Premise

A corrupt and brutal L.A. detective runs an elite squad by his own rules in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs and gangs. Unusually gritty and graphically violent, but seldom less than riveting, 'The Shield' gets its biggest jolt from the breakout performance by Michael Chiklis as the complex and volatile Vic Mackey. The drama made Emmy history when he won for Lead Actor in a Drama in 2002, the first such win for a basic-cable series.

Cast

Former Cast

Kenneth Johnson
Det. Curtis Lemansky
65 Episodes (2002-2006)
Anthony Anderson
Antwon Mitchell
16 Episodes (2005-2007)
Forest Whitaker
Lt. Jon Kavanaugh
13 Episodes (2006-2007)
Glenn Close
Capt. Monica Rawling
13 Episodes (2005-2005)
Laura Harring
Becca Doyle
8 Episodes (2006-2006)
Alex O'Loughlin
Det. Kevin Hiatt
7 Episodes (2007-2007)
Franka Potente
Diro Kesakhian
3 Episodes (2007-2007)

Guest Stars

Autumn Chiklis
Cassidy, Cassidy Mackey
19 Episodes (2005-2008)
F.J. Rio
Cruz Pazuela, Cruz Pezuela, Pezuela
13 Episodes (2007-2008)
Nigel Gibbs
Assistant Chief Roy Phillips, Asst. Chief Roy Phillips
11 Episodes (2005-2008)
Michael Pena
Armando `Army' Renta
8 Episodes (2005-2005)
Michael Peña
Armando `Army' Renta
8 Episodes (2005-2005)
J. David Shanks
Ofc. Stamos, Officer Stamos, Stamos
7 Episodes (2006-2008)
Jack Weber
Matthew, Matthew Mackey
7 Episodes (2006-2008)
Laurence Mason
Halpern White
6 Episodes (2005-2006)
Ray Campbell
Kleavon Gardner
5 Episodes (2005-2008)
Anna Maria Horsford
Beth Insardi
4 Episodes (2005-2008)
Brian White
Tavon Garris
4 Episodes (2003-2008)
Frances Fisher
Rita Denton
4 Episodes (2008-2008)
Francesco Quinn
Beltran, Dias/Beltran
4 Episodes (2008-2008)
Paul Dillon
Cahfee, Chafee
4 Episodes (2008-2008)
Brian J. White
Tavon Garris
4 Episodes (2003-2008)
Jose Zuniga
Ginio, Gino
3 Episodes (2005-2005)
J.J. Boone
Fatima Gardner
3 Episodes (2005-2006)
Lela Loren
Nadia
3 Episodes (2007-2007)
Carl Weathers
2 Episodes (2003-2007)
Gina Torres
Sadie Kavanaugh
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Lucinda Jenney
Lanie Kellis
2 Episodes (2003-2003)
David Batiste
Agent Kyle Irwin, Kyle Erwin
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Abby Brammell
Sara Frazier
2 Episodes (2005-2005)
Clifton Collins Jr.
2 Episodes (2007-2007)
De'Angelo K. Wilson
MC Dunn-Good, Monster
2 Episodes (2005-2006)
Joe Camareno
Alarico Trujillo, Trujillo
2 Episodes (2006-2006)
Joseph Soria
Napo `Spider' Reyes, Spider
2 Episodes (2005-2005)
Kevin Cooney
Agent Lamberti
2 Episodes (2005-2005)
Kyle Gallner
Lloyd
2 Episodes (2008-2008)
Matt Corboy
Ray Carlson
2 Episodes (2008-2008)
Melody Garrett
Lucy McConnell
2 Episodes (2005-2005)
Patrick O'Connor
Romero's Lawyer
2 Episodes (2007-2007)
Robert Wu
Scooby
2 Episodes (2005-2005)
Ally Walker
Tori Burke
1 Episode (2006)
Brian Howe
Carlos Morganza
1 Episode (2007)
Howard Mungo
Munson Jeffers
1 Episode (2005)
John Diehl
Asst. Chief Gilroy
1 Episode (2002)
Joseph Griffin
Preston `Kasper' Milford
1 Episode (2006)
Katey Sagal
Nancy Gilroy
1 Episode (2007)
Rebecca Pidgeon
Joanna Faulks
1 Episode (2005)
Sy Richardson
Brother William
1 Episode (2005)
Danny Pino
Armadillo Quintero
1 Episode (2003)
Kurt Caceres
Juan Rodriquez
1 Episode (2005)
Adina Porter
Thelma Burrell
1 Episode (2005)
Greg Eagles
Agent Hendricks
1 Episode (2005)
Al Cruz
Bonilla
1 Episode (2005)
Al Faris
Gas Station Attendant
1 Episode (2007)
Alice Lin
Shopkeeper
1 Episode (2006)
Bob Rumnock
Paul Sandersen
1 Episode (2005)
Hope Shapiro
Rachael Johnson
1 Episode (2008)
Jeff Leaf
Jimmy Boyd
1 Episode (2006)
Jimmy Jean-Louis
Idisa Okoye
1 Episode (2005)
John Cygon
Chief Johnson
1 Episode (2006)
John Cygon
Eric Zuckerman
1 Episode (2006)
Keith Pillow
Reporter No. 1
1 Episode (2005)
Ken Jeong
Skip Osaka
1 Episode (2007)
Lance Irwin
Agent Gallagher
1 Episode (2006)
Mark Ivanir
Alex Kozadav
1 Episode (2005)
Matt Polino
Tejado Martez
1 Episode (2006)
Melissa Paull
Trina Ehrenhaft
1 Episode (2005)
Necar Zadegan
Dr. Lucine
1 Episode (2008)
Olo Alailima
Francis `Bumper' Valverde
1 Episode (2005)
Richard Voigts
Pharmacist No. 1
1 Episode (2008)
Ryan Gesell
Lars Vanderveen
1 Episode (2005)
Said Faraj
Det. Baham/Babak Gruhani
1 Episode (2006)
Silas Weir Mitchell
Father Morton
1 Episode (2008)
Tann Moore
Norelle Masters
1 Episode (2006)
Tom Schmid
Agent Grossman
1 Episode (2005)
Tom O'Keefe
Tom Franklin
1 Episode (2007)
E.L. James
Security Guard
1 Episode (2007)

Credits

Creator (1 Credit)
Supervising Producer (1 Credit)
Co-Producer (1 Credit)