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Overview (2)

Born in Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Mosley has been bringing characters to life in film, television, and on stage for the past decade. Mosley can currently be seen starring on the USA series "Sirens," created by Denis Leary and Bob Fisher. The comedy based on the BBC show of the same name, follows three fast, ball-busting Chicago EMT's whose chief talents are saving lives and self-sabotage. On the film front, Mosley can next be seen in MGM's HOT PURSUIT opposite Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara [to be released May 2015]. He can also be seen in OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN, alongside Chad Michael Murray, Alexandra Breckenridge and directed by Liz Hinlein.

Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Mosley is an Alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and was a 2001 company member. Upon graduating he performed in numerous theaters including the SoHo Playhouse, Cherry Lane, and Michael Imperioli's Studio Dante. He starred in Itamar Moses', Back Back Back at Manhattan Theatre Center, and in 2010 starred as the Gentlemen Caller in Roundabout's adaptation of The Glass Menagerie opposite Judith Ivey, Patch Darragh, and Keira Keeley. The production earned a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival. Film credits include Touchstone Pictures THE PROPOSAL, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND, and Fox 2000 Pictures' 27 DRESSES. Mosley has also appeared in a host of independent features including SWIMMERS directed by Doug Sadler, where he starred alongside Cherry Jones, Sean Hatosy, and Sarah Paulson. SWIMMERS went to the Sundance Film Festival, and won the New American Cinema Award at the Seattle International Film Festival.

In 2006 Mosley booked a recurring role on NBC's "Kidnapped" opposite Timothy Hutton, Dana Delany, Jeremy Sisto, Olivia Thirlby, and Delroy Lindo. Later that year he was cast in "Alpha Mom," another pilot for NBC directed by Bill Lawrence, who would later remember him and cast him as a series regular in the 9th season of the hit comedy series "Scrubs." From 2009-10, Mosley starred as "Drew Suffin" in the farewell season of the ABC series. His role as the cynical, anti-social, med school dropout garnered him critical acclaim. He then went on to co-star as "Ted Vanderway" on ABC's "Pan Am," opposite Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, and Kelly Garner. Other television credits include: recurring roles on A&E's "Longmire," FX's "Justified," NBC's "30 Rock," ABC's "Last Resort" CBS' "The Education of Max Bickford," and ABC's "Castle" as "Jerry Tyson," the 3XK killer. He has also held numerous guest starring roles, including ABC's "Happy Endings," TNT's "The Closer," and HBO's "Generation Kill," and "The Wire."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Persona PR

Spouse (1)

Anna Camp (29 January 2010 - 2013) ( divorced)

Trivia (7)

Former guitarist of Cedar Falls band 'Hostage Boy'.
Gained theatrical experience in the "47 Seconds" Drama Troupe which advocated the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence.
Former guitarist for band 'Hostage Boy' of Cedar Falls, Iowa, with one demo released to date.
One of two actors who attended Cedar Falls High School and community acting classes and went on to be in professional film. The other, Troy Boleyn (aka T.G. Boleyn), was an actor in the "47 Seconds" drama troupe with Mosley. Both are advocates for child-abuse prevention.
Attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York from 1998 to 2001.
First professional job was as Joseph Gordon-Levitt's understudy in the (New York) off-Broadway premiere of Austin Pendleton's "Uncle Bob". The play also starred George Morfogen and was produced by Steven Sendor.
Although he only appeared in four episodes, his role as Jerry Tyson/3XK is one of Castle (2009)'s most popular recurring antagonists.

Personal Quotes (15)

I think that there's a fine line between comedy and drama.
I think that there's a fine line between comedy and drama. I think that ultimately, the less winking that's going on when you're doing comedy - and this is just my own thing, and maybe it's why I've never been hired in comedy except by Bill Lawrence - but I think that the less winking you do with comedy, the better off you are.
The first heart you win over is that casting director. In first meetings, they'll be the ones who see your pitch for the character. And then as you get further up, they'll be the ones reading with you in front of the network.
We play make-believe and dress up for a living. One goes, one doesn't go, whatever. I don't understand how you can get bitter or jaded. We're just so lucky to get to do this.
There's no enemy in the auditioning process. Everybody wants you to be the right person when you walk in the room. We're all just trying to make a soup here, and they're trying to figure out the right ingredients for the soup.
Every audition, I walk out the door and throw the sides away immediately. You did it, now go home. And to me, that's kind of a baptism. If they call you, they call you. And if they don't, it's fine.
To spoon-feed people their comedy is not the proper evolution of the art.
Flying, for some reason, has never been my favorite thing, but after taking some aviation classes and reading about it and learning about it... They've been doing this for over a hundred years, they've been to the moon and back; they kind of have a good system going here.
A lot of times, directors don't know how to speak to actors, or writers don't know how to communicate.
In the sixth grade, I auditioned for a play called 'Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.' I got the lead, and I was terrified, but I went and did it.
A lot of producers and creative types want to see you be you. Throw something else out there and show them where you would take this part. A lot of them are launching shows for the first time, so they've got a lot riding on this, too, and they want you to be their flight.
'Scrubs' has always had a very loyal fan base. When it started out, it was an explosion because it was after 'Friends,' but I think there have been times where it has peaked and valleyed.
I've been on pilots. I've seen shows come and go. I know that this stuff is all very fleeting, so I try to keep it cool.
As far as the 'Mad Men' thing, I love 'Mad Men.' It's one of my favorite shows; I think it's an amazing series.
I definitely think that typecasting is something that happens all the time.

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