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Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly has an expansive list of film, television and theater credits spanning over 10 years. Kelly is currently wrapping production on CBS' new Criminal Minds spin off, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. Kelly stars as Jonathan Prophet Simms, a former prisoner who served seven years for drug trafficking. With an all-star cast that includes Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior premieres on CBS at 10 p.m. beginning February 16, 2011.

Kelly was most recently seen in Fair Game, directed by Doug Liman and starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. The film was released on November 5, 2010, and has garnered critical acclaim. Kelly portrays Jack McAllister, a CIA agent who works closely alongside Watt's character in the true story of Joe Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame.

In 2010, Kelly was seen in F. Gary Gray's Law Abiding Citizen, alongside Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx, as well as the Marc Lawrence film Did You Hear About the Morgans?, starring opposite Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker. Kelly previously starred as Detective Lester Ybarra, opposite Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich, in Clint Eastwood's Changeling, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was distributed by Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. For his performance, Kelly received a coveted spot as one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch.

Kelly's other feature film credits include Invincible, opposite Mark Wahlberg; the Universal blockbuster Dawn of the Dead, directed by Zack Snyder; Tenderness, starring Russell Crowe; The Narrows, directed by Fran├žois Velle; Broken English, written and directed by Zoe R. Cassavetes and nomi- nated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival; and Loggerheads, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Kelly also appeared in M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable, Milos Forman's Man on the Moon and River Red (Sundance Film Festival).

On television, Kelly most recently played John Mosley on Fringe. In 2008, Kelly starred in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill, which chronicled one marine's journey in the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003. Kelly also had the recurring role of FBI Agent Ron Goddard on The Sopranos and was a series regular on the USA Network television series Kojak, with Ving Rhames and Chazz Palminteri, and the UPN action-drama Level 9. He has also guest starred on numerous hit television shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order, CSI: Miami, The Shield, Judging Amy, The Jury and Third Watch.

A lifetime member of The Actors Studio, Kelly has performed in such plays as Arthur Penn's production of Major Crimes, Theatre Studio's Miss Julie and a production of In Search of Strindberg staged in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Michael Kelly Facts

Birth Name Michael Joseph Kelly
BirthdayMay 22, 1969 (52)
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Michael Kelly compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Top Gun
Vampire in Brooklyn
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Secret in Their Eyes
7:00 A.M.
Structural Corruption
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