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7 Facts About "The Punisher" and "The Knicks" Actor Michael Nathanson: Who Did He Play in The Wolf of Wall Street?

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7 Facts About "The Punisher" and "The Knicks" Actor Michael Nathanson: Who Did He Play in The Wolf of Wall Street?

Michael Nathanson is an American actor, writer. He is most known for playing Sam Stein in the Netflix/Marvel superhero series, The Punisher, and Dr. Levi Zinberg in the HBO period-medical drama, The Knick.

Here are seven facts about Michael Nathanson:  

7. Father of Twin Daughters with Wife, Hayley Elizabeth Ehrlich

Nathanson has been married since 2008 to Hayley Elizabeth Ehrlich; they tied the knot on October 18, 2008.  

They are parents to twin daughters, the names of whom have not been revealed as of yet.

6. Played Sam Stein in The Punisher

Nathanson was a regular on the Netflix superhero series, The Punisher, throughout its two-season run from November 17, 2017, to January 18, 2019.

The cast of Netflix's The Punisher
The cast of Netflix's The Punisher
Source: Defenders TV Podcast

The series, based on the Marvel Comics characters, starred Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/The Punisher. He is joined by Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Daniel Webber, Paul Schulze, Jason R. Moore. 

Nathan played Sam Stein, a US Homeland Security officer who is part of the team investigating the vigilante, The Punisher.  

5. He was in The Wolf of Wall Street

Nathanson had the distinct honor of sharing the screen with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, and Jon Favreau, among others in the 2013 biographical black-comedy-crime drama, The Wolf of Wall Street.

Nathanson played Barry Kleinman in the movie, and besides the star-studded cast, he also shared the screen with his future The Punisher co-star, Jon Bernthal, who played Brad Bodnick in the movie.  

Directed by the legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese, the movie was a huge critical and commercial hit, with 5 Academy Award nominations, and a box-office revenue of $392 million. 

4. Played Dr. Levi Zinberg in The Knick

Another of Nathanson's acclaimed performance include his turn as Dr. Levi Zinberg in the HBO/Cinemax period medical drama, The Knick.

Michael Nathanson as Dr. Levi Zinberg in The Knick
Michael Nathanson as Dr. Levi Zinberg in The Knick
Source: IMDb

The series, which was also canceled after its second season -- like The Punisher -- starred Clive Owen, Andr√© Holland, Jeremy Bobb, and Juliet Rylance, among others.  

3. Guest Appearances in 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Elementary, Orange Is the New Black, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Nathanson has also had guest appearances in numerous TV shows.

He played Hank in a 2009 episode of the satirical sitcom, 30 Rock; Randy Krebbs in a 2012 episode of the CBS political drama, The Good Wife; and Kinno in a 2013 episode of the Netflix crime-comedy drama series, Orange Is the New Black

He also appeared in a 2017 episode of the period comedy-drama series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Lew Fogelman.

2. Acting Debut in the 2000 Comedy Movie, Table One

Nathanson made his acting debut in 2000 with a minor appearance in the comedy movie, Table One.

Before he found fame, Nathanson worked as a bartender at his friend's bar.   

1. Estimated Net Worth of $500 Thousand

Although the exact figures have yet to be disclosed, Michael Nathanson is estimated to be worth $500 thousand. Michael has been an actor since 1999.

He found fame with his movie appearances including the 2013 blockbuster, The Wolf of Wall Street.

On television, Nathanson has starred in TV shows like The Knick and The Punisher, along with his litany of guest appearances in shows like 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Elementary, Orange Is the New Black, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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