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Michael Beck is a Actor American born on 4 february 1949 at Memphis (USA)

Michael Beck

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Birth name John Michael Beck Taylor
Nationality USA
Birth 4 february 1949 (70 years) at Memphis (USA)

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.


Beck lives in California with his songwriter-wife Cari (they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in September 2010), and with their two children, daughter Ashley and son Jesse. According to Michael, neither of his kids act.


External links
CLIParser at the Internet Movie Database
CLIParser at AllMovie

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Walter Hill
Walter Hill
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Hal Needham
Hal Needham
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Jill Schoelen
Jill Schoelen
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Beck (15 films)

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Occident (2002)
, 1h45
Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Origin Roumanie
Genres Comedy
Actors Ioan Gyuri Pascu, Michael Beck, Dorel Vişan
Rating76% 3.842973.842973.842973.842973.84297
En Roumanie, Luci et sa fiancée Sorina se retrouvent un jour dans la rue. Toutes deux se rendent sur la tombe du père de Sorina, espérant y trouver l'inspiration pour résoudre leurs problèmes. En guise de signe mystique, une bouteille tombe du ciel et heurte Luci à la tête. Par chance, Jérôme, un Français, les conduit à l'hôpital. Il devient pour Sorina le seul espoir de sortir de sa condition...
Forest Warrior, 1h33
Directed by Aaron Norris
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Environmental films, Children's films
Actors Chuck Norris, Terry Kiser, Max Gail, Roscoe Lee Browne, William Sanderson, Jordan Brower
Roles Arlen Slaighter
Rating35% 1.7605951.7605951.7605951.7605951.760595
The film opens with a campfire story being told by Clovis Madison (Roscoe Lee Browne) to a group of children, about a man named John McKenna (Chuck Norris) who was killed a century ago in the Tanglewood forest while fighting bandits. McKenna was magically brought back to life...and given the power to transform into a bear, wolf, or eagle. Inspired by this tale, the children dub their group the Lords of the Tanglewood - complete with the following pledge: "We ask you to leave it pure as found; For we are to it forever bound."
The Bad Seed, 1h34
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Blair Brown, Michael Beck, Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine, Richard Kiley, Chad Allen
Rating56% 2.813072.813072.813072.813072.81307
Freak fatal accidents force a widow to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter was born to kill.
Wes Craven's Chiller, 1h44
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Paul Sorvino, Michael Beck, Beatrice Straight, Laura Johnson, Dick O'Neill, Alan Fudge
Roles Miles Creighton
Rating46% 2.310392.310392.310392.310392.31039
Miles Creighton demande à être cryogénisé à sa mort pour avoir une chance d'être ressuscité. Dix ans après sa mort, il est sorti de sa cellule de glace mais rien ne se produit comme prévu. Miles est devenu un tueur froid, sadique.
Chiller (1985)

