Michael Chiklis

Actor, Singer, Musician
Distinct and intense, actor Michael Chiklis spent years on the cusp of stardom before finally exploding onto the cultural landscape playing corrupt LAPD detective Vic Mackey on the hardcore cop drama, "The Shield" (FX ... Read more »
Born: 08/29/1963 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Gotham 1991 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1989 - 1995, 1997 - 2001, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

No Ordinary Family 1989 - 1995, 1997 - 2001, 2003 - 2004, 2010 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shield 1989 - 1995, 1997 - 2001, 2003 - 2008, 2010 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 2001, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vegas 1989 - 1995, 1997 - 2001, 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

American Horror Story 1991 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carlo's Wake 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

When The Game Stands Tall 2014 (Movie)

Terry Eidson (Actor)

Parker 2013 (Movie)

Melander (Actor)

Pawn 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

High School 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Leslie Gordon (Actor)

2010 American Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Legend of Secret Pass 2009 (Movie)

(Voice)

Eagle Eye 2008 (Movie)

Defense Secretary Callister (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 (Movie)

Ben Grimm/The Thing (Actor)

Rise: Blood Hunter 2007 (Movie)

Clyde Rawlins (Actor)

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Fantastic Four 2005 (Movie)

Ben Grimm/The Thing (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Revolution 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2004 ESPY Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina 2004 (Movie)

Roman/King Webster (Actor)

The Last Request 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

100 Years of Hope and Humor 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Prism Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Espy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Stooges' 75th Anniversary Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Spirited Away 2002 (Movie)

of Chihiro's Father (English language) (Voice)

Daddio 1991 - 1995, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Commish 1991 - 1995, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Body and Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Do Not Disturb 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Taxman 1999 (Movie)

Andre Rubakov (Actor)

Do Not Disturb 1998 (Movie)

Hartman (Actor)

Soldier 1998 (Movie)

Jimmy Pig (Actor)

The Commish: Father Image 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commish: In the Shadow of the Gallows 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commish: Redemption 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

TV Director (Actor)

The Ultimate TV Trivia Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Maverick Square 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Rain Killer 1990 (Movie)

Reese (Actor)

Blues For Buder 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Wired 1989 (Movie)

John Belushi (Actor)

The Three Stooges (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Pawn 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Distinct and intense, actor Michael Chiklis spent years on the cusp of stardom before finally exploding onto the cultural landscape playing corrupt LAPD detective Vic Mackey on the hardcore cop drama, "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08). Prior to his portrayal of the reprehensible, but doggedly loyal Mackey, Chiklis bounced around episodic television and small features - including his first feature film "Wired" (1989), the controversial telling of comic John Belushi's tailspin into drugs up to his ultimately death. When he was only in his late twenties, Chiklis was cast as "The Commish" (ABC, 1991-95) on the likable cop drama about the chief of police in a New York state town who often solves his crimes in an unorthodox manner. While established as a bona fide, Emmy-winning television star on "The Shield," self-professed comic book fan Chiklis sought feature stardom by playing Ben Grimm/The Thing in "The Fantastic Four" (2005) and the sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (2007). Despite high-profile recognition in a summer popcorn movie, Chiklis was long revered for his turn as Vic Mackey, one of the most complicated and fascinating characters to have ever been created for series television.

Relationships

Autumn Chiklis Actor

Daughter
Born Oct. 9, 1993; mother, Michelle Epstein; played Vic Mackey's daughter Cassidy on "The Shield" (FX)

Charlie Chiklis

Father

Katherine Chiklis

Mother

Odessa Chiklis

Daughter
Born 1999; mother, Michelle Epstein

Michelle Epstein Actor

Wife
Married June 21, 1992

EDUCATION

Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts 1986

Andover High School

Massachusetts

Milestones

2013

Cast opposite Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez in crime thriller "Parker"

2012

Co-starred with Dennis Quaid on CBS Western drama "Vegas"

2010

Cast as the family patriarch on ABC's "No Ordinary Family"

2008

Played the U.S. Secretary of Defense in "Eagle Eye"

2007

Reprised role of The Thing in superhero sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer"

2007

Co-starred with Lucy Liu in "Rise: Blood Hunter," a horror/thriller film directed by Sebastian Gutierrez

2005

Cast as Ben Grimm, a.k.a. The Thing in Marvel's ''Fantastic Four''

2002

Offered change of pace as a rogue policeman on FX action drama series "The Shield"; received SAG (2002), Golden Globe (2003, 2004) and Emmy (2003) nominations as Best Actor

2001

Voiced Chihiro's father Akio in English dub of Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away"

2000

Portrayed Curly in ABC biopic of "The Three Stooges"

2000

Headlined short-lived NBC sitcom "Daddio"

2000

Lent voice to several episodes of Fox's "Family Guy"

1997

Made Broadway debut replacing Rob Becker in "Defending the Caveman"

1991

TV series debut, starred in title role of "The Commish" (ABC); reprised role in three ABC TV movies

1989

Made TV movie debut in "Blues for Buder" (ABC)

1989

Feature acting debut, starred as comic John Belushi in "Wired"

1976

Earned Equity card at age 13 in production of "Romeo and Juliet"

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