Michael York Biography (1942-)

Full name, Michael York-Johnson (some sources cite Michael Hugh Johnson); born March 27, 1942, in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, England; son of Joseph Gwynne (a businessman) and Florence Edith (a musician; maiden name, Chown) Johnson; married Patricia McCallum (a photographer), March 27, 1968. Addresses:Agent: Gold, Marshak & Liedke, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank,CA 91505; Paul Kohner, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Lori De Waal & Associates PR, 7080 Hollywood Blvd., Suite515, Los Angeles, CA 90028.; Contact: c/o Official International, Michael York Fan Club, 3425 Knox Place, Bronx, NY 10467.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, writer
Birth Details
March 27, 1942
Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Lucentio, The Taming of the Shrew (also known as La bisbetica domata), Columbia, 1967
  • William, Accident, London Independent Producers, 1967
  • Tom Wabe, Smashing Time, Paramount, 1967
  • Red and Blue, 1967
  • Peter, Liefdesbekentenissen, 1967
  • Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet (also known as Giulietta e Romeo),Paramount, 1968
  • Peter Strange, The Strange Affair, Paramount, 1968
  • Guthrum, Alfred the Great, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969
  • Tom Pickle, The Guru, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • Darley, Justine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • Conrad Ludwig, Something for Everyone (also known as The Rook and Black Flowers for the Bride), National General, 1970
  • Geoffrey Richter-Douglas, Zeppelin, Warner Bros., 1971
  • Basil, French Leave (also known as Touch and Go, Darselaa gambe, and La poudre d'escampette), Columbia, 1971
  • Brian Roberts, Cabaret, Allied Artists, 1972
  • George Conway, Lost Horizon, Columbia, 1973
  • Anthony Farrant, England Made Me, Hemdale, 1973
  • Count Andrenyi, Murder on the Orient Express, Paramount, 1974
  • D'Artagnan, The Three Musketeers (also known as Los tres mosqueteros), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • D'Artagnan, The Four Musketeers (also known as Los cuatro mosqueteros, The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge, and The Revengeof Milady), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Second Lieutenant Arthur Drake, Conduct Unbecoming, Allied Artists, 1975
  • Prince George, Seven Nights in Japan, Paramount, 1976
  • Logan 5, Sandman, Logan's Run, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1976
  • Logan 5, Logan's Run: A Look into the 23rd Century, 1976
  • Andrew Braddock, The Island of Dr. Moreau, American InternationalPictures, 1977
  • Title role, The Last Remake of Beau Geste, Universal, 1977
  • Himself, Fedora, United Artists, 1978
  • Himself, Speed Fever (also known as Formula uno, febbre della velocita), 1978
  • Lyosha Petrov, Final Assignment (also known as Moscow Chronicle), InterOcean, 1980
  • Chris McBride, The White Lions, 1981
  • Martin Gray (age forty and Martin's father), For Those I Loved (also known as Au nom de tou les miens), Producteur Associes, 1983
  • Charles Carruthers, The Riddle of the Sands, J. Arthur Rank, 1984
  • Alex Rodak, Success Is the Best Revenge (also known as Le succes a tout prix), Gaumont, 1984
  • John Dawson, The Dawn (also known as L'aube, A hajnal, and Hashahar), WMF, 1985
  • The Human Voice, 1985
  • Vengeance, 1986
  • Dr. Proper, Lethal Obsession (also known as Der Joker), Vidmark, 1987
  • Imbalances, 1987
  • Robert Domenici, Phantom of Death (also known as Off Balance, La casa di via rubens, Squilibrio, and Un delitto poco comune), Reteitalia, 1988
  • Karstens, Killing Blue (also known as Midnight Cop), Vidmark, 1988
  • Casablanca Express, 1989
  • D'Artagnan, The Return of the Musketeers (also known as El regreso de los mosqueteros and Le retour des mousquetaires), 1989
  • Paul Mason, The Wide Sargasso Sea, Fine Line, 1991
  • Lawrence St. Claire, Eline Vere, 1991
  • Title role, The Wanderer, 1991
  • The Prodigal Father, 1991
  • Gabor/Raphael Romondy, The Long Shadow, 1992
  • Trevor McCabe, Discretion Assured, Monarch Home Video, 1994
  • The Shadow of a Kiss, 1994
