Mentalist Gale Bertram TV series (17 episodes)
2012–2013 Last Resort Barton Sinclair TV series (5 episodes)
2013 The Americans Agent Bartholomew Gavin O'Connor TV series (1 episode: "Pilot")
2014 Elementary Kurt Yoder Lucy Liu TV series (1 episode: "Paint It Black")
Turn: Washington's Spies General Scott TV series (5 episodes)
How to Get Away with Murder Henry Williams TV series
The Leftovers Dean TV series
Chicago P.D. The Warden TV series
2015 Person of Interest Mike Richelli TV series
Blindspot Tom Carter TV series (6 episodes)
Bridge of Spies Williams Steven Spielberg
The Following Sheriff Windsor TV series (1 episode: "Reunion")


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California; ancestry.com; accessed December 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Gencarelli, Mike (September 19, 2011). "Interview with Michael Gaston". http://www.mediamikes.com. Retrieved September 19, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Michael Gaston at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Cadle, Jessie (July 27, 2012). "Guest artists share relationships on stage and off in 'Fifty Ways'". The Chautauquan Daily. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 

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