Michael Lembeck


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Michael Lembeck was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA to Harvey Lembeck and Caroline Lembeck, both in show business. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1966 and his classmates in a drama course included Rob Reiner, Albert Brooks and Richard Dreyfuss. After continuing his drama studies at Los Angeles City College and Cal State, he added ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Krofft Supershow Kaptain Kool (segment: Kaptain Kool and the Kongs)
(1976-1977)
The In-Laws Tommy Ricardo
(1979)
Friends Director
(1995-2000)
Tooth Fairy Director
(2010)

Filmography

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 2021 The J Team
 2021 Queen Bees
 2018 Murphy Brown (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 2012-2017 Baby Daddy (TV Series) (97 episodes)
- Daddy's Girl (2017)
- The Rebound (2017)
- The Sonny-Moon (2017)
 2017 One Day at a Time (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sex Talk (2017)
 2016 A Nutcracker Christmas (TV Movie)
 2015 Mr. Robinson (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2014 Mystery Girls (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Pilot (2014)
 2013 Homeboys (TV Movie)
 2012-2013 Guys with Kids (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Me Time (2013)
- Christmas (2012)
- The Standoff (2012)
 2011 The Bling Ring (TV Movie)
 2010 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2010)
 2010/I Tooth Fairy
 2008 The Clique (Video)
 2007 Californication (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2007 Greek (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Liquid Courage (2007)
 2006 So Here's What Happened (TV Short)
 2003 The 5 Coolest Things (TV Mini Series documentary)
 2001 Loomis (TV Movie)
 2001 According to Jim (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2001 Off Centre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2001 Inside Schwartz (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Event Night (2001)
 2001 What About Joan (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Sex Talk (2001)
- Pilot (2001)
 2000 From Where I Sit (TV Movie)
 2000 The Peter Principle (TV Movie)
 2000 The Weber Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2000 Talk to Me (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1999-2000 Stark Raving Mad (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Crush (2000)
 1999 True Love (TV Movie)
 1994-1999 Mad About You (TV Series) (23 episodes)
- Season Opener (1998)
- The Baby Video (1998)
 1997-1999 Veronica's Closet (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1999 Jesse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1998 Encore! Encore! (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1998 Carly (TV Movie)
 1998 That's Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The First One (1998)
 1998 House Rules (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1998)
 1997 Chicago Sons (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- It's a Mezzner (1997)
- Butkus, Live! (1997)
 1997 Men Behaving Badly (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1996-1997 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Diamonds (1997)
- Debra's Sick (1997)
- Captain Nemo (1996)
- Turkey or Fish (1996)
- Pilot (1996)
 1996 Boys & Girls (TV Movie)
 1996 Ellen (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Harold and Ellen (1996)
 1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1996 Party Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1996)
 1996 The Naked Truth (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1995 Double Rush (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- The Documentary (1995)
- Love Letters (1995)
- Hell's Angel (1995)
 1995 NewsRadio (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Friends (1995)
- The Shrink (1995)
 1995 High Society (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Family Val's (1995)
 1995 Pride & Joy (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1994 Good Advice (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Bill's as Is (1994)
 1990-1993 Major Dad (TV Series) (67 episodes)
- Oops, a Daisy (1993)
 1991 Acting Sheriff (TV Movie)
 1990 The Marshall Chronicles (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Love Letters (1990)
 1990 Sugar and Spice (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 Coming of Age (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1989 My Two Dads (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 Doctor Doctor (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Bachelor Doctor (1989)
- Pediatricks (1989)
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Other Works:

He acted in the musical, "Grease," in a National Tour at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Jeff Conaway (Danny Zuko); Pamela Adams (Sandy Dumbrowski); Judy Kaye (Rizzo); John Travolta; Marilu Henner; Walter Charles; Mike Clifford; Carol Culver; Ray DeMattis; Vivian Fineman; Rebecca Gilchrist; Ellen March; Lesslie Nicol;... See more »

Alternate Names:

Kaptain Kool and the Kongs | Mike Lembeck

Spouse:

Lorna Patterson  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Mimi Lembeck | See more »

Parents:

Harvey Lembeck

Relatives:

Helaine Lembeck (sibling)
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Trivia:

Remembered for playing Max Horvath, husband of Julie Cooper (played by Mackenzie Phillips), on the long-running comedy One Day at a Time (1975). Phillips's firing from the series led to his being written out also. (In the story-line, Julie abruptly leaves Max and their infant daughter. Max accepts a new job in Texas, and moves away from Indianapolis.).

Lembeck continued in the role of Max after ... See more »

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Lem

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