  • Merlin, A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (also known as Arbalete et rock 'n roll), Filmline International/World International Network/Astral, 1995
  • Milan Vukovic, Gospa, Penland, 1995
  • Basil Exposition, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (also known as Austin Powers), New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Senator Bladon, Goodbye America, 1997
  • Voice, The Long Way Home, Seventh Art Releasing, 1997
  • Voice of Bob Cratchit, A Christmas Carol, 1997
  • Simon, The Treat, 1998
  • The devil, One Hell of a Guy, 1998
  • Alex, Merchants of Venus (also known as A Dirty Little Business), 1998
  • Dick, Lovers and Liars (also known as Criminal Desire), 1998
  • Hibbing Goodhue, Wrongfully Accused (also known as Leslie Nielsen Ist Sehr Verdaechtig, Sehr Verdaechtig, and Unter Falschem Verdacht), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Ambassador, 54 (also known as Studio 54), Miramax, 1998
  • Voice of the king, Le chateau des singes (also known as Kwom und der Koenig der Affen and A Monkey's Tale), Harvey, 1999
  • Basil Exposition, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (also known as Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Stone Alexander, The Omega Code, 1999
  • Title role, Puss in Boots, Plaza, 1999
  • Governor Joyce, Borstal Boy, Strand, 2000
  • Pterano, The Land before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire, Universal Studios Home Video, 2000
  • Stone Alexander, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (also known as Megiddo), 2001
  • Narrator, In Search of Peace (also known as In Search of Peace--Part One: 1948-1967), Seventh Art Releasing, 2001
  • Basil Exposition, Austin Powers in Goldmember, New Line Cinema, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Coproducer and executive producer, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (alsoknown as Megiddo), 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Charles Scott, Knot's Landing, CBS, 1987-1988
  • Voice, The Legend of Prince Valiant, syndicated, 1991
  • Narrator, Az Emberi kaland (also known as The Human Adventure), 2001
  • Admiral Lord Howe, Liberty's Kids, PBS, 2002
  • Inspector Russell, Orson Welles' Tales from the Black Museum, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • John the Baptist, Jesus of Nazareth (also known as Gesu di Nazareth), NBC, 1977
  • Evan Michaelian, A Man Called Intrepid, NBC, 1979
  • Dieter Kolff, James A. Michener's "Space" (also known as Space), CBS, 1985
  • Desmond Jordan, The Secret of the Sahara (also known as Das Geheimnis der Sahara and Il segreto del Sahara), 1988
  • Paul DeLancel, Judith Krantz's "Till We Meet Again" (also known asTill We Meet Again), CBS, 1989
  • Corporal Erich Berger and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, The Night of theFox, syndicated, 1990
  • Narrator, Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn (also known asGardens of the World), 1993
  • Hans-Dieter Stromelburg, Fall from Grace (also known as Fortitude), CBS, 1994
  • Ilya, La nouvelle tribu, 1996
  • Voice of Robert Graves, a friend of Juares, Paul Lintier, Henri Desagneau, and Harold Owen, The Great War (also known as The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century), PBS, 1996
  • Captain Lewis Lawshe, True Women, CBS, 1997
  • Voices of Thomas Paine and Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, History Channel, 2002
  • D'Artagnan, La femme Musketeer, 2003
  • Movies
  • Pip, Great Expectations, NBC, 1974
  • Benedick, Much Ado about Nothing, 1978
  • Robinson, Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday (also known as Vendredi ou la vie sauvage), 1981
  • Michael Hartnell, The Phantom of the Opera, CBS, 1983
  • Rollo, The Weather in the Streets, 1983
  • James Durie, The Master of Ballantrae, CBS, 1984
  • Jason Drake, Dark Mansions, ABC, 1986
  • Robert, Sword of Gideon, HBO, 1986
  • Carl Zlinter, The Far Country (also known as Nevil Shute's TheFar Country), Seven Network [Australia], 1987
  • King Charles II, The Lady and the Highway Man (also known as Dangerous Love), CBS, 1988
  • Franz Stampfl, The Four Minute Mile, 1988
  • Paul Grumbach, Rochade, 1991
  • Gervase Warlingham, Duel of Hearts (also known as Duel of Love), TNT, 1992
