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MICHAEL CHIKLIS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Michael Chiklis was born on August 30th, 1963 in Lowell, Massachusetts with the middle name Charles, born to Charlie and Katherine Chiklis.  As a young boy he expressed an interest in performing and participated in a number of local small stage productions throughout his childhood.  After graduating from Andover High School he enrolled at Boston University's School for the Arts and earned a degree in drama.
 
Chiklis then relocated to New York City and began to pursue a career as an actor appearing on stage in such productions as, "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "As You like It".  
 
It was difficult for him to really break into the industry, however he pursued for several years and soon he was given his first film role in 1989 in, "Wired", however the film turned out to be unsuccessful at the box office.
 
Chiklis did not give up, he continued attending auditions and was given the chance to make some more small appearances on the television series, "Miami Vice", "Touched By an Angel", "L.A. Law", "Murphy Brown" and "Seinfeld".
 
His first really successful role was starring on the television series, "The Commish" (1991-1996) where he portrayed Tony J. Scali, a police commissioner.  Other roles that soon followed were his portrayal of Curly Howard on the television movie, "The Three Stooges" (2000), the film, "Body and Soul" (2000), the television series, "Daddio" (2000) and voice over work on, "Family Guy" (2000-2001).
 
Chiklis was then convinced by his wife to change his image and re-enter the industry.  He shaved his head and completely changed his physical appearance and came back to auditions with a whole new persona.
 
With his new look and even portraying a new very confident attitude he was cast in such television series as, "The Shield" for which he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series and later received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. 
 
More recently, he has appeared on the films, "Eagle Eye" (2008), the television series, "No Ordinary Family" (2010-2011), the television movies, "Vince Uncensored" (2011) and untitled "Ralph Lamb Project" which is still in pre-production.  Along with his film and television work he has also done numerous voice over projects for the film, "The Legend of Secret Pass" (2010) and the television series, "Robot Chicken" (2008).
 
In addition to his career as an actor he is also a musician and plays the drums, guitar and does vocals.  His band, the Surgeon General, released their first single in 2011, 'Til I Come Home'.
 
Throughout his career he has received such awards as a Satellite Award in 2002 nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series and in 2003 he received a Screen Actors Guild award Nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
 
Michael Chiklis has married only once to Michelle Moran in 1992 and they have two children and remain married today.  In addition to his career as a musician and actor, he is also involved in a number of charitable organizations such as working with autism, The Children's Lifesaving Foundation, The Alzheimer's Foundation and he in involved in breast cancer research. 

 
Filmography 

2012   Untitled Ralph Lamb Project 

2013   Parker 

2013   Pawn 

2010-2011  No Ordinary Family 

2011   Two Men Have a Conversation

2011   Vince Uncensored 

2010   High School 

2010   The Legend of Secret Pass 

2002-2008  The Shield 

2008   Robot Chicken

2008   Eagle Eye 

2007   Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

2007   Rise: Blood Hunter 

2007   The Shield

2006   Stuart Little

2005   Fantastic Four
 
2002   The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina 

2000-2001  Family Guy

2001   Spirited Away 

2001   Heavy Gear: The Animated Series

2000   Daddio 

2000   Body and Soul 

2000   The Three Stooges

1999   Do Not Disturb

1999   Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles

1999   Last Request 

1999   St. Michael's Crossing 

1999   Taxman 

1999   Carlo's Wake

1998   Soldier

1998   Touched by an Angel

1991-1996  The Commish 

1995   Nixon 

1991   Seinfeld

1991   Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage

1990-1991  L.A. Law

1990   Murphy Brown

1990   The Rain Killer

1989   Wiseguy 

1989   Wired 

1989   B.L. Stryker 

1989   Miami Vice





Matinee Classics - The Commish starring Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, John Cygan, Melinda McGraw, Geoffrey Nauffts, Nicholas Lea, Gina Belafonte, David Paymer and Jason Schombing


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