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Paul Michael Glaser

Highest Rated:   81% Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Lowest Rated:   6% Kazaam (1996)
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Birthplace:   Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
The possessor of a BA from Tulane University and an MA from Boston University, Paul Michael Glaser first appeared on a New York stage in Joseph Papp's 1968 production of Rockabye Hamlet.. Billed in the early stages of his career as Michael Glaser, he was featured on Broadway in The Man in the Glass Booth, in such films as Fiddler on the Roof (1971, as Perchik) and Butterflies are Free (1972) and on the TV soap operas Love is Many Splendored Thing and Love of Life. He reverted to his three-barreled name when cast as Detective David Starsky, one of two hotshot young police officers who jetted around an unnamed crime-ridden municipality in their bright red 1974 Ford Torino and attempted to wipe the streets clean of the criminal element, on the long-running (1975-79) TV cop series Starsky and Hutch. After 1984, Glaser cut back sharply on his acting appearances to concentrate on directing such TV movies as Amazons and such theatrical features as The Running Man (1987), The Air Up There (1994) and Kazaam (1996), and episodes of series programs including The Agency, Judging Amy, Third Watch and Las Vegas. In 2003, Glaser landed a small role opposite Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton in Nancy Meyers's romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give. The following year, Warners released a tongue-in-cheek big screen cinematization of Starsky in which Ben Stiller played the character of David and Owen Wilson played his partner, Detective Ken Hutchinson. Glaser and longtime series co-star David Soul made cameo appearances at the end of the film, billed respectively as The Old Starsky and The Old Hutch. In the late 1980s Glaser's life was torn apart by the most appalling of tragedies. As the result of a contaminated blood transfusion, his wife Elizabeth and their two children were infected with the HIV virus, and in 1988, their daughter Ariel died at age seven. Subsequently, Paul and Elizabeth became the most adamant, tireless, and omnipresent AIDS awareness activists in any profession. In 1988 the two helped found the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Sadly, Elizabeth died in December of 1994. Since then, the Elizabeth Glaser Scientists Award was established to fund research into the AIDS virus. Glaser subsequently remarried producer/writer Tracy Barone in 1996; after a little over a decade together, the two filed for divorce.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers
  • Kjeld Playwell
2010
No Score Yet Ladies Night
  • Art Kirkland
2005
64% Starsky & Hutch
  • Actor
$87.2M 2004
71% Something's Gotta Give
  • Dave
$121.5M 2003
No Score Yet And Never Let Her Go
  • Det. Frank Gugliatta
2001
6% Kazaam
  • Director
1996
21% The Air Up There
  • Director
1994
60% The Cutting Edge
  • Director
1992
63% The Running Man
  • Director
1987
14% Band of the Hand
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Miami Vice 2 - The Prodigal Son
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Jealousy
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Amazons
  • Director
1984
No Score Yet Single Bars, Single Women
  • Gabe
1984
No Score Yet Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home!
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Princess Daisy
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Phobia
  • Dr. Peter Ross
1980
No Score Yet The Great Houdini
  • Harry Houdini
1976
75% Butterflies Are Free
  • Ralph
1972
81% Fiddler on the Roof
  • Perchik
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Walter Crew
  • 2009
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Det. Garrity
  • Director
  • 2008
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Brett Hanson
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Davis Mayhan
  • 2008

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