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Michael Dudikoff

Lowest Rated:   0% American Ninja (1985)
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Birthplace:   Redondo Beach, California, USA
Though few familiar with buff skull cracker Michael Dudikoff would be shocked to hear that the handsome action star got his start in modeling, the fact that he previously studied child psychology might come as a surprise to those who think brawn overpowers brain. The Redondo Beach, CA, native was born to a Russian father in early October of 1954, and although Dudikoff isn't fluent in his native tongue, his father did teach him to speak a little Russian. Studies in child psychology preceded work as a model for the handsome young hopeful, and in 1978, he got his big break when cast in a supporting role on the wildly popular television drama Dallas. In the years that followed, Dudikoff appeared in both Happy Days and Gimme a Break!, and in 1980 the young rising star made his feature debut in The Black Marble. Small roles in Tron (1982) and Uncommon Valor (1983) found his action chops developing nicely, and after having a wild time in Bachelor Party (1984), Dudikoff had his breakthrough role in the 1985 martial arts action film American Ninja. Though the part was originally intended for film star Chuck Norris, Dudikoff made the role his own, to the delight of action fans worldwide. Though the requisite sequels came fast and furious, it was roles in such small-scale actioners as Platoon Leader (1988, directed by Chuck Norris' brother Aaron) and Midnight Ride (1990) that kept his name alive in the lucrative low-budget action market. Though Dudikoff's 1993 series Cobra would only hold out for one season, his average of two films per year would find him doling out the punches well into the new millennium. The late '90s found Dudikoff teaming with B-movie maestro Fred Olen Ray for a series of small-scale punishers, and in 2002, Dudikoff appeared opposite Treat Williams in Jim Wynorski's Gale Force.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Navy Seals vs. Zombies
  • Sheer
2015
93% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Ablaze
  • Daniels
2002
No Score Yet Quicksand
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Gale Force
  • Jared
2001
No Score Yet Black Thunder
  • Vince Connors
2001
No Score Yet Black Horizon
  • Ed Carpenter
2001
No Score Yet Fugitive Mind
  • Robert Dean
1999
No Score Yet The Silencer
  • Quinn Simmons
1999
25% Ringmaster
  • Rusty
1998
No Score Yet Freedom Strike
  • Tom Dickson
1998
No Score Yet In Her Defense
  • Andrew Garfield
1998
No Score Yet Musketeers Forever
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball
  • Jersey Bellini
1997
No Score Yet Crash Dive 2
  • Capt. Jake Fuller
1997
No Score Yet Deadly Shooter
  • Michael
1997
No Score Yet Crash Dive
  • James Carter
1997
No Score Yet Strategic Command
  • Rick
1997
No Score Yet Deadly Shooter
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Hidden Assassin (The Shooter)
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Moving Target
  • Sonny McClean
1996
No Score Yet Soldier Boyz
  • Major Howard Toliver
1996
No Score Yet Chain of Command
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Chasseurs de Primes
  • Jersey
1996
No Score Yet Cyberjack
  • Nick
1995
No Score Yet Rescue Me
  • Daniel (Mac) MacDonald
1993
No Score Yet The Human Shield
  • Doug Matthews
1992
No Score Yet American Ninja 4: The Annihilation
  • Joe Armstrong
1991
No Score Yet Midnight Ride
  • Lawson
1990
No Score Yet Bronx Executioner
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet River of Death
  • John Hamilton
1989
No Score Yet Platoon Leader
  • Lt. Knight
1988
No Score Yet American Ninja 2: The Confrontation
  • Sgt. Joe Armstrong
1987
No Score Yet Radioactive Dreams
  • Marlowe Hammer
1986
No Score Yet Avenging Force
  • Capt. Matt Hunter
1986
0% American Ninja
  • Joe Armstrong
1985
52% Bachelor Party
  • Ryko
1984
No Score Yet Bloody Birthday
  • Willard
1984
56% Uncommon Valor
  • Blaster's Assistant
1983
70% TRON
  • Conscript
1982
No Score Yet I Ought to Be in Pictures
  • Boy on the Bus
1982
31% Making Love
  • Young Man in Bar #2
1982
No Score Yet The Best Little Girl in the World
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet The Black Marble
  • Millie's Houseboy
1980

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