Michiel Huisman

Michiel Huisman

Highest Rated: 89% The Invitation (2015)

Lowest Rated: 19% The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)

Birthday: Jul 18, 1981

Birthplace: Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

It's very rare that a major character on a show gets replaced with another actor and audiences go along with it, but that's what happened with Michiel Huisman, who replaced Ed Skrien in the role of Daario Naharis during the fourth season of "Game of Thrones" (HBO 2011- ). Huisman had the distinction of being on three big shows at the same time, namely "Thrones," country music drama "Nashville" (ABC 2012- ), where he played producer Liam McGuiniss, and the sci-fi series "Orphan Black" (BBC 2013- ), where he played Cal Morrison, a human who interacting with clones. Huisman was born on July 19, 1981 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, which is near Amsterdam. Before "Game of Thrones," Huisman had a featured role in the Dutch film "Black Book" (2006), and he played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC TV movie "Margot" (2009) about prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Before he became ubiquitous on television, Huisman also performed in a band called Fontaine that wrote music for soundtracks. (Huisman released a solo album in 2005.) Huisman combined his acting and musical talents on the show "Treme" (HBO, 2010-14), where he played Sonny, an addicted musician. Then came Huisman's big break into one of the hottest shows on cable, "Game of Thrones," where he took over the role of Daario Naharis. Huisman was given a lot of leeway to approach the character and re-interpret Daario his own way. The creators of "Game of Thrones" felt that viewers would adapt to the transition between actors well, and Huisman was indeed accepted by fans of the show. (The fan following and ratings for "Thrones" continued to grow stronger every season.) Huisman also worked regularly in movies such as Brad Pitt's "World War Z" (2013), and the best seller adaptation "Wild" (2014), starring Reese Witherspoon.

Highest rated movies

The Invitation
A Boy Called Christmas The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Indian Horse
Unmade Beds
The Young Victoria
Black Book




No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebel Moon Unknown (Character) - 2023
83% 59% A Boy Called Christmas Joel (Character) - 2021
45% 51% Kate Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Dream Nicky (Character) - 2021
67% 88% The Last Right Daniel Murphy (Character) - 2019
75% 37% The Other Lamb Shepherd (Character) $6.0K 2019
No Score Yet 59% The Red Sea Diving Resort Jacob "Jake" Wolf (Character) - 2019
37% 16% State Like Sleep Stefan Delvoe (Character) $2.8K 2018
81% 80% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Dawsey Adams (Character) - 2018
32% 60% Irreplaceable You Unknown (Character) - 2018
80% 89% Indian Horse Father Gaston (Character) $1.9M 2017
20% 38% 2:22 Dylan (Character) - 2017
19% 51% The Ottoman Lieutenant Ismail (Character) $149.8K 2017
89% 69% The Invitation David (Character) $231.7K 2015
55% 67% The Age of Adaline Ellis Jones (Character) $42.6M 2015
88% 75% Wild Jonathan (Character) $37.7M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman in the Dress Tom (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Gun Drake Sinclair (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Mission Wout (Character) - 2010
79% 69% Unmade Beds X Ray Man (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 70% Margot Rudolph Nureyev (Character) - 2009
76% 74% The Young Victoria Ernest (Character) $11.0M 2009
76% 87% Black Book Rob (Character) $4.4M 2006
No Score Yet 62% Johan Johan (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 65% Phileine Says Sorry Max (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 13% Costa! Bart (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Expelled Coen (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suzy Q Palmer (Character) - 1999


91% 60% The Flight Attendant Alex (Character) 2020 2022
75% No Score Yet Angela Black Olivier (Character) 2021
93% 91% The Haunting of Hill House Steven Crain (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harley and the Davidsons: Birth of a Legend Walter Davidson (Character) 2017
80% 73% Harley and the Davidsons Walter Davidson (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016
89% 85% Game of Thrones Daario Naharis (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
93% 92% Orphan Black Cal Morrison (Guest Star) 2014-2015
91% 71% Nashville Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2014
96% 88% Treme Sonny (Character) 2010-2013