Cavanaugh, Michael 1942–

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Cavanaugh, Michael 1942-


Born November 21, 1942, in New York, NY. Education: Attended San Francisco State College.


Agent—Greene & Associates, 190 North Canon Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actor. Appeared with the American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco, CA, 1970-71.

Awards, Honors:

Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actor in a musical, 2003, for Movin' Out.


Film Appearances:

Lalo, The Enforcer, Warner Bros., 1976.

Feyderspiel, The Gauntlet, Warner Bros., 1977.

Peanuts, Heroes, Universal, 1977.

Rich, Over-Under Sideways-Down, Cine Manifest, 1978.

Undercover cop, The Lady in Red (also known as Guns, Sin and Bathtub Gin), 1979.

Patrick Scarfe, Any Which Way You Can, Warner Bros., 1980.

Manager, Comeback, 1981.

Stan Ramandi, Forced Vengeance, United Artists, 1982.

National Hod Rod Association Boss, A Heart Like a Wheel, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Garver, Full Fathom Five, 1990.

Walters, Kid (also known as Back for Revenge), 1991.

Safe House, 1992.

Robinson, A Passion to Kill (also known as Rules of Obsession), 1994.

Lieutenant Lyle, Illegal in Blue, 1995.

Vice President Baker, Strategic Command, Command Productions, 1997.

Grayson, Inferno (also known as Operation Cobra), New Horizons, 1997.

Captain Lange, Crash Dive (also known as Crash Dive: The Chase Is On), 1997.

Barnes, Black Thunder, Concorde-New Horizons, 1997.

Voice of Judge, In Dreams, DreamWorks, 1998.

Dr. Malcolm Keogh, The Haunting (also known as La Maldicion), DreamWorks, 1999.

Norman Fase, Romp, 1999.

Harbor, Dancing in September, 2000.

Captain, Under Pressure (also known as Escape Under Pressure and The Cruel Deep), 2000.

Colonel Jim Donaman, Militia, 2000.

Chief Sam Davis, Ablaze, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Ian McMillan, Thy Neighbor's Wife (also known as Poison), New City Releasing, 2001.

Colonel Vandamar, Raptor, New Concorde, 2001.

Chairman Paul Devereuax, Collateral Damage, Warner Bros., 2002.

Forensic dentist, Red Dragon (also known as Roter Drache), Universal, 2002.

Judge, Holes, Buena Vista, 2003.

Mike, Chance (short),, 2004.

Beretsky, Moonlight Serenade, 2006.

Michael O'Hara, Down the P.C.H., Vanguard Cinema, 2006.

Mr. Peyton, All the King's Men (also known as Das Spiel der macht), Sony, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Captain Lester Cain, Hunter, NBC, 1984.

District attorney Patterson, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1985.

George Fox, Starman, ABC, 1986-87.

Lieutenant Pendleton, Joe Bash, 1986.

Sheriff George Patterson/Andre du Pres, Dark Shadows (also known as Dark Shadows Revival), 1991.

Marcek, Vanishing Son, 1995.

Dennis Grassi, C-16: FBI, ABC, 1997.

Franklin J. Becker, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 2003-2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Captain Lake, A Rumor of War, CBS, 1980.

U.S. marshal, Blood Feud, 1983.

Gene Brooks, A Death in California (also known as Psychopath), ABC, 1985.

Michael Jordan, People Like Us, 1990.

Sheriff George Patterson, Dark Shadows, 1990.

Dr. Chandler (part one), False Arrest, ABC, 1991.

Campfield, a soil specialist, Intruders, CBS, 1992.

Seth, The Fire Next Time, CBS, 1993.

Walter Wanger, Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Rich, Over-Under, Sideways-Down, 1977.

Steve Vector, Portrait of a Stripper (also known as The Secret Life of Susie Hanson), CBS, 1979.

Steve, Eleventh Victim (also known as The Lakeside Killer), CBS, 1979.

Stocker, Gideon's Trumpet, CBS, 1980.

Jesse James, Belle Starr, CBS, 1980.

George, Miracle on Ice, ABC, 1981.

Roy Henderson, Night Partners, 1983.

Garage attendant, Final Jeopardy, NBC, 1985.

Bill Orfman, Hostage Flight, NBC, 1985.

Gene Scott, Second Serve (also known as I Change My Life), CBS, 1986.

Lieutenant Marcus, Street of Dreams, CBS, 1988.

Detective, Promised a Miracle, CBS, 1988.

Wolf, 1989.

Dean Boyle, Two to Tango, 1989.

Kaplan, Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story, 1991.

Walter Winchell, Marilyn and Me, 1991.

Rockwell, Spy Games, 1991.

Aarons, Somebody's Daughter, 1992.

Pete Hall, Sworn to Vengeance, CBS, 1993.

Captain Rawlins, Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story, CBS, 1993.

Vinnie Stellino, Donato and Daughter (also known as Dead to Rights and Under Threat), CBS, 1993.

Hart to Hart: Hart to Hart Returns, NBC, 1993.

Evy Scotvold, Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story, NBC, 1994.

Judge Warren Curtis, Eye of the Stalker (also known as "Eye of the Stalker": A Moment of Truth Movie), NBC, 1995.

Captain Lange, Crash Dive (also known as Crash Dive: The Chase Is On), HBO, 1996.

Roy Ward, Night Hunter, HBO, 1997.

Harry, Breast Men, HBO, 1997.

Dr. Williamson, Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story, Lifetime, 1998.

After All, Black Entertainment Television, 1999.

Mutiny, NBC, 1999.

Senator Townsend, The Warden, 2000.

Harbor, Dancing in September, HBO, 2000.

Donaldson, Militia, HBO, 2000.

