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Michael William Freeman is a American actor best known for his role as Blake Sarno in the zombie apocalypse spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead.


Freeman was born on April 22, 1981, in Richmond, Virginia. The names of his parents are not known, as is why he wanted to become an actor. What is known is that Freeman graduated from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Freeman's got his first on-screen role in 2007, when he was cast as Cole "Ares" Palmer, the leader of a fight club and classmate of murder victim James Hoffman, for 1 episode of the hit police procedural series Cold Case. Freeman got his first major recurring role in 2017, when he was cast as Blake Sarno, a resident and militia member of the Broke Jaw Ranch community, for 11 episodes of the zombie apocalypse spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead. Freeman has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as Chicago Med, Shark, Close to Home, The Hardboiled Way, Whiteboy, Rosewood, Ratter, Nurse Jackie, Doll & Em, In Time, The Genesis Code, Without a Trace, Lawless Heart, The Agency, The Loop, The Closer, Bones, The Mentalist, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

On Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders[]

Freeman portrayed Nick Jamison, one half of a pair of spree killers traveling across Cuba, in the Season One episode "The Ballad of Nick & Nat".


  • The Hardboiled Way (2020) - Bonnie
  • Whiteboy (2018) - Bam
  • Fear the Walking Dead - 11 episodes (2017) - Blake Sarno
  • Chicago Med (2017) - Ricky Wade
  • Rosewood (2016) - Gene
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - "The Ballad of Nick & Nat" (2016) TV episode - Nick Jamison
  • Ratter (2015) - Alex
  • Nurse Jackie (2014) - Disgruntled Patient
  • Doll & Em - 2 episodes (2013) - Dillon
  • In Time (2011) - Nardin
  • The Genesis Code (2010) - Chase Laughton
  • CSI: NY (2010) - Colby Jenkins
  • The Mentalist (2009) - Mace Gutherie
  • Bones (2009) - Darryl "Grinder" Moss
  • Without a Trace (2008) - Vince
  • The Closer (2008) - Darren Yates
  • Shark (2007) - Eric Barrow
  • Close to Home (2007) - Connor Bradley
  • Cold Case (2007) - Cole 'Ares' Palmer

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