Michael Chernus is an award-winning stage, TV and film actor best known for playing Cal Chapman on Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black and Phineas Mason (aka The Tinkerer) in Spider-Man: Homecoming. A graduate of the Juilliard School’s Drama Division, Chernus was originally a stage actor, playing the lead in Annie Baker’s 2010 play The Aliens and winning an Obie Award the following year for his performance in Lisa Kron’s In the Wake. His film work includes Men in Black 3, Captain Phillips, Mistress America, The Bourne Legacy, Jack and Diane and Complete Unknown, and he is currently appearing in both Joe Swanberg’s Netflix series Easy and the Amazon show Patriot. He lives in New York City.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, actor Michael Chernus (aka Cal Chapman on Orange is the New Black) sits down at the flagship Sonos store in New York City with Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, whose latest album, Beast Epic, came out in Summer 2017. The two longtime friends chat about Beam’s roots as a painter and filmmaker, how Chernus has entered the Marvel Universe (playing the Tinkerer in Spider-Man: Homecoming), Beam’s plans to make a movie in the near future, how Chernus has used Beam’s music as part of his acting process, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. the Giant Red Phase of the Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered and edited by Mark Yoshizumi and produced by Talkhouse Podcast producer Elia Einhorn.