Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis as The Thing, Ben Grimm, in 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four - 2005


Born 08/30/1963

Distinct and intense, actor Michael Chiklis spent years on the cusp of stardom before finally exploding onto the cultural landscape playing corrupt LAPD detective Vic Mackey on the hardcore cop drama, “The Shield” (FX, 2002- ). Prior to his portrayal of the reprehensible, but doggedly loyal
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  • In 2002, received Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • In 2002, received Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama


  • In 2007, Reprised role of The Thing in the superhero sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer"
  • In 2007, Co-starred with Lucy Liu in "Rise: Blood Hunter" a horror/thriller film directed by Sebastian Gutierrez
  • In 2005, Cast as Ben Grimm, a.k.a. The Thing in Marvel's ''Fantastic Four''; directed by Tim Story

Family & Companions

  • Autumn Isabella Chiklis: daughter (born on October 9, 1993)

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