Familiar to television audiences from his role on "The O.C.," Michael Cassidy stars as Cliff Wiatt, a smooth-talking charmer with a dark side, in The CW's new drama "Hidden Palms."
Cassidy grew up in Portland, Oregon, before moving to New York to study for two years at the New Actors' Workshop. In 2004, Cassidy went to Los Angeles to audition for "Superman Returns." He didn't get the part, but impressed McG, then the film's director and an executive producer of "The O.C.," who cast him in the series as Zach Stevens, Summer's (Rachel Bilson) perfect boyfriend.
Cassidy's first big-screen break was the feature film "Zoom," starring Tim Allen and Courteney Cox. Cassidy played Dylan West, a.k.a. Houdini. Other credits include the feature "The Girl From Monday," directed by Hal Hartley.
Cassidy currently resides in Los Angeles and enjoys
playing golf in his down time.