Michael Gaston

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Michael Gaston
Born Michael B. Gaston[1]
(1962-11-05) November 5, 1962 (age 54)
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]

Family[edit]

Gaston has two children. His partner is the playwright Kate Fodor.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1993 The Wedding Banquet Justice of the Peace Ang Lee
1994 Amateur Sharpshooter Hal Hartley
1995 Hackers Agent Bob Iain Softley
Sudden Death Hickey Peter Hyams
1996 Ransom Agent Jack Sickler Ron Howard
The Crucible Marshal Herrick Nicholas Hytner
1997 Cop Land Rubin James Mangold
1999 Wayward Son Edgar Randall Harris
Double Jeopardy Cutter Bruce Beresford
2000 Bless the Child Det. Frank Bugatti Chuck Russell
Thirteen Days Captain of USS Pierce Roger Donaldson
2002 High Crimes Maj. Lucas Waldron Carl Franklin
Far from Heaven Stan Fine Todd Haynes
2004 Mind the Gap Priest Eric Schaeffer
2005 Runaway Jesse Adler Tim McCann
The Notorious Bettie Page Mr. Gaughan Mary Harron
Stay Sheriff Kennelly Marc Forster
2006 Out There Wayne David Wike
Lonely Hearts D.A. Hunt Todd Robinson
2008 Sugar Stu Sutton Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck
Home Herman Mary Haverstick
Body of Lies Holiday Ridley Scott
W. General Tommy Franks Oliver Stone
2009 Hurricane Season Coach Frank Landon Tim Story
2010 Inception Immigration Officer Christopher Nolan
2012 Big Miracle Porter Beckford Ken Kwapis
2015 Bridge of Spies Williams Steven Spielberg

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Adventures of Pete & Pete Mr. Markle Episode: "Day of the Dot"
1994 Law & Order Wheeler Episode: "Old Friends"
1995 New York News Charles Powell Episode: "The Using Game"
1996 New York Undercover Lt. Harding Episode: "Fire Show"
One Life to Live Spike 1 episode
Homicide: Life on the Street Lt. Commander Alex Clifton Episode: "Control"
1997 Profiler Art Behar 3 episodes
Law & Order Ron Fletcher Episode: "Entrapment"
1998 Spin City Detective Episode: "Three Men and a Little Lady"
1999 The Sopranos Alex Mahaffey Episode: "Pilot"
Nathan Dixon Nathan Dixon TV movie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Buddy Episode: "A Single Life"
JAG Makaway Episode: "Shakedown"
Law & Order Mr. Delany Episode: "Harm"
2000 Third Watch Sergeant Episode: "Spring Forward, Fall Back"
Now and Again Deputy Mayor 2 episodes
Oz Zeke Bellinger Episode: "The Bill of Wrongs"
Cora Unashamed Arthur Studevant TV movie
Deadline Walter 5 episodes
2001 The $treet Jerry Episode: "Junk Bonds"
100 Centre Street Detective Seger Episode: "A Shot in the Dark"
Ed Frank Kerwin Episode: "Exceptions"
Law & Order Major Jim Wyman Episode: "White Lie"
2002 Ally McBeal Mark Horace 2 episodes
The Practice Roland Hubert Episode: "The Cradle Will Rock"
2003 Ed Frank Kerwin Episode: "Frankie"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Malcolm Field Episode: "Damaged"
John Doe Gary Murchison Episode: "Family Man"
Hack Claymore Episode: "Hidden Agenda"
2004 The Guardian Coach Steve Bernardo Episode: "Legacy"
NCIS Major Dougherty Episode: "One Shot, One Kill"
Malcolm in the Middle Mel Episode: "Softball"
The West Wing Eric Hayden Episode: "Eppur Si Muove"
Without a Trace George Stanley Episode: "Legacy"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Rick Chilson Episode: "Bad Words"
JAG Col. Lewis Atwater Episode: "This Just in from Baghdad"
2005 Blind Justice Lt. Gary Fisk 13 episodes
Prison Break Quinn 2 episodes
2006 Brotherhood Mr. Speaker 4 episodes
2006–2008 Jericho Gray Anderson 20 episodes
2007–2012 Damages Roger Kastle 8 episodes
2008 ER Rick Episode: "The Chicago Way"
2009 Law & Order Pete Gardner Episode: "Bailout"
Numbers Gil Fisher Episode: "The Fifth Man"
Fringe Sanford Harris 4 episodes
Saving Grace Charlie Hudson Episode: "Am I Going to Lose Her?"
U.S. Attorney Douglas G. Smith TV movie
White Collar Thompson Episode: "Pilot"
Raising the Bar Robert Shepherd 2 episodes
Last of the Ninth Lt. John "The Rug" White TV movie
2009–2013 Mad Men Burt Peterson 4 episodes
2010 24 General David Brucker 2 episodes
Rubicon Donald Bloom 4 episodes
Terriers Ben Zeitlin 4 episodes
2010–2013 The Mentalist Gale Bertram 17 episodes
2011–2012 Unforgettable Mike Costello 22 episodes
2012–2013 Last Resort Barton Sinclair 5 episodes
2013 The Americans Agent Bartholomew Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Elementary Kurt Yoder Episode: "Paint It Black"
Turn: Washington's Spies General Charles Scott 5 episodes
How to Get Away with Murder Henry Williams Episode: "Pilot"
Chicago P.D. Parish Episode: "Prison Ball"
2014–2015 The Good Wife Ernie Nolan 2 episodes
2014–2017 The Leftovers Dean 7 episodes
2015 Person of Interest Mike Richelli Episode: "Control-Alt-Delete"
NCIS: Los Angeles CIA Agent Doug Emmerich Episode: "Expiration Date"
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Actor Episode: "Infrastructure"
The Following Sheriff Windsor Episode: "Reunion"
Royal Pains Ed Harper Episode: "Secret Asian Man"
Blue Bloods Jim Voutay Episode: "All the News That's Fit to Click"
2015–2016 Blindspot Tom Carter 7 episodes
2015–present The Man in the High Castle Mark Sampson 4 episodes
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Donald Bazinski Episode: "Catfishing Teacher"
Bones Agent Brandt Walker Episode: "The Secret in the Service"
BrainDead Lawrence Boch Episode: "Taking on Water: How Leaks in D.C. Are Discovered and Patched"
Murder in the First Alfred Arkin 8 episodes
Designated Survivor James Royce 2 episodes
2017 Madam Secretary Hugh Haymond 3 episodes
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Richard Wilson TV movie
Power Judge Tapper 4 episodes

References[edit]

  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". Media Mikes. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  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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