Michael Malarkey

Michael Karim Malarkey (born 21 June 1983)[1] is a British-American actor and musician. He is best known for playing the role of Enzo in the series The Vampire Diaries.[2][3]

Michael Malarkey
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Malarkey in 2015
Michael Karim Malarkey

(1983-06-21) 21 June 1983 (age 39)
NationalityBritish, American
Years active2009–present
Known forEnzo on The Vampire Diaries
Captain Michael Quinn on Project Blue Book
(m. 2009)

Early lifeEdit

Malarkey was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to an Irish American father and a British mother of Palestinian and Italian origins.[4] He is the oldest of three brothers and was raised in Yellow Springs, Ohio. In 2006, Malarkey travelled to England to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Malarkey is married to Nadine Lewington since 2009, an English actress, with whom he has two sons, Marlon (2014) and Hugo (2019). They played together in one episode of Project Blue Book.


Malarkey had his beginnings on the London stage appearing in various theatre productions including lead roles in Spring Storm by Tennessee Williams and Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O'Neill at Royal National Theatre, an adaptation of The Great Gatsby in the role of Jay Gatsby and in the Original London Company of Million Dollar Quartet in the role of singer Elvis Presley.[5][6]

Malarkey also appeared in several film and television projects including recurring roles in series' Raw for Rte and Mr. Sloane with Nick Frost before landing the role of Lorenzo "Enzo" St. John in season 5 of the television series The Vampire Diaries as a recurring character. After gaining popularity with the viewing public, Malarkey's role was upgraded to a series regular starting in Season 6 and through the end of Season 8.[3]

In 2017 he appeared as "Dizel" in Jean-Claude Van Johnson for Amazon Video, as "Sam Foster" in The Oath for Crackle and as "Cinch Barton" in film A Violent Separation.

Malarkey played the role of Captain Michael Quinn in Project Blue Book for The History Channel.

As a musician, after two EPs in 2014 and 2015, he released his debut full-length record, Mongrels on 8 September 2017 accompanied by music videos for singles Uncomfortably Numb and Mongrels. In January 2020, Malarkey released his second album, Graveracer.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Good Morning Rachel Peter Short film
2012 Ghost in the Machine Cowboy Short film
2013 Impirioso Bruno
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Curiosity Milton Long Episode: "What Sank Titanic?"
2012 Dark Matters: Twisted But True N/A 2 episodes
2013 Raw Anthony 23 episodes 15 seasons
2013 The Selection Prince Maxon Unsuccessful The CW pilot
2013–2017 The Vampire Diaries Lorenzo St. John Recurring role (season 5); main role (seasons 6–8)
2017 Jean-Claude Van Johnson Dizel 1 episode
2017 Slavi's Show Himself Talk show
2018 The Oath Sam Foster Recurring role
2019–2020 Project Blue Book Captain Michael Quinn Main role
2021 Big Sky Deputy Harvey Recurring[7]
2022 Westworld Emmett 3 episodes
2022 Quantum Leap Cole 1 episode
2023 Law & Order: Organized Crime Seamus O’Meara 3 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Havel/Dwarf/Herald's Rest Patron (voices)


  • 2009: Inches Apart as Lee (Theatre 503, London – Winner of Theatre 503/Old Vic New Voices Award)[8]
  • 2010: Spring Storm as Arthur (The National Theatre, London)[9]
  • 2010: Beyond the Horizon as Robert (The National Theatre, London)[10]
  • 2011: Million Dollar Quartet (musical) as Elvis Presley (Original London Company – Noël Coward Theatre, West End)[11]
  • 2012: The Intervention as Jed (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh)
  • 2012: The Great Gatsby as Jay Gatsby (Wilton's Music Hall, London)[12]


  • Feed the Flames (2014)[13]
  • Knots (2015)[14]
  • Captain Solitaire (2018)[15]
  • Strays (2022)
  • Feed the Flames (2014)
  • Dancing in the Grey (2015)
  • Scars (2017)
  • Mongrels (2017)
  • Dog Dream (2017)
  • I Just Want You (2017)
  • Captain Solitaire (2018)
  • To Be a Man (Mahogany Sessions) (2018)
  • Graveracer (2019)
Studio albums
  • Mongrels (2017)[16]
  • Graveracer (2020)[17]


  1. ^ "Login • Instagram". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 18 September 2021. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  2. ^ Nellie Andreeva (9 October 2013). "Michael Malarkey Joins The Vampire Diaries, Madeline Brewer In Hemlock Grove – Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b Crystal Bell. "The Vampire Diaries Season 6 — Michael Malarkey Gets Promoted to Series Regular". Wetpaint. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  4. ^ Gadelrab, Roisin. "There's more to Michael Malarkey". Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  5. ^ a b Wolf, Matt (20 April 2011). "Michael Malarkey Brings Elvis to the West End in Million Dollar Quartet". Theatre.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  6. ^ Ray Bennett (March 2011). "Million Dollar Quartet: Theater Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  7. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (21 September 2021). "'Big Sky': Vinny Chhibber, Romy Rosemont & Patrick Gallagher Among 6 To Recur In Season 2 Of ABC Drama". Deadline. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  8. ^ Alistair Smith (19 April 2009). "Inches Apart wins Old Vic New Voices Award". The Stage.
  9. ^ Michael Billington (8 April 2010). "Beyond the Horizon / Spring Storm". the Guardian.
  10. ^ "Beyond the Horizon; Spring Storm at the National Theatre, review". Telegraph.co.uk. 8 April 2010. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013.
  11. ^ Michael Billington (28 February 2011). "Million Dollar Quartet – review". the Guardian.
  12. ^ "The Great Gatsby, Wilton's – review". Evening Standard. 27 April 2012.
  13. ^ "iTunes – Music – Feed the Flames EP by Michael Malarkey". iTunes. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  14. ^ "iTunes – Music – Knots EP by Michael Malarkey". iTunes. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  15. ^ https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrV97hGBAxcLAIA0Xh0g81Q;_ylu=X3oDMTByYnR1Zmd1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--/RV=2/RE=1544320198/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fm.youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dD68MffAZA6M/RK=2/RS=W5_bgBjZFBlLSdyaz1bZV4UGGxM-. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ "'Vampire Diaries' actor Michael Malarkey debuts haunting new album, 'Mongrels'—exclusive". Alternative Press. 7 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Musician And Actor Michael Malarkey Release New Single "Graveracer"". Frontview Magazine. Retrieved 30 November 2019.

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