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Michael McGuire

Highest Rated: 92% Hard Times (1975)

Lowest Rated: 40% Report to the Commissioner (1975)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

A character actor who stayed below the radar while appearing in numerous films and TV programs, Michael McGuire's most significant work came in the '70s and '80s. His first important part came on the fantasy drama "Dark Shadows," where he had a recurring role in 1970. A year later he was in the offbeat mystery "They Might Be Giants," then had a supporting role in the 1973 thriller "Blade." Other important '70s roles include playing the businessman Gandil in the Charles Bronson period film "Hard Times" and a part in the biographical TV movie "The Great Wallendas." In the '80s he continued his many guest-starring roles and had recurring parts on the short-lived 1984 show "Empire" and the nighttime soap "Knots Landing." He played the fiancé of Diane Chambers on several episodes of "Cheers" and supported leads Ryan O'Neal and John Hurt in the 1982 comedy "Partners." In one of his highest-profile parts he appeared in Clint Eastwood's jazz biopic, "Bird," in 1988 and was manager Sherwin Bash in the 1989 made-for-TV film "The Karen Carpenter Story."

Highest rated movies

Hard Times
Bird
Report to the Commissioner

Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 79% Bird Brewster (Character) $1.5M 1988
No Score Yet 73% Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again Dr. Carew (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Days of Summer Lieutenant O'Hare (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanctuary of Fear Lieutenant Bellamy (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home to Stay Unknown (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Wallendas Arnold Fielding (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunted Lady Lt. Henry Jacks (Character) - 1977
40% 68% Report to the Commissioner Lt. Hanson (Character) - 1975
92% 81% Hard Times Gandil (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Keegans Bill Richardson (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gun Wilke (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry Dr. McCabe (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blade Quincy (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
75% 95% The West Wing Congressman Cal Tillinghouse (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 75% 7th Heaven Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Writer 1994
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 88% The Golden Girls Dr. Budd (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 100% War and Remembrance Capt. Miles Browning (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Arnie Mason (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Edward Roland (Character) 1984
87% 93% Cheers Sumner Sloane (Guest Star) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 100% Taxi Mr. Gray (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Col. Mulholland (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 89% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Barnard (Guest Star) 1979
100% 80% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Stan Fredricks (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1974 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Tom Shaw (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Hugh Caldwell (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Lt. Bob Naylor (Guest Star) 1974