|Born||Michael Søren Madsen
September 25, 1958
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Other names||Maykl Madsen, The Mafia Man|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director, writer, poet, photographer|
Georganne LaPiere (m. 1978; div.)
|Partner(s)||DeAnna Madsen (1996–present)|
|Children||5 sons, including Christian|
|Relatives||Virginia Madsen (sister)|
Michael Søren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American actor, poet and photographer. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino, appearing in Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, and The Hateful Eight. He has appeared in over 150 films and is also known for his roles in Thelma & Louise, Wyatt Earp, Free Willy, Donnie Brasco, Species, and Sin City. Madsen has guest starred in numerous TV series and is also credited with voice work in several video games, including Grand Theft Auto III, True Crime: Streets of L.A., Dishonored 2, DRIV3R, The Walking Dead: Season Two, Dishonored and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Madsen was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Elaine Madsen (née Elaine Loretta Melson), a filmmaker and author, and Calvin Madsen, a firefighter. His parents divorced in the 1960s, and his mother left a career in finance to pursue a career in the arts, encouraged by film critic Roger Ebert. His siblings are Cheryl Madsen, an entrepreneur, and Academy Award-nominated actress Virginia Madsen. Madsen's paternal grandparents were Danish and his mother is of English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Native American ancestry.
In 1982, Madsen was cast by Edward McDougal for the lead in an independent film, Against All Hope, his first movie. He then played a small role in the studio picture WarGames in 1983. That same year, he appeared in a bit part in Edward Zwick's 1983 television movie Special Bulletin. Soon after, Madsen was cast as a psychopathic gunman who took Mary Beth hostage in the Cagney and Lacey episode "Heat", which aired October 22, 1984. He moved to Los Angeles and appeared in other films, including as arrogant baseball player Bump Bailey in The Natural (1984), a deranged killer in Kill Me Again (1989), and as the tough but touching boyfriend of Susan Sarandon in Thelma & Louise (1991).
Then came a memorable role as the razor-wielding, sadistic ex-con and jewel thief "Mr. Blonde" in the bloody Quentin Tarantino crime story Reservoir Dogs. The film brought Madsen attention among critics and fans.
Madsen was then cast in a variety of major studio films, including Free Willy, Mulholland Falls, Wyatt Earp, Species and with Johnny Depp and Al Pacino in the critically acclaimed Donnie Brasco. He was unable to play the role of Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction as he couldn't get out of rehearsals for Wyatt Earp, which he had just decided to do. The role instead went to John Travolta, relaunching his career.
Since the mid-1990s, Madsen has appeared in lower-budget films released directly to video or television. Notable exceptions include his featured role in Tarantino's Kill Bill, in the James Bond adventure Die Another Day and in the film version of the Frank Miller graphic novel Sin City. He appeared in Scary Movie 4 in 2006 parodying Tim Robbins's character from War of the Worlds. He was also in the film 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out in 2003.
In 2004, Tarantino discussed an idea for a movie starring Madsen and John Travolta as the The Vega Brothers. The film would have seen Madsen and Travolta reprising their roles as Vic (Mr. Blonde) from Reservoir Dogs and Vincent from Pulp Fiction. However, in 2007, because of the age of the actors and the onscreen deaths of both characters, Tarantino said the project (which he intended to call Double V Vega) was "kind of unlikely now".
In 2008, Madsen had a starring role as "The Gent" in Hell Ride, written and directed by Larry Bishop and executive produced by Tarantino.
Madsen has been in television series, including the short-lived Vengeance Unlimited and as "Don Everest" in the poker-themed ESPN series Tilt. He was in Michael Jackson's 2001 music video "You Rock My World" and has provided voice work for several video games, including Grand Theft Auto III, True Crime: Streets of L.A. and DRIV3R. He provided voice work for the movie version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as Maugrim the wolf, captain of the White Witch's secret police.
He also provides narration for Animal Planet and is heard in the PlayStation 2 game Yakuza, where he voices the role of Futo Shimano, the violent and unforgiving leader of a Yakuza family. Madsen played Sam Spade in Yuri Rasovsky's Grammy-nominated sonic dramatization of The Maltese Falcon, which also features Sandra Oh and Edward Herrmann.
