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  • Spent a month after college working for a casting agent, which quickly led to his debut film role as Motown in the 1987 Vietnam War movie Hamburger Hill.
  • Received the Alumni Achievement Award from Western Illinois University in 1997.
  • Nominated in the Image Awards' Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category every year from 1998 through 2001 for Spin City; also nominated for the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Award in 2002 and 2003 for Arli$$.
  • Writes science-fiction novels as a sideline to his acting work.
  • Has been an avid collector of comic books since he was in third grade.


  • Gwendolyn Pugh — Mother
  • Daniel Boatman — Father
  • Jordan Boatman — Daughter
  • Myrna Forney — Wife
  • Mackenzie Boatman — Daughter


  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL (BA in Theater, 1987)

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  • Birth Name: Michael Patrick Boatman
  • Birth Place: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Profession: Actor, Writer

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