Michael Harney Biography
Birthday: March 27, 1956 (Aries)
Born In: Bronx, New York, United States
Michael John Harney is an actor from America who has garnered fame for portraying Corrections Officer Sam Healy in the Netflix original series ‘Orange Is the New Black’. Active in the industry since 1992, Harney has appeared in about a hundred film and TV projects. He is originally from New York City and grew up deeply inspired by its legendary theatre culture. After receiving intense training from renowned acting teachers William Esper and Phil Gushee, he opened The Michael Harney Acting Studio in New York. While he was in New York City, he appeared in or served as a director on 80 plays and one-acts. Harney had his screen debut in the 1993 comedy-drama film ‘Italian Movie’. His first television appearance came in a 1994 episode of ‘L.A. Law’. In the ensuing years, he has portrayed various memorable characters in shows like ‘Law & Order’, ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘Deadwood’, ‘Weeds’, and ‘Project Blue Book’. He received three Screen Actors Guild Awards as a member of the cast of ‘Orange Is the New Black’.