Birthday: February 4, 1949
Birth Place: Memphis, TN
Birth Name: John Michael Beck Taylor

bostwickMichael Beck was born in Memphis, TN. He is not from Tennessee however. He was born there because that was the closest hospital to his family's 2000 acre farm in Hughes, Arkansas. He has 8 brothers and sisters. He excelled in football in high school and was awarded a football scholarship to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. While quarterbacking for his college team, Michael also starred in the college's theatre productions of - Idiot's Delight; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; and Camelot.

Having been bitten by the acting bug, after college he went to London's prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. Michael studied here for three years and then traveled with several repertory companies doing both classical and comtemporary drama.

Within three weeks of returning to New York, he found a agent and was in Israel filming "Madman," the film in which Sigourney Weaver made her film debut. Since then Michael Beck has made a number of films as well as television movie roles. His CBS-TV crime drama series, Houston Knights, has lead to other starring roles in Murder She Wrote, and Walker Texas Ranger.

Michael, and his songwriter-actress wife live in California. They have two children, a son and a daughter.


The Jungle Book: Search for the Lost Treasure (1998)
Fade to Black (1993)
Deadly Game (1991)
Stranger at My Door (1991)
Dead Run (1991)
Gone to Texas (1986)
Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)
Blackout (1985)
Celebrity (1985)
Chiller (1985)
The Golden Seal (1983)
Triumphs of a Man Called Horse (1983)
The Last Ninja (1983)
O ÚLtimo Ninja (1983)
Warlords of the 21st Century (1982)
Megaforce (1981)
Fly Away Home (1981)
Xanadu (1980)
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980)
Madman (1979)
The Warriors (1979)