Mike Starr Biography (1950-)

Born July 29, 1950, in Flushing, Queens, New York, NY; father, a meatpacker,mother, a retail employee; brother of Beau Starr (an actor); married Joanne (a surgeon), 1975; children: Cassy, Nicole, John. Addresses: Contact: Alumni House, 150 Hofstra University, Hampstead, NY 11549-1500.

Birth Details
July 29, 1950
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (As Michael Starr) Patrol officer Desher, Cruising (also known asWilliam Friedkin's "Cruising"), United Artists, 1980
  • (As Michael Starr) Cave Johnson, The Bushido Blade (also known asThe Bloody Bushido Blade), Aquarius Releasing, 1982
  • (As Michael Starr) Boone, The Natural, TriStar, 1984
  • Ducky, "The Ledge," Cat's Eye (also known as Stephen King's "Cat's Eye"), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985
  • Rock, The Last Dragon (also known as Berry Gordy's "The Last Dragon"), TriStar, 1985
  • (As Michael Starr) Second hood, The Protector (also known as Wei long meng tan), Warner Bros., 1985
  • James Bonnell, Off Beat, Buena Vista, 1986
  • Lenny, The Money Pit, Universal, 1986
  • Second cell guard, King Kong Lives, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • Tony, Violets Are Blue ... , Columbia, 1986
  • Bartender, Five Corners, Cineplex Odeon Films, 1987
  • Burglar, Radio Days, Orion, 1987
  • (As Michael Starr) Second debt collector, Magic Sticks, 1987
  • Shipping coworker, Who's That Girl?, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Crocker, Funny Farm, Warner Bros., 1988
  • First chauffeur, White Hot (also known as Crack in the Mirror), Triax Distribution Group, 1988
  • (As Michael Starr) Man with bullhorn, Punchline, Columbia, 1988
  • Wilson, The Chair (also known as Hot Seat), Imperial Entertainment, 1988
  • First man, Born on the Fourth of July, Universal, 1989
  • Hardhat, "Oedipus Wrecks," New York Stories, Buena Vista, 1989
  • Mr. Zirella, Lean on Me, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Pooter the clown, Uncle Buck, Universal, 1989
  • Security guard, Last Exit to Brooklyn (also known as Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn), Cinecom International, 1989
  • Third auto worker in bowling alley, Collision Course, Fox Video/President Home Entertainment, 1989
  • In a Pig's Eye (short film), 1989
  • Frankie, Miller's Crossing, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Frenchy, GoodFellas (also known as Goodfellas), Warner Bros., 1990
  • Superintendent, Blue Steel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990
  • Third bum, A Shock to the System, Corsair Pictures, 1990
  • Julie Martin, Billy Bathgate, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Firefighter, Mac, Samuel Goldwyn, 1992
  • Shaggy man, Freejack, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Tony Scipelli, The Bodyguard, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright (documentary), 1992, October Films,1993
  • (As Michael Starr) Detective Williams, Night Trap (also known as Mardi Gras for the Devil), Prism Entertainment, 1993
  • Hanif, Son of the Pink Panther (also known as Blake Edwards' "Son of the Pink Panther" and Il figlio della pantera rosa), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • Harold, Mad Dog and Glory, Universal, 1993
  • Vinnie, Me and Veronica, Arrow Releasing, 1993
  • Down on the Waterfront, Strand Releasing, 1993
  • Big Mike, On Deadly Ground, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Georgie Weiss, Ed Wood, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Hughie Bonner, Trial by Jury, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Joe Mentalino, Dumb and Dumber (also known as Dumb Happensand Mr. Dumber), New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Mulligan, Cabin Boy, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Newsroom reporter, The Hudsucker Proxy (also known as Hudsucker--Der grosse Sprung), Warner Bros., 1994
  • (Uncredited) Voice of Francis, Blown Away, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Baby's Day Out, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Radioland Murders, Universal, 1994
  • Sergeant Zikowski, A Pyromaniac's Love Story (also known as Burning Love), Buena Vista, 1995
  • Thumper, Clockers, Universal, 1995
  • Carl, Just Your Luck (also known as Whiskey Down), PolyGramVideo, 1996
  • Fitzie, Two If by Sea (also known as Stolen Hearts), WarnerBros., 1996
