Michael Kelly (actor)

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Michael Kelly
Kelly in February 2011
Michael Joseph Kelly, Jr.

(1969-05-22) May 22, 1969 (age 50)
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1994–present
Karyn Kelly (m. 2005)

Michael Joseph Kelly, Jr. (born May 22, 1969) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Doug Stamper in House of Cards, as well as for roles in films such as Changeling, Dawn of the Dead, The Adjustment Bureau, Chronicle, Now You See Me, and Everest. He also appeared in the television miniseries Generation Kill, six episodes of The Sopranos as Agent Ron Goddard,[1] the Criminal Minds spin-off series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, and as Dr. Edgar Dumbarton in Taboo. Kelly also currently stars in a TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles-created Supercuts commercial campaign which debuted on July 9, 2019.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the son of Maureen and Michael Kelly.[4] His father is of Irish descent, and his mother is of Italian ancestry.[5][6] He has one brother, Andrew, and two sisters, Shannon and Casey. He graduated from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia. He then attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.

Personal life[edit]

Kelly resides in New York City. He and his wife Karyn married in 2005, and they have two children.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Origin of the Species Fisher
1998 River Red Frankie
1999 Man on the Moon Michael Kaufman
2000 Unbreakable Doctor Dubin
2004 Dawn of the Dead CJ
2005 Loggerheads George
2005 Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Rocco Direct-to-DVD
2006 Out There Mitchell
2006 Invincible Pete
2007 Broken English Guy
2007 Zoe's Day Dad
2007 Tooth & Nail Viper
2008 Changeling Detective Lester Ybarra
2008 The Narrows Danny
2008 Tenderness Gary
2009 Law Abiding Citizen Bray
2009 The Afterlight Andrew
2009 Defendor Paul Carter
2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? Vincent
2010 Nice Tie, Italiano! The American Short film
2010 Fair Game Jack
2011 The Adjustment Bureau Charlie Traynor
2012 Chronicle Richard Detmer
2013 Now You See Me Agent Fuller
2013 Man of Steel Steve Lombard
2015 Everest Jon Krakauer
2015 Secret in Their Eyes Reginald Siefert
2016 Viral Michael Drakeford
2018 All Square John Producer


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Gym Manager Episode: "A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story"
2000–01 Level 9 Wilbert 'Tibbs' Thibodeaux 12 episodes
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Vet Tech Barry Episode: "Slaves"
2001 Third Watch Chip Waller Episode: "The Relay"
2002 The Shield Sean Taylor Episode: "Dragonchasers"
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mark Episode: "Disappearing Acts"
2002 Law & Order Douglas Karell Episode: "Asterisk"
2003 Judging Amy Jack Barrett Episode: "Just Say Oops"
2003 E.D.N.Y. Anderson Unsold TV pilot
2004 The Jury Keen Dwyer Episode "Last Rites"
2005 Kojak Detective Bobby Crocker 9 episodes
2006–07 The Sopranos Agent Ron Goddard 6 episodes
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Luke Dixon Episode: "Confrontation"
2007 CSI: Miami Lucas Wade Episode: "Born to Kill"
2008 Law & Order Gary Talbot Episode: "Falling"
2008 Generation Kill Capt. Bryan Patterson 7 episodes
2008 Fringe John Mosley Episode: "The Arrival"
2009 Washingtonienne Paul Movius Unsold TV pilot
2010 Criminal Minds Jonathan "Prophet" Sims Episode: "The Fight"
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Terrence Brooks Episode: "Boots on the Ground"
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Jonathan "Prophet" Sims 13 episodes
2011 The Good Wife Mickey Gunn 2 episodes
2011–13 Person of Interest Mark Snow 7 episodes
2013–18 House of Cards Douglas "Doug" Stamper 73 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2015–17,19)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2015–16)
2016 Black Mirror Arquette Episode: "Men Against Fire"
2017 Taboo Dr. Edgar Dumbarton 7 episodes
2017 The Long Road Home Gary Volesky 6 episodes
2019 Jack Ryan Mike November Main role (Season 2)


  1. ^ "Michael Kelly". Biography. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ Zanger, Doug. "This House of Cards Star’s Deadpan Delivery Makes Him the Perfect (Bald) Spokesperson for Supercuts," Adweek, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Retrieved September 28, 2019
  3. ^ Diaz, Ann-Christine. "(Bald) Actor Michael Kelly Resents People with Hair in Supercuts Brand Campaign," Ad Age, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Retrieved September 28, 2019
  4. ^ "Michael Kelly Biography (1968-)". Filmreference.com. 1968-05-22. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  5. ^ "House of Cards star Michael Kelly reveals his Irish ancestry | Goss.ie | First for Irish celebrity news". Goss.ie. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  6. ^ "Michael Kelly on Twitter: "@Shaneleno @modekelly she is 100% Italian and Dad is 100% Irish. God bless em both. I love my folks!"". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  7. ^ Shattuck, Kathryn (2 June 2017). "How Michael Kelly, Actor on 'House of Cards,' Spends His Sundays". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 June 2017.

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