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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 9, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA Profession: actor, singer

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Handsome actor Michael Nouri may have received his start on stage in the hit play "Forty Carats" (1968-1970) and on daytime dramas like "Search for Tomorrow" (CBS/NBC, 1951-1986), but his notoriety increased dramatically after he played Jennifer Beals' hunky boyfriend in the smash hit "Flashdance" (1983). On the basis of that considerable exposure, Nouri was poised to be a movie star, but subsequent outings like "The Imagemaker" (1986) and "The Hidden" (1987) failed at the box office and he returned to television. After a handful of short-lived series, Nouri was granted steady employment as a supporting cast member on the sitcom "Love & War" (CBS, 1992-95) and had a run on Broadway with Julie Andrews in the stage incarnation of "Victor/Victoria" (1995-97). A string of largely terrible direct-to-video productions somewhat tarnished Nouri's standing, but he was rarely idle, guest starring on a number of prominent primetime shows and undertaking secondary roles in major pictures like "The Terminal" (2004) and "The Proposal" (2009). Although international stardom proved elusive, Nouri went on to have a long and successful career as a respected character performer alternating between television, film and...

Handsome actor Michael Nouri may have received his start on stage in the hit play "Forty Carats" (1968-1970) and on daytime dramas like "Search for Tomorrow" (CBS/NBC, 1951-1986), but his notoriety increased dramatically after he played Jennifer Beals' hunky boyfriend in the smash hit "Flashdance" (1983). On the basis of that considerable exposure, Nouri was poised to be a movie star, but subsequent outings like "The Imagemaker" (1986) and "The Hidden" (1987) failed at the box office and he returned to television. After a handful of short-lived series, Nouri was granted steady employment as a supporting cast member on the sitcom "Love & War" (CBS, 1992-95) and had a run on Broadway with Julie Andrews in the stage incarnation of "Victor/Victoria" (1995-97). A string of largely terrible direct-to-video productions somewhat tarnished Nouri's standing, but he was rarely idle, guest starring on a number of prominent primetime shows and undertaking secondary roles in major pictures like "The Terminal" (2004) and "The Proposal" (2009). Although international stardom proved elusive, Nouri went on to have a long and successful career as a respected character performer alternating between television, film and the stage.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Taken Away (2014)
3.
 Dark Desire (2012)
4.
 Proposal, The (2009)
5.
 Invincible (2006)
7.
 Last Holiday (2006)
8.
 Terminal, The (2004) Max
9.
 Terminal Error (2002) Brad Weston
10.
 61* (2001) Joe Dimaggio
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Milestones close milestones

1969:
Broadway debut, "Forty Carats"
1975:
TV series debut as a regular, the CBS daytime serial "Search For Tomorrow"; played role of Steve Kaslo
1976:
TV debut on a variety special, "After Hours: From Janice, John, Mary and Michael, With Love" (CBS), featuring daytime TV actors performing
1977:
TV-movie debut, "Contract on Cherry Street" (NBC), starring Frank Sinatra
1979:
Star of short-lived gothic horror series, "The Curse of Dracula" (NBC)
1979:
First TV miniseries, NBC's "The Last Convertible"
1981:
Regular on short-lived TV series, "The Gangster Chronicles" (NBC)
1983:
Feature film debut, "Flashdance"
:
Had regular role on the short-lived baseball-themed TV series "Bay City Blues" (NBC)
:
Starred in role of John Forney in the CBS detective series, "Downtown"
1986:
Starred in the NBC miniseries, "The Rage of Angels: The Story Continues"
1988:
Had title role in a TV-movie, "Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story" (CBS)
:
Played recurring role of Kip Zakaris on the CBS sitcom, "Love & War"
1995:
Returned to Broadway to star opposite Julie Andrews in "Victor/Victoria"
1999:
Portrayed international playbopy Porfirio Rubirosa in "Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke" (CBS)
2001:
Headlined a tour of "South Pacific"
2004:
Cast in Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal"
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Education

Rollins College: Winter Park , Florida -
Emerson College: Boston , Massachusetts -
The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute: New York , New York -

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Vicki Light. Talent agent. Separated c. 1992; filed for divorce in fall 2001.
companion:
Roma Downey. Actor. Reportedly dating as of 2001.

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