Michael Beach is an American actor best known for his starring role as Monte Doc Parker, the paramedic supervisor at the firehouse who is in charge of everyone else, in the television drama series Third Watch, from 1999-2005.
He also has a starring role as Olsen, Director of the FBI, in the mystery thriller television drama series Crisis.
Born and raised in the rough inner city Roxbury area of Boston, Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few high school plays, he got accepted to the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama.
Beach has worked with many acclaimed actors, producers and directors in dozens of feature films and on hundreds of hours of television over the course of his career.
In 2013, Beach appeared in Broken City, opposite Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crow; Insidious 2, starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne; Assassins Tale, as a killer for hire who rethinks his career choice; as well as Things Never Said and Scrapper, which he also executive produced.
Other notable films in which Beach has appeared include the Red Dawn remake; the Sparkle remake, starring the late Whitney Houston; Hell Ride, starring the late Dennis Hopper; and First Sunday, starring Ice Cube. He also played opposite Angela Bassett in Waiting to Exhale.
His film résumé also includes Internal Affairs, Lean on Me, James Cameron's The Abyss, Robert Altman's Short Cuts and Quentin Tarantino's True Romance.
Beach has stayed busy in television over his lengthy career with recurring roles on ER, Third Watch, Sons of Anarchy, The Game and The Client List, as well as guest-starring appearances on NCIS, Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order: SVU and The Closer.
Beach also starred in the Lifetime movie Pastor Brown and Hallmark Channel's Notes from Dad.