Height of Michael Chiklis
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1. Where did Michael Chiklis come from ?
Chiklis was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. His mother, Katherine (née Vousboukis), is a hospital administrative aide, and his father, Charlie Chiklis, runs a hair/beauty salon. Chiklis has been described as having inherited his acting ability from his mother. His father is a second-generation Greek American (his paternal ancestors came from Lesbos), and his mother is of Greek and Irish descent. Chiklis grew up in Andover, Massachusetts and began entertaining his family with celebrity imitations when he was 5 years old. As a child, Chiklis appeared in regional theater productions and became a member of the Actors’ Equity Association at age 13. In the ninth grade, he portrayed Hawkeye Pierce in Andover High School’s production of M*A*S*H. He graduated from Boston University College of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
2. What could we know about Michael Chiklis besides his height ?
After graduating from college, Chiklis moved to Brooklyn, New York and was cast in the act of John Belushi in the controversial biopic Wired (1989). The movie was panned in general and flopped at the box office. He also guest acted in several popular television series such as Miami Vice, B.L. Stryker, Wiseguy, L.A. Law, Murphy Brown, and Seinfeld, as well as in bit parts in such movies as Nixon.
3. What are the projects of Michael Chiklis ?
Chiklis’ first successful act was in The Commish, a police comedy/drama that ran from 1991–1996 on ABC. Chiklis played Anthony “Tony” J. Scali, a police commissioner in a small city in upstate New York. After The Commish, Chiklis acted in the short-lived NBC sitcom Daddio.
4. Somme collaborations with Michael Chiklis ?
In 1997, Chiklis replaced Rob Becker in the Broadway one-man show Defending the Caveman, taking on the act from January 1997 to the show’s closing in June 1997.
After playing Curly Howard in the TV movie The Three Stooges (2000), Chiklis decided to reinvent his image. With his wife’s help, he spent six months on an extensive workout regimen and shaved his head. He turned up to audition for The Shield looking nothing like the pudgy, friendly character of The Commish. Chiklis won over creator Shawn Ryan and nabbed the leading act of the show’s anti-hero, LAPD Detective Vic Mackey. He won the 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for the act. Chiklis received a Golden Globe Award that same year for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Drama as well. Between 2004 and 2005, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series but did not win. Chiklis later parodied his act as Vic Mackey in the Robot Chicken episode, “Monstourage”; the skit involved Mackey’s accidentally switching places with Ben Grimm.
Since 2000, Chiklis has taken up a number of voice acts, voicing Chihiro’s father, Akio, in the English dub of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Roman/King Webster in the direct-to-video feature The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina. He has also performed in several episodes of Family Guy and had a voice act in Heavy Gear: The Animated Series.
In 2005, he acted in Fantastic Four (2005) as Thing and reprised the act in its sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007). A fan of the comic book series, he had dreamed of playing the character if ever a Fantastic Four movie were produced. Chiklis was often praised for his performance in a movie that otherwise earned mixed reviews. His wife visited him on set during the movieing but was not aware that he would be in his full bodysuit and makeup as The Thing; she was totally unprepared to see him like that, found it very distressing, and had to be guided from the set in order to collect herself.
In the movie Eagle Eye (2008), Chiklis portrays the United States Secretary of Defense.
In the wake of the Bernie Madoff scandal, Chiklis is developing a series at FX about a similar investment scheme. The project, which name is House of Cards, concerns a group committing an elaborate scam similar to the Madoff fraud. Chiklis had been developing the project since February 2008 after he and his wife became victims of a Ponzi scheme themselves. Cards will likely center on the leader of the scheme, with Chiklis planning to executive produce but not star.
Chiklis later acted in the ABC television series No Ordinary Family, which premiered on September 28, 2010, as part of the 2010–11 television season and ended in April, 2011. He also co-acted in the CBS Crime drama Vegas.
In March 2014, it was announced that Chiklis had been cast in American Horror Story: Freak Show, season 4 of the FX anthology series.
In 2014, Chiklis played a small part towards the end of the FX series Sons of Anarchy. He appears first in the episode “Rose Red”, as a trucker who first encounters Gemma, who is on her way to her father, at a truck stop. Then, in the series finale, his character is driving the tractor-trailer truck that Jax Teller intentionally collides with head-on.
In 2015, he appeared in Gotham as Captain Nathaniel Barnes. In a nod to Chiklis’ time on the Strike Team on The Shield, his character established a similarly named “Strike Force”.
In September 2016, Chiklis released his first solo album, INFLUENCE. He wrote and produced the album at his own Extravaganza Music Studio.
Chiklis married Michelle Epstein on June 21, 1992, and they have two daughters: Autumn, born on October 9, 1993, and Odessa, born in 1999. Autumn played Vic Mackey’s daughter Cassidy on The Shield.
A lifelong comic book fan, Chiklis rarely turns down an autograph request from children. According to the DVD commentary for the Fantastic Four movie, he has become hoarse from performing The Thing’s voice so many times.
Chiklis is a fan of both the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins, was interviewed for the HBO documentary the Curse of the Bambino about the Red Sox’s long struggle to win the World Series, and narrated the video introduction of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Chiklis is also an accomplished musician, specializing in drums and vocals, but also playing guitar and bass. He is a member of several performing bands in the Boston area such as The Surgeon General, Best Kept Secret, and Double Talk. He has acted and produced movies through his own production company, Extravaganza.
In 2011, Chiklis and his band MCB released their first single “Til I Come Home”, a tribute song to the soldiers overseas. The song has been critically acclaimed worldwide and was used in the TV series Modern Family in 2011. MCB’s prior music includes another single, “Make Me High”, written for the independent movie High School (2010), starring Chiklis, Adrien Brody, Colin Hanks, and Matt Bush; the single was released in spring 2011.
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