Michael Adler is an American actor.


Adler's father is writer Warren Adler. Adler himself trained at The Bristol Old Vic with several other actors and actresses. After finishing, he next spent a number of years committing himself to regional theater before moving to Los Angeles, California, to land TV and film roles. He has guest-starred on shows such as Shark, House M.D., The O.C., NYPD Blue, Crossing Jordan, Las Vegas, NCIS, ER, and Criminal Minds. Adler's film credits include Stand and Deliver and Liar Liar.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Adler portrayed vengeful budding spree killer Patrick Meyers in the Season Five premiere episode Nameless, Faceless.


  • True Detective (2015) as Cliggot
  • Suburgatory (2012) as Dr. Roger
  • The Defenders (2010) as Dr. Pitts (2 episodes)
  • Anderson's Cross (2010) as Coach McCarthy
  • Criminal Minds - Nameless, Faceless (2009) TV episode - Patrick Meyers
  • Bones (2009) as Pastor Rick
  • Without a Trace (2008) as Principal Stuart Rosenthal
  • Brothers & Sisters (2008) as Doug Manning (2 episodes)
  • House M.D. (2007) as E.R. Patient
  • Shark (2007) as Dr. Dan Millman
  • I Know Who Killed Me (2007) as Dr. Alex Dupree
  • The O.C. (2005) as Jeff Frenkel (2 episodes)
  • Crossing Jordan (2005) as A.D.A. Willis
  • Excitine Complex (2005) as Norbert (short)
  • NYPD Blue (2004) as Stanley Allen
  • Las Vegas (2004) as Dr. Falvey
  • The Commission (2003) as Dr. Frederick W. Light, Jr.
  • Boomtown (2003) as Bank Manager
  • NCIS (2003) as Capt. Burger
  • Einstein's Playground (2003) as Dr. Pettincourt (short)
  • Boston Public (2003) as Joel Berenger
  • Do Over (2002) as Therapist
  • ER (2000-2002) as Rick/Marty (2 episodes)
  • The Court (2002) as Pundit Jay Deider
  • Diagnosis Murder (2001) as Ezra Langdon
  • V.I.P. (2000) as Doctor
  • Stark Raving Mad (1999) as Toupee Guy
  • Good vs Evil (1999) as Gruizelanik #2
  • The Pretender (1999) as Surgeon
  • My Favorite Martian (1999) as Scientist
  • Letters from a Killer (1998) as Building Manager
  • Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998) as Police Officer
  • Working (1997) as Employee #2
  • Liar Liar (1997) as Conference Room Attorney
  • Grace Under Fire (1996) as Contest Liaison
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) as Handler
  • NewsRadio (1996) as Guy Pretending To Be Scott Adams
  • Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) as Man in White Coat
  • Chaplin (1992) as Party Guest
  • Wishman (1992) as Bascom the Curator
  • Driving Me Crazy (1991) as Ford Boss
  • Ferris Bueller (1990) as Fred Worthman
  • Fine Things (1990) as Party Man
  • Hard to Kill (1990) as Desk Clerk
  • The War of the Roses (1989) as Dr. Hillerman
  • Stand and Deliver (1988) as Schloss


For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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