Fast Facts

  • First lead role, as a ninth grader, was as Hawkeye Pierce in a high-school stage adaptation of M*A*S*H.
  • Has acted professionally since the age of 13, when he earned his Actor's Equity card for appearing in a Massachusetts stage production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Turned down hockey and football scholarships to study drama at Boston University's School of Fine Arts.
  • Made his TV debut (as a cop) on a 1989 episode of Miami Vice.
  • Played "Curly" Howard in the 2000 TV-biopic The Three Stooges.
  • Real-life daughter Autumn played his character Vic's daughter, Cassidy, on The Shield.

Awards

  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Autumn Chiklis — Daughter
  • Odessa Rose Chiklis — Daughter
  • Katherine Chiklis — Mother
  • Charlie Chiklis — Father
  • Peter Chilkis — Brother
  • Michelle Epstein — Wife

College

  • Boston University, Boston, MA (BFA, 1986)

Details

  • Birth Place: Lowell, MA
  • Profession: Actor

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