Michael Dudikoff

Michael Dudikoff

Highest Rated: 56% Uncommon Valor (1983)

Lowest Rated: 0% American Ninja (1985)

Birthday: Oct 08, 1954

Birthplace: Redondo Beach, California, USA

Michael Dudikoff took a path of short and steady steps to get from a nobody to an action film star. While waiting tables, he was discovered by Esquire magazine fashion editor Max Evans, who asked him to give professional modeling a shot. Runway shows led to print advertisements, which eventually opened the door into acting via commercials for big-name clients such as Coppertone and Stridex. Television acting was the next step in the process; he showed up on the renowned sitcom "Happy Days" as the character Joanie's boyfriend (before she fell for Chachi, obviously). After taking bit parts on television shows (like the NBC sitcom "Gimme a Break!") and films (such as the genre-defining sci-fi flick "TRON"), Dudikoff landed the lead role that he is best known for, Pvt. Joe Armstrong in 1985's "American Ninja." In classic '80s action movie fashion, the film has its lead character dispatching an entire army with little assistance. The movie spawned three sequels, two of which have Dudikoff back in the starring role.

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Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleese Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 27% Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece Superboss (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 18% Hard Target 2 Frank Suit-Cayse (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 10% Navy Seals vs. Zombies Commander Sheer (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 18% Gale Force Jared (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 7% Quicksand Bill Turner (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 40% Ablaze Daniels (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranded Ed Carpenter (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 36% The Silencer Quinn Simmons (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 75% Fugitive Mind Robert Dean (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freedom Strike Tom Dickson (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 25% Crash Dive 2 Capt. Jake Fuller (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 22% Hardball Jersey (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 40% In Her Defense Andrew Garfield (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 38% Strategic Command Dr. Rick Harding (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Musketeers Forever D'Artagnan (Character) - 1998
21% 18% Ringmaster Rusty (Character) $9.2M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Thunder Vince (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 59% The Shooter Michael Atherton (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 19% Crash Dive James Carter (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 26% Bounty Hunters Jersey (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 20% Moving Target Sonny (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 16% Virtual Assassin Nick James (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 35% Midnight Ride Lawson (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 37% Soldier Boyz Major Howard Toliver (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cobra Robert Scandal Jackson Jr. (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 25% Rescue Me Daniel "Mac" MacDonald (Character) $172.7K 1993
No Score Yet 29% Chain of Command Merrill Ross (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 12% The Human Shield Doug Matthews (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 28% American Ninja 4: The Annihilation Joe Armstrong (Character) $277.5K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman Who Sinned Evan Ganns (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 23% River of Death John Hamilton (Character) $237.5K 1989
No Score Yet 37% Platoon Leader Lt. Jeff Knight (Character) $482.1K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Three Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 39% American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Sgt. Joe Armstrong (Character) $1M 1987
No Score Yet 51% Avenging Force Capt. Matt Hunter (Character) $3.2M 1986
No Score Yet 44% Radioactive Dreams Marlowe Hammer (Character) $210.2K 1986
0% 47% American Ninja Pvt. Joe T. Armstrong (Character) $9.7M 1985
54% 56% Bachelor Party Ryko (Character) - 1984
56% 62% Uncommon Valor Blaster's Assistant (Character) - 1983
40% 50% The Black Marble Millie's Houseboy (Character) - 1980

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II Lt. Rudy Bodford (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Jason (Guest Star) 1979-1980

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