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Michael Chiklis tapped for 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Michael Chiklis tapped for 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

March 29 (UPI) -- Michael Chiklis joins Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Angela Basset in fourth season of "American Horror Story."
Danielle Haynes
Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara up for 'Fantastic Four' roles

Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara up for 'Fantastic Four' roles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell are in talks to star in Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot, the Hollywood Reporter said.
'Fantastic Four' cast revealed

'Fantastic Four' cast revealed

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The "Fantastic Four" reboot has locked up its fantastic four.
Gabrielle Levy
'Hollywood Game Night' to return to NBC Jan. 28

'Hollywood Game Night' to return to NBC Jan. 28

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Julie Bowen, Valerie Bertinelli, Lester Holt, Jason Alexander and Martin Short will be among the stars competing on "Hollywood Game Night," NBC said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
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Quaid, Chiklis to host SAG Foundation golf event

Quaid, Chiklis to host SAG Foundation golf event

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- "Vegas" stars Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis will host the Screen Actors Guild Foundation charity golf event in Burbank, Calif., the foundation said.
Chiklis, Crow to be presenters at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Chiklis, Crow to be presenters at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, April 4 (UPI) -- Michael Chiklis, Sheryl Crow, Kaley Cuoco and John Fogerty are to be presenters at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas Sunday.

Writer-producer Kirschenbaum dead at 51

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood comedy writer-producer Alan Kirschenbaum died in an apparent suicide, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said. He was 51.
CBS orders more 'Vegas,' 'Elementary'

CBS orders more 'Vegas,' 'Elementary'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. television network CBS say it has ordered full seasons of its freshman series "Vegas" and "Elementary."

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.
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Chiklis, Hudson booked for Boston Pops fireworks show

Chiklis, Hudson booked for Boston Pops fireworks show

BOSTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Actor Michael Chiklis is to serve as host of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular at which Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will sing, CBS announced.
Richie to perform with the Boston Pops

Richie to perform with the Boston Pops

BOSTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Recording artist Lionel Richie has been booked to perform on the "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular," CBS said.
Stars lining up for People's Choice show

Stars lining up for People's Choice show

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Malin Akerman, Julie Bowen, Michael Chiklis and Miranda Cosgrove are confirmed to attend the People's Choice Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said.
Ricky Schroder lands 'Family' guest spot

Ricky Schroder lands 'Family' guest spot

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Ricky Schroder and Annie Wersching have been hired for guest spots on the U.S. superhero comedy series "No Ordinary Family," ABC said Monday.
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Michael Charles Chiklis (born August 30, 1963) is an American actor, voice actor, occasional director and television producer. Some of the previous roles for which he is best known include Commissioner Tony Scali on the ABC police drama The Commish, LAPD Detective Vic Mackey on the FX police drama The Shield, Thing in the Fantastic Four film series, and Jim Powell on the science-fiction, comedy-drama No Ordinary Family.

Chiklis was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of Alfredo Chiklis, a second-generation Greek American who runs a hair/beauty salon, and Katherine, a hospital administrative aide from whom Chiklis has been described as inheriting his acting ability. Chiklis' paternal ancestors came from Lesbos Island and his mother is of Greek and Irish descent. Chiklis grew up in Andover, Massachusetts and began entertaining his family with celebrity imitations when he was five years old. As a child, Chiklis appeared in regional theater productions and became a member of the Actors' Equity Association at age thirteen. He later attended Boston University College of Fine Arts, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

At age 20, Chiklis shaved his head to look like male-pattern baldness for the part of a 95-year-old man in You Can't Take It With You. Instead of using powder on his head (as he did on his face), he used greasepaint, and he failed to remove it properly at the end of each day. This killed the hair follicles on his head, essentially shaping his career in many ways. Chiklis has said in an NPR interview that this was a very traumatic experience as a young actor, and is the reason he wore a hairpiece in Wired.

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