Currently alive, at 58 years of age.
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1958 – Michael Joseph Madsen born on the 25th of September in Chicago, Illinois to Cal Madsen, a firefighter of Danish descent and Elaine, an award-winning producer, writer and poet of Irish and Native American descent; he is the brother of actress Virginia Madsen. He also has an older sister, Cheri, who owns a restaurant in Wisconsin with her husband: they have three children. Madsen is an American actor.
1983 – Soon after his apprenticeship, he was cast in a small role in the movie WarGames.
1989 – He moved to Los Angeles and appeared in a series of minor film roles, including playing baseball player Bump Bailey in The Natural a deranged killer in Kill Me Again and Susan Sarandon’s tough but touching boyfriend "Jimmy" in Thelma & Louise after two years.
1994 – Quentin Tarantino wanted Madsen to play Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction, a role that ultimately went to John Travolta, the character is the brother of Vic Vega, Madsen’s character in Reservoir Dogs. However, Madsen was already committed to Wyatt Earp and couldn’t appear in the film.
1996 – He has been married to De Anna Morgan. Madsen has five children, all boys. He has been noted to say that he appears in movies of lower quality in order to support his family.
2001 – He appeared in Michael Jackson’s music video, "You Rock My World" and has provided voice work for several video games, including Grand Theft Auto III, True Crime: Streets of L.A., and Driver 3.
2006 – He also appeared in Scary Movie 4 in parodying Tim Robbins’s character from War of the Worlds.