Harry Hamlin

Actor
With a rsum often overshadowed by his relationships with several Hollywood sex symbols, Harry Hamlin's acting career began promisingly and peaked with a hugely successful television series, but he ironically found its ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1951 in Pasadena, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (82)

Mom 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Meddler 2016 (Movie)

TV Dad (Actor)

Bleeding Heart 2015 (Movie)

Lonely Ed (Actor)

Glee 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Four Noble Truth 2015 (Movie)

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Ebbtide 2014 (Movie)

Jeff Warren (Actor)

Mad Men 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rush 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shameless 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shiva & May 2014 (Movie)

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The Bronx Bull 2014 (Movie)

Lenny (Actor)

Holiday High School Reunion 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Immigrant 2013 (Movie)

Deema (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Franklin & Bash 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harry Loves Lisa 1986 - 1991, 1997 - 2001, 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

You Lucky Dog 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Strange Wilderness 2008 (Movie)

Sky Pierson (Actor)

Dancing With the Stars 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica Mars 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Missing 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Allie & Me 2002 (Movie)

Dustin Halaburton (Actor)

L.A. Law: The Movie 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Rat in the Can 2002 (Movie)

Dan Smith (Actor)

Perfume 2001 (Movie)

Hancock (Actor)

Touched By an Angel 1986 - 1991, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1986 - 1991, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Movie Stars 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quarantine 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1986 - 1991, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frogs for Snakes 1999 (Movie)

Klensch (Actor)

Hollywood Goes to Court 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Remember WENN 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger in Town 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Bison Chase 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunted 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Celluloid Closet 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Legend of Prince Valiant 1991 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Poisoned By Love: The Kern County Murders 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Save Me 1993 (Movie)

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Under Investigation 1993 (Movie)

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Dangerous Propositions 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

The "L.A. Law" 100th Episode Special 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Dinner at Eight 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual ACE Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Presenter

Mickey's 60th Birthday Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual ACE Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The Curse 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

James A. Michener's "Space" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Maxie 1985 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Master of the Game 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Skies Again 1983 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

Making Love 1982 (Movie)

Bart McGuire (Actor)

Clash of the Titans 1981 (Movie)

Perseus (Actor)

King of the Mountain 1980 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Studs Lonigan 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Movie Movie 1977 (Movie)

Joey Popchik (Actor)

Badge of Betrayal: A (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Intentions... Again? (TV Show)

Actor

Deceptions (TV Show)

Actor

Disappearance (TV Show)

Actor

Favorite Son (TV Show)

Actor

Her Deadly Rival (TV Show)

Actor

Ink (TV Show)

Actor

Laguna Heat (TV Show)

Actor

Like Father, Like Santa (TV Show)

Actor

Night Sins (TV Show)

Actor

Sex, Lies & Obsession (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Predators (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger in Town (Movie)

Jack Beldon (Actor)

Tom Clancy's Op Center (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With a résumé often overshadowed by his relationships with several Hollywood sex symbols, Harry Hamlin's acting career began promisingly and peaked with a hugely successful television series, but he ironically found its niche in the role of husband to a former soap opera star. After studying drama at Yale and earning his M.F.A. from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, Hamlin quickly made the leap to feature films, appearing in 1978's "Movie Movie," and nabbing the title role in the NBC miniseries "Studs Lonigan" (1979). He made a splash with the special effects-laden feature "Clash of the Titans" (1981), and went on to major stardom as part of a stellar ensemble on one of the biggest TV series of the 1980s, "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994). However, poor choices in both projects and women ultimately relegated Hamlin to sub-par direct-to-video fare and serving as fodder for the tabloids, respectively. Oddly enough, it was his celebrity marriage to onetime soap opera star Lisa Rinna that allowed Hamlin to once again enjoy both his offscreen life and the spotlight as one-half of a celebrity couple to a degree he had not known in well over a decade.

Relationships

Bernice Hamlin

Mother

Ursula Andress Actor

Companion
Met when they worked together on "Clash of the Titans" (1981) mother of his son Dimitri

Chauncey Hamlin

Father
Once worked with scientist Wernher von Braun

Dimitri Hamlin

Son
Born May 19, 1980 mother, Ursula Andress

Delilah Hamlin

Daughter
Born June 10, 1998 mother, Lisa Rinna

Amelia Hamlin

Daughter
born on June 13, 2001 mother, Lisa Rinna

Chauncey Hamlin

Half-Brother
Has made expeditions to the Indian Ocean in search of rare, primitive marine animals

Laura Johnson Actor

Ex-Wife
Married from 1986-1990 former star of "Falcon Crest"

Lisa Rinna Actor

Wife
together since 1993 married on March 29, 1997 Known for her roles on "Days of Our Lives" (NBC) and "Melrose Place" (FOX)

Nicollette Sheridan

Ex-Wife
Met during preproduction for the Showtime movie, "Deceptions" (1989) married from 1991-1993

Nicollette Sheridan Actor

Wife
Married Sept. 7, 1991 Divorced in 1993

EDUCATION

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1974

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco , California 1976
Completed two year's postgraduate work

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California 1970
Was president of the Theta Zeta chapter of the national fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon in 1972

Flintridge Preparatory School

La Cañada , California

The Hill School

Pottstown , Pennsylvania
Played soccer and lacrosse and acted in the school's musicals and plays

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1974

Milestones

2010

Appeared with wife Lisa Rinna in the reality show "Harry Loves Lisa" on TV Land

2009

Co-starred in the CBS series "Harper's Island" as Uncle Marty

2007

Appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in "Chicago," opposite wife Lisa Rinna

2006

Joined the third season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars"

2004

Had a recurring role, opposite wife Lisa Rinna in the UPN drama, "Veronica Mars," as the movie-star parents of Veronica's high-school rival, Logan

2002

Reprised role of Michael Kuzak in "L.A. Law: The Movie," which reunited most of the original cast

2001

Appeared in "Perfume," a behind the scenes look at the world of high fashion

2001

Cast opposite wife Lisa Rinna in the Lifetime movie, "Sex, Lies & Obsession"

1999

Cast as Reese Hardin in The WB comedy, "Movie Stars"

1997

Co-starred opposite Valerie Bertinelli in the CBS miniseries, "Night Sins"

1997

Had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom, "Ink"

1996

Returned to Broadway opposite Mary McDonnell in "Summer and Smoke"

1995

Played "Henry V" at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC

1995

Participated in the documentary film, "The Celluloid Closet," where he discussed his role in the film, "Making Love"

1988

Played in the title role in the NBC miniseries, "Favorite Son"

1987

Made the cover of People magazine as the annual choice of "Sexiest Man in the World"

1986

Cast in the role of attorney Michael Kuzak on NBC's popular drama, "L.A. Law"

1984

Made Broadway debut in the revival of Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing!"

1982

Played the title role of "Hamlet" at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ

1982

Played a gay novelist opposite Kate Jackson in "Making Love"

1981

Big-screen break was a starring role in the Greek mythology fantasy epic, "Clash of the Titans"

1979

Played the title role in the NBC miniseries, "Studs Lonigan"

1978

Made feature film debut in "Movie Movie"; directed by Stanley Donen

1976

Made television debut as Mariamo in "The Taming of the Shrew"; shown on PBS for their Great Performances series

Co-founded the L.A. Classic Theatre along with Amy Irving, John Lithgow and others

Garnered attention as Alan Strang in the American Conservatory Theatre production of "Equus"; spotted by Stanley Donen who cast Hamlin in his first movie role

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