Paul Michael Glaser

Actor, Director
Actor Paul Michael Glaser became a 1970s television icon as one of the two stars of the hit police action drama "Starsky & Hutch" (ABC, 1975-79), before going on to achieve post-stardom success as a director in ... Read more »
Born: 03/24/1943 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Ray Donovan 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Secret World of Superfans 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers 2009 (Movie)

Kjeld Playwell (Voice)

The Mentalist 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Closer 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Starsky and Hutch 1975 - 1979, 1984 - 1989, 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Ladies Night 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

Original Starsky (Actor)

F-Stops 2003 (Movie)

Gabriel Ellis (older) (Actor)

Something's Gotta Give 2003 (Movie)

Dave Klein (Actor)

Miami Vice: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Jealousy 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Phobia 1981 (Movie)

Dr Ross (Actor)

Love of Life 1951 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Starsky and Hutch 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Aces Up 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1967 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Butterflies Are Free 1972 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Fiddler on the Roof 1971 (Movie)

Perchik (Actor)

And Never Let Her Go (TV Show)

Actor

Attack on Fear (TV Show)

Actor

Jealousy (Movie)

(Actor)

Princess Daisy (TV Show)

Actor

Single Bars, Single Women (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Houdinis (TV Show)

Actor

Trapped Beneath the Sea (TV Show)

Actor
Director (16)

Las Vegas 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Raines 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

E-Ring 1984 - 1985, 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Miami Vice 1984 - 1989, 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Judging Amy 1984 - 1985, 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Mister Sterling 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Robbery Homicide Division 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Lyon's Den 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Agency 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Kazaam 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

The Air Up There 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cutting Edge 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

The Running Man 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Band of the Hand 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Otherworld 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Amazons 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (5)

Suave Says 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

I Wanna Marry "Harry" 2014 (Tv Show)

Producer

Shark Tank 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

Hell's Kitchen 2010 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

Kazaam 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

Biography

Actor Paul Michael Glaser became a 1970s television icon as one of the two stars of the hit police action drama "Starsky & Hutch" (ABC, 1975-79), before going on to achieve post-stardom success as a director in television and film. After his Broadway debut in a production of "The Man in the Glass Booth" opposite Donald Pleasance in 1969, Glaser followed with an impressive feature film debut in the classic musical "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971). More film work and television guest spots followed before he landed the career-making role of the boyishly charming Detective Dave Starsky in "Starsky & Hutch," alongside David Soul as his more intellectually inclined partner. The duo's unmistakable onscreen chemistry - in addition to one very cool car - made the series an instant ratings hit, even if calls for a decrease in its vivid depictions of violence led to a friendlier and funnier show in its final season. With the end of "Starsky & Hutch," Glaser turned the lion's share of his attention to directing, going on to helm such films as "The Running Man" (1987) and "The Cutting Edge" (1992). The death of his first child and, later, his wife due to complications from AIDS left Glaser emotionally shaken, although he continued to champion the wonderful work done by his wife's organization, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, created a few short years before her death. In the years that followed, Glaser continued to work behind the camera, as well as in front of it, even making a cameo as "The Original Starsky" in the big screen adaption of "Starsky & Hutch" (2004), proving that old TV cops never really hang up their badge.

Relationships

Tracy Barone Executive Producer

Wife

Elizabeth Glaser Executive Producer

Wife
Married in August 1980 until her death December 3, 1994 from complications resulting from AIDS

Ariel Glaser

Daughter
born in 1981 mother, Elizabeth Glaser died in 1988 from complications resulting from AIDS

Zoe Glaser

Daughter
born on October 7, 1997 mother Tracy Barone

Jake Glaser

Son
born in October 1984 mother Elizabeth Glaser

EDUCATION

Tulane University

New Orleans , Louisiana

School of Fine Arts, Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

2004

Cameo in the 1970's big screen remake of the television show, which he starred "Starsky & Hutch"

2003

Featured in "Something's Gotta Give", which starred Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton

2002

Directed episodes of the drama series "Robbery Homicide Division"

2001

Directed episodes of Judging Amy"

1996

Debut as feature producer, "Kazaam", starring Shaquille O'Neal; also provided story and directed

1992

Directed "The Cutting Edge", billed as Paul M Glaser

1986

Feature directorial debut, "Band of the Hand"

1984

Directed first TV-movie, "Amazons"

1980

Played a leading role in the feature, "Phobia"

1970

Made feature film debut in "Fiddler on the Roof" (billed as Paul Michael Glaser)

1968

Played Dr. Chernak on the CBS daytime drama "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (billed as Michael Glaser)

1968

Made NY stage debut in "Rockabye Hamlet"

Began as a director helming several episodes of "Starsky and Hutch"

Did five seasons of summer stock before beginning career in New York

Played Joseph Corelli on the long-running CBS daytime drama, "Love of Life"

Played Detective Dave Starsky on the popular ABC crime drama series, "Starsky and Hutch"

Bonus Trivia

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"I had gone as far as I could as an actor, and going behind the camera was the only way I could keep myself sane." --Paul Michael Glaser in PEOPLE, December 19, 1994

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