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Also Known As: Maxwell Maclaine Died:
Born: November 23, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor

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With flawless "pretty boy" good looks, Caulfield has had to prove on stage that he is an actor while often being relegated on TV and in film to handsome second leads. He got the big Hollywood build up when he made his screen debut in the musical sequel "Grease 2" (1982), opposite the equally neophyte Michelle Pfeiffer. The film was unsuccessful and Caulfield's career stalled. He seemed to be more in the news for marrying Juliet Mills (of "Nanny and the Professor" fame), 18 years his senior, and for breaking into show business as a nude dancer, than for his performances. He returned to the stage, touring in the title role of "The Elephant Man" and appearing in "Entertaining Mister Sloane" in both NYC and L.A. He was featured (mostly in the nude) opposite Jessica Tandy and Elizabeth Wilson in "Salonika" at the Public Theatre in New York and in "Loot" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Caulfield's second film was "Electric Dreams" (1984), a modern-day retelling of "Cyrano de Bergerac". He scored a critical success in the underrated "The Boys Next Door" (1985), in which he and Charlie Sheen portray two bored, alienated California boys who embark on a series of violent escapades. He subsequently...

With flawless "pretty boy" good looks, Caulfield has had to prove on stage that he is an actor while often being relegated on TV and in film to handsome second leads. He got the big Hollywood build up when he made his screen debut in the musical sequel "Grease 2" (1982), opposite the equally neophyte Michelle Pfeiffer. The film was unsuccessful and Caulfield's career stalled. He seemed to be more in the news for marrying Juliet Mills (of "Nanny and the Professor" fame), 18 years his senior, and for breaking into show business as a nude dancer, than for his performances. He returned to the stage, touring in the title role of "The Elephant Man" and appearing in "Entertaining Mister Sloane" in both NYC and L.A. He was featured (mostly in the nude) opposite Jessica Tandy and Elizabeth Wilson in "Salonika" at the Public Theatre in New York and in "Loot" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

Caulfield's second film was "Electric Dreams" (1984), a modern-day retelling of "Cyrano de Bergerac". He scored a critical success in the underrated "The Boys Next Door" (1985), in which he and Charlie Sheen portray two bored, alienated California boys who embark on a series of violent escapades. He subsequently appeared in such undistinguished features as "Mind Games" (1989), "Project: Alien" (1990), "Animal Instincts" (1992), "Midnight Witness" (1993) and "No Escape, No Return" (1994). He appeared as Col. Strong Vincent in the epic "Gettysburg" (1993) and offered a wonderfully wicked turn as a self-involved, bubble-gum pop star in Allan Moyle's "Empire Records" (1995).

Caulfield was perfectly cast as bad boy Miles Colby first introduced on the ABC sudser "Dynasty" and then on its spinoff "The Colbys/Dynasty II: The Colbys" (ABC, 1985-87). He reprised the role for the miniseries sequel "Dynasty: The Reunion" (ABC, 1991). Other credits include featured roles in "The Parade" (CBS, 1984) and the CBS miniseries "Judith Krantz's 'Till We Meet Again'" (1989). In 1996, Caulfield joined the cast of the ABC daytime soap opera "All My Children" as the troubled artist Pierce Riley, a role he played until June 1997.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Second Chances (2013)
2.
 Snow Prince, The (2007)
4.
 Dragon Storm (2004) Silas
5.
 Facing the Enemy (2002) Harlan Moss
6.
 missing pieces (2000) Stuart
7.
8.
 Submerged (2000)
9.
 Perfect Tenant, The (2000) Bryan Hartwell; David Summer
10.
 Dazzle (1999)
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Milestones close milestones

:
Worked as nude dancer at Windmill Theatre, London
1978:
Immigrated to USA
1978:
New York debut, "Hot Rock Hotel"
1979:
Starred in "Class Enemy"
1980:
L.A. theatre debut, "Hitting Town"
1982:
Feature film debut, "Grease 2"
1984:
TV debut in lead, "Parade" (CBS)
1985:
Played Miles Colby in "The Colbys", a spin-off from "Dynasty"
1991:
Reprised role of Miles Colby, "Dynasty: The Reunion"
:
Played Pierce on the ABC daytime drama "All My Children"
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wife:
Juliet Mills. Actor. Born on November 21, 1941; married on December 2, 1980.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Peter Nelby Maclaine.
mother:
Oriole Maclaine.
father-in-law:
John Mills. Actor. Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor, "Ryan's Daughter".
mother-in-law:
Mary Hayley Bell. Author.
sister-in-law:
Hayley Mills. Actor. Born 1946.
brother:
Marcus Mclaine. Musician. Born c. 1963; was romantically involved with Hayley Mills until c. 1996.
step-son:
Sean Alquist. Mills' son from her first marriage.
step-daughter:
Mellisa Caulfield. Actor. Mills' daughter from her second marriage; born c. 1978.
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