Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis

211 Fans
Aug. 30th, 1963
Born in
Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
5' 9

Michael Chiklis' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
American Horror Story TV Show
American Horror Story
The Shield TV Show
The Shield
No Ordinary Family TV Show
No Ordinary Family
Vegas TV Show
The Commish TV Show
The Commish
Daddio TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2014 - When the Game Stands Tall
2013 - Parker
2010 - High School
2010 - The Legend Of Secret Pass
2008 - Eagle Eye
2007 - Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
2007 - Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
1999 - Do Not Disturb
1995 - Nixon

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Nathaniel Barnes
Henessy (Voiced)
Carlo Spoletta
Jimmy Hoffs
Himself - American Horror Story: Freak Show
Himself - Panelist
Detective Vic Mackey (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Michael Charles Chiklis (born August 30, 1963) is an American actor, director, and television producer. Some of the roles for which he is best known; for include Commissioner Tony Scali on the ABC police drama The Commish, LAPD Detective Vic Mackey on the FX police drama The Shield, The Thing in the Fantastic Four film series, and Jim Powell on the ABC science-fiction comedy-drama No Ordinary Family. He also co-starred as Vincent Savino in the CBS crime drama Vegas. In 2014 Chiklis joined the cast of American Horror Story for its fourth season, American Horror Story: Freak Show.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Chiklis was educated at Boston University's School for the Arts, majoring in acting, before moving to New York City. Chiklis has numerous theater credits including the roles of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire and Touchstone in Shakespeare's As You Like It.

  • Is the only actor from _Fantastic Four (2005)_ (qv) that is actually a fan of the comic book series.
  • Moved to New York City the day of his graduation to pursue his career.
  • His father owns a beauty salon.
  • The _Fantastic Four (2005)_ (qv) co-star is a lifelong comic book fan, and rarely turns down an autograph request from children.
  • He is very proud of his Greek heritage and encourages his daughters to learn about Greece.
  • After his show _"Daddio" (2000)_ (qv) went off the air, his wife suggested that Chiklis slim his weight down and change his self image with a different look and a totally different acting part, even if they have to create one themselves for him. He then shaved his head, lost more than 40 pounds, worked out vigorously and the two of them started to write a "rogue cop" movie role for him. Chiklis eventually read _"The Shield" (2002)_ (qv)'s pilot script (originally called "Rampart"), which was similar to his "rogue cop" movie script, and aggressively pursued the part of Vic Mackey until he got it. When he read for the the part, he channeled "anger" by being furious at the prospect of not getting it.
  • Is a huge fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox.
  • Growing up, he liked the heroic comic book character Ben Grimm, aka The Thing of the Fantastic Four. In fact, at the age of 18, he told his brother that if a Fanatastic Four movie was ever made, he would play Ben Grimm. He lived his fantasy and got to play what he called "my dream role" in 2005 when he played the character in _Fantastic Four (2005)_ (qv).

Related sites for this celeb
» BuddyTV
» TVGuide
» AceShowbiz
» Celebrity-Mania
» Zap2it.com
You are successfully logged out.

ShareTV Login

Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Create Account

Verify Password

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Forgot Your Password?

Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.