In September 2009, he filmed the comedy feature Magic Boys in England and Hungary, co-starring with Vinnie Jones, directed by Robert Koltai and written by screenwriter Ivo Marloh. The film was scheduled for general release in late 2012.
On 5 January 2012, Madsen entered the Celebrity Big Brother house. He finished in 4th place in the final of Celebrity Big Brother.
In February 2014, filming in Las Vegas was completed for the movie Death in the Desert, directed by Josh Evans and starring Madsen as casino mogul Ted Binion (named Ray in the film), Shayla Beesley as Sandra Murphy (played as Kim), Binion's live-in girlfriend, and Paz de la Huerta as Kim's friend Margo. The screenplay was written by John Steppling, based on the book Death in the Desert by crime writer Cathy Scott. The film premiered at the Tucson Film Festival on October 9, 2015. Distribution was scheduled for 2016 by Osiris Entertainment.
In late 2015, Madsen collaborated once more with Quentin Tarantino in his mystery western The Hateful Eight.
In 2002, Madsen was presented an award for his work with the Shriners Hospital for Children, and he gave his casting director friend Bruno Rosato a Porsche 928. In September 2009, Madsen announced his participation in the Love Ride 26 to help raise money for local charities and those less fortunate. Love Ride began in 1981 and has included celebrities Malcolm Forbes, Peter Fonda and Larry Hagman with musical entertainment from Robbie Krieger, David Crosby, Eric Burdon, Jackson Browne, Little Feat, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen, Dwight Yoakam, the Doobie Brothers, Sammy Hagar, Justin Bieber and others. The event was to have taken place on October 25, 2009 but was canceled two weeks before the event due to poor ticket sales and a decline in sponsorship and vendor support.
Madsen has done several films with Daryl Hannah. They include Kill Bill, The Last Days of Frankie the Fly, Shannon's Rainbow, Vice, Eldorado, as well as the film Garbage, in which they play friends called Daryl and Michael. Hannah took part in the 2007 fictional documentary Being Michael Madsen.
Madsen has been writing since the early 1990s. Madsen began his writing on match books, napkins and hotel stationery in between his time working on movie sets and traveling around the world. In 2005, 13 Hands Publications compiled all of his poetry and released The Complete Poetic Works of Michael Madsen, Vol I: 1995–2005. The original books released were Beer, Blood and Ashes (1995), Eat the Worm (1995), Burning in Paradise (1998), and the now out-of-print A Blessing of the Hounds (2002), 46 Down; A Book of Dreams and Other Ramblings (2004) and When Pets Kill (2005).
Madsen's friend and fellow actor Dennis Hopper described his poetry as a throwback to the Beat Generation: "I like him better than Kerouac: raunchier, more poignant, he's got street language, images I can relate to, blows my mind with his drifts of gut-wrenching riffs; this actor is a poet and he is cool, of course, he is Michael Madsen." Madsen has noted influences for his style of poetry as being Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski.
In 2008, Madsen was invited and appeared in Norway for the Norwegian translation and release of Burning In Paradise. In November 2010, he was the guest of honor for his poetry at the Crossing Border Festival at The Hague.
Another book of poetry, American Badass, was released on September 25, 2009. Madsen dedicated the book to the memory of his friend and Kill Bill co-star David Carradine.
His latest book, Expecting Rain, was released in October 2013 with an introduction by Jerry Hopkins.
Madsen is also an accomplished photographer. In 2006, he released his first book of photography entitled Signs of Life, published by 13 Hands Publications, which also contains new selections of his poetry. He dedicated the book to the memory of his friend and fellow actor Chris Penn, who starred with Madsen in Reservoir Dogs and Mulholland Falls.
- Won Independent Firecracker Award for his book of poetry "Burning In Paradise" (1998).
- Red Hen Press awarded Madsen with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his Complete Poetic Works in 2006.
- September 20, 2007 won "Best Actor" award at the 23rd Annual Boston Film Festival for his role as Sean Kelleher in Strength and Honour.
- Madsen won the 9th Annual Malibu International Film Festival award on April 6, 2008.
