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Overview (2)

Born in London, England, UK
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Maxwell Caulfield began his film career in a big way. He was chosen from among thousands of applicants to appear as Michael Carrington in the sequel to the most successful musical film of all time. Both he and his co-star, a fresh-faced young newcomer named Michelle Pfeiffer, were hailed as "The Next Overnight Sensations" and Grease 2 (1982) was going to make him a star. However, the film was a critical and commercial disaster, and his career was seriously affected. Despite a first-rate performance in the gritty and disturbing The Boys Next Door (1985) and a convincing turn in the award-winning TV movie The Parade (1984), Caulfield's only widely seen role in the 1980s was his inspired portrayal of bad boy Miles Colby in the soaps Dynasty (1981) and The Colbys (1985). Since then he has appeared in a number of uninspired B-movies and direct-to-video schlock. However, it was his stage work that allowed him to demonstrate his range as an actor. He won rave reviews for his roles on Broadway in such productions as "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" and "An Inspector Calls". He also headlined the off-Broadway smash "My Night With Reg". Those performances, along with his widely cherished turn as sleazy pop star Rex Manning in the film Empire Records (1995), led to his winning the prize role of Bob in Tom DiCillo's The Real Blonde (1997) opposite such luminaries as Matthew Modine, Kathleen Turner, Steve Buscemi, Daryl Hannah and Elizabeth Berkley. He is married to Juliet Mills (18 years his senior), whom he met while starring in "The Elephant Man" on Broadway in 1980.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ciaran O'Shea

Spouse (1)

Juliet Mills (2 December 1980 - present)

Trivia (16)

His brother, musician Marcus Maclaine, was romantically linked to Hayley Mills, sister of Maxwell's wife Juliet Mills.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.
Stepfather of actress Melissa Caulfield.
Started out as a "Go Go" dancer in clubs.
Initially made a name for himself by his totally nude appearances on the New York stage. He once played completely uncovered for forty minutes with Academy Award winning actress Jessica Tandy.
There is an eighteen year age difference between Caulfield and his wife, Juliet Mills, who was born in 1941.
His U.S. stepfather was a Parris Island Marine instructor. He kicked Caulfield out of the house at the age of 15, leaving the young man to make his living on his own.
Step-father of Sean Alquist (wife Juliet Mills's son from a former marriage).
Has worked with Kung Fu (1972) actor David Carradine three times, in Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989), Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) and Animal Instincts (1992).
Uncle of Crispian Mills, the lead singer of indie band Kula Shaker and son of Hayley Mills.
Has starred in two movies with Christopher McDonald, Grease 2 (1982) and The Boys Next Door (1985).
He starred alongside both Charlie Sheen in The Boys Next Door (1985) and Martin Sheen in Gettysburg (1993).
Son-in-law of John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell. Brother-in-law of Hayley Mills.
Currently starring in "Emmerdale" as Mr Wylde in the UK. [January 2009]
Briefly attended Drama Centre London.
His acting mentor was the late Charlton Heston.

Personal Quotes (8)

Before Grease 2, I was called the next Richard Gere, then after Grease 2, nobody would touch me.
You can work and scratch out a living in the theatre, but, if you want to make money, you've got to hit the road. You've got to play big houses of 2, 3 thousand seaters with your name above the bill, do popular fare and reach out to the audience such as it is.
I'm always playing these mendacious characters who end up hoisting themselves by their own petard.
I am beyond thrilled to be hitting the road with 'Singin' in the Rain.' As a huge fan of the original movie, the chance to bring this story to life on stage is something I couldn't pass up, and it'll be great visiting some of the beautiful theatres on the tour; some I've been to previously; some are going to be a brand new experience for me.
I didn't want to be a hero to kids; I didn't think I had that. I just wanted to be popular.
Not disown my past or upbringing, but I'd admired American actors, really American movie star - particularly the rebel heroes of the '50s.
I did sing in another film called 'Empire Records' which is a cult film. 'Grease 2' is also a cult film. You either love it or just think the original was better.
There isn't a single business where anybody feels secure.

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