Man of the Week: Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis joins American Horror Story Freak Show
Photo: Greg Hernandez

According to THR, Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. If you’re only familiar with the actor from his role as Ben Grimm in the Fantastic Four films, CBS’ Vegas, or ABC’s No Ordinary Family, you’re missing out. Chiklis spent 7 seasons playing Detective Vic Mackey on The Shield, arguably one of the best dramas of all time (If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and go find it).

The 4th season of AHS will take place in the 50’s in Jupiter, Florida, at one of the last remaining freak shows in the country, with Jessica Lange playing the ringleader. Sarah Paulson, Cathy Bates and many of the regulars from earlier seasons will return as performers that Lange has “saved.” Though they were short on specific character details, Chiklis will be playing Evan Peters’ Father and Bates’ ex-husband.

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