Michael ONeill

Bates Motel Meet the Cast

Michael ONeill as
Nick Ford

  • About Nick

    Nick Ford is the soft-spoken but terrifying head of the rival drug family in White Pine Bay, and also Miss Watson's estranged father. A complicated man with a missing moral compass, he must deal with the loss of his daughter while trying to manage order in an illegal business.
    I know exactly the kind of life my daughter lived.
    - Nick Ford

    About Michael ONeill

    Renowned actor Michael O'Neill portrays "Richard Barkley" in the acclaimed feature film, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. O'Neill's recent television appearances include "Senator Roland Foulkes" on the Sundance Channel series, RECTIFY, "Mayor Ted Bennett" on the CBS series, VEGAS and New York Hawks' interim General Manager "Hank Griffin" on the USA Network series, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS.

    O'Neill's impressive credits include the films J. EDGAR, TRANSFORMERS, TRAFFIC, SEA OF LOVE, SECONDHAND LIONS and SEABISCUIT and such memorable television performances in NCIS, GREY'S ANATOMY, NUMB3RS, SONS OF ANARCHY, LEVERAGE, THE UNIT and fan favorite "Special Agent Ron Butterfield" on THE WEST WING.

    A native of Alabama, O'Neill is a graduate of Auburn University and began his acting career under the mentorship of Will Geer at the Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles.

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