  • Fritz, Dear Diary (short film), DreamWorks, 1996
  • (Scenes deleted) Harry, The Birdcage (also known as Birds of aFeather), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996
  • Police officer on a beat, James and the Giant Peach (live action and animated), Buena Vista, 1996
  • Albert Salke, Hoodlum, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • C. J., Flipping, Dove International, 1997
  • Frank, A River Made to Drown In, Showcase Entertainment, 1997
  • Johnny, The Deli, Golden Monkey Pictures/Redwood Communications, 1997
  • Mike, Blood and Wine (also known as Blood & Wine), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Stalker, Cusp, 1997
  • Lesser Prophets (also known as The Last Bet), Prophetable Pictures, 1997
  • Crunch, Frogs for Snakes, The Shooting Gallery, 1998
  • Detective Lamaster, The Adventures of Ragtime, Twin Trees Film Group/Showcase Entertainment, 1998
  • Himself, The Shoe Store (documentary), 1998
  • Walt McGahn, Snake Eyes, Paramount, 1998
  • Young Felipe, Animals and the Tollkeeper, Spectrum Films, 1998
  • Eddie, Summer of Sam (also known as The Son of Sam), BuenaVista, 1999
  • Sean, Gloria, Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999
  • New Jersey Turnpikes, Universal, 1999
  • The Taxman, Phaedra Cinema/Kushner-Locke International, 1999
  • The Cactus Kid, 2000
  • Bobby Boulevard, Knockaround Guys, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Tono, Backflash, Paragon Film Group, 2001
  • Walter Sznitken, The Next Big Thing, Castle Hill Productions, 2001
  • Ron, Anne B. Real, Screen Media Ventures, 2003
  • Block, Jersey Girl, Miramax, 2004
  • Dandos, Under the City, Hyde Park Entertainment, 2004
  • Tony Bracey, Mickey, 2004
  • Elvis Has Left the Building, Capitol Films, 2004
  • Al, Hot Tamale, Riviera Films, 2005
  • Roy Gelles, Ice Harvest, Focus Features, 2005
  • Russ Millard, The Black Dahlia, Universal, 2006
  • Charlie, The Grasslands, c. 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Mike Widmer, Hardball (also known as Bullpen), Fox, 1994
  • Mickey Kinnear, EZ Streets, CBS, 1996-97
  • Kenny Sandusky, Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2000-2002
  • Miniseries
  • Terry Corbett, Common Ground, CBS, 1990
  • Big Tim, The Last Don (also known as Mario Puzo's "The Last Don"), CBS, 1997
  • Movies
  • First thug, Terrible Joe Moran, CBS, 1984
  • Stone Pillow, CBS, 1985
  • Hackett, Nasty Hero, 1987
  • Harry Lang, Nitti (also known as Frank Nitti: The Enforcerand The Frank Nitti Story), ABC, 1988
  • Hot Paint, 1988
  • First Groucho, Prime Target, NBC, 1989
  • Hamilton, Kojak: Ariana (also known as Ariana and The ABC Saturday Mystery Movie), ABC, 1989
  • Hamilton, Kojak: Fatal Flaw (also known as Fatal Flaw and The ABC Saturday Mystery Movie), ABC, 1989
  • Kojak: Flowers for Matty (also known as Flowers for Matty and The ABC Saturday Mystery Movie), ABC, 1990
  • Frenchie, The 10 Million Dollar Getaway, 1991
  • Tierney, The Shamrock Conspiracy, UPN, 1995
  • Mahmud Abouhalima, Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing (also known as Path to Paradise), HBO, 1997
  • Lieutenant Tony Rossini, The Lady in Question, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Lieutenant Tony Rossini, Murder in a Small Town, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Dot Collins, Tempted (also known as Seduction Fatale), HBO,2001
  • Theo, 3 A.M., Showtime, 2001
  • Specials
  • Driver, Nicky and the Nerd, syndicated, 1987
  • Doorman, Steven Wright in "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings" (also known as The Appointments of Dennis Jennings), HBO, 1989
  • Episodic
  • Max, "Small Potatoes," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1978
  • Al Vicente, "The Kingdom of Money," Crime Story, NBC, 1987
  • Al Merullo, "La lacrime d'amore: Parts 1 & 2," Wiseguy, CBS, 1988
  • Rude dinner patron, "Dinner Time," The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1988
  • Garrick, "The Visitation," The Equalizer, CBS, 1989
  • (Uncredited) Truck driver, "Everybody's Favorite Bagman," Law & Order, NBC, 1990
  • Pollard, "His Hour upon the Stage," Law & Order, NBC, 1991
  • Richie, "Blood Brothers: The Joey Di Paolo Story," Lifestories: Families in Crisis, HBO, 1992
  • Mert Zucker, Bob, CBS, c. 1992
  • David, "A Dark and Stormy Night," The John Larroquette Show, NBC,1993
