Michael Irby

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Michael Irby
Michael Irby by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Irby at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Michael Clinton Irby
(1972-11-16) November 16, 1972 (age 45)
Palm Springs, California, USA
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Susan Matus
Children 1

Michael Clinton Irby (born November 16, 1972) is an American film and television actor. He is known for portraying Sergeant First Class Charles Grey in The Unit.

Early life and education[edit]

Irby was born in Palm Springs,[1] California and grew up in Cabazon, California,[2] the son of Ernie and Cindy Irby. He is of mixed Mexican-American and African-American heritage and has two brothers, Jason and Ernest III.[3]

With a lifelong love for soccer, he played in Europe as part of Team USA before he was forced to give it up due to injury.

Following the end of his soccer career, he attended College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California and Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. His drama professor encouraged him to pursue a career in theater at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York City.

Personal life[edit]

Irby is married to Susan Matus, whom he met while studying in New York. They have a son named Adison James Bear Irby.[4]



  1. ^ "Biography for Michael Irby". TV Guide. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  2. ^ "Biography for Michael Irby". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Oops! | Page Not Found | NBC". NBC. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  4. ^ Bryan, Becca (3 January 2010). "A Different Kind of Unit Wife-Susan Matus". BeccaBOnline. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 

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