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Overview (3)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameMichael Kevin Spellman
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Film, television and stage actor Michael Spellman hails from Detroit, Michigan. After discovering his passion for acting at a young age, he attended New York City's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating from the school's Los Angeles campus in 1999. After furthering his skills at Oxford University's Balliol College, he made his way back to the states to formally pursue his career in acting. He made his film debut in the award-winning indie production How to Ace an Intervention (2005) and in his break-through television role, he played recurring character, Dr. Jim Babinski in the long-running series, ER. His first role in a major release was in Charlie Wilson's War (2008) directed by Mike Nichols, starring Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Spellman is also quite active on the Los Angeles stage, where he has appeared in numerous productions including the LA Weekly Award winning "The Grapes of Wrath" and the West Coast premiere of "Epic Proportions" both at the highly respected, West Coast Ensemble. He is also a member of The Actors' Gang theatre where he was seen in "The Seagull" (directed by Georges Bigot) and "Mephisto" (directed by Tim Robbins).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: jmw

Trivia (9)

His father, Joseph Thomas Spellman appeared in the Billy Crystal movie *61 as New York Yankees first base coach 'Wally Moses'. It was filmed in Detroit, Michigan at Tiger Stadium (which served as Yankee Stadium for the film).
He is an avid supporter or the Detroit Tigers Baseball Club.
He is a member of the Actors' Gang theatre in Culver City, California.
Graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1999.
Graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Livonia, Michigan [1997]. He was an active member of the Creative And Performing Arts (CAPA) program.
Born at 6:29 PM.
Is a member of the International Thespian Society (a group supporting theatre for high school students internationally).
He is third cousin, two generations removed, of aviator, Charles Lindbergh (b. 1902-1974). Their common ancestors were Charles H. Land (b. 1847-1919) and his wife, Evangeline (Lodge) Land (b. 1850-?) who were the grandparents of Lindbergh, and the great-great-grandparents of Michael Spellman.
He shares a biological lineage to Charles Lindbergh through his mother, Claire (Lodge) Spellman (b. 1938-2011).

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