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Michael Vartan Biography

Birth Place:
Boulogne-Billancourt , France

Fast Facts

  • Moved to Los Angeles from France at 18 to live with his mother, who encouraged him to pursue acting
  • Wanted to be a professional pool player before he became an actor
  • Nephew of 1960s French singing superstars Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday
  • Hobbies include painting and playing guitar
  • Avid hockey player and fan of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, as well as baseball's New York Mets
  • On his role in an ad campaign for the NHL's Stanley Cup, he told Sports Illustrated in 2004: "I've worked with some of the hottest women in Hollywood, and it's by far the most nervous I've been on camera
  • The moment I saw the Cup I got the chills
  • The first 10 takes I flubbed every line
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