Michael Chiklis

Highest Rated: 95% 1985 (2018)
Lowest Rated: 4% Wired (1989)
Birthday: Aug 30, 1963
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Though known mainly for his role as complicated police officer Vic Mackey on F/X's television cop drama The Shield, Massachusetts native Michael Chiklis has been acting professionally since the age of 13, when he made several appearances at the Town and Country Playhouse in Salem, NH. From there, Chiklis enlisted in a variety of classical, occasionally Shakespearian theatrical productions at the prestigious Merrimack Repertory Theatre and ultimately studied acting in the drama program at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. After graduating, Chiklis traveled to New York and began the auditioning process. In 1988, he was picked to portray John Belushi in the feature film Wired, though litigation and controversy delayed the release and proper promotional process, and the picture itself was a wretched mess (not to mention a depressing affair).By 1991, after making guest appearances in some of the most popular sitcoms of the time (Murphy Brown, L.A. Law, and Seinfeld, to name a few), Chiklis was cast as amiable police commissioner Tony Scali on ABC's The Commish. Though a few extra pounds at that time helped him land the role after his audition, his subsequent weight loss required him to wear a "fat suit" to remain in character (though the actor was only in his mid-twenties, series producers created the role for someone much older). When The Commish ceased to be after a five-year run, Chiklis took on a small role in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995) and starred in the ill-fated NBC sitcom Daddio (2000). Two years later, the series premiere of The Shield catapulted Chiklis back into the forefront of network success. His role on the popular series would bring him two Best Actor nominations from the Golden Globes, as well as one from the Screen Actor's Guild.Chiklis contented himself with this part for several years, but in 2005, he returned to cinematic ventures and went big budget with the FX-laden summer extravaganza Fantastic Four. This film - like the famous Stan Lee comic strip - concerns a group of individuals who journey into outer space to investigate a cosmic storm, and find each of their DNA codes altered in a unique way; one by one, they become The Human Torch, The Thing, The Invisible Girl, and Mr. Fantastic (four superheroes, each of whom has a unique power) -- and must collectively take on the seemingly invincible Doctor Doom (Julian McMahon). Chiklis plays The Thing (nee Ben Grimm), a creature made entirely of stone. Though broadly derided in the press, the public ignored the negative critical responses and helped The Fantastic Four reel in an estimated worldwide gross of around $330 million -- paving the way for a 2007 sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The Shield would end its run in 2008, but that same year, Chiklis signed for a supporting role in director D.J. Caruso's psychological thriller Eagle Eye. He was soon back on the small screen, however, with a starring role on the short-lived comedy series No Ordinary Family.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
95% 1985 Dale 2018
No Score Yet Fallen (2017) Actor 2017
18% Rupture Bald Man 2017
78% We The People: The Market Basket Effect Narrator 2016
10% The Do-Over Carmine 2016
19% When The Game Stands Tall Teddy Eidson 2014
No Score Yet Pawn Derrick Producer $2.6K 2013
41% Parker Melander $17.7M 2013
26% High School Dr. Leslie Gordon $0.2M 2012
27% Eagle Eye Defense Secretary Callister $101.2M 2008
No Score Yet The Legend of Secret Pass Actor 2008
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Ben Grimm $131.8M 2007
36% Rise: Blood Hunter Clyde Rawlins $59.9K 2007
27% Fantastic Four Ben Grimm $154.5M 2005
No Score Yet The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina Roman/King Webster 2002
No Score Yet Heavy Gear: The Dragon's Shadow Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Three Stooges Jerome `Curly' Howard 2000
No Score Yet Do Not Disturb (Silent Witness) Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Taxman Andre Rubakoff 1999
No Score Yet Body and Soul Actor 1999
12% Soldier Jimmy Page 1998
74% Nixon Tv Director 1995
No Score Yet The Rain Killer Reese 1990
4% Wired John Belushi 1989

TV

CREDIT
78% Gotham
2014
Det. Nathaniel Barnes Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Freak Show
2014
Dell Toledo
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
76% American Horror Story
2013
Dell Toldeo Dell Toledo
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2014
67% Vegas
2012-2013
Director Vincent Savino
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Host Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2006
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2012
73% No Ordinary Family
2010-2011
Jim Powell
  • 2011
  • 2010
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2008
88% The Shield
2002-2008
Director Det. Vic Mackey Producer
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Henry Rollins Show
2006-2007
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Matt Colletti
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
Commissioner Tony Scali
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
89% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Steve
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Tony Rocket
  • 1990
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
Carlo
  • 1989
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Jeffrey Whitehead
  • 1989
  • 1987

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