Michael Joseph Kelly Jr. (born May 22, 1969) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Doug Stamper in House of Cards, as well as for roles in films such as Changeling, Dawn of the Dead, The Adjustment Bureau, Chronicle, Now You See Me, and Everest. He also appeared in the television miniseries Generation Kill, six episodes of The Sopranos as Agent Ron Goddard, the Criminal Minds spin-off series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, and as Dr. Edgar Dumbarton in Taboo.
Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the son of Maureen and Michael Kelly. His father is of Irish descent, and his mother is of Italian ancestry. He has one brother, Andrew, and two sisters, Shannon and Casey. He graduated from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia. He then attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.
|1998||Origin of the Species||Fisher|
|1999||Man on the Moon||Michael Kaufman|
|2004||Dawn of the Dead||CJ|
|Carlito's Way: Rise to Power||Rocco||Direct-to-DVD|
|Tooth & Nail||Viper|
|2008||Changeling||Detective Lester Ybarra|
|2009||Law Abiding Citizen||Bray|
|Did You Hear About the Morgans?||Vincent|
|2010||Nice Tie, Italiano!||The American||Short film|
|2011||The Adjustment Bureau||Charlie Traynor|
|2013||Now You See Me||Agent Fuller|
|Man of Steel||Steve Lombard|
|Secret in Their Eyes||Reginald Siefert|
|2018||All Square||John Zbikowski||Producer|
|2021||Outside the Wire||Eckhart|
|1994||Lifestories: Families in Crisis||Gym Manager||Episode: "A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story"|
|2000–01||Level 9||Wilbert 'Tibbs' Thibodeaux||12 episodes|
|2000||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Vet Tech Barry||Episode: "Slaves"|
|2001||Third Watch||Chip Waller||Episode: "The Relay"|
|2002||The Shield||Sean Taylor||Episode: "Dragonchasers"|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Mark||Episode: "Disappearing Acts"|
|Law & Order||Douglas Karell||Episode: "Asterisk"|
|2003||Judging Amy||Jack Barrett||Episode: "Just Say Oops"|
|E.D.N.Y.||Anderson||Unsold TV pilot|
|2004||The Jury||Keen Dwyer||Episode "Last Rites"|
|2005||Kojak||Detective Bobby Crocker||9 episodes|
|2006–07||The Sopranos||Agent Ron Goddard||6 episodes|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Luke Dixon||Episode: "Confrontation"|
|2007||CSI: Miami||Lucas Wade||Episode: "Born to Kill"|
|2008||Law & Order||Gary Talbot||Episode: "Falling"|
|Generation Kill||Capt. Bryan Patterson||7 episodes|
|Fringe||John Mosley||Episode: "The Arrival"|
|2009||Washingtonienne||Paul Movius||Unsold TV pilot|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Jonathan "Prophet" Sims||Episode: "The Fight"|
|2011||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Terrence Brooks||Episode: "Boots on the Ground"|
|Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||Jonathan "Prophet" Sims||13 episodes|
|The Good Wife||Mickey Gunn||2 episodes|
|2011–13||Person of Interest||Mark Snow||7 episodes|
|2013–18||House of Cards||Douglas "Doug" Stamper||73 episodes|
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2015–17,19)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2015–16)
|2016||Black Mirror||Arquette||Episode: "Men Against Fire"|
|2017||Taboo||Dr. Edgar Dumbarton||7 episodes|
|The Long Road Home||Gary Volesky||6 episodes|
|2019||Jack Ryan||Mike November||Main role (Season 2)|
|2020||The Comey Rule||Andrew McCabe||miniseries|
- "Michael Kelly". Biography. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
- "Michael Kelly Biography (1968-)". Filmreference.com. 1968-05-22. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
- "House of Cards star Michael Kelly reveals his Irish ancestry | Goss.ie | First for Irish celebrity news". Goss.ie. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
- "Michael Kelly on Twitter: "@Shaneleno @modekelly she is 100% Italian and Dad is 100% Irish. God bless em both. I love my folks!"". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
- Shattuck, Kathryn (2 June 2017). "How Michael Kelly, Actor on 'House of Cards,' Spends His Sundays". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 June 2017.