Michael Dudikoff

Michael Dudikoff

  • Highest Rated: 91% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% American Ninja (1985)
  • Birthday: Oct 8, 1954
  • 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

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Fury of the Fist and The Golden Fleece Superboss 2018
No Score Yet Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleese Actor 2018
No Score Yet Navy Seals vs. Zombies Sheer 2015
91% 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
21% 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 Cazadores de Recompensas II 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
54% Bachelor Party Ryko 1984
56% Uncommon Valor Blaster's Assistant 1983
72% TRON Conscript 1982
No Score Yet I Ought to Be in Pictures Boy on the Bus 1982
35% Making Love Young Man in Bar #2 1982
60% Bloody Birthday Willard 1981
No Score Yet The Best Little Girl in the World Actor 1981
40% The Black Marble Millie's Houseboy 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Happy Days
1974-1984
Jason
  • 1980
No Score Yet Cobra
1994
Robert `Scandal' Jackson

QUOTES FROM Michael Dudikoff CHARACTERS

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