Michael Bowen Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Height, Net Worth, Lost, Movies

Michael Bowen Biography

Michael Bowen is an American actor. He is famously known for playing Danny Pickett on the ABC series Lost. He also played Jack Welker on the AMC series Breaking Bad. Bowen has appeared in a number of films and television shows.

Among his notable work include, Valley Girl (1983), The Godfather Part III (1990), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Magnolia (1999), Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003), Walking Tall (2004), and Django Unchained (2012). He played Matches Malone on Gotham in the year 2015.

Michael Bowen Age

Michael Bowen was born in Gladewater, Texas, United States. He was born on 21st June, 1957. He is 62 years old as of 2019.

Michael Bowen Net Worth

Michael Bowen has been in the acting business for a very long time. He started acting in the early 1980s. For a man whose career has spanned more than three decades, wealth is not a problem. Acting career is usually a very rewarding career. In general, talents bring fortune.

Michael Bowen has made a huge fortune from his work and he can comfortably place food on the table. In his entire career, he has amassed an approximated net worth of a whooping $4 million.

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Michael Bowen Height

Michael Bowen is relatively high. Basically when people hear about a celeb they want to know about his body stats. Especially the online crushees. Don’t worry though, Bowen is 5 feett 8 inches (172.7 cm) tall.

Michael Bowen Family | Michael Bowen Siblings

Michael Bowen joins the list of famous actors who have opted to keep their personal lives secret. It is a good thing to do but it keeps the fans speculating. On the other hand too much publicity is dangerous for the celebs. It is good to remain professional all the time. That is what Michael has done.

Michael Bowen is the maternal half-brother of actors Robert and Keith Carradine. He is the half-uncle of actresses Martha Plimpton and Ever Carradine. Details about his father still remain unknown.

Michael Bowen Wife

Michael is married to Kristin Joy Jacobson. He has however managed to keep his personal life a great secret. There are no further details known about his wife. Details about their kids too remain unknown.

Michael Bowen Lost

Lost is an American drama television series. It was originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company. It contains elements of supernatural and science fiction. It also follows the survivors of a commercial jet airliner flying between Sydney and Los Angeles.

The plane crashes on a mysterious tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean. Michael Bowen plays Danny Pickett in seven (7) episodes.

Michael Bowen Movies And TV Shows

Michael Bowen Movies

2010 to date

  • TBA House by the Lake
  • 2014 Mata Hari
  • 2013 Deep Dark Canyon
  • 2013 All Cheerleaders Die
  • 2013 Duke
  • 2012 Django Unchained
  • 2012 Slumber Party Slaughter
  • 2012 Soda Springs
  • 2011 Brawler
  • 2011 Echo Park Love Story
  • 2011 Apart
  • 2011 The Perfect Student

2000 to 2009

  • 2009 The Hessen Affair
  • 2009 Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
  • 2009 The Last House on the Left
  • 2008 Autopsy
  • 2008 Deadgirl
  • 2006 The Lost
  • 2006 The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided
  • 2005 Lethal Eviction
  • 2005 Self Medicated
  • 2005 Chandler Hall
  • 2005 The Work and the Glory: American Zion
  • 2004 Walking Tall
  • 2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2
  • 2004 After the Sunset
  • 2003 Kill Bill Volume 1
  • 2001 Final Payback

1990 to 1999

  • 1999 Natural Selection
  • 1999 Me and Will
  • 1999 Magnolia
  • 1998 Letters from a Killer
  • 1998 Gideon
  • 1997 Cupid
  • 1997 Excess Baggage
  • 1997 Jackie Brown
  • 1995 Real Ghosts
  • 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III
  • 1994 Love and a .45
  • 1992 The Waterdance
  • 1992 The Player
  • 1992 Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story
  • 1992 Adventures in Spying
  • 1991 The Taking of Beverly Hills
  • 1990 The Godfather Part III

1980 to 1989

  • 1989 Season of Fear
  • 1989 Mortal Passions
  • 1989 The Ryan White
  • 1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck
  • 1987 Less Than Zero
  • 1986 Iron Eagle
  • 1986 The Check Is in the Mail…
  • 1985 Private Resort
  • 1985 Echo Park
  • 1984 The Wild Life
  • 1984 On the Line
  • 1984 Night of the Comet
  • 1983 Valley Girl
  • 1982 Forbidden World

Michael Bowen Television Shows

  • 2016 Gotham
  • 2016 Animal Kingdom
  • 2014 Raising Hope
  • 2012–2013 Breaking Bad
  • 2012 Revolution
  • 2010 Scoundrels
  • 2009 Criminal Minds
  • 2009 Dark Blue
  • 2006–2007 Lost
  • 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • 2001 The X-Files

Michael Bowen Interview

Q: A lot of viewers are surprised when they realize you’re the actor they also know from “Lost,” “Kill Bill,” “Echo Park,” “Magnolia,” “Walking Tall,” “Jackie Brown,” “Django Unchained” … all the way back to “Valley Girl.” Even though you frequently play bad guys, you make them distinctive to the point that people don’t always recognize you immediately. What’s the secret to that?

