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Michael Dudikoffi is a Actor American born on 8 october 1954 at Redondo Beach (USA)

Michael Dudikoffi

Michael Dudikoffi
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Birth name Michael Joseph Stephen Dudikoffi
Nationality USA
Birth 8 october 1954 (69 years) at Redondo Beach (USA)

Michael Joseph Dudikoff (born October 8, 1954) is an American actor who has been in numerous films, including the American Ninja series (1985–1990), Tron (1982), Bachelor Party (1984), Platoon Leader (1988), River of Death (1989), Soldier Boyz (1996), Ringmaster (1998) and The Silencer (1999).


Early life
Dudikoff comes from a large family. His father, Michael Joseph Dudikoff, was from a Christian Orthodox family from Russia, and served in the Army before marrying Dudikoff’s mother, a French-Canadian native from Quebec who was extremely talented on the piano. The couple moved to California and had five children. Dudikoff is the fourth of the group.

Dudikoff graduated from West High School in Torrance, California and was studying child psychology at Harbor College, when he was discovered as a model. During this time, he also worked at a rehabilitation center for abused youth called Cedar House. He waited tables at Beachbum Burt’s in Redondo Beach, California to pay for his education.

During lunch one day, Dudikoff served Max Evans, a fashion editor with Esquire magazine, who came in with some models. Evans asked Dudikoff to walk in a Newport Beach fashion show, and his mother encouraged him to try it out.

After a couple of successful runways, Dudikoff retained an agent at the Mary Webb Davis Agency in Los Angeles. Dudikoff soon entered the high fashion world and counted Calvin Klein and GQ among his clients. He moved quickly to international print modeling and traveled between New York, Los Angeles, and Milan by his late 20s.

Film career
Dudikoff soon began acting, and he starred in several commercials for companies, including Coppertone, Coca-Cola for Japan, Army Reserve and Stridex.

His first television role took place after a meeting with theatrical agent Sid Craig. It was at this time that he landed the part as Joanie’s first boyfriend in the American sitcom Happy Days. Other television work included roles in Dallas, Gimme a Break!, and a Columbia Pictures movie-of-the-week called Sawyer & Finn.
He was also in Bounty Hunters. He is widely recognized for playing the character Private Joe Armstrong in the American Ninja (1985). There were five movies in the American Ninja series of which Dudikoff appears in the first, second and fourth films.

Other Dudikoff films include Tron (1982), Uncommon Valor (1983), Bachelor Party (1984), Avenging Force (1986), River of Death (1989), The Human Shield (1991), Chain of Command (1994), Soldier Boyz (1996), Bounty Hunters (1996), Ringmaster (1998), The Silencer (1999), In Her Defense (1999), Gale Force (2002) and Quicksand (2002).

Dudikoff mentioned in an interview with TRASHOTHEK in September 2012 that he had a desire to be in The Expendables 3. He also hinted at a possible sequel to American Ninja and Avenging Force.

Private life
Dudikoff mentors other actors and participates in martial arts, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He began his training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Rorion Gracie and stays connected with the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighting circuit, including Rigan Machado, an eighth degree red and black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and former world champion.

Dudikoff is married and has two children. The Dudikoffs also own two chihuahuas. He can speak a little Russian.

Best films

Bachelor Party (1984)

Usually with

Avi Lerner
Avi Lerner
(8 films)
Menahem Golan
Menahem Golan
(6 films)
Yoram Globus
Yoram Globus
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Dudikoffi (37 films)

