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Michael York

Highest Rated:   100% Smashing Time (1967)
Lowest Rated:   8% The Omega Code (1999)
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Birthplace:   Fulmer, Buckinghamshire
Frequently portraying dashing heroes or upper-crust socialites, British actor Michael York appropriately got his start in the theater. He graduated from Oxford University and toured with the National Youth Theatre before his meeting with director Franco Zeffirelli for the 1965 staging of Much Ado About Nothing. Taking him into the world of feature films, Zeffirelli cast the young actor in the roles of Lucentio for the Taming of the Shrew and Tybalt for Romeo & Juliet. York remains best known for his film work of the late '60s, but he also developed a lengthy career in televised adaptations of literary classics. Over a 30-year span, he played key roles in Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Jesus of Nazareth, and several others. His small-screen work began with the role of Jolyon Forsyte on the BBC's 1967 series The Forsyte Saga. He had some of his most interesting roles throughout the '70s, including the swashbuckling D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, Count Andrenyi in Murder on the Orient Express, and the title hero in the sci-fi Logan's Run. He also played the bisexual Konrad in Something for Everyone, the expatriate writer in England Made Me, and he brought it all together as bisexual expatriate writer Brian Roberts in Bob Fosse's Cabaret. After a brief stint as a producer, the '80s were a slow time for York's film career and he moved on to countless TV movies, after-school specials, and a reoccurring role on the soap opera Knots Landing. In the '90s, he returned to the stage for Broadway productions of The Little Prince, Bent, and The Crucible. He also authored his memoirs, released in the U.S. under the title Accidentally on Purpose. Younger audiences may recognize him from the Austin Powers movies as Basil Exposition, head of the British Intelligence Agency, or from the Omega Code movies. Since 2000, York has found work playing the headmaster in Borstal Boy, lended his voice to such History Channel productions as Alexander Hamilton, and resurrected his D'Artagnan character for the miniseries La Femme Musketeer.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Secret Of The Sahara
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Earth Songs
  • Narrator
2012
78% The Mill and the Cross
  • Nicholas Jonghelinck
$0.2M 2011
No Score Yet Tom And Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes
  • Sherlock Holmes
2010
No Score Yet A Tale Of Two Cities: In Concert
  • Actor
2009
86% Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies
  • Narrator
2008
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh - A Very Merry Pooh Year
  • Actor
2008
94% Chris & Don
  • Christopher Isherwood
$0.2M 2007
No Score Yet Testimony: The Untold Story of Pope John Paul II
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Flatland: The Movie
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Crusader
  • McGovern
2005
No Score Yet Moscow Heat
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Frederick Forsyth's Icon
  • Sir Nigel Irvine
2005
No Score Yet Criminal Desire
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Vanishing Cultures: Bushmen of the Kalahari
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Hobart Shakespeareans
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet La Femme Musketeer
  • Actor
2003
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Basil Exposition
$213.1M 2002
45% Borstal Boy
  • Joyce
2002
10% Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
  • Producer
  • Stone Alexander
  • Executive Producer
$5.7M 2001
No Score Yet Monkey's Tale
  • The King
2001
No Score Yet In Search of Peace Part One: 1948-1967
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Founding Fathers
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire
  • Pterano
2000
No Score Yet One Hell of a Guy
  • Devil
2000
8% The Omega Code
  • Stone Alexander
1999
No Score Yet The Haunting of Hell House
  • Prof. Ambrose
1999
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Basil Exposition
1999
No Score Yet The Magic Flute
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet A Knight in Camelot
  • King Arthur
1998
No Score Yet The Treat
  • Simon
1998
22% Wrongfully Accused
  • Hibbing Goodhue
1998
No Score Yet Puss In Boots (El Gato con Botas)
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet A Dirty Little Business
  • Alex
1998
No Score Yet The Long Way Home
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Goodbye America
  • Senator Bladon
1997
No Score Yet True Women
  • Capt. Lawshe
1997
70% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • Basil Exposition
1997
No Score Yet Dark Planet
  • Capt. Winter, Alpha
1997
No Score Yet The Ripper
  • Sir Charles Warren
1997
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol
  • Bob Cratchit
1997
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'The Ring'
  • Walmar Von Gotthard
1996
No Score Yet September
  • Edmund
1996
No Score Yet Not of This Earth
  • Paul Johnson
1995
No Score Yet A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Merlin
1995
No Score Yet TekWar: TekLab
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Fall from Grace
  • Stromelburg
1994
No Score Yet Discretion Assured
  • Trevor McCabe
1994
62% Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Mason
1993
No Score Yet Duel Of Hearts
  • Genuse Warlingham
1992
No Score Yet The Long Shadow
  • Romándy Gábor : Raphael Romandy
1992
No Score Yet Night of the Fox
  • Caporal Berger
1990
70% Come See the Paradise
  • Dance Hall Band Member
1990
60% The Return of the Musketeers
  • D'Artagnan
1989
No Score Yet The Lady and the Highwayman
  • Charles II
1989
No Score Yet Judith Krantz's 'Till We Meet Again'
  • Paul
1989
No Score Yet Un Delitto poco comune (Off Balance) (Phantom of Death)
  • Robert Domenici
1988
No Score Yet The Four Minute Mile
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Midnight Cop
  • Karstens
1988
No Score Yet Lethal Obsession
  • Dr. Proper
1987
No Score Yet The Far Country
  • Carl Zlinter
1986
No Score Yet Sword of Gideon
  • Robert
1986
No Score Yet Success Is The Best Revenge
  • Alex Rodak
1985
No Score Yet The Phantom of the Opera
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Weather in the Streets
  • Rollo
1983
No Score Yet Final Assignment
  • Lyosha Petrov
1980
No Score Yet The Riddle of the Sands
  • Charles Carruthers
1979
73% Fedora
  • Himself
1978
33% The Last Remake of Beau Geste
  • Beau Geste
1977
47% The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Braddock
1977
No Score Yet Jesus of Nazareth
  • John the Baptist
1977
68% Logan's Run
  • Logan
1976
No Score Yet Conduct Unbecoming
  • 2nd Lt. Arthur Drake
1975
79% The Four Musketeers
  • D'Artagnan
1975
91% Murder on the Orient Express
  • Count Andrenyi
1974
No Score Yet Great Expectations
  • Pip
1974
82% The Three Musketeers
  • D'Artagnan
1973
No Score Yet Lost Horizon
  • George conway
1973
No Score Yet England Made Me
  • Anthony Farrant
1973
97% Cabaret
  • Brian Roberts
1972
No Score Yet Zeppelin
  • Geoffrey Richter-Douglas
1971
No Score Yet Something for Everyone
  • Konrad Ludwig
1970
No Score Yet Alfred the Great
  • Guthrum
1969
No Score Yet Justine
  • Darley
1969
No Score Yet The Guru
  • Tom Pickle
1969
97% Romeo and Juliet
  • Tybalt
1968
No Score Yet Rebel in the Grave
  • Actor
1968
100% Smashing Time
  • Tom Wabe
1967
85% The Taming of the Shrew
  • Lucentio
1967
86% Accident
  • William
$17.7k 1967
No Score Yet Megiddo: The Omega Code II
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2017
  • 2006
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Jefferson Van Smoot
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Bernard
  • 2006
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2005
0% Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
  • Asher Fleming Asher Flemming
  • 2004
  • 2003
94% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000
  • Himself
  • 2002
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Himself
  • 2002
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Robert
  • 1990
  • 1980
No Score Yet Avonlea
1990-1996
  • Capt. Ezekiel Crane
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Arthur
93% Fortitude
2015
  • Actor

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