Michael Willis (I)

Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Men in Black (1997) | Pushing Tin (1999) | The Wire (2003-2008)
AKA 
Michael S. Willis
BORN 
Oct 4, 1949 (age 68)
HEIGHT 
5' 9" (1.75m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 50-65
GUILDS *
AFTRA | AEA | SAG | SAG-AFTRA  Less
HAIR *
Brown (Short)
EYES *
Blue
WEIGHT *
180 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Average
WORK HISTORY *
Industrial | Commercial | Theater | Radio | Film | Voice Over | Television  Less
JOB TYPES *
Acting
CITIZENSHIP *
US (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Not willing to work unpaid
VANITY URL *
https://www.imdb.me/michaelwillis
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (16 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (7 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) Mr. Fletcher (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Wannabe (May 12, 2010) Mr. Fletcher  Less
  • Primary photo for MercyMercy (TV Series) Dale (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for The WireThe Wire (TV Series) Andy Krawczyk (15 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003–2008 15
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  • Primary photo for Law & OrderLaw & Order (TV Series) Mr. Declan / Richard Peterson / Father Carney / Joe Williams (4 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995–2008 4
    • Darkness (Jan 2, 2008) Mr. Declan  Less
    • Survivor (Oct 23, 1996) Richard Peterson  Less
    • Angel (Nov 29, 1995) Father Carney  Less
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  • Primary photo for Homicide: Life on the StreetHomicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) Darin Russom / Russom (9 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993–1999 9
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  • Primary photo for New York UndercoverNew York Undercover (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for A Man Called HawkA Man Called Hawk (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Death GateDeath Gate (Video Game) Merchant / Dead Dwarf / Tracker (voice)  Less 1994

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TheaterCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Detroit * – Frank Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, John Vreeke, director
  • A Bright New Boise * – Hobby Lobby Exec Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, John Vreeke, director
  • The Gaming Table * – Sir Richard Plainman Folger Theatre, Eleanor Holdridge, director
  • Our Suburb * – Mr. Edelman Theater J, Judith Ivey, director
  • Full Circle (Chuck Mee) * – Warren Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Michael Rohd, director
  • Current Nobody (Melissa James Gilbson) * – Bill the Doorman The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Daniel Aukin, director *
  • Grace (Craig Wright) * – Karl The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Michael John Garces, director *
  • Fever/Dream (Sheila Callaghan) * – Fred Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Howard Shalwitz, director *
  • Two-Bit Taj Mahal (Paul D'Andrea) * – Orus Theatre of the First Amendment, Heather MacDonald, director *
  • The Faculty Room (Bridget Carpenter) * – Bill The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Howard Shalwitz, director
  • Melissa Arctic (Craig Wright) * – Lindy Folger Shakespeare Theatre - Aaron Posner, director *
  • Big Death and Little Death (Mickey Birnbaum) * – Jerry The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Howard Shalwitz, director *
  • After Ashley (Gina Gionfriddo) * – Roderick The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Lee Mikeska Gardner, director
  • Patience (Jason Sherman) * – Rabbi Felker The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Howard Shalwitz, director
  • NY Mets (TJ Edwards) * – Phil The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Ernie Meiers, director *
  • Tartuffe * – Beggar Arena Stage - Lucien Pintilie, director
  • The Boys Next Door (Tom Griffin) * – Norman The Round House Theatre - Jim Petosa, director
  • The Water Engine (David Mamet) * – Gross The Round House Theatre - Gillian Drake, director
  • The Vampires (Harry Kondolean) * – Ed The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Grover Gardner, director
  • Antigone * – The Chorus The Round House Theatre - Larry Maslon, director
  • Tales of the Lost Formicans (Constance Congdon) * – Jerry The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Tom Prewitt, director
  • Sharon and Billy (Alan Bowne) * – Dad The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Howard Shalwitz, director
  • Life During Wartime (Keith Reddin) * – Heinrich The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Howard Shalwitz, director
  • Luna Vista (Douglas Glover) * – Walter The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Howard Shalwitz, director *
  • The Odd Couple (Neil Simon) * – Vinnie Theatre J - Jerry Whiddon, director
  • To Clothe The Naked (Luigi Pirandello) * – Consul The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Grover Gardner, director
  • And Things That Go Bump in the Night (Terrance McNally) * – Granfa The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Howard Shalwitz, director
  • America Hurrah (Jean-Claude van Italie) * – Bill The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Howard Shalwitz, director
  • Mud People (Keith Huff) * – Buzzy The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Grover Gardner, director *
  • Strindberg in Hollywood (Drury Pfifer) * – Otis The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Howard Shalwitz, director *
  • Half Off (Harry Kondolean) * – Mr. Astro The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Howard Shalwitz, director *
  • National Defense (TJ Edwards) * – Wally The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Jeff Davis, director *
FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Excuse Me for Living * – Supporting Ric Klass, director
  • Coming Up Roses * – Featured Lisa Albright, director
  • Pushing Tin * – Supporting Lead Mike Newell, director
  • A Dirty Shame * – Featured John Waters, director
  • Men In Black * – Featured Barry Sonnenfeld, director
  • Cecil B Demented * – Featured John Waters, director
  • Tin Men * – Featured Barry Levinson, director
  • Major League II * – Featured David Ward, director
  • Someone Else's America * – Featured Goran Paskaljevic, director
  • Just the Ticket * – Featured Richard Wenck, director
  • Hairspray * – Featured John Waters, director
  • The Jackal * – Featured Michael-Caton Jones, director
  • That Night * – Featured Craig Bolotin, director
  • On the Block * – Supporting Lead Steve Yeager, director
  • Rescuing Desire * – Featured Adam Rodgers, director
  • Elliott Fauman, PhD * – Supporting Lead Rik Klass, director
  • Protocol * – Featured Herbert Ross, director
  • Prime Risk * – Featured Michael Farkas, director
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Wire * – Recurring HBO - 12 Episodes
  • Law & Order * – Guest Star NBC - Vince Misiano, director
  • Law & Order, SVU * – Featured NBC - David Platt, director
  • Mercy * – Featured NBC - Rick Wallace, director
  • Law & Order * – Lead NBC - Arthur Forney, director
  • The Bronx is Burning * – Recurring ESPN - Jeremiah Chechik, director
  • Homicide; Life on the Streets * – Recurring NBC - 10 Episodes
  • Law & Order * – Supporting NBC - Michael Dinner, director
  • NY Undercover * – Lead Fox - Don Kurt, director
  • Law & Order * – Featured NBC - James Quinn, director
  • Loving * – Supporting ABC
  • All My Children * – Recurring ABC
  • Living Today * – Lead Syndicated Pilot w/ Jim Palmer

