David Soul

David Soul

  • Highest Rated: 89% Salem's Lot (1979)
  • Lowest Rated: 62% Starsky & Hutch (2004)
  • Birthday: Aug 28, 1943
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • The son of a Chicago minister, actor David Soul actually launched his career as a folk singer. Born David Richard Solbert on August 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, David moved to Mexico during his youth, when his father took a lengthy assignment as diplomatic advisor for the U.S. State Department. The experience (and the Mexican environment) engendered in young Solberg a permanent love of indigenous folk music. For the remainder of his youth, the whole world was Soul's backyard as his father was transferred from post to post during the 1950s and early 1960s. The blossoming performer could never quite shake either his inbred wanderlust (he attended Augustana College in South Dakota, the University of the Americas in New Mexico, and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis) or his musical inclinations. After impulsively deciding to become a stage performer, and studying with the legendary Uta Hagen in New York, Soul definitively opted to embark upon a singing career. From 1966 to 1967, the performer turned up as the hooded "mystery singer" on the syndicated television talkfest The Merv Griffin Show. At about the same time, Soul also landed gigs opening for musical acts including Frank Zappa, The Lovin' Spoonful and The Byrds. The singer's decision, not long after, to finally remove his "mask" on television and reveal himself to the public backfired; it took away the novelty, and made it eminently more difficult for Soul to book concerts. Taking this as a cue, the actor returned to television, and was cast as Joshua Bolt on the 1968 TV adventure series Here Come the Brides, co-starring with another promising vocalist, Bobby Sherman. While Sherman became an instant teen idol, Soul would not truly hit it big until 1976, when he was cast as urban cop David Starsky and teamed with Paul Michael Glaser on the cop series Starsky and Hutch (1975-79). During the series and immediately following its cancellation, Soul attempted to trade off of his tube success by revitalizing his recording career, but did so with intermittent success; his syrupy ballad "Don't Give Up on Us" (parodied by Owen Wilson years later during a scene in the 2004 big-screen movie Starsky & Hutch) peaked at #1 in 1977 and became an FM and then AM radio staple for decades, but his albums charted much lower and did little to further his musical success.The actor went on to star in the TV weeklies Casablanca (1983, in the Bogart role!), The Yellow Rose (1983-84), Unsub (1989), and the telemovie adventure Pentathalon (1994). He also made a cameo alongside Glaser at the conclusion of the aforementioned Starsky & Hutch movie. Married several times, Soul's ex-wives include Karen Carlson, Lynn Marta, and Julia Nickson.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Secret Of The Sahara Actor 2015
86% Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) Hutton $0.4M 2010
No Score Yet Puritan Actor 2005
No Score Yet Jerry Springer: The Opera Actor 2005
62% Starsky & Hutch Actor $87.2M 2004
No Score Yet Tabloid Actor 2004
No Score Yet Swan Song Actor 2002
No Score Yet Terror in the Mall Roger 1998
No Score Yet Pentathlon Mueller 1994
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing Truman York 1992
No Score Yet Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive Sam Haney 1992
No Score Yet In the Cold of the Night Dr. Frieberg 1991
No Score Yet L'Enlèvement de Peggy Ann Bradnick Terry Anderson 1991
No Score Yet Tides of War Martin Henkle 1990
No Score Yet Prime Target Armetage 1989
No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders Michael "Mike" Lee Platt 1988
No Score Yet Appointment with Death Jefferson Cope 1988
No Score Yet The Hanoi Hilton Maj. Oldham 1987
No Score Yet The Key to Rebecca Actor 1985
No Score Yet Through Naked Eyes William Parrish 1983
No Score Yet World War III Lieutenant Colonel Jake Caffey 1982
No Score Yet The Manions of America Caleb 1981
No Score Yet Homeward Bound Actor 1980
No Score Yet Rage! Actor 1980
89% Salem's Lot Ben Mears 1979
No Score Yet Little Ladies of the Night Actor 1977
No Score Yet Dogpound Shuffle Pritt 1975
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Flight 412 Bishop 1974
82% Magnum Force Officer John Davis 1973
67% Johnny Got His Gun Swede 1971

