Michael Beach

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Michael Beach
Beach in 2017
Michael Anthony Beach

(1963-10-30) October 30, 1963 (age 60)
EducationJuilliard School (BFA)
Years active1986–present
Tracey Beach
(m. 1990; div. 2006)
Elisha Wilson
(m. 2007)

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), Soul Food (1997), Aquaman (2018), and Saw X (2023). On television, he played Al Boulet on the NBC medical drama ER from 1995 to 1997. From 1999 to 2005, Beach was a regular cast member in another NBC drama series, Third Watch, as Monte Parker, and as T.O. Cross in FX's Sons of Anarchy.[2]

Early life[edit]

Beach was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on October 30, 1963. He graduated from Juilliard School with a degree for the Bachelor of Fine Arts.


Beach's big screen debut was in End of the Line in 1987, and he went on to appear opposite Morgan Freeman and Beverly Todd in Lean on Me (1989). Beach also co-starred in films including 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 a 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 was also a regular on the short-lived NBC series Crisis in 2014, and had recurring roles on Stargate Atlantis, Sons of Anarchy, The Client List, The Game, Secrets and Lies, S.W.A.T. and The 100.[3] Most recently he has had a guest-starring role in seasons 6 and 7 of Chicago P.D. as Darius Walker, a drug dealer and community philanthropist turned confidential informant. In December 2022, Beach was confirmed by Deadline Hollywood to have signed on to appear in Saw X, the tenth installment of the Saw film series, for release in October 2023.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Beach married Tracey Beach in 1990, and their marriage lasted until their divorce in 2006. The following year, he was married to Elisha Wilson.[5]



