Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Michael Elias Biography (1940-)
Born September 20, 1940, in Monticello, NY; son of Frederick (a physician) and Sylvia (a libarian and teacher; maiden name, Lifschite) Elias. Addresses: OFFICE--100 N. Pass Avenue, Burbank, CA 91522. AGENT--Contemporary Artists Agency, 1888 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
- Birth Details
- September 20, 1940
- Monticello, New York, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Prisoner Number Five, The Brig, Living Theatre, New York City, then transferred to Mermaid Theatre, London, 1963.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Performed at the Judson Poets Theatre, New York City, 1964-68.
- The Pitch, Padua Playwrights Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
- FILM DEBUT--The Night They Raided Minsky's, United Artists, 1968.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- The Brig.
- The Frisco Kid, Warner Brothers, 1979.
- Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--As part of the comedy team Elias & Shaw, The Tonight Show, six appearances, NBC, 1964-67.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- The Cosby Show, NBC.
- All in the Family, CBS.
- The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS.
- The Odd Couple, ABC.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK
- Co-creator and co-executive producer, Head of the Class, ABC, 1986--.
- Also, co-executive producer, Eye to Eye, ABC.