Michiel Huisman (born 18 July 1981) is a Dutch television and film actor. He was the lead singer and guitarist of the Dutch band Fontane. He starred in the HBO series Treme as Sonny, a drug-addicted musician. He has a recurring role on Nashville as bad-boy music producer Liam McGuinnis, as Daario Naharis on the television series Game of Thrones and as Cal Morrison on Orphan Black. Wikipedia
In September 2013, it was confirmed that Huisman would take over the role of Daario Naharis in the fourth season (2014) of Game of Thrones (2011). The role was previously played by actor Ed Skrein.
He was a part of the Dutch band Fontane. The band consisted of Huisman, Roland van der Hoofd, Gilles Tuinder and Bas van Geldere. They made music for the Dutch films Costa! and Full Moon Party (in both of which Huisman played a starring role). The band later split up and Huisman decided to pursue music on his own.
Huisman first met his wife, Dutch actress Tara Elders, on the set of Phileine Says Sorry in 2003. Huisman and Elders both starred in two short films directed by Dirk Tuinder, Funny Dewdrop (2007) and Winterland (2009).
In 2013, it was confirmed that Huisman would have a recurring role on the second season of Orphan Black (2013). He is portraying the character Cal Morrison, a rugged outdoorsman who crosses paths with the clones.
In October 2013, Huisman joined cast of Wild (2014) to co-star opposite Reese Witherspoon.
In February 2014, it was confirmed that Huisman would co-star in The Age of Adaline (2015). The film also stars Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn, the film is scheduled to be released on April 15, 2015.
Married to actress Tara Elders, together they have a daughter, Hazel Judith was born on June 9, 2007.
Michiel is also a musician. He sings, plays the guitar and writes his own music. In 2005 he released his debut solo album in dutch; Luchtige Verhalen.
Rutger Hauer is a very famous Dutch actor who did quite a lot internationally. Another Dutch actress who is working a lot is called Famke Janssen. There's a few more.
TV has gotten perhaps better than your average film script, but at the same time, it's fun to give it all you've got for a few months and produce a story.
One of the fun things as an actor is to really spread your wings as wide as possible and do a variety of roles. I've been really lucky in that sense, I think.
The Dutch film industry is a pretty small community, so within Holland, I think most actors know each other and have worked with each other.
I guess I was a child actor. Acting was one of the things I did alongside going to school: I'd be playing guitar, I'd be playing soccer, and I would be acting in movies.
I learned English at school, or at least that's how it started. Also, in Holland - as opposed to some other European countries - we don't dub anything, so as a kid growing up, always watching English and American movies in their original language really helped.
Growing up in Holland, I always thought my name was boring, but in the U.S., all of a sudden I have a very cool name.
To play different characters on a TV show where you're working every day, playing multiple characters every day, it's so ridiculously intense.