Paul Michael Glaser

Paul Michael Glaser

Highest Rated: 83% Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

Lowest Rated: 5% Kazaam (1996)

Birthday: Mar 25, 1943

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Actor Paul Michael Glaser became a 1970s television icon as one of the two stars of the hit police action drama "Starsky & Hutch" (ABC, 1975-79), before going on to achieve post-stardom success as a director in television and film. After his Broadway debut in a production of "The Man in the Glass Booth" opposite Donald Pleasance in 1969, Glaser followed with an impressive feature film debut in the classic musical "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971). More film work and television guest spots followed before he landed the career-making role of the boyishly charming Detective Dave Starsky in "Starsky & Hutch," alongside David Soul as his more intellectually inclined partner. The duo's unmistakable onscreen chemistry - in addition to one very cool car - made the series an instant ratings hit, even if calls for a decrease in its vivid depictions of violence led to a friendlier and funnier show in its final season. With the end of "Starsky & Hutch," Glaser turned the lion's share of his attention to directing, going on to helm such films as "The Running Man" (1987) and "The Cutting Edge" (1992). The death of his first child and, later, his wife due to complications from AIDS left Glaser emotionally shaken, although he continued to champion the wonderful work done by his wife's organization, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, created a few short years before her death. In the years that followed, Glaser continued to work behind the camera, as well as in front of it, even making a cameo as "The Original Starsky" in the big screen adaption of "Starsky & Hutch" (2004), proving that old TV cops never really hang up their badge.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 63% LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers Kjeld Playwell (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies' Night Art Kirkland/Pavalek (Character) - 2005
72% 69% Something's Gotta Give Dave (Character) $124.6M 2003
5% 20% Kazaam Director,
Producer
$18.9M 1996
21% 35% The Air Up There Director $20.8M 1994
57% 76% The Cutting Edge Director $23M 1992
64% 60% The Running Man Director $38M 1987
11% 60% Band of the Hand Director $4.9M 1986
No Score Yet 95% Miami Vice 2 - The Prodigal Son Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Single Bars, Single Women Gabe (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazons Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack on Fear Dave Mitchell (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jealousy Daniel (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home! Bob Peters (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 20% Phobia Dr. Peter Ross (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Houdinis Harry Houdini (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at Sea Det. Dave Starsky (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Impersonation Murder Case Gordon Lampert (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Det. Dave Starsky (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapped Beneath the Sea Jack Beech (Character) - 1974
69% 81% Butterflies Are Free Ralph (Character) - 1972
83% 92% Fiddler on the Roof Perchik (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
72% 86% Ray Donovan Alan (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oprah: Where Are They Now? Guest 2013
No Score Yet 87% The Mentalist Walter Crew (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2008
82% 81% The Closer Davis Mayhan (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Director 2003 2001
57% No Score Yet Robbery Homicide Division Director 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Director 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Never Let Her Go Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Director 1987
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Director 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Otherworld Director 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Det. Dave Starsky (Character),
Director,
Writer
1975-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Jason Kampacalas (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Jason Logan (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972

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