Starr, Mike 1950–

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Starr, Mike 1950–

(Michael Starr, Michael Brennan Starr)


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. Education: Graduated from Hofstra University.

Addresses: Contact—Alumni House, 150 Hofstra University, Hampstead, NY 11549-1500.

Career: Actor. Denver Theatre Company, Denver, CO, member of the company, 1984; appeared in television commercials. Worked as a bartender and bouncer.


Film Appearances:

(As Michael Starr) Patrol officer Desher, Cruising (also known as William Friedkin's "Cruising"), United Artists, 1980.

(As Michael Starr) Cave Johnson, The Bushido Blade (also known as The 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 Happens and 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), PolyGram Video, 1996.

Fitzie, Two If by Sea (also known as Stolen Hearts), Warner Bros., 1996.

Fritz, Dear Diary (short film), DreamWorks, 1996.

(Scenes deleted) Harry, The Birdcage (also known as Birds of a Feather), 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), Buena Vista, 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.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Terry Corbett, Common Ground, CBS, 1990.

Big Tim, The Last Don (also known as Mario Puzo's "The Last Don"), CBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; 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 Enforcer and 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.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; 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 (also known 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 Investigative Service (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.

Television Appearances; 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 York City, 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.



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