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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 30, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor, singer, musician, bartender, waiter

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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. ...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Parker (2013)
3.
 Pawn (2013)
4.
 High School (2010)
5.
 Eagle Eye (2008)
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8.
 Fantastic Four (2005) Ben Grimm/The Thing
9.
 Spirited Away (2002) Voice Of Chihiro'S Father (English Language)
10.
 Three Stooges, The (2000) Curly Howard
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Milestones close milestones

1976:
Earned Equity card at age 13 in production of "Romeo and Juliet"
1989:
Feature acting debut, starred as comic John Belushi in "Wired"
1989:
Made TV movie debut in "Blues for Buder" (ABC)
1991:
TV series debut, starred in title role of "The Commish" (ABC); reprised role in three ABC TV movies
1997:
Made Broadway debut replacing Rob Becker in "Defending the Caveman"
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"
2001:
Voiced Chihiro's father Akio in English dub of Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away"
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
2005:
Cast as Ben Grimm, a.k.a. The Thing in Marvel's ''Fantastic Four''
2007:
Co-starred with Lucy Liu in "Rise: Blood Hunter," a horror/thriller film directed by Sebastian Gutierrez
2007:
Reprised role of The Thing in superhero sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer"
2008:
Played the U.S. Secretary of Defense in "Eagle Eye"
2010:
Cast as the family patriarch on ABC's "No Ordinary Family"
2012:
Co-starred with Dennis Quaid on CBS Western drama "Vegas"
2013:
Cast opposite Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez in crime thriller "Parker"
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Education

Andover High School: -
Boston University: Boston , Massachusetts - 1986

Notes

"When I was a kid and my family went to California for vacation, we came to Hollywood. I told myself and my parents that I'd be there again, but the next time it was going to be for a movie. And here I was." --Michael Chiklis

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wife:
Michelle Epstein. Actress. Married in 1992.

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father:
Charlie. Beauty salon owner.
mother:
Katherine. Hospital administrative aide.
daughter:
Autumn Isabella Chiklis. Born on October 9, 1993.
daughter:
Odessa Rose. Born in 1999.
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