Michael Landes

Michael Christopher Landes[1] (born September 18, 1972) is an American actor. He is known for his roles of Jimmy Olsen in the first season of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Detective Nicholas O'Malley in Special Unit 2, and Officer Thomas Burke in Final Destination 2.

Michael Landes
Michael Christopher Landes

(1972-09-18) September 18, 1972
Years active1989–present
Wendy Benson (m. 2000)

On television, in Love Soup, a British television comedy-drama produced by BBC Television and first screened on BBC One in the autumn of 2005, Landes was the male lead as Gil Raymond in Series 1, alongside Tamsin Greig as Alice Chenery.

Landes starred in Hooten & the Lady as Ulysses Hooten.


Landes' first major role was as Jimmy Olsen in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in 1993.[2]

Landes was not invited to continue the role of Jimmy Olsen after the first season. The creator of the series explained in the DVD commentary that this was because the producers perceived him to resemble lead actor Dean Cain too much. Justin Whalin took over the role for the remaining three seasons of the program.

He is also known for his roles as Detective Nicholas O'Malley in Special Unit 2, Thomas Burke in Final Destination 2, and David Conlon in The Wedding Bells.

He also appeared as Danny in BBC Television's Miranda as the new chef and Miranda's date for one episode.

Personal life

Landes was born in the Bronx, New York City, the son of Patricia, an interior decorator, and Bernard Landes, a marketing consultant.[1] He married actress Wendy Benson on October 21, 2000.[1] Together, the couple have two children, Mimi Landes and Dominic Landes.



Year Title Role Notes
1991 An American Summer Tom Travis
1993 When the Party's Over Willie
1996 No Greater Love George Winfield Television film
1996 Dream for an Insomniac Rob
1996 Edie & Pen Bellman
1997 Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women Rene Klein Television film; Segment: "Woman on a Bicycle"
1998 Getting Personal Christopher DeMarco Also producer
2000 Max Knight: Ultra Spy Max Knight Television film
2002 Hart's War Maj. M.F. Giannetti
2003 Final Destination 2 Thomas Burke
2003 A Carol Christmas Jimmy Television film
2004 Beacon Hill Billy Dylan Also co-producer
2005 Lucky 13 Seth
2008 College Road Trip Donny
2008 Lakeview Terrace Lt. Bronson
2008 Last Chance Harvey Peter Turner
2009 Possession Ryan
2009 Homecoming Billy Fletcher
2009 The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Zach Television film
2010 My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Troy Parker
2010 Just Wright Nelson Kaspian
2010 Burlesque Greg
2011 11-11-11 Samuel Crone
2012 Best Man Down Priest
2013 Crush Dr. Graham
2013 The Congress Maxi Uncredited
2014 Soul Mates Ben
2015 The Disappointments Room Teddy
2016 Gold Glen Binkert
2017 Shot Caller Steve
2019 Angel Has Fallen Sam Wilcox


Year Title Role Notes
1988–91 The Wonder Years Kirk McCray 7 episodes (1 uncredited)
1989 Thirtysomething Young Michael Episode: "Michael's Campaign"
1990–91 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Chadney Hunt 4 episodes
1991 Blossom Bobby Episode: "I Ain't Got No Buddy"
1991–92 The Torkelsons Riley Roberts 6 episodes
1992 CBS Afternoon Playhouse Michael Leland Episode: "Please, God, I'm Only Seventeen"
1992 Step by Step Mike "The Mover" Walters Episode: "Someone to Watch Over Me"
1992 CBS Afternoon Playhouse David Corbin Episode: "Words Up!"
1993–94 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Jimmy Olsen 21 episodes
1994 Robin's Hoods N/A Episode: "To Heir Is Human"
1995 Courthouse N/A Episode: "One Flew Over the Courthouse"
1996 The Drew Carey Show Blaine Bell Episode: "Drew and Mr. Bell's Nephew"
1997–98 Union Square Michael 13 episodes
1999 Providence Tom Cromwell 2 episodes
2000 Get Real Steve Green Episode: "Tough Love"
2001–02 Special Unit 2 Detective Nicholas O'Malley 19 episodes
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Trent Reed Episode: "Paper or Plastic"
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Bryan Eastley Episode: "4.50 from Paddington"
2005 CSI: Miami Nick Marshall Episode: "Money Plane"
2005 Love Soup Gil Raymond 6 episodes
2006 Ghost Whisperer Kyle McCall 2 episodes
2007 The Wedding Bells David Conlon 4 episodes
2007 My Boys Evan 3 episodes
2008 Boston Legal Leo Morris Episode: "Rescue Me"
2008 Hotel Babylon Earl Archer Episode: "Episode 19"
2009 New Tricks Leonard Kuziak Episode: "The Truth Is Out There"
2009 The Ex List Dr. Josh Dupinski Episode: "Momma's Boy"
2010 Material Girl Marco Keriliak 6 episodes
2010 Miranda Danny Episode: "The New Me"
2012 Upstairs Downstairs Caspar Landry 3 episodes
2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Scott 2 episodes
2013 Save Me Tom Harper 7 episodes
2013 The Crazy Ones Josh Hayes Episode: "Hugging the Now"
2014 Reckless Cole Benjamin Episode: "Parting Shots"
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mark Perlow Episode: "Girls Gone Wilder"
2015 Stalker Abraham Episode: "Salvation"
2016 Hooten & the Lady Ulysses Hooten 8 episodes
2018–19 Silent Witness Matt Garcia
2019 Traitors Caspar Woods 2 episodes


  1. "Weddings: Wendy Benson, Michael Landes". The New York Times. October 22, 2000. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  2. Tucker, Ken. Entertainment Weekly, September 24, 1993
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