Michael Jace

Highest Rated: 93% Boogie Nights (1997)
Lowest Rated: 25% Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Birthday: Jul 13, 1965
Birthplace: Not Available
Supporting actor Michael Jace was a regular on the short-lived ABC network drama Dangerous Minds (1996-1997). He has also appeared in feature films since 1996. The tall African-American did not originally aspire to perform, but a smart-aleck comment and a challenge led him to the bright lights. It happened while Jace was in college: A marketing major, he'd gone to watch his then-girlfriend rehearse for a campus play. Acting looked easy and he said so. The director overheard him and suggested he go up and read some lines. Jace accepted and proved to be a natural. Thus inspired, he enrolled in drama classes at the Classic Stage Conservatory in New York. Following graduation, Jace worked in regional theater across the U.S. before he moved to Los Angeles to further his career. It wasn't long before opportunity knocked and he was cast as the leader of the militant Black Panthers in Forrest Gump (1994). He has subsequently appeared in several films, including Strange Days (1995). Among his other television credits include guest-starring roles on L.A. Law, Bridges, and N.Y.P.D. Blue, though he became best known for his portrayal of a sexually confused police officer on The Shield (2002-2007), a gritty police drama from FX. In 2009 he took on a small role in State of Play, a political thriller starring Ben Affleck and Helen Mirren, and appeared in the sports comedy Football's Finiest in 2011. He had a recurring role on the TNT cop drama Southland.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Division III: Football's Finest Roy Goodwyn 2011
84% State of Play Officer Brown $37M 2009
No Score Yet Bats: Human Harvest Martinez 2007
42% Gridiron Gang Mr. Jones $38.5M 2006
No Score Yet Fair Game Actor 2005
25% Cradle 2 the Grave Odion $34.7M 2003
45% Planet of the Apes Major Frank Santos $178.1M 2001
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Samuel Pinckney 2001
41% The Replacements Earl Wilkinson $44.1M 2000
No Score Yet Michael Jordan: An American Hero Adult Michael Jordan 1999
93% Boogie Nights Jerome 1997
No Score Yet Bombshell Det. Jefferson 1997
34% The Fan Scalper 1996
45% The Great White Hype Marvin Shabazz 1996
61% Strange Days Wade Beemer 1995
No Score Yet Tyson Mitch Green 1995
72% Forrest Gump Black Panther $330.1M 1994


87% Southland
  • 2013
52% Private Practice
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Mentalist
  • 2011
88% Burn Notice
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Security Director
  • 2010
89% The Shield
Off. Julien Lowe Det. Julien Lowe
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Cold Case
Andre Tibbs
  • 2006
84% NYPD Blue
Vernon McGee
  • 2001
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1st Officer
  • 1999
  • 1994
No Score Yet ER
Bill Billy Nelson
  • 1997
No Score Yet Law & Order
Otis Cooke
  • 1992


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