Michael Beach

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Michael Anthony Beach (born October 30, 1963) is an American actor. Beach was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, of Cape Verdean descent. He attended the prestigious Noble & Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts on scholarship from ABC (A Better Chance). He was introduced to acting when he was sidelined by a lacrosse injury during high school by a classmate. After high school he went on to graduate from New York City's Juilliard School, and performed in many off-Broadway and regional theater plays before starring in Los Angeles theater productions of Ascension Day and Much Ado About Nothing, and eventually breaking into film and television. He is perhaps best known for portraying FDNY paramedic Monte 'Doc' Parker on the NBC drama Third Watch, and for his recurring role as Al Boulet, the ex-husband of physician assistant Jeanie Boulet on the NBC medical drama ER. More recently, he has been known for his recurring role as Colonel Ellis in Stargate Atlantis. A divorced father of four, Beach resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Elisha Wilson-Beach.

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