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Michael Cyril Creighton is an American actor and writer best known for his portrayal of Patrick in High Maintenance, Joe Crowley in Spotlight and his Writers Guild of America Award-winning web series Jack in a Box.

Michael Cyril Creighton
OccupationActor, writer

Life and careerEdit

Creighton was raised on Long Island, New York, by his mother and maternal grandparents.[1] He attended Catholic school.[1]

He works regularly in film, television and theatre alternating between comedic and dramatic roles. Sarah Larson of The New Yorker says "Creighton has a gift for expressing the tension between the desire to connect and the desire to protect oneself." [1]

On the stage, Creighton's credits include the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's "The Amateurs" at Vineyard Theater and the New York Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss at Playwrights Horizons. For his portrayal of Kevin in Stage Kiss, he was named a "Face to Watch" by The New York Times[2] and nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. He has worked numerous times with the Brooklyn-based theater company The Debate Society, originating several roles.

As a writer, in addition to creating and starring in the Writers Guild Award-winning web series Jack in a Box (2009–2012),[3] he wrote and guest starred in an episode of the popular web series High Maintenance created by Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair. The episode is called "Helen".

He was a founding member of the New York Neo-Futurists and performed weekly in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
TBA The Outside Story Andre Post-production
2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me? Harry
2018 Game Night Bill
2017 The Post Jake
2017 Home Again Brad
2017 Fits and Starts Richard Pringle
2017 Coin Heist Mr. Rankin
2015 Spotlight Joe Crowley
2015 Sleeping With Other People Attentive Waiter
2015 3rd Street Blackout Gossipy Man
2014 Mr. Lamb Waiter Short Film
2013 How To Follow Strangers Michael
2005 Cotton Candy Matthew Short Film


2018 Bob's Burgers Spencer (voice) Episode: "Mo Mommy, Mo Problems"
2018 Billions (TV series) Dr. Martin Yancy Episode: "Flaw in the Death Star"
2017 Graves Phoenix Wells 3 Episodes
2017 Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter Frank Episode: "Rules of the Road"
2017 The Good Fight Tab Bentley Episode: "Social Media and Its Discontents"
2013–2017 High Maintenance Patrick 3 episodes
2016 Horace and Pete Michael/Mike 2 episodes
2016 The Outs Gordy 3 episodes
2015 2 Broke Girls I Episode: "And The Inside-Outside Situation”
2015 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Bobby Q Episode:"Supercalifragilisticjuliefriggingandrews"
2014 Nurse Jackie Sperm Scout Episode: "Super Greens"
2013 Person of Interest Russell Episode: "The Perfect Mark"
2013 Orange Is the New Black Store Manager Episode: "Bora Bora Bora"
2009–2012 Jack in a Box Jack/Writer/Creator 31 episodes
2012 Louie Marvin 2 episodes
2010–2012 Very Mary-Kate Photo Director 2 episodes
2010 30 Rock BWL Salesman Episode: “Brooklyn Without Limits
2010 Jeffery & Cole Casserole Hal Episode: "The Erin Brockovitch"


Year Title Role Notes
2018 The Amateurs Gregory Vineyard Theater
2014 Stage Kiss Kevin Playwrights Horizons
2012–2013 Blood Play Morty Feinberg The Debate Society
2010–2011 Buddy Cop 2 Don McMurchie The Debate Society
2010 You're Welcome Various Characters The Debate Society
2009–2010 MilkMilkLemonade Nana Under St. Marks & APAC
2008 Cape Disappointment Russell/Jack/Florence The Debate Society
2007 The Vietnamization of New Jersey Father McGillicutty Off-Broadway

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ Soloski, Alexis. "Talent You Won't Forget". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Closs, Wyatt. "There's a Prize for Those Little Webisodes? Yes. Meet the Winner". The Huffington Post. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "New York Neo-Futurists: Alumni". New York Neo-Futurists. New York Neo-Futurists.
  5. ^ "New York TV Festival Announces Winners", accessed December 13, 2015
  6. ^ "2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominations Announced", accessed December 13, 2015

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