Life and Career
Beach was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Juilliard School in 1986 and later began appearing in film and television. His big screen debut was in End of the Line in 1987, and later he went to appear opposite Morgan Freeman and Beverly Todd in Lean on Me (1989). Beach also co-starred in films include Internal Affairs, Cadence (both 1990), One False Move (1992) with Cynda Williams, Short Cuts and True Romance (both 1993).
Beach's big break came in 1995, playing Angela Bassett's unfaithful husband in the comedy-drama film Waiting to Exhale. In 1997, he played Vanessa L. Williams' husband in the comedy-drama film Soul Food. On television, he played a recurring role as Al Boulet, the ex-husband of physician assistant Jeanie Boulet (Gloria Reuben) in the NBC medical drama ER from 1995 to 1997. From 1999 to 2005, Beach was a regular cast member in the NBC drama series Third Watch, playing FDNY paramedic Monte 'Doc' Parker.
Beach has had guest starring roles on Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Brothers & Sisters, Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, The Closer and The Blacklist. He also was regular on the short-lived NBC series Crisis in 2014, and had the recurring roles on Stargate Atlantis, Sons of Anarchy, The Client List, The Game, Secrets and Lies and The 100.
For full filmography, see IMDb.
- Both he and Mac Brandt (who portrays Tor Lemkin) have appeared in For The People.
- Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain (writers/executive producers on The 100) also worked on For The People.
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