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Also Known As: Sylvester Ciraulo Died:
Born: October 6, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A character player and occasional leading man of TV and infrequent feature films, Michael Durrell is best recalled for his recurring role as the father of Donna Martin (Tori Spelling), on "Beverly Hills, 90210", a role he has played since 1992. After studying acting with Stella Adler, he began his career in NYC playing Peter Wexler on the CBS daytime drama "The Guiding Light" for several years. Durrell made the move to primetime with a guest appearance on a 1977 episode of "Kojak" and soon after was playing roles in TV-movies ("A Killing Affair" CBS, 1977) and miniseries ("The Immigrants" syndicated, 1978).

A character player and occasional leading man of TV and infrequent feature films, Michael Durrell is best recalled for his recurring role as the father of Donna Martin (Tori Spelling), on "Beverly Hills, 90210", a role he has played since 1992. After studying acting with Stella Adler, he began his career in NYC playing Peter Wexler on the CBS daytime drama "The Guiding Light" for several years. Durrell made the move to primetime with a guest appearance on a 1977 episode of "Kojak" and soon after was playing roles in TV-movies ("A Killing Affair" CBS, 1977) and miniseries ("The Immigrants" syndicated, 1978).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Illegal in Blue (1995)
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 Sister Act (1992) Larry Merrick
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 Defending Your Life (1991) Agency Head
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 Family Sins (1987) Hamilton
8.
 Last Innocent Man, The (1987) District Attorney
9.
 Hotel (1983) Lieutenant Pellegrini
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Raised in Hartford, CT
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Appeared on "The Guiding Light" (CBS)
1977:
TV episodic debut, "Kojak" (CBS)
1977:
TV-movie debut, "A Killing Affair" (CBS)
1978:
Feature film debut, "Thank God It's Friday"
1978:
TV miniseries debut, "The Immigrants"
1980:
TV series debut in "Nobody's Perfect" (ABC)
1980:
Co-starred on TV series "I'm a Big Girl Now" (ABC)
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Appeared as regular on "Shannon" (CBS)
1983:
Starred in NBC miniseries "V"
1983:
Had key role in CBS miniseries "Chiefs"
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Was love interest on final season of "Alice" (CBS)
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Lost numerous cases as regular on "Matlock" (NBC)
1987:
Had regular role on "Santa Barbara" (NBC)
1992:
Had small role in "Sister Act"
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Played the recurring role of father of Donna (Tori Spelling) on Fox's "Beverly Hills, 90210"
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wife:
Charlotte Savitz. Producer. Executive producer of "Another World".

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daughter:
Gabriele Ciraulo. Student at Boston University.

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