Michael Paré

Michael Paré

Highest Rated: 100% The Shelter (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% Gangster Land (In the Absence of Good Men) (2017)

Birthday: Oct 9, 1958

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Emerald Run Actor 2020
No Score Yet Cranial Sacral Dr. Jason 2020
No Score Yet Once Upon a Time in Deadwood Swearengen 2019
No Score Yet Mayday Actor 2019
No Score Yet Hollow Point Actor 2019
68% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Detective Brown 2018
No Score Yet A Christmas in Royal Fashion Actor 2018
17% Astro Allen Smith 2018
No Score Yet A Christmas in Royal Fashion Carson 2018
No Score Yet Battle Drone Actor 2018
50% Reborn Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Wrong Friend Actor 2018
No Score Yet Global Meltdown Actor 2018
83% The Debt Collector Mad Alex 2018
0% Gangster Land (In the Absence of Good Men) O'Connor 2017
No Score Yet The Neighborhood Actor 2017
No Score Yet American Violence Martin Bigg 2017
No Score Yet A Doggone Hollywood Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Wrong Man Actor 2017
No Score Yet Jason's Letter Brad Macaulay 2017
No Score Yet Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins Actor 2017
38% Abattoir Richard Renshaw 2016
100% The Shelter Thomas 2016
No Score Yet Decommissioned Detective Tom Weston 2016
72% The Infiltrator Barry Seal $15.5M 2016
40% Traded Clay Travis 2016
No Score Yet Weaponized Captain Doug Rice 2016
No Score Yet Nessie & Me Dad 2016
91% Bone Tomahawk Mr. Wallington 2015
20% The Vatican Tapes Detective Harris 2015
No Score Yet Awaken Xander 2015
No Score Yet No Deposit Actor 2015
No Score Yet Operator Howard 2015
No Score Yet 4Got10 Sheriff Olson 2015
No Score Yet SWAT: Unit 887 Capt. Mike Ryan 2015
No Score Yet Checkmate Captain Howard 2015
No Score Yet Snapshot Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Last Outlaw 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
12% Gone Lt. Ray Bozeman $11.5M 2012
No Score Yet The Philadelphia Experiment Hagan 2012
84% The Lincoln Lawyer Detective Kurlen $58M 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
9% 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 $1.6M 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 Ty "Griff" Griffin 2004
No Score Yet Crash Landing Captain Williams 2004
No Score Yet Red Serpent Actor 2003
No Score Yet Fate Actor 2003
11% Blackwoods Sheriff Harding 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 October 22 Actor 1998
No Score Yet Men Of Means Actor 1998
No Score Yet Back to Even Boyle 1998
26% Hope Floats Bill Pruitt $60.1M 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 Triplecross Teddy Cooper 1995
No Score Yet Carver's Gate Actor 1995
No Score Yet Deadly Heroes Brad Cartowski 1994
No Score Yet Warriors Actor 1994
No Score Yet Lunar Cop 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 Last Hour Jeff 1991
No Score Yet Empire City Joey Andre 1991
No Score Yet The Last Hour Actor 1991
No Score Yet The Closer Larry Freed 1990
0% 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
67% Streets of Fire Tom Cody 1984
No Score Yet Music Video from "Streets of Fire" Actor 1984
38% Eddie and the Cruisers Eddie Wilson 1983
No Score Yet Undercover Max Wylde 1983
No Score Yet The Dark Avenger (The Warriors) Colin Neal 1955


15% South Beach
Charlie Evans 2006
No Score Yet The Greatest American Hero
Tony Villicana 1981


Birdee Pruitt says: Then you should take it. If that's how you feel then you should take it. You and Connie deserve each other. You were lucky to have me. But you know what? I think I already got the best part of you. And she's standin' right out there, and she's waitin' for me. I don't know... what's left just doesn't look so good anymore. So why'd you come back? You want my permission? You want my... condolences? Why did you come back?

Bill Pruitt says: Well, I didn't wanna do this to you now, Birdee, but I want a divorce.

Birdee Pruitt says: I would have stayed with you forever. I would have turned myself inside out for you

Bill Pruitt says: Birdee, I wouldn't have let you! People grow. They change. They have to!

Birdee Pruitt says: You think that I don't know that? I know that I'm not what I once was. I know that! But I haven't changed so much, that I would go and lie to someone that I love. God, I would walk through fire before I'd let them feel like they were nothin'! And I would never break up anybody's home. Because I am not a quitter. I care about my family! I may not be the same person, but then again, neither are you. You're sad, you're weak, and you're... shorter. If you wanna know the truth.

Bill Pruitt says: I'm in love with Connie. And this is my chance for a fresh start, and I'm takin' it, I'm sorry!