Michael Beck Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Jul, 2021
Facts of Michael Beck
Date of Birth: 1949 , February-4
Age: 72 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Michael Beck
Birth Name John Michael Beck Taylor
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Memphis, Tennessee
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For Movies and Television series
Net Worth $4 million
Married Yes
Married to Cari Brendel
Children Two
Education Memphis University School, Millsaps College, London's Central School of Speech and Drama
Movies The Warriors, Xanadu, Battletruck, Forest Warrior, The Golden Seal, Triumphs of a Man Called Horse, Megaforce
TV Show Ryan's Hope, Holocaust, Celebrity, Houston Knights, Robin's Hoods, Walker, Texas Ranger
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Popular for his roles as Swan in The Warriors and Sonny Malone in Xanadu, Michael Beck is one of the renowned faces in the entertainment world. Debuting in 1971, the actor has been part of countless films and TV series. He also has a notable role in the CBS crime drama series Houston Knights.

Early Life, Education, Parents, Age, And Height

Michael Beck was born John Michael Beck Taylor on February 4, 1949, in Memphis, Tennessee, the United States. He was born one of nine children to his American parents.

Moving on, he went to Memphis University School and later attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, on a football scholarship. 

He was part of the Kappa Alpha fraternity in college. After earning a degree in economics, he was one of thirty (out of 2,500) candidates accepted for London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

During his college year, he appeared in stage plays such as Camelot as King Arthur, Of Mice and Men as George Milton, Romeo and Juliet as Tybalt, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

As of writing this article, the actor is 72 years old. He stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters). 

Net Worth Is In Million - What Are His Popular Film And TV Roles?

The Memphis, Tennessee-born actor has amassed a considerable amount of wealth throughout his long-decade successful acting career. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, he owns an estimated net worth of $4 million as of June 2021. Starting in 1971, the actor has been part of numerous films and TV series.

Michael Beck as Swan in The Warriors SOURCE: Facebook @Michael Beck

He made his film debut in the action film The Hard Ride in 1971. His biggest breakthrough was his role as Swan in The Warriors in 1979 and Sonny Malone in Xanadu in 1980.

The 72-year-old actor appeared in the NBC drama series Celebrity in 1984. Some of his other TV series and films include Robin's Hoods, Walker, Texas Ranger, Battlertruck, and Megaforce.

From 1987 to 1988, he was cast as Sergeant Levon Lundy in the CBS crime drama Houston Knights. He also made guest appearances in TV series like Born Free, Crusade, Nash Bridges, and JAG.

Tied The Knot With Cari Brendel

'Xanadu' actor is married to songwriter Carolyn 'Cari' Louise Brendel. The two tied the knot in September 1980, in an intimate wedding ceremony.

Michael Beck is the legendary actor of the 1970s SOURCE: Facebook @getTV

The couple welcomed their first child son, Jesse Beck, born in 1983. His wife also gave birth to their second child; a daughter, Ashley Beck, in 1986. 

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