Michael Boatman

Michael Boatman

  • Highest Rated: 100% Hamburger Hill (1987)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% And Then Came Love (2007)
  • Birthday: Oct 25, 1964
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Versatile supporting and occasional leading actor Michael Boatman has worked steadily on stage, screen, and television since making his feature film debut playing Motown in Hamburger Hill (1987). Fans of the late-'90s ABC sitcom Spin City will recognize him for playing Carter, while those who loved the ABC drama China Beach will remember him for playing the caustic but funny Private Sam Beckett. Though born in Colorado Springs, CO, Boatman was raised in Chicago. His initial interest in acting as a teen was purely mercenary, in that he thought it might be a way to meet girls. He proved to have a knack for acting and went on to study theater at Western Illinois University, where he played leads in a variety of classic dramas. He won a Best Supporting Actor Award after competing in the Irene Ryan National Competition at the Kennedy Center. Following the filming of Hamburger Hill, Boatman spent 18 months in New York establishing his acting credentials off-Broadway. The role of Private Beckett lured him to Los Angeles and he remained on China Beach for its entire run. Other television appearances include guest shots on The Larry Sanders Show and Living Single, as well as co-starring roles in such made-for-TV movies as Donor and Conspiracy of Terror. In 1994, Boatman played the lead in the film The Glass Shield.Boatman is also recognizable for his work on the long-running HBO series Arli$$; his role as uptight CFO Stanley Babson would earn him nominations for four Image Image Awards. The actor continued to work in a supporting capacity throughout the mid-2000s, appearing in feature films including Woman, Thou Art Loosed (2004), Once Upon a Mattress (2005), and 2007's And Then Came Love. However, Boatman found more success on the small screen for his work on Sherri, the Lifetime comedy series starring Sherri Shepherd, and in the role of attorney Julius Cane in CBS' The Good Wife. In 2012, Boatman worked with Charlie Sheen in a recurring role for the television series Anger Management.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Like.Share.Follow Norman 2017
No Score Yet The Homeless Billionaire Actor $20.3K 2016
No Score Yet Bad Parents Gary 2012
No Score Yet Divas Actor 2009
No Score Yet My Father's Will Actor 2009
17% And Then Came Love Ted 2007
No Score Yet Kalamazoo? Special Angel Albert 2006
No Score Yet Once Upon a Mattress Court Jester 2005
50% Woman Thou Art Loosed Todd $6.9M 2004
No Score Yet Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Actor 2002
65% The Glass Shield J.J. Johnson 1994
No Score Yet The Magic Bubble Robert 1992
No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Street War Robert Dayton 1992
No Score Yet Fourth Story, (Basic Deception) Sergeant Teal 1991
85% Running on Empty Spaulding 1988
No Score Yet China Beach Pvt. Sam Beckett 1988
100% Hamburger Hill Motown 1987

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

96% The Good Fight
2017
  • 2019
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
FBI Director Keith Doherty
  • 2017
  • 2016
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Julius Cain
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
23% Anger Management
2012
Michael
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
84% Gossip Girl
2007-2012
Russell Thorpe
  • 2011
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
William Harris
  • 2009
67% Sherri
2009
Dr. Gregg
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Game
2006-2015
Chauncey
  • 2009
83% Warehouse 13
2009-2014
Edward Marzotto
  • 2009
No Score Yet Hannah Montana
2006-2011
Randall Garrison
  • 2008
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Doug Kendry
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Dave Seaver Marion Seaver
  • 2007
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Dave Seaver
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2003
83% Scrubs
2001-2010
Ron
  • 2005
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Wes Gallagher
  • 2004
No Score Yet Yes, Dear
2000-2006
Adam
  • 2004
No Score Yet Less Than Perfect
2002-2009
Ted Ted Elliott
  • 2003
62% Arli$$
1996-2002
Stanley
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1996
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Carter Heywood
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Brent
  • 1995
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Greg
  • 1995
78% The Jackie Thomas Show
1992-1993
Grant Watson
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Billy
  • 1992
No Score Yet Muscle
1995
Garnet Hines

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