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Michael Stahl-Daivd in "The Project".

Michael Stahl-David (born 1982) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his television role as Sean Donnelly on The Black Donnellys and the lead role in the J. J. Abrams-produced film Cloverfield.


Early life[]

Stahl-David was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of physicians.[1] He graduated from Lincoln Park High School in 2001. He was in the Theater program. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago, IL. He is the older brother to Eric Stahl-David and R. Andrew Stahl-David, both of whom graduated from Whitney Young High School. Prior to his acting success, Michael Stahl-David was a well known graffiti artist in Chicago, which he has gone on to discuss recently in a Q&A with the Chicago Sun Times.


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. David began his television acting career in 2007, when he made a guest appearance as Riordan Grady in th series, Law & Order: Criminal Intent: episode "Players". Later in that year of 2007, David portrayed Sean Donnelly, one of the four Irish brothers, in the short-lived series The Black Donnellys. He has gained much notice for his lead role in the 2008 film Cloverfield and can be seen next in the film The Project (2008), now in post-production.


Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Project Justin (post-production)
Cloverfield Robert Hawkins Film
2007 The Black Donnellys Sean Donnelly TV Series
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Riordan Grady TV Series
2003 Uncle Nino Craig Film
2001 New Port South Rossetti Film

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