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Michael Sarrazin (1940–2011)

Owning a pair of the most incredibly soulful and searching eyes you'll ever find, Michael Sarrazin's poetic drifters crept into Hollywood unobtrusively on little cat's feet, but it didn't take long for him to make his mark. Quiet yet uninhibited, the lean, laconic, fleshy-lipped actor with the intriguingly faraway look and curiously sunken features... See full bio »

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On the Road
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 2012 On the Road
Irish Catholic Priest
 2008 The Christmas Choir (TV Movie)
Henry Brockman
 2002 Feardotcom
Frank Bryant
 2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV Series)
Thomas Yeager
 2001 Earth: Final Conflict (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Tenzer
 1999-2000 The City (TV Series)
 2000 La Femme Nikita (TV Series)
Dr. Lukas
 1999 Mentors (TV Series)
Edgar Allan Poe
 1996-1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Marty Kilgore / Stranger
 1998 Arrival II
Prof. Nelson Zarcoff
 1998 Earthquake in New York (TV Movie)
Dr. Robert Trask
 1998 Thunder Point (TV Movie)
 1997 Midnight Man (TV Movie)
Mr. Tayi
 1997 The Peacekeeper
Lt. Colonel Douglas Murphy
 1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Dr. Jonas Peyton
 1997 Crackerjack 2
 1996 Chercheurs d'or (TV Mini-Series)
Chester Bailey
 1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
 1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg (TV Movie)
 1995 Bullet to Beijing (TV Movie)
 1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Woody Clark
 1993 La Florida
Romeo Laflamme
 1993 Sweating Bullets (TV Series)
Dr. Ben Richards
 1992 African Skies (TV Series)
Leo Hausmann
 1989-1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Peter / John Colt
 1991 Counterstrike (TV Series)
 1991 Lena's Holiday
Jan MacKenzie
 1985-1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jacob Beiler / David Marsh
 1990 Street Legal (TV Series)
Kevin Coatsworth
 1990 Haute tension (TV Series)
Mel Stevens
 1989 The Phone Call (TV Movie)
Michael Henderson
 1989 Passion and Paradise (TV Movie)
Mike Vincent
 1988 Malarek
 1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Lt. Steven Rykker
 1987 Captive Hearts
Sergeant McManus
 1987 Mascara
Bert Sanders
 1986 Keeping Track
Daniel Hawkins
 1985 Joshua Then and Now
Kevin Hornby
 1983 Viadukt
Szilveszter Matuska / Prokopp István
 1982/I Fighting Back
Vince Morelli
 1982 The Seduction
 1980 Beulah Land (TV Mini-Series)
Casey Troy
 1980 Double Negative
Michael Taylor
 1978 Caravans
Mark Miller
 1976 The Gumball Rally
Michael Bannon - Cobra Team
 1974 For Pete's Sake
 1973 Frankenstein: The True Story (TV Movie)
The Creature
 1973 Harry in Your Pocket
Ray Haulihan
 1972 The Groundstar Conspiracy
John David Welles / Peter Bellamy
 1971 Sometimes a Great Notion
Leeland Stamper
 1971 Believe in Me
 1971 The Pursuit of Happiness
William Popper
 1969 In Search of Gregory
Gregory Mulvey
 1969 Eye of the Cat
 1968 The Sweet Ride
Denny McGuire
 1968 Journey to Shiloh
Miller Nalls
 1968 A Man Called Gannon
Jess Washburn
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man
 1966-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Davey Cooper / Pvt. Tompkins
 1967 Gunfight in Abilene
Cord Decker
 1966 The Doomsday Flight (TV Movie)
Army Corporal
 1966 Wojeck (TV Series)
 1965 You're No Good (Short)
Eddie (German Version: Freddy)
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sam Coates
 1965 Festival (TV Series)
Frederic / Jeff
 1964 Selkirk of Red River (Short)
Red River Settler (uncredited)
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Michaël Sarrazin


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I don't want a zillion dollars. I don't want to be a carbon-copy star. All I want is to be me, Michael Sarrazin, maybe the best damned actor in the world. Take me on my own terms, or I'll cut out. [Interview with The Toronto Star, 1966]


Turned down the role of Tony Hall in Cover Me Babe (1970). See more »

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