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Years active
  
1985–present

Name
  
Michael Dolan

Role
  
Theatre actor


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Born
  
June 21, 1965 (age 58) (
1965-06-21
)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Occupation
  
Actor, director, educator

Education
  
University of Texas at Austin

Movies
  
Hamburger Hill, Biloxi Blues, The Turning, Necessary Roughness, Liberace: Behind the Music

Similar People
  
John Irvin, Geoff Marslett, Stan Dragoti, Mike Nichols, David Greene

Michael Dolan (born June 21, 1965) is an American theatre and film actor, director and educator from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.

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Acting career

Michael Dolan's interest in cinema traces back to age 10 when he filmed a remake of Summer of '42 (1971), entitled Summer of '76. He dropped out of high school when he was 17 and moved to New York to become an actor. His professional career commenced in 1985, at age 20, with an off-broadway stage debut in the Albert Innaurato play Coming of Age in Soho and a pair of TV appearances. This was followed in 1987 with roles in the films Light of Day with Michael J. Fox and the ensemble cast Hamburger Hill.

On Broadway Dolan appeared in the stage productions of Breaking the Code (1987–88) and A Few Good Men (1989–91).

In 1988 Michael Dolan won the role of Pvt. James J. Hennesey in the film version of Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues with Matthew Broderick and the role of Scott Thorson in the Canada-US made-for-TV movie biography Liberace: Behind the Music. Among his other film credits are Necessary Roughness (1991), The Turning (1992), Courage Under Fire (1996) and Lolita (1997); on TV three episodes of I'll Fly Away (1992), one episode of The Outer Limits (1995), and two episodes of Law & Order (1993–1995).

Dolan appears in the 1999 TNT Network made-for-cable movie The Hunley telling the tale of the H. L. Hunley, a submarine of the Confederate States of America. He is featured in Geoff Marslett’s rotoscoped 2010 sci-fi romantic comedy film Mars as ESA Commander David Jones.

Subsequent careers

Dolan wrote and directed the 1997 film Arrow Shot that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. "My short film was very successful with Sundance, over 50 festivals and many European sales and a two-year run on Bravo," he said in a recent interview".

Using the moniker of "Mike Dolan," his feature film directorial debut was in 2010 with Dance with the One, shot in Austin, Texas, with a primarily local cast, crew and soundtrack. "I wanted to spend more time writing so I accepted a three year fellowship to the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas in 2004. There I became involved in the development of several feature projects including Dance With The One", says Dolan. "When the University of Texas Film Institute decided to make Dance they asked me to pitch to direct it".

Michael Dolan's accreditation includes B.A. at Empire State College, MS at City College of New York and MFA at the University of Texas. Dolan has been on the staff at St. Stephen's Episcopal School since 2007.

Filmography

Actor
2019
Charles & The Duke (Short) as
Officer Larry Cobb
2010
Mars as
ESA Commander David Jones
2009
Friday Night Lights (TV Series) as
Dr. Jerome Garth
- Tomorrow Blues (2009) - Dr. Jerome Garth
1999
The Hunley (TV Movie) as
Becker
1997
Peacekeepers (TV Movie) as
MCpl. Zool
1997
Lolita as
Dick
1996
Courage Under Fire as
Orderly
1996
Chasing the Dragon (TV Movie) as
Hal
1993
Law & Order (TV Series) as
Keith Coleman / Ensign Evan Walters
- Angel (1995) - Keith Coleman
- Conduct Unbecoming (1993) - Ensign Evan Walters
1995
New York Undercover (TV Series) as
Mark
- The Highest Bidder (1995) - Mark
1995
The Outer Limits (TV Series) as
Rob Anderson
- Dark Matters (1995) - Rob Anderson
1992
Rock Bottom (Short) as
Chris Murphy
1992
I'll Fly Away (TV Series) as
Francis
- The Third Man (1992) - Francis
- Since Walter (1992) - Francis
- Eighteen (1992) - Francis
1992
The Turning as
Clifford Harnish
1991
Necessary Roughness as
Eric 'Samorai' Hansen
1991
In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (TV Movie) as
Earl Mackie
1988
Liberace: Behind the Music (TV Movie) as
Scott Thorsen
1988
Biloxi Blues as
James J. Hennesey
1987
Hamburger Hill as
Pvt. Harry Murphy
1987
The Barbusters (AKA Joan Jett & The Blackhearts) - Light of Day (Music Video short) as
Gene Bodine
1987
Light of Day as
Gene Bodine
1986
The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) as
Assistant Coach
- Young Again (1986) - Assistant Coach
1985
The Execution of Raymond Graham (TV Movie) as
Richie Neal
1985
The Edison Twins (TV Series) as
J.J.
- The Fix (1985) - J.J.
Director
2019
Charles & The Duke (Short)
2011
Antidote for Despair (Short)
2011
Slacker 2011 (segment "Burglary")
2010
Dance with the One (as Mike Dolan)
Producer
2019
Charles & The Duke (Short) (producer)
2017
Love's Labour's Lost (producer) / (supervising producer)

References

Michael Dolan Wikipedia


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