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Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Michael Cavanaugh was born on November 21st, 1942 in New York. The eldest of nine children, Cavanaugh joined the Navy following his high school graduation and was stationed in Hawaii for three years. After his tour of duty was over, Cavanaugh developed an interest in acting. He began his acting ... See full bio »
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Filmography

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 2003-2011 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Judge Phelps / Franklin J. Becker
- The Newman Trial Reaches a Verdict (2011) ... Judge Phelps
- Victor Makes a Confession (2011) ... Judge Phelps
- Adam's Lies Dismay Sharon (2011) ... Judge Phelps
- Victor Makes a Deal With Adam (2011) ... Judge Phelps
- Chloe Objects to Jana's New Job (2011) ... Judge Phelps
 2009 Moonlight Serenade (Video)
Beretsky
 2009 FlashForward (TV Series)
SETI Chairman Warren Moore
- Gimme Some Truth (2009) ... SETI Chairman Warren Moore
 2008 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Richard Conlon
- Last Call (2008) ... Richard Conlon
 2007 Shark (TV Series)
Judge Newman
 2007 The Unit (TV Series)
Committee Chair Locke
- Pandemonium: Part 1 (2007) ... Committee Chair Locke
 2007 Live!
Wilken
 2006 All the King's Men
Mr. Peyton
 2006 Down the P.C.H.
Michael O'Hara
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
David Poole
- The Hen House (2006) ... David Poole
 2006 Bones (TV Series)
Senator Alan Corman
- The Woman in the Garden (2006) ... Senator Alan Corman
 2005 E-Ring (TV Series)
U.S. Ambassador: Suriname
- Weekend Pass (2005) ... U.S. Ambassador: Suriname
 2005 Just Legal (TV Series)
- Pilot (2005)
 2005 Point Pleasant (TV Series)
Harland
- Pilot (2005) ... Harland
 2005 Higglytown Heroes (TV Series)
Tailor Hero
 2004 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Heyman
- Blood Is Thicker (2004) ... Heyman
 2004 Chance (Short)
Mike
 2003 Carnivàle (TV Series)
Talkative Hobo
- Pick a Number (2003) ... Talkative Hobo
 2003 Boston Public (TV Series)
Judge Boilings
- Chapter Sixty-Seven (2003) ... Judge Boilings
 2003 Holes
Judge
 2003 Mister Sterling (TV Series)
- Human Error (2003)
 2002 The Agency (TV Series)
Mr. Barnes
- Home Grown (2002) ... Mr. Barnes
 2002 Push, Nevada (TV Series)
- ···---··· (2002)
- The Black Box (2002)
 2002 Red Dragon
Forensic Dentist
 2002 Stranded (Video)
Admiral Ferrell
 2002 Collateral Damage
Chairman Paul Devereaux
 2001 Raptor (Video)
Col. Vandamar
 2001 Thy Neighbor's Wife
Ian McMillan
 2001 Epoch (TV Movie)
Williams
 2001 Ablaze
Chief Sam Davis
 2001 When Billie Beat Bobby (TV Movie)
Brother John
 2001 Warden of Red Rock (TV Movie)
Sen. Paul Townsend
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Pharmaceutical Executive
- In This White House (2000) ... Pharmaceutical Executive
 2000 Militia
Col. Jim Donaman, Ret.
 2000 Escape Under Pressure
Captain
 1999 Romp
Norman Fase
 1999 Mutiny (TV Movie)
 1999 In Dreams
Judge (voice)
 1998/II Black Thunder
Barnes
 1997-1998 C-16: FBI (TV Series)
Dennis Grassi
- The Sandman (1997) ... Dennis Grassi
- Radio FBI (1997) ... Dennis Grassi
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Primate Center Director
- Food Chains (1998) ... Primate Center Director
 1997 Breast Men (TV Movie)
Harry
 1997 Inferno
Victor Grayson
 1997 The Secret World of Alex Mack (TV Series)
Dean
- The Switch (1997) ... Dean
 1997 L.A. Heat (TV Series)
Timothy Scully
- Green Justice (1997) ... Timothy Scully
 1997 Crash Dive (Video)
Capt. Lange
 1997 Strategic Command
Vice President Charles Baker
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Len
- Caulksmanship (1996) ... Len
 1996 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
Pilot
- Night Flight (1996) ... Pilot
 1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Curtis Bilson
- The Phoenix (1996) ... Curtis Bilson
 1996 High Tide (TV Series)
 1996 Night Hunter
Roy Ward
 1996 Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (Video Game)
Telamon Doctor
 1995 Eye of the Stalker (TV Movie)
Judge Warren Curtis
 1995 Illegal in Blue (Video)
Lt. Lyle
 1995 Vanishing Son (TV Series)
Marcek
- Land of the Free (1995) ... Marcek
- Win, Place or Dead (1995) ... Marcek
- Two Guys with Guns (1995) ... Marcek
- Runaway Hearts (1995) ... Marcek
- Dance of the Dust (1995) ... Marcek
 1994 A Passion to Kill
Robinson
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Suzanne's Dad
- 24 Hours (1994) ... Suzanne's Dad
 1994 Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story (TV Movie)
Evy Scotvold
 1994 Renegade (TV Series)
Police Sgt. Ben Clancy
- Once Burned, Twice Chey (1994) ... Police Sgt. Ben Clancy
 1993 Hart to Hart Returns (TV Movie)
 1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Dr. Carlton
- Smart Kids (1993) ... Dr. Carlton
 1993 The X-Files (TV Series)
Sheriff Jack Withers
- Conduit (1993) ... Sheriff Jack Withers
 1993 Donato and Daughter (TV Movie)
Vinnie Stellino
 1993 The Fire Next Time (TV Movie)
Seth
 1993 Sworn to Vengeance (TV Movie)
Pete Hall
 1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Mr. Craig Harding
- Bad Water (1993) ... Mr. Craig Harding
 1992 Angel Street (TV Movie)
