Michael Lee Merrins

Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) | Stuck on You (2003) | Earth to Echo (2014)
HEIGHT *
6' 0" (1.83m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 40-52
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian
HAIR *
Brown (Short)
EYES *
Blue
WEIGHT *
180 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Athletic
ATHLETICS *
Baseball | Swimming | Football | Runner | Golf | Racecar driver | Snow Skiing | Motorcycle rider | Yoga | Equestrian-Western | Water Skiing | Boxing | Cycling | Tennis | Track & Field | Surfing | Bowling | Volleyball | Ice Skating | Rollerblading | Basketball | Weight Lifting | Softball  Less
ACCENTS *
Southern | French | Scottish | Irish | British | New York (Bronx) | New England | Cajun | Texan | New York (Brooklyn) | South African | Mexican | Cockney  Less
LANGUAGES *
A little Spanish | French
INSTRUMENTS *
Piano | Bongo Drums
DANCE *
Ballet | Ballroom | Alvin Ailey | Club/Freestyle | Waltz | Disco | Salsa | African   Less
VANITY URL *
https://www.imdb.me/michaelleemerrins
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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TheaterCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Silo * – Danny Circle in the Square
  • Wingles Victory * – Happy Penny American Academy
  • Streetcar Named Desire * – Stanley Kowalski Circle in the Square
  • Kid Champion * – Tom Joe Pesci Prod.
  • M.A. * – Officer Bell Joe Pesci Prod.
FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Gangster Squad (completed) * – #1 Uniformed Officer Ruben Fleischer
  • Michael Jackson's "Thriller" * – Ghoul John Landis
  • The Bachelor * – Trader Gary Sinyor
  • Murder in the First * – Prison Guard Marc Rocco
  • Die Hard III * – Police van driver John McTiernan
  • Eraser * – Bartender Chuck Russell
  • Freeway * – Jailer Matthew Bright
  • Stuck on You * – Umpire Bobby Farelly and Peter Farelly
  • Hollywood Homicide * – Cop II Ron Shelton
  • Earth to Echo * – Truck driver Relativity Media/ David Green
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Murder She Wrote * – Bartender Anthony Shaw
  • Billionaire Boys Club * – Waiter Marvin J. Chomsky
  • General Hospital * – Medical Student Scott McKinsey

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Biography
  • * Although born in NYC, Michael Lee Merrins, was raised in Westwood, CA. He is the son of Lisa and Eddie Merrins aka “The Little Pro,” legendary golf professional. He was educated at St. Paul’s the Apostle School. He attended Loyola High School. Upon graduation Michael received a Golf Scholarship to LSU.Completing LSU, Michael was accepted to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. There he was able to explore his creative talents and expand his acting abilities. Michael went on to study with Academy Award Winner Geraldine Page and Elaine Aiken of The ACTOR STUDIO. The following year, Michael received the “Backstage” Scholarship to the Michael Chekov School. During his time in New York, Michael studied dance at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. As a working actor, Michael continued to study his craft with Stella Adler, Jeff Corry, and Brian Reese

    He could also be seen in several off-Broadway plays. For example, Kid Champion, The Silo, also as Stanley Kowalski in “ A Streetcar named Desire “.
    Michael moved off Broadway to his first feature called “Bailjumper” which premiered at the Angelika Film Center. This experience spurred Michael on to pursue future film work. Immediately, his talent led him to land a roll in the classic and standard for all videos “Thriller” as a dancing ghoul:, next to Michael Jackson.
    Michael was then cast in Die Hard: With A Vengeance – As The Van Driver in the opening scene with Bruce Willis . Dropping Mr . Willis off in Harlem . Michael is the Actually Driver of the Police Van
    Cast in a small background role in Eraser with Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Michael appeared in “The Bachelor “ with Chris O”Donnell ,as Wall Street Trader ; ironically he also appeared in” Wall Street “with Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen ; in the now infamous “GREED” speech
    Off to San Francisco, Michael began shooting his role as a prison guard with Kevin Bacon, in “Murder in the First .”
    “FREEWAY” a cult classic with Reese Witherspoon and Keifer Southerland brought Michael a significant role. Playing, opposite Ms .Witherspoon, as prison guard Michael is attacked and slashed in half by Reese . His scene ends as is he dying from the “slashing “ .
    He is next Feature was in The Farelly Brothers “Stuck on You.” Michael plays the umpire.
    Following Stuck on you , Michael auditioned and landed a role in “Hollywood Homicide” playing a LAPD officer opposite Harrison Ford in the final scene .
    Michaels mother Lisa often Jokes , that Michael is cast a Cop , due to the fact is Grandfather was a NYC POLICE OFFICER .
    Currently, Michael can be seem opposite Josh Brolin in Sean Penns latest Feature “The Gangster Squad.“
    To be released in Jan - `13 ..

    Televisions roles have inc shows as General Hospital , Murder show wrote , Billionaires Boy club ,
    Angel , Party of Five , and E.R .

    Michael has appeared in many commercials .He is best-known as the character Dentman for Kelly Tires. Being a national spot he was able to utilize his talent of regional accents .

    Today Michael is working on his own Feature script and auditioning for movie and television roles .
    Inc Voice overs .

    Michael is proficient in many dialects such : Irish , Scottish , English , French , And Southern . He has studied with Vocal and Dialect Coaches .
    As a accomplished photographer, he runs Michael Lee Merrins Photography.
    His production company , DoubleDawg Prod; Directed and produced “Little Bastard “ a independent film – based on James Dean . In the middle of Editing , he now expecting to submit to various the Film Festivals in 2013 .

    Michael Loves travel and frequently takes weekends away to Big Sur. Where he Hikes and Photographs the area and weddings. He is Avid Golfer and Sports Fan. Michael is known as a “CAR FANATIC“ especially fast and sporty.

    - He is a passionate reader of all genres.

    Affiliations: SAG –AFTRA, AFI, Supports Wounded Warriors and Friends of Golf.
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