Michael Callan

Michael Callan

Highest Rated: 88% Cat Ballou (1965)

Lowest Rated: 0% Leprechaun 3 (1995)

Birthday: Nov 22, 1935

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Michael Callan's mother, apparently unenthused about his singing ability, offered to pay for dance lessons for her son. It was money well spent. At 15, he was dancing in nightclubs and at 19 was on stage on Broadway at the Royal Theater alongside Julie Andrews (her debut) in "The Boy Friend." He landed the part of gang leader Riff in the original Broadway production of "West Side Story" for director/choreographer Jerome Robbins in 1957. Talent agent Joyce Selznick found him there and a seven-year contract at Columbia Pictures followed. Callan lost the role of Riff to Russ Tamblyn for Robert Wise's film adaptation of "West Side Story" in 1961 due to contractual obligations at Columbia. With the musical slowly dying in popularity, Callan's talent as a song-and-dance man was shelved, and the studio was pushing him toward teen idol status through a variety of half-baked youth-oriented pictures in the 1960s. He did have success opposite Jane Fonda in "Cat Ballou" in 1965 and with Tony Curtis in the mob film "Lepke" in 1975, but it was television where Callan found his most consistent work. He had the lead role in the two seasons "Occasional Wife" aired in the late '60s and was a guest star on hugely popular shows like "Mary Tyler Moore," "Love, American Style," "Police Story," and "Fantasy Island" throughout the 1970s and '80s. His work slowed in the '90s but he is still active, appearing in the film "The Still Life" in 2007.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Road Unknown (Character) - 1997
0% 34% Leprechaun 3 Mitch (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 22% Freeway Lt. Boyle (Character) $106K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Hal Wallis (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Great Survivors Jerry (Character) - 1984
56% 45% Chained Heat Martin (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 4% Double Exposure Adrian Wilde (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Donner Pass: The Road to Survival William Eddy (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 32% The Cat and the Canary Paul Jones (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Record City Eddie (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 40% Lepke Robert Kane (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gift of Terror Steve (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frasier, the Sensuous Lion Marvin Feldman (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 22% The Magnificent Seven Ride! Noah Forbes (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 53% The Valachi Papers Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love American Style Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Name Only Steve Braden (Character) - 1969
88% 74% Cat Ballou Clay Boone (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Must Be Joking Lt. Tim Morton (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Interns Dr. Alec Considine (Character) - 1964
20% 82% The Victors Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet 13 West Street Chuck (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 38% The Interns Dr. Alec Considine (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 36% Bon Voyage! Unknown (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 53% Pepe Dancer (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 66% Gidget Goes Hawaiian Eddie Horner (Character) - 1961
86% 63% Mysterious Island Herbert Brown (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Because They're Young Griff Rimer (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Fontaines Rick Rias (Character) - 1959
80% 50% They Came to Cordura Pvt. Andrew Hetherington (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Million Motorcycles Director 2002-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1988
No Score Yet 98% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Otherworld Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet E/R Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1984 1978-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Tommy Galvin (Character) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Chuck Pellegrini (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Harvey (Character) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Tyler Edwards (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964

QUOTES FROM Michael Callan CHARACTERS

Clay Boone says: He did it. He missed the barn.

Clay Boone says: He did it! He missed the barn!