David Soul

Actor, Producer, Singer
A tall, blond actor who has played heroes who are masculine yet soft and whose eyes express a pain yet uncovered, David Soul used ingenuity to break into show business, sending out glossy photos of himself with his head ... Read more »
Born: 08/28/1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Filth 2014 (Movie)

Punter (Actor)

The Puritan 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Death on the Nile 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

Original Hutch (Actor)

Tabloid 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The New Adventures of Robin Hood 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Pentathalon 1994 (Movie)

Heinrich Mueller (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek 1966 - 1969, 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Starsky and Hutch 1966 - 1969, 1975 - 1979, 1991 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Tides of War 1993 (Movie)

Martin Henkle (Actor)

Fifteenth Annual Circus of the Stars 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Cold of the Night 1991 (Movie)

Dr Frieberg (Actor)

Prime Target 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

So Proudly We Hail 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Unsub 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Appointment With Death 1988 (Movie)

Jefferson Cope (Actor)

Harry's Hong Kong 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hanoi Hilton 1987 (Movie)

Oldham (Actor)

The Key to Rebecca 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Yellow Rose 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Casablanca 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Rage 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

A Country Christmas 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Mac Davis: I Believe in Christmas 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Captain and Tennille in Hawaii 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The David Soul and Friends Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stick Up 1977 (Movie)

Duke Turnbeau (Actor)

Starsky and Hutch 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Dogpound Shuffle 1974 (Movie)

Pritt (Actor)

Ghost Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Intertect 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Magnum Force 1973 (Movie)

Davis (Actor)

Movin' On 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Here Come the Brides 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Holby City (Tv Show)

Actor

Homeward Bound (TV Show)

Actor

Little Ladies of the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Proudly We Hail (Movie)

(Actor)

Salem's Lot (TV Show)

Actor

Swan Song (TV Show)

Actor

Terror in the Mall (TV Show)

Actor

The Bride in Black (TV Show)

Actor

The Fifth Missile (TV Show)

Actor

The Manions of America (TV Show)

Actor

Through Naked Eyes (TV Show)

Actor

World War III (TV Show)

Actor
Music (5)

The Conjuring 2 2016 (Movie)

("Don't Give Up On Us") (Song Performer)

Johnny English Reborn 2011 (Movie)

"Don't Give Up On Us" (Song Performer)

Rabbit Hole 2010 (Movie)

"Don't Give Up On Us" (Song Performer)

The Stick Up 1977 (Movie)

(Song)

The Stick Up 1977 (Movie)

("A Friend of Mine") (Song Performer)
Director (1)

In the Heat of the Night 1966 - 1969, 1975 - 1979, 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (1)

Fighting Ministers 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Tides of War 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A tall, blond actor who has played heroes who are masculine yet soft and whose eyes express a pain yet uncovered, David Soul used ingenuity to break into show business, sending out glossy photos of himself with his head covered as the "mystery singer. " Merv Griffin took the bite and put Soul on his syndicated talk show, thus breaking the ice. Soul then made his acting debut on an episode of "Star Trek" in 1967, and from 1968-70 played Joshua Bolt, the middle brother of three who bring 100 women to Seattle in "Here Come the Brides" on ABC. In 1974, he replaced Lee Majors as the associate attorney on "Owen Marshall, Counsellor at Law" (ABC). Finally, came TV stardom, when Soul played Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson on the cop drama "Starsky & Hutch" (ABC, 1975-79). He was well cast as the soft-spoken, educated cop, but was miscast as Rick (the Humphrey Bogart character) in his 1983 return to series TV, the short-lived "Casablanca" (NBC). Later that year, Soul was in the cast of another short-lived NBC series, the primetime serial "The Yellow Rose."