- Madsen won "Best Supporting Actor" (from movie Along the Roadside) at the IFS Film Festival in Beverly Hills in March 2013.
|1982||Against All Hope||Cecil Moe||Edward T. McDougal|
|1983||WarGames||Lt. Steve Phelps||John Badham|
|Diner||Boogie||Barry Levinson||TV short|
|Special Bulletin||Jimmy Lenox||Edward Zwick||TV movie|
|St. Elsewhere||Mike O'Connor||Mark Tinker & Bruce Paltrow||TV series (2 episodes)|
|1984||Racing with the Moon||Frank||Richard Benjamin|
|The Natural||Bartholomew "Bump" Bailey||Barry Levinson|
|Cagney & Lacey||Boyd Evans Strout||Karen Arthur||TV series (1 episode)|
|Miami Vice||Sally Alvarado||Bobby Roth||TV series (1 episode)|
|1985||The Hitchhiker||John Hampton||Christopher Leitch||TV series (1 episode)|
|Our Family Honor||Augie Danzig||Several||TV series (13 episodes)|
|1986||Crime Story||Johnny Fosse||Leon Ichaso||TV series (2 episodes)|
|1987||The Killing Time||Stu||Rick King|
|Shadows in the Storm||Earl||Terrell Tannen|
|War and Remembrance||Lt. "Foof" Turhall||Dan Curtis||TV miniseries|
|1989||Blood Red||Enzio||Peter Masterson|
|Kill Me Again||Vince Miller||John Dahl|
|Almost Grown||Walter Zmuida||Stephen Cragg||TV series (1 episode)|
|Tour of Duty||Sergeant Greg Block||Stephen L. Posey||TV series (1 episode)|
|Jake and the Fatman||Chase||Jackie Cooper||TV series (1 episode)|
|Quantum Leap||Blue||James Whitmore, Jr.||TV series (1 episode)|
|1990||The End of Innocence||Earl||Dyan Cannon|
|Montana||Pierce||William A. Graham||TV movie|
|The Outsiders||Mick Jenkins||Michael Toshiyuki Uno||TV series (1 episode)|
|1991||The Doors||Tom Baker||Oliver Stone|
|Thelma & Louise||Jimmy Lennox||Ridley Scott|
|Gabriel's Fire||Stan Frankel||James A. Contner||TV series (1 episode)|
|1992||Reservoir Dogs||Mr. Blonde / Vic Vega||Quentin Tarantino|
|Straight Talk||Steve||Barnet Kellman|
|Inside Edge||Richard Montana||Warren Clarke & William Tannen|
|Fatal Instinct||Cliff Burden||John Dirlam|
|Baby Snatcher||Cal Hudson||Joyce Chopra||TV movie|
|1993||Trouble Bound||Harry Talbot||Jeffrey Reiner|
|Beyond the Law||Blood||Larry Ferguson|
|Free Willy||Glen Greenwood||Simon Wincer|
|Money for Nothing||Detective Laurenzi||Ramón Menéndez|
|A House in the Hills||Mickey||Ken Wiederhorn|
|1994||The Getaway||Rudy Travis||Roger Donaldson|
|Final Combination||Detective Matt Dickson||Nigel Dick|
|Wyatt Earp||Virgil Earp||Lawrence Kasdan|
|Season of Change||Randy Parker||Robin P. Murray|
|Blue Tiger||Gun Salesman||Norberto Barba||Cameo|
|1995||Species||Preston "Press" Lennox||Roger Donaldson|
|Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home||Glen Greenwood||Dwight H. Little|
|Red Line||Mr. Lawrence||John M. Sjogren|
|Man with a Gun||John Wilbur Hardin||David Wyles|
|1996||Mulholland Falls||Eddie Hall||Lee Tamahori|
|The Winner||Wolf||Alex Cox|
|The Last Days of Frankie the Fly||Sal||Peter Markle|
|Almost Blue||Morris Poole||Keoni Waxman|
|1997||Donnie Brasco||Sonny Black||Mike Newell|
|The Maker||Skarney||Tim Hunter|
|Executive Target||Nick James||Joseph Merhi|
|The Girl Gets Moe||Donnelly||James Bruce|
|Catherine's Grove||Joe Mason||Rick King|
|1998||Species II||Preston "Press" Lennox||Peter Medak|
|Surface to Air||Gunnery Sergeant Zach Massin||Rodney McDonald|
|Papertrail||Agent Brad Abraham||Damian Lee|
