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Michael Vartan

Highest Rated:   100% Rogue (2008)
Lowest Rated:   0% Dead Man's Curve (1998)
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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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Small Town Crime
  • Actor
2017
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
50% Jolene
  • Brad Benton
2008
100% Rogue
  • Pete McKell
2008
16% 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
38% The Mists of Avalon
  • Lancelot
2001
20% The Next Best Thing
  • Kevin
2000
No Score Yet It Had to Be You
  • Charlie Hudson
2000
57% Never Been Kissed
  • Sam Coulson
1999
0% 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
67% Fiorile (Wild Flower)
  • Jean/Massimo
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
62% The Arrangement
2017
  • Terence Anderson
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
91% Bates Motel
2013
  • George Heldens
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hawthorne
2009-2011
  • Dr. Tom Wakefield
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Michael Vaughn Vaughn
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Jonathan
  • 2000

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