Michael Fairman Biography

Height: 5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Wiki Biography: Michael Fairman is a veteran of film, stage and television, with a career spanning more than 40 years. He has portrayed Adlai Stevenson in the political thriller Thirteen Days (2000) starring Kevin Costner, was featured in David Lynch's Academy Award-nominated Mulholland Dr. (2001) and played Ben Affleck's father in Dreamworks' Forces of Nature (1999). This versatile actor can be seen regularly on television, having guest appearances on popular shows such as "ER" (1994), "The Practice" (1997), "The X-Files" (1993), "Boston Public" (2000), "Family Law" (1999) and "Dharma & Greg" (1997), to name just a few. He started out his career as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force. While stationed at Tachikawa Air Force Base near Tokyo, he joined a theater group and has been acting ever since. After the Air Force, he enrolled in the Dramatic Arts Department of New York University. Beginning with Oedipus in Sophocles Oedipus Rex, he played leads throughout college, including a series of classical roles at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. He has played everything from Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire" to Pozzo in "Waiting for Godot" to his critically acclaimed "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail" and was in numerous productions off-Broadway. This extensive stage experience led Michael to numerous recurring roles in such hit TV shows as "L.A. Law" (1986), "Hill Street Blues" (1981) and "Cagney & Lacey" (1981), and extended runs on the soap operas "General Hospital" (1963), "Ryan's Hope" (1975) and "Love of Life" (1951). Fairman is in the soon-to-be-released feature film comedy Wheelmen (2005).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1984 Drama
CBS Specials Dr. Bolton 2013 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Banker Fred 1990 Thriller
Cupid Carl 1997 Thriller
The Nurse Bob Martin 1997 Drama, Thriller
Freedom Strike Gen. Porter 1998 Drama, Action
Forces of Nature 1999 Biography
The Perfect Tenant Mr. Hartwell 2000 Thriller
Wheelmen Paul 2005 Comedy
Love Comes to the Executioner Warden Stankovic 2006 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Dead Silence Henry Walker 2007
Dark Streets 2008
A Voice in the Dark Mr. Anderson 2013 Drama