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Michael J. Burg is a film, television and stage actor and a longtime member of the Actors Studio. He is also active in the world of independent film producing. Having served as executive producers for the 2011 feature film, Turbine and the 2017 feature film The Eyes.
Over the past 20-plus years Michael has worked with some of the finest directors in the industry, including Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee, Spike Lee, Neil Jordan, Lasse Hallstrom, Bennett Miller, Niels Arden Oplev, Morgan Spurlock, Mary Harron and Amy Poehler.
Michael has depicted Truman Capote three times, most notably opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt in The Audrey Hepburn Story. Ironically, he also appeared in Capote opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, playing Tennessee Williams, a distant cousin of Truman Capote's. His scenes as Capote were not in the final cut of The Hoax. Lastly he played Capote in the ABC series Life on Mars.
Some of Burg's recent credits include the feature film Love is Strange appearing opposite Alfred Molina and John Lithgow, Broad City on Comedy Central, the role of Detective Charley Griggs in Gotham, HBO's The Night Of directed and written by Steve Zaillian and recurring roles in HBO's series Vinyl, created by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terrance Winter, Season 6 of Orange is the New Black, AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies, and Showtime’s Ray Donovan.