Michael Mulheren

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Michael Mulheren
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Mulheren at the 13th Annual Broadway Barks Benefit
OccupationFilm, Television, and stage actor
Years active1990–present

Michael Mulheren is an American actor from Middletown, New Jersey.[1]



Mulheren's Broadway debut was in 1995 in On the Waterfront, after previously appearing in the off-Broadway run of The Fantasticks in the 1980s.[2] He also appeared in the 1997 production of Broadway's The Titanic. Other Broadway credits include The Boy from Oz and La Cage aux Folles; his performance in Kiss Me, Kate earned him Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations.[3] Mulheren also appeared on Broadway in Deuce, which starred Angela Lansbury and Marian Seldes.[4]

Mulheren appeared in the Broadway run of Aaron Sorkin's The Farnsworth Invention, as well as in Matthew Lombardo's Looped. He also appeared in the rock musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark as J. Jonah Jameson. The production was directed by Julie Taymor and featured music by U2's Bono and The Edge. The show premiered in November 2010 and closed in January 2014.[5]

Mulheren has performed in several Encores! concerts, including Li'l Abner (1998), Do Re Mi (1999), and Of Thee I Sing (2006).[3] His most recent Encores! concert performance was in Damn Yankees in 2008 at the New York City Center. He co-starred along with Veanne Cox and Randy Graff.[6]

Mulheren's most recent Broadway role has been in 2016 as Mayor Dobbs in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Bright Star.[7]

Television and film[edit]

Mulheren has guest-starred on several TV shows including Royal Pains, White Collar, Rescue Me (playing Chief Perolli), Law & Order, 30 Rock, The West Wing, and Lipstick Jungle. He has also appeared in the films Fool’s Gold, Invincible, Bringing Out the Dead, and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, among others.

As of 2014, he portrays George Sibley in a recurring role on Salem.

In 2018, he had a recurring role in Daredevil as Edward Nelson, father of Foggy Nelson.



Year Title Role Notes
1991 Johnny Suede Fred Business
1996 Faithful Foreman
1997 White Fang Beauty Smith (voice) Video
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Cop in elevator
2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen? Judge Callahan
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Herb Coopersmith
2002 Ash Wednesday Detective Pulaski
2006 Invincible AC Craney
2007 The Ten Carvin "Big Buster" Waggle
2008 Fool's Gold Eddie
2010 Madso's War Danny McGrath TV Movie


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Wish You Were Here Ted Episode: "Paris"
1993 NYPD Blue Minetta's bartender 2 episodes
1999–2006 Law & Order Judge Harrison Taylor 9 episodes
1998 Mad About You Rude Man Episode: "Season Opener"
2000 Third Watch Johnson Episode: "The Lost"
2000 Third Watch Sergeant Episode: "The Tys That Bind"
2001 Ed Hal Schaefer Episode: "Opposites Distract"
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Agent Wallis Episode: "The Insider"
2002 Family Law John Montag Episode: "Ties That Bind"
2002 The West Wing Statehood Supporter Episode: "Election Night"
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Taylor Episode: "Families"
2004–2006 Rescue Me Chief Perolli 13 episodes
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Judge Harrison Taylor Episode: "Pattern of Conduct"
2006 Kidnapped Jimbo 2 episodes
2008 Lipstick Jungle Lou Peterman Episode: "Chapter Twelve - Scary, Scary Night!"
2008 Life on Mars Patrolman 2 episodes
2009 Kings Col. Mathie Shore Episode: "Javelin"
2009 30 Rock Gordan Breckman Episode: "Audition Day"
2009–2016 Royal Pains Jim Harper 6 episodes
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Drunk Passenger Episode: "The Hero"
2011–2012 Person of Interest Captain Artie Lynch 3 episodes
2012 NYC 22 Duty Officer Duffy Episode: "Firebomb"
2014–2015 Salem George Sibley 13 episodes
2014 Blue Bloods Chris Scanlon Episode: "Forgive and Forget"
2015 The Jack and Triumph Show Russ Episode: "The Commercial"
2015 Gotham Randall Hobbs Episode: "Rise of the Villains: Strike Force"
2018 NCIS: New Orleans Ron Cook Episode: "A New Dawn"
2018 Daredevil Edward Nelson 3 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
1995 On the Waterfront Truck
1997–1999 Titanic John B. Thayer
1999–2001 Kiss Me, Kate Second Man Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Nominated—Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
2003–2004 The Boy from Oz Dick Woolnough/Dee Anthony
2004–2005 La Cage aux Folles Edouard Dindon
2007 Deuce An Admirer
2007–2008 The Farnsworth Invention Leslie Gorrell
2010 Looped Steve
2011–2014 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark J. Jonah Jameson
2015-2016 Bright Star Mayor Dobbs Outer Critics Circle Award

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2003 Manhunt Cerberus member
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 Bob Crawford Sr.


  1. ^ Van Benthuysen, Gretchen C. "Local actor lands part in Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man’".Culture Klatch. Aug 20 10.
  2. ^ "The Fantasticks". Lortel Archives/Internet Off-Broadway Database.
  3. ^ a b "Michael Mulheren (actor)". BroadwayWorld Database.
  4. ^ "Deuce". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  5. ^ Flynn, Kevin (August 10, 2011). "All the Editors That Are Fit to Spoof". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Hernandez, Ernio (July 8, 2008). "PHOTO CALL: Encores! Damn Yankees with Hayes, Krakowski and Jackson" Archived 2012-10-18 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill.
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew (14 June 2016). "Bright Star Posts Broadway Closing Notice". Playbill. Retrieved 19 June 2016.

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