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Also Known As: Mike Cudlitz Died:
Born: December 29, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Long Island, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Before he redefined himself as a gritty man of action in HBO's critically acclaimed "Band of Brothers" (2001) and on the fan favorite "Southland" (NBC/TNT, 2009- ), Michael Cudlitz found himself typecast by his naturally cherubic face in roles that rarely strayed far from high school. Cudlitz climbed the industry ladder from behind-the-scene work as a carpenter and construction coordinator to a run of high-profile guest roles on such popular TV series as "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000) and "NYPD Blue" (NBC, 1993-2005), as well as in such feature films as "A River Runs Through It" (1992), "D3: The Mighty Ducks" (1996) and "Grosse Pointe Blank" (1997). Playing teenagers well into his thirties, Cudlitz received a major career boost with his casting as Sgt. "Bull" Randleman in "Band of Brothers," a miniseries following the 101st Airborne Division's Easy Company through the European Theater during World War II. A host of man-in-uniform roles followed, including series regular status as the pragmatic SWAT team leader Frank Rogers on the short-lived "Standoff" (Fox, 2006-07), and memorable guest roles on the long-running "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010) and "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). Cudlitz scored...

Before he redefined himself as a gritty man of action in HBO's critically acclaimed "Band of Brothers" (2001) and on the fan favorite "Southland" (NBC/TNT, 2009- ), Michael Cudlitz found himself typecast by his naturally cherubic face in roles that rarely strayed far from high school. Cudlitz climbed the industry ladder from behind-the-scene work as a carpenter and construction coordinator to a run of high-profile guest roles on such popular TV series as "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000) and "NYPD Blue" (NBC, 1993-2005), as well as in such feature films as "A River Runs Through It" (1992), "D3: The Mighty Ducks" (1996) and "Grosse Pointe Blank" (1997). Playing teenagers well into his thirties, Cudlitz received a major career boost with his casting as Sgt. "Bull" Randleman in "Band of Brothers," a miniseries following the 101st Airborne Division's Easy Company through the European Theater during World War II. A host of man-in-uniform roles followed, including series regular status as the pragmatic SWAT team leader Frank Rogers on the short-lived "Standoff" (Fox, 2006-07), and memorable guest roles on the long-running "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010) and "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). Cudlitz scored immediately with critics and viewers as troubled LAPD training officer John Cooper on NBC's "Southland" in 2009. Fan loyalty was key to the show surviving its network cancelation after the first season and its rescue by the cable network TNT, where Cudlitz was able to nurture one of television's most fascinating characters.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Inside Out (2011)
3.
 Silent Witness (2011)
4.
 Stolen (2009)
5.
 Tenure (2009)
6.
 Surrogates (2009)
7.
 Sex Drive (2008)
8.
 Crossing Over (2008)
9.
 Running Scared (2006)
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1990:
Made TV series debut on "Hull High" (NBC)
1992:
Landed recurring role as a high school jock on primetime teen soap "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox)
1992:
Feature film debut, "A River Runs Through It"
1997:
Featured in the dark comedy "Grosse Pointe Blank" as a former popular student
2001:
Delivered breakthrough performance as Sgt. Denver 'Bull' Randleman in HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers"
2002:
Guest starred on Fox crime drama "24"
2006:
Co-starred as FBI special agent Frank Rogers on short-lived "Standoff" (Fox)
2009:
Cast as police veteran and training officer John Cooper on "Southland" (NBC, TNT)
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Education

Lakewood High School: Lakewood , New Jersey -
California Institute of the Arts: Pasadena , California -

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wife:
Rachel Cudlitz. Met in 1996 while both were attending CalArts.

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