Michael Monks - In it for the long haul!

Michael Monks - In it for the long haul!

First Published: August 2002
Michael Monks | Working Actor

Michael Monks | Working Actor

Michael Monks | "Out on a Limb" (1992)
Michael Monks | "Out on a Limb" (1992)
Michael Monks, Jeffrey Jones, John C. Reilly | "Out on a Limb" (1992) [a]
Michael Monks | "The Practice" (1997-1999 )
Michael Monks | "100 Mile Rule" (2002)
Michael Monks | "Garfield: the Movie" (2004) [b]
Juliette Goglia, Michael Monks | "Garfield: the Movie" (2004) [b]
Michael Monks | "Garfield: the Movie" (2004) [b]
Michael Monks | "Garfield: the Movie" (2004) [b]
Michael Monks | "Harsh Times" (2006) [c]
Michael Monks | "Street Kings" (2008) [d]
Michael Monks | "NCIS" (2009)
Maddison Bullock, Michael Monks | "Ice: the Movie" (2018)
Anson Mount, Michael Monks, Kevin Benton | "Glengarry Glen Ross" (2017) [e]
Michael Monks | Working Actor
Michael Monks | Working Actor
Michael Monks | Working Actor
Michael Monks | Working Actor
Michael Monks | Working Actor
Michael Monks | Working Actor

Michael Monks is a native of Indiana who grew up in Colorado, he graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Industrial Construction Management. Then it was off to New York City to study acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner.

After that it was back to Colorado to save some money, so he worked as a Project Engineer and built a 32 story High-rise in Downtown Denver and the Walker Field Airport Terminal in Grand Junction Colorado. With his bank account replenished it was back to NYC to act. Doing mostly commercials and bad theater for several years Michael headed to Los Angeles in 1989. It was a perfect fit.

He started working immediately in film and television, starting with comedy roles in his first films, "Rock and Roll High School Forever" and "Out on a Limb". Other films include "Air Force One", "Clean Slate", "Little Giants", "Hard Rain", "Angie", "What's Love got to do With It", "Winchell", "Scorpio One", "Last Lives", "Illicit Behavior" and then "100 Mile Rule" and "The Legacy".

He has Guest Starred on many TV shows, including "ER", "NYPD Blue", "Friends", "Family Law", "Arliss", "The Division", "Profiler", "Any Day Now", "Home Improvement" and many more. He then moved into the HBO period Drama Series "Carnivale".

But Michael is probably most recognizable for his long run on "The Practice" as George Vogelman, the cross-dressing, head chopping, homicidal podiatrist who had trouble getting dates. HMMMMM, wonder why!!!

Since our first publication, Michael has appeared in multiple television projects including: "Boston Public", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Third Watch", "Cold Case", "Nip/Tuck", "Entourage", "Bones", "NCIS", "The Mentalist", a run on the daytime soap,"The Young and the Restless", "Major Crimes" among others, and has added the following feature projects to his resume: "Garfield", "Street Kings", "Bad Twin", "Bad Twin", "The Meanest Man in Texas", and recently, "Ice: The Movie" to name a few. Michael is also a writer who has written pilots for television and feature films.

Michael Monks' advice to the aspiring actor:

Someone once said that when it comes to choosing a life as an actor, 'If you can do anything else and be happy, do it'. If there isn't and this is what you want to do I would urge you to think of yourself as in it for the long haul, as a career. It takes a lot of time and a great deal of energy. It's not about 'making it' tomorrow, it's about working as an actor and building a career. Don't think it all has to happen right now. This will help you with the ups and downs of the business, and there will be both. But if this is what you love to do, then believe in yourself, go for it, and don't look back.


