October 30, 1963 |
Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States
|Spouse(s)||Tracey E, Broderick (1989-2006, divorced
Elisha Wilson (2007 - present)
Michael Anthony Beach (born October 30, 1963) is an American actor. He has appeared in films Lean on Me (1989), One False Move (1992), Short Cuts (1993), Waiting to Exhale (1995), A Family Thing (1996), and Soul Food (1997). On television, he starred as Monte Parker in the NBC drama series Third Watch from 1999 to 2005.
Life and career
Beach was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Juilliard School in 1986 and later began appearing in film and television. His big screen debut was in End of the Line in 1987, and later he went to appear opposite Morgan Freeman and Beverly Todd in Lean on Me (1989). Beach also co-starred in films include Internal Affairs, Cadence (both 1990), One False Move (1992) with Cynda Williams, Short Cuts and True Romance (both 1993).
Beach's big break came in 1995, playing Angela Bassett's unfaithful husband in the comedy-drama film Waiting to Exhale. In 1997, he played Vanessa L. Williams's unfaithful husband in the comedy-drama film Soul Food. On television, he played a recurring role as Al Boulet, the ex-husband of physician assistant Jeanie Boulet (Gloria Reuben) in the NBC medical drama ER from 1995 to 1997. From 1999 to 2005, Beach was regular cast member in the NBC drama series Third Watch,playing FDNY paramedic Monte 'Doc' Parker.
Beach has had guest starring roles on Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Brothers & Sisters, Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, The Closer and The Blacklist. He also was regular on the short-lived NBC series Crisis in 2014, and had the recurring roles on Stargate Atlantis, Sons of Anarchy, The Client List, The Game, Secrets and Lies and The 100.
- Suspect (1987)
- Open Admissions (1988) (TV)
- The Abyss (1989)
- Lean on Me (1989)
- Dangerous Passion (1990)
- Cadence (1990)
- Internal Affairs (1990)
- Late for Dinner (1991)
- One False Move (1992)
- Short Cuts (1993)
- True Romance (1993)
- Knight Rider 2010 (1994) (TV)
- South Central (1994) (TV)
- Waiting to Exhale (1995)
- Bad Company (1995)
- ER (1995) (TV)
- Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault (1996)
- A Family Thing (1996)
- Soul Food (1997)
- Ms. Scrooge (1997)
- Ruby Bridges (1998)
- Asunder (Michael Hubbs) (1998)
- Made Men (James Belushi) (film) (1999)
- Third Watch (1999) (TV)
- Crazy as Hell (2002))
- Brothers & Sisters (2006) (TV)
- Justice League Unlimited (2006) (TV)
- Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)
- Criminal Minds (2007) (TV)
- The Condemned (2007)
- Stargate Atlantis (2007–2008) (TV)
- Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008) (cameo) (DVD movie)
- First Sunday (2008)
- Hell Ride - (2008) Goody Two Shoes
- Lie to Me - (2010)
- The Game - (2011) (TV)
- Grey's Anatomy - (2011) Mr. Barker (TV)
- Red Dawn - (2012) Mayor Jenkins
- Sons of Anarchy - (2010, 2012, 2014) T.O. Cross (TV)
- Sparkle (2012)
- 500 MPH Storm 2013
- Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
- Scrapper (2013)
- Playing Father (2013)
- Crisis (2014) (TV)
- Things Never Said (2015)
- Secrets and Lies (2015) (TV)
- The Blacklist (2015) (TV)
- CSI: Immortality (2015) (TV)
- The 100 (2016) (TV)
- Patriots' Day (2016)
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