Michael Jace (born July 13, 1965) is an American actor and published author. He currently appears as LAPD Officer Julien Lowe in the FX drama The Shield. In the earlier seasons, Officer Lowe, a deeply religious man, was conflicted about his sexuality before reconciling his life with God. Since then he has married. He was recently promoted to a spot on the Strike Team, working alongside Vic Mackey (series star Michael Chiklis).