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Michael Beck

Michael Beck

Age
73
Birthday
Feb. 4th, 1949
Born in
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Height
5' 11

Michael Beck's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Houston Knights TV Show
Houston Knights
McKenna TV Show
McKenna
Robin's Hoods TV Show
Robin's Hoods
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

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),



TRIVIA:
  • His stage credits, beginning with college, include: "Romeo & Juliet" (he was Tybalt); "Camelot" (he was King Arthur); and "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.".
  • Was one of 30 (out of 2,500) applicants chosen for London's Central School of Speech and Drama, following his college graduation.
  • Is originally from a tiny Delta city in eastern Arkansas surrounded by cotton fields - a small school powerhouse in football and basketball.
  • Went to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, on a football scholarship. Graduated with a degree in Economics.
  • Not to be confused with another actor named Michael Beck, a New York-based stage actor who is a founding member of two theatre companies: 16 Tons Theater Company, a Brooklyn based ensemble which is devoted to creating original and multidisciplinary works, and the Ontik Ensemble, a Manhattan based theater company.
  • Was nominated for two Razzie Awards, Worst Actor in 1981 for _Xanadu (1980)_ (qv). And Worst Supporting Actor in 1983 for _Megaforce (1982)_ (qv).
  • Starred as Chance Wayne opposite 'Lauren Bacall' (qv) in a production of "Sweet Bird of Youth" in London in 1985.
  • His hobbies include reading, music and cooking.


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