Williams, Epoch, Sci-Fi Channel, 2000.

Senator Paul Townsend, Warden of Red Rock, Showtime, 2001.

Brother John, When Billie Beat Bobby (also known as Billie contre Bobby: La bataille des sexes), ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Policeman, To the Moon, Alice, 1991.

Cunningham, Just Deserts, 1992.

Macy's 4th of July Spectacular, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Whitey, Doctor Scorpion, ABC, 1978.

Bobby Joe Adams, The Texas Rangers, NBC, 1981.

Pelham, For Love and Honor, 1983.

Captain Lester Cain, Hunter (movie), NBC, 1984.

Doherty, Angel Street, CBS, 1992.

Dennis Grassi, C-16: FBI, ABC, 1997.

Just Legal, The WB, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

O'Neill, "The Red File: Part 1," Dallas, 1979.

John Traynor, "Deadlock in Parma," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), 1980.

Felber, "Harrigan's Angels," Charlie's Angels, 1980.

Woody, "The Bank Job: Parts 1 & 2," Diff'rent Strokes, 1980.

Tom Dempsey, "Home Fires Burning," CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), 1981.

Vance, "The Killing," Vega$, 1981.

Joe, Fitz and Bones, 1981.

Carl Hines, "The Mumbler," T. J. Hooker, 1983.

Avery Thiel, "A Distant Shout of Thunder," Tales of the Gold Monkey (also known as Tales of the Golden Monkey), 1983.

Detective Roy Henderson, Partners, CBS, 1983.

Byron, "The Showgirl Murders," Matt Houston, 1983.

King, "Deadly Maneuvers," The A-Team, 1984.

George Davis, "Eyewitness," Matt Houston, 1984.

Captain Bishop, "A Wind from the East," Call to Glory, 1984.

Coach, "As Difficult as ABC," Highway to Heaven, 1985.

John Lefferts, "Alamo Jobe," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1985.

Lieutenant Johnson, Cagney & Lacey, 1985.

Stoner, "Fortune Teller," Airwolf (also known as Lobo del aire), 1985.

Michael Donahue, "Countdown," MacGyver, ABC, 1986.

Gerald Falken, "The Triumvirate," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, 1986.

Mac Hoover, "Sounds from a Silent Clock: Parts 1 & 2," Our House, 1987.

Phillips, Wolf, 1989.

Paul Richardson, "The Accidental Jurist," L.A. Law, NBC, 1989.

Major General Proctor, "Three Cheers for the Orange, White and Blue," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1990.

Captain Robert DeSoto, "Tin Man," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), 1990.

Al Brown, "The Arsonist," Matlock, NBC, 1991.

Clay Harding, "Bad Water," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993.

Sheriff, "Conduit," The X-Files, Fox, 1993.

Dr. Carlton, "Smart Kids," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1993.

Suzanne's dad, "24 Hours," ER, NBC, 1994.

"Once Burned, Twice Chey," Renegade, 1994.

Captain Rohmer, "Night Flight," The Burning Zone, UPN, 1996.

Len, "Caulksmanship," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

"Sins of the Mother," High Tide, 1996.

Curtis Bilson, "The Phoenix," Pacific Blue, 1996.

Pilot Rick McKee, "Night Flight," The Burning Zone, 1996.

Dean, "The Switch," The Secret World of Alex Mack (also known as Alex Mack), Nickelodeon, 1997.

Primate center director, "Food Chains," The Practice, ABC, 1998.

Dennis Grassi, "Hitting Olansky," C-16: FBI, ABC, 1998.

Timothy Scully, "Green Justice," L.A. Heat, 1999.

Pharmaceutical executive, "In This White House," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

Any Day Now, Lifetime, 2000.

"The Letter of the Law," Push, Nevada, 2002.

Mr. Barnes, "Home Grown," The Agency, CBS, 2002.

"Human Error," Mister Sterling, NBC, 2003.

Judge Boilings, "Chapter Six-Seven," Boston Public, Fox, 2003.

Talkative hobo, "Pick a Number," Carnivale, HBO, 2003.

Joseph O'Laughlin, "Day 3: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.," 24, Fox, 2004.

Joseph O'Laughlin, "Day 3: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.," 24, Fox, 2004.

Joseph O'Laughlin, "Day 3: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.," 24, Fox, 2004.

Joseph O'Laughlin, "Day 3: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2004.

Heyman, "Blood Is Thicker," Las Vegas, NBC, 2004.

Voice of tailor hero, "Wayne's Ripping Adventure/Meet Eubie's Cousin," Higglytown Heroes (animated), Disney Channel, 2005.

(Uncredited) Harland, "Human Nature," Point Pleasant, Fox, 2005.

Bobby Davenport, "Mr. Monk Goes to a Wedding," Monk, USA Network, 2005.

Medium, NBC, 2005.

Just Legal, The WB, 2005.

E-Ring, NBC, 2005.

Senator Alan Corman, "The Woman in the Garden," Bones, Fox, 2006.

David Poole, "The Hen House," Cold Case, CBS, 2006.

Bobby Davenport, "Mr. Monk Is at Your Service," Monk, USA Network, 2007.

Judge Newman, "Teacher's Pet," Shark, CBS, 2007.

Father Muloney, Fashion House, MyNetwork, 2007.

Also appeared in "D. B. Cooper/McCoy," FBI: The Untold Story.

Stage Appearances:

(Broadway debut) Oh! Calcutta!, Eden Theatre, 1969.

Randle Patrick McMurphy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA, 1973.

Lead vocalist and piano player, Movin' Out, Shubert Theater, Chicago, IL, then Richard Rogers Theatre, New York City, 2002.


Video Games:

Telamon doctor, Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom, 1995.

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