Cudlitz can currently be seen on AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead as Abraham Ford, a pivotal character from Robert Kirkman’s comic book series.
Hailing from the East Coast, Michael Cudlitz graduated from the California Institute of the Arts Theatre program and has established himself as a versatile and prolific character actor in both television and film. Although his first love is the stage, Cudlitz found early success working in front of the camera.
Michael’s known for portraying veteran officer John Cooper in TNT’s critically acclaimed drama Southland. The series ran for five seasons and was a raw and authentic look at Los Angeles and the lives of the LAPD officers who police it. Michael has as received critical praise for his powerful performance on the series and won the 2013 Critics’ Choice TV Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Michael was last seen on the big screen starring and producing the psychological-thriller The Dark Tourist directed by Suri Krishnamma. In the same vein as the classic Taxi Driver, The Dark Tourist takes us into the chilling labyrinth of a man’s dark hobby and his even darker mind. The film also starred Melanie Griffith.
Cudlitz has appeared in more than 20 films, including A River Runs Through It, Grosse Point Blank, and The Negotiator; the sci-fi thriller Surrogates, with Bruce Willis; and Tenure, a comedy with Luke Wilson. A few of his notable television credits include roles on Standoff, Lost, Prison Break, Six Feet Under, Nip/Tuck, 24 and all three CSI series and the Emmy-winning HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
Cudlitz currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and twin boys.