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Inspector Lewis
2007-2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Paul Yelland
  • 2012
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Jordan Barnett Wes McSorley
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Hitchhiker
1983-1991
Cooper
  • 1989
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Director
  • 1984
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Det. Ken `Hutch' Hutchinson Director
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Ted
  • 1976
  • 1974
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Ike
  • 1975
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Szabo Daborba
  • 1971
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Roy Harris
  • 1971
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Orderly
  • 1967
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Makora
  • 1967
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Guest

QUOTES FROM David Soul CHARACTERS

Ben Mears
But you remember that even then...that house had a reputation for being a haunted house?
Ben Mears
But you remember that even then, that house had a reputation for being a haunted house?
Jason Burke
Every town has one.
Ben Mears
I went up there once; on a dare. You know how kids are. I was sweating scared. I sneaked around. Got into the house--
Ben Mears
I went up there once, on a dare. You know how kids are. I was sweating scared. I sneaked around. Got into the house.
Jason Burke
What did you see?
Ben Mears
Ghosts...everything; every sound, every shadow. I'm not sure what I saw. I think I saw Hubie Marsten...hanging by his neck. His face green, his eyes puffed shut...his hands livid. It was ghastly. And then he opened his eyes and he looked at me. He looked at me...and I took off and I ran. I ran as fast as I could. I've never forgotten that.
Ben Mears
Ghosts, everything; every sound, every shadow. I'm not sure what I saw. I think I saw Hubie Marsten hanging by his neck. His face green, his eyes puffed shut his hands livid. It was ghastly. And then he opened his eyes and he looked at me. He looked at me, and I took off and I ran. I ran as fast as I could. I've never forgotten that.
Ben Mears
I think that an evil house attracts evil men.
Jason Burke
But if a house attracts evil men...
Jason Burke
But if a house attracts evil men.
Ben Mears
Why did it attract me?
Ben Mears
Jason, do you believe a thing...can be inherently evil?
Ben Mears
Jason, do you believe a thing can be inherently evil?
Jason Burke
I've seen trees that look like tortured spirits.
Ben Mears
A house. The Marsten house for instance. Can it be evil in its stone foundations, in its wooden beams? - In the glass of its windows? - In the plaster of its ceilings? ...Evil.
Ben Mears
A house. The Marsten house for instance. Can it be evil in its stone foundations, in its wooden beams? In the glass of its windows? In the plaster of its ceilings? Evil.
Ben Mears
They've found us again...Another has found us.
Ben Mears
They've found us again. Another has found us.
Mark Petrie
We have to go further.
Ben Mears
Not yet.
Ben Mears
Bless this cross in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost; no atheists with false thoughts. The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me...He maketh me to lie down in; beside still water. He maketh me to lie down. He maketh me...He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He restoreth my soul...He leadeth me in the paths of the righteousness for His name's sake...Bill! Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil. Bill! I will fear no evil. Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Ben Mears
Bless this cross in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost; no atheists with false thoughts. The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me. He maketh me to lie down in; beside still water. He maketh me to lie down. He maketh me. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of the righteousness for His name's sake. Bill! Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil. Bill! I will fear no evil. Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Richard Straker
You have some expertise.
Ben Mears
No, not really. I just happen to know something about silver. My aunt had some Georgian and we had to sell it when she died.
Richard Straker
What an unfortunate way to acquire knowledge.
Jason Burke
What do you remember, Mike?
Mike
Singing.
Jason Burke
Singing?
Mike
Sweetest singing I ever heard...and a feeling like drowning...and eyes...eyes--
Mike
Sweetest singing I ever heard, and a feeling like drowning, and eyes...eyes.
Jason Burke
Whose eyes?
Mike
Bright...scary.
Mike
Bright, scary.
Ben Mears
Whose?
Mike
Don't remember.
Jason Burke
Marsten House still the center of the story?
Ben Mears
Yep.
Jason Burke
How about the Glick boys? You connect them with the house?
Ben Mears
Everything in Salem's Lot is connected to that house. You can see it from every part of the town. It's like a beacon throwing off an energy force.