Morgan Michael Spector
October 4, 1980 (age 40)
Santa Rosa, California, U.S.
Morgan Michael Spector (born October 4, 1980) is an American actor. Spector has appeared in the TV series Allegiance (2015), The Mist (2017), Homeland (2018) and Pearson (2019), as well as the films The Drop (2014), Christine (2016) and A Vigilante (2018). In 2020, he appeared in two HBO projects, The Plot Against America and The Gilded Age.
Spector was born in Santa Rosa, in Northern California, and grew up in nearby Guerneville.  His father was an attorney and his mother worked in public education as a teacher and then as an administrator. He acted for the first time in community theater at the age of 8; and later acted in high school and college productions. After graduating from Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, he enrolled in the acting school of the American Conservatory Theater, in San Francisco, and then pursued work in regional theater, including a tour in The Lion King. He moved to New York City in 2006. Spector is Jewish on his father's side. His paternal grandmother was an actress in the New York Yiddish Theatre District.
In 2010 Spector made his Broadway debut as Rodolpho in Gregory Mosher's revival of Arthur Miller's play A View from the Bridge – a role he was unexpectedly called upon to play (having originally been cast in a bit part, as a longshoreman) when the actor scheduled for the role was injured during previews. In 2012 he played the role of Boris, in The New Group's Off-Broadway production of The Russian Transport, by Erika Sheffer.
In 2014 he co-starred with Rebecca Hall in a Broadway revival of Sophie Treadwell's Machinal. Later, after he and Hall married, they again appeared together on stage in New York, in Clare Lizzimore's play Animal, in June 2017. The pair have also appeared together on screen in 2016's critically acclaimed drama, Christine and again in the 2017 film, Permission. In 2018 he starred alongside Olivia Wilde in the critically acclaimed drama, A Vigilante. In 2019, Spector starred alongside Gina Torres in the legal drama, Pearson on USA Network, a spin-off of Suits.
In 2020 he stars in two HBO projects. He stars alongside Winona Ryder in a miniseries adaptation of Philip Roth's The Plot Against America. He will also star alongside Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski in The Gilded Age, developed by Julian Fellowes.
|2004||Raspberry Heaven||Kurt Callaway|
|2010||The Last Airbender||Lead Fire Nation Soldier|
|2013||All Is Bright||Vladimir|
|2013||Burning Blue||William Stephensen|
|2017||Man with Van||Kier|
|2018||A Vigilante||Sadie's Husband|
|TBA||With/In||Post-production; Also director|
|2009-10||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Player #1/Tech||2 episodes|
|2010||How to Make It in America||Scott||2 episodes|
|2011–13||Person of Interest||Peter Yogorov||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2013||Do No Harm||Roman Spektor||Episode: "Morning, Sunshine"|
|2013||Orange Is the New Black||Patrick||Episode: "Lesbian Request Denied"|
|2013||Boardwalk Empire||Frank Capone||4 episodes|
|2013||Zero Hour||Golem||3 episodes|
|2014||Unforgettable||Dean||Episode: "Cashing Out"|
|2015–16||Friday Night Tykes||Voiceover||20 episodes|
|2015||Allegiance||Victor Dobrynin||Main role|
|2016||Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country||Voiceover||12 episodes|
|2017||The Mist||Kevin Copeland||Main role|
|2018||Homeland||Dante Allen||Main role (season 7)|
|2018||Suits||Mayor Bobby Novak||Episode: "Good-Bye"|
|2019||Pearson||Mayor Bobby Novak||Main role|
|2020||The Plot Against America||Herman Levin||Main role|
|TBA||The Gilded Age||George Russell||Upcoming series|
|2010||A View from the Bridge||Rodolpho||Cort Theatre, Broadway|
|2012||Russian Transport||Boris||Acorn Theatre, Off-Broadway|
|2012||Harvey||Lyman Sanderson M.D.||Studio 54, Broadway|
|2014||Machinal||A Lover||American Airlines Theatre, Broadway|
|2016||Ironbound||Performer||Rattlestick Theater, Off-Broadway|
|2016||Incognito||Performer||New York City Center, Off-Broadway|
|2017||Animal||Tom||Atlantic Stage 2, Off-Broadway|
- "Morgan Michael Spector, Born 10/04/1980 in California". CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Machinal Star Morgan Spector Playbill. 21 January 2014
- Soloski, Alexis (February 9, 2012). "Angel or Devil, an Actor Finds Peace With It All". New York Times. nytimes.com. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
- Get Ready For A Very Jewish Philip Roth TV Show The Forward. 16 April 2019
- The Jewish Stars of Summer TV Jewish Journal. 28 May 2019
- Soloski, Alexis (May 25, 2017). Rebecca Hall and Morgan Spector: Together, Onstage and Off. New York Times. nytimes.com. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
- SXSW Film Review: ‘A Vigilante’ Variety. 17 March 2018
- Pearson: Come for Gina Torres, Then Decide Whether to Stay Paste. 17 July 2019
- The Plot Against America Trailer Warns That the Fascism Call Is Coming From Inside the House Vulture. 30 January 2020
- The Gilded Age’: Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Amanda Peet & Morgan Spector To Star In HBO Period Drama Deadline. 26 September 2019