FBI Director Olsen
Michael Beach will play FBI Director Olsen on NBC's midseason drama "Crisis."
Born and raised in the rough inner city Roxbury area of Boston, Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few high school plays, he got accepted to the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama. For the past 30 years, Beach has worked with many acclaimed actors, producers and directors in dozens of feature films and on hundreds of hours of television.
In 2013, Beach appeared in "Broken City," opposite Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crow; "Insidious 2," starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne; "Assassins Tale," as a killer for hire who rethinks his career choice; as well as "Things Never Said" and "Scrapper," which he also executive produced.
Other notable films in which Beach has appeared include the "Red Dawn" remake; the "Sparkle" remake, starring the late Whitney Houston; "Hell Ride," starring the late Dennis Hopper; and "First Sunday," starring Ice Cube. He also played opposite Angela Bassett in "Waiting to Exhale."
His film résumé also includes "Internal Affairs," "Lean on Me," James Cameron's "The Abyss," Robert Altman's "Short Cuts" and Quentin Tarantino's "True Romance."
Beach has stayed busy in television over his lengthy career with recurring roles on "ER," "Third Watch," "Sons of Anarchy," "The Game" and "The Client List," as well as guest-starring appearances on "NCIS," "Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy," "Law & Order: SVU" and "The Closer." Beach also starred in the Lifetime movie "Pastor Brown" and Hallmark Channel's "Notes from Dad."