Mickey Dolan was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2013, where he still resides. He is represented by the O’ Agency based out of Albuquerque, NM.
He is known for his recurring role on Brad Peyton (Rampage, San Andreas) and Aaron Eli Coleite’s (Star Trek: Discovery) and Netflix original dramedy series, “Daybreak” (2019).In the summer of 2019, he played the lead of Leo in the New Mexico Actors Lab’s production of “4000 Miles,” under 2 time Emmy award-winning producer, Robert Benedetti. He has also worked across 4 time Emmy award-winning actress, Michael Learned, in the Santa Fe Playhouse’s ‘Re-imagining Mary Hunter Austin’s 1919 Performance.
1. For the people who might not know you, could you introduce yourself?
My name is Mickey Dolan and I am an actor based in New Mexico right now. You might know me from the Netflix Original Series “Daybreak” where I portray Gary, one of the golf team guys.
2. You portray Gary on “Daybreak”. What has been the response from people who have watched the show?
Everyone has been super supportive. I have been getting love from all around the world, from countries such as Brazil, Argentina, France, the U.S. and so on. It’s so cool to see how much people love the show, the golf team, and Gary.
3. Did you expect the show to become so successful?
“Daybreak” is unlike any show that’s out there. Ever since I read the script, I had a good idea that it was going to be a big thing just because it is so different and unique. The creators of the show, Aron Coleite, and Brad Peyton, are geniuses.
4. How would you describe “Daybreak” to someone who hasn’t seen it before?
It has been described as a post-apocalyptic Glendale, California where “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” meets “Mad Max”. It’s very hard to explain because so many things happen during the series. I think everyone will just have to see it for themselves.
5. What would be your dream role?
I would love to be able to portray Corny Collins in “Hairspray”. I feel like that would be a good role for me and it would be such a fun character to portray.
6. What are some shows and movies that you love and feel like everyone should watch?
My favorite tv show of all time is “Breaking Bad”. This show and the actors that are in it kind of inspired me to pursue acting. As for my favorite movie, that would have to be “Up”, the animated one.
7. What are some of the best memories from any set you have worked on?
My best memories from set would have to be when I was filming “Daybreak” and all the cast hung out together. The golf team guys, Colin, Austen, Cody and I would hang out, we would go at IHop after long nights on set and we would have the most amazing conversations in between shoots. I feel like those are the best memories.
8. What has been your biggest accomplishment as an actor so far?
For sure, “Daybreak”. I feel like this is the stepping stone for my career. I have been doing this for a long time, so it is very rewarding. I haven’t seen anything come of it yet but I’m hoping that something will happen.
9. What would you like to say to the people who support you and your work?
I just want to say thank you! It’s really unbelievable and insane to see all the feedback that I’m getting and all of the support for Gary and the golf team so thank you! I really appreciate it. “Daybreak” fans are so dedicated and truly amazing.
10. Do you have any advice for aspiring actors who want to get started in the industry?
Star taking classes and start networking. I feel like it’s so important to get to know people in this industry and connect with like-minded people. As for classes, they help you hone your skills and develop your knowledge of acting.
11. What is one philosophy that you live by?
Be kind to others and treat people all the same. The world would be a better place is everyone was a little bit kinder to each other every day.
12. What are some causes that are dear to your heart and hope to bring awareness to?
Equality for everybody, regardless of gender, nationality, color and so on. I feel like we need to take care of each other as much as we need to take care of our planet.
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