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Michael Patrick Thornton

Co-founder & artistic director of The Gift Theatre, Michael was recently seen as Judge Danforth in Steppenwolf's The Crucible, as King Richard in The Gift's RICHARD III at Steppenwolf, and in fellow Gift ensemble member Will Eno's Title And Deed (Lookingglass) directed by Gift ensemble member Marti Lyons which led to a Time Out Magazine "Best ... See full bio »

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Private Practice Dr. Gabriel Fife
The Exorcist Dr. John Rexroth
Elementary Eli Kotite


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  Red Line (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2019 Counterpart (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (2019) ... Brody
 2018 Jeri's Grill (Short)
Angry Man
 2017 Elementary (TV Series)
Eli Kotite
- Wrong Side of the Road (2017) ... Eli Kotite
 2016 The Exorcist (TV Series)
Dr. John Rexroth
- Chapter Six: Star of the Morning (2016) ... Dr. John Rexroth
 2016 The View from Tall
 2016 The Jamz (TV Series)
- A New Hope (2016) ... Stanton
- Saturday (2016) ... Stanton
- The Gig (2016) ... Stanton
- Pilot (2016) ... Stanton
 2014 Unknown Unknown (Short)
 2012 Liquors (Short)
 2009-2011 Private Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Gabriel Fife
- ...To Change the Things I Can (2011) ... Dr. Gabriel Fife
- God Bless the Child (2011) ... Dr. Gabriel Fife
- Something Old, Something New (2011) ... Dr. Gabriel Fife
- Love and Lies (2011) ... Dr. Gabriel Fife
- The End of a Beautiful Friendship (2010) ... Dr. Gabriel Fife
 2011 The Chicago Code (TV Series)
Kent Eschelman
- St. Valentine's Day Massacre (2011) ... Kent Eschelman
 2011 The Dilemma
B & V Worker
 2007 Counting Backwards
Joe's Father (voice)
 2003 Shut-Eye (Video)
Mac (as Mike Thornton)

Personal Details

Other Works:

August 2011. Played the role of The Mechanic in the Chicago premiere of Will Eno's "Middletown" at Steppenwolf. See more »

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Mike Thornton


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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He was nominated for a 2016 Joseph Jefferson (Equity) Award for Director of a Play for the world premiere of David Rabe's "Good for Otto" at The Gift Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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