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Helen Hayes Award * – Recipient - Outstanding Lead Actor 1989
  • Helen Hayes Award * – Nomination - Outstanding Supporting Actor 2006
  • Helen Hayes Award * – Nomination - Outstanding Supporting Actor 2004
  • Helen Hayes Award * – Nomination - Outstanding Supporting Actor 1992
  • Helen Hayes Award * – Nomination - Outstanding Lead Actor 1986
  • * - World Premiere *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

RESUME DETAILS
  • *
    Michael Willis
    Direct 301 873 0484 Hartig/Hilepo (NY) 212 929 1772
    FEATURE FILMS
    Excuse Me for Living Supporting Lead EMFL
    Productions, Ric Klass, dir.
    Coming Up Roses Featured Bullet
    Pictures - Lisa Albright, dir.
    Pushing Tin Supporting Lead
    Fox 2000 - Mike Newell, dir.
    A Dirty Shame Featured Below the
    Frame, Inc - John Waters, dir.
    Cecil B. Demented Featured Ice Cap
    Productions - John Waters, dir.
    Just the Ticket Featured
    Scalper Productions - Richard Wenk, dir
    Men In Black Featured
    Amblin' Ent. - Barry Sonnenfeld, dir.
    The Jackal Featured Michael
    Caton-Jones, dir.
    Someone Else's America Supporting
    MACT - Goran Paskaljevic, dir.
    Major League II Featured
    Morgan Creek - David Ward, dir.
    Tin Men Featured Walt
    Disney - Barry Levinson, dir.
    On The Block Supporting
    Snakeskin - Steve Yeager, dir.

