Michael Preston

Michael Preston

Highest Rated: 94% Mad Max 2 (1981)

Lowest Rated: 94% Mad Max 2 (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

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 24% Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Jared-Syn (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duet for Four Ray Martin (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Knucklemen Pansy (Character) - 1981
94% 86% Mad Max 2 Pappagallo (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 No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baywatch Nights Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 97% Highlander: The Series Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Nick Schneider (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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) 1987 1985
No Score Yet 70% 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

QUOTES FROM Michael Preston CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.