Michael Tucker (I)

Michael Tucker (I)

Highest Rated: 92% The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Lowest Rated: 5% 'Til There Was You (1997)

Birthday: Feb 6, 1945

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA more

The product of a large, loud Baltimore family, Michael Tucker was fourteen when he first concentrated his excess energy into acting, appearing as a "Lost Boy" in a community theatre production of Peter Pan. On the advice of a high school teacher, Tucker enrolled in the drama department at Carnegie Tech., were he rapidly became one of the prize students. From 1966 through 1976, Tucker played an exhausting variety of roles with such regional companies as the Long Wharf Theater, the Milwaukee Rep and Washington's Arena Stage, supplementing his income as a college acting coach (During his days in Milwaukee, Tucker claimed that he'd previously been the youngest stand-up comedian on the Catskills circuit; then again, he also claimed to be three years younger than he actually was). He made his Broadway bow in a 1976 revival of Trelawny of the Wells. Two years later he began his film career, which gained momentum after his portrayal of restaurateur Bagel in Barry Levinson's Diner (1982) and peaked with solid roles in such Woody Allen films as The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) and Radio Days (1986). In 1986, Tucker began an eight-season run as Stuart Markowitz on the prime-time TV hit LA Law. The series was produced by Tucker's onetime Carnegie classmate Stephen Bochco, and co-starred Mrs. Tucker, aka actress Jill Eikenberry, who reteamed with her husband in the made-for-TV films Assault and Matrimony (1987) and The Secret Life of Archie's Wife (1990). Outside of LA Law, Michael Tucker's most prestigious TV assignment thus far has been the role of refugee scientist Leo Szilard in Day One, a 1989 docudrama about the Manhattan Project.

Highest Rated Movies



61% Fightville Director 2012
No Score Yet 25 Hill Bank Manager 2011
No Score Yet Checking Out Actor 2010
75% Cold Souls Theatre Director $0.8M 2009
No Score Yet Bulletproof Salesman Director 2008
No Score Yet The Happiest Day of His Life Actor 2007
No Score Yet Emile Norman: By His Own Design Producer 2006
No Score Yet Peace Kids: The China Trip Actor 2005
No Score Yet If Only Actor 2004
No Score Yet L.A. Law: The Movie Stuart Markowitz 2002
No Score Yet Growing Up Brady Sherwood Schwartz 2000
5% 'Til There Was You Saul 1997
20% D2: The Mighty Ducks Tibbles 1994
37% For Love or Money Wegman 1993
No Score Yet A Town Torn Apart Dennis Littky 1992
No Score Yet In the Nick of Time Actor 1991
No Score Yet Too Young to Die Buddy Thornton 1990
No Score Yet Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child Peter Stillwell 1990
No Score Yet Runaway Heart Walter 1990
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Archie's Wife Actor 1990
No Score Yet Spy Tony Cooper 1989
20% Checking Out Harry Lardner 1989
No Score Yet Day One Leo Szilard 1989
No Score Yet Assault and Matrimony Edgar 1987
77% Tin Men Actor 1987
89% Radio Days Father 1987
No Score Yet Legends - Live at Montreux 1997 Bagel 1987
92% The Purple Rose of Cairo Gil's Agent 1985
No Score Yet The Goodbye People Michael Silverman 1983
92% Diner Bagel 1982
No Score Yet Vampire Actor 1979
50% Eyes of Laura Mars Bert 1978
No Score Yet A Night Full of Rain Friend 1978
91% An Unmarried Woman Fred 1978


No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Judging Amy
Judge Jack Feinstein 2005
No Score Yet Family Law
Howard Newman 2001
No Score Yet The Practice
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
88% Nowhere Man (1995)
Dr. Bellamy 1995
No Score Yet L.A. Law
Stuart Markowitz 1994
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
Cat Dave 1984
No Score Yet American Playhouse
8% Conrad Bloom


Robert "Boogie" Sheftell says: Nobody bets 2,000 dollars and doesn't remember.

Bagel says: Nobody bets 2,000 dollars and doesn't remember.

Robert "Boogie" Sheftell says: Look, the game's a lock.

Robert 'Boogie' Sheftell says: Look, the game's a lock.

Bagel says: Nothing's lock, Boog. Nothing's a lock.

Narrator says: Then there were my father and mother, two people who could find an argument in any subject.

Father says: Wait, you think the Atlantic is a greater ocean than the Pacific?

Mother says: No. Have it your way. The Pacific is greater.

Narrator says: I mean, how many people argue over oceans?