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Michael Monks' Credits
 2018 Church People
Pastor Skip Finney
 2018 Loners
Agent Delgado
 2018 Case 347
Dr. Thomas Jansen
 2018/V One Shot (Short)
Mr. Waters
 2013/I Car Trouble (Short)
 2018 Ice: The Movie
Gavin Veerak
 2017 D-love
 2017 Illicit
 2017 The Meanest Man in Texas
O.B. Ellis
 2017 Major Crimes (TV Series)
Mickey Gilman
- Cleared History (2017) ... Mickey Gilman
 2016 Blue: The American Dream
James Scott Stevens
 2016 King Saud
 2016 Spotlight 2 (Short)
Mark Wall
 2016 U.N.I.F.A. (Short)
Sen. William Sanford
 2016 Bad Twin
Judge Miller
 2015/I Parallels
 2015 State of Affairs (TV Series)
John Setton
- The Faithful (2015) ... John Setton
 2015/I Bound
 2014 Corporate (TV Movie)
Bill McIntyre
 2014 Love Midori (TV Series)
- Crazy Therapist (2014) ... John
 2014 Sabotage
ASAC Phelps
 2013 Duke
 2013 Crazy Town (Short)
Mr. McCallister
 2013 Diver City (TV Movie)
Trent (as Michael Anthony Monks)
 2012 Big Bad Bugs
General Banks
 2012 End of Watch
Homicide Detective 1
 2011 The Making of Spotlight (Video short)
Mark Wall
 2011 Holiday Engagement (TV Movie)
Father Macy
 2011 Turf (Short)
TV Producer
 2011 Sironia
Joe Giovani
 2011 Awakened
Webster Kane
 2011 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Doctor Charles
- Episode #1.9680 (2011) ... Doctor Charles
- Colin's Manipulation of Lily Is Revealed (2011) ... Doctor Charles (uncredited)
- Tucker Is Taken Off Life Support (2011) ... Doctor Charles
 2011 CarJack (Short)
Jack's Father
 2011 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Rick Meadowlark
- Rhapsody in Red (2011) ... Rick Meadowlark
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (TV Series)
- Night Hawks (2011) ... Mazzara
 2010 Do Me a Solid (Short)
 2010 Reformed Tramp (Short)
 2010 NCIS (TV Series)
Matt Lane
- Dead Air (2010) ... Matt Lane
 2010 Contract (Short)
 2010 Phantom Font (Short)
Ed Scott
 2010 Spotlight (Short)
Mark Wall
 2010 The Next Word (Short)
Detective Murphy
 2010 Connectivity (Short)
 2009/I Siblings
 2009 Chad & The Alien Toupee (Short)
The President of the United States
 2009 Columbia Ave. (Short)
Carl Horton
 2009 The Broken Hearts Club
Dr. Thaddeus Knowles
 2009/II Blue
James Scott Stevens
 2009 Bones (TV Series)
Dell Hicks
- Double Trouble in the Panhandle (2009) ... Dell Hicks
 2009 In Stereo (Short)
 2008 Domestic Partners (Video short)
 2008 Jada
Detective Muller
 2008 Entourage (TV Series)
Five Towns director
- Redomption (2008) ... Five Towns director
 2008 Miracle of Phil (Short)
 2008 Unconditional (Short)
Officer Kennedy
 2008 Street Kings
 2007 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Mr. Blunt
- Dawn Budge II (2007) ... Mr. Blunt
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
Sam Bertleman Sr.
- Sandhogs (2006) ... Sam Bertleman Sr.
 2006 Puff, Puff, Pass
Jeff Johnson
 2005 Harsh Times
Agent Hollenbeck
 2005 LAX (TV Series)
- Mixed Signals (2005)
 2004 Turning the Corner
Nathan (as Michael Anthony Monks)
 2004 Garfield
Deputy Hopkins
 2004 Knuckle Sandwich
Coach McClurg
 2004 Third Watch (TV Series)
- Higher Calling (2004) ... Lloyd
 2004 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
- Dirty Magazine (2004) ... Grossman
 2003 10-8: Officers on Duty (TV Series)
ADA Powell
- Let It Bleed (2003) ... ADA Powell (uncredited)
 2003 Playas Ball
Lawyer #1
 2003 Boston Public (TV Series)
Jeff Schiffer
- Chapter Fifty-Nine (2003) ... Jeff Schiffer
 2002 100 Mile Rule
C.R. Pullen
