Fairman, Michael 1934–

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FAIRMAN, Michael 1934–

(Michael Eugene Fairman)


Born February 25, 1934, in New York, NY; children: Jeremy, Sky (daughter). Education: Attended New York University.

Addresses: Agent—House of Representatives, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Renna Management, 501 West Glenoaks Blvd., Suite 446, Glendale, CA 91202.

Career: Actor, writer, and director. Military service: U.S. Air Force, navigator; served in Japan; became second lieutenant.


Television Appearances; Series:

Nick Szabo, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1975–76, 1977.

Arnold Detweiler, a recurring role, Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1982.

Deputy inspector Knelman, Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1984–88.

Judge Douglas McGrath, L.A. Law, NBC, 1986–94.

Harry Silver, General Hospital, ABC, 1994–97.

Archbishop Damien, Sunset Beach, NBC, 1999.

Appeared as Paul Waterman, Love of Life, CBS.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Dr. Alan Tenant, World War III, NBC, 1982.

Dr. Aronowitz, Favorite Son (also known as Target: Favorite Son), NBC, 1988.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Man on stand, A Question of Guilt, CBS, 1978.

Lieutenant Anderson, Like Normal People, ABC, 1979.

Warden Livermore, Scared Straight! Another Story, CBS, 1980.

Marilyn: The Untold Story, ABC, 1980.

Hap Andrews, Fly Away Home, ABC, 1981.

Lieutenant Haskell, Found Money (also known as My Secret Angel), NBC, 1983.

Dr. Lowman, Anatomy of an Illness, CBS, 1984.

General Hatten, I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later, NBC, 1985.

Our Family Honor, ABC, 1985.

Robert Murphy, Glory Years, HBO, 1987.

Mal, Shameful Secrets (also known as Going Underground), ABC, 1993.

Clayton Edmunds, An Unfinished Affair, ABC, 1996.

Edwin Aldrin, Sr., Apollo 11 (also known as Apollo 11: The Movie), The Family Channel, 1996.

Michael Gartner, The Late Shift, HBO, 1996.

Sterling Conrad, The Christmas Wish, CBS, 1998.

Orville Gleason, The Perfect Wife, Lifetime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Dr. Bolton, An Enemy among Us, CBS, 1987.

A Place at the Table, NBC, 1988.

Sinclair, Words to Live By, CBS, 1989.

Dad, Hoggs' Heaven, Showtime, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Cal Stone, "Angels in the Wings," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1977.

"The Bard and the Bod," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1977.

Gerald Laslo, "Memory of a Nightmare," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1978.

Shoe store owner, "Turkeys Away," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1978.

Dr. Chamberlain, "Charlatan," Lou Grant, CBS, 1979.

Lieutenant, "Ladies of the Afternoon," Mrs. Columbo (also known as Kate Loves a Mystery), NBC, 1979.

Buddy Barker, "The Airplane Show," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1980.

John Brennan, "Tony and Brian," Taxi, ABC, 1980.

Lon (some sources cite Lou), "Episode 84," Soap, ABC, 1981.

Mr. Peters, "Kip Quits," Bosom Buddies, ABC, 1981.

Mr. Heller, "Daredevil," The Powers of Matthew Star, NBC, 1982.

Mr. Heller, "Genius," The Powers of Matthew Star, NBC, 1982.

Mr. Heller, "The Italian Caper," The Powers of Matthew Star, NBC, 1982.

Mr. Heller, "Jackal," The Powers of Matthew Star, NBC, 1982.

Senator, "Unthinkable," Lou Grant, CBS, 1982.

"Are You Sure Mike Wallace Started Like This?," Private Benjamin, CBS, 1982.

"I Wonder Who's Blackballing Her Now?," Private Benjamin, CBS, 1982.

"Sarah and the Buzz," Gavilan, NBC, 1982.

Colonel Harris, "The Rescue," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CBS, 1983.

Dr. Theodore Glaser, "If Thoughts Could Kill," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1983.

Eric Fenton, "Brother's Keeper," Knight Rider, NBC, 1983.

Mr. Taylor, "The Country Club," Filthy Rich, CBS, 1983.

Arnold Detweiler, "The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984.

Police officer, "Elegy in Steele," Remington Steele, NBC, 1984.

Raymond, "The Battle of Bel Air," The A Team, NBC, 1984.

Deputy attorney general, "Enos and Daisy's Wedding," The Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1985.

Henry Phelps, "Jerry's Mission," Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Fox, 1987.

Sergei, "Suitable for Framing," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1987.

"Harris Ankles PIV for Web Post," Newhart, CBS, 1987.

"Low and Away," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1987.

Dr. Westhaven, "Body Trouble," Dynasty, ABC, 1988.

Captain McKnight, "The Takeover," Alien Nation, Fox, 1989.

Carl Weller, "Return of White Cloud," Hunter, NBC, 1989.

Judge Casement, "Branded: Parts 1 & 2," Night Court, NBC, 1989.

Major general Edward Higgins, "Thanks for the Memories," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1989.

"Suspicious Minds," Mancuso F.B.I., NBC, 1989.

(As Michael Eugene Fairman) Cab driver, "The Return of Preston Giles," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

(As Michael Eugene Fairman) Clark, "It's My Art, and I'll Die If I Want To," My Two Dads, NBC, 1990.

Judge Mulhearn, "The Great Spontini—May 9, 1974," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1990.

Major general Edward Higgins, "Three Cheers for the Orange, White, and Blue," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1990.

Major general Edward Higgins, "War Is a Contact Sport," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1990.

Dutch Kincaid, "Pitch It Again, Sam," Cheers, NBC, 1991.

