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Michael Chiklis

Lowest Rated:   4% Wired (1989)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% We The People: The Market Basket Effect
  • Narrator
2016
45% Rupture
  • Actor
2016
5% The Do-Over
  • Carmine
2016
17% When The Game Stands Tall
  • Teddy Eidson
2014
No Score Yet Pawn
  • Derrick
  • Producer
2013
41% Parker
  • Melander
2013
27% High School
  • Dr. Leslie Gordon
2012
26% Eagle Eye
  • Defense Secretary Callister
2008
No Score Yet The Legend of Secret Pass
  • Actor
2008
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Ben Grimm
2007
33% Rise: Blood Hunter
  • Clyde Rawlins
2007
27% Fantastic Four
  • Ben Grimm
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
10% Soldier
  • Jimmy Page
1998
75% Nixon
  • Tv Director
1995
No Score Yet The Rain Killer
  • Reese
1990
4% Wired
  • John Belushi
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
83% Gotham
2014
  • Det. Nathaniel Barnes Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
68% No Ordinary Family
2010-2011
  • Jim Powell
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • Host
65% Vegas
2012-2013
  • Vincent Savino
  • Director
No Score Yet The Shield
2002-2008
  • Det. Vic Mackey
  • Director
  • Producer
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Freak Show
2014
  • Dell Toledo
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
77% American Horror Story
2012
  • Dell Toldeo Dell Toledo
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Steve

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