Big Apple: Michael Madsen Bio

Big Apple Character: Terry Maddock

About Terry: FBI informant, bar owner in Hell's Kitchen and mentor to Chris Scott

First Big Apple Episode: Pilot

Birth Date: 25 September 1958

Born in: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Height: 6' 2"

Spouse(s): De Anna Morgan (15 April 1996 - present); Georganne LaPierre (198? - 198?) (divorced); Jeannine Bisignano (? - ?) (divorced); (son: Christian)

Trade mark: Wears Ray Ban sunglasses in almost all of his movies.

Turn Down Roles: Was mentioned for the role of Mickey in Natual Born Killers, but turned it down at Quentin Tarantino's suggestion. Was offered role of Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction but turned it down.

Poetry: Has written three books of poetry, including "Beer, Blood, and Ashes", "Eat the Worm", and "Burning in Paradise".

Music: Released CD "Burning in Paradise", which has exerpts from his book "Burning in Paradise".

Siblings: Brother of actress, Virginia Madsen (He refuses to see any of sister Virginia Madsen's films in which she appears nude. )

Parents: Son of Cal Madsen (a firefighter)

Famous Relavtives: His first wife, Georganne, is Cher's sister.

Other Roles: Michael Madsen is best known as the ear-slicing Mr. Blonde in the theatrical motion picture "Reservoir Dogs." His other feature film credits include "The Getaway," "Donnie Brasco," "Free Willy," "Thelma and Louise" and "Wyatt Earp." He also starred in the television mini-series "War and Remembrance."