 2002 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Jeff Murphy
- He Saw, She Saw (2002) ... Jeff Murphy
 1997-2002 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Funeral Director / Kent Sampson
- All That Glitters (2002) ... Funeral Director
- Kirby Carlisle, Trouble-Shooter (1997) ... Kent Sampson
 2002 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Mr. Harding
- Let the Games Begin (2002) ... Mr. Harding
 2002 Duty Dating
 2001 Nobody's Baby
 2001 The Division (TV Series)
- Pilot (2001)
 2000 The Weber Show (TV Series)
- Pilot (2000) ... Clown
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
David Jones
- Playing God (2000) ... David Jones
 1997-1999 The Practice (TV Series)
George Vogelman
- Loser's Keepers (1999) ... George Vogelman
- Free Dental (1999) ... George Vogelman
- Happily Ever After (1999) ... George Vogelman
- End Games (1999) ... George Vogelman
- Love & Honor (1998) ... George Vogelman
 1999 Friends (TV Series)
Dr. Miller
- The One with Joey's Big Break (1999) ... Dr. Miller
 1999 Bellyfruit
Foster Man
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
Dwight Parnell
- Otis, California (1999) ... Dwight Parnell
 1999 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Passenger X
- Big Bang Theory (1999) ... Passenger X
 1998 Winchell (TV Movie)
Miami Reporter #1
 1998 Hijack
Steve Baker
 1998 Scorpio One
 1998 Hard Rain
Father on Local News
 1997 NightMan (TV Series)
Uniformed Officer Mullin
- Still of the Night (1997) ... Uniformed Officer Mullin
 1997 Air Force One
Assistant Press Secretary
 1997 Last Lives
 1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Bank Robber
- Twas the Night Before Mxymas (1996) ... Bank Robber
 1996 7th Heaven (TV Series)
 1996 Crime of the Century (TV Movie)
 1995 Blossom (TV Series)
Mr. Phillips
- Goodbye (1995) ... Mr. Phillips
 1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial (TV Movie)
Juror #3
 1995 The George Wendt Show (TV Series)
- A River Runs Through His Head (1995) ... Deputy
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Vennerbeck
- Happy New Year (1995) ... Mr. Vennerbeck
 1994 A Dangerous Place
 1994 Little Giants
Mr. Moore
 1994 Clean Slate
Lt. Willis
 1993 Snapdragon
 1993 What's Love Got to Do with It
Hotel Porter
 1993 Nurses (TV Series)
Construction Guy
- Smokin' in the Boys Room (1993) ... Construction Guy
 1993 Step by Step (TV Series)
Obnoxious Fan
- The Un-Natural (1993) ... Obnoxious Fan
 1992 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Reporter C
 1992 Out on a Limb
Jim Sr.
 1992 Illicit Behavior
Farrell Lernoux
 1992 Afterburn (TV Movie)
 1992 Herman's Head (TV Series)
Conventioneer #2
- First Time for Everything (1992) ... Conventioneer #2
 1991 Daughters of Privilege (TV Movie)
 1990 Dallas (TV Series)
- The Odessa File (1990) ... Sweeper
Glengarry Glen Ross USC Shoah Foundation
Nothing So Simple as Love Theatre, Theatre
One Of Mose Days Matrix/Don Amendolia
The Love of the Nightingale LA Theatre Work
Phosphorous Primary Stages
Riddley Walker La Mama
Romeo and Juliet A.T.A.
The Dining Room The Repertory Co.
A Streetcar Named Desire Old Castle Theatre
Sanford Meisner Neighborhood Playhouse
Deborah Headwall Ensemble Studio Theatre
Improv The Groundlings East

 Photo camera Credits 
[a] © 1992 - Interscope Communications
[b] © 2004 - 20th Century-Fox
[c] © 2005 - Harsh Times, LLC
[d] © - 2008 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment
[e] © - USC Shoah Foundation

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