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Michael Ornstein

Ornstein studied acting as a child at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and later studied under Stella Adler. After high school, he enrolled in the Mason Gross School of the Arts. He quit after his first year and moved to New York City to begin working professionally. Ornstein's first film credit was in Crossing Delancey, where he played the minor character "Mickey". Television credits include a recurring role as Detective Bonnaventura on Homicide: Life on the Street, and a two-episode arc on Third Watch, as well as parts in Seinfeld, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Ornstein's stage acting credits span twenty-five years worth of new plays in New York City, in addition to creating the role of Louis Ironson in the 1991 World Premiere of Angels in America at the Eureka Theater in San Francisco. Ornstein plays Chuck Marstein on Sons of Anarchy.

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Jan 23, 1963 In Passaic - New Jersey - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Seinfeld 1989-07-05
Latest Project:
Series NCIS Los Angeles 2009-09-22
Known For
Poster of NCIS Los Angeles
Poster of Sons of Anarchy
Poster of Law and Order - Special Victims Unit
Poster of Seinfeld
Series NCIS Los Angeles Unknown 2009-09-22
Series Sons of Anarchy Chucky Marstein 2008-09-03
Series Law and Order - Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Series Third Watch Unknown 1999-09-23
Series Law and Order - Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie The Book of Life Computer Wizard 1998-08-22
Movie Man of the Year Mike Miller 1995-09-15
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie Blindsided Det. Sartucci 1993-01-20
Series Law and Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05