Michael Vartan

Highest Rated: 100% Rogue (2008)
Lowest Rated: 2% Nina (2016)
Birthday: Nov 27, 1968
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
French-American actor Michael Vartan made his handsome presence felt in several European and independent films before getting his Hollywood studio break in the romantic comedy Never Been Kissed (1999). Born in Boulogne-Billancourt , France and raised in the small Normandy town of Fleury, Vartan moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to be with his American mother. Though he began taking acting classes in Los Angeles, Vartan nabbed his first film roles in the French productions Un Homme et Deux Femmes (1991) and Promenades d'Ete (1992). Still working in Europe, Vartan gained international attention as the doomed lover of the fabled title character in Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani's Fiorile (1993). Returning to the Hollywood fold, Vartan appeared in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) and The Pallbearer (1996). He played more substantial roles, however, in the indie AIDS drama Touch Me (1997) and college crime thriller The Curve (1998), as well as playing Julianne Moore's brother in Sundance entrant The Myth of Fingerprints (1997). Vartan finally earned his first starring role in a Hollywood studio production when star/executive producer Drew Barrymore insisted that he be cast opposite her in Never Been Kissed. As undercover reporter Barrymore's "high school" teacher, Vartan was an adult-teen dream come true; the movie went on to become Vartan's first Hollywood hit. Vartan was not so lucky, however, with his next Hollywood film, the critically lambasted Madonna vehicle The Next Best Thing (2000).After he was impeccably cast as Lancelot in the lavish TV miniseries adaptation of The Mists of Avalon (2001), Vartan stayed with TV to play CIA agent Michael Vaughn, ally of Jennifer Garner's double agent Sydney Bristow, on the stylish, critically praised ABC action series Alias (2001). While on Alias, he appeared on the big-screen as Jennifer Lopez's intended in Monster-in-Law (2005).When Alias ended in 2006, Vartan stayed mostly in television, on ABC's short-lived sitcom Big Shots (2007), followed by a three-season run on the TNT medical drama Hawthorne, playing the Chief of Surgery. In 2014, he had a recurring role on A&E's Bates Motel.


Highest Rated Movies



76% Small Town Crime Actor 2018
2% Nina Radio Interviewer 2016
No Score Yet Within (Crawlspace) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Crawlspace Actor 2015
29% Colombiana Danny Delanay $36.7M 2011
No Score Yet Demoted Rodney 2011
48% Jolene Brad Benton 2008
100% Rogue Pete McKell 2008
17% Monster-in-Law Dr. Kevin Fields $82.9M 2005
81% One Hour Photo Will Yorkin $31.5M 2002
No Score Yet Sand Tyler Briggs 2002
45% The Mists of Avalon Lancelot 2001
19% The Next Best Thing Kevin 2000
No Score Yet It Had to Be You Charlie Hudson 2000
56% Never Been Kissed Sam Coulson 1999
11% Dead Man's Curve Chris 1998
No Score Yet Touch Me Adam 1997
60% The Myth of Fingerprints Jake 1997
45% The Pallbearer Scott 1996
41% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Tommy 1995
57% Fiorile (Wild Flower) Jean/Massimo 1993


59% God Friended Me
  • 2018
62% The Arrangement
Terence Anderson
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
  • 2017
93% Bates Motel
George Heldens
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Hawthorne
Dr. Tom Wakefield
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
9% Big Shots
James Walker
  • 2008
  • 2007
88% Alias
Michael Vaughn Vaughn
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
65% Kitchen Confidential
  • 2005
61% Ally McBeal
  • 2000