Biography

Michael was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He spent most of his youth studying jazz music and attended North Texas State University on a scholarship. He played lead trumpet with Stan Kenton's 1979 Tour and appeared with Woody Herman and his Thundering Heard. After a car accident left him unable to play, Michael re-directed his creativity into acting. On the small screen, Michael starred in the series Something So Right, landed the leads in two television movies The Princess And The Marine and A Loss Of Innocence and recurred on 3rd Rock From The Sun as the high school gym coach. He has also made a number of guest starring appearances in series including That 70's Show, X-Files, Arli$$, The Drew Carey Show, Home Improvement, Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Two Guys And A Girl, and 7th Heaven, where he played the father of a child with Tourette's Syndrome. An avid golfer, Michael is most recognizable for his role as Boone in Tin Cup with Kevin Costner. Additional big screen credits include Pearl Harbor, Collateral Damage, Anywhere But Here, Crimson Tide, Executive Decision, Phenomenon, Dreamweaver as James Spader's lawyer, and as Chicago White Sox third baseman Buck Weaver in Field Of Dreams. When not working, Michael spends every free minute golfing. Set on achieving one of his goals, playing on a PGA Senior tour. IMDb Mini Biography By: Christy Lawson

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Michael was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He spent most of his youth studying jazz music and attended North Texas State University on a scholarship. He played lead trumpet with Stan Kenton's 1979 Tour and appeared with Woody Herman and his Thundering Heard. After a car accident left him unable to play, Michael re-directed his creativity into acting. On the small screen, Michael starred in the series Something So Right, landed the leads in two television movies The Princess And The Marine and A Loss Of Innocence and recurred on 3rd Rock From The Sun as the high school gym coach. He has also made a number of guest starring appearances in series including That 70's Show, X-Files, Arli$$, The Drew Carey Show, Home Improvement, Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Two Guys And A Girl, and 7th Heaven, where he played the father of a child with Tourette's Syndrome. An avid golfer, Michael is most recognizable for his role as Boone in Tin Cup with Kevin Costner. Additional big screen credits include Pearl Harbor, Collateral Damage, Anywhere But Here, Crimson Tide, Executive Decision, Phenomenon, Dreamweaver as James Spader's lawyer, and as Chicago White Sox third baseman Buck Weaver in Field Of Dreams. When not working, Michael spends every free minute golfing. Set on achieving one of his goals, playing on a PGA Senior tour. IMDb Mini Biography By: Christy Lawson

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 39

Birthday 1957-12-19

Place of Birth Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 Dirty Deeds as Officer Dill
2005 Grey's Anatomy(1 episode)
2002 Do Over(15 episodes) as Bill Larsen
2002 8 Simple Rules(1 episode)
2002 Collateral Damage as Jack
2001 Reba(1 episode)
2001 Pearl Harbor as Army Commander
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(2 episodes)
2000 American Virgin as Larry
2000 Malcolm in the Middle(1 episode)
1999 Family Law(1 episode)
1999 She's All That
1999 Providence(1 episode)
1998 Malibu, CA(1 episode)
1998 Charmed(1 episode)
1998 That '70s Show(1 episode)
1996 A Loss of Innocence as Ivor Eriksen
1996 Something So Right(37 episodes)
1996 7th Heaven(1 episode)
1996 Tin Cup as Boone
1996 Arliss(1 episode)
1996 Multiplicity as Irate Football Parent
1996 Phenomenon as Jimmy
1996 3rd Rock from the Sun(2 episodes) as Coach Strickland
1995 The Drew Carey Show(1 episode)
1995 Crimson Tide as Chief of the Watch Hunsicker
1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman(1 episode)
1993 Saved by the Bell: The New Class(1 episode)
1993 The X-Files(1 episode)
1991 Home Improvement(1 episode)
1991 The Rocketeer as Jeff
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210(2 episodes)
1989 Mancuso, F.B.I.(1 episode)
1989 Alien Nation(1 episode)
1989 Seinfeld(2 episodes)
1989 Field of Dreams as Buck Weaver - 3B
1987 A Different World(1 episode)
1986 Matlock(1 episode)
1979 The Facts of Life(2 episodes)

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