Jul. 17th, 1979
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Michael James "Mike" Vogel is an American actor and former fashion model.
Vogel began acting in 2001, and has since appeared in several films and series, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Grind, Poseidon, Blue Valentine, The Help and Cloverfield.
Vogel was born in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and raised in Warminster Township, Pennsylvania, he is of German descent; both of his grandfathers fought in World War II, with one being a tank commander and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, and the other being a Seabee in the Navy. Vogel has two younger siblings: a brother, Daniel Aaron, and a sister, Kristin.
Vogel attended William Tennent High School, the same high school as Sprin spokesman 'Brian Baker' and boxer 'Kermit Cintron', where Vogel was on the Freshman wrestling team. During the early 2000s, he frequently traveled to New York City in order to audition for acting roles and modeling slots.
Vogel began modeling for Levi's, and was subsequently cast in the television series Grounded for Life, appearing in a recurring role between 2001 and 2004. His first film role was in the skateboarding-themed Grind, which was released on August 15, 2003. The film's co-stars included 'Adam Brody' and 'Jennifer Morrison'. Vogel's next role was in the made-for-television remake of Wuthering Heights, which premiered on MTV a month after Grind's release, in September 2003. In the film, Vogel played Heath opposite 'Erika Christensen's' Kate. Vogel's last 2003 role was in the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which was released in October to high box office performance.
In 2005, after Grounded for Life was canceled, Vogel appeared in four film roles. First, he played Eric Richman, the romantic interest of 'Blake Lively's' character in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, which had a June release.
His next role was the lead in the low-budget film, Supercross, which was theatrically released in August. Vogel filmed his role in Havoc, a dark, R-rated drama also starring 'Anne Hathaway', in 2003, but the film was not released until November 2005, when it bypassed theaters and was released directly-to-video. Vogel's final 2005 role was in Rumor Has It…, starring 'Jennifer Aniston', in which he had a supporting role as the son of 'Kevin Costner's' character.
Vogel's first 2006 role was in Poseidon, a disaster film and remake of the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure; he plays the fiancé of 'Emmy Rossum's' character. The film, which had a budget of $160m, opened on May 12 grossed $181,674,817 at the international box office. Vogel was originally offered the role of Angel in X-Men: The Last Stand, but backed out to appear in Poseidon. The same year, he appeared in Caffeine, a romantic comedy and signed to appear in a horror movie called Open Graves, shot in Spain. In 2007, Vogel appeared in the film The Deaths Of Ian Stone, part of the horror film festival 8 Films to Die For. In 2009, Vogel starred in the neo-noir film Across The Hall and the horror film Open Graves. He was part of the 2010 romantic comedy film She's Out of My League, Blue Valentine, TV series Miami Medical and Heaven's Rain.
Vogel was part of the 2011 comedy film What's Your Number? and plays "Johnny Foote" in the film adaption The Help. He most recently played Dean on the short-lived ABC drama Pan Am (based on the defunct airline of the same name), and appeared as Deputy Zach Shelby in the first seven episodes of Bates Motel, A&E's contemporary prequel series to the 1959 novel Psycho.
BuddyTV ranked him #96 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".
Vogel currently stars as "Dale (barbie) Barbara" on the CBS series "Under the Dome" based on the book series by 'Stephen King'. The series has just been renewed for a second season (2014).
Vogel married Courtney, a former model in January 2003, and has two pugs, Orlando and Olivia. Mike and Courtney have two daughters: Cassy Renee Vogel, born 2007; Charlee B. Vogel, born 2009; the family resides in Austin, Texas.