Michael Bowen: You know the definition of luck is being prepared when an opportunity arrives. Like with “Echo Park,” I had been driving my girlfriend, and my first kid, nuts at the time, doing this German accent I was practicing for an Audi commercial. Then I got this call [to audition to play an Austrian bodybuilder], and I just rattled off [pages of dialogue] with that accent, and they were all blown away by it like it was some revelation, so I got that. (Laughing)

Q: What was your first meal after you finished playing Uncle Jack at that weight?

Michael Bowen: A huge, quadruple In-N-Out burger.

Q: Did you know the role would be a recurring one when you debuted Uncle Jack in “Gliding All Over”?

Michael Bowen: When we did that one day, that one scene, it felt so precise, so perfect, so magic, that I just had a feeling. I had a feeling. Bryan [Cranston] gave me a big hug. He said, “I think you’re coming back.” Sweetheart that he is. We were just talking about personal stuff in between takes … that I had four kids and I’m freaked out about paying rent and this and that.

Q: Have you, for yourself, imagined more of Uncle Jack and Todd’s [Jesse Plemons] backstory than we’ve seen?

Michael Bowen: Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely, absolutely. Jesse and I worked on that often. We created a backstory. He’s my nephew. We felt like he was in danger, as a little boy, because his mom, my sister, was a drug addict with serial boyfriends, who were abusive to the little guy.

Q: Does Uncle Jack think of Todd more like his son?

Michael Bowen: Absolutely. As far as Jack is concerned, Todd is his boy. I took him out of the hellhole, and I brought him into a safer world. His feet never touched the ground for the first four years of his life, because one soldier is carrying him after another. That’s how he was raised, so he had a chance. It got him out of hell, where he wouldn’t have any chance of anything, and brought him where he was safe, and he would have a chance to grow up to be the wonderful, beautiful, strapping psychotic he is.

Q: And Uncle Jack is very proud of Todd. Todd is the one person Jack genuinely cares about, and would not harm.

Michael Bowen: When we’re at the diner [in “Confessions”] and Todd is telling the story about the train heist, Uncle Jack is looking at him and going, “Look how confident he is. Look how beautiful he is. Look how he can talk, and he’s confident. He’s not a scared little kid. We’re doing all right.” He’s got a quality that Jack hadn’t foreseen. He’s disarming. It’s an unforeseen asset for future ventures.

Q: Uncle Jack is one of the few people who is neither intimidated by nor especially impressed with Walt and everything he’s done. How did you prepare for those scenes with Bryan Cranston, where Uncle Jack plays it so cool?

Michael Bowen: Studying up on these guys, these particular groups [white supremacists] … are terrifying. They are, in the correctional system, probably the smallest minority. Like, one hundredth of one percent, something ridiculous, and they commit 25 percent of all the violent, gruesome murders in prisons. That is a strategy. That is for a reason.

Q: You and Aaron Paul worked together on ‘The Last House on the Left,’ and his character killed your character in the movie. Did you two talk about that and how the situation is so flip-flopped with your “Breaking Bad” characters?

Michael Bowen: No, we didn’t really talk about that, specifically. I think we talked about the baboons that would run through the shot every once in a while and ruin the shots. We were filming in South Africa. I love Aaron. He’s got this kind of funny humor, you know? He’s joking and joshing, messing around between setups, and then — boom! — within a millisecond he’s just deep in, tears running down his face. Then we break for lunch, and he’s joking around again. I love working with Aaron. He’s so happy to be able to do what he’s doing.

Q: Were you a “Breaking Bad” viewer before you joined the show?

Michael Bowen: Yeah, I’ve been a fan for years. My kids, actually, they’re the ones who showed it to me. I said, “What’s it about?” [My son’ said, “It’s about a guy who is dying of cancer, so he starts to make meth.” I said, “Excuse me?” I watched it. It was just profoundly good. I felt like I was spying on somebody. There was reality coming out of it. It’s very rare that that happens. With [cinematographer] Michael Slovis and everybody involved, it’s a bunch of artists.

Q: What are your plans now that “Breaking Bad” is ending this week? Would you want to do TV again? Are you interested in doing a comedy?

Michael Bowen: Absolutely, I love TV. I love the pace of television. I love that. I even like the first-month jitters on a new show, when there are multiple calls being made back to the office and everybody is freaking out because one hair is out of place. And I would love to do comedy. It’s more intimidating than the other stuff. Comedy is frightening. I don’t understand the system. Is there a system? I don’t know.

Q: What would you say about the finale? What would you tell fans?

Michael Bowen: I’ll be honest with you. I don’t know anything about it. That was a choice on my part. You have an option to just get your scenes or get the whole script. I just choose to get my scenes, unless a phone call or something directly affected me. I think it’s fine. Jack doesn’t need to have that color in his reality, so I don’t know what happens. But I’m rooting for Walt.