Michael Beach

Biography: Michael Beach's credits span the worlds of film, television and theater. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Beach has worked with acclaimed directors such as Tony Scott, James Cameron, Robert Altman and Mike Figgis. He currently stars in "Third Watch" as idealistic paramedic Monte "Doc" Parker. Referring to his character Beach says, "In the past, Doc has always tried to do the right thing. This season, I hope to explore more layers of his character, maybe complicate things a bit."

In 1997, Beach was in the hit film "Soul Food" about a family dealing with death and survival (starring Vanessa Williams and Vivica A. Fox). Directed by George Tillman and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. In what many consider to be his breakout film role, Beach starred in "Waiting to Exhale" opposite Angela Bassett and Whitney Houston. He also starred in the feature "A Family Thing" with Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones, "White Man's Burden," "True Romance," "One False Move," "Internal
Affairs," "Lean on Me" and "The Abyss."

On television, Beach had a recurring role on NBC's Emmy Award-winning drama "ER," portraying Jeanie Boulet's (Gloria Reuben) husband who had contracted the HIV virus and passed it on to her. Beach also starred opposite Don Cheadle in the cable movie "Rebound," directed by his best friend, Eriq La Salle ("ER"). He has played the nephew to Cicely Tyson's Scrooge in "Ms. Scrooge," a cable network's movie update of Charles Dickens' c "A Christmas Carol," and starred opposite Lela Rochon in the TV movie "The Ruby Bridges Story," a true depiction of desegregation in public schools. He will appear in the independent film "Crazy as Hell," directed once again by La Salle, and the film "Asunder" with Blair Underwood.

Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Beach has been acting since high school when a friend talked him into auditioning for a school play. He has performed off-Broadway, in regional theater and in Los Angeles theater in such productions as "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Ascension Day."

Michael Beach's Scores

Average career score: 66
Highest Metascore: 80 ER: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 53 Stargate Atlantis: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
4 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
80 ER: Season 1 Sep 22, 1994 Al Boulet 7.8
68 Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 Sep 3, 2008 T.O. Cross 8.8
63 Crisis: Season 1 Mar 16, 2014 FBI Director Olsen 6.9
53 Stargate Atlantis: Season 1 Jul 16, 2004 Colonel Abe Ellis 8.4
tbd ER: Season 2 Sep 21, 1995 Al Boulet 9.0
tbd ER: Season 3 Sep 26, 1996 Al Boulet 8.5
tbd Third Watch: Season 1 Sep 23, 1999 Doc Parker (Episodes 1-103) 8.8
tbd Third Watch: Season 2 Oct 2, 2000 Doc Parker (Episodes 1-103) 9.0
tbd Third Watch: Season 3 Oct 15, 2001 Doc Parker (Episodes 1-103) 9.0
tbd Third Watch: Season 4 Sep 30, 2002 Doc Parker (Episodes 1-103) 9.0
tbd Third Watch: Season 5 Sep 29, 2003 Doc Parker (Episodes 1-103) 9.0
tbd Justice League Unlimited: Season 5 Sep 17, 2005 Devil Ray (Uncredited As Mr. Terrific) 7.4
tbd Stargate Atlantis: Season 3 Jul 14, 2006 Colonel Abe Ellis 7.3
tbd Stargate Atlantis: Season 4 Sep 28, 2007 Colonel Abe Ellis 7.4