|Full Name||Michael Louis Chernus|
|Birth Name||Michael Louis Chernus|
|Birth City||Rocky River, Ohio|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Richard Louis Chernus|
|Mother Name||Barbara Jo|
|Date of Birth||August 8,1977|
|Married Date||September 26,2015|
Michael Louis Chernus is an American actor who is best known for his role as Cal Chapman on the Netflix original comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black and Phineas Mason / Tinkerer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Chernus is currently 43 years old. He was born on August 8, 1977, in Rocky River, Ohio, USA, to Richard Louis Chernus and Barbara Jo. His father is of Hungarian and German ancestry.
Talking about his height, Michael is 5 ft and 10 in (1.78 m) tall. The 43-year-old attended Rocky River High School and later graduated from the Juilliard School's Drama Division (Group 28).
While Chernus's net worth has not been revealed, it is estimated at $500,000 as of 2020. His interest in acting sparked at an early age, playing his first role in a play was as "Gandalf" in a stage adaptation of "The Hobbit" at just 13 years old.
After graduating from high school and studying acting at Juilliard from 1995 to 1999, he went on to co-star with David Hyde Pierce and Rosie Perez in the Manhattan Theater Club production of "Close Up Space" at New York City Center.
The 43-year-old made his film debut in the 2005 movie Winter Passing, playing the role of Ben. His other notable film credits The Messenger, Feed the Fish, Love & Other Drugs, Jack & Diane, Men in Black 3, The Bourne Legacy, Captain Phillips, The Most Hated Woman in America, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
From 2009 to 2010, Chernus played the recurring role of Ryan Flanagan in the NBC medical drama Mercy. He then guest-appeared in shows such as Damages, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Big C, and Nurse Jackie before landing a recurring role of Cal Chapman in Netflix's comedy-drama Orange Is the New Black. Recently, Michael starred as Ken Rosey in CBS's police procedural crime drama series, Tommy.
Chernus is married to his long-time girlfriend, Emily Simoness. The two tied the knot in a rustic ceremony at Ryder Farm, the upstate New York property, on September 26, 2015.
Chernus and Simoness got married on the two-year anniversary of their first date. They had gone on their first date just a few days after they first met back in 2013.
He had invited her out for “a coffee or a smoothie—I had been living for L.A.! I told him, let’s get dinner,” Emily mentioned in an interview with American Theatre. As of now, the couple has no children.