Michael Vartan

Actor, Musician, Painter
A handsome, light-haired French-American actor, Michael Vartan began to study his craft shortly after arriving in Los Angeles as a way to meet people. Discovering a knack for performing, he soon lent his engaging ... Read more »
Born: 11/26/1968 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, FR

Filmography

Actor (38)

Bates Motel 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crawlspace 2014 (Movie)

John Alexander (Actor)

Demoted 2014 (Movie)

Rodney McAdams (Actor)

It Had to Be You 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Satisfaction 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hero Dog Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Ring of Fire 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Hero Dog Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

High School 2012 (Movie)

Calculus Teacher (Actor)

Colombiana 2011 (Movie)

Danny Delanay (Actor)

Genesis Awards 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

HawthoRNe 2008 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Jolene 2010 (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

Big Shots 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Rogue 2008 (Movie)

Pete McKell (Actor)

Alias 2001 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993, 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kitchen Confidential 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monster-in-Law 2005 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Guest

One Hour Photo 2002 (Movie)

Will Yorkin (Actor)

World's Sexiest Athletes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Next Best Thing 2000 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

Sam Coulson (Actor)

Sand 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Curve 1998 (Movie)

Christopher 'Chris' Mason (Actor)

Touch Me 1998 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

Friends 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Myth of Fingerprints 1997 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Spotlight: David Schwimmer 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pallbearer 1996 (Movie)

Scott Edelman (Actor)

Fiorile 1994 (Movie)

Jean/ Massimo (Actor)

Promenades d'Ete 1992 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Un Homme et Deux Femmes 1991 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

The Mists Of Avalon (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A handsome, light-haired French-American actor, Michael Vartan began to study his craft shortly after arriving in Los Angeles as a way to meet people. Discovering a knack for performing, he soon lent his engaging presence to a variety of feature projects worldwide. Having completed a number of French productions, most notably "Un Homme et deux femmes" (1991) and the following year's "Promenades d'ete", Vartan made his international debut in 1993's "Fiorile", an Italian film directed by the famed Taviani brothers. In this acclaimed time-spanning film, Vartan played a captivating dual role, taking on the parts of idealistic French soldier Jean and the soldier's besieged descendant Massimo in a story of an Italian family believed to be cursed. He made his US film debut with a featured role in the cross-dressing comedy "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar" (1995) and the following year co-starred in the comedy "The Pallbearer" as Scott Edelman, best friend of David Schwimmer's Tom Thompson. Vartan proved a pleasant presence onscreen, giving an endearing performance in the role of the friend who seemingly has it all.

Relationships

Jennifer Garner Actor

Companion
Met when they acted together on "Alias" (ABC) Began dating in May 2003 Ended relationship in July 2004

Shannon Gleason

Companion
Began relationship c. 1988 No longer together

Ian La Frenais Actor

Step-Father

Doris Pucher

Mother
Divorced Vartan's father, when he was five and moved with son to America

Lauren Skaar

Wife
Met in 2009 at a Whole Foods parking lot in L.A. Got engaged in March 2010 in New York Married on April 2, 2011 in Newport Beach, CA

Eddie Vartan Actor

Father
Divorced Vartan's mother, when he was five

Sylvie Vartan Actor

Aunt
Paternal aunt

Milestones

2011

Co-starred with Zoe Saldana in the action film, "Colombiana"

2009

Cast as Dr. Tom Wakefield on the TNT medical drama, "HawthoRNe"

2008

Cast in the Australian horror film, "Rogue"

2007

Played James Walker in the short-lived ABC drama "Big Shots"

2005

Co-starred with Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda in "Monster in Law"

2002

Played a husband and father whose family is stalked by Robin Williams in "One Hour Photo"

2001

Cast as Lancelot in the TNT miniseries "The Mists of Avalon"

2001

Portrayed Michael Vaughn in the ABC series "Alias"

1999

Appeared opposite Natasha Henstridge in "It Had to Be You"

1999

Starred opposite Drew Barrymore in the romantic comedy "Never Been Kissed"

1998

Co-starred opposite Amanda Peet as the manager of a health club in the AIDS-themed drama "Touch Me"

1997

Portrayed one of the adult children returning home for Thanksgiving in "The Myth of Fingerprints"

1997

Appeared in an episode of "Friends" (NBC) as Tom Selleck's character's son

1996

Co-starred with David Schwimmer in "The Pallbearer"

1995

Made American film debut with a role in "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar"

1993

Appeared in the "Murder, Obliquely" segment of the Showtime series, "Fallen Angels"

1993

Played dual roles in the Italian feature "Fiorile"; directed by the Taviani brothers

1992

Starred in the feature "Promenades D'Ete/Summer Strolls"

1991

Featured in the film "Un Homme et Deux Femmes/A Man and Two Women"

Moved to Los Angeles from France

Began studying acting as a way to meet people

Bonus Trivia

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His last name is pronounced VAR-tawn.

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