Michael Beck

Michael Beck

Highest Rated: 88% The Warriors (1979)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 4, 1949

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Growing up the third of nine children in a Memphis suburb, actor Michael Beck planned on a career in economics or athletics. He earned a football scholarship to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, but after being one of only 30 applicants chosen to attend the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England, Beck hopped on a plane and his career plans took a turn. His first big-screen appearance was as a Highway Thug in the 1971 film "The Hard Ride," for which he was not given a credit. His big break was still to come, when in 1979 he played Swan in the cult-favorite New York gang film "The Warriors." The very next year, Beck starred as Sonny Malone in the much-maligned roller skating fantasy-musical "Xanadu." His work on the film earned him a Razzie nomination for worst actor. Beck's post-"Xanadu" film work included roles in 1982's "Megaforce" and 1983's "The Golden Seal," but the bulk of his career has taken place on the small-screen, where he starred in numerous TV movies like "Deadly Game," "Stranger At My Door" and "Wes Craven's Chiller." Beck has also been featured on a number of popular TV series, including "JAG," "Walker, Texas Range" and "Nash Bridges." Of his short-lived film career, Beck has been quoted as saying: "The Warriors opened a lot of doors in film for me; which Xanadu then closed."

Highest rated movies

The Warriors
The Grace of Jake




80% 69% The Grace of Jake Henry Haynes (Character) $22.3K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madagascar Skipper (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet 82% Occident The Dutchman (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 44% The Jungle Book: Search for the Lost Treasure Prof. Gershwin Donovan (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 47% Forest Warrior Arlen Slaighter (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fade to Black Braith (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger at My Door Jimmy Lee Dancey (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 33% Deadly Game Peterson (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Only One Survived Paul Haskel (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Judgement Delaney (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Houston Knights Sgt. Levon Lundy (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 21% Houston: The Legend of Texas Jim Bowie (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 13% Chiller Miles Creighton (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 33% Blackout Mike Patterson (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rearview Mirror Jerry Sam Hopps (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 33% The Golden Seal Crawford (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 50% The Last Ninja Kenjiro Sakura (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 54% Triumphs of a Man Called Horse Koda (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 33% Warlords of the 21st Century Hunter (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fly Away Home Mark (Character) - 1981
0% 43% Megaforce Dallas (Character) - 1981
29% 58% Xanadu Sonny Malone (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Clarence Carnes (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 67% Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure John Alden (Character) - 1979
88% 88% The Warriors Swan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madman Unknown (Character) - 1979


No Score Yet 43% All Rise Nathan (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 88% Crusade Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 94% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989-1990 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Houston Knights Sgt. Levon Lundy (Character) 1987-1988