Micah Stock as Kevin Franklin in Kindred | FX
"Kevin Franklin," portrayed by Micah Stock, is an LA waiter and musician who, despite struggles with his own personal demons, maintains his strong sense of humor and disarming wit. He is instantly drawn to Dana upon their first chance meeting. It’s an encounter that changes his life in unimaginable ways.
Micah Stock, who took the industry by storm with his Tony-nominated Broadway debut in 2015, has emerged as an equally gifted screen actor—and one of the most exciting rising talents in Hollywood.
In addition to his starring role in Kindred, Micah recently completed production on the feature film Maggie Moore(s) starring opposite Tina Fey and Jon Hamm, directed by John Slattery.
Micah recently starred as a series regular in Netflix’s cult-hit dark comedy, Bonding, alongside Zoe Levin, Brendan Scannell, D’Arcy Carden, and more; as well as the Nat GEO/Disney+ historical drama series, The Right Stuff, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe, as well as the classic 1983 Oscar-winning film, about NASA’s real-life Mercury Seven. His other recent television credits include the Apple+ anthology series, Amazing Stories, from executive producer Steven Spielberg; and Showtime’s award-winning limited series, Escape at Dannemora, from director-producer Ben Stiller.
For film, Micah made a huge splash in the Sundance Audience Award winner, Brittany Runs a Marathon, which after its festival debut was distributed by Amazon Prime in August 2019. The film also stars Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Lil Rel Howery and Utkarsh Ambudkar in the story of a hard-partying woman (Bell) who receives a startling health wake-up call that leads her to train to run in the New York City Marathon. Micah’s performance as Brittany’s friend and running partner “Seth” was praised as “inspired and consistently funny” (Variety) and “quietly revelatory” (Washington Post).
In 2015, Micah received a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play alongside an all-star cast including Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullaly, Stockard Channing and F. Murray Abraham. For his performance as “Gus” he also won a Theatre World Award, honoring the best in NYC stage debuts, with critics hailing him as a “gifted newcomer” (Hollywood Reporter) with great “comic timing” (Entertainment Weekly) making “a really remarkable Broadway debut” (Associated Press). He reunited with Lane on Broadway in the 2016 revival of the classic comedy The Front Page, directed by the legendary Jack O’Brien, and also starring John Slattery, John Goodman, Holland Taylor, Robert Morse and more. His additional theater credits include Terrence McNally’s And Away We Go, Waterwell’s Hamlet, and works at the Sundance Theater Lab, Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and many others.
Micah currently resides in New York City and in his free time volunteers at The 52nd Street Project, where he mentors young theater makers in the Playmaking program, guiding them through the process of writing and performing their own stage works.
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