Michel Gill

Michel Gill (born April 16, 1960), also known as Michael Gill, is an American actor best known for playing President Garrett Walker in the Netflix series House of Cards and Gideon Goddard on Mr. Robot.

Michel Gill
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Born (1960-04-16) April 16, 1960 (age 59)
Other namesMichael Gill
EducationTufts University
Juilliard School (BFA)
Years active1984–present
Jayne Atkinson (m. 1998)

Early lifeEdit

Gill is a first generation American who was born in New York City, to a Jewish family. His parents managed to escape from the Holocaust.[1] Gill's first language was French. He studied at Aiglon College, a prestigious boarding school in Switzerland. After Aiglon, he attended Tufts University before transferring and graduating from the Juilliard School in 1985 (Group 14).[2][3]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Spencer Anderson Episode: "Gemini"
2013 The Good Wife Frederick Plunkett Episode: "Je Ne Sais What?"
2013–2014, 2016–2017 House of Cards President Garrett Walker 25 episodes
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2014)
2014 Person of Interest Rene Lapointe Episode: "Allegiance"
2015 Forever Dmitry Malakoff Episode: Best Foot Forward
2015-2016 Mr. Robot Gideon Goddard 11 episodes
2016-2017 The Get Down Herbert Gunns 8 episodes
2017 Ray Donovan Doug Landry 6 episodes
2018 Chicago Med Robert Haywood Dr Sarah Reese's estranged father
2019 God Friended Me Wilson Hedges 3 Episodes


Personal lifeEdit

Gill is married to fellow House of Cards actor Jayne Atkinson (Secretary of State Catherine Durant), whom he met when they were both in a production of "The Heiress" at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. [4] They began dating in 1992 and were married in 1998. Gill and Atkinson reside with their son in the Berkshires.[5]


  1. ^ https://maroontribune.com/uncategorized/2015/01/20/michel-gill-father-actor-violin-prodigy/
  2. ^ "Tennessee Williams: The Thin Ice of Human Dignity - The Juilliard School".
  3. ^ "6/02 NY - Masterclass with Jayne Atkinson and Michel Gill".
  4. ^ "The Real Life White House Affair of House of Cards".
  5. ^ "Stacking The Cards".

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