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Paul Michael Glaser

Paul Michael Glaser

Paul Michael Glaser was born and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He attended Tulane University, earning an M.A. degree as a theatre and English major, and graduated from Boston University with a Master's degree in acting and directing. Glaser made his New York stage debut in Joseph Papp's rock version of Hamlet. He received his early television training on the daytime soaps Love of Life and Love is a Many Splendored Thing. His first major Broadway role was in The Man in the Glass Booth, after which he starred in the movie version of Fiddler on the Roof. He was also featured in the film Butterflies Are Free, reprising a role he had previously played on Broadway.

Glaser guest-starred in segments of Kojak, Toma, The Streets of San Francisco, The Rockford Files, The Sixth Sense and The Waltons. He starred in two ABC Movie of the Week presentations as Detective Dave Starsky in Starsky and Hutch, the foundation for the popular series. Concurrently, Glaser was also cultivating his directing career with the telefeature Amazons and episodes of Miami Vice (earning an Emmy nomination), Otherworld and Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories. Glaser made his feature directing debut with Band of the Hand, followed by The Running Man starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Cutting Edge, The Air Up There and Kazaam. He has also directed multiple episodes of such series as Judging Amy, The Agency, Robbery Homicide Division and Mister Sterling.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Paul Michael Glaser Facts

Birth NamePaul Manfred Glaser
BirthdayMarch 25, 1943 (80)
BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Paul Michael Glaser compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Fiddler on the Roof
LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers
Starsky & Hutch
Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection
Starsky & Hutch The Complete Series
Ann Rule's And Never Let Her Go
Butterflies Are Free
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