Michael Raymond-James is an American actor. He had his career beginnings in the early 2000s. He made his debut in the film Minor Blues. During this period, he also made guest appearances in various shows like ER, Boston Legal, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He next starred in the film Black Snake Moan. His first notable role on television was as Rene Leiner in HBO’s True Blood. In 2010, he starred as Britt Pollack in the short-lived series Terriers. From 2012 to 2016, he also became widely known for his role as Neal Cassidy/Baelfire in ABC’s Once Upon a Time.