Michael Beck

Growing up the third of nine children in a Memphis suburb, actor Michael Beck planned on a career in economics or athletics. He earned a football scholarship to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, but after being ... Read more »
Born: 02/04/1949

Filmography

Actor (34)

JAG 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Berlin Blues 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

In the Heat of the Night 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crusade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mowgli: The New Adventures of the Jungle Book 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Forest Warrior 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fade to Black 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Game 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Killer Workout 1986 (Movie)

Curtis (Actor)

Blackout 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Streets 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Fly Away Home 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Megaforce 1982 (Movie)

Dallas (Actor)

The Golden Seal 1982 (Movie)

Crawford (Actor)

El Triunfo de un Hombre Llamado Caballo 1981 (Movie)

Koda (Actor)

Warlords of the 21st Century 1981 (Movie)

Hunter (Actor)

Mayflower: The Pilgrim's Adventure 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Warriors 1979 (Movie)

Swan (Actor)

Xanadu 1979 (Movie)

Sonny Malone (Actor)

Holocaust -- The Story of the Family Weiss 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Chiller (TV Show)

Actor

Houston Knights (TV Show)

Actor

Only One Survived (TV Show)

Actor

Rearview Mirror (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger at My Door (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Ninja (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Married To Medicine 2015 (Tv Show)

Producer

Return to Babylon 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Growing up the third of nine children in a Memphis suburb, actor Michael Beck planned on a career in economics or athletics. He earned a football scholarship to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, but after being one of only 30 applicants chosen to attend the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England, Beck hopped on a plane and his career plans took a turn. His first big-screen appearance was as a Highway Thug in the 1971 film "The Hard Ride", for which he was not given a credit. His big break was still to come, when in 1979 he played Swan in the cult-favorite New York gang film "The Warriors". The very next year, Beck starred as Sonny Malone in the much-maligned roller skating fantasy-musical "Xanadu". His work on the film earned him a Razzie nomination for worst actor. Beck's post-"Xanadu" film work included roles in 1982's "Megaforce" and 1983's "The Golden Seal", but the bulk of his career has taken place on the small-screen, where he starred in numerous TV movies like "Deadly Game", "Stranger At My Door" and "Wes Craven's Chiller". Beck has also been featured on a number of popular TV series, including "JAG", "Walker, Texas Range" and "Nash Bridges". Of his short-lived film career, Beck has been quoted as saying: "The Warriors opened a lot of doors in film for me; which Xanadu then closed."

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