Michael Cerveris

Actor, Singer, Musician
Michael Cerveris is an actor best known for his work in a number of hit Broadway musicals, which has led to landing supporting parts in feature films and a pivotal role on the science fiction series "Fringe" as ... Read more »
Born: 11/06/1960 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

The Good Wife 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Knick 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fringe 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tremé 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Person of Interest 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stake Land 2011 (Movie)

Jebedia Loven (Actor)

Meskada 2010 (Movie)

Terrence Lindy (Actor)

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

Subject #15 (Actor)

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant 2009 (Movie)

Mr Tiny (Actor)

The American Embassy 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mexican 2001 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

A Woman, Her Men and Her Futon 1992 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Quantum Leap 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever 1991 (Movie)

Eaglebauer (Actor)

Steel and Lace 1990 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

Tokyo Pop 1988 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Doubletake 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Fame (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Performer

Biography

Michael Cerveris is an actor best known for his work in a number of hit Broadway musicals, which has led to landing supporting parts in feature films and a pivotal role on the science fiction series "Fringe" as September, The Observer. After graduating from Yale University in 1983, Cerveris played the role of Malcolm in an off-Broadway production of "Macbeth." His career skyrocketed when he played the lead in "The Who's Tommy" in 1993, and took the title role in another rock musical, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," in London a few years later. Besides his theater work, Cerveris can be seen in the films "The Mexican," "Stake Land," and "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant."

Relationships

Beth Ostrosky

Companion
No longer together later married Howard Stern

EDUCATION

Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter , New Hampshire 1979

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1983

Milestones

2016

Landed a supporting role in the comedy-drama "Detours"

2014

Nabbed a recurring role as James Castro on CBS's "The Good Wife"

2011

Played the recurring role of Marvin Frey on the HBO drama "Treme"

2009

Cast as Desmond Tiny in the feature adaptation of "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"

2008

Had a recurring role on the FOX drama "Fringe" as The Observer

2007

Earned a Tony nomination for his performance as composer Kurt Weill in the Broadway musical "LoveMusik"

2005

Cast in the Broadway revival of "Sweeney Todd" as the bloody barber, for which he earned a Tony nomination

2004

Starred as John Wilkes Booth in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins"

2002

Played a cross-dressing neighbor of an American woman working in London in the short-lived FOX series "The American Embassy"

2001

Cast as a gay postal worker involved with a gangster (played by James Gandolfini) in "The Mexican"

2000

Reprised his stage role in the London production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

1999

Succeeded John Cameron Mitchell in the title role of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

1998

Replaced a vacationing John Cameron Mitchell in the Off-Broadway hit "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

1998

Acted in the feature "Lulu on the Bridge"

1997

Returned to Broadway as the ship's designer Thomas Andrews in the award-winning musical "Titanic"

1993

Made a memorable guest appearance on HBO's "Dream On" as an expectant father

1992

Originated the lead role in "The Who's Tommy," a stage musical produced at the La Jolla Playhouse and reprised the part on Broadway in 1993, for which he earned a Featured Actor in a Musical Tony nomination

1988

Film acting debut in "Tokyo Pop"

1986

Played British rock singer Ian Ware on the syndicated series "Fame"

1985

Began acting in regional theater in such plays as "Romeo and Juliet" and "Tooth of Crime"

1985

Early TV credit in the CBS miniseries, "Doubletake"

Headlined the European tour of "The Who's Tommy"

Bonus Trivia

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Began playing guitar at age 11.

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Cerveris honed his acting craft in various Off-Broadway plays throughout the 1980s, prior to making his Broadway debut in the 1993 rock musical "The Who's Tommy."

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While attending Yale University, Cerveris was a member of Skull and Bones, an undergraduate secret society whose past members have included former President George W. Bush and Secretary of State John Kerry.

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In addition to his acting career, Cerveris played guitar in the touring band of the American alternative rock musician Bob Mould.

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