Michael Jace

Michael Jace

Highest Rated: 71% Forrest Gump (1994)

Lowest Rated: 26% Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Birthday: Jul 13, 1965

Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, USA

A frequent guest star who played a wide variety of characters on popular television shows, actor Michael Jace finally received his due as the spiritual, but closeted homosexual police officer Julien Lowe on Shawn Ryan's hard-hitting cop show "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08). While surrounded by criminals and corruption on all side, Jace's character brought a sense of noble inner turmoil to a show celebrated for its edgy external conflicts. Prior to "The Shield," Jace played a diversity of characters on shows like "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005), "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (syndicated, 1993-99), while breaking into features with parts in "Forrest Gump" (1994), "Strange Days" (1995) and "Boogie Nights" (2001). He gained a degree of stardom thanks to playing NBA icon Michael Jordan in the TV movie, "Michael Jordan: An American Hero" (Fox Family Channel, 1999), but became a known commodity following his seven seasons on "The Shield." After the show finished its run in 2008, Jace went back to guest turns on shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-15), "Burn Notice" (USA Network, 2007-13) and "The Mentalist" (CBS, 2008-15), while continuing to look for that one role that could propel his career to the next level. However, Jace's life took an unexpectedly dark turn on May 19, 2014, when he was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife April. Jace was convicted of second-degree murder for that crime on May 31, 2016.

Highest rated movies

Forrest Gump
Soul of the Game
The Great White Hype
The Replacements
The Fan
Cradle 2 the Grave




No Score Yet 65% Division III: Football's Finest Roy Goodwyn (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 12% Bats: Human Harvest Martinez (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 38% Safe Harbour Jeff (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 38% Fair Game E (Character) - 2005
26% 52% Cradle 2 the Grave Odion (Character) $34.6M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Samuel Pinkney (Character) - 2001
41% 66% The Replacements Earl Wilkinson / Ray Smith (Character) $44.7M 2000
No Score Yet 52% Michael Jordan: An American Hero Michael Jordan (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 0% Bombshell Det. Jefferson (Character) - 1997
67% 64% Soul of the Game Unknown (Character) - 1996
37% 35% The Fan Scalper (Character) $20.1M 1996
42% 35% The Great White Hype Marvin Shabazz (Character) $7.8M 1996
71% 95% Forrest Gump Black Panther (Character) $330.3M 1994


90% 98% Southland Terrell (Guest Star) 2009 2012-2013
85% 69% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Lawrence (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Randy Hatcher (Guest Star) 2011
88% 95% Burn Notice Jeff Taylor (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Malcolm Senna (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
90% 95% The Shield Officer Julien Lowe (Character) 2002-2008
No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
83% 83% NYPD Blue ADA Vernon Shore (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 84% ER Bill Nelson (Guest Star) 1997
53% No Score Yet Dangerous Minds Jerome Griffin (Character) 1996-1997