Michael Sarrazin

Actor
A Canadian actor known for his expressive eyes and taciturn drifter roles, Michael Sarrazin achieved his most fame co-starring in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. " After dropping out of school, Sarrazin studied at New ... Read more »
Born: 05/22/1940 in Quebec, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Tripping Wire 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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feardotcom 2002 (Movie)

Frank Bryant (Actor)

Poltergeist: The Legacy 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Jack Higgins' Midnight Man 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Jack Higgins' Thunder Point 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Midnight in Saint Petersburg 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Bullet to Beijing 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Hostage Train 1996 (Movie)

Mr Smith (Actor)

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Lena's Holiday 1991 (Movie)

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Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Malarek 1989 (Movie)

Moorcraft (Actor)

The Phone Call 1989 (Movie)

Michael Anderson (Actor)

Captive Hearts 1987 (Movie)

Sergeant McManus (Actor)

Mascara 1987 (Movie)

Bert Sanders (Actor)

Keeping Track 1986 (Movie)

Daniel Hawkins (Actor)

Joshua Then and Now 1985 (Movie)

Kevin Hornby (Actor)

Double Negative 1981 (Movie)

Michael Taylor (Actor)

Fighting Back 1981 (Movie)

Vince Morelli (Actor)

Viadukt 1981 (Movie)

Sylvester Matushka (Actor)

The Seduction 1980 (Movie)

Brandon (Actor)

Caravans 1978 (Movie)

Mark Miller (Actor)

The Gumball Rally 1976 (Movie)

Bannon (Actor)

For Pete's Sake 1974 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Frankenstein: The True Story 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Loves and Times of Scaramouche 1974 (Movie)

Scaramouche (Actor)

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud 1974 (Movie)

Peter Proud (Actor)

Harry in Your Pocket 1972 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 (Movie)

And Participation by (Actor)

Believe in Me 1971 (Movie)

Remy (Actor)

Sometimes a Great Notion 1971 (Movie)

Lee Stamper (Actor)

The Groundstar Conspiracy 1971 (Movie)

Welles (Actor)

The Pursuit of Happiness 1970 (Movie)

William Popper (Actor)

A Man Called Gannon 1969 (Movie)

Jess Washburn (Actor)

In Search of Gregory 1969 (Movie)

Gregory (Actor)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Journey to Shiloh 1968 (Movie)

Miller Nalls (Actor)

Gunfight in Abilene 1967 (Movie)

Cord Decker (Actor)

The Flim-Flam Man 1967 (Movie)

Curley (Actor)

The Sweet Ride 1967 (Movie)

Denny McGuire (Actor)

Beulah Land (TV Show)

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Earthquake in New York (TV Show)

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Passion and Paradise (TV Show)

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The Christmas Choir (TV Show)

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The Doomsday Flight (TV Show)

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The Peacekeeper (TV Show)

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The Second Arrival (TV Show)

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Biography

A Canadian actor known for his expressive eyes and taciturn drifter roles, Michael Sarrazin achieved his most fame co-starring in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. " After dropping out of school, Sarrazin studied at New York's Actors' Studio and acted in short Canadian historical films. In 1965 he was signed by Universal and had a small role in the Western TV show, "The Virginian." In 1967 he was noticed for his portrayal of young con man, Curley, in "The Flim-Flam Man." His 1968 performance in the drama, "The Sweet Ride," earned him a Golden Globe nomination as Most Promising Newcomer and paved the way for his co-starring role in the period drama, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?," playing opposite co-star, Jane Fonda. Sarrazin's performance was lauded for its restrained power. His next role was in Paul Newman's acclaimed family saga, "Sometimes a Great Notion," forming part of a strong ensemble cast that included Newman and Henry Fonda. As the '70s progressed, he played Barbra Streisand's husband in the comedy, " For Pete's Sake," and starred in the action comedy, "The Gumball Rally." By the '80s he began appearing in low-budget films like the thriller, "Seduction," with Morgan Fairchild. Since then he has stayed below the radar, making guest appearances on shows like "La Femme Nikita" or playing roles in low-profile features like "FeardotCom" and the Dolph Lundgren action film, "The Peacekeeper." Sarrazin passed away in 2011, at the age of 70.

Relationships

Jacqueline Bisset Actor

Companion
Met in the 1968 film "The Sweet Ride" together for 14 years, before ending their relationship

EDUCATION

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Milestones

2008

Final acting role was the original Hallmark Channel movie "The Christmas Choir"

1997

Appeared in the "Peacekeeper," starring Dolph Lundgren

1993

Played the lounge singer Romeo Laflamme in "La Florida"

1985

Starred in "Joshua Then and Now," adapted from Mordecai Richler's novel

1978

Co-starred with Anthony Quinn in "Caravans"

1975

Played the title role in the supernatural thriller "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud"

1974

Co-starred with Barbra Streisand in the comedy "For Pete's Sake"

1972

Starred as the Creature in the NBC miniseries "Frankenstein: The True Story"

1969

Co-starred in the Paul Newman directed "Sometimes A Great Notion"

1968

Starred opposite Jane Fonda in Sydney Pollack's film "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

1968

Met his long-term love Jacqueline Bisset in the film "The Sweet Ride"

1967

Co-starred in "The Flim-Flam Man" with George C. Scott

1967

Made his film debut in "Gunfight in Abilene" with Bobby Darin

1966

Made his first American TV appearance in the TV movie "The Doomsday Flight" (NBC)

1965

Signed a contract with Universal

1957

Began acting on CBC TV at age 17

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