Michael Laurence

is an award-winning actor and writer. He is known for his recurring roles as Curtis ‘Caddie’ DeVille on NBC’s Shades of Blue (opposite Jennifer Lopez), the eco-terrorist Maddox Beck on NBC’s The Blacklist, Cutter the Vet on the cult hit The Heartshe Holler on Adult Swim, and the mysterious Barry the Homeless Man on FX’s Damages, among many other TV and film credits.
He has performed leading roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway, in top regional theaters, and internationally.

He is the playwright of the acclaimed Off-Broadway plays Krapp,39 (Drama Desk Award nomination, Soho Playhouse/London/Dublin/Edinburgh), Hamlet in Bed (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Pleasance Theatre/Edinburgh), and the upcoming Cincinnatus. 

He is the co-creator (with playwright-performer Edgar Oliver) of Chop Off Your Ear and the writer/director of the feature film Escape Artists.

Other screenplays include Hamlet in Bed and the feature adaptation of Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore.

He has guest-starred on Prodigal Son, Evil, The Good Wife, Elementary, Person Of Interest, Hit & Run, Law & Order: SVU, Third Watch, Johnny Zero, FX, GhostStories, As the World Turns, and Jonathan Ames’ What’s Not To Love? for SHOWTIME.
Film acting credits include The Last Thing Mary Saw (upcoming), Can You Ever Forgive Me?, One For the Money (w/ Katharine Heigl), Man On A Ledge (w/ Sam Worthington & Ed Harris), A Walk In The Park (directed by Amos Poe), The Operator, Follow Me Outside, Room314, Escape Artists, Claire Dolan, Torte Blume, Tell Me The Truth, The Chase, Standing In the Current, Love God, The Minister’s Black Veil, Particles of Truth, and other indies.

Theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, and Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms, the world premiere of Coal Country (Public Theater), the New York premiere of Appropriate (Signature Theatre, OBIE-winning play), the world and New York premieres of Samuel D. Hunter’s The Few (Old Globe and Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), the Off-Broadway premieres of Opus and The Morini Strad and Discord (Primary Stages), the American premiere of Poison (Origin Co., Off-Broadway), the Off-Broadway premiere of Dael Orlandersmith’s Horsedreams (Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre), the Off-Broadway premiere of Marielle Heller’s Diary of a Teenage Girl (New Georges/3LD), the Off-Broadway revival of Two Rooms by Lee Blessing (Platform Group).

ALSO: John Proctor in The Crucible (Hartford Stage), Mikey Dillon in Good People (Huntington Theatre), Starbuck in The Rainmaker (Arena Stage), Eric Bogosian’s Humpty Dumpty (McCarter Theatre), Lydie Breeze (NYTW), Tooth of Crime and Book of Days (Signature Theater, NYC), Edward II (Expanded Arts).

He performed in Arthur Nauzyciel’s acclaimed production of Genet’s Splendid’s at Theatre National de La Colline in Paris (& French tour).

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he studied at NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Experimental Theatre Wing. 
After college, he cut his teeth on the classics at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., then immersed himself in the downtown NYC theatre scene where he worked with legends Joe Chaiken, Judith Malina, Eric Bogosian, Ryscard Cieslak, Edgar Oliver, Sam Shepard, and Anne Bogart among many others.