  • Voice of Murdstone, Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield" (also known as David Copperfield's Christmas), NBC, 1993
  • Richard Stewart, TekLab (also known as Action Pack and TekWar: TekLab), syndicated, 1994
  • Paul Johnson, Not of This Earth, Showtime, 1995
  • Commander Winter, Dark Planet (also known as L'enigme d'un jour and L'ombra abitata), Sci-Fi Channel, 1996
  • Walmar von Gotthard, The Ring (also known as Danielle Steel's "The Ring"), NBC, 1996
  • Edmund, September (also known as Rosamunde Pilcher's September), Showtime, 1996
  • Sir Charles Warren, The Ripper, Starz!, 1997
  • Ilya, Un coup de baguette magique, 1997
  • Dr. Calvin Lawrence, Perfect Little Angels, Fox Family, 1998
  • King Arthur, A Knight in Camelot, ABC, 1998
  • Reverend Hopewell, Glory, Glory, 1998
  • Professor Ambrose, The Haunting of Hell House (also known as The Ghostly Rental and Henry James' The Haunting of Hell House), Cinemax, 1999
  • Voice of Alexander Hamilton, Founding Brothers, History Channel, 2002
  • Voice of the Core, 2004: A Light Knight's Odyssey, 2003
  • Also appeared in Rebel in the Grave and True Patriot.
  • Episodic
  • "We've Got Each Other," Gidget, ABC, 1966
  • Cupta, "The Night of the Golden Cobra," Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1966
  • Young Jolyon "Jolly" Forsyte, "The Challenge," The Forsyte Saga, PBS, 1969
  • Voice, "Beauty and the Beast," CBS Library: Misunderstood Monsters, CBS, 1981
  • Twilight Theatre, 1982
  • "Samuel Howe," An American Portrait, CBS, 1985
  • Title role, "Ponce de Leon and the Search for the Fountain of Youth," Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends, Showtime, 1987
  • Robert, "The Heat of the Day" (also known as "The Hunt for 30 Million Treasures," "In Search of Nazi Treasures," and "Treasures of the Third Reich"),Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1988
  • "Wetten, dass ... ? aus Duisburg," Wetten, dass ... , 1988
  • Ezekiel Crane, "Sea Ghost," Road to Avonlea, The Disney Channel, 1990
  • Ezekiel Crane, "All That Glitters," Road to Avonlea, The Disney Channel, 1990
  • Narrator, "Secrets of the Golden River" (also known as "The Rio Negro" and "White Sand, Black Water"), ABC's World of Discovery, ABC, 1992
  • Voice of Count Vertigo, "Off Balance," The Adventures of Batman and Robin (animated; also known as Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1992
  • Voice of the King, "The Magic Paintbrush," McDonald's Family Theatre, CBS, 1993
  • Voice of Dr. Montague Kane, "Zatanna," The Adventures of Batman and Robin (animated; also known as Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1993
  • Voice of Harry Herp, "Cold Feet," The Magic School Bus, 1995
  • Leland Banks, "Woman Jokes While Husband Croaks!," The Naked Truth, ABC, 1995
  • President Alexander Bourne, "Brave New World," SeaQuest DSV, NBC,1995
  • President Alexander Bourne, "Spindrift," SeaQuest DSV, NBC, 1995
  • David "Arthur" McIntyre, "A Late Delivery from Avalon," Babylon 5,1996
  • President Alexander Bourne, "Brainlock," SeaQuest DSV, NBC, 1996
  • Voice of Kanto, "Tools of the Trade," Superman, The WB, 1996
  • Narrator, "F. Scott Fitzgerald," "Dirk Bogarde," and "Ken Russell," Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime, 1996
  • Dr. Cargas, "This Slide of Paradise," Sliders, Fox, 1997
  • Herr Friederich Von Huber/collector, "The Collector," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1998
  • Colin Rhome, "Daddy Dearest," The Lot, AMC, 2001
  • Colin Rhome, "Stiffed," The Lot, AMC, 2001
  • Esti showder, 2001
  • Praise the Lord, TBN, 2001
  • Behind the Scenes with TBN Founder Paul Crouch, 2002
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002
  • "Chet's Shirt," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2002
  • "The Corpse-Sniffing Dog," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2002
  • "The Nanny," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2002
  • "The Grand Opening," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2002
  • "Secrets," Presidio Med, 2002
  • Also appeared as voice, The Legend of Prince Valiant (animated); voice of Androcles, Adventures from the Book of Virtues (animated), PBS.
