Michael Jace

Michael Jace

  • Highest Rated: 93% Boogie Nights (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 25% Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
  • Birthday: Jul 13, 1965
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Supporting actor Michael Jace was a regular on the short-lived ABC network drama Dangerous Minds (1996-1997). He has also appeared in feature films since 1996. The tall African-American did not originally aspire to perform, but a smart-aleck comment and a challenge led him to the bright lights. It happened while Jace was in college: A marketing major, he'd gone to watch his then-girlfriend rehearse for a campus play. Acting looked easy and he said so. The director overheard him and suggested he go up and read some lines. Jace accepted and proved to be a natural. Thus inspired, he enrolled in drama classes at the Classic Stage Conservatory in New York. Following graduation, Jace worked in regional theater across the U.S. before he moved to Los Angeles to further his career. It wasn't long before opportunity knocked and he was cast as the leader of the militant Black Panthers in Forrest Gump (1994). He has subsequently appeared in several films, including Strange Days (1995). Among his other television credits include guest-starring roles on L.A. Law, Bridges, and N.Y.P.D. Blue, though he became best known for his portrayal of a sexually confused police officer on The Shield (2002-2007), a gritty police drama from FX. In 2009 he took on a small role in State of Play, a political thriller starring Ben Affleck and Helen Mirren, and appeared in the sports comedy Football's Finiest in 2011. He had a recurring role on the TNT cop drama Southland.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Division III: Football's Finest Roy Goodwyn 2011
84% State of Play Officer Brown $37M 2009
No Score Yet Bats: Human Harvest Martinez 2007
43% Gridiron Gang Mr. Jones $38.5M 2006
No Score Yet Fair Game Actor 2005
25% Cradle 2 the Grave Odion $34.7M 2003
44% Planet of the Apes Major Frank Santos $178.1M 2001
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Samuel Pinckney 2001
41% The Replacements Earl Wilkinson $44.1M 2000
No Score Yet Michael Jordan: An American Hero Adult Michael Jordan 1999
93% Boogie Nights Jerome 1997
No Score Yet Bombshell Det. Jefferson 1997
34% The Fan Scalper 1996
45% The Great White Hype Marvin Shabazz 1996
62% Strange Days Wade Beemer 1995
No Score Yet Tyson Mitch Green 1995
72% Forrest Gump Black Panther $330.1M 1994

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

87% Southland
2009-2013
Terrell
  • 2013
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Randy
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Lawrence
  • 2011
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Security Director
  • 2010
90% The Shield
2002-2008
Off. Julien Lowe Det. Julien Lowe
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Andre Tibbs
  • 2006
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Vernon McGee
  • 2001
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Ron Rimers
  • 2000
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
1st Officer
  • 1999
  • 1994
No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold
1997-2000
Capt. Wilner
  • 1998
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Bill Billy Nelson
  • 1997
No Score Yet Profiler
1996-2000
Amber
  • 1997
56% Dangerous Minds
1996-1997
Jerome Griffin
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Otis Cooke
  • 1992

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