With flawless "pretty boy" good looks, Caulfield has had to prove on stage that he is an actor while often being relegated on TV and in film to handsome second leads. He got the big Hollywood build up...
The film is "Grease 3," and 'N Sync is the word. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the boy band from Orlando, Fla., has commissioned a script for a third installment of the popular musical, which originally starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield starred in "Grease 2."
If all goes well, the band will drop its squeaky-clean look for black leather jackets and greased-up hairdos sported by the T-Birds. The only roadblock at this point is the actors ' strike looming next spring in Hollywood.
"We're going ahead and getting the script written," 'N Sync's Lance Bass told reporters. "It's a go from the studios, and we've just got to wait until the strike is over, then we can start filming."
And according to the rumor mill, the fab five aren't the only big-name singers who will appear in the film. There's talk that Britney Spears will play a Pink Lady in the picture to create some real-life sparks onscreen with her current beau, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake.
"It's gonna be a huge, huge movie, and we've got some major, major people in it," Bass said back in April. "We're the five stars of it with another person that you're gonna know very well."
Representatives from both camps neither confirm nor deny the rumor.
Played Pierce on the ABC daytime drama "All My Children"
Immigrated to USA
New York debut, "Hot Rock Hotel"
Feature film debut, "Grease 2"
L.A. theatre debut, "Hitting Town"
Played Miles Colby in "The Colbys", a spin-off from "Dynasty"
TV debut in lead, "Parade" (CBS)
Starred in "Class Enemy"
Reprised role of Miles Colby, "Dynasty: The Reunion"
Worked as nude dancer at Windmill Theatre, London
With flawless "pretty boy" good looks, Caulfield has had to prove on stage that he is an actor while often being relegated on TV and in film to handsome second leads. He got the big Hollywood build up when he made his screen debut in the musical sequel "Grease 2" (1982), opposite the equally neophyte Michelle Pfeiffer. The film was unsuccessful and Caulfield's career stalled. He seemed to be more in the news for marrying Juliet Mills (of "Nanny and the Professor" fame), 18 years his senior, and for breaking into show business as a nude dancer, than for his performances. He returned to the stage, touring in the title role of "The Elephant Man" and appearing in "Entertaining Mister Sloane" in both NYC and L.A. He was featured (mostly in the nude) opposite Jessica Tandy and Elizabeth Wilson in "Salonika" at the Public Theatre in New York and in "Loot" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.<p> Caulfield's second film was "Electric Dreams" (1984), a modern-day retelling of "Cyrano de Bergerac". He scored a critical success in the underrated "The Boys Next Door" (1985), in which he and Charlie Sheen portray two bored, alienated California boys who embark on a series of violent escapades. He subsequently appeared in such undistinguished features as "Mind Games" (1989), "Project: Alien" (1990), "Animal Instincts" (1992), "Midnight Witness" (1993) and "No Escape, No Return" (1994). He appeared as Col. Strong Vincent in the epic "Gettysburg" (1993) and offered a wonderfully wicked turn as a self-involved, bubble-gum pop star in Allan Moyle's "Empire Records" (1995).<p> Caulfield was perfectly cast as bad boy Miles Colby first introduced on the ABC sudser "Dynasty" and then on its spinoff "The Colbys/Dynasty II: The Colbys" (ABC, 1985-87). He reprised the role for the miniseries sequel "Dynasty: The Reunion" (ABC, 1991). Other credits include featured roles in "The Parade" (CBS, 1984) and the CBS miniseries "Judith Krantz's 'Till We Meet Again'" (1989). In 1996, Caulfield joined the cast of the ABC daytime soap opera "All My Children" as the troubled artist Pierce Riley, a role he played until June 1997.
Peter Nelby Maclaine
Mills' son from her first marriage
Mills' daughter from her second marriage; born c. 1978
born c. 1963; was romantically involved with Hayley Mills until c. 1996