|Detour||Burl Rogers||Joey Travolta|
|Fait Accompli||Frank Barlow||Andrzej Sekuła|
|Rough Draft||Haynes||Joshua Wallace|
|The Sender||Dallas Grayson||Richard Pepin|
|1998-99||Vengeance Unlimited||Mr. Chapel||Several||TV series (15 episodes)|
|1999||The Florentine||Whitey||Nick Stagliano|
|Flat Out||Gene||John M. Sjogren|
|Ballad of the Nightingale||Guy Greville-Morris|
|Supreme Sanction||Dalton||John Terlesky||TV movie|
|2000||The Alternate||Agent Jack Briggs||Sam Firstenberg|
|Luck of the Draw||Zippo||Luca Bercovici|
|The Price of Air||Mr. Ball||Josh Evans|
|The Thief & the Stripper||Jimmie D.||L.P. Brown III & John M. Sjogren|
|Ides of March||Uncle||Darren Doane|
|The Stray||Ben||Kevin Mock|
|Bad Guys||Jay Peters||Bryan Genesse|
|The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence||Joe||Brad Turner||TV movie|
|Sacrifice||Tyler Pierce||Mark L. Lester||TV movie|
|High Noon||Frank Miller||Rod Hardy||TV movie|
|2001||Fall||Jeremy Banes||Daniel Baldwin|
|The Ghost||Dan Olinghouse||Douglas Jackson|
|Choke||Will||John M. Sjogren|
|42K||Narrator||Ken Daurio & Darren Doane|
|Pressure Point||Jed Griffin||Eric Weston|
|L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve||Lt. Alexander||Ed Anders|
|Extreme Honor||Sparks||Steven Rush|
|You Rock My World||Thug||Paul Hunter||Video clip|
|Grand Theft Auto III||Toni Cipriani||Navid Khonsari||Voice
|Big Apple||Terry Maddock||Several||TV series (8 episodes)|
|2001-05||Animal Precinct||Narrator||Several||TV series|
|2002||Die Another Day||Damian Falco||Lee Tamahori|
|The Real Deal||Baker Jacks||Tom Burruss|
|Welcome to America||Agent Leon Fogel||Rish Mustaine & John M. Sjogren|
|2003||Kill Bill: Vol. 1||Budd||Quentin Tarantino||Nominated - Awards Circuit Community Awards for Best Cast Ensemble|
|Pauly Shore Is Dead||Himself||Pauly Shore|
|My Boss's Daughter||T.J.||David Zucker|
|Vampires Anonymous||Geno||Michael Keller|
|Where's Angelo ?||Producer||Harris Goldberg & Scott Dorel||Short|
|44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out||Detective Frank McGregor||Yves Simoneau||TV movie|
|True Crime: Streets of LA||Don Rafferty||Video game voice over|
|2004||Kill Bill: Vol. 2||Budd||Quentin Tarantino||Italian Online Movie Award for Best Cast|
|Blueberry||Wallace Sebastian Blount||Jan Kounen|
|Smatyvay udochki||Boss||Oleg Stepchenko|
|Frankenstein||Detective Harker||Marcus Nispel||TV movie|
|Driver 3||John Tanner||Maurice Suckling||Video game voice over|
|2005||Sin City||Det. Bob||Frank Miller,
|Nominated - Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated - Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated - Gold Derby Film Award for Ensemble Cast
|The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe||Maugrim||Andrew Adamson|
|Chasing Ghosts||Kevin Harrison||Kyle Dean Jackson|
|L.A. Dicks||Steven Miller||Dean Alioto|
|Muzhskoy sezon. Barkhatnaya revolyutsiya||The American||Oleg Stepchenko|
|Yakuza||Shimano||Hase Seishū||Video game voice over|
|Narc||Jack Forzenski||Mark Angeli & Art Currim||Video game voice over|
|Tilt||Don "The Matador" Everest||Several||TV series (9 episodes)|
|2006||Scary Movie 4||Oliver||David Zucker|
|The Last Drop||Col. J.T. Colt||Colin Teague|
|Hoboken Hollow||J.T. Goldman||Glen Stephens|
|All In||Seal||Nick Vallelonga|
