Mike Starr

Actor, Bartender, Bouncer
A tall (6'3"), burly, and remarkably versatile character actor, Mike Starr built an impressive career with a steady stream of work, appearing consistently on screens big and small with dozens of memorable supporting ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1950 in Flushing, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (137)

Bones 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Public Morals 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Girl Is In Trouble 2015 (Movie)

Fixer (Actor)

The Wannabe 2015 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Chicago Overcoat 2014 (Movie)

Lorenzo Galante (Actor)

Dough Boys 2014 (Movie)

Anthony (Actor)

Lesser Prophets 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

New Jersey Turnpikes 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cactus Kid 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wrong Turn at Tahoe 2014 (Movie)

Paulie (Actor)

Chicago Fire 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elementary 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mob Doctor 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buzzkill 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Childrens Hospital 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Delivering The Goods 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ca$h 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Guys 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Dynamite 2009 (Movie)

Rafelli (Actor)

I Hate Valentine's Day 2009 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Lonely Street 2008 (Movie)

JG (Actor)

The Black Dahlia 2006 (Movie)

Russ Millard (Actor)

CSI: New York 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ice Harvest 2005 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Joan of Arcadia 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

Block (Actor)

Tempted 2003 (Movie)

Dot Collins (Actor)

The Handler 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

3rd Rock From the Sun 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bob 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ed 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grace Under Fire 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

High Incident 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knockaround Guys 2002 (Movie)

Bobby Boulevard (Actor)

Law & Order 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsradio 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Next Big Thing 2002 (Movie)

Walter Sznitken (Actor)

3 AM 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Falcone 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Lady in Question 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brother's Keeper 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Frogs for Snakes 1999 (Movie)

Crunch (Actor)

Gloria 1999 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in a Small Town 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Snake Eyes 1998 (Movie)

Walt McGahn (Actor)

Animals 1997 (Movie)

Young Felipe (Actor)

Blood & Wine 1997 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

EZ Streets 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Flipping 1997 (Movie)

C J (Actor)

Hoodlum 1997 (Movie)

Albert Salke (Actor)

Mario Puzo's The Last Don 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Deli 1997 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

The High Life 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shoe Store 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Deadly Games 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dear Diary 1996 (Movie)

Fritz (Actor)

James and the Giant Peach 1996 (Movie)

Beat Cop (Actor)

Nowhere Man 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

River Made to Drown In 1996 (Movie)

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Two If By Sea 1996 (Movie)

Fitzie (Actor)

A Pyromaniac's Love Story 1995 (Movie)

Sergeant Zikowski (Actor)

Clockers 1995 (Movie)

Thumper (Actor)

Down at the Waterfront 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Hardball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Cabin Boy 1994 (Movie)

Mulligan (Actor)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

Joe Mentalino (Actor)

Ed Wood 1994 (Movie)

Georgie Weiss (Actor)

On Deadly Ground 1994 (Movie)

Big Mike (Actor)

The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 (Movie)

Newsroom Reporter (Actor)

Trial By Jury 1994 (Movie)

Hughie Bonner (Actor)

Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther 1993 (Movie)

Hanif (Actor)

Blood Brothers: The Joey DiPaolo Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Down on the Waterfront 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mac 1993 (Movie)

Fireman (Actor)

Mad Dog and Glory 1993 (Movie)

Harold (Actor)

Me & Veronica 1993 (Movie)

Vinnie (Actor)

Mardi Gras for the Devil 1992 (Movie)

Detective Williams (Actor)

The Bodyguard 1992 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Billy Bathgate 1991 (Movie)

Julie Martin (Actor)

A Shock to the System 1990 (Movie)

3rd Bum (Actor)

Ariana 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Steel 1990 (Movie)

Superindentent (Actor)

Flowers For Matty 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

Frenchy (Actor)

Last Exit to Brooklyn 1990 (Movie)

Security Guard (Actor)

Miller's Crossing 1990 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Prime Target 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

1st Man (Actor)

Lean on Me 1989 (Movie)

Mr Zirella (Actor)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Hardhat (Actor)

Uncle Buck 1989 (Movie)

Pooter-the-Clown (Actor)

White Hot 1989 (Movie)

Chauffeur (Actor)

Five Corners 1988 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Frank Nitti: The Enforcer 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Farm 1988 (Movie)

Crocker (Actor)

In a Pig's Eye 1988 (Movie)

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Punchline 1988 (Movie)

Man With Bullhorn (Actor)

Nicky and the Nerd 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

Burglar (Actor)

The Chair 1987 (Movie)

Wilson (Actor)

Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

Shipping Worker (Actor)

King Kong Lives 1986 (Movie)

2nd Cell Guard (Actor)

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

James Bonnell (Actor)

The Money Pit 1986 (Movie)

Lenny--"The Construction Crew" Member (Actor)

Love, Long Distance 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Cat's Eye 1985 (Movie)

Ducky (Actor)

The Last Dragon 1985 (Movie)