Denotes works that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Rudolph Tyner Television film
Streets of Gold Sonny
1987 End of the Line Alvin
Suspect Parking Lot Attendant
1988 Weekend War Wiley Television film
In a Shallow Grave Quintus Pearch
Open Admissions Calvin Jefferson Television film
1989 Lean on Me Mr. Darnell
The Abyss Barnes
1990 Internal Affairs Dorian Fletcher
Dangerous Passion Steve Television film
Cadence Webb
1991 Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor Perez Television film
Guilty as Charged Hamilton
Late for Dinner Dr. David Arrington
1992 One False Move Lane 'Pluto' Franklin
1993 The Hit List Detective Akin
Another Round Tyrell TV Short
Evening Class - Television film
Short Cuts Jim Stone
True Romance Detective Wurlitzer
Final Appeal Detective Thorne Television film
1994 Knight Rider 2010 Marshal Will McQueen Television film
Midnight Run for Your Life Pemberton Television film
1995 Bad Company Tod Stapp
Sketch Artist II: Hands That See George Television film
White Man's Burden Policeman
Waiting to Exhale John Harris Sr.
1996 A Family Thing Virgil Murdoch
Rebound: The Legend of Earl Manigault Legrand Television film
Dr. Hugo Hobbs Short
1997 Casualties Clark Cooper
Soul Food Miles Jenkins
Ms. Scrooge Reverend Luke Television film
1998 Johnny Skidmarks Mike
A Room Without Doors Dee Short
1999 Asunder Michael Hubbs
Made Men Miles/The Skipper
2002 Crazy as Hell Ty Adams
Critical Assembly FBI Agent Winston Television film
2006 Lenexa, 1 Mile Paddy
Like Mike 2: Streetball Jerome "Double J" Jenkins, Sr. Video
2008 First Sunday Deacon
Hell Ride Goody Two Shoes
Stargate: The Ark of Truth Colonel Abe Ellis Video
2009 Relative Stranger James Clemons Television film
Pastor Brown Avery Callagan
Play Dead Devon Video
2010 Night and Day Preston Television film
Gimme Shelter Pen Favinger Television film
2011 Justice for Natalee Holloway Agent Delaney Television film
Partners Detective Carl Hickman Television film
2012 A Fool and His Money - Video
Sparkle Reverend Bryce
Red Dawn Mayor Jenkins
2013 Notes from Dad Manny Gauza Television film
Scrapper Hollis Wallace
Assassins Tale Roman
Things Never Said Will Jackson
Insidious: Chapter 2 Detective Sendal
The Exchange Howard Short
2014 Only Light Roy Short
2015 Megachurch Murder Clay King
CSI: Immortality Harbor Patrol SD Scinta Television film
The Submarine Kid Marc
Stay Frank Hess Television film
2016 Patriots Day Governor Deval Patrick
The Bounce Back George
2017 No Postage Necessary Harry
2018 Parker's Anchor Clinton
Deep Blue Sea 2 Carl Durant Video
Canal Street Ronald Morgan
If Beale Street Could Talk Frank Hunt
Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer DA Dan Molinari
Aquaman Jesse Kane
2019 #Truth Kenneth Little
Sunny Daze Mickey
Rim of the World General Khoury
Soliloquy or The Goose Father Duck Voice, short
Foster Boy Bill Randolph
2020 Inheritance Harold Thewlis
Superintelligence General Saul Gomez
2021 Midnight in the Switchgrass Detective Yarbrough
Real Talk Father Daniels
The Harder They Fall Nat Love's Father
Unspoken Dr. Berman Short
2022 The Royal -
2023 Shelby Oaks Detective Burke [6]
Saw X Henry Kessler [4]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Street Officer Sheppard Scott Main cast
1989 ABC Afterschool Special Jake Episode: "Taking a Stand"
1990 Shannon's Deal Monty Coles Episode: "Inside Straight"
1991 Gabriel's Fire Michael Austin Episode: "Birds Gotta Fly"
Quantum Leap Nathaniel Simpson Episode: "Justice: May 11, 1965"
Veronica Clare - Episode: "Deadly Minds"
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger Randy Warren Episode: "Night of the Gladiator"
1994 South Central Isaiah Recurring cast
NYPD Blue Officer Frank Quint 2 episodes
Sweet Justice Jonah Episode: "In the Name of the Son"
1994–95 Under Suspicion Detective Desmond Beck Main cast
1995 Law & Order Mr. Elliot Episode: "Purple Heart"
Touched by an Angel Sam Mitchell Episode: "Reunion"
1995–97 ER Al Boulet Recurring cast: seasons 2–4
1998 The Wonderful World of Disney Abon Bridges Episode: "Ruby Bridges"
1999 Todd McFarlane's Spawn Terry Fitzgerald Voice, recurring role
1999–2005 Third Watch Paramedic Monte "Doc" Parker Main cast: seasons 1–5, guest: season 6
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Andy Abbott Episode: "Lowdown"
2004–06 Justice League Unlimited Mister Terrific (Michael Holt), Devil Ray Voice, recurring role
2006 Brothers & Sisters Noah Guare 2 episodes
Without a Trace Chuck Barr Episode: "The Calm Before"
2007 Shark Lester Space Episode: "Student Body"
Criminal Minds Father Marks Episode: "Lucky"
2007–09 Stargate Atlantis Colonel Abe Ellis Guest: seasons 3 and 5, recurring cast: Season 4
2009 Numbers Len Walsh Episode: "Jacked"
Soul Isaiah Recurring cast
The Cleaner Lonnie Simon 2 episodes
2010 Lie to Me James Episode: "Teacher and Pupils"
2010–14 Sons of Anarchy Taddarius Orwell 'T.O.' Cross Recurring cast: seasons 3 and 7, guest: Season 5
2011 Grey's Anatomy Mr. Baker Episode: "Not Responsible"
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Detective Wayne Sanderson Episode: "Death by a Thousand Cuts"
The Closer Coach Rich Carr Episode: "Necessary Evil"
2011–15 The Game Roger Keith Recurring cast: seasons 4–6 and 8–9
2012 Celebrity Ghost Stories Himself Episode: "Erin Moran/Pia Zadora/Michael Beach"
NCIS Metro Detective Robert Flowers Episode: "A Desperate Man"
A Gifted Man Nicky Davis Episode: "In Case of Co-Dependants"
2013 Southland Detective Williams Episode: "Reckoning"
The Client List Harold Clemens Recurring cast: season 2
2014 Crisis FBI Director William Olsen Main Cast
2015 The Blacklist Brad Marking 2 episodes
Secrets and Lies Arthur Fenton Recurring cast: season 1
Battle Creek Larry Duncan Episode: "Homecoming"
2016 Hit the Floor James Howard Episode: "Upset"
Blue Bloods FBI Agent Adam Parker Episode: "Down the Rabbit Hole"
Pitch Bill Baker Recurring cast
2016–19 The 100 Charles Pike Recurring cast: season 3, guest: season 6
2017 Scorpion Sandhog Chief Episode: "The Hole Truth"
Doubt Jacob Ward Episode: "Top Dog/Underdog"
Lethal Weapon Bryan Graves Episode: "Fork-Getta-Bout-It"
Dynasty Police Chief Aaron Stansfield Recurring cast: season 1
2017–22 S.W.A.T. Leroy Henderson Guest: seasons 1 and 5, Recurring cast: seasons 2 and 4
2018 Unsolved Detective Kelly Cooper Episode: "Wherever It Leads"
Animal Kingdom Smurf's Attorney 2 episodes
2018–19 For the People Douglas Delap Recurring cast
2018–21 The Rookie Percy West Recurring cast: seasons 1 and 3
2019 Barry Police Detective Episode: "The Power of No"
Swamp Thing Nathan Ellery Recurring cast
2019–20 Chicago P.D. Darius Walker Recurring cast: Season 7
All Rise Rick Kramer 2 episodes
2019–21 Truth Be Told Ingram Rhoades Main cast: seasons 1–2
2020 Stumptown Major Elders Episode: "The Dex File"
Cherish the Day Ben Recurring cast: season 1
Two Degrees Mike Episode: "Cigar Cave"
SEAL Team Chaplain Ryan Walker Recurring cast: season 3, guest: season 4
2021– Mayor of Kingstown Captain Moore Recurring cast
2022 Law & Order Attorney Brian Harris 2 episodes
Kingdom Business Calvin Jordan Main cast
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Detective Dennis Murphy Recurring cast
2022– Tulsa King Mark Mitchell Recurring cast

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Madden 21 Reggie Brown Also motion capture


  1. ^ Lisa Flam. "Breast-feeding mom sparks controversy with honest photo - TODAY.com". TODAY.com. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Levine, Daniel L. (June 10, 2021). "'Sons of Anarchy Alum Michael Beach Reacts to One of His Early Movies Now Streaming". www.popculture.com. Pop Culture. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "The 100 season 3: Michael Beach, Sons of Anarchy star, joins cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Grobbar, Matt (December 8, 2022). "'Saw' Alum Shawnee Smith Circling 10th Installment As Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand & Michael Beach Sign On". Retrieved December 8, 2022.
  5. ^ Thompson, Stephen (June 17, 2021). "'Soul Food' Star Michael Beach's Wife Elisha Wilson Once Went Viral For a 'Mom Duties' Pic – Meet Her". www.amomama.con. AmoMama. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  6. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (May 20, 2022). "Chris Stuckmann's Kickstarter Horror Record-Breaker Shelby Oaks Begins Production, Reveals Cast — Cannes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 20, 2022.

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