Michael Stahl-David

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Star on Take Care

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  • Michael studied at the prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. There he starred in a variety of theater productions, such a One Arm at the Steppenwolf and The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? at the Goodman Theater. Michael graduated from the Theater Department of Columbia College in Chicago in 2005 with a bachelor degree in Theater Arts. Stahl-David has appeared in movies like 2003’s Uncle Nino and 2001’s New Port South. In 2006, Michael starred in the Paper Mill Playhouse's production of The Diary of Anne Frank as Peter Van Daan. The new series The Black Donnellys which aired on Feb. 26 2006, is Michael's first television role. He plays Sean Donnelly, the youngest of four Irish brothers profiled in this new NBC drama.moreless

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    Michael Stahl-David

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    • Michael Stahl-David: (talking about the speculation on Cloverfield) It's interesting to me how much people like to solve a puzzle, and how much you can make something about something that it's not and find evidence to support it. You can prove anything almost.

    • Michael: (about filming in New York) It's like another character. It just does so much for me.

    • Michael: (talking about the public hype and speculation surrounding Cloverfield) It's interesting to me how much people like to solve a puzzle, and how much you can make something about something that it's not and find evidence to support it.

    • Michael: (On who he looks to for inspiration) Tony Kushner. David Simon. People who make political art that entertains.

    • Michael: (On his last year of high school) I wasn't really on track. I was messing around with graffiti art and wasn't sure I wanted to be an actor anymore. I thought I wanted to be a history teacher.

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    • In an interview with Variety, Michael Stahl-David named Tony Kushner and David Simon as the persons he looks to for inspiration. He told the interviewer that people who make political art that entertains are inspiring to him.

    • One of Michael's dream projects would be to collaborate with Iraqi refugees in making a film. He wants to show the humanity on both sides of the occupation through the film.

    • Michael Stahl-David named Dan Eldon, a photojournalist killed in Somalia, as the real-life person he would most like to play in a movie.

    • Before becoming an actor, one of Michael's jobs was pedaling tourists around midtown New York as a pedicab driver. This was his job right before getting a part in NBC's The Black Donellys.

    • Michael got a good start in his career by studying at Lincoln Park High School, an institution well-known for its drama program. According to Michael, casting directors would come to his school in Chicago, allowing him and his schoolmates a chance to audition for movies, pilots and commercials.

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