Michael Storm

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Michael Storm
Michael Storm Larry Wolek 1973.jpg
as Dr. Larry Wolek in One Life to Live, c. 1973
Born (1939-08-09) August 9, 1939 (age 75)
Chicago, Illinois USA
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Known for Dr. Larry Wolek
Television One Life to Live
Relatives Jim Storm (brother)

Michael Storm (born August 9, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor.

Storm has appeared on many television shows, but is recognized by many for his role as original character Dr. Larry Wolek on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, a role he played as a lead character from 1969 through 1992, and in a recurring capacity continually from 1992 until 2004. He was preceded in the role of Larry by his real-life brother, Jim Storm, who, in turn, had been preceded by Paul Tulley. In the storyline, Jim's Larry Wolek was badly burned in a fire and underwent plastic surgery, and Michael's Larry Wolek was revealed when the bandages were removed. This new plot device would prove so successful that many other shows, including Dynasty (and One Life to Live itself in later years), would use it when recasting key characters.[1]

Larry Wolek began as the young doctor at Llanview Hospital, and was the love interest of heiress Meredith Lord (Lynn Benesch). He wanted to marry her but became involved with nurse Karen Martin who became pregnant and Meredith became engaged to another. He married Karen Martin but she miscarried and they divorced. He then married Meredith Lord who was later murdered. After her death, he married a distant cousin, Karen (Judith Light), but in one of One Life to Live's most famous storylines, it was later revealed to him in court that she had been working as a prostitute during their marriage. He later married a fourth wife, Laurel (Janice Lynde) who also died. There have also been various girlfriends throughout the run of the show.

In 1970 he played Dr. Larry Wolek for a few episodes on the ABC soap opera All My Children in an attempt to persuade One Life to Live viewers to watch ABC's newest daytime drama.

He is also a stage actor and appeared in the original cast of Lanford Wilson's "Serenading Louie" at Circle Repertory Theater in New York.

He currently lives in California with his wife.

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  1. ^ Schemering, Christopher. The Soap Opera Encyclopedia, September 1985, pg. 159, ISBN 0-345-32459-5 (1st edition)