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Michael Jace



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Division III: Football's Finest
  • Roy Goodwyn
2011
84% State of Play
  • Officer Brown
2009
No Score Yet Bats: Human Harvest
  • Martinez
2007
42% Gridiron Gang
  • Mr. Jones
2006
No Score Yet Fair Game
  • Actor
2005
26% Cradle 2 the Grave
  • Odion
2003
45% Planet of the Apes
  • Major Frank Santos
2001
41% The Replacements
  • Earl Wilkinson
2000
No Score Yet Michael Jordan: An American Hero
  • Adult Michael Jordan
1999
92% Boogie Nights
  • Jerome
1997
No Score Yet Bombshell
  • Det. Jefferson
1997
37% The Fan
  • Scalper
1996
45% The Great White Hype
  • Marvin Shabazz
1996
63% Strange Days
  • Wade Beemer
1995
No Score Yet Tyson
  • Mitch Green
1995
72% Forrest Gump
  • Black Panther
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Bill Billy Nelson
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Lawrence
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Otis Cooke
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Randy
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Andre Tibbs
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • 1st Officer
No Score Yet The Shield
2002-2008
  • Off. Julien Lowe Det. Julien Lowe
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Security Director
86% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Actor
86% Southland
2009-2013
  • Terrell

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