Michael Beach’s credits span the worlds of film, television and theater. A graduate of New York’s Julliard School, Beach has worked with acclaimed directors such as the late Tony Scott, James Cameron, Robert Altman and Mike Figgis. In 2012, Beach appeared in multiple theatrical films including “Sparkle” with Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke and the late Whitney Houston, “Stacking Chips” and “Red Dawn.” He will be seen opposite Mark Wahlberg in 2013’s feature film, “Broken City.”
Coming to prominence in the films “Waiting to Exhale,” “Soul Food” and “A Family Thing” with James Earl Jones and Robert Duvall, audiences also know Beach as FDNY paramedic Monte 'Doc' Parker on the NBC hit drama series “Third Watch,” which he starred on for five seasons.
Beach has also had recurring roles on “ER,” “The Game” for BET, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Client List” on Lifetime. He has made numerous pivotal guest star appearances on major television series, including TNT’s “The Closer” “Numb3rs,” “Criminal Minds,” “Without a Trace,” “Brothers and Sisters” and “NCIS.” Two years ago, he re-united with John Wells and Ed Bernero for the pilots “Gimme Shelter” and “Partners.” In 1993, he was a part of a Golden Globe Award winning ensemble cast in “Short Cuts,” an Academy Award nominated film starring Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore and Tim Robbins.
Originally from Massachusetts, Beach went on to graduate from New York City’s Julliard School. A father of four, he currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife.