Kostroff, Michael 1961–

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Kostroff, Michael 1961–


Born May 22, 1961, in New York, NY; brother of Nina Kostroff–Noble (a producer and director).

Addresses: Agent— Don Buchwald and Associates,6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA90048. Manager— Holder Management, 5225 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials for Arby's restaurants, 2005; provided voice for commercials, including Rozerem sleep medication, 2006.


Film Appearances:

Radioman in submarine, Return from the River Kwai, Universal, 1989.

Conference room attorney, Liar Liar, Universal, 1997.

Detective Prang, Blunt, 1998.

Voice of the waiter, The Trumpet of the Swan (animated), TriStar, 2001.

Kubla Khan, Marco Polo: Return to Xanadu (animated), KOAN, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Pepper, The Steven Banks Show, PBS, 1994.

Francis, General Hospital, ABC, 1995.

Johnny Lala, Port Charles, ABC, 1999.

Maurice "Maury" Levy, The Wire, HBO, 2002–2008.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Editor, Surviving "Gilligan's Island": The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History (also known as Surviving "Gilligan's Island"), CBS, 2001.

Dan Ford, Dan's Detour of Life, 2008.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"The Wire" Odyssey, HBO, 2007.

"The Wire": The Last Word, HBO, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Harried man, "City Hall," Partners, Fox, 1995.

Carl, "Planbee," NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1997.

Lou, Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1997.

Carl, "Who's the Boss: Part 2," NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1998.

Mr. Kern, "Motherly Advice," The Geena Davis Show, ABC, 2000.

Mr. Kern, "Momma Bear," The Geena Davis Show, ABC, 2001.

Mr. Kern, "White Moms Can't Jump," The Geena Davis Show, ABC, 2001.

Floral designer, "You Can Count on Me," Providence, NBC, 2001.

Steve, "Sick as a Dog," Men, Women & Dogs, The WB, 2001.

Bill, "A Perfect Match," Felicity, The WB, 2001.

Mr. Thompson, "No Retreat," The King of Queens, CBS, 2001.

Mr. Thompson, "Food Fight," The King of Queens, CBS, 2002.

Toadie, "Company Picnic: Part 1," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2002.

Mr. Thompson, "Affidavit Justice," The King of Queens, CBS, 2003.

Richard Squire, "A Change Is Gonna Come," The West Wing, NBC, 2004.

Photographer, "A Very C. J. Christmas," 8 Simple Rules_ for Dating My Teenage Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules), ABC, 2004.

Rick Byers, "The Perfect Couple," The Inside, Fox, 2005.

Community theater director, "The Show Must Go On," ER, NBC, 2005.

"Ass Fat Jungle," Boston Legal, ABC, 2005.

Mr. Samuel Nelson Pope, "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang,"Veronica Mars, UPN, 2005.

Mr. Samuel Nelson Pope, "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner," Veronica Mars, UPN, 2005.

Mr. Samuel Nelson Pope, "The Quick and the Wed,"Veronica Mars, UPN, 2006.

Reporter Cy, "State of the Unions," Commander in Chief, ABC, 2006.

(Uncredited) Dr. Aaron Sands, "Blue Blood," The Closer, TNT, 2006.

Dr. Sands, "Heroic Measures," The Closer, TNT, 2006.

David Lagenfeld, "Nevada Day: Parts1&2," Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (also known as Studio 60), NBC, 2006.

Dr. David Cannon, "Helping Hands," Boston Legal, ABC, 2006.

Alan, "After Party," Stacked, Fox, 2006.

Mr. Metcalf, "Payback's a Witch," Charmed, The WB,2006.

The Wedding Bells, Fox, 2006.

Mr. Hunt, "Stuck in Amber," In Case of Emergency, ABC, 2007.

Milton Crest, "Partly Cloudy, with a Chance of Disaster," The Wedding Bells, Fox, 2007.

McAllister, "A Civil War," Life, NBC, 2007.

Dr. Cappell, "Hard Reset," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2008.

Also appeared as Alan, "No Cinco, Seis!," Ladies Man, CBS.

Stage Appearances:

Colonel Mustard, Clue: The Musical, Players Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Li'l Abner, Freud Playhouse, Los Angeles, 2008.

Also appeared as Milt, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, San Jose Repertory Theatre, San Jose, CA; Parchester, Me and My Girl; Nathan Detroit, Guys and Dolls; Roscoe Dexter, Singin' in the Rain; in El Grande de Coca–Cola, Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles; Kvetch, Odyssey Theatre; The Real Inspector Hound, Odyssey Theatre; Drop Dead, Court Theatre, Los Angeles; Telegram from Heaven, Hudson Theatre, Los Angeles.

Major Tours:

Toured as Mr. Marks and other characters, The Producers; in Les Miserables.



Letters from Backstage: The Adventures of a Touring Stage Actor, Allworth Press, 2005.