With an expansive list of film and television credits spanning over 10 years,
MICHAEL KELLY (Detective Lester Ybarra) stars in the much-anticipated upcoming
HBO miniseries Generation Kill, premiering this July, which chronicles one U.S.
marine's journey in the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003. Kelly will also be
seen in the feature film The Narrows, directed by FranÃ§ois Velle, later this year.
In 2006, Kelly starred in Invincible opposite Mark Wahlberg. Kelly's other
feature film credits include the Universal Pictures blockbuster Dawn of the Dead,
directed by Zack Snyder; Tenderness, starring Russell Crowe; Broken English, written
and directed by Zoe Cassavetes and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007
Sundance Film Festival; and Loggerheads, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the
2005 Sundance Film Festival. Kelly also appeared in M. Night Shyamalan's
Unbreakable, Milos Forman's Man on the Moon and River Red.
On television, Kelly most recently played the recurring role of FBI Agent Ron
Goddard on The Sopranos and was a series regular on the USA Network television series
Kojak, with Ving Rhames and Chazz Palminteri, and the UPN action drama Level 9. He
has also guest-starred on numerous hit television shows, including Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit, Law & Order, CSI: Miami, The Shield, Judging Amy, The Jury and Third
A lifetime member of The Actors Studio, Kelly has performed in such plays as
Arthur Penn's production of Major Crimes, Theatre Studio's Miss Julie and a production
of In Search of Strindberg, staged in Stockholm, Sweden.
Kelly resides in New York City.
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