Michael Beach Biography

Birthday: 1963-10-30
Place of Birth: Roxbury, Massachusetts USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Michael Beach first forayed into acting in high school when a friend talked him into auditioning for a school play. He secured entry and graduate from New York's famed Julliard School and from there he performed in many off-Broadway and regional theater plays. Eventually he made his way to Los Angeles starring in theater productions "Ascension Day" and "Much Ado About Nothing". Breaking into films Beach has worked with acclaimed directors such as Tony Scott, James Cameron, Robert Altman and Mike Figgis. Beach splashed into menacing roles such as Pluto in Billy Bob Thornton crime-drama One False Move (1992). In a conflict of critique, many fans considered his role as the cheating husband John in 1995's Waiting to Exhale (1995) opposite Angela Bassett and Whitney Houston as his breakout role. On the other hand, critics panned the movie for its syrupy overzealous tones. Beach moved to a more meatier, albeit typecast, role as the cheating husband in 1997's hit Soul Food (1997) opposite Vanessa Williams and Vivica A. Fox about a family dealing with death and family survival. Directed by George Tillman Jr. and produced by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, the film received rave reviews from critics. Alternatively switching from television to film, Beach stars as Monte "Doc" Parker an idealistic paramedic on NBC's "Third Watch" (1999). He also had a recurring role for a few seasons on NBC's Emmy Award-winning drama "ER" (1994), portraying Jeanie Boulet's (Gloria Reuben) husband who had contracted the HIV virus and passed it on to her. Stretching his Julliard training Beach sandwiches mainstream films such as A Family Thing (1996) with Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones with independent films. Beach co-starred in his friend's Eriq La Salle's cable movie Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996) (TV) opposite Don Cheadle. The two will team together for La Salle's upcoming Crazy as Hell (2002). Beach also starred in indie director and TV star Tim Reid's Asunder (1999) with Blair Underwood.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Lean on Me Mr. Darnell 1989 Action
One False Move 1992 Thriller
Soul Food 1997 Comedy
Third Watch Monte Parker 2000 - 2001 Action
Crisis FBI Director Olsen 2014 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Streets of Gold 1986 Drama, Sport
End of the Line Alvin 1987 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Lean On Me Mr. Darnell 1989
In a Shallow Grave Quintus Pearch 1990 Drama, Romance
Guilty As Charged Hamilton 1991 Comedy
One False Move 1992 Thriller, Crime, Drama
The Hit List Det. Akin 1993 Action, Thriller
Knight Rider 2010 1994
Waiting to Exhale John Harris, Sr. 1995 Biography, 0
Bad Company Tod Stapp 1995 Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Family Thing 1996 0
Soul Food 1997 0
Ruby Bridges 1998 Drama
Johnny Skidmarks Mike 1998 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Casualties Clark Cooper 1998 Drama, Thriller
Made Men 1999 Action, Comedy, Thriller
Asunder Michael Hubbs 1999 Thriller
Crazy As Hell 2002
Lenexa, 1 Mile Paddy 2006 Drama
Like Mike 2: Streetball 2006 Comedy, Family, Sport
Stargate: The Ark of Truth Colonel Abe Ellis 2008 0
First Sunday 2008 0, 0, 0
Hell Ride Goody Two Shoes 2009 Action, Adventure, Drama
Pastor Brown Avery Callagan 2009 Drama, Family
Sparkle Rev. Bryce 2012 Drama, Music
Insidious: Chapter 2 Sendal 2013 Reality Tv
500 MPH Storm Simon Caprisi 2013 0, Sport
Broken City Tony Jansen 2013 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Scrapper Hollis Wallace 2013 Drama
Things Never Said Will Jackson 2013 Drama
Shaker Pointe Clay King 2014 Drama
The Bounce Back Lester 2016 Romance