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.
Daniel Boatman — Father
Jordan Boatman — Daughter
Gwendolyn Pugh — Mother
Mackenzie Boatman — Daughter
Myrna Forney — Wife
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, United States (BA in Theater, 1987)
Birth Name: Michael Patrick Boatman
Birth Place: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States