Michael Jace





7/13/1965 , Paterson, New Jersey

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Michael currently plays "Officer Julien Lowe" in THE SHIELD.

Michael Jace was a regular on the short-lived ABC network drama Dangerous Minds from 1996 to 1997. His most notable television role was playing basketball great Michael Jordan in FOX Family's The Michael Jordan Story. Other distinguished television appearances include recurring roles in NBC's smash hit ER and HBO's Arli$$. He also guest starred in CBS' Judging Amy with Amy Brenneman, Nash Bridges with Don Johnson and LA Doctors, as well as NBC's long running hit Law and Order.

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 s at the c 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). Jace co-starred in 20th Century Fox's blockbusters, Planet of the Apes, with Mark Wahlberg and director Tim Burton. He also co-starred in The Replacements with Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman, Boogie Nights with Wahlberg for director P.T. Anderson, and in The Great White Hype with Samuel L. Jackson and Jeff Goldblum. Other supporting roles include parts in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks, Clear and Present Danger starring Harrison Ford, Strange Days co-starring Ralph Fiennes and Angela Bassett, and The Fan with Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes.
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