Vartan, Michael 1968-

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Vartan, Michael 1968-


Born November 27, 1968, in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Ile-de-France, France (other sources cite Fleury, France or Paris, France); immigrated to the United States, c. 1986; son of Eddie Vartan (a musician) and Doris Pucher (a painter and artist). Avocational Interests: Hockey, baseball, tennis, soccer, football, playing pool, bowling, playing the guitar, painting.


Agent—Artmedia, 10 avenue George-V, 75008 Paris, France; International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, Ninth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Stephen Hanks Management, 1426 North Laurel Ave., Suite 412, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Publicist—Iannios/Broutman Public Relations, 8225 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046.


Actor. Appeared in advertisements. Worked as a waiter; some sources cite other jobs.

Awards, Honors:

MTV Movie Award nomination (with Drew Barrymore), best kiss, 2000, for Never Been Kissed; Caesar Award nomination (France), best up and coming actor; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice television breakout star—male and choice television actor—drama/action adventure, both 2003, Saturn Award nomination, best actor in a television series, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2004, and Teen Choice Award nomination (with Jennifer Garner), choice television chemistry, 2005, for Alias.


Television Appearances; Series:

Agent Michael Vaughn, Alias, ABC, 2001-2006.

James Walker, Big Shots (also known as Bedrooms and Boardrooms, Big Dicks, Perfect Gentlemen, and Untitled Jon Feldman Project), ABC, 2007-2008.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sir Lancelot, The Mists of Avalon, TNT, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Motorcycle boy, Black Leather Jacket (documentary), Channel 4 (England), 1988.

Spotlight: David Schwimmer, Comedy Central, 1996.

World's Sexiest Athletes, ESPN, 2002.

Agent Michael Vaughn in Alias skit, ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Himself, Alias Ricky Gervais, [Great Britain], 2004.

Himself, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2002.

ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Harry Stone, "Murder, Obliquely," Fallen Angels (also known as Perfect Crimes, Crime perfecte, and 24 horas para a morte), Showtime, 1993.

Paul Ducheyne, "Puck," Spender, BBC, 1993.

Dr. Tim Burke, "The One with Chandler in a Box," Friends (also known as Across the Hall, Friends Like Us, Insomnia Cafe, and Six of One), NBC, 1997.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1999, 2001.

Jonathan Basset, "Two's a Crowd," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2000.

Jonathan Basset, "Without a Net," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2000.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2002, multiple episodes in 2003.

Himself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2003.

Himself, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (also known as The Jimmy Kimmel Project), ABC, 2003.

Himself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

Himself, "Jennifer Garner," Driven, VH1, 2004.

Himself, "Jennifer Garner: Spying on Superstardom," Diary, MTV, 2004.

Himself, "Tournament 4, Game 1," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2004.

Guest star, "Kicking & Screaming; Monster-in-Law; Batman Begins; Rebound," Coming Attractions, E! Entertainment Television, 2005.

Himself, "Hollywood Home Game 7," World Poker Tour, Travel Channel, 2005.

Himself, "Monster-in-Law," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005.

Himself, "Tournament 6, Game 4," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2005.

Michel, "French Fight," Kitchen Confidential, Fox, 2005.

Himself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Himself, Total Request Live (also known as TRL and Total Request with Carson Daly), MTV, 2005.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2005.

Himself, Last Call With Carson Daly, NBC, 2005, 2007.

(And in archive footage) Himself and Pete McKell, "Rove: L.A.," Rove Live, Ten Network (Australia), 2007.

Appeared as himself in "One Hour Photo," Anatomy of a Scene, Sundance Channel.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

The Guide, ABC, 1999.

Agent Michael Vaughn, Alias, ABC, 2001.

James Walker, Big Shots (also known as Bedrooms and Boardrooms, Big Dicks, Perfect Gentlemen, and Untitled Jon Feldman Project), ABC, 2007.

Film Appearances:

Fred, Un homme et deux femmes (also known as A Man and Two Women), 1991.

Chris, Stringer (also known as Prime Time Murder), 1992.

Thomas, Promenades d'ete (also known as Summer Strolls), 1992.

Jean and Massimo, Fiorile (also known as Wild Flower), Fine Line Features, 1993.

Tommy, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (also known as Extravagances, High Heels, and To Wong Foo), Universal, 1995.

Scott Edelman, The Pallbearer, Miramax, 1996.

Adam, Touch Me, Devin Entertainment/BMG Independents, 1997.

Jake, The Myth of Fingerprints, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997.

Chris, Dead Man's Curve (also known as The Curve), Trimark Pictures, 1998.

Sam Coulson, Never Been Kissed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Charlie Hudson, It Had to Be You, Regent Entertainment, 2000.

Kevin Lasater, The Next Best Thing, Paramount, 2000.

Tyler Briggs, Sand (also known as Sandstorm), 2000.

Will Yorkin, One Hour Photo, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2001.

Dr. Kevin Fields, Monster-in-Law (also known as Das Schwiegermonster), New Line Cinema, 2005.

Pete McKell, Rogue (also known as Rogue Crocodile), Roadshow Entertainment, 2007, Third Rail Releasing, 2008.

Brad, Jolene, Intandem Films, 2008.

Rodney McAdams, Demoted, Parallel Media, 2009.



Himself, The Making of "One Hour Photo," Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Video Games:

Voice of Agent Michael Vaughn, Alias Underground, released on the Internet, beginning 2002.

Voice of Agent Michael Vaughn, Alias, Acclaim Entertainment, 2004.



Calgary Sun, April 5, 1999.

Daily Variety, February 28, 2001; March 28, 2001.

Journal-Constitution (Atlanta), May 18, 2005, pp. E1, E3.

Movieline's Hollywood Life, May, 2005, p. 94.

New City Chicago, April 14, 1999.

People Weekly, December 1, 2003, p. 127.

Sports Illustrated, May 31, 2004, p. 22.

TV Guide, March 22, 2003, pp. 45-46.

USA Today, May 13, 2005.