Last Updated: January 29, 2024
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$4 Million
May 22, 1969 (54 years old)
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Actor, Musician
United States of America
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  1. Early Life
  2. Career
  3. Personal Life

What is Michael Kelly's Net Worth?

Michael Kelly is an American actor who has a net worth of $4 million. Michael Kelly is perhaps best known for his role as Doug Samper in the Netflix drama series "House of Cards." He has also appeared in the Amazon Prime Video thriller series "Jack Ryan," "The Sopranos," "Dawn of the Dead," "Taboo," and "Criminal Minds," among other series and films.

Early Life

Michael Kelly was born on May 22, 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents Maureen Michael Kelly. He grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia. His father is of Irish descent and his mother is of Italian ancestry. After completing high school, Kelly enrolled at Coastal Carolina University. He graduated in 1992 with a degree in performing arts.


Kelly began his career in acting soon after completing his degree in performing arts. He landed his first onscreen role in 1994 when he was cast in an episode of "Lifestories: Families in Crisis." His next roles came in the 1998 films "Origin of the Species" and "River Red." In 1999, he appeared in the film "Man on the Moon" as Michael Kaufman.

In 2000, he landed his first major television role when he was cast in "Level 9" as Wilbert 'Tibbs' Thibodeaux. He appeared in 12 episode of the science-fiction series between 2000 and 2001. He also appeared in an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and in the film "Unbreakable" in 2000. In 2001, he had a guest role in an episode of "Third Watch" and then appeared in "The Shield," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and "Law & Order" in 2002. The following year, he appeared in "Judging Amy" and in the pilot episode for "E.D.N.Y.," though the latter sold was never made.

In 2004, Kelly was cast in the film "Dawn of the Dead" as CJ. He also appeared in an episode of "The Jury." The following year, he appeared in the films "Loggerheads" and "Carlito's Way: Rise to Power." He also was cast as Detective Bobby Crocker in nine episodes of "Kojak," appearing in nine episodes of the show in 2005.

In 2006, Kelly landed a recurring role in the popular series "The Sopranos" as Agent Ron Goddard. He appeared in six episodes of the show until 2007. He also appeared in the films "Out There" and "Invincible." In 2007, he had a role in a short film called "Zoe's Day" and appeared in the film "Tooth & Nail" in addition to having a guest starring role on an episode of "CSI: Miami." He appeared in "Law & Order," "Fringe," and seven episodes of "Generation Kill" in 2008 in addition to landing roles in the films "Changeling," "The Narrows," and "Tenderness."

Michael Kelly

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Kelly was busy in 2009, as he appeared in four films – "Law Abiding Citizen," "The Afterlight," "Defendor," and "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" He also worked on the show "Washingtonienne," though it was not ultimately made. In 2010, he appeared in "Criminal Minds" and in the film "Fair Game." In 2011, he appeared in the film "The Adjustment Bureau" as Charlie Traynor and had roles in "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "The Good Wife." He also was cast as Jonathan Sims in "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," a spin-off of the popular crime show "Criminal Minds." He appeared in 13 episodes of the show in the main character role. From 2011 to 2013, Kelly had a recurring role in the series "Person of Interest.." In 2012, he appeared in the film "Chronicle" and then had roles in "Now You See Me" and Man of Steel" in 2013.

In 2013, Kelly landed a critical role in the popular Netflix political intrigue drama, "House of Cards." He played character Doug Stamper. He remained on the show through 2018, appearing in 73 total episodes. The cast of the show was nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2015. Kelly himself received nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards and the Satellite Awards for his work as a supporting actor on the series.

Michael and Karyn Kelly (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)

While he worked on "House of Cards," Kelly continued appearing in other productions as well. In 2015, he had roles in the films 'Everest" and "Secret in Their Eyes." In 2016, he appeared in an episode of "Black Mirror" and also in the film "Viral. In 2017, he was cast as Dr. Edgar Dumbarton in seven episodes of "Taboo." The same year, he also appeared in six episodes of "The Long Road Home" as Gary Volesky. In 2018, he appeared in and produced the film "All Square."

In 2019, Kelly landed his next major television role when he was cast as Mike November in the Amazon series "Jack Ryan." He appeared in the main cast of the series through 2023. While on "Jack Ryan," he also appeared in the miniseries "The Comey Rule" in 2020. In 2021, he had a role in the film "Outside the Wire." In 2022, he appeared in six episodes of "Pantheon."

In 2023, Kelly appeared as Agent Burke in "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts." He also began appearing in the series "Special Ops: Lioness" as character Byron Westfield. He was also cast in the miniseries, "The Penguin," based on the DC comics character.

Personal Life

Kelly married his wife, Karyn, in 2005. They have two children named Frankie and Clinton together and live in New York City. Kelly enjoys music and is a musician who has played in the band Leroy Justice.

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