Bio

Oh, hi there! I'm Michael Cyril Creighton. You can also call me MCC, if you like. A lot of people do and I don't mind. Only my mom and people who know me from high school call me "Mike." 

   

 

 

Hi! I'm Michael Cyril Creighton. You can also call me "MCC" if you like, a lot of people do and I don't mind.  No one calls me "Mike," other than my mother and people from high school. You can also call me a "chubby snake" (the NY Times did) or "Sweaty" (the Village Voice did. Twice.)  I'm an actor and writer based in NY. Grew up on Long Island. Went to Emerson College in Boston.  Lost my accent somewhere in between.

You might know me from the season finale of HBO's "High Maintenance." I play Patrick, the lonely agoraphobic who is obsessed with Helen Hunt, La Croix and his dealer.  I first appeared in "High Maintenance" back when it was a web series and wrote & guest starred in the episode "Helen." I also popped up in the episode "Genghis."

I played clergy abuse survivor Joe Crowley in Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight," which won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture.  As part of the ensemble, I received a Robert Altman Award at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Upcoming stuff: Steven Spielberg's "The Papers" starring Meryl Streep & Tom Hanks, "Game Night" starring Rachel McAdams & Jason Bateman, "Home Again" starring Reese Witherspoon, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" Starring Melissa McCarthy, as well as a recurring role on season 2 of "Graves" and an episode of "Bob's Burgers." 

You can read a profile on me (and my work in "High Maintenance," "Spotlight" and more)  in the New Yorker by clicking HERE.

I was named a "Face To Watch" in the NY Times Spring Preview and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for my work as "Kevin" in Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss at Playwrights Horizons. 

I am a Writers Guild Award Winner for my web series "Jack in a Box."

Here are some of my credits:

TELEVISION: HBO's "High Maintenance,"  Louis CK's "Horace and Pete," CBS's "The Good Fight," Adult Swim's "Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter,"  Showtime's "Nurse Jackie," Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” NBC’s “30 Rock,” FX’s “Louie,” CBS's "2 Broke Girls," CBS’s “Person of Interest,"  FX's "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," LOGO’s “Jeffery & Cole Casserole" and an upcoming episode of Fox's "Bob's Burgers" in 2018.

FILM:  "Spotlight," "Coin Heist," "Sleeping With Other People," "Fits and Starts," "3rd Street Blackout," Towheads,” “How To Follow Strangers” and soon I'll pop up in "The Papers" directed by Steven Spielberg, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?," "Game Night," and "Home Again."

THEATRE:  Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss (Playwrights Horizons), Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2, You're Welcome and Cape Disappointment (all with The Debate Society), Joshua Conkel's MilkMilkLemonade and more. I was a founding member of the New York Neo-Futurists and performed weekly in “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind.”

WEB: I created a web series called “Jack in a Box,” which I starred in, produced, wrote and co-directed. The series ran from 2009-2012 and consisted of 31 episodes, dozens of cupcakes and a fair amount of funny-sad humor. It was written about in several publications and on several websites, including The New York TimesThe Huffington PostTime Out New YorkLe Monde ParisThe New York Daily NewsThe AV Club and I was named a “Digital All Star” by Backstage. The series won Best Web Pilot at the 2010 New York Television Festival and was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Original New Media two consecutive years in a row (2012 & 2013). In 2013, I won that award.  At the awards ceremony I cried in front of some of my idols. Then I ate tiny burgers and called it a night. My mother was very proud.  Other work on the web includes "High Maintenance," "The Outs," "Very Mary-Kate," "Eat Our Feelings" and more.

 I’m a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity and the Writers Guild.

I am represented by Stewart Talent & Industry Entertainment.

I'm glad you are here.