Michael Chernus is an American actor whose career started in the mid-2000s. He debuted in the film Winter Passing, followed by a role in the movies Lovely by Surprise and The Messenger. On television, he first became known for his role as Ryan Flanagan in the NBC series Mercy. In the 2010s, he played Pastor Rick in The Big C, Cal Chapman in Orange Is the New Black, Louis “Fritz” Fedowitz in Manhattan, Kyle in Easy, and Dr. James Starrs in Wormwood. As of 2015, he stars as Congressman Edward Tavner in the television series Patriot. More recently, he portrayed Jon Garth Murray in the film The Most Hated Woman in America and Phineas Mason / Tinkerer in Spider-Man: Homecoming.