Michael Nathanson


Michael Nathanson plays the Series Regular role of 'Sam Stein', on Marvel’s, The Punisher for Netflix, premiering in November and was a Series Regular on the HBO/Cinemax series 'The Knick', directed and produced by Steven Soderbergh in the role of Dr Zinberg, which Soderbergh wrote and created for him.

Film credits include: Side Effects (Directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Jude Law and Rooney Mara); The Wolf of Wall Street (Directed by Martin Scorsese); Time Freak (Academy Award Nominee, Best Live-Action Short); Young Adult (dir. Jason Reitman); The Happy Sad (dir. Rodney Evans, written by Ken Urban); the upcoming After Party (dir. Amos Posner).  

 Other television credits include: 'Unforgettable', 'Chicago Med,' 'The Good Wife,' '30 Rock,' Rescue Me,' 'Elementary,' 'Law & Order,' 'Onion News Network,' 'Orange is the New Black.

Nathanson was also a Series Lead on the CBS pilot, 'Life with Kids,' alongside Debra Messing and Paul Adelstein.

 Theatre Credits include shows with: Lincoln Center, Hangar Theatre, Yale Rep, Bucks County Playhouse, Two River Theater, New Jersey Rep, Guild Hall, and the national tour of 'The Lion King,' where he performed as Ed the Hyena, Timon, & Zazu.

 Nathanson has also appeared in over a dozen National commercials.

 Nathanson is a director and writer with the NYC based immersive cinema event production company BBQ FILMS (, which recently staged the 'Blade Rave' at Terminal 5 in NYC, ‘Ghostbusters HQ’ at Villain in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and ‘Beetlejuice’s Wedding’ at House of Yes in Bushwick.

 As a writer and producer, he has a number of festival shorts to his credit and several feature film scripts and web series in development.  He recently produced/co-wrote and starred in the festival short Tribute, available on iTunes, distributed by Shorts International.

 Nathanson is a graduate of the theater program at Northwestern University and RADA in London. Michael is represented by Lillian LaSalle at Sweet 180 Management & Production and Innovative Artists.

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