Feb. 4th, 1949
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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John Michael Beck Taylor (born February 4, 1949), commonly known as Michael Beck, is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Swan in the 1979 film, The Warriors.
Life and career Beck was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the third of nine children. He attended Memphis University School and then Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, on a football scholarship. While in college he was initiated into Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. After graduating with a degree in Economics, he was one of 30 (out of 2,500) applicants chosen for London's Central School of Speech and Drama. Michael's stage credits, beginning with college, include: Camelot (he was King Arthur); and Cat On a Hot Tin Roof. Besides acting, his hobbies include reading, music and cooking.
Beck is known predominantly for his roles as "Swan" in the action film The Warriors (1979),
- Tried out for, but did not get, the role of "Sir Lancelot of the Lake" in 'John Boorman' (qv)'s movie _Excalibur (1981)_ (qv).
- Was one of 30 (out of 2,500) applicants chosen for London's Central School of Speech and Drama, following his college graduation.
- His stage credits, beginning with college, include: "Romeo & Juliet" (he was Tybalt); "Camelot" (he was King Arthur); and "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.".
- Is originally from a tiny Delta city in eastern Arkansas surrounded by cotton fields - a small school powerhouse in football and basketball.
- The third of nine children, he has four brothers and four sisters.
- His hobbies include reading, music and cooking.
- His wife Cari is a songwriter. They have two children: son, Jesse; daughter, Ashley.
- Went to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, on a football scholarship. Graduated with a degree in Economics.
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