Michael Traynor is an American actor. He had his career beginnings in the early 2000s. He debuted in an episode of NYPD Blue. He next made his film debut in Cry Funny Happy. He next made a few more roles in low-budget films. His career flourished in the 2010s, playing the title role in the 2012 slasher film Smiley. After this, he played the role of George Melton in 5 episodes of the TV drama Rectify. He then gained recognition for playing the role of Nicholas in The Walking Dead. Later, he played the role of Craig in The Fosters. At the same time, he appeared in the film The Thinning.