Actor Michael Beach

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), and Aquaman (2018). On television, he has starred as 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.

Early life

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. 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 “CI”.

Personal life

Beach married Tracey Beach in 1998, and their marriage lasted for eight years until their divorce in 2006. The following year, he was married to Elisha Wilson.



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Streets of Gold Sonny
1987 End of the Line Alvin
1987 Suspect Parking Lost Attendant
1988 In a Shallow Grave Quintus Pearch
1989 The Abyss Barnes
1989 Lean on Me Mr. Darnell
1990 Internal Affairs Dorian Fletcher
1990 Cadence Webb
1991 Guilty as Charged Hamilton
1991 Late for Dinner Dr. David Arrington
1992 One False Move Lane ‘Pluto’ Franklin
1993 True Romance Detective Wurlitzer
1995 Waiting to Exhale John Harris Sr.
1997 Soul Food Miles Jenkins
1999 Made Men Miles/The Skipper
2008 First Sunday Deacon
2012 Red Dawn Mayor Jenkins
2012 Sparkle Reverend Bryce
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 Detective Sendal
2016 Patriots Day Governor Deval Patrick
2016 The Bounce Back George
2018 Deep Blue Sea 2 Carl Durant
2018 If Beale Street Could Talk Frank Hunt
2018 Aquaman Jesse Kane
2019 Rim of the World General Khoury
2020 Inheritance Harold Thewlis
2020 Superintelligence General Saul Gomez
2021 Midnight in the Switchgrass Detective Yarbrough


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Rudolph Tyner TV Movie
1988 Weekend War Wiley TV Movie
1988 Open Admissions Calvin Jefferson TV Movie
1988 The Street Shepard Scott
1989 ABC Afterschool Special Jake Episode: “Taking a Stand”
1990 Dangerous Passion Steve TV Movie
1990 Shannon’s Deal Monty Coles Episode: “Inside Straight”
1991 Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor Perez TV Movie
1991 Gabriel’s Rush Michael Austin Episode: “Birds Gotta Fly”
1991 Quantum Leap Nathaniel Simpson Episode: “Justice: May 11, 1965”
1991 Veronica Clare Episode: “Deadly Minds”
1992 Another Round Tyrell TV Short
1993 Evening Class TV Short
1993 Final Appeal Detective Akin TV Movie
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger Randy Warren Episode: “Night of the Gladiator”
1994 Knight Rider 2010 Marshal Will McQueen TV Movie
1994 South Central Isaiah 2 Episodes
1994 Midnight Run for Your Life Pemberton TV Movie
1994 NYPD Blue Officer Frank Quint 2 Episodes
1994 Sweet Justice Jonah Episode: “In the Name of the Son”
1995 Sketch Artist II: Hands That See George TV Movie
1995 Under Suspicion Detective Desmond Beck 17 Episodes
1995 Law & Order Mr. Elliot Episode: “Purple Heart”
1995 Touched by an Angel Sam Mitchell Episode: “Reunion”
1995–1997 ER Al Boulet 19 Episodes
1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl Manigault Legrand TV Movie
1997 Ms. Scrooge Reverend Luke TV Movie
1998 The Wonderful World of Disney Abon Bridges Episode: “Ruby Bridges”
1999 Todd McFarlane’s Spawn Terry Fitzgerald (voice) 3 Episodes
1999–2005 Third Watch Monte Parker 95 Episodes
2002 Critical Assembly FBI Agent Winston TV Movie
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Andy Abbott Episode: “Lowdown”
2004–2006 Justice League Unlimited Mister Terrific (Michael Holt) / Devil Ray (voice) 6 Episodes
2006 Brothers & Sisters Noah Guare 2 Episodes
2006 Without a Trace Chuck Barr Episode: “The Calm Before”
2007 Shark Lester Space Episode: “Student Body”
2007 Criminal Minds Father Marks Episode: “Lucky”
2007–2009 Stargate Atlantis Colonel Abe Ellis 5 Episodes
2009 Numbers Len Walsh Episode: “Jacked”
2009 Relative Stranger James Clemons TV Movie
2009 The Cleaner Lonnie Simon 2 Episodes
2010 Night and Day Preston TV Movie
2010 Gimme Shelter Pen Favinger TV Movie
2010–2014 Sons of Anarchy Taddarius Orwell ‘T.O.’ Cross 11 Episodes
2011 Grey’s Anatomy Mr. Baker Episode: “Not Responsible”
2011 Justice for Natalee Holloway Agent Delaney TV Movie
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Detective Wayne Sanderson Episode: “Death by a Thousand Cuts”
2011 The Closer Coach Rich Carr Episode: “Necessary Evil”
2011 Partners Detective Carl Hickman TV Movie
2011–2015 The Game Roger Keith 9 Episodes
2012 NCIS Metro Detective Robert Flowers Episode: “A Desperate Man”
2012 A Gifted Man Nicky Davis Episode: “In Case of Co-Dependants”
2013 Southland Detective Williams Episode: “Reckoning”
2013 Notes from Dad Manny Gauza TV Movie
2013 The Client List Harold Clemens 7 Episodes
2014 Crisis FBI Director William Olsen 13 Episodes
2016 Pitch Bill Baker 3 Episodes
2016, 2019 The 100 Charles Pike 15 Episodes
2017–present S.W.A.T. Leroy 4 Episodes
2018 Unsolved Detective Kelly Cooper 1 Episode
2018–present The Rookie Commander West Recurring Role
2019 Truth Be Told Ingram Rhoades Main Role
2019 Barry Police Detective 1 episode
2019–2020 Chicago P.D. Darius Walker Recurring Role
2020 Stumptown Major DeVar Elders ‘The Dex File’

Video games

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

External Links

Actor Michael Beach – Wikipedia

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