Chiklis, Michael 1963–

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CHIKLIS, Michael 1963


Born August 30, 1963, in Lowell, MA; son of Charlie (a beauty salon owner) and Katherine (a hospital administrative aide) Chiklis; married Michelle Moran (an actress), June 21, 1992; children: Autumn Isabella, Odessa Rose. Education: Boston University, B.F.A., acting, 1986; also studied with Mark Kaufman. Avocational Interests: Golf.

Addresses: Agent Endeavor Talent Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Joanne Horowitz Management, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 1234, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, director, and producer. Appeared in summer stock productions in Town and Country Playhouse, Salem, NH. Won The Lexus Challenge (a golf tournament) with Raymond Floyd; also worked as a singer, musician, waiter, and bartender. Affiliated with the charity the Children's Lifesaving Foundation.

Member: Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, outstanding lead actor in a drama series, Television Critics Association Award, individual achievement in drama, both 2002, Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a television seriesdrama, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a drama series, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a seriesdrama, all 2003, Golden Satellite Award, best performance by an actor in a seriesdrama, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a television seriesdrama, both 2004, all for The Shield.


Television Appearances; Series:

Commissioner Anthony "Tony" J. Scali, The Commish, ABC, 19911995.

Chris Woods, Daddio, NBC, 2000.

Voice of Lieutenant Jan Augusta, Heavy Gear: The Animated Series (animated), syndicated, 20012002.

Vic Mackey, The Shield, FX Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Brother Powell, Blues for Buder, ABC, 1989.

Tony Scali, The Commish: Father Image, ABC, 1995.

Tony Scali, The Commish: In the Shadow of the Gallows, ABC, 1995.

Tony Scali, The Commish: Redemption, ABC, 1996.

Tiny O'Toole, Body and Soul, The Movie Channel, 1999.

Rudolph Hartman, Do Not Disturb (also known as Silent Witness and Do not disturbZwei Augen zu viel ), Starz!, 2000.

Jerome "Curly" Howard, The Three Stooges, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Opening Ceremonies of the 1995 Special Olympics World Games, NBC, 1995.

The Ultimate TV Trivia Challenge, ABC, 1995.

Himself (Andover, MA), The Curse of the Bambino, 2003.

Himself, 100 Years of Hope and Humor, NBC, 2003.

Himself, The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special, NBC, 2003.

Appeared in specials before and after awards presentations with Joan and Melissa Rivers, E! Entertainment Television.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Himself, The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, 2002.

Himself, The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 2003.

Presenter, The Ninth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2003.

Presenter, The 31st Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2003.

Presenter, The 2003 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2003.

The Seventh Annual Prism Awards, FX Channel, 2003.

Himself, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2004.

The Ninth Annual Critics' Choice Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Appeared in The American Comedy Awards.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Carlo Spoletta, "Battle of the Barge," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.

Carlo Spoletta, "Heir to the Throne," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.

Carlo Spoletta, "A Rightful Place," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.

Carlo Spoletta, "Sins of the Father," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.

New York Police Department (NYPD) detective Jeffrey Whitehead, "The Lost Madonna," Miami Vice, NBC, 1989.

"Blues for Buder," B.L. Stryker, ABC, 1989.

Jimmy Hoffs, "Watts a Matter?," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Tony Rocket, "Brown and Blue," Murphy and Brown, CBS, 1990.

Jimmy Hoffs, "Good to the Last Drop," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Otis, "Deals Are Made to Be Broken," Disney Presents the 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage, NBC, 1991.

Steve, "The Stranded," Seinfeld, NBC, 1991.

Matt Colletti, "Breaking Bread," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998.

Voice of Big Fat Paulie, "There's Something about Paulie," Family Guy (animated), Fox, 2000.

Voices of cartoon crewman and mechanic, "The Kiss Seen around the World," Family Guy (animated), Fox, 2001.

Voice of first man from the Bronx, "Lethal Weapons," Family Guy (animated), Fox, 2001.

Himself, RI:SE, Channel 4, 2002.

"No Job Is Too Little," Stuart Little (animated), HBO Family, 2003.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2003.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003.

Himself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as The Ellen DeGeneres Show ), syndicated, 2004.

OnAir with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Also appeared in Access Hollywood, syndicated; Celebrity Dish (also known as TV Guide's Celebrity Dish ); CNN Showbiz Today, CNN; Entertainment Tonight (also known as ET ), syndicated; Extra (also known as ExtraThe Entertainment Magazine ), syndicated; Good Day LA (also known as Good Day Live ), Fox; Good Morning America (also known as GMA ), ABC; Hollywood Squares, syndicated; The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS; Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC; Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated; The Martin Short Show; Politically Incorrect, Comedy Central and ABC; and Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show ), NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Fat Nicky, Maverick Square, ABC, 1991.

The Breaks, CBS, 1996.

Benjamin Arensen, St. Michael's Crossing, CBS, 1999.

Television Producer; Series:

The Shield, FX Channel, 2003.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Slipknot," The Shield, FX Channel, 2004.

Film Appearances:

John Belushi, Wired, Taurus Entertainment Company, 1989.

Reese, The Rain Killer, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1990.

Television director, Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995.

Jimmy Pig, Soldier, Warner Bros., 1998.

Tiny, Body and Soul, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1998.

Andre Rubakov, The Taxman, KushnerLocke Company, 1999.

Marco, Carlo's Wake, 1999.

Victim, The Last Request, 1999.

(English version) Voice of Chihiro's father, Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (animated; also known as Miyazaki's Spirited Away, Sen, Sen and the Mysterious Disappearance of Chihiro, Spirited Away, and Spiriting away of Sen and Chihiro ), Buena Vista, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Romeo and Juliet, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, MA, 1976.

Defending the Caveman, Booth Theatre, New York City, beginning 1997.

Appeared as Stanley, A Streetcar Named Desire; as Touchstone, As You Like It; in Ersatz Life, The Cab, New York City; in Return to Sender, La MaMa Etc., New York City; and in Tracks, The Neighborhood Group, New York City. Also appeared in other productions, including Buried Child, The Rivals, and You Can't Take It With You.



Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale, 2003.


TV Guide, January 4, 2003, p. 34.


Official Web Site of Michael Chiklis,, May 13, 2004.