|Canes||Guillermo List||Micheal Bafaro|
|UKM: The Ultimate Killing Machine||Major Blevins||David Mitchell|
|Reservoir Dogs||Mr. Blonde / Vic Vega||Video game voice over|
|2007||Strength and Honour||Sean Kelleher||Mark Mahon||Boston Film Festival - Best Actor
New York International Independent Film and Video Festival - Best Actor
Mount Shasta International Film Festival - Best Actor in a Feature
|Boarding Gate||Miles Rennberg||Olivier Assayas|
|Living & Dying||Agent Lind||Jon Keeyes|
|Afghan Knights||Cooper||Allan Harmon|
|Tooth and Nail||Jackal||Mark Young|
|Cosmic Radio||Senator Atwood||Stephen Savage|
|Croc||Croc Hawkins||Stewart Raffill||TV movie|
|Crash and Burn||Vincent Scaillo||Russell Mulcahy||TV movie|
|2008||Hell Ride||The Gent||Larry Bishop|
|House||Tin Man||Robby Henson|
|Last Hour||Monk||Pascal Caubet|
|Vice||Max Walker||Raul Inglis|
|Break||The Associate||Marc Clebanoff|
|Eyes Front||Darren Doane|
|No Bad Days||Lester||David Murphy|
|45 R.P.M.||Major Baxter||Dave Schultz|
|Deep Winter||Dean||Mikey Hilb|
|2009||Shannon's Rainbow||Dave Blair||Frank E. Johnson|
|Green Lantern: First Flight||Kilowog||Lauren Montgomery|
|You Might as Well Live||Clinton Manitoba||Simon Ennis|
|The Bleeding||Father Roy||Charlie Picerni|
|Serbian Scars||Dreq||Brent Huff|
|Lost in the Woods||Stuart Bunka||Jim Wynorski|
|Dead Man Running||Kal McNeil||Darren Doane|
|Clear Lake, WI||The Reverend||Brian Ide|
|A Way with Murder||Vick Donovan||Dan Neira|
|Road of No Return||J. Marcone||Parviz Saghizadeh|
|Hired Gun||Dan Moeller||Brad Jurjens|
|Put||The Commander||Vladimir Pasichnik|
|Christmas Crash||Joseph Johnson||Terry Ingram|
|Creepshow Raw : Insomnia||Barry||Wilmer Valderrama||Short|
|2010||The Killing Jar||Doe||Mark Young|
|Let the Game Begin||Dr. Turner||Amit Gupta|
|The Big I Am||Martell||Nic Auerbach|
|Terror Trap||Carter||Dan Garcia|
|The Brazen Bull||The Man||Douglas Elford-Argent|
|The Portal||Dr. Azirra||Serge Rodnunsky|
|Six Days in Paradise||Rich McShane||John Vidor|
|Money to Burn||John Lawson||Roger Mende|
|Federal||Sam Gibson||Erik de Castro|
|Now Here||Leblanc||Joe Shaughnessy|
|Corruption.Gov||Senator John Mordire||Q. Manning & John M. Sjogren|
|CSI: Miami||Cooper "Coop" Daly||Rob Zombie||TV series (1 episode)|
|No Clean Break||The Associate||Marc Clebanoff||TV series (1 Episode)|
|24||Jim Ricker||Milan Cheylov & Brad Turner||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2011||Forest of the Living Dead||Lt. Brandon Ross||Shan Serafin|
|Loosies||Lt. Nick Sullivan||Michael Corrente|
|The 5th Execution||Rik||Aleksandr Yakimchuk & Elena Kovaleva|
|The Lion of Judah||Boss||Deryck Broom & Roger Hawkins|
|Amsterdam Heavy||Martin Keele||Michael Wright|
|Joshua Tree||Lou||Kris Kardash|
|A Cold Day in Hell||Marshal Stallings||Christopher Forbes|
|Not Another Not Another Movie||Lester Storm||David Murphy|
|Dirty Little Trick||Vito||Brian Skiba|
|A Matter of Justice||Leo Ibiza||Fatmir Doga|
|Desperate Endeavors||Ed||Salim Khassa|
|Ace of Spades: Bad Destiny||Draško Đurović|
|Magic Boys||Terence||Róbert Koltai & Éva Gárdos|
|Cole Younger & The Black Train||Christopher Forbes|
|Refuge from the Storm||Steve Grecco||Elias Acosta|
|Sins Expiation||Don Mancino||Carlo Fusco|
|Beyond the Trophy||Cole Lambert||Daniel J. Gillin|
