Michael Stahl-David (born October 28, 1982) is an American actor, known for his role as Sean Donnelly on the NBC drama series The Black Donnellys and his lead role as Robert Hawkins in the J. J. Abrams-produced film Cloverfield.
Stahl-David was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of physicians. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago. He is the older brother to Eric Stahl-David and R. Andrew Stahl-David, both of whom graduated from Whitney Young Magnet High School. Prior to his acting career, Stahl-David was a graffiti artist in Chicago.
Stahl-David began his acting career in 2001, when he played a minor role of Rossetti in New Port South. Later in 2003, he also played a minor role as Craig in Uncle Nino. During this time he was active in the Chicago theater scene, appearing in plays at the Steppenwolf Theatre (One Arm, Theater District), Victory Gardens Theater (Cider House Rules, Lost in Yonkers), and the Goodman Theatre (The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?) Shortly after arriving in New York in 2005, he appeared as Peter in The Diary of Anne Frank at the Papermill Playhouse. In the winter of 2007 he enjoyed critical success in his role in The Overwhelming Off-Broadway. Stahl-David began his television acting career in 2007, when he made a guest appearance as Riordan Grady in the series Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Players". Later in 2007, he portrayed Sean Donnelly, one of the four Irish brothers, in the short-lived series The Black Donnellys. His most recent film appearance was in J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield as Rob. In September 2008, Stahl-David starred in and directed the web series Michael Stahl-David: Behind the Star on Crackle.
In 2010, Stahl-David starred in the ABC mockumentary series My Generation, which was cancelled after two episodes due to low ratings. Stahl-David starred as Kevin in the Off-Broadway play Picked at New York City's Vineyard Theatre from April 6 to May 15, 2011. Stahl-David also starred in the 2014 paranormal romance film In Your Eyes as one of the lead roles.
|2001||New Port South||Rossetti|
|2008||Cloverfield||Robert "Rob" Hawkins|
|2010||No Deal||Mark||Short film; also producer and writer|
|2012||Girls Against Boys||Simon|
|2013||Love & Air Sex||Stan|
|2014||In Your Eyes||Dylan Kershaw|
|2015||Lay in Wait||Robert||Short film|
|2016||LBJ||Robert F. Kennedy|
|2017||The Light of the Moon||Matt|
|2019||The Cloverfield Files||Robert "Rob" Hawkins|
|2007||The Black Donnellys||Sean "Seanny" Donnelly||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Riordan Grady||Episode: "Players"|
|2009||Kings||Paul Ash||3 episodes|
|2009||Numbers||Josh Skinner||Episode: "Animal Rites"|
|2009||Mercy||Phil||Episode: "I Believe You Conrad"|
|2010||My Generation||Steven Foster||Main cast; 2 episodes|
|2012||Person of Interest||William Ingram||2 episodes|
|2013||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Teddy||Episode: "Teddy Trouble..."|
|2014||New Girl||Ian||Episode: "Goldmine"|
|2015||Newsreaders||Chip Dunstreet||Episode: "How the Sausage Is Made; Lottery Winners Lose"|
|2015||The Good Wife||Nathan Bacevich||Episode: "Undisclosed Recipients"|
|2015||Show Me a Hero||James Surdoval||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
|2015||Just in Time for Christmas||Jason Stewart||Television film|
|2017||Narcos||DEA agent Chris Feistl||Main cast for Season 3|
|2018||The Deuce||Kenneth||Main cast for Season 2|
|2008||T Takes||The guest in room 102||Episode: "Room 102"|
|2007||Strangers Knocking||N/A||Acorn Theater|
May 14 – June 3, 2007
|2007||The Overwhelming||Geoffrey Exley||Laura Pels Theatre|
October 23 – December 23, 2007
April 6 – May 15, 2011
|2013–14||The Commons of Pensacola||Gabe||Manhattan Theatre Club|
November 21, 2013 – February 9, 2014
|2015–16||Buzzer||Don||The Public Theater|
March 21, 2015 – April 28, 2015
- "Michael Stahl-David, Evil Face Interview: Bradway.com Buzz". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
- Elder, Robert K. (January 18, 2008). "'Cloverfield' star a local artist in several media". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- New York Times October 24, 2007
- "Worth watching: 'Behind the Star' with Michael Stahl-David". LA Times. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
- "ABC Unveils 2010–11 Primetime Schedule". The Futon Critic. May 18, 2010. Retrieved May 29, 2010.
- Gorman, Bill (October 1, 2010). "ABC Cancels 'My Generation'". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- "Picked". Vineyard Theatre. Retrieved July 7, 2014.