Michael Aronov is an actor on film, television, and theater. He made his screen debut in the 2001 movie Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He next had his first television role in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He later appeared in the movie Amexicano. In the 2010s, he gained recognition for his recurring roles in The Closer and The Americans. He also made guest appearances in Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, and Burn Notice, among others. He went on to play another recurring part in Madam Secretary. From 2017 to 2019, he played Smokey Putnum in the NBC crime thriller The Blacklist.