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Michael Paré



Best remembered for playing Eddie in Eddie & the Cruisers (1983) and its sequel, Eddie & the Cruisers 2: Eddie Lives! (1989), Michael Pare makes his living appearing in B-movies and straight-to-video actioners. The Brooklyn-born Pare started out as a New York Culinary Institute-trained sous chef and then a model. He started acting at a friend's suggestion and studied under Uta Hagen and Marvin Nelson. His first break came from playing tough student Tony Villicana on the adventure/comedy series The Greatest American Hero (1981). This led to the leading role in the made-for-television film Crazy Times (1981). Following his work in Eddie & the Cruisers, Pare starred in The Philadelphia Experiment (1984). His shot for major movie stardom came from director Walter Hill, whose own career was taking off following the success of his Eddie Murphy vehicle 48 Hrs. (1982). Hill cast Pare in the lead of Streets of Fire (1984). The director had originally meant for it to be the first of an action trilogy starring Pare, but the film failed at the box office. Subsequently Pare became the star of numerous low- and medium-budget features and the occasional made-for-cable television movie. In 1987, he starred in the short-lived television series Houston Knights. He reappeared in a big-budget feature, Village of the Damned, in 1995, but despite it's fairly big-name cast, it was unsuccessful, and Pare returned to B-movies such as Raging Angels (1995) and Bad Moon (1996).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
32% Abattoir
  • Richard Renshaw
2016
No Score Yet The Shelter
  • Thomas
2016
69% The Infiltrator
  • Barry Seal
2016
40% Traded
  • Clay Travis
2016
No Score Yet Weaponized
  • Captain Doug Rice
2016
No Score Yet Nessie & Me
  • Dad
2016
No Score Yet Decommissioned
  • Actor
2016
19% The Vatican Tapes
  • Detective Harris
2015
No Score Yet Awaken
  • Xander
2015
No Score Yet No Deposit
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Checkmate
  • Captain Howard
2015
No Score Yet Operator
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet 4Got10
  • Sheriff Olson
2015
No Score Yet SWAT: Unit 887
  • Capt. Mike Ryan
2015
No Score Yet Snapshot
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Hunt For Johnny Ringo
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Suddenly
  • Agent Benny Conklin
2013
No Score Yet Real Gangsters
  • Actor
2013
0% How Sweet It Is
  • Mike
2013
No Score Yet Road To Hell
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Maximum Conviction
  • Blake
2012
11% Gone
  • Lt. Ray Bozeman
2012
No Score Yet The Philadelphia Experiment
  • Actor
2012
83% The Lincoln Lawyer
  • Detective Kurlen
2011
No Score Yet Blubberella
  • Commandart
2011
No Score Yet Amphibious: Creature Of The Deep
  • Jack Bowman
2011
No Score Yet Tales of an Ancient Empire
  • Oda
2010
No Score Yet Bloodrayne: The Third Reich
  • Ekart Brand
2010
No Score Yet Cool Dog
  • Dean
2010
No Score Yet Direct Contact
  • Clive Connelly
2009
No Score Yet 1968 Tunnel Rats
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Rampage
  • Sheriff
2009
No Score Yet Far Cry
  • Paul Summers
2008
No Score Yet Alone in the Dark II
  • Wilson
2008
No Score Yet 100 Feet
  • Mike Watson
2008
No Score Yet Furnace
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Dark World
  • Harry
2008
No Score Yet BloodRayne 2: Deliverance
  • Pat Garrett
2007
8% Postal
  • Panhandler
2007
No Score Yet Kinky Killers
  • Detective Barry Harper
2007
No Score Yet Seed
  • Det. Matt Bishop
2007
No Score Yet Ninja Cheerleaders
  • Victor Lazzaro
2007
4% BloodRayne
  • Iancu
2006
No Score Yet Furnace
  • Detective Michael Turner
2006
No Score Yet Komodo vs. Cobra
  • Mike
2005
No Score Yet Saurian
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Heart of America (Home Room)
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Gargoyle (Gargoyle - Wings of Darkness)
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Crash Landing
  • Captain Williams
2004
No Score Yet Starhunter Vol 2
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Starhunter - Vol 1
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Gargoyle
  • Ty "Griff" Griffin
2004
No Score Yet Red Serpent
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Fate
  • Actor
2003
11% Blackwoods
  • Sheriff Harding
2002
No Score Yet Red Serpent
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Sanctimony
  • Jim Renart
2001
No Score Yet Peril
  • Vincent
2001
No Score Yet A Month of Sundays
  • Tomas McCabe
2001
No Score Yet In the Dead of Space
  • Actor
2000
76% The Virgin Suicides
  • Trip Fontaine '97
2000
No Score Yet Mission of Death
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet October 22
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Men Of Means
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Back to Even
  • Boyle
1998
24% Hope Floats
  • Bill Pruitt
1998
No Score Yet Falling Fire, (The Cusp)
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Falling Fire
  • First Officer Daryl Boden
1998
No Score Yet Strip Search
  • Robby Daniel
1997
No Score Yet 2103: The Deadly Wake
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Merchant of Death
  • Actor
1997
38% Bad Moon
  • Ted
1996
No Score Yet Sworn Enemies
  • Pershing Quinn
1996
No Score Yet Raging Angels
  • Colin Gramercy
1995
No Score Yet Solar Force
  • Joe
1995
29% Village of the Damned
  • Frank McGowan
1995
No Score Yet Carver's Gate
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Triplecross
  • Teddy Cooper
1995
No Score Yet Deadly Heroes
  • Brad Cartowski
1994
No Score Yet Warriors
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Lunarcop
  • Brodie
1994
No Score Yet The Dangerous
  • Random
1994
No Score Yet Point of Impact
  • Jack Davis
1993
No Score Yet Blink of an Eye
  • Sam Browning
1992
No Score Yet Into The Sun
  • Capt. Paul Watkins
1992
No Score Yet Dragonfight
  • Moorpark
1992
No Score Yet Sunset Heat
  • Eric Wright
1992
No Score Yet Killing Streets
  • Chris/Craig Brandt
1991
No Score Yet The Last Hour
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Empire City
  • Joey Andre
1991
No Score Yet Last Hour
  • Jeff
1991
No Score Yet The Closer
  • Larry Freed
1990
No Score Yet Moon 44
  • Felix Stone
1990
No Score Yet Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!
  • Eddie Wilson
1989
No Score Yet World Gone Wild
  • George Landon
1988
No Score Yet Instant Justice (Marine Issue)
  • Scott Youngblood
1987
No Score Yet The Women's Club
  • Patrick
1987
No Score Yet Space Rage
  • Grange
1986
50% The Philadelphia Experiment
  • David
1984
62% Streets of Fire
  • Tom Cody
1984
No Score Yet Music Video from "Streets of Fire"
  • Actor
1984
33% Eddie and the Cruisers
  • Eddie Wilson
1983
No Score Yet Undercover
  • Max Wylde
1983

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