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      Michael Preston

      Michael Preston

      Highest Rated: 94% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

      Lowest Rated: 94% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

      Birthday: May 14, 1938

      Birthplace: Hackney, London, England, UK

      Actor Mike Preston spent his youth in the U.K., first as a boxer and then a singer, creating three hit songs before emigrating to Australia at 19. 10 year later, in 1967, he made his acting debut in the South African war drama "Seven Against the Sun." Preston took a turn TV hosting during the final year of the variety show "In Melbourne Tonight," in 1970, and then in 1972, he landed his first TV acting role, which turned out also to be his longest, as the recurring character of Detective Bob Delaney on Australia's "Homicide." That busy two-season run gave way to several briefer TV spots through the '70s and into the '80s, but also to a series of films with increasingly important roles, climaxing in 1981 when Preston co-starred as Pappagallo, the leader of a group of settlers battened down in an oil refinery, in the post-apocalyptic, cult sci-fi hit "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior"; the role remains Preston's most visible. By the mid-1980s, Preston transitioned once again, this time to the far larger American TV market, where he made primarily single-episode appearances on several popular hits, including "The A-Team," "Fame" and "Max Headroom." He continued to land steady TV work well into the 1990s, though in markedly softer genres than where his career began; his final TV roles included an episode on "Baywatch Nights" in 1995, and as one of The Flying Karamazov Brothers, on "Ellen," in 1997.

      Highest rated movies

      Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior poster
      Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wildfire Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry's Hong Kong Max Trumble (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Pursuit Alec Shaw (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 22% Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Jared-Syn (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Duet for Four Ray Martin (Character) - 1982
      94% 86% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Pappagallo (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Knucklemen Pansy (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe This Time Paddy (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost in the Wild O'Shaughnessy (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldseekers Steven Blessing (Character) - 1969

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      17% No Score Yet Baywatch Nights Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 93% Highlander: The Series Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Kevin McKenna (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1987
      No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Pursuit Alec Shaw (Character) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1984