The Moment with Brian Koppelman

Michael Chiklis: 8/23/16

Michael Chiklis: 8/23/16

The Moment with Brian Koppelman - August 23, 2016 - 58:56

Michael Chiklis is an actor and a musician best known for his work on FX's The Shield and Gotham on FOX. He has a new album coming out called Influence which you can pre-order by clicking here. Today, Michael talks about the commencement speech he gave at his daughter's graduation this past spring (5:00), growing up in New England with a working class father and a mother who aspired to be in the Opera (12:00), and why he became filled with rage when he auditioned for the lead role in FX's The Shield (24:00). Plus, Michael discusses the performance aspect of performance art and how he channels his energy like a great athlete to live up to and completely in the moment (38:00). The two round out their conversation by discussing Mike's latest venture, a new album called Influence, and why the theatrical bands of the 70's and 80's made an impression on him as a young actor (45:00).Shownotes: @BrianKoppelmanLeave a Review: Moment is brought to you by Freshbooks. Small business owners, FreshBooks wants to make dealing with your day-to- day paperwork ridiculously simple and quick. For your 30 day free trial, and all the simple and quick cloud accounting you can handle, go to and enter MOMENT in the “how did you hear about us” section.

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Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman.