Michael Gladis

Michael Gladis

Gladis at the July 2011 San Diego Comic Con International
Born Michael James Gladis
(1977-08-30) August 30, 1977
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002present

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 and a state worker. 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 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
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 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 38 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 Leverage Reed Rockwell Episode: "The 15 Minutes Job"
2011–2012 Eagleheart Chief 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 13 episodes
2015 Battle Creek Robert Whitehall Episode: "Heirlooms"
2015 Extant Nate Malone 6 episodes
2015 House of Lies John Andrews 3 episodes
2015 The Librarians Frankenstein's Monster Episode: "And the Broken Staff"
2016 Elementary Rodger Stapleton Episode: "Hounded"
2016 Feed the Beast Patrick "The Tooth Fairy" Woichik

Video game

Year Title Role
2011 L.A. Noire Dudley Lynch (voice)


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