Michael Panes

Michael Panes

Highest Rated: 73% Infamous (2006)

Lowest Rated: 15% Surviving Eden (2004)

Birthday: Apr 2, 1963

Birthplace: Not Available

One of those screen performers whose genial off-center quality practically predestined him to a career as a character actor, Michael Panes graduated from Brown University with a music degree before moving into film. He made one of his earliest impressions as Levi, a violin-toting, self-professed doppelgänger of Peter Sellers (with horn-rimmed glasses) who turns up for a Hollywood get-together in the star-studded ensemble comedy The Anniversary Party (2001). The performer then shifted genres ad extremis to play an oddball analyst -- and the object of a sick patient's delusions -- in Ari Kirschenbaum's mind-bending psycho thriller Fabled. Panes further unveiled his proclivity for offbeat assignments with a seriocomic portrayal of a dorky loser who graduates to the jet set after winning a pile of money on a reality game show, in indie helmer Greg Pritikin's Surviving Eden (2004) (a film he also co-produced), and evoked an early Gore Vidal in Douglas McGrath's Truman Capote biopic Infamous (2005) before re-teaming with that film's co-star, Peter Bogdanovich, for a small supporting turn in the Zoe Cassavetes-directed romantic comedy Broken English (2007).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Hot Air Concierge 2019
No Score Yet The Architect Adjuster 2016
18% The Perfect Guy Cooper $45.1M 2015
18% Free the Nipple Lawyer 2014
65% We Bought a Zoo Principal $72.8M 2011
No Score Yet Bat Shit Crazy Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Love Guide Ira 2011
No Score Yet Falling Up Actor 2010
No Score Yet Backwash Actor 2010
65% (Untitled) Grant $0.2M 2009
64% Broken English Glen $0.9M 2007
No Score Yet Watching the Detectives Lucien 2007
73% Infamous Gore Vidal $1.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Californians Marion Pardon 2006
54% Adam & Steve Lou $0.2M 2005
34% Eulogy Adult Film Director $42.3K 2004
15% Surviving Eden Dennis Flotchky 2004
40% Fabled Dr. Frumkes 2002
61% The Anniversary Party Levi Panes $3M 2001


No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Roger Porter 2011
94% Frasier
Clerk 2002


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