Michael Charles Chiklis
, or Chicky to his friends, was born August 30th, 1963 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA and majored in acting at Boston University's school for the arts before moving to New York. The 5' 8½" (1.74 m) actor is probably most recognizable for his role as Detective Vic Mackey in the FX series The Shield
and as "The Thing" in The Fantastic Four
. Chiklis and his wife, Michelle Morán, have 2 children.