Michael Traynor (actor)

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Michael Traynor
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Born (1975-12-12) December 12, 1975 (age 43)
OccupationActor, dancer
Years active2002–present

Michael Traynor (born December 12, 1975) is an American actor and dancer known for his roles on The Walking Dead, Rectify and The Fosters.


Traynor began his career as a dancer, receiving dance scholarships and dancing professionally for a few years,[1] but after performing in a few small acting roles he decided to become an actor. His most notable roles are Nicholas on The Walking Dead,[2][3][4] George Melton on Rectify[5] and Craig on The Fosters.[6][7]



Year Film Role Notes
2018 Juke Box Hero Randall
2018 The Thinning: New World Order Mason King Web Flim
2017 Needlestick Everett Barnard
2017 Mope Doug
2016 The Thinning Mason King Web Film
2016 Ascension (VII) Jason
2016 Out West Billy Hanson
2015 Zelos David Short film
2013 Homefront Junior DEA Agent
2012 Smiley Smiley
2012 Open House George Short film
2011 Painting in the Rain Walter Derner III
2011 This Is Not an Umbrella The Red Man Short film
2010 Per/Versions Ethan
2009 Tales from the Catholic Church of Elvis! Timmy
2009 A Perfect Getaway Groomsman #1
2008 A Necessary Death Michael
2007 Don't Advertise Trent Foxe Short film
2005 Cabin 6 Park Attendant
2003 Cry Funny Happy Wes


Year TV Show Role Notes
2014–2016 The Fosters Craig 7 Episodes
2016 Rosewood Walter Episode: Sudden Death & Shades Deep
2015 The Walking Dead Nicholas 7 Episodes
2013–2014 Rectify George Melton 5 Episodes
2013 BlackBoxTV Weslyn Episode: Girls on Ice
2012 Underwater Len Episode: You Got Perspective?
2012 Make It or Break It Episode: Listen to the Universe
2010 Trading Eights Fast Eddie Adams Episode: Take Five
2008 Imaginary Bitches Waiter Guy 2 Episodes
2002 NYPD Blue Carjacker Episode: You've Got Mail


  1. ^ "Exclusive Interview with The Walking Dead Star Michael Traynor". talknerdywithus.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. ^ "The Walking Dead's' Josh McDermitt Reveals Steven Yeun Punched Michael Traynor Unintentionally During Rehearsal". www.designntrend.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Michael Traynor Reacts to His Character's Death on The Walking Dead... And More: "It's All an Honor"". www.usmagazine.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  4. ^ "The Walking Dead: Michael Traynor provides intel on Nicholas' 'crisis of faith' and THAT scene". www.ew.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  5. ^ "6 questions with "rectify" star michael traynor (george melton)". www.sundance.tv. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  6. ^ "interview michael traynor". frenchywood.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  7. ^ "The Fosters – Justify". starrymag.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.

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