Michael Beach

Actor
A versatile, classically-trained performer, actor Michael Beach came to prominence as the charismatically unfaithful husband in Terry McMillan's adapted novel, "Waiting to Exhale" (1995), and on the hit medical drama ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1963 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (94)

Pitch 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Patriots Day 2016 (Movie)

Governor Deval Patrick (Actor)

The 100 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Battle Creek 2015 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2015 (Tv Show)

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Megachurch Murder 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Secrets & Lies 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Blacklist 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Submarine Kid 2015 (Movie)

Marc (Actor)

Crisis 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Lenexa, 1 Mile 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Play Dead 2014 (Movie)

Devon (Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2010, 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Broken City 2013 (Movie)

Tony Jansen (Actor)

Insidious: Chapter 2 2013 (Movie)

Detective Sendal (Actor)

Notes From Dad 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The Client List 2013 (Tv Show)

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Things Never Said 2013 (Movie)

Will Jackson (Actor)

A Gifted Man 2012 (Tv Show)

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NCIS 2012 (Tv Show)

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Red Dawn 2012 (Movie)

Mayor Jenkins (Actor)

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

Rev. Bryce (Actor)

The Game 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Grey's Anatomy 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Closer 2011 (Tv Show)

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Pastor Brown 2010 (Movie)

Avery Callagan (Actor)

Numb3rs 2009 (Tv Show)

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Relative Stranger 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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First Sunday 2008 (Movie)

Deacon (Actor)

Hell Ride 2008 (Movie)

Goody Two Shoes (Actor)

Stargate: Atlantis 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Criminal Minds 2007 (Tv Show)

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Brothers & Sisters 2006 (Tv Show)

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Justice League Unlimited 1991 - 1996, 1999 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Without A Trace 2006 (Tv Show)

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Like Mike 2 2005 (Movie)

Jerome Jenkins Sr (Actor)

Third Watch 1993 - 1995, 1999 - 2003, 2005 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1991 - 1996, 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1991 - 1996, 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Quantum Leap 1991 - 1996, 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1991 - 1996, 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Crazy As Hell 2002 (Movie)

Ty Adams (Actor)

The 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Under Suspicion 1993 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Todd McFarlane's Spawn 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Asunder 1998 (Movie)

Michael Hubbs (Actor)

Johnny Skidmarks 1998 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

A Room Without Doors 1997 (Movie)

Dee Evans (Actor)

Dr. Hugo 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Food 1997 (Movie)

Miles (Actor)

A Family Thing 1996 (Movie)

Virgil (Actor)

Casualties 1996 (Movie)

Clark Cooper (Actor)

Bad Company 1995 (Movie)

Tod Stapp (Actor)

Sketch Artist II: Hands That See 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Waiting to Exhale 1995 (Movie)

John Sr (Actor)

White Man's Burden 1995 (Movie)

Policeman No 1 Outside Bar (Actor)

Final Appeal 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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South Central 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Evening Class 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

Jim Stone (Actor)

The Hit List 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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True Romance 1993 (Movie)

Wurlitzer (Actor)

Guilty as Charged 1992 (Movie)

Hamilton (Actor)

One False Move 1992 (Movie)

Pluto (Actor)

Cadence 1991 (Movie)

Webb (Actor)

Late For Dinner 1991 (Movie)

Doctor David Arrington (Actor)

Internal Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Dorian Fletcher (Actor)

Lean on Me 1989 (Movie)

Mr Darnell (Actor)

Taking a Stand 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Abyss 1989 (Movie)

Barnes (Actor)

In a Shallow Grave 1988 (Movie)

Quintas Pearch (Actor)

The Street 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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End of the Line 1987 (Movie)

Alvin (Actor)

Suspect 1987 (Movie)

Parking Lot Attendant (Actor)

Streets of Gold 1986 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

Critical Assembly (TV Show)

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Dangerous Passion (TV Show)

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Knight Rider 2010 (TV Show)

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Made Men (TV Show)

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Midnight Run For Your Life (TV Show)

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Ms. Scrooge (TV Show)

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Open Admissions (TV Show)

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Ruby Bridges (TV Show)

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Weekend War (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

America the Beautiful 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

A versatile, classically-trained performer, actor Michael Beach came to prominence as the charismatically unfaithful husband in Terry McMillan's adapted novel, "Waiting to Exhale" (1995), and on the hit medical drama, "ER" (NBC, 1994- ), playing a man who infects his ex-wife (Gloria Reuben) with HIV. Despite playing such abhorrent characters for much of his career, Beach was finally able to avoid being typecast as the betraying husband. Later in his career, in fact, Beach had established himself in lighter roles, playing men of conscience in the upbeat feature, "Soul Food" (1997), and on the long-running NBC drama "Third Watch" (1999-2005), allowing Beach to project his innate warmth and steadiness in parts more befitting the genial actor.

Relationships

Tracey Beach

Wife

EDUCATION

Noble & Greenough School

Dedham , Massachusetts
boarding school; attended on a football scholarship

The Juilliard School

New York , New York 1986
befriended Eriq LaSalle, Ving Rhames and Andre Braugher; attended on full scholarship; acted in 17 plays

Milestones

2002

Had a role in the Eriq La Salle directed drama "Crazy as Hell"

1999

Featured in the ensemble of the NBC drama series "Third Watch"

1997

Cast as the drug-dealing antagonist in the HBO movie "Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault", directed by good friend Eriq LaSalle

1997

Played opposite Vanessa L Williams in "Soul Food"; film also co-starred Irma P Hall as Williams' mother

1996

Appeared opposite Irma P Hall as Virgil, the surly son of James Earl Jones, in the comedy-drama "A Family Thing", scripted by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson

1995

Played recurring character Al Boulet, who infected his ex-wife (Gloria Reuben) with the HIV virus in the NBC drama series "ER"

1995

Portrayed Angela Bassett's cheating husband in "Waiting to Exhale"

1995

Cast as the closeted gay spy partner of Laurence Fishburne in "Bad Company"

1994

Appeared in the syndicated TV-movie "Knight Rider 2010"

1991

Had major role of Pluto, a knife-wielding ex-con, in the cult hit "One False Move"; first screen collaboration with writers Billy Bob Thornton (who also acted) and Tom Epperson

1989

Acted in "The Abyss" and "Lean on Me"

1988

Co-starred in the unsuccessful "In a Shallow Grave", playing Quintus Pearch

1988

Had regular role on syndicated cop series "The Street", filmed mostly at night with hand-held cameras to give it a documentary-news look

1987

Played a parking lot attendant in "Suspect"

1986

TV-movie debut in "Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo" (CBS), starring Brad Davis

1986

Film debut, "Streets of Gold", billed as Mike Beach

Studied at Juilliard and met up with Eriq LaSalle, Ving Rhames and Andre Braugher

Raised in Roxbury, Massachusetts

Left home at age 14 to attend Noble & Greenough School on a football scholarship; ankle injury ended athletic aspirations

Bonus Trivia

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Received the 1986 New York Shakespeare Festival's Best Armed Combat Award for his performances at Juilliard

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