    TELEVISION
    Mercy Featured NBC - Rick
    Wallace, dir.
    The Wire (15 episodes) Recurring HBO -

    Law & Order Guest Lead NBC - Vince
    Misiano, dir. ( 7th Season )
    Law & Order SVU Featured NBC - David
    Platt, dir.
    Homicide: Life on the Streets (10 episodes) Recurring
    NBC -
    The Bronx is Burning (2 episodes) Recurring
    ESPN - 2 Episodes
    NY Undercover Lead Fox - Don Kurt,
    dir
    Law & Order (3 episodes) Lead
    NBC - (5th, 6th, 18th Season )

    THEATER
    Our Suburb (Darrah Cloud) Mr Edelman Theater J - Judith
    Ivey, dir.*
    The Gaming Table (Susanna Centrelivre) Sir Richard Plainman
    Folger Shakespeare Theatre - Eleanor Hodridge, dir.
    Stay (Heather MacDonald) Hymn Theatre of the
    First Amendment - Heather MacDonald, dir.*
    Melissa Arctic (Craig Wright) Lindy Folger
    Shakespeare Theatre – Aaron Posner, dir. *
    Two-Bit Taj Mahal (Paul D’Andrea) Orus Theatre of
    the First Amendment - Heather MacDonald, dir. *
    The Odd Couple (Neil Simon) Vinnie Theater J -
    Jerry Whiddon, dir.
    The Boys Next Door (Tom Griffin) Norman
    Round House Theatre - Jim Petosa, dir.
    Antigone The Chorus Round
    House Theatre - Larry Maslon, dir.
    Water Engine (David Mamet) Gross Round House
    Theatre - Gillian Drake, dir.
    Tartuffe Beggar Arena
    Stage - Lucien Pintilie, dir.
    Twelfth Night Toby Belch Source Theatre , Joe
    Banno, dir.
    And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson (Jim Leonard) Billy New
    Playwrights Theatre - Harry Bagdasian, dir. *
    Women And Water (John Guare) Various  
    Arena Stage - (Playlab) - John Guare, dir.
    House of Blue Leaves (John Guare) Billy
    LA Theatre Works - Live performance recording

    The Diary of Anne Frank (Goodrich/Hackett) Mr. Van Damm
    LA Theatre Works - Live performance recording
    American Appetites (Joyce Carol Oates) Ottinger LA
    Theatre Works - Live performance recording

    The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Company Member 1986 - Present)

    Detroit Frank John
    Vreeke, dir.
    A Bright New Boise (Sam Hunter) Hobby Lobby Executive
    John Vreeke, dir.
    Full Circle (Charles Mee) Warren
    Michael Rohd, dir.
    Fever Dram (Sheila Callaghan) Fred
    Howard Shalwitz, dir. *
    Current Nobody (Melisssa James Gibson) Bill
    Daniel Aukin, dir. *
    The Faculty Room (Bridget Carpenter) Bill
    Howard Shalwitz, dir.
    After Ashley (Gina Gionfriddo) Roderick
    Lee Mikeska Gardner, dir.
    Big Death & Little Death (Mickey Birnbaum) Jerry
    Howard Shalwitz, dir. *
    Grace (Craig Wright) Karl Michael John
    Garces, dir. *
    Patience (Jason Sherman) Rabbi Felker
    Howard Schalwitz, dir.
    Strindberg In Hollywood (Drury Pfifer) Otis
    Howard Shalwitz, dir. *
    Half Off (Harry Kondolean) Mr. Astro
    Howard Shalwitz, dir. *
    Tales of the Lost Formicans (Constance Congdon) Jerry  
    Tom Prewitt, dir.
    The Vampires (Harry Kondolean) Ed
    Grover Gardner, dir.
    National Defense (T J Edwards) Wally
    Jeff Davis, dir. *
    Sharon and Billy (Alan Bowne) Dad
    Howard Shalwitz, dir.
    Luna Vista (Douglas Gower) Walter
    Howard Shalwitz, dir. *
    Mud People (Keith Huff) Buzzy
    Grover Gardner, dir.
    Life During Wartime (Keith Reddin) Heinrich
    Lee Mikeska, dir.
    To Clothe the Naked (Luigi Pirandello) Consul
    Howard Shalwitz, dir.
    More. . .

    AWARDS AND RELATED EXPERIENCE
    Helen Hayes Award Recipient -- Outstanding Actor
    Helen Hayes Award Nominee -- Outstanding Actor (Twice), Outstanding
    Supporting Actor (Thrice)
    Washington Theatre Festival Outstanding Actor
    Television, Internet & Video Association of DC, TIVAdc Peer Award, Best
    Actor
    7 Years Active Duty, US Air Force – Vietnam Veteran * -
    World premiere
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).
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