Michael Jace didn't have a prominent role in FX's gritty police drama "The Shield, but his character stood out.
Jace brought a low-key intensity and charisma to his role as rookie LAPD Officer Julien Lowe, whose religious convictions clashed with his feelings of homosexuality, which he attempted to suppress.
In the second episode of the first season, Julien is persuaded to participate by his fellow officers in a initiation ritual called "The B&B," in which he was taken to a bar for pitchers of beer, followed by a sexual encounter with a prostitute. His character eventually rose through the ranks to detective.
Jace was arrested early Tuesday in...