 1992 Somebody's Daughter (TV Movie)
Aarons
 1992 Just Deserts (TV Movie)
Campbell Cunningham
 1991 False Arrest (TV Movie)
Dr. Chandler
 1991 To the Moon, Alice (Short)
Policeman
 1991 Marilyn and Me (TV Movie)
Walter Winchell
 1991 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Sheriff George Patterson / Andre du Pres
- Episode #1.12 (1991) ... Andre du Pres
- Episode #1.11 (1991) ... Andre du Pres
- Episode #1.10 (1991) ... Sheriff George Patterson / Andre du Pres
- Episode #1.9 (1991) ... Andre du Pres
- Episode #1.8 (1991) ... Sheriff George Patterson / Andre du Pres
 1991 Matlock (TV Series)
Al Brown / Marvin Latham
- The Arsonist (1991) ... Al Brown / Marvin Latham
 1990 Kid
Walters
 1990 Full Fathom Five
Garvin
 1990 People Like Us (TV Movie)
Michael Jordan
 1990 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Captain Robert DeSoto
- Tin Man (1990) ... Captain Robert DeSoto
 1990 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Major General Proctor
- Three Cheers for the Orange, White and Blue (1990) ... Major General Proctor
 1989 Wolf (TV Series)
- Wolf (1989)
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Paul Richardson
- The Accidental Jurist (1989) ... Paul Richardson
 1988 Two to Tango
Dean Boyle
 1988 Street of Dreams (TV Movie)
Lt. Marcus
 1988 Promised a Miracle (TV Movie)
Detective
 1986 Second Serve (TV Movie)
Gene Scott
 1986 Joe Bash (TV Series)
Lt. Pendleton
- Cash (1986) ... Lt. Pendleton
- Pilot (1986) ... Lt. Pendleton
 1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Gerald Falken
- The Triumvirate (1986) ... Gerald Falken
 1986 MacGyver (TV Series)
Michael Donahue
- Countdown (1986) ... Michael Donahue
 1986 Iron Eagle
Disclipinary panel colonel (uncredited)
 1985 Final Jeopardy (TV Movie)
Garage Attendant
 1985 Hostage Flight (TV Movie)
Bill Orfman
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Storekeeper
- Alamo Jobe (1985) ... Storekeeper
 1985 Airwolf (TV Series)
Patrick Stoner
- Fortune Teller (1985) ... Patrick Stoner
 1985 A Death in California (TV Mini-Series)
Gene Brooks
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Gene Brooks
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Gene Brooks
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Coach
- As Difficult as ABC (1985) ... Coach
 1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Detective #1
- Old Debts (1984) ... Detective #1
 1983-1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
George Davis / Byron Stevens
- Eyewitness (1984) ... George Davis
- The Showgirl Murders (1983) ... Byron Stevens
 1984 Hunter (TV Series)
Captain Cain
- Hunter (1984) ... Captain Cain
 1984 The A-Team (TV Series)
Joseph King
- Deadly Maneuvers (1984) ... Joseph King
 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series)
 1983 Night Partners (TV Movie)
Roy Henderson
 1983 For Love and Honor (TV Series)
Pelham
- For Love and Honor (Pilot) (1983) ... Pelham
 1983 For Love and Honor (TV Movie)
Pelham
 1983 Blood Feud (TV Movie)
U.S. Marshal
 1983 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series)
Avery Thiel
- A Distant Shout of Thunder (1983) ... Avery Thiel
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel
NHRA Boss
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Carl Hines
- The Mumbler (1983) ... Carl Hines
 1982 Forced Vengeance
Stan Raimondi
 1982 Comeback
Manager
 1982 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Gunman
- Stick 'em Up (1982) ... Gunman
 1981 Fitz and Bones (TV Series)
Joe
- Terror at Newsline 3 (1981) ... Joe
 1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Vance
- The Killing (1981) ... Vance
 1981 Miracle on Ice (TV Movie)
George
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Tom Dempsey
- Home Fires Burning (1981) ... Tom Dempsey
 1980 Any Which Way You Can
Patrick Scarfe
 1980 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Woody
- The Bank Job (1980) ... Woody
 1980 A Rumor of War (TV Movie)
Capt. Lake
 1980 Gideon's Trumpet (TV Movie)
Stocker
 1980 Belle Starr (TV Movie)
Jesse James
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Anthony Felber
- Harrigan's Angel (1980) ... Anthony Felber
 1980 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
John Traynor
- Deadlock in Parma (1980) ... John Traynor
 1979 11th Victim (TV Movie)
Steve
 1979 Portrait of a Stripper (TV Movie)
Steve Vector
 1979 The Lady in Red
Undercover Cop
 1979 Dallas (TV Series)
O'Neill
- The Red File: Part 1 (1979) ... O'Neill
 1978 Gray Lady Down
Pete (uncredited)
 1978 Kojak (TV Series)
Sonny Canavere
- Justice for All (1978) ... Sonny Canavere
 1977 The Gauntlet
Feyderspiel
 1977 Heroes
Peanuts
 1977 Visions (TV Series)
Rich
- Over-Under, Sideways-Down (1977) ... Rich
 1976 The Enforcer
Lalo
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Inspector Meyers
- No Minor Vices (1976) ... Inspector Meyers
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: Sings in "Movin' Out", a musical by Billy Joel (Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA). See more »

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Trivia:

The eldest of nine children. See more »

Trademark:

Remarkably striking blue eyes

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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