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Born: November 27, 1968 Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France.
Height: 6' (1.83 m).
Michael Vartan biography (bio):
Vartan was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France and grew up in France and the U.S., the son of Eddie Vartan, who was born in Bulgaria of Armenian and Hungarian descent, and Doris, a Jewish American who was born in Poland; his paternal aunt is French pop singer Sylvie Vartan.
Vartan's parents divorced when he was five and he moved to America with his mother. He moved back to France to be with his father until his high school years. At the age of sixteen, Vartan moved back in with his mother in Los Angeles, telling her that he wanted to be an artist, because he did not wish to fulfill the mandatory military service required in France. In Los Angeles, he attended an acting school after he was told he possessed acting talent.
After many minor film roles, Vartan had noticeable supporting roles in major movies, including Never Been Kissed (1999), One Hour Photo (2002) and Monster-in-Law (2005). He has recently finished filming for the Australian horror film, Rogue, and is currently working on Jolene, slated for release later in 2007.
Vartan's most notable role to date has been as Michael Vaughn in the American television series Alias (2001–2006). After appearing as a regular cast member through the first four seasons of the series, Vartan returned as a guest star in a limited number of episodes, after his character's apparent death was revealed to have been a ruse. He appeared as Vaughn in Sydney Bristow's dream in one episode, and beginning with the episode broadcast on April 19, 2006, he appeared in all remaining episodes.
Vartan has also had guest appearances on Friends (as Dr. Tim Burke, Tom Selleck's character's son), Ally McBeal (as Jonathan Basset), and also Kitchen Confidential (as a rival French chef) starring his former Alias co-star Bradley Cooper.
-Michael Vaughn in Alias.