|Michael J. Harney|
Harney in 2016
Michael John Harney|
March 27, 1956
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Michael John Harney (born March 27, 1956) is an American actor of film, television, and theater. He is best known for starring on the SAG Award-winning Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black as Corrections Officer Sam Healy.
Born in The Bronx, New York City, Harney went on to intensive study with legendary acting teachers William Esper and Phil Gushee, both of whom studied and taught with Sanford Meisner for many years at The Neighborhood Playhouse School Of The Theater. After studying acting for 7 years he went on to run The Michael Harney Acting Studio in New York City for 8 years. During his time in New York City, Harney acted in and/or directed over 80 plays and one acts and starred in On The Waterfront on Broadway playing the role of Charlie Malloy.
Throughout Harney's television career, he has performed in numerous blockbuster films such as Erin Brockovich and Ocean's Thirteen. Before starring on Orange Is the New Black, Harney starred as Detective Mike Roberts in the award-winning television police drama NYPD Blue and also in the HBO historical drama series Deadwood as Steve Fields. Harney first worked with Orange Is The New Black creator Jenji Kohan on the Showtime original dark comedy Weeds, starring opposite Mary-Louise Parker as Detective Mitch Ouellette.
In 2015, Harney returned to his film roots in the independent drama, Bad Hurt, produced by Sons of Anarchy star Theo Rossi which had its world premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Set in 1999, Bad Hurt chronicles Ed Kendall's (Harney) struggle with PTSD as a proud war veteran and father to son (Theo Rossi) and mentally ill adult daughter (Iris Gilad), and the challenges each of them face during the constant pursuit of maintaining a normal family dynamic.
He has one son. 
|1997||Turbulence||Marshal Marty Douglas|
|2000||Sonic Impact||Captain Mark Travis|
|2000||Erin Brockovich||Pete Jensen|
|2007||Ocean's Thirteen||Blackjack Pit Boss|
|2008||The Onion Movie||Line-Up Detective|
|2010||Salvation Road||Douglas Moorland||Short film|
|2015||Bad Hurt||Ed Kendall|
|2018||A Star Is Born||Wolfie|
|1992||Law & Order||Detective Gullikson||Episode: "Trust"|
|1993–99||NYPD Blue||Det. Mike Roberts||12 episodes|
|1994||L.A. Law||Mr. Justin||Episode: "Whose San Andreas Fault Is It, Anyway?"|
|1994||Law & Order||Aaron Packard||Episode: "Old Friends"|
|1994||The Cosby Mysteries||Officer Mike Principe||Episode: "Self Defense"|
|1995||The Great Defender||Clark||Episode: "Twelve Angry Men"|
|1995||New York News||N/A||Episode: "A Question of Truth"|
|1995||Space: Above and Beyond||Questioner||Episode: "Eyes"|
|1995||Dead by Sunset||Det. John Raines||Episode #1.2|
|1996||The Burning Zone||Mr. Davis||Episode: "Night Flight"|
|1996||Viper||N/A||Episode: "Diamond in the Rough"|
|1996||Gone in the Night||Richard M. Daley||Television film|
|1997||The Practice||A.D.A. Walt Frazier||Episode: "Trial and Error"|
|1997||Law & Order||Lt. Stu Miller||2 episodes|
|1997||The Pretender||U.S. Marshal Bob Garrison||Episode: "Unhappy Landings"|
|1997||Diagnosis Murder||Kurt Vaughn||Episode: "The Murder of Mark Sloan"|
|1997||Night Man||Mr. Krueger||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1997||Total Security||Charlie Kiplinger||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1997||The Visitor||Warden Burke||Episode: "Caged"|
|1998||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||FBI Agent #1||Episode: "Game, Set and Match"|
|1998||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Chadwick||Episode: "Honor Among Thieves"|
|1998||Chicago Hope||Chuck Lutsky||Episode: "Deliverance"|
|1998||Vengeance Unlimited||Officer Carl Witherspoon||Episode: "Justice"|
|1998||Brimstone||Det. Charlie Hirrsh||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1998||Touched by an Angel||Carl||Episode: "An Angel on the Roof"|
|1999||The '60s||Tom Gryzbowski||Television film|
|1999||Millennium Man||Lt. Col. Brody||Television film|
|1999||Seven Days||Pierce Nolland||Episode: "Parkergeist"|
|1999||ER||Mr. Stehly||Episode: "Last Rites"|
|2000||Profiler||Mike Caldare||Episode: "Random Act"|
|2000||Walker, Texas Ranger||Bart Slocum||Episode: "The Bachelor Party"|
|2000||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Xander's Father||Episode: "Restless"|
|2000||Bull||Frank Durski||Episode: "White Knight"|
|2000||Strong Medicine||Edward Duke||Episode: "Dependency"|
|2001||Nash Bridges||Jerry Stevens||Episode: "Bear Trap"|
|2001||Boston Public||Mr. Pierce||Episode: "Chapter Ten"|
|2001||The Fugitive||Detective DeVries||Episode: "Sea Change"|
|2001||The Invisible Man||Malachi Royce||Episode: "Father Figure"|
|2001||Warden of Red Rock||Henry Masters||Television film|
|2002||Crossing Jordan||John Morrissey||Episode: "One Twelve"|
|2003||Tremors||Gene Fallon||Episode: "Ghost Dance"|
|2003||The Division||Bob Willets||Episode: "Acts of Betrayal"|
|2004||Cold Case||Charlie Rinzler||Episode: "Volunteers"|
|2005||Without a Trace||Detective Roberts||Episode: "Lone Star"|
|2005–06||Deadwood||Steve Fields||12 episodes|
|2006||Vanished||Robert Rubia / Roberta Rubia||3 episodes|
|2007||Lincoln Heights||SWAT Commander||Episode: "Spree"|
|2007||Smith||Stu Binder||Episode: "Seven"|
|2007||The Unit||Crew Chief||Episode: "M.P.s"|
|2007||Life||John Garrity||2 episodes|
|2007||K-Ville||Burt Reynolds||Episode: "Flood, Wind, and Fire"|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Pat Mannan||Episode: "3rd Life"|
|2008||Raising the Bar||Detective Robert Dougherty||2 episodes|
|2008||Saving Grace||Jerry Carver||Episode: "It's Better When I Can See You"|
|2009||Numb3rs||U.S. Marshal||Episode: "Shadow Markets"|
|2009||Lie to Me||Elliot Greene||Episode: "Lack of Candor"|
|2010||Persons Unknown||Sam Edick||7 episodes|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||LAPD Detective Frank Scarli||Episode: "Human Traffic"|
|2010–11||The Defenders||Sergeant Smith||2 episodes|
|2011–12||Weeds||Det. Mitch Ouellette||13 episodes|
|2012–13||Vegas||Leo Farwood||3 episodes|
|2013–2016, 2018||Orange Is the New Black||Sam Healy||43 episodes|
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2015–16)
|2014||True Detective||Steve Geraci||4 episodes|
|2015||Suits||Joe Henderson||2 episodes|
|2016||Chicago Med||Dr. Ron Unger||Episode: "Intervention"|
|2017||Lethal Weapon||Mike Ramos||Episode: "Unnecessary Roughness"|
|2017||Kevin (Probably) Saves the World||Karl Gilmore||Episode: "Listen Up"|
|2018||Unsolved||Lieutenant Paul Larson||5 Episodes|
|2019||Project Blue Book||General Hoyt Vandenberg|||
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Darth Marr|
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- "My Son's Athleticism - The INNdustry with Sister Rose: Michael Harney Pt. 10". The IN Network.
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