Michael Nathanson played series regular ‘Sam Stein’ on Marvel’s The Punisher for Netflix. He also played series regular 'Dr. Levi Zinberg' on the HBO/Cinemax series 'The Knick', produced and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Other TV credits include: ‘Succession’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘Unforgettable’, 'Chicago Med,' 'The Good Wife,' '30 Rock,' 'Rescue Me,' 'Elementary,' 'Law & Order,' 'Onion News Network,' 'Orange is the New Black,' 'Life with Kids,' a CBS pilot with Debra Messing. Film credits include: Side Effects (Dir. Steven Soderbergh, starring Jude Law and Rooney Mara); The Wolf of Wall Street (Dir. Martin Scorsese); Time Freak (Academy Award Nominee, Best Live-Action Short); The Happy Sad (dir. Rodney Evans,); After Party (dir. Amos Posner). Theatre Credits include shows with: Lincoln Center, Hangar Theatre, Yale Rep, Bucks County Playhouse, Two River Theater, and the Disney national tour of 'The Lion King,' in which he performed as Ed the Hyena, Timon, & Zazu. His most recent theater role was 'Ali Hakim' in the critically acclaimed sold out run of 'OKLAHOMA!' at St.Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY, named Best Show of the Year by Time Magazine. You've also seen him in many national commercials and heard him in many voiceovers and animated roles and audiobooks.
As a writer and producer, he has a number of festival shorts to his credit, including 'Tribute', distributed by Shorts International and available on ITUNES. He is in development on a half hour TV comedy series about parenting, co-written with Zach Baylin ('King Richard', 'Creed 3') called 'Drop-Off' and has another half hour comedy TV pilot in development with 20th Century Fox he wrote solo called “Fuck You, Mutants! Or: The Single Girl’s Guide to the Mutant Apocalypse’. He is currently in development on the sci-fi film ‘I CAN CHANGE’ which he co-wrote and is producing with Amy Lowe-Starbin (‘Kelly & Cal’), with Jennifer Carpenter (‘Dexter’) attached as producer and star. He is also producer on several projects from animator/writer Jason Porath (‘The Croods,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon’).
His geek based podcast based on his experience on The Punisher, ‘Killed Off’, is also in development, going into production soon with McVay Media and Benztown. Michael was a creative director & producer with the NYC based immersive cinema event production company BBQ FILMS, where he has collaborated with movie studios, production companies, and branded content partners from all over the globe, including the 'Blade Rave' at Terminal 5 in NYC, ‘Ghostbusters HQ’ with Sony and 'Return to TWIN PEAKS' with Showtime.
Michael is a graduate of the theater program at Northwestern University and attended RADA in London. He also trained in Improv at UCB and The Pit in NYC. Michael is represented by Lillian LaSalle/Sweet 180 Management, Innovative Artists, & Kaplan Stahler Literary Agency. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and twin 6 year old daughters.