Boatman studied theater at Western Illinois University, playing major roles in plays ranging from Purlie Victorious to The Seagull and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He won the Best Supporting Actor Award after performing at the Kennedy Center in the Irene Ryan National Competition. Upon graduation he worked for a casting director for a month before being cast as Motown in Hamburger Hill.
Boatman moved to New York and performed off-Broadway and worked various jobs (doing the struggling actor thing). He then relocated to Los Angeles for the show China Beach where he created the character Sam Beckett. Television roles since then have included Muscle, The Jackie Thomas Show, Living Single, and Spin City. Boatman has appeared in several movies for television and films including Peacemaker, The Glass Shield, Sidney Lumet's Running on Empty, and the independent film, Unbecoming Age. His theater work includes The Glass Menagerie in San Francisco and Tiny Mommy at Playwright's Horizons, a modern retelling of the biblical story of Joseph.
Michael has been an avid comic book collector since third grade. He has also completed his first novel and several short stories and is working on a second novel. He and his wife live in New York with their daughters Jordan and Mackenzie.
Michael Boatman Facts
|October 25, 1964 (59)
|Colorado Springs, California, USA
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