Directed by Wes Craven
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Beatrice Straight, Laura Johnson, Paul Sorvino, Michael Beck, Dick O'Neill, Alan Fudge
Roles Miles Creighton
Rating46% 2.310392.310392.310392.310392.31039
Miles Creighton demande à être cryogénisé à sa mort pour avoir une chance d'être ressuscité. Dix ans après sa mort, il est sorti de sa cellule de glace mais rien ne se produit comme prévu. Miles est devenu un tueur froid et sadique.
The Triumphs of a Man Called Horse, 1h26
Directed by John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Richard Harris, Michael Beck, Vaughn Armstrong, Anne Seymour, Buck Taylor, Simón Andreu
Roles Koda
Rating57% 2.857052.857052.857052.857052.85705
Now in his 60s, Morgan is the chief of the Sioux and is much hated by white men because "many's a white man's died from the tricks he taught the Sioux." However, the government calls Horse to peace talks. But someone with a rifle assassinates him and his men after the meeting.
Warlords of the 21st Century, 1h31
Directed by Harley Cokeliss
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Environmental films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Michael Beck, Bruno Lawrence, Annie McEnroe, John Bach, Mark Hadlow, John Ratzenberger
Roles Hunter
Rating50% 2.510172.510172.510172.510172.51017
All remaining reserves of petroleum have finally run out; forcing people to ration the few remaining containers of gasoline left on the earth against mercenaries and warlords. Straker and his men (accompanied by his daughter Corlie - played by Annie McEnroe) find a vast supply of diesel fuel in a compound once thought to be radioactive. When Corlie refuses to execute the previous owners, she runs away from base camp. Hunter (Michael Beck), on his amazing (possibly ex-future-military) motorcycle, rescues the girl and takes her to his farm. After keeping her on the farm on a temporary basis, Hunter sends her off to live in a walled city (known in-film as Clearwater Farm) governed by a strict old-fashioned democracy (similar to the Quakers) where she is quickly accepted by the community. However, she is soon discovered by the mercenaries commanded by her father, Colonel Straker (James Wainwright), who moves to attack the Clearwater community. In the chaos that ensues, Corlie manages to escape back to Hunter's remote hideout. Straker terrorises the residents of Clearwater, taking their weapons, medicines, and other supplies and handing the women over to his men.
Megaforce (1982)
, 1h39
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Actors Barry Bostwick, Michael Beck, Persis Khambatta, Edward Mulhare, Henry Silva, George Furth
Roles Dallas
Rating35% 1.7589151.7589151.7589151.7589151.758915
Ace Hunter dirige Megaforce, un commando d'élite américain en motocyclettes à lance-missiles (Delta MK 4 Megafighter) et en buggies, et parcourt le monde pour combattre le mal.
Xanadu (1980)
, 1h33
Directed by Robert Greenwald
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films based on mythology, Sports films, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, Gene Kelly, James Sloyan, Dimitra Arliss, Sandahl Bergman
Roles Sonny Malone
Rating51% 2.551372.551372.551372.551372.55137
Sonny Malone is a talented artist who dreams of fame beyond his job, which is the non-creative task of painting larger versions of album covers for record-store window advertisements. As the film opens, Sonny is broke and on the verge of giving up his dream. Having quit his day job to try to make a living as a freelance artist, but having failed to make any money at it, Sonny returns to his old job at AirFlo Records. After some humorous run-ins with his imperious boss and nemesis, Simpson, he resumes painting record covers.
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story, 3h15
Directed by Paul Krasny
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Politic
Actors Michael Beck, Art Carney, Alex Karras, Telly Savalas, Will Sampson, Ronny Cox
Roles Clarence Carnes
Rating71% 3.579213.579213.579213.579213.57921
L'Île d'Alcatraz est une prison à sécurité maximum construite à l'épreuve des évasions. Clarence Carnes est le détenu qui a passé le plus grand nombre d'années à l'Île d'Alcatraz. Au cours de 18 ans en prison Clarence a fait partie de deux tentatives d'évasions audacieuses: une fusillade sanglante en 1946 et une évasion en 1953 qui a causé la fermeture de la prison. Mis en liberté conditionnelle en 1973, Carnes a raconté la véritable histoire de sa vie en prison, dans un livre puis, il a servi de conseiller technique pour ce film choc.
The Warriors, 1h32
Directed by Walter Hill, Lawrence Gordon, David Shaber
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Rail transport films, Hip hop films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, David Patrick Kelly, Brian Tyler
Roles Swan
Rating76% 3.8488753.8488753.8488753.8488753.848875
Cyrus, leader of the Gramercy Riffs, the most powerful gang in New York City, calls a midnight summit of all New York area gangs, requesting them to send nine unarmed delegates to Van Cortlandt Park. The Warriors, from Coney Island, attend the summit. Cyrus proposes to the assembled crowd a permanent citywide truce and alliance that would allow the gangs to control the city. Most of the gangs laud his idea, but Luther, leader of the Rogues, shoots Cyrus dead. In the resulting chaos, Luther frames the Warriors' leader Cleon for the murder, and Cleon is beaten down by the Riffs. Meanwhile, the other Warriors have escaped, unaware that they've been implicated in Cyrus' murder. The Riffs put out a hit on the Warriors through a radio DJ. Swan, the Warriors' "war chief", takes charge of the group as they try to make it back home.
Holocaust (TV miniseries), 7h55
Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Michael Moriarty, Sam Wanamaker, Meryl Streep, James Woods
Roles Hans Helms
Rating80% 4.046724.046724.046724.046724.04672
A German Jewish family, the Weisses, consists of Dr. Josef Weiss (Fritz Weaver), the father; Berta Weiss (Rosemary Harris), the mother and talented pianist; Karl Weiss (James Woods), an artist who is married to a Christian woman named Inga Helms-Weiss (Meryl Streep); Rudi Weiss (Joseph Bottoms), an independent, rebellious soccer player; Anna Weiss (Blanche Baker), the young daughter; and Moses Weiss (Sam Wanamaker), Joseph's brother and a chemist from Warsaw. Throughout the series, each member of the Weiss family experiences hardships and are ultimately led to a terrible fate, with the exception of Rudi and Inga.