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Michael Beck was born on February 4, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as John Michael Beck Taylor. He is an actor, known for The Warriors (1979), Xanadu (1980) and Houston Knights (1987). He has been married to Carolyn Louise Brendel since September 1980. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2015 The Grace of Jake
Henry Haynes
 2005 The Warriors (Video Game)
Swan (voice)
 2004 JAG (TV Series)
Senator Carter Innes
- Whole New Ball Game (2004) ... Senator Carter Innes
 1999 Crusade (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
- The Well of Forever (1999) ... Mr. Jones
 1998 Jungle Book: Lost Treasure
Prof. Gershwin Donovan
 1996-1998 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Adam McGuire
- Flashpoint (1996) ... Adam McGuire
 1998 Born Free (TV Series)
- The Reunion (1998) ... Luke
 1997 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Frank Waldeck
- Deadly Games (1997) ... Frank Waldeck
 1996 Forest Warrior
Arlen Slaighter
 1995 McKenna (TV Series)
Jon Doe / Alex
- Racing in the Streets (1995) ... Jon Doe / Alex
 1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Abel Horn
- Spider in the Web (1994) ... Abel Horn
 1989-1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Brian Bentall / Justin Fields / Danny Schubert
- The Big Kill (1993) ... Brian Bentall
- Trials and Tribulations (1990) ... Justin Fields
- The Search for Peter Kerry (1989) ... Danny Schubert
 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Sonny Roper
- A Deadly Affection (1993) ... Sonny Roper
 1993 Fade to Black (TV Movie)
 1991 Final Judgment (TV Movie)
 1991 Stranger at My Door (TV Movie)
Jimmy Lee Dancey
 1991 Deadly Game (TV Movie)
 1990 Only One Survived (TV Movie)
Paul Haskel
 1985 Blackout (TV Movie)
Mike Patterson
 1985 Chiller (TV Movie)
Miles Creighton
 1984 Rearview Mirror (TV Movie)
Jerry Sam Hopps
 1984 The Streets (TV Movie)
Sgt. Danny Wreade
 1984 Celebrity (TV Mini-Series)
T.J. Luther
- Part 3 (1984) ... T.J. Luther
- Part 1 (1984) ... T.J. Luther
 1983 The Golden Seal
 1983 The Last Ninja (TV Movie)
Kenjiro Sakura
 1982 Megaforce
 1982 Battletruck
 1981 Fly Away Home (TV Movie)
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Clarence Carnes
 1978 Madman
 1978 Holocaust (TV Mini-Series)
Hans Helms
- Part 3 (1978) ... Hans Helms
- Part 2 (1978) ... Hans Helms
 1977 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
- Episode #1.617 (1977) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.616 (1977) ... (uncredited)
 1971 The Hard Ride
Highway thug (uncredited)
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He acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "Sweet Bird of Youth", at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Lauren Bacall, James Grout, Frances Cuka, Alice Drummond, Simon Rouse, Geraldine Alexander and Colin David Reese in the cast. Harold Pinter was the director. See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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[on his show "Houston Knights"] Look, we've had cop shows since the inception of television, and when there's two guys they're usually buddies. The switch here is Michael and I don't get along - he's from Chicago, and we're not crazy about each other, we're more likely to slug each other - but we're accessible enough to get into America's living rooms every week. See more »


Was nominated for two Razzie Awards, Worst Actor in 1981 for Xanadu (1980). And Worst Supporting Actor in 1983 for Megaforce (1982). See more »

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