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Paul Michael Glaser is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 25 march 1943 at Cambridge (USA)

Paul Michael Glaser

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Birth name Paul Manfred Glaser
Nationality USA
Birth 25 march 1943 (77 years) at Cambridge (USA)

Paul Michael Glaser (born March 25, 1943) is an American actor and director perhaps best known for his role as Detective David Starsky on the 1970s television series, Starsky & Hutch. Glaser also appeared as Captain Jack Steeper on the NBC series Third Watch from 2004 to 2005.


Early life
Glaser, the youngest of three children, was born Paul Manfred Glaser in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Dorothy and Samuel Glaser, who was an architect. Glaser attended the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. He then transferred to the Cambridge School of Weston, and went to Tulane University, where he was roommates with film director Bruce Paltrow, and earned a Master's degree in English and theater in 1966. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He earned a second master's degree from Boston University in acting and directing in 1967.

After appearing in several Broadway productions, Glaser appeared in his first feature film in 1971, playing Perchik in the film version of Fiddler on the Roof. He first gained notice on television playing Dr. Peter Chernak on the daytime series Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, and made guest appearances on shows such as The Waltons, The Streets of San Francisco and The Rockford Files, but found fame playing Detective David Starsky opposite David Soul in the television show Starsky and Hutch, of which he directed several episodes. It ran for four seasons (1975–1979) on ABC.

After the series, Glaser continued to act on television and in films, and directed the 1987 movie The Running Man starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as well as the 1992 movie The Cutting Edge. He also directed episodes of several well-known TV series, including Miami Vice, Robbery Homicide Division and Judging Amy. Glaser returned to the big screen in 2003 in Something's Gotta Give, as Diane Keaton's ex-husband, and with a brief cameo in the 2004 film version of Starsky & Hutch, where his old role was reprised by Ben Stiller. He also directed the children's film Kazaam starring Shaquille O'Neal. On November 30, 2007, Glaser starred as Captain Hook in a pantomime version of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, Kent, England. He took the lead role in the 2008 pantomime season at Sunderland's Empire Theatre. He guest starred in an episode of CBS's The Mentalist on October 1, 2009 titled "The Scarlet Letter". In 2013, Glaser revisited Fiddler on the Roof in a UK stage production on national tour, this time playing the lead character Tevye.

In addition to television, film, and theater, Glaser is an avid photographer, writes poetry and is currently working on several children's novels.

Personal life
Glaser has been married twice. He married his first wife, Elizabeth (Meyer) Glaser, in 1980. In August 1981, Elizabeth contracted HIV through a blood transfusion while giving birth to the couple's first child, Ariel. Elizabeth did not find out about the virus until four years later, at which time both Ariel and son Jake (born October 1984) were also found to be HIV positive. Ariel Glaser died in August 1988; Elizabeth Glaser died in 1994, after cofounding the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation with friends Susan DeLaurentis and Susie Zeegen. After Elizabeth's death, Glaser served as chairman of the foundation until 2002 and remains Honorary Chairman, roles in which he has testified before the United States Congress and met with national leaders, as well as headlining annual fundraisers for the organization.

Glaser married producer Tracy Barone in 1996; the couple had a daughter, Zoe, on 7 October 1997. Glaser filed for divorce in June 2007, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for ending his 10-year marriage. He was seeking joint legal and physical custody of their daughter.

Best films

Double Impact (1991)
Butterflies Are Free (1972)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Michael Glaser (24 films)

