An actor with a clean-cut, all-American look that has been used to great advantage in a broad array of genres, Mike Vogel grew up well outside the realm of show business, in Bucks County, PA. Vogel entered the film industry via a most unlikely path, when -- as an avid skater -- he shot an audition tape of himself and sent it to various skating companies, requesting their sponsorship of him. In time, this bid led to a lead role in a skateboarding movie, Casey La Scala's 2003 drama Grind. Though the film itself received a harsh critical drubbing (and reportedly grossed a little over five million dollars), Vogel's onscreen charisma proved infectious and yielded a long string of additional assignments including the 2003 telefilm Wuthering Heights (in a romantic lead opposite Erika Christensen) and the theatrical releases Supercross: The Movie (2005) and Poseidon (2006). Vogel subsequently starred in two horror outings: the occult horror film Open Graves (2009) and the monster-themed thriller Cloverfield (2008). He was in the marital drama Blue Valentine in 2010 as well as the comedy She's Out of My League. The next year he played Johnny Foote in the Oscar nominated The Help, and played opposite Anna Farris in the comedy What's Your Number?
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Started his career as a model for Levi's.
- First TV role was on the sitcom Grounded for Life, in which he played the recurring character Dean Piramatti.
- Made his big-screen debut in the 2003 skateboarding movie Grind, and subsequently appeared in the box-office hits The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) and Cloverfield (2008).
- Returned to television to play doctor Chris Deleo on the short-lived CBS drama Miami Medical (2010).