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Michael Tucker (I)



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
59% Fightville
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet 25 Hill
  • Bank Manager
2011
No Score Yet Checking Out
  • Actor
2010
75% Cold Souls
  • Theatre Director
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 L.A. Law: The Movie
  • Stuart Markowitz
2002
No Score Yet Growing Up Brady
  • Sherwood Schwartz
2000
5% 'Til There Was You
  • Saul
1997
21% D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • Tibbles
1994
32% For Love or Money
  • Wegman
1993
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 Your Alcohol I.Q. - Celebrities Challenge the Moderation Generation
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Assault and Matrimony
  • Edgar
1987
79% Tin Men
  • Actor
1987
88% Radio Days
  • Father
1987
No Score Yet Legends - Live at Montreux 1997
  • Bagel
1987
No Score Yet L.A. Law
  • Actor
1986
91% The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • Gil's Agent
1985
No Score Yet The Goodbye People
  • Michael Silverman
1983
91% Diner
  • Bagel
1982
47% Eyes of Laura Mars
  • Bert
1978
No Score Yet A Night Full of Rain
  • Friend
1978
89% An Unmarried Woman
  • Fred
1978

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