Michael Andrew Jace (born July 13, 1962) is an American former character actor and convicted murderer, best known for his role as Los Angeles Police Officer Julien Lowe in the FX drama The Shield. He also played Andre Tibbs, an ex-convict mover accused of murder, in an episode of Cold Case.
|Born||July 13, 1962|
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
(m. 1996; div. 2002)
(m. 2003; died 2014)
|Motive||Marital problems, financial difficulties|
|Penalty||40 years to life in prison|
|May 20, 2014|
|Imprisoned at||Corcoran State Prison|
On May 20, 2014, Jace was arrested after he fatally shot his wife, April Jace. A jury subsequently convicted him of second-degree murder on May 31, 2016 and on June 10, 2016, sentenced him to 40 years to life in prison.
Jace began his professional acting career in 1992, appearing in an episode of Law & Order. In 1994, he appeared in several TV shows, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and films including Clear and Present Danger and Forrest Gump, where he portrayed a member of the Black Panthers.
Jace's other film appearances include Strange Days, playing a bodyguard to a corrupt record executive; The Replacements, playing a prison inmate-turned-football player; The Great White Hype, playing antagonist Marvin Shabazz; Boogie Nights, playing Jerome; The Fan, playing an arrogant ticket scalper; and Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes remake, playing Major Frank Santos.
Jace was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on the evening of May 19, 2014, at his Hyde Park, South Los Angeles home, following a domestic violence report as well as Jace's own 9-1-1 call, in which he stated, "I shot my wife." When police arrived, they found Jace's wife, April, dead from gunshot wounds. After being questioned by police regarding his wife's death, Jace confessed to the shooting. On May 20, 2014, Jace was arrested and booked for her murder. On May 22, 2014, he was formally charged with murder by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. On May 31, 2016, Jace was found guilty of second-degree murder. Notably, the LAPD was able to crack the password-protected security on April's iPhone 5C. On June 10, 2016, he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison. He is incarcerated at the Corcoran State Prison.
|1994||Forrest Gump||Black Panther #2|
|1994||Clear and Present Danger||Coast Guardsman #3|
|1995||Strange Days||Wade Beemer|
|1996||The Great White Hype||Marvin Shabazz|
|1999||Thick as Thieves||Malcolm|
|2001||Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man||Samuel Pinckney||TV movie|
|2001||Planet of the Apes||Major Frank Santos|
|2002||The Shield||Office Julien Lowe||Main Role|
|2003||Cradle 2 the Grave||Odion|
|2006||Gridiron Gang||Mr. Jones|
|2009||State of Play||Officer Brown|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2 Episodes|
|2010||Rizzoli & Isles||Malcolm Senna||1 Ep: Sympathy for the Devil|
|2010||Burn Notice||Jeff Taylor||1 Ep: Brotherly Love|
|2011||Private Practice||Randy Hatcher||1 Ep: A Step Too Far|
|2011||The Mentalist||Lawrence||1 Ep: Rhapsody in Red|
|2011||Nikita||Captain Tony Merrick||1 Ep: Game Change|
|2011||Division III: Football's Finest||Roy Goodwyn|
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