Michael Pitt

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Though he was on the precipice of becoming just another teen idol, thanks to his recurring role of high school football player Henry Parker on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1998-2003), actor Michael Pitt turned instead to ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1981 in West Orange, New Jersey, USA


Actor (31)

Asphalte 2015 (Movie)

John McKenzie (Actor)

Criminal Activities 2014 (Movie)

Zach (Actor)

I Origins 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Ian Gray (Actor)

Rob The Mob 2014 (Movie)

Tommy Uva (Actor)

The First 2014 (Movie)

Owen Moore (Actor)

You Can't Win 2014 (Movie)

Jack Black (Actor)

The Smell of Us 2013 (Movie)

Street Musician (Actor)

Boardwalk Empire 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)


Dawson's Creek 1999 - 2001, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)


Law & Order 1997 - 2001, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)


Seven Psychopaths 2012 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

The Chicago Code 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)


Funny Games 2008 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Delirious 2007 (Movie)

Toby Grace (Actor)

Silk 2007 (Movie)

Herve Joncour (Actor)

The Hawk is Dying 2007 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Jailbait 2006 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 2006 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

Last Days 2005 (Movie)

Blake (Actor)

Rhinoceros Eyes 2004 (Movie)

Chep (Actor)

The Dreamers 2004 (Movie)

Matthew (Actor)

The Village 2004 (Movie)

Finton Coin (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 (Tv Show)


Murder By Numbers 2002 (Movie)

Justin Pendleton (Actor)

Bully 2001 (Movie)

Donny Semenec (Actor)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 (Movie)

Tommy Gnosis (Actor)

Finding Forrester 2000 (Movie)

Coleridge (Actor)

Dellaventura 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Hannibal (Tv Show)


Pinkville (Movie)

Lt. William Calley (Actor)

West Memphis Three (Movie)

Producer (4)

Big Stone Gap 2015 (Movie)


I Origins 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rob The Mob 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

You Can't Win 2014 (Movie)

Music (1)

Last Days 2005 (Movie)

("That Day") (Song)
Writer (1)

You Can't Win 2014 (Movie)



Though he was on the precipice of becoming just another teen idol, thanks to his recurring role of high school football player Henry Parker on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1998-2003), actor Michael Pitt turned instead to gritty performances in independent movies like "Hedwig and the Angry Itch" (2001) and "Bully" (2002). Because of his eye-catching roles in those two films, Pitt was able to breakthrough into studio fare like "Murder by Numbers" (2002) and "The Village" (2004). Not wanting to be trapped in unchallenging parts, the actor continued to expand his range in the indie world with turns as a reclusive man who descends into madness in "Rhinoceros Eyes" (2003) and as a troubled rock star modeled after Kurt Cobain in Gus Van Sant's "Last Days" (2005). Following major roles in the showbiz satire "Delirious" (2006), the heartbreaking romantic drama "Silk" (2007), and Michael Haneke's shot-for-shot remake of his thriller "Funny Games" (2008), the versatile Pitt became a series regular on the acclaimed television drama, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010- ), which only underscored the young actor's wide-ranging talents and appeal.


Jamie Bochert

Engaged to be married as of 2010


American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York



Cast in ensemble crime comedy "Seven Psychopaths"


Cast as James 'Jimmy' Darmody on HBO's Prohibition-era series "Boardwalk Empire," starring Buscemi


Co-starred in Michael Haneke's remake of his own 1997 film "Funny Games" alongside Tim Roth and Naomi Watts


Starred in "Delirious" as a young homeless man who befriends a celebrity photographer (Steve Buscemi)


Co-starred with Keira Knightley as a French husband and wife in director François Girard's "Silk"


Co-starred with Paul Giamatti for the southern-themed "The Hawk is Dying," based on the novel by Harry Crews


Headlined Gus Van Sant's "Last Days," playing a part loosely based on rocker Kurt Cobain


Stared as an American student in Paris in Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Dreamers"; film was set against the backdrop of the 1968 Paris student riots


Appeared in Asia Argento's "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things"


Played one of the leads in "Murder by Numbers," about two high school students who think they have committed the perfect murder


Acted on stage in the off-Broadway play "Monster," loosely based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein


Acted in Faye Dunaway's directorial debut "The Yellow Bird," based on a Tennessee Williams' play; aired on WE network


Delivered breakout role as the lover of a transgendered rock star in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"


Had a supporting role as a stoner who becomes involved in a murder plot in Larry Clark's "Bully"


Cast as a student in Gus Van Sant's "Finding Forrester"


Landed recurring role as football player Henry Parker on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB)


Made off-Broadway debut in "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek" at New York Theatre Workshop


Feature acting debut, "The Hi-Life"


First film role, an uncredited part as a dance student in "54"


Appeared on an episode of "Dellaventura" (CBS)

Moved to NYC at age 16

Made TV debut on ABC soap "All My Children"

Bonus Trivia


Pitt had several tattoos, including one of a panther on his stomach.


Pitt sang and played guitar in his band Pagoda.