Michael Harney

A prolific character actor on television since the early 1990s, Michael Harney frequently essayed tough men with deeply complicated interior lives in such acclaimed series as "NYPD Blue" (ABC 1993-2005), "Deadwood" (HBO ... Read more »
Born: 03/28/1956 in The Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

Bad Hurt 2016 (Movie)

Ed Kendall (Actor)

Chicago Med 2016 (Tv Show)

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Soy Nero 2016 (Movie)

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Suits 2015 (Tv Show)

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Orange Is the New Black 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

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True Detective 2014 (Tv Show)

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Vegas 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Weeds 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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The Defenders 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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NCIS: Los Angeles 2010 (Tv Show)

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Smith 2009 (Tv Show)

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Criminal Minds 2008 (Tv Show)

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Raising the Bar 2008 (Tv Show)

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Captivity 2007 (Movie)

Bettiger (Actor)

K-Ville 2007 (Tv Show)

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Ocean's 13 2007 (Movie)

Blackjack Pit Boss (Actor)

Saving Grace 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Onion Movie 2007 (Movie)

Line-Up Detective (Actor)

Deadwood 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Vanished 2006 (Tv Show)

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Without A Trace 2005 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Division 2003 (Tv Show)

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Tremors: The Series 2003 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2002 (Tv Show)

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Invisible Man 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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JAG 2002 (Tv Show)

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7 Days 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Boston Public 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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High Incident 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2000 (Tv Show)

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Erin Brockovich 2000 (Movie)

Pete Jensen (Actor)

Profiler 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Strong Medicine 2000 (Tv Show)

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ER 1999 (Tv Show)

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NightMan 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 60s 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Visitor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Total Security 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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For the People 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Burning Zone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Practice 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Turbulence 1997 (Movie)

Marshall Douglas (Actor)

New York News 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Space: Above and Beyond 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Bureau 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Brimstone (TV Show)

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Dead by Sunset (TV Show)

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Gone in the Night (TV Show)

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Millennium Man (TV Show)

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The Cosby Mysteries (TV Show)

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Warden of Red Rock (TV Show)

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Biography

A prolific character actor on television since the early 1990s, Michael Harney frequently essayed tough men with deeply complicated interior lives in such acclaimed series as "NYPD Blue" (ABC 1993-2005), "Deadwood" (HBO 2005-2006) and "Weeds" (Showtime 2005-2012). Harney's ability to tap into the emotional and spiritual elements of his characters was the result of substantial training and work on the New York theater scene, as well as his early career path as a social worker and prison reform advocate. After years of anonymity on the Off-Broadway circuit, Harney earned his big break as a morally compromised police officer on "Blue," which led to steady work as a guest performer on countless series. In 2005, he played a hateful townsperson who received a dreadful comeuppance on "Deadwood," which further increased his profile; he successful transitioned from recurring turns on various series, including an alcoholic detective on "Weeds," to his first turn as a series regular on "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix 2013- ). His character, a tough-talking but soft-hearted prison guard, played to Harney's core strengths as an actor, and provided him with a critically acclaimed showcase for his talents while underscoring his status as one of television's most dependable supporting actors.

Milestones

2013

Main cast member of "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix, 2013- )

2011

Recurring role as Detective Mitch Ouellette on "Weeds" (Showtime, 2005-2012)

2010

Recurring role as a detective on "Persons Unknown" (NBC, 2010)

2007

Supporting role as pit boss in "Ocean's Thirteen"

2005

Plays self-destructive Steve Fields on "Deadwood" (HBO, 2005-2006)

1993

First feature film role in the independent comedy "Italian Movie"

1993

Begins six-year recurring role as Detective Mike Roberts on "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005)

Bonus Trivia

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His father was a performer while serving in the Armed Forces

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Once put his fist through a real window while acting in a scene on "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005).

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Credits his performance as Dylan Thomas in the play "Dylan" as a motivating factor for getting his own alcohol issues under control

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