Paul Michael Glaser

Paul Michael Glaser

  • Highest Rated: 83% Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% Kazaam (1996)
  • Birthday: Mar 25, 1943
  • 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.

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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
62% Starsky & Hutch Actor $87.2M 2004
72% 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
56% The Cutting Edge Director 1992
65% The Running Man Screenwriter 1987
11% 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
67% Butterflies Are Free Ralph 1972
83% Fiddler on the Roof Perchik 1971

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Walter Crew
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Director Det. Garrity
  • 2008
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Brett Hanson
  • 2008
84% The Closer
2005-2012
Davis Mayhan
  • 2008
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Director
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Director Capt. Steeper
  • 2005
  • 2004
67% The Lyon's Den
2003
Director
  • 2003
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Director
  • 2003
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Agency
2001-2003
Director
  • 2002
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Director
  • 1999
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Director Det. Dave Starsky
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Giordino
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Correll
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Todd
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Jason
  • 1972
15% E-Ring
2005-2006
Director

QUOTES FROM Paul Michael Glaser CHARACTERS

Perchik
Money is the world's curse.
Tevye
May the Lord smite me with it. And may I never recover.