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Michael C. Gwynne

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Birthday: Oct 01, 1942

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Michael Gwynne's father, Frankie Kaye, was a big band leader for most of his life, but when the popularity of the genre faded in the 1950s, he became a driving instructor and salesman. Understandably embittered, he was against his son entering the music industry, but young Gwynne was hypnotized by top 40 rock radio. By age 18 he was on the air as a DJ in Canada, where he worked for four years before returning to the United States, logging time in Mississippi, Alabama, California and New York, where he also took acting lessons from famed drama coach Stella Adler. His rise to DJ fame was accelerated in 1965 when, as part of a radio promotional stunt, Gwynne drummed for 92 hours straight, setting a new world record. While on vacation in Hollywood in 1969, Gwynne met Jerrold Freedman, then a producer at Universal Studios. After discussing their shared love of jazz, Gwynne mentioned his desire to act. Three weeks later, Freedman brought him to the Universal lot, where Gwynne received his first television part. A regular guest star for the next two decades, Gwynne's acting appearances became less frequent in the 1990s, as he instead concentrated on writing screenplays when not sitting in on drums with jazz bands all over New York.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 46% Nostradamus Astrologer La Font (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 38% Dillinger and Capone Perkins (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 20% Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Pete Myers (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Night, Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston Connors (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 24% The Last of the Finest Anthony Reece (Character) $991.3K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unholy Matrimony Lt. Al Kerns (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 15% Houston: The Legend of Texas Mosely Baker (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Raoul Walsh (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 18% The Calendar Girl Murders Krell (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet He's Not Your Son Dr. Langtry (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Water Rebels Unknown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thou Shalt Not Kill Roebuck (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 20% Harry Tracy David Merrill (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Eagle John Servasco (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Encounter John Servasco (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Victims Attorney Walters (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of L.A. Walter Kiner (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some Kind of Miracle Dr. Mark Spencer (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 27% Special Delivery Graff (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matt Helm Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Healers Dr. Anton Balinowski (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 43% Harry in Your Pocket Fence (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 40% A Cold Night's Death Val Adams (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thief Junkie (Character) - 1971

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Client Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 98% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Farley (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972

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