Michael Paul Chan is an American actor best known for his television roles as Jimmy Ho in The PJs and as Detective (later Lieutenant) Mike Tao in The Closer and its spin-off Major Crimes.
Chan's professional acting training at the American Conservatory Theatre started him on a journey that has taken him all over the world.
China, Thailand, Israel and the United Kingdom are just some of the locales Chan has worked in the past several years. His varied interests and travels have served him well in his acting career, as his roles most often cross both cultural and class backgrounds.
Chan's film credits include The Insider, with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe; Spy Game, with Robert Redford and Brad Pitt; U.S. Marshals, with Tommy Lee Jones; Falling Down, with Michael Douglas and Robert Duvall; and the critically acclaimed adaptation of The Joy Luck Club.