Mike Vogel

Michael James Vogel (born July 17, 1979)[1] is an American actor and former model. Vogel began acting in 2001 and has appeared in several films and series, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Grind, Poseidon, Blue Valentine, The Help, Bates Motel, Cloverfield, Under the Dome and The Case for Christ. He starred as the male lead in the NBC military drama series The Brave for the 2017–18 season.

Mike Vogel
Vogel at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2014
Michael James Vogel

(1979-07-17) July 17, 1979
ResidenceNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActor, model
Years active2001–present
Courtney Vogel (m. 2003)

Early life and career

Vogel was born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, to Kathy and Jim Vogel,[2] and was raised in Warminster Township, Pennsylvania. Both of his grandfathers fought in World War II; one was a tank commander who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and the other was a Seabee in the Navy.[3] Vogel has two younger siblings: a brother, Daniel Aaron, and a sister, Kristin. He attended William Tennent High School, where Vogel was on the freshman wrestling team.[3]

He also attended Cairn University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania in 1998. During the early 2000s, he frequently traveled to New York City in order to audition for acting roles and modeling slots.


Vogel began modeling jeans for the iconic Levi Strauss & Company. He was subsequently cast in the television series Grounded for Life',' appearing in a recurring role between 2001 and 2004.

His first film role was in the skateboarding-themed Grind, which was released on August 15, 2003. The film's co-stars included Adam Brody and Jennifer Morrison. Vogel's next role was in the made-for-television remake of Wuthering Heights, which premiered on MTV in September 2003. In the film, Vogel played Heath opposite Erika Christensen's Kate. Vogel's last 2003 role was in the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which was released in October and had high box office performance.

In 2005, after Grounded for Life was canceled, Vogel appeared in four film roles. First, he played Eric Richman, the romantic interest of Blake Lively's character in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, which had a June release. His next role was the lead in the low-budget film, Supercross, which was theatrically released in August. Vogel filmed his role in Havoc, a dark, R-rated drama also starring Anne Hathaway, in 2003, but the film was not released until November 2005. It bypassed theaters and was released directly-to-video. Vogel's final 2005 role was in Rumor Has It..., starring Jennifer Aniston, in which he had a supporting role as the son of Kevin Costner's character.

Vogel's first 2006 role was in the disaster film Poseidon, a remake of the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure; he plays the fiancé of Emmy Rossum's character. The film, which had a budget of $160m, opened on May 12 and grossed $181,674,817 at the international box office. Vogel was originally offered the role of Angel in X-Men: The Last Stand, but backed out to appear in Poseidon.[4] The same year, he appeared in Caffeine, a romantic comedy and signed to appear in a horror movie called Open Graves, shot in Spain.

In 2007, Vogel appeared in the film The Deaths of Ian Stone, part of the horror film festival 8 Films to Die For. In 2009, Vogel starred in the neo-noir film Across the Hall and the horror film Open Graves. He was part of the 2010 romantic comedy film She's Out of My League, Blue Valentine, TV series Miami Medical, and Heaven's Rain.

Vogel was part of the 2011 comedy film What's Your Number? and plays Johnny Foote in the film adaption The Help. He most recently played Dean on the short-lived ABC drama Pan Am (based on the history of the defunct airline of the same name).

In 2013, he participated in Howard Goldberg's comedy Jake Squared, where he plays against among others, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen and Jane Seymour. He also appeared in McCanick, and the first six episodes of Bates Motel. This was A&E's contemporary prequel series to the 1959 novel Psycho.

BuddyTV ranked him #96 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[5]

Vogel starred as Dale "Barbie" Barbara on the CBS science fiction drama series Under the Dome, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The show aired as a summer series on CBS; it ran for three seasons on the network, ending in September 2015.

In 2014, Vogel received a role in The Hallmark Hall Of Fame's romantic TV movie In My Dreams, in which he plays opposite, among others, Katharine McPhee and JoBeth Williams. In the same year he played in the drama thriller The Boy, which tells the story of a 9-year-old Sociopath, who was played by Jared Breeze.[6]

In 2015, Vogel starred in the miniseries Childhood's End, based on the novel of the same name written by Arthur C. Clarke.

In 2017, Vogel starred in the film adaptation of Lee Strobel's The Case for Christ, portraying the author and teaming up again with co-star Erika Christensen.

On September 25, 2017, NBC debuted The Brave, for the 2017–18 season. A small team of hardcore military-intelligence agents from varied branches of the service is selected for special, difficult missions. Among the leads is Vogel's character, Capt. Adam Dalton, the team's communications director and a former Delta Force operative. He reports to the character played by series lead Anne Heche.[7]

In December 2018, it was announced that Vogel will star in the Netflix psychological thriller Secret Obsession.[8] The film was released on July 18, 2019.[9]

Personal life

Vogel married Courtney, a former model, in January 2003. They have three children together: Cassy Renee, born 2007; Charlee B., born 2009; and Gabriel James Vogel, born 2013. The family resides in Nashville, Tennessee. They also have a pug, and two horses.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Grind Eric Rivers
2003 Wuthering Heights Heath Television film
2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Andy
2005 Supercross Trip Carlyle
2005 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Eric Richman
2005 Havoc Toby
2005 Rumor Has It... Blake Burroughs
2006 Poseidon Christian Sanders
2006 Caffeine Danny
2007 The Deaths of Ian Stone Ian Stone
2008 Cloverfield Jason "Hawk" Hawkins
2009 Across the Hall Julian
2009 Open Graves Jason
2010 Blue Valentine Bobby Ontario
2010 She's Out of My League Jack
2010 Heaven's Rain Brooks Douglass
2011 The Help Johnny Foote Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Cast
2011 What's Your Number? Dave Hansen
2013 McCanick Floyd Intrator
2013 Jake Squared Actor Jake
2014 In My Dreams Nick Smith Television film
2015 The Boy Brandon
2016 Wild Man Brock
2017 The Case for Christ Lee Strobel
2017 Battle of the Sexes Miles
2018 The Amendment Brooks Douglass
2019 Secret Obsession Russell Williams/Ryan Gaerity


Year Title Role Notes
2001–04 Grounded for Life Dean Piramatti 15 episodes
2010 Miami Medical Dr. Chris "C" Deleo Main cast, 13 episodes
2011 Pan Am Dean Lowrey Main cast, 14 episodes
2012 Living Loaded Dan TV comedy pilot
2013 Bates Motel Deputy Zack Shelby 7 episodes
2013–15 Under the Dome Dale "Barbie" Barbara Series lead, 39 episodes
2015 Childhood's End Ricky Stormgren Mini-series, 3 episodes
2017–18 The Brave Capt. Adam Dalton Main cast
TBA Triangle David Roman Pilot[11]


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