Michael Chiklis is an American actor/ director who was born on August 30, 1963 (his age is 51 years old) in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America. He was the only child born to Katherine and Charles Chiklis. He studied at Andover High School and for further studies, joined the Boston University College of Fine Arts, where he received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. He said that he inherited all his acting abilities from his mother. As a child, he used to mimic other famous stars and entertain his family and friends. So, his mother put him in the regional theater productions and he soon became an Actors’ Equity Association member at just 13 years of age. He played in several acts and plays in his school. At the age of 20, Michael was portraying the role of a 65 year old man in the movie You Can’t take it with you, which required him to be bald. So, instead of doing it with a makeup, he used grease paint which he didn’t remove properly. This impact resulted in his hair loss at a very young age.
His acting career began professionally when he moved to New York after graduation and played a role in Wired (1989). He also had guest appearance in TV series like Miami Vice, B.L. Stryker, Wiseguy, L.A. Law and Murphy Brown etc. which was very important in his career. His first successful role was in ABC’s The Commish, a comedy- drama from 1991 to 1996. He also played the role of a police commissioner in upstate New York. After The Commish was finished, he started to work with NBC in Daddio. He won the 2002 Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role of Detective Vic Mackey in LAPD. Following that, he also won the Golden Globe award Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series. In 2007, he was seen as The Thing in the movie fantastic four and also in its sequel fantastic four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. michael chiklis the shield had been casted in the TV series The Shield that was from 2002 till 2008. It was a police drama which was rated as much as 8.8 by the viewers.
His height is 5 feet and 9 inches which means that he is about 174 cm tall, which is not such a great height. Besides that, he also doesn’t have a great body and isn’t such a good shape. Although he has gone shirtless in some of his movies, there is nothing so attractive about it. He has a fat physique and a big belly which looks very unattractive when shown. However for his role in The Shield, he had done regular workout to get back in shape. You can see his pictures on the internet.
Apart from acting, he is also a talented musician who can successfully play drums and guitar and also has a talent in singing. He has been performing in several musical bands around Boston like The Surgeon General, Best Kept Secret and Double Talk. A hard working and talented actor, Michael earns as much as 125 thousand dollars in one episode of his shoot. His estimated net worth is 25 million American dollars. There is also some speculations about him being gay, but they has been ruled out.
To know more about his work, life and achievements, you can read about him in different articles sites like Wikipedia and family guy. You can also stay in touch with him by following him on twitter.