  • Specials
  • Ringmaster, Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1977
  • Parade of Stars, ABC, 1983
  • Chet Gordon, "Are You My Mother?," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC,1986
  • All-Star Party for Joan Collins, CBS, 1987
  • Host and commentator, The Theban Plays, PBS, 1988
  • Host, The Hunt for Stolen War Treasures ... Live, syndicated, 1989
  • The 6th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1990
  • In a New Light, ABC, 1992
  • Narrator, Secrets of the Golden River (documentary), ABC, 1992
  • Tracey Ullman Takes on New York, HBO, 1993
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Elizabeth Taylor, ABC, 1993
  • D-Day Remembered: A Musical Tribute from the QE2, PBS, 1994
  • Voice of King Sarastro, "The Magic Flute," ABC Weekend Specials, ABC, 1994
  • Canned Ham: Spyography--Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Comedy Central, 1997
  • Cohost, Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, PBS,1997
  • Interviewee, Raquel Welch, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Cheryl Todd, Lifetime, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Sergius, Arms and the Man, Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee, Scotland, 1964
  • Much Ado about Nothing, National Theatre Company, London, 1965
  • Any Just Cause, 1967
  • Title role, Hamlet, Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, England, 1970
  • Felice, Outcry, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Twin, Ring 'round the Moon, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1975
  • Max, Bent, New Apollo Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Toni, The Little Prince and the Aviator, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Lou Tellegen, Parade of Stars Playing the Palace, Palace Theatre,New York City, 1983
  • Whisper in the Mind, 1990
  • The Crucible, New York City production, 1992
  • Someone Who'll Watch over Me, New York City production, 1993
  • Cohost, Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, Theatre at Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1997
  • Performed with National Theatre Company, London, 1965-66.
  • Major Tours
  • Title role, Cyrano de Bergerac, U.S. cities, 1981
  • Radio Appearances
  • The Dark Tower, 1977
  • A Matter of Honor, 1986
  • Babbitt, 1987
  • The Crucible, 1988
  • Are You Now, Viz, 1989
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Mere Christianity, 1982
  • Anna Karenina, 1985
  • Don Quixote, 1986
  • The King Must Die, 1988
  • British Rock: The First Wave, 1989
  • Utz, 1989
  • The Modigliani Scandal, 1989
  • The Mummy, 1989
  • Candide, 1989
  • The Vampire Lestat, 1989
  • The Berlin Stories, 1990
  • The Remains of the Day, 1990
  • City of Joy, 1991
  • Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, 1991
  • Beyond Love, 1991
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in "Beautiful Stranger" by Madonna.
  • Video Games
  • J. Saint Gideon, Tex Murphy: Overseer (also known as Overseer), Access Software, 1998
  • Instructor, Die by the Sword, 1998
  • Taped Readings
  • Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Symphony 1, Meditation of Orpheus, Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints, 1995
  • "The Hunting of the Snark," Enchanted Tales, 1996
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, 2000
  • (With others) The Classic Continental Traveler's Companion, 2001
  • Also appeared on The Chronicles of Narnia Audio Collection, HarperChildren's Audio.
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • The Travelling Player (autobiography), 1981, published as Accidentally on Purpose, 1993
  • (With Adrian Brine) A Shakespearean Actor Prepares, 2001
  • Work represented in anthologies, including The Courage of Conviction, 1985, and Voices of Survival, 1991.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • OK!, August 21, 2002, pp. 136-38

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