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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, 1h46
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Menahem Golan, Molly Ringwald, Yoram Globus, Dolph Lundgren, Bo Derek, Marina Sirtis
Roles Self - Actor
Rating73% 3.6959053.6959053.6959053.6959053.695905
Mélangeant interviews, extraits de films et images d’archives, ce documentaire retrace l’histoire de la société de production Cannon Films, créée par Menahem Golan et Yoram Globus. Dans les années 1980, ces deux producteurs ont sans aucun doute produit les plus grands nanars du cinéma, s’emparant de force de la machine hollywoodienne, et changeant à jamais l’histoire du cinéma bis.
The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films, 1h26
Origin Israel
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Charles Bronson
Roles Self
Rating64% 3.24223.24223.24223.24223.2422
In the 1980s, two Israeli cousins (Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus) had an impact on Hollywood by producing over 300 films and starting one of the most successful independent production companies, Cannon Films. Their complex and differing personalities made them successful and eventually led to their downfall.
Olympus Has Fallen, 1h59
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films, White House in fiction
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser
Roles Mr. Smith (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.248873.248873.248873.248873.24887
Former Special Forces soldier Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is the lead U.S. Secret Service agent assigned to head the U.S. Presidential detail. Banning maintains a personal, friendly relationship with President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), First Lady Margaret (Ashley Judd) and their son Connor (Finley Jacobsen). During a snowy Christmas evening drive from Camp David to a campaign fundraiser, the car transporting the First Family crashes; Banning saves Asher, but Margaret dies.
Quicksand (2002)
, 1h32
Directed by Sam Firstenberg
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, Brooke Theiss, Richard Kind, Dan Hedaya, Pamela Salem, Sameer Dharmadhikari
Roles Bill Turner
Rating44% 2.2434952.2434952.2434952.2434952.243495
When military psychiatrist Bill Turner (Michael Dudikoff) falls for a general's daughter, a dark conspiracy threatens to swallow up everyone involved. Turner's relationship with his new patient, Marine sergeant Randi Stewart (Brooke Theiss), begins to reach well beyond the typical doctor/patient bond, as he soon discovers that she is involved in a far-stretching political conspiracy but can't tell if she is the victim or the perpetrator. Randi's brother, Gordon Stewart is running for political office when their father General Stewart (Dan Hedaya) is murdered and Randi becomes the main suspect. When Turner's feelings toward Randi grow he has to deal with her being a possible murderer. But Turner would more than anything not find out, which leads him getting sucked deeper and deeper into the "Quicksand".
In Her Defense, 1h34
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Actors Marlee Matlin, Michael Dudikoffi, Daniel Pilon, Sophie Lorain
Roles Andrew Garfield
Rating53% 2.656132.656132.656132.656132.65613
Lawyer Andrew Garfield begins having an affair with a deaf woman, played by Marlee Matlin, when one day her husband catches them. Andrew Garfield then kills him. From then on in the film, the lawyer must defend his lover who's blamed for the murder that he committed himself.
Fugitive Mind, 1h34
Directed by Fred Olen Ray
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, Heather Langenkamp, Michele Greene, David Hedison, Barry Newman, Ian Ogilvy
Roles Robert Dean
Rating46% 2.3362952.3362952.3362952.3362952.336295
Alors qu'il est un ingénieur à la vie de famille parfaitement réglée, Robert Dean perd la mémoire. Il réalise alors qu'il est manipulé pour commettre des meurtres au nom d'une mystérieuse association. Dès lors, il va traquer ceux qui s'en sont pris à lui et qui ont d'autres projets sinistres à lui confier.
Ringmaster (1998)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jaime Pressly, William McNamara, Molly Hagan, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tangie Ambrose, Thea Vidale
Roles Rusty
Rating33% 1.657731.657731.657731.657731.65773
There are three ongoing plots in the film. The primary one surrounds a white trash, trailer park family in which the daughter is sleeping with her mother's husband, prompting the mother to constantly try to outdo her promiscuous daughter's behavior out of spite, including sleeping with her daughter's boyfriend. The secondary plot revolves around an urban black woman whose boyfriend is sleeping with her two best friends, but the three are united against the boyfriend when he begins sleeping with the daughter of the above-mentioned family. The third plot revolves around Jerry and the show itself, detailing the difficulty Jerry faces in trying to come to terms with his rather dubious claim to fame, and the staff's utter amazement at the bizarre stories they must deal with.
Black Thunder, 1h21
Directed by Rick Jacobson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, Richard Norton, Catherine Bell, Frederic Forrest, John Furey, Nancy Valen
Roles Vince
Rating37% 1.8820251.8820251.8820251.8820251.882025
L'armée de l'air américaine vient de mettre au point un nouvel avion de chasse extrêmement perfectionné dont la particularité est d'être invisible à lœeil humain. Quand des terroristes libyens subtilisent l'appareil, c'est le pilote Vince Connors qui est envoyé en mission pour le récupérer... à sa manière !
The Shooter, 1h31
Directed by Fred Olen Ray
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, William Smith, Andrew Stevens, Kane Hodder
Roles Michael Atherton
Rating50% 2.50952.50952.50952.50952.5095
Soldier Boyz, 1h30
Directed by Louis Morneau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tyrin Turner, Jacqueline Obradors, Channon Roe, Demetrius Navarro
Roles Major Howard Toliver
Rating43% 2.168152.168152.168152.168152.16815
The film shows a scene of a girl being kidnapped from a charity plane by Vietnamese rebels (a U.N. supplies [as in food and medicine] plane) in Vietnam. Then we are taken to the United States to a detention center in Los Angeles where the warden of the center and 6 of the toughest prisoners are hired to rescue the girl, whose name is Gabrielle Presscott, daughter of Jameson Prescott, CEO and billionaire. Warden Toliver and prisoners (by last name only, their first names are never revealed) Butts and Monster (black youths), Lopez and Vasquez (Latino youths, with Vasquez being a girl), and Brophy and Lamb (white youths). The group travels to Vietnam with three days to rescue Gabrielle, spending one day to train and the rest of the days to find her.
Chain of Command, 1h33
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, R. Lee Ermey, Eli Danker, Yosef Shiloach
Roles Merrill Ross
Rating42% 2.1299452.1299452.1299452.1299452.129945
Quelque part au Moyen-Orient… Employé par les services secrets américains, l'agent spécial Merrill Ross est soupçonné d'être un agent double à la solde d'un puissant état pétrolier. Pris au piège d'une situation explosive, seul face aux autorités locales et à ses supérieurs, il n'a personne à qui faire confiance. Il ne lui reste qu'une solution : trouver et éliminer les véritables traîtres…
Rescue Me
Rescue Me (1993)

Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Stephen Dorff, Michael Dudikoffi, Ami Dolenz, Peter DeLuise, William Lucking, Liz Torres
Roles Daniel 'Mac' MacDonald
Rating50% 2.5081052.5081052.5081052.5081052.508105
Synopsis Un jeune garçon secrètement éprit d'une fille de son lycée n'écoute que son courage en partant à sa recherche le jour où deux malfrats l'enlève sous ses yeux à la suite d'un deal avorté. Tenant pour responsable l'homme à l'origine de l'échange, il le convainc de faire équipe ensemble et de l'aider à retrouver l'amour de sa vie.
Rescue Me
Rescue Me (1993)
, 1h35
Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, Stephen Dorff, Ami Dolenz, Dee Wallace, William Lucking, Peter DeLuise
Roles Daniel 'Mac' MacDonald
Rating50% 2.5081052.5081052.5081052.5081052.508105
Un jeune garçon secrètement éprit d'une fille de son lycée n'écoute que son courage en partant à sa recherche le jour où deux malfrats l'enlève sous ses yeux à la suite d'un deal avorté. Tenant pour responsable l'homme à l'origine de l'échange, il le convainc de faire équipe ensemble et de l'aider à retrouver l'amour de sa vie.
The Human Shield, 1h28
Directed by Ted Post
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, Tommy Hinkley, Uri Gavriel
Roles Doug Matthews
Rating45% 2.27222.27222.27222.27222.2722
The film begins in Northern Iraq, in 1985, during the Iran-Iraq War. Colonel Doug Matthews (Dudikoff), a U.S. Marine hired to help train Iraqi troops to fight off the Iranians, arrives somewhere in the northern part of Iraq only to discover that Iraqi troops are killing people in the nearby village. Doug disagrees with this and attacks Dallai, the leader of the Iraqi troops, but loses. Five years later, in August, at Baghdad Airport, the news reports that Iraq has invaded Kuwait and that all foreign nationals are to be evacuated. However, Ben Matthews (Tommy Hinkley), Doug's diabetic brother, who is a teacher, is taken away from his wife and child by Iraqi guards for interrogation and is held hostage to lure Doug in to a trap.