Michael Marisi Ornstein, born in Passaic, New Jersey in 1963, is an American actor who plays the role of Chuck Marstein on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Making his debut on the episode "Giving Back" in the series' first season, Michael plays the role of a prison friend of Otto, and a bookkeeper for the Lin Triad. He responds to most comments with "I accept that", plays a recurring role through the series' second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons, and was last seen in the series' finale episode, "Papa's Goods", in the series' seventh, and final, season.
He would go on to reprise his role as Chuck Marstein on Mayans MC, a spinoff of the FX original series Sons of Anarchy, and makes his debut on the episode "Escorpión/Dzec" in the series' first season.
Michael Ornstein was born sometime in 1963 in Passaic, New Jersey. He is an actor and visual artist. Ornstein's stage acting credits span some 25 years of new plays in NYC and include creating the role of Louis in the 1991 World Premiere of Angels in America at the Eureka Theater in San Francisco. His first film credit was in Crossing Delancey, where he played the minor character Mickey, Peter Riegert's brother. Michael studied acting as a child at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and later studied under Stella Adler when he was sixteen. After high school, he enrolled in the Mason Gross School of the Arts. He quit after his first year and moved to New York City to begin working professionally. There, he studied acting with Kathryn Gately, Michael Howard and Marilyn Fried; movement with Loyd Williamson and dance with Anna Sokolow.
Kansas City as Jackie Ciro
Man of the Year as Mike Miller
Let It Snow as Lenny Ellis
Crossing Delancey as Mickey
White Hot as Carlos
Blindsided as Det. Sartucci
Homicide: Life on the Street as Det. Tony Bonaventura
Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Florist / Philip / Howard