Michael Patrick Boatman

Michael Patrick Boatman

American actor and writer
Date of Birth: 25.10.1964
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Michael Patrick Boatman
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Acting Career
  4. Early Acting Career
  5. Awards and Recognitions
  6. Later Career
  7. Writing Career

Biography of Michael Patrick Boatman

Early Life and Education

Michael Patrick Boatman was born on October 25, 1964, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. His mother, Gwendolyn Boatman Pew, was a supervisor for physically or mentally disabled individuals, while his father, Daniel Boatman, was a military officer. Boatman grew up in Chicago and graduated from Western Illinois University, where he received the Alumni Achievement Award in 1997.

Michael Patrick Boatman

Acting Career

Boatman has played numerous roles throughout his career. He is best known for his role as army specialist Samuel Beckett in the drama series "China Beach," as well as for portraying New York City Deputy Mayor Carter Heywood in the sitcom "Spin City" and sports agent Stanley Babson in the comedy series "Arli$$." He has also appeared in various theatrical productions, including portraying the elf king Oberon in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and a character in "Pericles, Prince of Tyre." Moreover, Boatman was a member of the sketch comedy group "Shock Treatment," which frequently performed in local bars and nightclubs. He won the prestigious Irene Ryan Theater Award for "Best Supporting Male Role" in the Kennedy Center finals.

Michael Patrick Boatman

Early Acting Career

After moving to Chicago in 1986, Boatman continued his acting training under renowned teacher and casting director Jane Brody. He auditioned and landed a role in the Vietnam War action drama "Hamburger Hill" and appeared in the drama film "Running on Empty" alongside River Phoenix.

Awards and Recognitions

Boatman received multiple nominations and awards for his work in the sitcom "Spin City." He was nominated five times for the NAACP Image Awards for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy" and also received a unique award from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as "Outstanding Actor." He was nominated four times for the Image Awards for his role as meticulous chief financial officer Stanley Babson in the comedy series "Arli$$."

Later Career

Boatman secured a leading role in Charles Barnett's successful crime drama "The Glass Shield." He also starred alongside Nicole Kidman and George Clooney in the action film "The Peacemaker" and the drama film "Woman, Thou Art Loosed." Boatman became one of the stars of the film "Killing of Wendy" and made multiple guest appearances in TV series such as "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (in five episodes), "The Cleveland Show," "Yes, Dear," "C.S.I.: Miami," "Scrubs," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Sherry."

Writing Career

In addition to his acting work, Boatman occasionally writes as a screenwriter and novelist. He particularly enjoys the genre of "splatterpunk horror." His first collection of short stories, titled "God Laughs When You Die," was published in October 2007, and his humorous horror novel, "The Revenant Road," was published in 2009.