With an expansive list of film and television credits spanning over 10 years, MICHAEL KELLY (Detective Lester Ybarra) stars in the much-anticipated upcoming HBO miniseries Generation Kill, premiering this July, which chronicles one Marine’s journey in the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003. Kelly will also be seen in the feature film The Narrows, directed by François Velle later this year.
In 2006, Kelly starred in Invincible opposite Mark Wahlberg. Kelly’s other feature film credits include the Universal Pictures blockbuster Dawn of the Dead, directed by Zach Snyder; Tenderness, starring Russell Crowe; Broken English, written and directed by Zoe Cassavetes and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival; and Loggerheads, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Kelly also appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, Milos Forman’s Man on the Moon and River Red (Sundance Film Festival).
On television, Kelly most recently played the recurring role of FBI Agent Ron Goddard on The Sopranos, and was a series regular on the USA Network television series Kojak, with Ving Rhames and Chazz Palminteri, and the UPN action drama, Level 9. He has also guest-starred on numerous hit television shows, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order, CSI: Miami, The Shield, Judging Amy, The Jury and Third Watch.
A lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio, Kelly has performed in such plays as Arthur Penn’s production of Major Crimes, Theatre Studio’s Miss Julie and a production of In Search of Strindberg, staged in Stockholm, Sweden.
Kelly resides in New York City.