Michael Stahl-David

Michael Stahl-David

Highest Rated: 97% The Light of the Moon (2017)

Lowest Rated: 25% Take Care (2014)

Birthday: Oct 28, 1982

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicago-area actor Michael Stahl-David played energetic young men on both sides of the moral fence in several television series, including "The Black Donnellys" (NBC, 2007) and "Narcos" (Netflix, 2015- ), as well as the occasional feature, including "Cloverfield" (2008). Born October 28, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, he was raised, along with his two brothers, in the community of Lakeview. There, he developed an interest in graffiti, and pursued it as a quasi-career throughout his teenaged years. An arrest in San Francisco prompted Stahl-David to return to Illinois in 2001, where he focused his energies on acting at Columbia College Chicago. While pursuing his degree, he honed his craft with local theater companies, including the acclaimed Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres. Upon graduation, Stahl-David relocated to New York, where he soon found success Off-Broadway in "The Overwhelming" and other new works. His screen career began in 2007 with a guest role on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2010), which was soon followed by series regular work on Paul Haggis' drama "The Black Donnellys" (NBC, 2007), about a tough Irish family involved in organized crime. The series lasted a season, but Stahl-David rebounded quickly with a leading role in J.J. Abrams' science fiction thriller "Cloverfield" (2008). Cast as a young businessman determined to rescue his girlfriend (Odette Annable) from the carnage created by a monster rampaging through New York City, Stahl-David's performance was largely overlooked in favor of the film's impressive special effects and advertising campaign, and he soon returned to guest roles on television series and stage work. By 2015, however, his career began another vertical ascent thanks to roles in high-profile projects like Rob Reiner's "LBJ" (2017), which cast him as Robert Kennedy, and the HBO miniseries "Show Me A Hero" (2016), in which he played James Surdoval, political consultant to crusading New York City councilman Oscar Isaac. In 2017, he returned to series regular work in the third season of Netflix's drama "Narcos," playing a no-nonsense DEA agent working in Colombia to bring down a dangerous drug cartel.

Highest rated movies

The Light of the Moon Cloverfield
The Congress
The Bounceback
In Your Eyes
LBJ Please Stand By
Take Care




56% 69% Please Stand By Jack (Character) - 2017
97% 93% The Light of the Moon Matt (Character) - 2017
57% 55% LBJ Robert F. Kennedy (Character) $2.5M 2016
No Score Yet 41% Just in Time for Christmas Jason Stewart (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mutual Friends Paul (Character) - 2014
61% 69% In Your Eyes Dylan (Character) - 2014
25% 42% Take Care Kyle (Character) - 2014
73% 53% The Congress Steve (Character) $137.8K 2013
69% 55% The Bounceback Stan (Character) - 2013
25% 30% Girls Against Boys Simon (Character) $6.1K 2012
No Score Yet 67% The Project Justin (Character) - 2008
78% 68% Cloverfield Rob (Character) $80.0M 2008


63% 52% Good Sam Dr. Caleb Tucker (Character) 2022
32% 93% Almost Family Donovan (Guest Star) 2019-2020
93% 80% Evil Tom McCrystal (Guest Star) 2019
93% 84% The Deuce Kenneth (Guest Star) 2018
89% 95% Narcos Chris Feistl (Character) 2017
93% 91% The Good Wife Nathan Bacevich (Guest Star) 2015
95% 84% New Girl Ian (Guest Star) 2014
85% 84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
92% 76% Person of Interest Will Ingram (Guest Star) 2012
39% 33% My Generation Steven (Character) 2010
No Score Yet 100% Kings Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
40% 100% The Black Donnellys Sean Donnelly (Character) 2007
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Riordan Grady (Guest Star) 2007