Interview: Veteran Character Actor Michael O’Niell Shooting a New Film in Petaluma


Actor Michael O’Neil, who has starred in movies and TV shows for the last for the last 37 years. You may know him from films like “Seabiscuit”, “Transformers” and “Dallas Buyers Club”, along with TV shows like “The West Wing”, “Scandal” and “Bates Motel.”


He is currently filming a new thriller called “Stand at Paxton Valley” in Petaluma (subbing for North Dakota) and he shares details about the local production, how he began his nearly four decade career, why he gets so many roles as people in positions of authority, and his favorite performance of his entire career: