Michael Cudlitz Wiki: 5 Facts To Know About The ‘Surrogates’ Actor

Michael Cudlitz is a familiar face in the world of television. Read on further to know more about the actor, including his net worth.

Who is Michael Cudlitz?

Michael Cudlitz was born on December 29th, 1964. He is an American actor, best known for his role of John Cooper on the drama series, ‘Southland’, Sergeant Denver “Bull” Randleman on the miniseries, ‘Band of Brothers’, and the role of Sergeant Abraham Ford on the horror series, ‘The Walking Dead’. Cudlitz was born on Long Island, New York but raised in Lakewood Township, New Jersey. He graduated in 1982 from Lakewood High School. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts, from where he graduated in the year 1990. Cudlitz is married to Rachael Cudlitz. The two met while they were studying at the California Institute of Arts. They have twin sons, Max and Mason who were born on February 12th, 1997, in Los Angeles, California.

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Cudlitz was studying at the California Institute of Arts when he landed the role in Band of Brothers. Cudlitz used to work in TV and film production in the art department of various shows. Cudlitz has also worked as a construction coordinator on Beverly Hills, 90210. He has learnt the art of construction very early in his life from his father and he used to use his knowledge of carpentry on his sets. His first acting role was in the 1989 film, Crystal Ball. Other roles included Tony Miller on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Tad Overton on Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the second seasons of 24, Lost, FOX series Standoff, and Prison Break. He guest starred on ‘Over There’. He played the part of Bob Destepello in the 1997 film, Grosse Pointe Blank. Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 American comedy crime film directed by George Armitage. He also played a small role of 30 seconds as a bartender in the movie ‘Forces of Nature’ in 1999. He was seen in the German-American crime thriller movie, ‘Running Scared’ in 2006. His role of Sal ‘Gummy Bear’ Franzone in ‘Running Scared’, was praised by the critics. Cudlitz also appeared in the 1998 film, The Negotiator. The Negotiator was an American action thriller film directed by F. Gary Gray. His major breakthrough role came in 2001 with his portrayal of Sgt. Denver “Bull” Randleman in the World War II miniseries, Band of Brothers. He shot to fame soon after that and many more roles followed. Cudlitz then starred on the critically acclaimed, five-season television drama, ‘Southland’ as patrol officer John Cooper. Cudlitz won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in 2013. In 2009, Cudlitz featured in the science fiction film, ‘Surrogates’ in the role of Colonel Brendon. In 2013, Cudlitz starred opposite Melanie Griffith in the movie, Dark Tourist. From February 2014 until October 2016, Cudlitz featured in the TV show, The Walking Dead as Sergeant Abraham Ford. Cudlitz has also rendered the voice of Sgt. Glenn “Hawk” Hawkins in the video game, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One. He also voiced Corporal Griffen in the video game, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and its sequel, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Net worth of the actor

Michael Cudlitz has amassed a net worth of $2 million.

Five interesting facts about Michael Cudlitz

For all the Michael Cudlitz fans, there are some 5 intriguing facts about the actor which you might be interested in: 1. His best known roles to date are Sergeant Denver ‘Bull’ Randleman from the miniseries ‘Band of Brothers’ and Officer John Cooper from ‘Southland’. 2. He also won a Critics Choice TV Award in 2013 for his role on ‘Southland’. The last season of the show rendered some of his best work. 3. He is a very versatile actor. He’s one of the most underrated actors in the business. Some more shows he’s been in are Standoff, 24, CSI: Miami, Beverly Hills 90210, 21 Jump Street and such others. 4. He also became famous with his acting on ‘The Walking Dead’. 5. Michael Cudlitz has been in the acting industry since a long time but there is one field where he has worked in much before he got into acting. His father taught him the trade of construction and carpentry at quite an early age, and it is something that Cudlitz has always enjoyed. He has said that doing carpentry work brings him satisfaction. While he studied at the California Institute of the Arts, he used to manage his bills with his construction skills. He also paid the bills of his acting school by working on set construction for television and film projects. He coordinated the construction program for Beverly Hills 90210 for almost half a decade because of his knowledge in the subject. After that, he also did more construction work for Aaron Spelling on some of the producer’s pilot projects. In addition to being a SAG member, Cudlitz belongs to Local 44, a professional association of specially skilled individuals who work in entertainment.