Michael Godere was a New York actor and writer best known for his work on "Daylight" (2010) and "Loitering With Intent" (2014). The darkly handsome Italian was born Michael Goduti on March 12, 1976 in New Haven, Connecticut. He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduating in 1997, he acted in independent films, such as the single mom drama "Margarita Happy Hour" (2001) and "Wonder" (2001), a romance about runaway teens in New York. In 2002, Godere briefly appeared on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC 1999- ) and on "The Sopranos" (HBO 1999-2007). He continued to appear in small roles on television, in independent films, and in off-Broadway plays during the early 2000s. He co-wrote and acted in the independent thriller "Daylight," which received critical praise for its minimalism and slow buildup. Continuing his work behind the scenes, he co-wrote, produced, and starred in "Loitering With Intent." Godere played Dominic, a writer and actor looking for work in New York. Godere described this film as autobiographical. The comedy film also starred Sam Rockwell and Marisa Tomei, and opened to mixed reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival. Godere also appeared regularly as Caleb Lockhart on the award-winning drama "The Affair" (Showtime 2014- ).