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Michael Beach



Trained at Juilliard, actor Michael Beach worked in regional theater and off-Broadway productions before moving to Los Angeles to work on television and film. His stage credits include Much Ado About Nothing and Ascension Day. Though he appeared on television a lot in the late '80s, his film breakthrough came in Carl Franklin's 1991 crime thriller One False Move. He played the ex-con Pluto opposite Billy Bob Thornton, who also co-wrote the script. Thornton later wrote the role of Virgil for Beach in the 1996 drama A Family Thing, starring James Earl Jones. In 1993, he was a part of the ensemble cast in Robert Altman's award-winning feature Short Cuts. After playing opposite Laurence Fishburne in the crime thriller Bad Company (1995), Beach went on to play several unfaithful husbands. He cheated on Angela Bassett in Waiting to Exhale (1995), Vanessa Williams in Soul Food (1997), and Gloria Reuben on ER. Fellow ER cast member Eriq La Salle cast Beach in his sports drama Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996) for HBO. Back on television, Beach earned an Image Award for his role of Monte 'Doc' Parker on the NBC dramatic series Third Watch. In 2002, he re-teamed with actor/director La Salle for the lead role of Dr. Ty Adams in the thriller Crazy as Hell.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
60% The Bounce Back
  • Lester
2016
No Score Yet The Submarine Kid
  • Marc
2016
No Score Yet CSI: Immortality
  • Officer Scinta
2015
No Score Yet Megachurch Murder
  • Clay King
2015
67% Things Never Said
  • Will Jackson
2013
No Score Yet Assassins Tale
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Notes from Dad
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Scrapper
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet 500 MPH Storm
  • Simon
2013
13% Red Dawn
  • Major Jenkins
2012
57% Sparkle
  • Rev. Bryce
2012
No Score Yet Justice For Natalee Holloway
  • Agent Delaney
2011
No Score Yet Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Relative Stranger
  • James
2009
No Score Yet Pastor Brown
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Play Dead
  • Devon
2009
70% America the Beautiful
  • Executive Producer
2008
No Score Yet Stargate: The Ark of Truth
  • Colonel Ellis
2008
13% First Sunday
  • Deacon
2008
No Score Yet Like Mike 2
  • Jerome Jenkins Sr.
2006
No Score Yet Full Count
  • Actor
2006
50% Crazy as Hell
  • Dr. Ty Adams
2002
No Score Yet Made Men
  • Miles
1999
No Score Yet Asunder
  • Michael
1999
No Score Yet Asunder
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Johnny Skidmarks
  • Mike
1998
80% Soul Food
  • Miles
1997
80% Ruby Bridges
  • Abon Bridges
1997
No Score Yet Ms. Scrooge
  • Rev. Luke
1997
No Score Yet Casualties
  • Clark Cooper
1997
No Score Yet Rebound: The Legend of Earl the Goat Manigault
  • Legrand
1996
73% A Family Thing
  • Virgil Murdoch
1996
52% Waiting to Exhale
  • John Harris Sr.
1995
24% White Man's Burden
  • Policeman No. 1 Outside Bar
1995
No Score Yet Sketch Artist II
  • George
1995
27% Bad Company
  • Tod Stapp
1995
No Score Yet Knight Rider 2010
  • Will McQueen
1994
95% Short Cuts
  • Jim Stone
1993
No Score Yet Final Appeal
  • Det. Thorne
1993
92% True Romance
  • Wurlitzer
1993
No Score Yet The Hit List
  • Det. Akin
1993
98% One False Move
  • Pluto
1992
No Score Yet Guilty as Charged
  • Deek
1992
58% Late for Dinner
  • Dr. David Arrington
1991
No Score Yet Dangerous Passion
  • Steve
1990
88% Internal Affairs
  • Dorian Fletcher
1990
89% The Abyss
  • Barnes
1989
42% Cadence
  • Webb
1989
69% Lean on Me
  • Darnell
1989
No Score Yet The Abyss (Special Edition)
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo
  • Rudolph Tyner
1989
No Score Yet In a Shallow Grave
  • Quintas Pearch
1988
No Score Yet Weekend War
  • Wiley
1988
69% Suspect
  • Parking Lot Attendant
1987
60% End of the Line
  • Alvin
1987
31% Streets of Gold
  • Sonny
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Det. Robert Flowers
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Brian Elliott
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Chuck Barr
90% The 100
2014
  • Pike
No Score Yet Scorpion
2014
  • Chief
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Agent Adam Schaeffer
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Andy Abbott
44% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
2011
  • Det. Sanderson
61% Crisis
2014
  • FBI Director Olsen
95% Battle Creek
2015
  • Larry
90% Sons of Anarchy
2008-2014
  • T.O. Cross
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Mr. Baker
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Noah Guare
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Al Boulet Al
45% The Client List
2012-2013
  • Harold Clemens Harold
36% Secrets and Lies
2015
  • Arthur Fenton Jim Fenton
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • James
93% Pitch
2016
  • Bill Baker
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Father Marks
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Scinta
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Len Walsh
73% A Gifted Man
2011-2012
  • Nicky Davis

Quotes from Michael Beach's Characters