Michael Zegen

Inside Biography

Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated American actor, Michael Zegan is well recognized for his role as probie firefighter Damien Keefe on FX Network’s TV drama, Rescue Me. He also appeared as a recurring character Dwight in more than 50 episodes of Late Show with David Letterman.

As of 2018, he worked in movies, Tyrel and The Seagull. He is also working as Joel Maisel in the TV series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He also worked in the small role in several TV series like Mercy, Love Monkey, and Girls.

Early Life And Education Of Michael Zegen

Michael Zegan was born Michael Jonathan Zegan on 20th February 1979 in Ridgewood, New Jersey under the birth sign Pisces. Zegan is American by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity.

Zegan is one of three sons of a teacher mother and a lawyer father. In 2001, he graduated from Skidmore College. Later, he became the member of 'Hottie$ Galore', a sketch comedy troupe.

Michael Zegan's Career

TV Series

Michael Zegen made his TV debut in 2004 from crime drama TV series, The Sopranos created by David Chase. The same year, Zegan appeared in FX’s comedy-drama TV series, Rescue Me. He grabbed huge fan following after his performance in that particular TV series.

He then worked in Love Monkey, Mercy, How to Make It in American, and Girl among others. Particularly, he is famous for:

TV Series Role IMDB Rating Cast Members
Rescue (2004-2011) Damien Keefe 8.4 Denis Leary, Andrea Roth, Daniel Sunjata and Callie Thorne.
The Walking Dead (2012) Randall Culver 7.9 Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Laren Cohan and Steven Yeun.

In 2011, he worked as Benny ‘’Bugsy’’ Siegel in Broadwalk Empire. For his performance in the series, he got nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards.

From 2017-18, Zegan played the character of Joel Maisel in period comedy-drama TV series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel alongside Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub and Cynthia Darlow.

In 2002, He appeared as the recurring character Dwight the Troubled Teen in CBS’s late-night talk show, Late Show with David Letterman hosted by David Letterman.


Zegan made his big screen debut in 2005 from the movie, Bittersweet Place. Two years later he shared the screen with Elisha Cuthbert, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant and Paul Dano, in horror film The Girl Next Door.

He then appeared in Assa s sination of a High School President, Adventureland, The Box, Brooklyn, and Frances Ha. As of 2018, he worked in Tyrel with Caleb Landry Jones, Jason Mitchell, Michael Cera, Christopher Abbott and Reg E. Cathey. Recently he portrayed the character of Mikhail in The Seagull which due to release in the U.S.A on May 11, 2018.

Micahel Zegan's Net Worth

Michael Zegan has an estimated net worth of $400 thousand as per some sources, however, the amount is still under review. Some of his movies that made a good collection at the box office include:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB Rating Awards and Nominations Cast Members
Adventureland (2009) $9.8 million $17.2 million 6.8
  • Nominated for Teen Choice Awards, Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds and Martin Starr.
The Box (2009) $30 million $33.3 million 5.6
  • Nominated for Visual Effects Society Awards.
Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella and Gillian Jacobs.
Frances Ha (2012) $3 million $11.3 million 7.4
  • Nominated for Bodi AwardsGolden Globe AwardsIndependent Spirit Awards and Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.
Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Mickey Summer and Grace Gummer.
Brooklyn (2015) $11 million $62.1 million 7.5
  • Won BAFTA Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy AwardsBAFTA and Critics' Choice Awards.
Saorise Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhell Gleeson and Julie Walters.

He has a French bulldog worth $1400-$2k.

Michael Zegan's Personal Life

Michael Zegan was linked to his co-star of The Walking Dead, Emily Kinney in 2012. Kinney was a s sumed to ber his alleged girlfriend after the pair were seen getting close during many red carpet events. However, both of them confirm anything regarding their relationship.

 Zegan was also linked to Rachel Brosnahan who plays his wife in the series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Their chemistry in the series sparked the dating rumors but in real life, Brosnahan is dating Jason Ralph. Hence, it can be a s sumed that Zegan is single in present days. But he does have someone special in his life and it is non-other than his pet dog, Rocky and his two cute little nephews and niece.

He is the member of the NYC sketch comedy group, Hottie$ Galore.

Here is the video where Rachel Brosnahan and Michael Zegan talks about the TV series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel:

by saru, 08 Apr, 2018

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