Michael Patrick Boatman, also known as Michael Boatman is an American writer and actor, best known for his roles in ABC sitcom Spin City and drama series China Beach. Moreover, he is also well known for his appearance as 101st Airborne soldier Motown in the movie Hamburger Hill and as Stabely Babson in the HBO series Arli$$.
The American actor was born on October 25, 1964, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. He is the son of a job supervisor Gwendolyn Boatman Pugh and army officer Daniel Boatman. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
He belongs to American nationality and African-American by ethnicity. His birth sign is Scorpio. As for academic qualification, Michael completed the degree from Western Illinois University and received the Alumni Achievement Award in 1997, at the age of 33.
Boatman was interested in acting since his student life and took part in various shows like A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Purlie Victorious. Moreover, he was also one of the members of comedy group Shock Treatment which used to perform at nightclubs and bars.
In addition, Michael also received Irene Ryan Theater award during his senior year at the Kennedy Center.
The American actor is a married man and has four kids. He has been wedded to Myrna Boatman since 1992. The couple is blessed with four children; two daughters Jordan Boatman and Mackenzie Boatman, and regarding his two sons, there is not much information.
Boatman seems to be more determined in focusing his acting career as well as enjoying his marital life. The family currently resides in New York, United States. The pair is keeping a low profile and not much information is available in accordance with the family.
As of July 2019, Michael has amassed an estimated net worth of $6 million, similar to that of Israeli-British actor Iddo Goldberg. The main sources of his wealth are from TV series and movies.
Throughout the years, he made an average of $40 thousand - $50 thousand yearly from his acting career. Besides, he might also have made an earning from endorsements, deals, and advertisements.
With his appearances in dozens of movies and TV shows, the actor has made all of his wealth possible.
Michael made his career debut through the movie Hamburger Hill as the role of Motown in 1986. He then appeared in the film Running on Empty alongside actor River Phoenix in the same year and worked in the TV series The Trial of Bernard Goetz.
In 1996, the American actor appeared the role of Carter, a gay character in the ABC sitcom Spin City for which he won the GLAAD award for Best Actor and nominated for five NAACP Image Awards.
In the same year, he also played as Stanley Babson on the HBO series Arli$$ which aired for six years, which got him nominated for four NAACP Image awards including Best Supporting Actor.
Moreover, Boatman also appeared in the movie The Peacemaker alongside Nicole Kidman and George Clooney in 2002. He later appeared in the film Unchained Memories as a narrator in 2003.
In addition, the American actor appeared in several TV series such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Miami, Hannah Montana, Grey’s Anatomy and many more. The recent work of Boatman is as Julius Cain in the TV series The Good Fight which is broadcasted since 2017.
Furthermore, Michael is an author and wrote several books such as God Laughs When You Die (2007), Lords of Justice (2008), Revenant Road (2009), Who wants to be The Princess? (2016) and Last God Standing (2014).
Michael Boatman is an American actor, screenwriter, and novelist, best known for Spin City and Arliss.
Myrna is Michael Boatman wife.
His height is 6 feet or 1.83 meters.
The net worth of Michael Boatman is $6 million as of early 2019.