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

Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
August 30, 1963
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Commissioner Anthony "Tony" J. Scali, The Commish, ABC, 1991-1995
  • Chris Woods, Daddio, NBC, 2000
  • Voice of Lieutenant Jan Augusta, Heavy Gear: The Animated Series (animated), syndicated, 2001-2002
  • Vic Mackey, The Shield, FX Channel, 2002-
  • 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 disturb--Zwei Augen zu viel), Starz!, 2000
  • Jerome "Curly" Howard, The Three Stooges, ABC, 2000
  • 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 andMelissa Rivers, E! Entertainment Television.
  • 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.
  • 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 LostMadonna," 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 ofBlack 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
  • On-Air 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 Extra--The 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 Centraland ABC; and Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC.
  • 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, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • Andre Rubakov, The Taxman, Kushner-Locke 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.

Further Reference


    • Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale, 2003
    • TV Guide, January 4, 2003, p. 34
    • Official Web Site of Michael Chiklis, http://www.michaelchiklis.com, May 13, 2004

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