Michael Harney

Michael Harney

Highest Rated: 90% A Star Is Born (2018)

Lowest Rated: 9% Captivity (2007)

Birthday: Mar 28, 1956

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

A prolific character actor on television since the early 1990s, Michael Harney frequently essayed tough men with deeply complicated interior lives in such acclaimed series as "NYPD Blue" (ABC 1993-2005), "Deadwood" (HBO 2005-2006) and "Weeds" (Showtime 2005-2012). Harney's ability to tap into the emotional and spiritual elements of his characters was the result of substantial training and work on the New York theater scene, as well as his early career path as a social worker and prison reform advocate. After years of anonymity on the Off-Broadway circuit, Harney earned his big break as a morally compromised police officer on "Blue," which led to steady work as a guest performer on countless series. In 2005, he played a hateful townsperson who received a dreadful comeuppance on "Deadwood," which further increased his profile; he successful transitioned from recurring turns on various series, including an alcoholic detective on "Weeds," to his first turn as a series regular on "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix 2013- ). His character, a tough-talking but soft-hearted prison guard, played to Harney's core strengths as an actor, and provided him with a critically acclaimed showcase for his talents while underscoring his status as one of television's most dependable supporting actors.

Highest rated movies

A Star Is Born
Bad Hurt
The Banker




86% No Score Yet 88 Fred Fowlkes (Character) - 2022
78% 100% The Banker Melvin Belli (Character) - 2020
90% 79% A Star Is Born Wolfie (Character) $215.3M 2018
No Score Yet 50% Soy Nero Seymour (Character) - 2016
80% 70% Bad Hurt Ed Kendall (Character) - 2015
9% 23% Captivity Bettiger (Character) $2.6M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warden of Red Rock Henry Masters (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium Man Lt. Col. Brody (Character) - 1999


No Score Yet 40% FBI: Most Wanted Ken Weldon (Guest Star) 2022
97% 75% Doom Patrol RJ Steele (Guest Star) 2020
40% 61% Deputy William Hollister Sr. (Guest Star) 2020
67% 91% Project Blue Book Gen. Hugh Valentine (Character) 2019-2020
38% 82% Splitting Up Together Don Apple (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
63% 95% Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Karl Gilmore (Guest Star) 2017
90% 82% Orange Is the New Black Sam Healy (Character) 2013-2017
89% 76% Lethal Weapon Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 70% Chicago Med Dr. Ron Unger (Guest Star) 2016
90% 87% Suits Joe Henderson (Guest Star) 2015
78% 74% True Detective Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
67% 75% Vegas Leo Farwood (Guest Star) 2012-2013
70% 77% Weeds Det. Mitch Ouellette (Guest Star) 2011-2012
74% 73% The Defenders Detective Hank Smith (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Elliot Greene (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
22% No Score Yet Raising the Bar Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
42% No Score Yet K-Ville Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
92% 96% Deadwood Steve (Guest Star) 2005-2006
62% 0% Vanished Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
84% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Xander's Father (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
83% 83% NYPD Blue Mike Roberts (Guest Star) 1993-1996 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7 Days Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
15% No Score Yet Vengeance Unlimited Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
35% No Score Yet Brimstone Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Chadwick (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Visitor Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 0% NightMan Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 93% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
43% No Score Yet The Burning Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 1996