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Michael Jace

Michael Jace
Born (1962-07-13) July 13, 1962
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–2014
Spouse(s) Jennifer Bitterman (m. 1996–2002)
April Jace (m. 2003–14)
(her death 19 May 2014; 2 children)

Michael Jace (born July 13, 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey[1]) is an American actor. He starred in State of Play with Russell Crowe. He is best known for his role as Los Angeles Police Officer Julien Lowe, a Christian who is conflicted about his sexuality, in the FX drama The Shield. He played Andre Tibbs on an episode of Cold Case an ex-convict mover accused of murder. On May 19, 2014, Jace was arrested and charged with fatally shooting his wife April Jace.


  • Career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Jace has also acted in film: The Replacements, playing a prison inmate-turned-football player; Forrest Gump, playing a member of the Black Panthers; The Great White Hype, playing antagonist Marvin Shabazz; and The Fan, playing an arrogant ticket scalper. He also has an array of TV appearances, including the 1995 HBO TV movie Tyson (as boxer Mitch Green); Law & Order, Cold Case; and the 1999 Fox TV movie Michael Jordan: An American Hero (as Jordan).

Personal life

Jace was detained by the Los Angeles Police Department on May 19, 2014. Police had responded to a home in the Hyde Park section of South Los Angeles after receiving a report of a domestic violence incident. Jace also called the police and stated, "I shot my wife."[2] When police arrived, they found Jace's wife, April,[3] dead from a gunshot wound. Police took Jace into custody for questioning in her death;[4] he later confessed to the shooting. On May 22, he was formally charged with murder by the LAPD. [5]


  1. ^ "Biographical facts on arrested actor Michael Jace". The Washington Post. May 20, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Michael Jace Charged For Shooting & Killing Wife In Front Of Kids". May 20, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "April Jace – Shield Actor Michael Jace’s Wife". Daily Entertainment News. May 20, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Actor Michael Jace held over fatal shooting of wife, April Jace at home in Los Angeles".  
  5. ^ Winton, Richard (20 May 2014). Shield' actor Michael Jace confessed to shooting wife, sources say"'".  

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