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Michael Bowen

Highest Rated:   98% The Player (1992)
Lowest Rated:   0% True Crime (1995)
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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
87% Django Unchained
  • Tracker
$162.9M 2012
No Score Yet Deep Dark Canyon
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Brawler
  • Actor
2012
67% Hollywood to Dollywood
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
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
No Score Yet Autopsy
  • Travis
2009
29% Deadgirl
  • Clint
2008
80% 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 Autopsy
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Permanent Vacation
  • Detective Hollerenshaw
2007
80% The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided
  • Robert Johnson
2006
34% 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
84% 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 Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story
  • Buck Barrow
1992
93% The Waterdance
  • Biker #1
1992
98% The Player
  • Himself
1992
No Score Yet Asalto a 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
54% 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
No Score Yet Iron Eagle
  • Knotcher
1986
86% Echo Park
  • August
1986
17% Private Resort
  • Scott
1985
82% Night of the Comet
  • Larry
1984
No Score Yet The Wild Life
  • Vince
1984
No Score Yet On the Line
  • Customs Officer
1983
83% Valley Girl
  • Tommy
1983
No Score Yet The Death and Life of Bobby Z
  • Duke
1982
60% Forbidden World (Mutant)
  • Jimmy Swift
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
73% Castle
2009-2016
  • Sgt. Joseph Ortiz
  • 2016
83% Gotham
2014
  • Matches Malone
  • 2016
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Muller
  • 2014
94% Breaking Bad
2008-2013
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Jason Richter
  • 2010
29% Dark Blue
2009-2010
  • Dan Kemp
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Tommy Anderson
  • 2009
87% Lost
2004-2010
  • Pickett Danny Pickett
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Dwight Cooper
  • 2001
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Valario
  • 1994

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