Michael Tucker

Actor, Writer, Speechwriter
Curly-haired, slightly chubby character player, best known as high-powered yet compassionate attorney Stuart Markowitz on the long-running TV series, "L. A. Law" (NBC, 1986-94). Tucker's screen career began with a ... Read more »
Born: 02/05/1944 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

25 Hill 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Big Lake 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Souls 2009 (Movie)

Theatre Director (Actor)

Judging Amy 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert (1999) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Jill Eikenberry 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

'Til There Was You 1997 (Movie)

Saul Moss (Actor)

Alibi 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Nowhere Man 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 (Movie)

Tibbles (Actor)

L.A. Law 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tracey Ullman Takes on New York 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

For Love Or Money 1993 (Movie)

Mr Wegman (Actor)

The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasia: The Creation of a Disney Classic 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Family Again 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

At Rona's 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Checking Out 1989 (Movie)

Harry Lardener (Actor)

Day One 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Funny, You Don't Look 200 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Tin Men 1987 (Movie)

Bagel (Actor)

The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 (Movie)

Gil's Agent (Actor)

The Goodbye People 1984 (Movie)

Michael Silverman (Actor)

Love, Sex... And Marriage 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Diner 1982 (Movie)

Bagel (Actor)

Vampire 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

An Unmarried Woman 1978 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 (Movie)

Bert (Actor)

A Town Torn Apart (TV Show)

Actor

Assault and Matrimony (TV Show)

Actor

Concealed Enemies (TV Show)

Actor

Day One (Movie)

Leo Szilard (Actor)

Gone in a Heartbeat (TV Show)

Actor

Growing Up Brady (TV Show)

Actor

In the Nick of Time (TV Show)

Actor

On Hope (TV Show)

Actor

Peace Kids: The China Trip (TV Show)

Narrator

Spy (TV Show)

Actor

The Alibi (Movie)

Lt. Jim Mahaffey (Actor)

The Animal Alphabet (TV Show)

Voice

Too Young to Die? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Curly-haired, slightly chubby character player, best known as high-powered yet compassionate attorney Stuart Markowitz on the long-running TV series, "L. A. Law" (NBC, 1986-94). Tucker's screen career began with a sizable supporting role in Lina Wertmuller's little-seen "A Night Full of Rain" (1977), but he received wider exposure for his amusing turn as Bagel in the related Barry Levinson films "Diner" (1982) and "Tin Men" (1987), and for his hilarious performance as the father in Woody Allen's affectionate "Radio Days" (1987). Tucker has long been married to actress Jill Eikenberry, who played his lawyer wife on "L.A. Law".

Relationships

Jill Eikenberry

Wife
married in 1973 second wife met at the Arena Stage co-starred with Tucker on TV's "L.A. Law"

Alison Tucker

Daughter
by previous wife appeared with father and stepmother in TV movie "Archie's Wife"

Max Tucker

Son
born c. 1983 mother Jill Eikenberry

EDUCATION

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania

Milestones

2000

With Eikenberry, served as celebrity host of the website GenerationA.com

1999

Hosted the PAX TV series "Chicken Soup for the Soul"

1986

Made debut as stage producer with revival of "El Grande de Coca Cola"

1986

Starred as Stuart Markowitz on the popular TV drama, "L.A. Law"

1977

Film debut, "A Night Full of Rain..."

1976

TV movie debut in "The Quinns"

Began acting career at the Arena Stage in Washington DC

First leading role as Dromeo of Syracuse in "A Comedy of Errors"

Returned to acting in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and "Measure for Measure" for Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park

Moved to New York with Arena Stage production of "Moonchildren"

Abandoned acting and worked as a writer of speeches and sketches for trade and industrial shows

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