(As Michael Eugene Fairman) Reporter, "Plane Nine from Nantucket," Wings, NBC, 1991.

(As Michael Eugene Fairman) Train conductor, "Riding Backwards," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1992.

Ernie Niles, "Runaways," The Golden Palace, CBS, 1993.

Mr. Pensky, "The Barber," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

(As Michael Eugene Fairman) Vendor, "In the Hands of the Prophets," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1993.

General Quarry, "High Treason: Parts 1 & 2," The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (also known as Brisco County, Jr.), Fox, 1994.

Steve Ferguson, "Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1994.

"George Speaks His Mind," The George Carlin Show, Fox, 1994.

Sam Steadman, "Bar Mitzvah Boy," The Crew, Fox, 1995.

Jack Dykstra, "Hot Wire," High Incident, ABC, 1997.

John Vanderloop, "Why Can't Even a Couple of Us Get Along?," Brooklyn South, CBS, 1997.

Older Jason Nichols, "Synchrony," The X–Files, Fox, 1997.

Abe Goldberg, "Honest Abe," Viper, syndicated, 1998.

Publisher, "The Land/Titan/The Diary/Town of Remembrance/House on Barry Avenue," Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, Fox, 1998.

Ronald Wilk, "The Art of Murder," Mike Hammer, Private Eye, syndicated, 1998.

Dr. Markman, "Resurrection," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1999.

Frank, "If Memory Serves," Providence, NBC, 1999.

Harold Shaw, "Chapter Three," Boston Public, Fox, 2000.

Pierce's attorney, "Going Home," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

General Stryker, "Armed and Dangerous," Black Scorpion, Sci–Fi Channel, 2001.

Harold, "Wedding Presence," The King of Queens, CBS, 2001.

Porter, "Without Reservations," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

School board president Harold Shaw, "The Day After," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Adelei Niska, "The Train Job," Firefly, Fox, 2002.

Adelei Niska, "War Stories," Firefly, Fox, 2002.

Director of central intelligence, "Critical Condition," JAG, CBS, 2002.

Director of central intelligence, "Need to Know," JAG, CBS, 2002.

Bob, "Pictures of Lily," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2003.

Judge Henry Bouton, "Wild Card," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

David Rosen 2004, "Disco Inferno," Cold Case, CBS, 2004.

Milton, "Brotherly Love," 7th Heaven (also known as 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2005.

Thomas, "Transitions," Without a Trace, CBS, 2005.

Appeared as Buddy Reingold, Arli$$, HBO; as Buck Sikes, Bob, CBS; as Louis Sumner, Civil Wars, ABC; as Mr. Clark, Encore! Encore!, NBC; in Roc, Fox; and as Richard Cranshaw, Sweet Justice, NBC. Also appeared as Paul Rondere in "Do the Right Schwing," an unaired episode of Total Security, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mayor of Ewell, Peeping Times, NBC, 1978.

Dr. Ned Rosenberg, Stingray, NBC, 1985.

General Relkwin, MacGyver, ABC, 1985.

Meyer Lansky, Johnny Ryan, NBC, 1990.

Mort Harris, "24 Hours" (also known as "The Longest Day"), ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1994.

Judge Francis Firestone, Courthouse, CBS, 1995.

Television Director; Episodic:

Director of Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC.

Film Appearances:

Sergeant Claire, The Anderson Tapes, Columbia, 1971.

CHP captain, Any Which Way You Can, Warner Bros., 1980.

Harrison, The Kidnapping of the President, Crown International, 1980.

Bernard Lupowitz, Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen, American Cinema, 1981.

Fred, The Banker, Virgin Films, 1989.

John, One Day in Dallas, 1990.

(As Michael Eugene Fairman) Medical examiner, Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (also known as Picking up the Pieces), Paramount Home Video, 1991.

Chairman Jerry Schwartz, The Great White Hype, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1996.

Charlie Rebbins, Kid Cop, Brainstorm Media, 1996.

Bob Martin, The Nurse, LIVE Entertainment, 1997.

Carl, Cupid, Live Film & Mediaworks, 1997.

General Porter, Freedom Strike, A–pix Entertainment, 1998.

Brina's Problem, 1998.

Richard Holmes, Forces of Nature, DreamWorks, 1999.

Adlai E. Stevenson, Thirteen Days (also known as Thirteen Days Which Shocked the World), New Line Cinema, 2000.

Mr. Hartwell, The Perfect Tenant, Trimark Pictures, 2000.

Jason Goldwyn, Mulholland Dr. (also known as Mulholland Drive), Universal Focus, 2001.

Paul Sullivan, Wheelmen, Stretch Pix, 2002.

The colonel, The Hard Easy, Lightning Entertainment, 2004.

Warden Stankovic, Love Comes to the Executioner, Aura Entertainment, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Music lover and waiter, Cactus Flower, Royale Theatre and Longacre Theatre, both New York City, between 1965 and 1968.

Understudy for Fred Whitten and Jeff Cooper, Finishing Touches, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Understudy for Lusty McBride and Frank Schaeffer, Marco Polo Sings a Solo, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Appeared in other productions, including several off–Broadway plays and productions of the Oregon Shakespearean Festival.

Stage Work:

Assistant stage manager, Cactus Flower, Royale Theatre and Longacre Theatre, both New York City, between 1965 and 1968.



Adlai E. Stevenson, Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis (documentary), New Line Home Video, 2001.


Teleplays; Movies:

Found Money (also known as My Secret Angel), NBC, 1983.

Teleplays; Episodic:

"A Commercial Break," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1979.

"A Date with Jennifer," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1979.

"The Airplane Show," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1980.

"Most Improved Station," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1980.

"The Impossible Dream," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1982.



Cult Times, January, 1998, p. 11.

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