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Michael Paul Chan

Born: 26 June 1950 (74 years old)
Gender: Male

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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.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Mr. Kim

Judge Lionel Ping

Judge Lionel Ping

Roberts

Professor Shi Jon Chen

Guest Star

Dr. Feng

Earl Sakai

Yoshi

Lab Technician

Han

Mr. Lee

Uncle Lum

Captain Tanaka

Unknown

Ambassador Sonsiri, Thailand

Mr. Tomita

Mr. Zhao

Mr. Larry Chen

Banker

Lt. Mike Tao

Lt. Mike Tao

Lt. Mike Tao

Lt. Mike Tao

Lt. Mike Tao

Lt. Mike Tao

Riverboat Poker Player

Loan Shark

Dr. Cheng

Masuto

Conductor

Chung

Col. Kim Pak Sum

Dr. Dexter Chen

Doctor

Detective Mike Tao

Lieutenant Mike Tao

Lieutenant Tao

Lieutenant Tao

Lieutenant Tao

Lieutenant Tao

Lieutenant Tao

Shun Lee

Chinese Agent

Captain Go


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