Michael Chiklis is an American actor, director, and television producer. One of Chiklis’ most iconic roles was in the FX series “The Shield” where he played Detective Vic Mackey, a corrupt and controversial cop. His outstanding performance in the show earned him critical acclaim and several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The show marked a turning point in Chiklis’ career, and he went on to feature in several other popular TV series, including “American Horror Story,” “Gotham,” and “The Commish.”
Aside from his remarkable performances on screen, Chiklis has also made significant contributions to the music industry. He released his first album, “Influence,” in 1996, which featured covers of classic rock and blues songs. The album was well-received by fans and critics alike, and Chiklis went on to perform in various music festivals and events.
Chiklis has worked with several celebrities throughout his career, including veteran actors like Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He also collaborated with fellow actors Benicio Del Toro and Don Cheadle on the movie “Traffic,” which won four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.