Trivia for Alias' starring actor Michael Vartan feat. his roles, co-stars, private life & other info.
1. Michael Vartan was born in France, in 1968.
2. He stands at 6' (1.83 m).
3. His father is of Armenian-Hungarian descent and his mother is of Polish descent. His father lived in France and his mother in the States.
4. Michael is fluent in French.
5. His movie credits include French films as well.
6. He is best known for his starring role in J.J. Abrams’ Alias also starring Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber and Bradley Cooper.
7. His character in Alias has a very similar-sounding name to his actual name: Michael Vaughn.
8. Michael Vartan dated his Alias co-star Jennifer Garner. It was rumored that Garner left her then husband Scott Foley for Vartan and then left Vartan for her Daredevil co-star Ben Affleck. Garner and Affleck have been married since 2005.
9. He is a big hockey fan. In one of the Alias scenes, he is playing hockey with Jennifer Garner’s Sydney Bristow.
10. In Monster-in-Law, he plays a doctor falling in love with Jennifer Lopez’ character. Jane Fonda plays his less-than-pleased mother.
11. Vartan originally wanted to be a pool player.
12. His movie credits include romantic comedies Never Been Kissed, It had to be you, The Next Best Thing, Monster-in-Law, comedies Demoted, High School, dramas Jolene, Touch Me and thrillers Rogue, Dead Man’s Curve & One Hour Photo.
13. His TV credits include action/adventure/drama Alias and drama Big Shots. Big Shots lasted 1 season while Alias lasted for 5.
14. He appears in one episode of Friends. He plays Dr. Tim Burke, the son of Monica’s big love/ex Dr. Richard Burke, played by Tom Selleck. The episode is called The One with Chandler in a Box and it is the 8th episode of the 4th season. Monica was played by Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer played Ross, Monica’s brother.
15. Michael Vartan and David Scwimmer co-starred in a project before: The Pallbearer. The Pallbearer is a romantic comedy from 1996 and it also features Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette and Michael Rapaport.
16. His movie co-stars include Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen (One Hour Photo), Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Jessica Alba, James Franco, Molly Shannon, Leelee Sobieski , Gary Marshall, John C. Reilly (Never Been Kissed), Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Wanda Sykes (Monster-in-Law), Radha Mitchell (Rogue), Keri Russell, Matthew Lilllard, Dana Delany (Dead Man’s Curve), Amanda Peet (Touch Me), Natasha Henstridge (It had to be you), David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow (The Pallbearer), Norman Reedus, Dennis Leary (Sand).