Michael Malarkey

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Michael Malarkey
Michael Malarkey.jpg
Malarkey in 2015
Born (1983-06-21) 21 June 1983 (age 36)
NationalityBritish, American
OccupationActor, singer songwriter
Years active2009–present
Known forEnzo on The Vampire Diaries
Spouse(s)
Nadine Lewington (m. 2009)
Children1

Michael Malarkey (born 21 June 1983)[citation needed] is a British-American actor and musician. He is best known for playing the role of Enzo in the series The Vampire Diaries.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Malarkey was born to an Irish American father and a British mother of Arab and Italian origin. The family settled down in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He is the oldest of three brothers. In 2006, Malarkey travelled to London, England to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Malarkey is married to Nadine Lewington, an English actress, with whom he has one child.

Career[edit]

Malarkey had his beginnings on the London stage appearing in various theatre productions including lead roles in Spring Storm by Tennessee Williams and Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O'Neill at Royal National Theatre, an adaptation of The Great Gatsby in the role of Jay Gatsby and in the Original London Company of Million Dollar Quartet in the role of singer Elvis Presley.[3][4]

Malarkey also appeared in several film and television projects including shorts Good Morning Rachel (2009) and Ghost in the Machine (2012) as well as in recurring roles in series' Raw for Rte and Mr. Sloane with Nick Frost before landing the role of Lorenzo "Enzo" St. John in season 5 of the television series The Vampire Diaries as a recurring character. After gaining popularity with the viewing public, Malarkey's role was upgraded to a series regular starting in Season 6 and through the end of Season 8.[2]

In 2017 he appeared as "Dizel" in Jean-Claude Van Johnson for Amazon Video, as "Sam Foster" in The Oath for Crackle and as "Cinch Barton" in film A Violent Separation. He released his debut full-length record, Mongrels on 8 September 2017 accompanied by music videos for singles Uncomfortably Numb and Mongrels.

Malarkey currently plays the role of "Captain Michael Quinn" in Project Blue Book for The History Channel.

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Good Morning Rachel Peter Short film
2012 Ghost in the Machine Cowboy Short film
2013 Impirioso Bruno
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Curiosity Milton Long Episode: "What Sank Titanic?"
2012 Dark Matters: Twisted But True N/A 2 episodes
2013 Raw Anthony 4 episodes
2013 The Selection Prince Maxon Unsuccessful The CW pilot
2013–2017 The Vampire Diaries Lorenzo St. John Recurring role (season 5); main role (seasons 6–8)
2017 Jean-Claude Van Johnson Dizel 1 episode
2017 Slavi's Show Himself Talk show
2018 The Oath Sam Foster Recurring role
2019 Project Blue Book Captain Michael Quinn [5]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Havel/Dwarf/Herald's Rest Patron (voices)

Theatre[edit]

  • 2009: Inches Apart as Lee (Theatre 503, London – Winner of Theatre 503/Old Vic New Voices Award) [6]
  • 2010: Spring Storm as Arthur (The National Theatre, London)[7]
  • 2010: Beyond the Horizon as Robert (The National Theatre, London)[8]
  • 2011: Million Dollar Quartet (musical) as Elvis Presley (Original London Company – Noël Coward Theatre, West End)[9]
  • 2012: The Intervention as Jed (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh)
  • 2012: The Great Gatsby as Jay Gatsby (Wilton's Music Hall, London)[10]

Discography[edit]

EP
Songs
  • "The Bells Still Ring" [13]
  • "Scars"
Studio
  • "Mongrels" 2017 [14]
  • ”Captain Solitaire” 2018 [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "Michael Malarkey Joins The Vampire Diaries, Madeline Brewer In Hemlock Grove – Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b Crystal Bell. "The Vampire Diaries Season 6 — Michael Malarkey Gets Promoted to Series Regular". Wetpaint. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Michael Malarkey Brings Elvis to the West End in Million Dollar Quartet". Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  4. ^ Ray Bennett. "Million Dollar Quartet: Theater Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (8 December 2017). "'Blue Book': Michael Malarkey Joins Robert Zemeckis-Produced UFO Series At History". Deadline.com. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  6. ^ Alistair Smith (19 April 2009). "Inches Apart wins Old Vic New Voices Award". The Stage.
  7. ^ Michael Billington. "Beyond the Horizon / Spring Storm". the Guardian.
  8. ^ "Beyond the Horizon; Spring Storm at the National Theatre, review". Telegraph.co.uk. 8 April 2010.
  9. ^ Michael Billington. "Million Dollar Quartet – review". the Guardian.
  10. ^ "The Great Gatsby, Wilton's – review". Evening Standard. 27 April 2012.
  11. ^ "iTunes – Music – Feed the Flames EP by Michael Malarkey". iTunes. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  12. ^ "iTunes – Music – Knots EP by Michael Malarkey". iTunes. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  13. ^ Kayti Burt. "Vampire Diaries Star Michael Malarkey (Enzo) Can Sing — Prepare to Swoon!". Wetpaint. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  14. ^ http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/michael_malarkey_mongrels_album_stream. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrV97hGBAxcLAIA0Xh0g81Q;_ylu=X3oDMTByYnR1Zmd1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--/RV=2/RE=1544320198/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fm.youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dD68MffAZA6M/RK=2/RS=W5_bgBjZFBlLSdyaz1bZV4UGGxM-. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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