Michael Fairman

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Michael Fairman
Michael Fairman in 2007.jpg
Fairman in 2007
Born (1934-02-25) February 25, 1934 (age 84)
New York City
OccupationActor, writer
Years active1965–present
Height5 ft 10 12 in (1.791 m)
Spouse(s)Joy Graysen

Michael Fairman (born February 25, 1934) is an American actor, and writer best known for his various roles during his long career, which started when he was 31 years old. This includes the role of Nick Szabo on the daytime drama, Ryan's Hope, his recurring role as Department Inspector Knelman on Cagney & Lacey, and the recurring role of Patrick Murphy on CBS's daytime drama, The Young and the Restless.

Additional television credits include,Charlie's Angels, Eight is Enough, Barnaby Jones, Taxi, WKRP in Cincinnati, Knight Rider, The A-Team, Remington Steele, Hill Street Blues, The Dukes of Hazzard, Newhart, 21 Jump Street, Dynasty, Night Court, My Two Dads, Quantum Leap, Cheers, Wings, Murder, She Wrote, Mad About You, Alien Nation, Seinfeld, L.A. Law, ER, Murphy Brown, Brooklyn South, The X-Files, Viper, Providence, Boy Meets World, Sunset Beach, Family Law, Boston Public, The King of Queens, Dharma & Greg, JAG, Firefly, Judging Amy, Just Shoot Me!, 7th Heaven, Without a Trace, Ghost Whisperer, Medium, Sons of Anarchy, Monk.

He also wrote five episodes of WKRP in Cincinnati.

Fairman was a longtime member of the Church of Scientology. He was featured in several promotional Scientology training films and eventually reached the OT VII level. Fairman left the church in January 2011, around the time he was declared a Suppressive Person.[1]


  1. ^ Ortega, Tony (April 23, 2011). "Michael Fairman, Familiar TV and Film Actor, Makes Public His Expulsion from Scientology". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 4, 2011.

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