Mike Pniewski

Michael Pniewski (born April 20, 1961) is an American actor and public speaker.

Mike Pniewski
Michael Pniewski

(1961-04-20) April 20, 1961 (age 59)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationActor, public speaker
Years active1984–present

Life and careerEdit

Pniewski was born in Los Angeles, California. His education began at UCLA, where he graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater[1] and also won the Natalie Wood Acting Award.[2]

His most notable role has been that of Chief of Detectives Kenny Moran on the hit television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He has also been seen on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Recount. Pniewski appeared as legendary football coach Bobby Bowden in the film We Are Marshall and co-starred in the CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame production Front of the Class.[3][4] In 2019, he appeared in the Clint Eastwood film Richard Jewell.

Additional credits include Big Love, Thief, The Riches, Miami Vice, The Ultimate Gift, The Sopranos, Blue Bloods, CSI: NY, Conviction, Warm Springs, Buried Alive II, Spaceballs, One Tree Hill, CSI: Miami, ER, Runaway Jury, From the Earth to the Moon, Ray, Remember the Titans, NCIS: New Orleans and Two Soldiers, the 2003 Academy Award winner for Best Live Action Short Film.[5]

Pniewski is also noted for his commercials and voice over work. His credits include Xerox, Ford, Buffalo’s, Wal-Mart, TNT, Bell South, Sprite, CNN, McDonald's, UPS, Hills Brothers, Georgia Power, Publix, Wachovia, Sudafed, Zoo Atlanta, Chevrolet, The Atlanta Thrashers, Miller Lite, SunTrust Bank, GTE, and Blockbuster Video.[6][7]

From January 2002 until September 2004, he served as Georgia’s representative on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). He is currently the Atlanta Local First Vice-President of SAG-AFTRA.[8]



  1. ^ "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Pniewski, Michael. "UCLA Notable Alumni". UCLA. Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  3. ^ Pniewski, Mike. "Pniewski's work history". Training Mag Network. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  4. ^ Pniewski, Mike. "Author's Page". Authors and Experts. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  5. ^ Pniewski, Micheal. "Bio for Mike Pniewski" (PDF). SAG. Retrieved 3 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Pniewski, Michael. "Pniewski's Career History" (PDF). Canyouhearmenow. Mike Pniewski. Retrieved 22 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Pniewski, Mike. "Interview with Mike Pniewski". Steven Roddy. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  8. ^ Pniewski, Mike. "Public Speaking". Canyouhearmenow. Act To Win. Retrieved 22 February 2012.

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