Michael Des Barres Biography

Birthday: 1948-01-24
Place of Birth: London, England
Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Wiki Biography: Former British hard rock singer and front man of the 1970s Los Angeles band Detective, who were one of the featured acts on Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label and were produced to sound as much like Led Zeppelin as possible. A longtime friend & confidant of Led Zeppelin leader Jimmy Page, Michael Des Barres married Jimmy Page's longtime girlfriend, the notorious Rock groupie, Pamela Des Barres, herself also a former girlfriend to WHO drummer Keith Moon, composer Todd Rundgren, and experimental rocker Frank Zappa. She was also a former-member of the famed 1960s groupie clique "The GTOs." The couple had one child, a son named Nicholas Dean. Michael Des Barres has appeared on television and film a great many times and is considered quite a skilled actor. Indeed, he is probably much better known as an actor, having made appearances on highly rated television shows like "Roseanne" (1988), "St. Elsewhere" (1982), and especially as "Dog" on "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978), where he and Detective actually performed. He also did terrific work in a recurring role on "MacGyver" (1985) as Murdoc, a demented assassin bent on killing the title hero. In the 1980s, he briefly fronted Duran Duran offshoot Power Station.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The New WKRP in Cincinnati Jack Allen 1991 Comedy
Sex Diaries Sammy Horn 2011
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Ghoulies Malcolm Graves 1984 0, Reality Tv
Nightflyers 1988 Horror, Sci Fi, Thriller
Pink Cadillac 1989 0, Biography, 0, 0
Waxwork II: Lost in Time 1992 Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
The High Crusade Monsieur du Lac 1994 Adventure, Comedy
Silk Degrees Degrillo 1994 Action, Drama, Thriller
A Simple Twist of Fate 1994 Drama, Comedy
Poison Ivy: The New Seduction Ivan Greer 1997 Game Show, Biography
Sugar Town 1999 0
Ocean Park Gower 2002 Thriller
The Man From Elysian Fields Nigel 2002 Drama, Romance
Catch That Kid 2004 Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Hungry Bachelors Club Harold Spinner 2004 Comedy, Drama, Romance
California Solo Wendell 2012
Me Sanford 2014 Comedy