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Michael Boatman

Michael Patrick Boatman was born on October 25, 1964, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. While growing up in the area of Chicago, Illinois, Boatman developed an interest in acting that led him to enroll in Western Illinois University's theater program. After performing in a variety of plays that included "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Purlie Victorious," and "The Seagull," Boatman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986. Prior to graduation, Boatman showed great potential when he won the Best Supporting Actor Award for a performance in the Irene Ryan National Competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.He started his professional career by working for a casting agent, which eventually led him to the role of Motown in Hamburger Hill (1987). From there, he moved to New York City to perform in a series of off-Broadway productions. This in turn, led to the role of Pvt. Samuel Beckett in ABC's drama China Beach (1988). Boatman spent the next several years in a variety of film and television projects prior to being cast alongside Michael J. Fox as Carter in ABC's Spin City (1996). For his work on the show, he won a GLAAD award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and was also nominated for two N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards. For his work playing Stanley Babson on the long-running HBO series Arli$$ (1996), he was nominated five times for the Image Award for Best Supporting Actor in a comedy series. Boatman resides in New York with his wife Myrna and their four children.

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Oct 25, 1964 In Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Jeopardy! 1984-09-10
Latest Project:
Series Instant Mom 2013-09-29

8 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Instant Mom
Poster of Spin City
Poster of China Beach
Instant Mom Charlie Phillips 65 episodes, 2013-2015 2013-09-29
Anger Management Unknown 2012-06-28
Warehouse 13 Unknown 2009-07-07
White Collar Unknown 2009-10-23
The Good Wife Unknown 2009-09-22
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Gossip Girl Unknown 2007-09-19
Hannah Montana Unknown 2006-03-24
The Game Unknown 2006-10-01
Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
Huff Unknown 2004-11-07
CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
The Mole Unknown 2001-01-09
Scrubs Unknown 2001-10-02
Yes, Dear Unknown 2000-10-02
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Spin City Carter Heywood / ... 145 episodes, 1996-2002 1996-09-17
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
China Beach Pvt. Samuel Beckett 62 episodes, 1988-1991 1988-04-26
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10