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Michael Des Barres


Former British hard rock singer and front man of the 1970s Los Angeles band Detective, who were one of the featured acts on Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label and were produced to sound as much like Led Zeppelin as possible. A longtime friend & confidant of Led Zeppelin leader Jimmy Page, Michael Des Barres married Jimmy Page's longtime girlfriend, ... See full bio »
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 2014 Me
Sanford
 2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Marty 'The Cat' Kirch
- Long Road Home (2014) ... Marty 'The Cat' Kirch
 2012 NCIS (TV Series)
Del Finney
- Phoenix (2012) ... Del Finney
 2012 Suits (TV Series)
Sergei Baskov
- All In (2012) ... Sergei Baskov
 2012 The Finder (TV Series)
Icepick
- Voodoo Undo (2012) ... Icepick
 2012 California Solo
Wendell
 2010 Terra Incognita (Short)
Therapist
 2010 Bones (TV Series)
Simon Graham
- The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle (2010) ... Simon Graham
 2007 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Everett Poe
- Everett Poe (2007) ... Everett Poe
 2006 Four Kings (TV Series)
Nick Dresden
- Bobby's Song (2006) ... Nick Dresden
 2005 Alias (TV Series)
Miles Devereaux
- The Index (2005) ... Miles Devereaux
 2004 Hawaii (TV Series)
Preston Tucker
- No Man Is an Island (2004) ... Preston Tucker
 2004 Dead Like Me (TV Series)
Gideon Jeffries
- In Escrow (2004) ... Gideon Jeffries
 1997-2004 JAG (TV Series)
Howie Black / King Josif
- Trojan Horse (2004) ... Howie Black
- Washington Holiday (1997) ... King Josif
 2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Georges
- And Frasier Makes Three (2004) ... Georges
 2004 Catch That Kid
Brisbane
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Claude Clemenceau
- A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving (2002) ... Claude Clemenceau
 2002 She Spies (TV Series)
Dr. Zirby
- Poster Girl (2002) ... Dr. Zirby
 2002 Ocean Park
Gower
 2002 Providence (TV Series)
Yule
- All the King's Men (2002) ... Yule
 2001 Dead Last (TV Series)
J. L. Crawford
- The Crawford Touch (2001) ... J. L. Crawford
 2001 Diary of a Sex Addict (Video)
Sammy Horn
 2001 What They Wanted, What They Got (Short)
Jimmy Cotton
 2000 Poison (TV Movie)
Evan Lazlo
 2000 Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta (Short)
Christian Bell
 1999 The Hungry Bachelors Club
Harold Spinner
 1999 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Niles Maynard
- Superstition (1999) ... Niles Maynard
 1999 Sugar Town
Nick
 1998 Jungle Book: Lost Treasure
Kohabeez
 1998 The Pretender (TV Series)
Douglas Willard, The Blue Moon Killer
- Once in a Blue Moon (1998) ... Douglas Willard, The Blue Moon Killer
 1998 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Nick Hewitt
- Nina in the Cantina (1998) ... Nick Hewitt
 1995-1997 Ellen (TV Series)
The Patient / Nigel the Director
- The Clip Show Patient (1997) ... The Patient
- The Movie Show (1995) ... Nigel the Director
 1991-1997 Roseanne (TV Series)
Dr. Phillips / Steven / Jerry Gimbel
- The Miracle (1997) ... Dr. Phillips
- Tolerate Thy Neighbor (1991) ... Steven
- Dances with Darlene (1991) ... Jerry Gimbel
 1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Haman / Royal Guard
- Loyalty (1997) ... Haman / Royal Guard (voice)
 1996 Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (TV Series)
Kano / Shao Kahn / Captain
- Abandoned (1996) ... Shao Kahn (voice)
- Amends (1996) ... Kano (voice)
- Familiar Red (1996) ... Kano / Captain (voice)
 1996 Sliders (TV Series)
Prof. Vincent Cardoza
- The Dream Masters (1996) ... Prof. Vincent Cardoza
 1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Rodney / Merlin
- The Spectre of the Pine Barrens (1996) ... Rodney (voice)
- The Alchemist (1996) ... Merlin (voice)
 1996 Widow's Kiss (TV Movie)
Steven Rose
 1996 Limp Fangs (Video)
 1995 New York Daze (TV Series)
 1995 Freakazoid! (TV Series)
Man In Hole
 1995 Renegade (TV Series)
Michael St. John
- Hit Man (1995) ... Michael St. John
 1995 The Commish (TV Series)
Aaron DeFord
- Cry Wolfe (1995) ... Aaron DeFord
 1995 Marker (TV Series)
Beau
- Cloud Warriors (1995) ... Beau
 1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Lenny Stoke
- Wall of Sound (1994) ... Lenny Stoke
 1994 A Simple Twist of Fate
Bryce (as Michael des Barres)
 1994 The High Crusade
Monsieur du Lac
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Mr. Allesio
