Michael Cassidy (actor)

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Michael Cassidy
Born (1983-03-20) March 20, 1983 (age 38)
Other namesMike
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Laura Eichhorn (2006–present)

Michael Cassidy (born March 20, 1983)[1] is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Zach Stevens on The O.C. and as Tyler Mitchell on the TBS comedy Men at Work. He portrayed Jonathan Walsh on comedy People of Earth from the show's start in 2016 until its 2018 cancellation.

Early life[edit]

Cassidy was born in Portland, Oregon.[1] He graduated from La Salle High School in Milwaukie, Oregon, in 2001,[1] and graduated from the Two-Year Conservatory program at The New Actors Workshop in New York City in 2003.


Cassidy is perhaps best known for his role as Zach Stevens throughout the second season of the television series The O.C.; his character had an on-again/off-again relationship with Summer Roberts.[2] Cassidy also has a role in the movie Zoom.[2]

In 2007, Cassidy played Cliff Wiatt in The CW television program, Hidden Palms.[2]

Cassidy joined the cast of Smallville, a television show based on the DC Comics' superhero Superman, in the series' seventh season, starring as the new editor of the Daily Planet, Grant Gabriel, a love interest of Lois Lane. In truth, he was Julian Luthor, the cloned and aged brother of Lex.[3] In the episode "Persona," Cassidy's character was shot dead, marking the end of his character's saga. Cassidy later returned to the Superman franchise portraying Jimmy Olsen in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

He played Charlie Hogan, the best friend of Megan Smith (JoAnna Garcia) in the first fourteen episodes of the television show Privileged.[2]

Cassidy then portrayed Tyler Mitchell on the TBS show Men at Work for 3 seasons.

Cassidy also had small roles in the film Argo,[1] and in The Guilt Trip, both in 2012.

On February 27, 2015, Cassidy had joined NBC workplace comedy pilot, Not Safe for Work, however, the pilot was passed on.[4]

Cassidy joined TBS pilot People of Earth opposite Wyatt Cenac. It was picked up for series on January 7, 2016.[5] Cassidy played the charismatic and successful Jonathan Walsh, CEO of Walsh Media.

Personal life[edit]

In August 2006, Cassidy married girlfriend Laura Eichhorn,[6] whom he met in high school. They have three children.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Girl from Monday Ted
2005 Dare Johnny Short film
2006 The Break Wayne the Delivery Guy Short film
2006 Zoom Dylan West / Houdini
2008 San Gabriel Mike Short film
2012 Argo Jordan's Analyst
2012 The Guilt Trip Fake Andy Uncredited
2015 Night of the Living Deb Ryan Waverly Also producer
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Jimmy Olsen Cameo
2017 Angry River Holloway Short film
2017 The Stray Mitch Davis
2018 Dog Days Dr. Mike
2018 The Dare Project Johnny Short film
2018 Jingle Around the Clock Max Turner
2020 Breaking Fast Kal
2021 Army of the Dead Sergeant Cassidy


Year Title Role Notes
2004–05 The O.C. Zach Stevens 19 episodes
2007 Hidden Palms Cliff Wiatt 8 episodes
2007–08 Smallville Grant Gabriel 7 episodes
2008–09 Privileged Charlie Hogan 14 episodes
2010 Castle Greg McClintock Episode: "Anatomy of a Murder"
2010 The Pink House Unsold pilot
2012 Happy Endings Male Lead Episode: "The Shrink, the Dare, Her Date and Her Brother"
2012 Are You There, Chelsea? Jonathan Episode: "Pilot"
2012 Scandal Travis Harding Episode: "Hell Hath No Fury"
2012–14 Men at Work Tyler Mitchell 30 episodes
2013 Masters of Sex Dr. Malcolm Toll Episode: "Phallic Victories"
2015 Not Safe for Work Dale Unsold pilot
2015 Stalker Brian Mitchell Episode: "Love Kills"
2015–16 The Magicians James 4 episodes
2016 The Night Shift Sam 4 episodes
2016–17 People of Earth Jonathan Walsh Series Regular
2018 Station 19 Peter Episode: "Every Second Counts"
2018 The Guest Book Tim Episode: "Killer Party"
2019–20 The Rookie Caleb Wright 2 episodes
2020 Into The Dark Tom Episode: "Delivered"
2021 Resident Alien Dr. Ethan Stone 3 episodes
2021 Mythic Quest Peter Cromwell Episode: "Backstory!"


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Rockville CA Dax 2 episodes
2010 Blue Belle Daniel Episode: "A Dude in Vegas"
2012 CollegeHumor Originals Robert Episode: "Breaking Dawn Cheating Outtakes"
2014 Millennial Parents Leo Episode: "Tamed in the Man Cave"


  1. ^ a b c d Baker, Jeff (April 28, 2014). "18 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Portland". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  2. ^ a b c d "Privileged - Cast - Michael Cassidy". The CW. Archived from the original on 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
  3. ^ "Ausiello Report Exclusive: Smallville Snags Hidden Hunk". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-07-06.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (27 February 2015). "Michael Cassidy To Star In Aseem Batra Pilot, Sam Huntington In 'How We Live'". deadline.com.
  5. ^ Roots, Kimberly (7 January 2016). "TBS Greenlights Wyatt Cenac Comedy People of Earth, From Greg Daniels". tvline.com.
  6. ^ "Michael Cassidy Joins "Smallville" Cassidy recently starred in the show Castle". televisionista.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2007-07-07. In real life, Portland-born Cassidy married girlfriend Laura Eichhorn last August

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