Michael Bowen

Michael Bowen

  • Highest Rated: 98% The Player (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% True Crime (1995)
  • Birthday: Jun 21, 1953
  • Birthplace: Texas, USA
  • Prolific and versatile, actor Michael Bowen joined the casts of some of the most critically respected and lucrative pictures of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, nearly always enlisted as an unremarkable everyman. Bowen launched his career with bit parts in such pictures as Valley Girl (1983), Iron Eagle (1985), and Less Than Zero (1987), then graduated to supporting roles by the late '90s. He was particularly memorable as cop Mark Dargus, the partner of ATF agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction follow-up, Jackie Brown (1997), then turned in a haunting portrayal of Rick, the dysfunctional father of game show contestant Stanley (Jeremy Blackman) in Paul Thomas Anderson's mosaic of contemporary L.A. life, Magnolia (1999). In the following decade, Bowen re-teamed with Tarantino for the neo-martial arts opus Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) and delivered an intense performance as a cruel and vile counselor at a rehab center in first-time director Monty Lapica's psychodrama, Self-Medicated (2005). He also took on a recurring role on the hit TV drama Lost as Danny Pickett, a hotheaded, tough member of the Others, during the second and third seasons of the series (2006-2007).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% All Cheerleaders Die Larry 2014
86% Django Unchained Tracker $162.9M 2012
No Score Yet Deep Dark Canyon Actor 2012
No Score Yet Brawler Actor 2012
67% Hollywood to Dollywood Executive Producer Actor 2012
No Score Yet Soda Springs Larry 2012
11% Apart Teddy Berg $3.7K 2012
No Score Yet The Perfect Student Detective Walker 2012
No Score Yet The Hessen Affair Ben Cassidy 2009
No Score Yet Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever Actor 2009
41% The Last House on the Left Morton $32.8M 2009
No Score Yet Autopsy Travis 2009
29% Deadgirl Clint 2008
83% The Lost Charlie Schilling 2008
No Score Yet The Box Collector Burt 2008
No Score Yet Love At First Kill Actor 2008
No Score Yet Dear Me: A Blogger's Tale Actor 2008
No Score Yet Permanent Vacation Detective Hollerenshaw 2007
No Score Yet The Death and Life of Bobby Z Duke 2007
80% The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided Robert Johnson 2006
36% Self Medicated Dan Jones 2006
45% The Work and the Glory II: American Zion Actor $1.9M 2005
No Score Yet Chandler Hall Richard 2005
No Score Yet Before, During and 'After the Sunset' Actor 2005
No Score Yet Lethal Eviction Lewis 2005
18% After the Sunset FBI Driver $28.4M 2004
26% Walking Tall Sheriff Stan Watkins $45.9M 2004
85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 Buck 2003
No Score Yet The Pennsylvania Miners' Story Robert `Boogie' Pugh 2002
No Score Yet Hostage Negotiator Frank Foley 2002
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Monster Hunter Willie Dickinson 2000
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale Franklyn 2000
83% Magnolia Rick Spector 1999
No Score Yet Gideon Billy Ray 1999
No Score Yet Natural Selection Actor 1999
No Score Yet Letters From a Killer Parker 1998
87% Jackie Brown Mark Dargus 1997
32% Excess Baggage Gus 1997
No Score Yet Cupid Mike Logan 1997
No Score Yet Trial by Fire Roger Gill 1996
0% True Crime Earl Parkins 1995
83% Love and a .45 Ranger X 1994
10% Beverly Hills Cop III Fletch 1994
No Score Yet New Eden Kyne 1994
No Score Yet Visions of Murder Actor 1993
No Score Yet Murder So Sweet Detective Culbertson 1993
No Score Yet Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders Det. Culbertson 1993
No Score Yet Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story Buck Barrow 1992
93% The Waterdance Biker #1 1992
98% The Player Himself 1992
No Score Yet The Taking of Beverly Hills L.A. Cop 1991
No Score Yet Kid Harlan 1990
No Score Yet Mortal Passions Berke 1990
No Score Yet The Ryan White Story Actor 1989
52% Less Than Zero Hop 1987
No Score Yet The Abduction of Kari Swenson Dan Nichols 1987
29% Amazing Grace and Chuck Hot Dog 1987
No Score Yet The Check Is in the Mail... Gary Jackson 1986
20% Iron Eagle Knotcher 1986
86% Echo Park August 1986
17% Private Resort Scott 1985
77% Night of the Comet Larry 1984
No Score Yet The Wild Life Vince 1984
No Score Yet On the Line Customs Officer 1983
82% Valley Girl Tommy 1983
60% Forbidden World (Mutant) Jimmy Swift 1982

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

80% Castle
2009-2016
Sgt. Joseph Ortiz
  • 2016
78% Gotham
2014
Matches Malone
  • 2016
  • 2015
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Muller
  • 2014
96% Breaking Bad
2008-2013
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Jason Richter
  • 2010
38% Dark Blue
2009-2010
Dan Kemp
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Tommy Anderson
  • 2009
90% Lost
2004-2010
Pickett Danny Pickett
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Dwight Cooper
  • 2001
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
  • 1998
  • 1994
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
David Tierney
  • 1996
82% Christy
1994-1995
Jarvis Tatum
  • 1995
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Valario
  • 1994
91% The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
1993-1994
Bishop
  • 1993
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Rusty
  • 1986
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Guest Jack Harm
  • 1985
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Bobby
  • 1983

QUOTES FROM Michael Bowen CHARACTERS

The Bride
Your name is Buck... right?
Buck
(nods)
Buck
[nods]
The Bride
And you came to FUCK... RIGHT???
The Bride
And you came to FUCK... RIGHT?