- Silence Is Golden (1994) ... Mr. Allesio
 1994 Deep Red (TV Movie)
Lew Ramirez
 1993 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Restaurateur
 1992 Under Siege
Domiani
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Nostromos / Carl Fowler
- Prophecy of Doom (1992) ... Nostromos / Carl Fowler (voice)
 1992 The Hat Squad (TV Series)
- 92 Seconds to Midnight (1992) ... (uncredited)
 1992 Waxwork II: Lost in Time
George
 1991 Superboy (TV Series)
Adam Verrell
- A Change of Heart: Part 2 (1991) ... Adam Verrell
- A Change of Heart: Part 1 (1991) ... Adam Verrell
 1987-1991 MacGyver (TV Series)
Murdoc
- Obsessed (1991) ... Murdoc
- Strictly Business (1991) ... Murdoc
- Serenity (1990) ... Murdoc
- Halloween Knights (1989) ... Murdoc
- Unfinished Business (1989) ... Murdoc (uncredited)
 1991 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
- The Black Rose ... (voice, as Michael DeBarre)
- The Beggar ... (voice, as Michael Desbarre)
 1990 Midnight Cabaret
Paul Van Dyke
 1990 Super Force (TV Series)
Jesse Caldwell
- As God Is My Witness (1990) ... Jesse Caldwell
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Alex Sawyer
- The Exotic Dancer Mystery (1990) ... Alex Sawyer
 1989 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Gavin McHugh / Mr. Karst
- Eternal Flame (1989) ... Gavin McHugh
- High High (1989) ... Mr. Karst
 1988 Life on the Flipside (TV Movie)
Elliot Weedle
 1988 ALF (TV Series)
Eddie
- Promises, Promises (1988) ... Eddie
 1988 Ohara (TV Series)
Roderick McConnell
- Seeing Something That Isn't There (1988) ... Roderick McConnell
 1988 J.J. Starbuck (TV Series)
Benny 'Ben Franklin' Bijou
- Rag Doll (1988) ... Benny 'Ben Franklin' Bijou
 1985-1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Shane Dubois / Power Station Vocalist
- Baseballs of Death (1988) ... Shane Dubois
- Whatever Works (1985) ... Power Station Vocalist (uncredited)
 1987 Nightflyers
Jon Winderman
 1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Sir Guy
- Sledgepoo (1987) ... Sir Guy
 1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Simon
- Double Switch (1987) ... Simon
 1986 My Sister Sam (TV Series)
Emmet Gentry
- Shooting Stars (1986) ... Emmet Gentry
 1986 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
The Wise Man
- O.D. Feelin' (1986) ... The Wise Man
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Donald
- Loss of Power (1985) ... Donald
 1983 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Malcolm Kingsley
- The Gang's All Here (1983) ... Malcolm Kingsley
 1980 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Syd Sado
- Downhill to Death (1980) ... Syd Sado
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Gordon Flack / Keith
- Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 1 (1979) ... Gordon Flack
 1978 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Sir Charles 'Dog' Weatherbee
- Hoodlum Rock (1978) ... Sir Charles 'Dog' Weatherbee
 1972 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Glover
- Open House (1972) ... Glover
 1971 I, Monster
Boy in alley
 1968 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Philip Baker
- The Brothers (1968) ... Philip Baker
 1968 The First Lady (TV Series)
Barry Wainwright
- King of Furness (1968) ... Barry Wainwright
 1968 You and the World (TV Series)
Tim
- Terry (1968) ... Tim
 1967 To Sir, with Love
Williams (as Micheal Des Barres)
 1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Young Drunk
 1967 Mrs Thursday (TV Series)
Laurence Mayne
- The Old School Tie Up (1967) ... Laurence Mayne
 1966 The Bruce Forsyth Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1966)
 1960 Whack-O! (TV Series)
Floyd
- Episode #6.1 (1960) ... Floyd
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Other Works:

Somebody up There Likes Me, lead vocals (1986) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Michael des Barres | Micheal Des Barres | Michael DeBarre | Michael Desbarre

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on turning down Queen's offer to have him as their new lead singer] Freddie Mercury's shoes are very hard to fill. What threw me off, more than anything else, were the high heels.

Trivia:

As a member of Power Station, Michael Des Barres co-wrote and co-performed "We Fight For Love", the end-title-song for Commando (1985). He did not, however, appear in the movie. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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