Michael McMillian

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Michael McMillian
Michael McMillian 2013 Comic Con.jpg
McMillian at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International
Born (1978-10-21) October 21, 1978 (age 42)
EducationCarnegie Mellon University (BFA)
OccupationActor, writer
Years active1999–present

Michael McMillian (born October 21, 1978) is an American actor and writer, known for his roles as Henry Gibson on What I Like About You, Steve Newlin on the HBO series True Blood, Owen on Hot in Cleveland and Tim in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. McMillian is also the creator and writer of a comic book, Lucid.

Early years[edit]

McMillian was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and grew up in Olathe, Kansas, attending Blue Valley Northwest High School through his second year. In 1995, McMillian transferred to Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied acting, playwriting and screenwriting.[1] He attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he was signed by an agent after a senior class showcase.[2]


McMillian in 2010

McMillian has acted in films and television shows and has contributed voice work to a number of video games. He garnered attention for his starring role in the independent film Dorian Blues, playing a young man struggling with his family's reaction to his coming out. He played Greg in the original pilot episode of Luis, but gave up the series in favor of making his then-recurring What I Like About You character, Henry Gibson, a regular. McMillian penned an episode during the third season of What I Like About You. He played the role of Harper in the TNT's Saved. His most recent film role was in Imagine That.

In 2009, McMillian wrote and created the magic-themed comic book mini-series, Lucid, for Before the Door Pictures and Archaia Studios Press. He is also co-writer of the second True Blood comic book series produced by IDW publishing and HBO. In 2010, he appeared opposite star Hilary Duff in the TV movie Beauty & the Briefcase, based on the novel Diary of a Working Girl by Daniella Brodsky.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance Kelly O'Rourke Short
2004 Dorian Blues Dorian Lagatos
2007 The Hills Have Eyes 2 PFC David 'Napoleon' Napoli
2008 Dimples Henry
2009 Imagine That Brock Pressman
2009 Glock Smith & Wesson Short
2010 Half-Dragon Sanchez Michael Brandtley
2011 Happy Hour Greg Short
2013 Banshee Chapter James Hirsch
2016 The Tiger Hunter Winston
2016 Man Rots from the Head Sheldon Short
2017 The Arrival Arthur Short


Year Title Role Notes
2002 8 Simple Rules Guy Episode: "Son-in-Law"
2002 Firefly Young Hopeful Episode: "Shindig"
2003 Miracles Kevin Kettridge Episode: "The Ghost"
2003–2005 What I Like About You Henry Gibson Recurring role (season 1), main (season 2), guest (season 3)
2004 Men of Valor Hess (voice) Video game
2004 Fight Club Angel Face Ricky (voice) Video game
2005 SWAT 4 Male Hostage #1 / Phone Caller #1 (voice) Video game
2005 Veronica Mars Pete Comiscky Episode: "Weapons of Class Destruction"
2005 Without a Trace Paul Cartwright Episode: "Lost Time"
2005 Marsha Potter Gets a Life TV film
2006 Big Love Chad Episode: "A Barbecue for Betty"
2006 Saved Harper Sims Main role
2007 Scrubs Patrick Episode: "My Conventional Wisdom"
2008 Small Town News Daniel TV film
2008–2014 True Blood Steve Newlin Recurring role (season 1), Main (season 2, 5–6), Special Guest (Seasons 3-4, 7)
2009 The Mentalist Drew Abner Episode: "Red Scare"
2009 Rockville CA Brett Episodes: "Are You Single", "Brett", "Lost in the Supermarket", "Yes, Yes, No, Yes"
2010 Beauty & the Briefcase Tom Reinhart TV film
2010 The Whole Truth Walter Williams Episode: "Judicial Discretion"
2010 The Further Adventures of Edmund and Pablo James TV short
2011 CSI: NY Neal Cooper Episode: "Party Down"
2011 Futurestates Dr. Slate Episode: "Beholder"
2011 Love Bites Episode: "Keep on Truckin'"
2011–2015 Hot in Cleveland Owen Recurring role (seasons 2–6)
2012 House of Lies Paul Episode: "Utah"
2012 Emily Owens, M.D. Blake Episode: "Emily and... the Good and the Bad"
2013 Gangster Vegas Various (voice) Video game
2015 Major Crimes Les Dickerhoof Episode: "Reality Check"
2015–16 Silicon Valley Aaron 'Double A' Anderson Episodes: "Homicide", "Bachmanity Insanity"
2015–2019 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Tim Recurring role
2016 Shameless Tyler Episodes: "Going Once, Going Twice", "Refugees"
2016 Hawaii Five-0 Chris Dalton Episode: "Waiwai"
2016 NCIS David Kemmons Episode: "Love Boat"
2017 Micah the Asshole Ghost James TV film
2018 NCIS: Los Angeles Donald Jenkins Episode: "Reentry"


  1. ^ Christopher, Jr., Hearne (March 21, 2007). "Star in "Hills Have Eyes II" sees better things ahead". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved March 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Butler, Robert W. (March 18, 2007). "Olathe native moves into movies". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved March 23, 2007.

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