  • Billy Kriezel, "Seat of Power," Frasier, NBC, 1994
  • Bert Williams, "The Incredible Derek," Nowhere Man, UPN, 1995
  • Building superintendent, "Rat Funeral," NewsRadio (also known as News Radio and The Station), NBC, 1995
  • (Uncredited) Mugger, "Small Sacrifices," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Steven Breck, "Purple Heart," Law & Order, NBC, 1995
  • Frank Muller (an aggravated neighbor), 3rd Rock from the Sun (alsoknown as Life As We Know It and Third Rock), NBC, 1996
  • Roy Hopkins, "The Trash Man," Deadly Games, UPN, 1996
  • Assault suspect, High Incident, ABC, 1996
  • The High Life, HBO, 1996
  • Axe, "Baby Love," The Pretender, NBC, 1997
  • Henry Dion, "Paper Dove," Millennium, Fox, 1997
  • John Engborg, "Grace under Construction," Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, 1997
  • Officer Hiller, "The Flirting Game," Home Improvement, ABC, 1997
  • Phil DeLuca, "The Jury," Early Edition, CBS, 1997
  • "Three of a Con," Players, NBC, 1997
  • Detective Alex Portman, "Shanghai Express," Martial Law, CBS, 1998
  • Pete Mosley, "Maybe It's You," L.A. Doctors, CBS, 1998
  • Detective Alex Portman, "Painted Faces," Martial Law, CBS, 1999
  • Kirk, "The New Client," Brother's Keeper, ABC, 1999
  • Tony Cicci, "Badda-Bing Badda-Bang," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9),syndicated, 1999
  • Bernard Fitzroy, "Tightrope," Falcone, CBS, 2000
  • Bernard Fitzroy, "Windows," Falcone, CBS, 2000
  • Senator Tony Marino, "The Lame Duck Congress," The West Wing, NBC,2000
  • Artie Levy, "Bruno Comes Back," The Handler, CBS, 2003
  • Bobby Paterno, "Sullivan, Rakoff & Associate," A.U.S.A., NBC,2003
  • Detective Marston, "Monster," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2003
  • Gil, "No Mas," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished), CBS, 2003
  • Big tough guy God, "The Book of Questions," Joan of Arcadia, CBS,2004
  • Mr. Iverson, "My Rule of Thumb," Scrubs, NBC, 2004
  • Big tough guy God, "Romancing the Joan," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2005
  • Big tough guy God, "Secret Service," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2005
  • Big tough guy God, "Spring Cleaning," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2005
  • Bully, "Tony the Tiger," Listen Up, CBS, 2005
  • Chief Vince Robinson, "The Dove Commission," CSI: NY, CBS, 2005
  • Monroe Cooper, "Black Water," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal InvestigativeService (also known as Naval CIS, Navy CIS, Navy NCIS, NCIS, and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS,2005
  • Willie, "DNR," House (also known as House, M.D.), Fox, 2005
  • Appeared as Louis, Karen Sisco, ABC and USA Network; in A Man Called Hawk, ABC; and in Spenser: For Hire, ABC.
  • Pilots
  • Stan Cummings, Love, Long Distance, CBS, 1985
  • Mike Widmer, Hardball (also known as Bullpen), Fox, 1994
  • Nick, The Gray Area, CBS, 1994
  • Pins and Needles, Fox, 1995
  • Mickey Kinnear, EZ Streets, CBS, 1996
  • Kenny Sandusky, Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Of Mice and Men, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1981-82, and (as Michael Brennan Starr) Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1981-82
  • Doug Frischetti, The Guys in the Truck, ATA/Sargent Theatre, New York City, 1982, then New Apollo Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Clapper boy and man with flowers, A Map of the World, Public Theatre, Newman Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Morrell, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Martin Beck Theatre, New YorkCity, 1985
  • The Foreigner, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1985-86
  • Appeared in Vesper's Ever; also appeared at the Manhattan Punchline Theatre, New York City.
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Lou, Fight Club, Vivendi Universal Games, 2004
  • Lawrence Adams, Louie Baccus, and second male hostage, S.W.A.T. 4(also known as SWAT 4), Vivendi Universal Games, 2005

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, January 20, 1995, p. 36

    User Contributions:

    Roland Schulz
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    Sep 10, 2014 @ 7:19 pm
    Mike would make a great actor for an Otto Skorzeny biography

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