Michael Dudikoff

Michael Dudikoff took a path of short and steady steps to get from a nobody to an action film star. While waiting tables, he was discovered by Esquire magazine fashion editor Max Evans, who asked him to give ... Read more »
Born: 10/08/1954

Filmography

Actor (37)

Ablaze 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Shooter 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Silencer 1999 (Movie)

Quinn Simmons (Actor)

Bounty Hunters II 1998 (Movie)

Jersey (Actor)

Ringmaster 1998 (Movie)

Rusty (Actor)

Black Thunder 1997 (Movie)

Vince Connors (Actor)

Bounty Hunters 1997 (Movie)

Jersey (Actor)

Counter Measures 1997 (Movie)

Zach Silver (Actor)

Moving Target 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Soldier Boyz 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Strategic Command 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cobra 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Virtual Assassin 1994 (Movie)

Nick James (Actor)

Chain of Command 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rescue Me 1993 (Movie)

Daniel "Mac" McDonald (Actor)

Midnight Ride 1992 (Movie)

Lawson (Actor)

The Human Shield 1992 (Movie)

Doug Matthews (Actor)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation 1991 (Movie)

Joe Armstrong (Actor)

River of Death 1989 (Movie)

John Hamilton (Actor)

Platoon Leader 1988 (Movie)

Jeff Knight (Actor)

American Ninja 2 1987 (Movie)

Joe Armstrong (Actor)

Avenging Force 1986 (Movie)

Matt Hunter (Actor)

Radioactive Dreams 1986 (Movie)

Philip (Actor)

American Ninja 1985 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Bachelor Party 1984 (Movie)

Ryko (Actor)

Young Hearts 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Sawyer and Finn 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Star of the Family 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncommon Valor 1983 (Movie)

Blaster's Assistant (Actor)

The Grady Nutt Show 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloody Birthday 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Crash Dive (TV Show)

Actor

North and South: Book II (TV Show)

Actor

The Woman Who Sinned (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Michael Dudikoff took a path of short and steady steps to get from a nobody to an action film star. While waiting tables, he was discovered by Esquire magazine fashion editor Max Evans, who asked him to give professional modeling a shot. Runway shows led to print advertisements, which eventually opened the door into acting via commercials for big-name clients such as Coppertone and Stridex. Television acting was the next step in the process; he showed up on the renowned sitcom "Happy Days" as the character Joanie's boyfriend (before she fell for Chachi, obviously). After taking bit parts on television shows (like the NBC sitcom "Gimme a Break!") and films (such as the genre-defining sci-fi flick "TRON"), Dudikoff landed the lead role that he is best known for, Pvt. Joe Armstrong in 1985's "American Ninja". In classic '80s action movie fashion, the film has its lead character dispatching an entire army with little assistance. The movie spawned three sequels, two of which have Dudikoff back in the starring role.

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