Relationships

Lynn

Wife
first wife were high school sweethearts married in 1962 divorced after she ran off with his best friend c. 1965

Karen Carlson

Wife
married c. 1968 divorced c. 1977 appeared in "The Candidate" in 1972

Alexa Hamilton

Companion
born c. 1968 in the USA lives with Soul in England together since c. 1994 he considers them to be in a common-law marriage co-produced and co-starred in the play "The Dead Monkey" toured with Soul in 1999

Julia Nickson

Wife
marrried c. 1987 divorced in 1993 mother of Soul's daughter

Patti Sherman

Wife
third wife married c. 1980 divorced c. 1986 mother of two of Soul's sons

Richard Solberg

Father
born c. 1914 from 1949 to 1957, served as Religious Affairs Advisor to the U.S. High Commission in Berlin as well as held a teaching position at Augustana College in South Dakota

Daniel Solberg

Brother

China Soul

Daughter
born c. 1988 mother, Julia Nickson

EDUCATION

University of the Americas

studied acting with Uta Hagen and Irene Dailey

University of Mexico City

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis , Minnesota

Augustana College

Sioux Falls , South Dakota

Washington High School

Sioux Falls , South Dakota

Milestones

2000

Joined the cast of the BBC drama series "Holby City", playing a cardiologist

1999

Toured Great Britain playing a series of musical concerts

1997

Assumed role of the Narrator in the London production of "Blood Brothers"

1996

Toured Great Britain in the stage play "The Aspern Papers"

1994

Co-wrote screenplay for and starred in the feature "Tides of War"

1994

Toured Australia and New Zealand as the Narrator in a stage production of the musical "Blood Brothers"

1988

Acted in the Hercule Poirot mystery "Appointment With Death"

1987

Appeared as a POW in "Hanoi Hilton"

1986

Produced and narrated documentary "Fighting Ministers"

1983

Played Rick in TV series version of "Casablanca" (NBC)

1979

Starred as vampire hunter in CBS miniseries "Salem's Lot"

1975

Acted on stage at Actor's Alley, appearing in such plays as "The Glass Menagerie" and "Waiting for Godot"

1974

Appeared for one season on "Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law" (ABC); also made TV-movie debut in "The Disappearance of Flight 412" (NBC)

1970

Made feature film debut in "Johnny Got His Gun"

1967

Made TV acting debut in episode of "Star Trek"

1966

After enticing Merv Griffin with a photo in which his face was covered by a hood, made his TV debut singing on Griffin's talk show

1965

Acted on stage at the Firehouse Theater in Minneapolis

1965

Moved to NYC (date approximate)

1962

Offered a contract as a pro baseball player with Chicago Red Sox; declined because family was moving to Mexico where his father had accepted a teaching position

1949

With family, divided time between Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Berlin, Germany

Appeared in stage productions with Cafe La Mama and in various Off-Off- and Off-Broadway theaters

Acted on London stage in Alan Ayckbourn's "Comic Potential"

Played Hutch on "Starsky & Hutch"; made TV directorial debut with episodes of series (ABC)

Played middle brother on "Here Come the Brides" (ABC)

Performed as a folksinger in Minneapolis, Minnesota; later toured as an opening act for bands like The Byrds, Jay and the Americans and The Lovin' Spoonful

Starred in the London stage production "The Dead Monkey"; also co-produced

Was member of ensemble cast of "The Yellow Rose" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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In December 2001, Soul won a libel case against a British journalist Matthew Wright of the Mirror, who described "The Dead Monkey", a 1998 play in which the actor appeared as the worst the critic had seen. In point of fact, Wright never attended the production. Soul was awarded $29,000 in libel damages and over $200,000 for his legal fees.

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Soul reportedly underwent treatment for alcoholism in the 1980s. Although reluctant to speak about it, he told London's Daily Mail Weekend (September 19, 1998): "My life is not compressed into that period 15 years ago when I was arrested for wife beating. I don't have to live there any more, so why do people have to bring it up all the time? I was not a monster but I did have monstrous moments. 'I did seek counselling and I have changed my life a great deal. I have finally accepted that the anger will always be there - for a long time I wouldn't acknowledge its presence. I was a nice guy. My father and my brother are Lutheran pastors so I couldn't possibly be doing those awful things. It wasn't until I acknowledged that I had a problem that I was able to do something about it."

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