Michael Gladis

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Michael Gladis
Michael Gladis by Gage Skidmore.jpg
At San Diego Comic Con International, July 2011
Born Michael James Gladis
(1977-08-30) August 30, 1977 (age 41)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present

Michael James Gladis[1] (born August 30, 1977) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Paul Kinsey in the television series Mad Men; he appeared in the series' first three seasons, and as a guest star in the show's fifth season.

Early life

Gladis was born in Houston, Texas. He was raised in Farmington, Connecticut, the son of a sales and marketing executive. He graduated from Farmington High School in 1995.[2] Inspiration for a life of acting originated from the time he spent volunteering for theater productions at Miss Porter's School, the internationally known all-girls school in town, where he knew male actors were needed.[3][4] He started his college career at the SUNY School of Art Design at Alfred University before transferring to State University of New York at New Paltz, from which he earned a B.A. in theatre in 1999.[5][6]


Prior to Mad Men, he played Eugene Rossi in four episodes of Third Watch. He formerly starred in the Adult Swim comedy Eagleheart. Gladis appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit titled "Branded" and in an episode of Leverage titled "The 15 Minute Job". He also provided the voice and MotionScan of Dudley Lynch in the game L.A. Noire and was Senior Seaman Yevgeny Borzenkov in the 2002 film K19: The Widowmaker. In 2015, he portrayed Lieutenant Matias in the science fiction action film Terminator Genisys.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 K-19: The Widowmaker Yevgeny Borzenkov
2004 Press Gang Brian Short film
2012 Argument with Beth Behrs & Michael Gladis, TheThe Argument with Beth Behrs & Michael Gladis Short film
2013 Armed Response Bruce
2013 Devil's Knot Dan Stidham
2013 Knights of Badassdom King Diamond
2013 Low Expectations Pernell Roberts Short film
2014 Not Safe for Work John Ferguson / Whistle Blower
2014 Without Word T.S. Garp Gault
2015 Terminator Genisys Lt. Matias


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Hack Dan Kelley Episode: "Out of the Ashes"
2003 Third Watch Eugene Rossi Recurring role (4 episodes)
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Donny Episode: "Prisoner"
2007 Life Dean Gill Episode: "Serious Control Issues"
2007-2009, 2012 Mad Men Paul Kinsey Regular role (40 episodes)
2009 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Mark Richardson Episode: "Lifeguard"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Randall Episode: "Love Sick"
2010 Medium Dave Anderson Episode: "The Match Game"
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bill Dixon Episode: "Branded"
2011 House Jaimie Episode: "Family Practice"
2011 L.A. Noire Dudley Lynch (voice) Video game
2011 Leverage Reed Rockwell Episode: "The 15 Minutes Job"
2011-2012 Eagleheart Chief Main role (13 episodes)
2012 How I Met Your Mother Chester Episode: "Trilogy Time"
2013 Justified Kenneth Episode: "Money Trap"
2013 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Curtis Wiley Episode: "Red Lacquer Nail Polish"
2013 Revolution Militia Boat Captain Episode: "The Love Boat"
2014 Reckless Deputy Chief Holland Knox Main role (6 episodes)
2015 Battle Creek Robert Whitehall Episode: "Heirlooms"
2015 Extant Nate Malone Recurring role


  1. http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/20902?c=search&first=michael&last=gladis
  2. http://www.fpsct.org/uploaded/Central_Office/Nov2007FPS.pdf
  3. "Miss Porter's To `Mad Men'". tribunedigital-thecourant.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Exclusive BoK talk with Michael Gladis–NOT a poseur". Basket of Kisses.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. http://www.newpaltz.edu/observer/spring08.pdf
  6. "Low-Keyed But Self-Assured Newcomer". Backstage.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "New Terminator Genisys TV Spot Helps Out". Dread Central.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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