Michael C Gwynne

Michael Gwynne's father, Frankie Kaye, was a big band leader for most of his life, but when the popularity of the genre faded in the 1950s, he became a driving instructor and salesman. Understandably embittered, he was ... Read more »
Born: 09/30/1942

Filmography

Actor (44)

Knowing 2009 (Movie)

Coast Patrol Official (Actor)

Nostradamus 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Parts 1997 (Movie)

Duke of Rock (Actor)

The O.J. Simpson Story 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Blood Ties 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last of the Finest 1990 (Movie)

Anthony Reece (Actor)

Cherry 2000 1988 (Movie)

Slim (Actor)

Sunset 1988 (Movie)

Mooch (Actor)

Tai-Pan 1986 (Movie)

Cooper (Actor)

Deadly Encounter 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Threshold 1983 (Movie)

Jay Wingate (Actor)

Harry Tracy 1982 (Movie)

David Merrill (Actor)

Thou Shalt Not Kill 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Raise the Titanic 1980 (Movie)

Bohannon (Actor)

The Streets of L.A. 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 1979 (Movie)

Mike Cassidy (Actor)

Special Delivery 1976 (Movie)

Carl Graff (Actor)

Matt Helm 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Slither 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

A Cold Night's Death 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Terminal Man 1973 (Movie)

Dr Robert Morris (Actor)

Harry in Your Pocket 1972 (Movie)

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Payday 1972 (Movie)

Clarence (Actor)

Thief 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

A Question of Love (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues (TV Show)

Actor

Blood Feud (TV Show)

Actor

Calendar Girl Murders (TV Show)

Actor

He's Not Your Son (TV Show)

Actor

Meet the Santas (TV Show)

Actor

Seduced (TV Show)

Actor

Some Kind of Miracle (TV Show)

Actor

Spy Story (Movie)

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The Healers (TV Show)

Actor

Unholy Matrimony (TV Show)

Actor

Victims (TV Show)

Actor

White Water Rebels (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Michael Gwynne's father, Frankie Kaye, was a big band leader for most of his life, but when the popularity of the genre faded in the 1950s, he became a driving instructor and salesman. Understandably embittered, he was against his son entering the music industry, but young Gwynne was hypnotized by top 40 rock radio. By age 18 he was on the air as a DJ in Canada, where he worked for four years before returning to the United States, logging time in Mississippi, Alabama, California and New York, where he also took acting lessons from famed drama coach Stella Adler. His rise to DJ fame was accelerated in 1965 when, as part of a radio promotional stunt, Gwynne drummed for 92 hours straight, setting a new world record. While on vacation in Hollywood in 1969, Gwynne met Jerrold Freedman, then a producer at Universal Studios. After discussing their shared love of jazz, Gwynne mentioned his desire to act. Three weeks later, Freedman brought him to the Universal lot, where Gwynne received his first television part. A regular guest star for the next two decades, Gwynne's acting appearances became less frequent in the 1990s, as he instead concentrated on writing screenplays when not sitting in on drums with jazz bands all over New York.

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