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John Cariani

John Cariani is an American actor best known for his roles as CSU Tech Julian Beck on television's Law & Order, as Motel the Tailor in the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof (for which he received a Tony Award nomination), and as "autistic reporter" Michael Falk on the satirical Onion News Network. He is also a playwright best known for his play Almost, Maine.

Cariani grew up in Presque Isle, Maine.[1]


  • Filmography 1
    • Film Roles 1.1
    • Television 1.2
  • Stage appearances 2
  • Awards and nominations 3
  • Playwriting Bibliography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Film Roles

Year Film Role Notes
2001 Kissing Jessica Stein Chuck
2001 Scotland, PA Ed the Cop
2001 Down Security Guard Gary
2002 Showtime Charlie Hertz
2003 Robot Stories Salesman
2004 The Reunion Scott Short
2004 Messengers Derek the Cop
2008 High Street Plumbing Big Boy Short
2011 Certainty Odd Interviewer
2011 Henry Henry Short
2012 Elephant Sighs Joel
2013 Sleeping With The Fishes Louis Belsky


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Ed Howard Pissle NBC, episode 1.2: "The World of Possibility"
2001 Big Apple ER Doctor CBS, Episode 1.7
2001-2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Perry NBC, 2 episodes
2002-2007 Law & Order CSU Tech Beck NBC, 26 episodes
2006 Six Degrees Blogger ABC
2009-2010 Numb3rs Otto Bahnoff CBS, 3 episodes
2011 The Onion News Network Michael Falk IFC, 5 episodes
2012 Homeland Jeff Ricker Showtime

Stage appearances

  • As You Like It (1997)...Sylvius (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival)
  • The Winter's Tale (1998)...The Clown (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (1998)...Verges (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival)
  • Twelfth Night (1999)...Andrew Agucheek (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival)
  • It's My Party (1999)...Ted (Arclight Theater Company.)
  • The Unrepeatable Moment (2003)...Robert (The Lark)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (2004)...Motel (The Minskoff Theatre)
  • Modern Orthodox (2005)...Hershel (Kara Medoff/Ars Nova at Dodger Stages)
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (2005)...Speed (NYSF/The Public Theater)
  • Cul-de-sac (2006)...Joe (Transport Group)
  • The Front Page (2007)...Mr. Pincus (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
  • Minsky's (2009)...Jason (Center Theatre Group/The Ahmanson)
  • The Mystery of Irma Vep (2009)...Lord Edgar, et al. (The Old Globe)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (2011)...Dogberry (The Old Globe)
  • The Tempest (2011)...Trinculo (The Old Globe)
  • Almost, Maine (2013)...TBA (Transport Group)

Awards and nominations

Year Result Category Award Show
2004 Nominated Best Featured Actor in a Musical The 58th Annual Tony Awards
2004 Won Best Featured Actor in a Musical 2004 Outer Critics Circle Award

Playwriting Bibliography

Year Title
2004 Almost, Maine
2006 cul-de-sac
2010 Last Gas
2012 Love/Sick


  1. ^ BroadwayWorld interview

External links

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