Michael Kelly (American actor)

Michael Kelly

Kelly in February 2011
Born Michael Joseph Kelly
(1968-05-22) May 22, 1968
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Karyn (m. 2005)
Children 2

Michael Joseph Kelly (born May 22, 1968) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Doug Stamper in House of Cards, as well as for roles in films such as Changeling, Dawn of the Dead, The Adjustment Bureau, Chronicle, Now You See Me and Everest. He also appeared in the television miniseries Generation Kill and the Criminal Minds spin-off series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

Early life

Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the son of Maureen and Michael Kelly.[1] He has one brother, Andrew, and two sisters, Shannon and Casey. His father is of Irish descent and his mother is of Italian ancestry.[2][3] He graduated from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia. He then attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.

Personal life

Kelly resides in New York City. He married his wife Karyn in 2005 and they have two children.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Origin of the Species Fisher
1998 River Red Frankie
1999 Man on the Moon Michael Kaufman
2000 Unbreakable Doctor Dubin
2004 Dawn of the Dead CJ
2005 Loggerheads George
2005 Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Rocco Direct-to-DVD
2006 Out There Mitchell
2006 Invincible Pete
2007 Broken English Guy
2007 Zoe's Day Dad
2007 Tooth & Nail Viper
2008 Changeling Detective Lester Ybarra
2008 The Narrows Danny
2008 Tenderness Gary
2009 Law Abiding Citizen Bray
2009 The Afterlight Andrew
2009 Defendor Paul Carter
2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? Vincent
2010 Nice Tie, Italiano! The American Short film
2010 Fair Game Jack
2011 The Adjustment Bureau Charlie Traynor
2012 Chronicle Richard Detmer
2013 Now You See Me Agent Fuller
2013 Man of Steel Steve Lombard
2015 Everest Jon Krakauer
2015 Secret in Their Eyes Reginald Siefert
2016 Viral Michael Drakeford


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Gym Manager Episode: "A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story"
20002001 Level 9 Wilbert 'Tibbs' Thibodeaux 12 episodes
20002006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Barry / Mark / Luke Dixon 3 episodes
2001 Third Watch Chip Waller Episode: "The Relay"
2002 The Shield Sean Taylor Episode: "Dragonchasers"
2002, 2008 Law & Order Douglas Carroll / Gary Talbot 2 episodes
2003 Judging Amy Jack Barrett Episode: "Just Say Oops"
2003 E.D.N.Y. Anderson Pilot
2004 The Jury Keen Dwyer Episode "Last Rites"
2005 Kojak Detective Bobby Crocker 9 episodes
20062007 The Sopranos Agent Ron Goddard 6 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Lucas Wade Episode: "Born to Kill"
2008 Generation Kill Cpt. Bryan Patterson 7 episodes
2008 Fringe John Mosley Episode: "The Arrival"
2009 Washingtonienne Paul Movius Pilot
2010 Criminal Minds Jonathan "Prophet" Sims Episode: "The Fight"
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Terrence Brooks Episode: "Boots on the Ground"
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Jonathan "Prophet" Sims 13 episodes
2011 The Good Wife Mickey Gunn 2 episodes
20112013 Person of Interest Mark Snow 7 episodes
2013present House of Cards Douglas "Doug" Stamper 51 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (201516)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (201516)
2016 Black Mirror Arquette Episode: "Men Against Fire"
2017 Taboo Dr. Dumbarton


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