Rock (Actor)

The Protector 1985 (Movie)

2nd Hood (Actor)

The Natural 1984 (Movie)

Boone (Actor)

The Bushido Blade 1981 (Movie)

Cave Johnson (Actor)

Cruising 1980 (Movie)

Patrolman Desher (Actor)

Common Ground (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Flaw (TV Show)

Actor

Jane Doe: The Wrong Face (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Night Passage (TV Show)

Actor

Lone Rider (TV Show)

Actor

Mancation (Movie)

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Terrible Joe Moran (TV Show)

Actor

The Lady in Question (Movie)

Tony Rossini (Actor)

The Shamrock Conspiracy (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A tall (6'3"), burly, and remarkably versatile character actor, Mike Starr built an impressive career with a steady stream of work, appearing consistently on screens big and small with dozens of memorable supporting performances. A Queens native who attended Hofstra University on both drama and football scholarships, Starr worked as a bartender and bouncer and appeared in regional theater productions while waiting for his acting break. The actor lensed a role in his first film "The Bushido Blade" (released in 1981) in 1978, working with veteran actor Richard Boone, an experience Starr has noted as an influence on his career. While the film remained shelved for years, he subsequently debuted to audiences as a patrolman in William Friedkin's controversial crime drama "Cruising" (1980). The actor appeared onstage in the 1983 Broadway flop "The Guys in the Truck," but rebounded the following year with roles in CBS' "Terrible Joe Moran" (James Cagney's TV-movie debut) and Barry Levinson's baseball homage "The Natural."

Relationships

Joanne Starr

Wife
married in 1975

Cassy Starr

Daughter
born c. 1976

Nicole Starr

Daughter
born c. 1981

John Starr

Son
born c. 1979

Beau Starr

Brother

EDUCATION

Hofstra University

Hempstead , New York
Attended on a drama and football scholarship

Holy Cross High School

Flushing , New York

Milestones

2009

Had a supporting role in Nia Vardalos' directing debut "I Hate Valentine's Day"

2006

Took over for Brad Garrett as Murray the Cop in the Broadway production of "The Odd Couple"

2006

Played a detective in Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia"

2005

Co-starred with John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton in "The Ice Harvest"

2004

Appeared in Kevin Smith's "Jersey Girl" with Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler

2004

Had a recurring role in "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS) as Big Tough Guy God

2000

Cast on the hit NBC hit series "Ed" as an overqualified bowling alley employee

1999

Appeared in Sidney Lumet's "Gloria" and Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam"

1999

Featured in the A&E original movie "Murder in a Small Town" and its sequel "The Lady in Question" as a police detective

1998

Acted in a two-episode recurring role on the CBS crime drama series "Martial Law"

1998

Had a supporting role in Brian De Palma's thriller "Snake Eyes"

1997

Starred in the independent comedy "The Deli" as a store owner caught up in the numbers racket

1996

Was a regular on the gritty but short-lived CBS crime drama series "EZ Streets"

1996

Played a friendly beat cop in the animated/live-action film "James and the Giant Peach"

1995

Featured in Spike Lee's "Clockers"

1994

Played the killer on the trail of two brainless bumblers in Peter Farrelly's "Dumb and Dumber"

1994

Played a supporting role in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood"

1994

Played a major league baseball catcher nearing the end of his career in the short-lived FOX sitcom "Hardball"

1993

Had a featured role in the comedy "Mad Dog and Glory"

1992

Gave a memorable supporting performance as a man who tangles with "The Bodyguard"

1992

Acted in John Turturro's "Mac"

1991

Had a featured role in the 1930s NYC-set gangster drama "Billy Bathgate"

1990

Featured in the mob-themed dramas "GoodFellas" and "Miller's Crossing"

1990

Acted in the fact-based two-part desegregation miniseries "Common Ground" (CBS)

1989

Re-teamed with Allen for the "Oedipus Wrecks" segment of "New York Stories"

1988

Acted in the TV-movie "Frank Nitti: The Enforcer" (ABC)

1987

Had a small role as a burglar in Woody Allen's "Radio Days"

1986

Appeared in "The Money Pit"

1985

Had a cameo in "The Last Dragon"

1985

Acted on Broadway in "Requiem For a Heavyweight"

1984

Appeared in Barry Levinson's "The Natural"

1984

TV-movie debut, "Terrible Joe Moran" (CBS)

1983

Featured in the short-lived Broadway play "The Guys in the Truck" (closed after one performance)

1981

First film to be cast, "The Bushido Blade" (filmed in 1978)

1980

Made screen debut in William Friedkin's controversial crime drama "Cruising"

Bonus Trivia

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Mike Starr on typecasting: "I get a lot of calls for New York-oriented things, mob parts, cop roles. I think they stereotype me by size [he's 6'3, 245 pounds]; that's a bit of a pitfall. Some people bring me in for the big gentle guy or these killers. It's hard to figure out what they think of me." - from New York's Daily News, Oct. 9, 1994

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