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LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about toys
Actors Ryan McPartlin, Yvonne Strahovski, Jeff Bennett, Roger Rose, Paul Michael Glaser, Gregg Berger
Roles Kjeld Playwell (voice)
Rating57% 2.8514652.8514652.8514652.8514652.851465
The film starts with a man named Clutch Powers, with the Thunder Driller, looking for a power crystal. He sees a variety of them, but finally sees a large one. He grabs it and suddenly, the Queen Rock Monster wakes up and chases Clutch to her underground headquarters. Clutch escapes, and returns to Lego City and hands the crystal to his boss Kjeld Playwell (Paul Michael Glaser) who assigns him some new teammates: Brick Masterson (Roger Rose), a firefighter, weapons specialist, and demolition expert; Peg Mooring (Yvonne Strahovski) a biologist, and Bernie von Beam (Jeff Bennett) an engineer. Playwell informs of an incident in the Space Police prison planet when chaos occurs regarding to the imprisonment of the three most wanted criminals in the Lego galaxy. Clutch and his team investigate the situation at once, despite the team's lack of cooperation and Clutch's intent of working alone. They soon arrive at the planet.
Live! (2007)
, 1h32
Directed by Bill Guttentag
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television, La téléréalité
Actors Eva Mendes, David Krumholtz, Robert Brown, Andre Braugher, Eric Lively, Katie Cassidy Rodgers
Roles Network President
Rating58% 2.948792.948792.948792.948792.94879
Television executive Katy (Eva Mendes) develops what she hopes will become the most watched television show of all time, the ultimate game show called Live! where six contestants play Russian roulette with a revolver with six chambers loaded with one live cartridge and five dummy cartridges. During the show, after the cylinder is randomly turned, the six will fire the gun one by one pointed at their head, without intermediate extra turning of the cylinder, until one is killed. At first the idea is to give each of the six contestants $1,000,000, but while there are more applicants at the auditions than expected, they are suicidal people. This is not desired, the contestants should want to live; therefore the prize is raised to $5,000,000 each for the surviving contestants, while the family of the killed contestant does not get any prize.
Starsky & Hutch, 1h41
Directed by Todd Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Juliette Lewis, Snoop Dogg, Fred Williamson
Roles Original Starsky
Rating60% 3.0483853.0483853.0483853.0483853.048385
The movie takes place in 1975. The story centers around two cops who eagerly work for the Bay City Police Department. Detective David Starsky (Ben Stiller) is a loud, macho acting cop who loves his Ford Gran Torino, and recklessly pursues people for minor offenses, and Detective Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson (Owen Wilson), is a cool easy-going cop, who sometimes actually works alongside criminals, claiming to be undercover, to investigate their activity. The two cops are made partners, almost as punishment for their recent shenanigans. While the two are wary of each other from the beginning, Jewish-American drug kingpin, Reese Feldman (Vince Vaughn), and his partner-in-crime, Kevin (Jason Bateman), are planning to bring in a shipment of drugs worth millions of dollars. They have developed a new type of cocaine which is untraceable in scent and taste. When Feldman finds out that one of his drug pushers failed a drug transport operation, he kills him and leaves the body in the ocean.
Something's Gotta Give, 2h8
Directed by Nancy Meyers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau
Roles Dave
Rating66% 3.349533.349533.349533.349533.34953
Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) is a wealthy New York music mogul who has had a 40-year habit of dating women under 30, including his latest conquest, Marin Klein (Amanda Peet). The two drive to her mother's Hamptons beach house expecting to be alone, but are surprised by Marin's mother, successful playwright Erica Barry (Diane Keaton), who is there with her sister Zoe (Frances McDormand).
And Never Let Her Go, 3h20
Directed by Peter Levin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Mark Harmon, Rachel Ward, Kathryn Morris, David Hewlett, Paul Michael Glaser
Roles Frank Guliata
Rating60% 3.0038553.0038553.0038553.0038553.003855
Sans nouvelles de leur sœur Anne-Marie Fahey, secrétaire au bureau du gouverneur, Kathleen et Brian font appel à la police pour la retrouver.
Derrick contre Superman, 16minutes
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Horst Tappert, Fritz Wepper, Roger Hanin, Roger Moore, Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul
Roles Starsky (archive footage)
Rating70% 3.5006953.5006953.5006953.5006953.500695
1992 : la chaîne de télévision La Cinq disparaît tragiquement, Derrick essaye de la sauver en contactant des héros tels que le capitaine Kirk, Starsky et Hutch, Navarro. Mais ses plans sont contrecarrés par Superman, aidé par Numéro 6 (comprenez M6) et Roger Moore, qui le met hors d'état de nuire.
Princess Daisy (miniseries), 3h10
Directed by Waris Hussein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Lindsay Wagner, Paul Michael Glaser, Robert Urich, Claudia Cardinale, Rupert Everett, Sada Thompson
Roles North
Rating65% 3.257723.257723.257723.257723.25772
Princess Daisy tells the story of a young girl who is sent to England to live with her father, Prince Valenski, after her mother's death in a car crash. Unfortunately, Daisy is immediately separated from her twin sister Dani, who is a special needs child not accepted by their father. When Daisy turns 16, their father dies in a plane accident. The girl is forced to take care of her life herself, especially when her half-brother starts seeing in her more than just a sister.
Wait 'Till Your Mother Gets Home, 1h37
Directed by Bill Persky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Paul Michael Glaser, Dee Wallace, Robert Jayne, David Doyle, Joseph Lawrence, Peggy McCay
Roles Bob Peters
Rating62% 3.145063.145063.145063.145063.14506
Robert "Bob" Peters Sr. (Paul Michael Glaser) works as a High School football coach, and physical education teacher to support his family financially while his wife Patricia "Pat" Peters (Dee Wallace) fulfills her full-time duties as a stay-at-home mom. Each day, Pat takes care of their three lovely but lively children by the names of Jennifer (Tamar Howard), Robert Jr. (Robert Jayne), and Christopher (Joseph Lawrence), but still manages to tend to husband Bob's actual needs, and wants, as soon as he comes home from work everyday. Now without any gain of support, Pat now has constantly growing frustrations, also is now completely stressed out, and without rest, with the status questioning now in her life are not being helped by her husband Bob finally winning the election for the "Man of the Year Award".
Absence of Malice, 1h56
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Luther Adler, Barry Primus
Rating68% 3.4490453.4490453.4490453.4490453.449045
Miami liquor wholesaler Michael Gallagher (Newman), who is the son of a deceased criminal, awakes one day to find himself a front-page story in the local newspaper, indicating that he is being investigated in the disappearance and presumed murder of a local longshoreman union official, Joey Diaz.
Phobia (1980)
, 1h34
Directed by John Huston
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Paul Michael Glaser, Susan Hogan, John Colicos, Fritz Weaver, Alexandra Stewart, Sean Scully
Roles Dr. Peter Ross
Rating39% 1.9911351.9911351.9911351.9911351.991135
Psychiatrist Dr. Peter Ross (Glaser) M.D., is using radical techniques on his patients to cure them of their various phobias. He becomes terrified when someone starts murdering the subjects one at a time.
Starsky and Hutch on Playboy Island
Directed by George McCowan
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Joan Collins, Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul, Samantha Eggar
Rating72% 3.620653.620653.620653.620653.62065
Starsky and Hutch investigate a series of murders among the delegates for a convention, which takes place on a tropical island.