|Terrible Angels||Ben Nolan||Anthony Pierce|
|Prince of the City||Ben Carlton||Roslan Hussin|
|Piranhaconda||Professor Lovegrove||Jim Wynorski||TV movie|
|As Long as You Love Me||Anthony Mandler||Video clip|
|Dishonored||Daud||Harvey Smith||Video game voice over|
|Bob's Burgers||Kevin Costner||Boo Hwan & Kyoung Hee Lim||TV series (1 episode)|
|Blue Bloods||Benjamin Walker||Alex Chapple||TV series (1 episode)|
|The Mob Doctor||Russell King||Ken Olin, Peter Weller,
|TV series (3 episodes)|
|2013||Along the Roadside||Jerry||Zoran Lisinac|
|Ashley||Bill||Dean Matthew Ronalds|
|I'm in Love with a Church Girl||Frank Harris||Steve Race|
|Day of Redemption||Lou||Emilio Roso|
|Madoff: Made Off with America||Agent Kennedy||Edmund Druilhet|
|The Sorrow||Sheriff Sawyer||Vernon E. Mortensen|
|ICE Agent||Carlos Garcia||Ray O'Neill|
|Gabrielle||Edward Sheehan||Michael Conroy|
|Nomad the Beginning||Wolf||Thomas Dixon|
|Lionhead||Walter Powell||Thomas Rennier|
|Paulie||Michael||Brian Herzlinger||TV movie|
|The Walking Dead: Season Two||William Carver||Dennis Lenart, Eric Parsons,
Sean Ainsworth, Jason Latino,
|Video game voice over
Nominated - Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game
|Mob of the Dead||Michael 'Finn' O'Leary||Corky Lehmkuhl||Video game voice over|
|Axe Cop||Baby Man||Douglas Einar Olsen||TV series (1 episode)|
|Golden Boy||Walter Clark Sr.||Karen Gaviola & Jace Alexander||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2014||The Ninth Cloud||Bob||Jane Spencer|
|Water Wars||Bane||Cirio H. Santiago & Jim Wynorski|
|2047: Sights of Death||Lobo||Alessandro Capone|
|Skoryy 'Moskva-Rossiya'||Agent||Igor Voloshin|
|Turn Around Jake||Russell O'Malley||Jared Isham|
|Black Widow||Director X||Video clip|
|Hawaii Five-0||Roy Parrish||Peter Weller||TV series (1 episode)|
|2015||The Hateful Eight||Joe Gage||Quentin Tarantino||Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble of the Year
Pending - Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated - San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated - Central Ohio Film Critics Association - Best Ensemble
Nominated - Detroit Film Critic Society - Best Ensemble
Nominated - Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting
Nominated - Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
|Magi||Lawrence Irlam||Hasan Karacadag|
|Lumberjack Man||Dr. Peter Shirtcliff||Josh Bear|
|Sacred Blood||Detective Brennan||Christopher Coppola|
|The Lost Tree||John||Brian Metcalf|
|The Whole World at Our Feet||Michael||Salamat Mukhammed-Ali|
|Hope Lost||Manol||David Petrucci|
|A Turn in the Sun||Corozco||David Von Roehm|
|Skin Traffik||The Boss||Ara Paiaya|
|No Deposit||Peter Shay||Frank D'Angelo|
|Lady Psycho Killer||Nathan Oliver|
|The Just||Mitchell||Jesse Mast||Short|
|American Dream||Sheriff||Barthélémy Grossmann||TV series (1 episode)|
|Big Time in Hollywood, FL||Harvey Scoles||Dan Schimpf & Rob Schrab||TV series (5 episodes)|
|2016||Death in the Desert||Ray Easler||Josh Evans|
TV series (10 episodes)
|Dishonored 2||Daud||Raphael Colantonio, Harvey Smith||Video game
|Vigilante Diaries||Moreau||Christian Sesma|
|The Making of the Mob: Chicago||Himself||John Ealer||TV series|
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