Michael Nouri

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Michael Nouri
Nouri in 2009
Born (1945-12-09) December 9, 1945 (age 74)
Years active1969–present
Lynn Goldsmith
m. 1976; div. 1978)

Vicki Light
m. 1986; div. 2001)

Michael Nouri (born December 9, 1945) is an American television and film actor.[1] His father, Edmond Nouri was born in Iraq.[2]

He may be best known for his role as Nick Hurley in the 1983 film Flashdance.[1] He has had recurring roles in numerous television series, including NCIS as Eli David, the father of Mossad officer (later Special Agent) Ziva David, The O.C. as Dr. Neil Roberts, and Damages as Phil Grey. He also appeared as Congressman Stewart with Queen Latifah in the 2006 comedy movie Last Holiday and LAPD Detective Thomas Beck in the science fiction action film The Hidden. He also starred opposite Julie Andrews as King Marchand in the 1995 Broadway adaptation of Victor/Victoria.

Personal life[edit]

Michael Nouri was married and divorced twice. His first marriage was to Lynn Goldsmith and his second marriage was to Vicki Light. He has 2 daughters, Hannah and Jennifer.

Filmography and stage work[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
1969 Goodbye, Columbus Don Farber Uncredited
1981 Gangster Wars Charles "Lucky" Luciano
1983 Flashdance Nick Hurley
1986 The Imagemaker Roger Blackwell
1986 GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Boulder (voice)
1987 The Hidden Det. Thomas Beck
1988 Thieves of Fortune Juan Luis
1990 Little Vegas Frank de Carlo
1990 Captain America Lt. Colonel Louis
1990 Fatal Sky Jeff Milker
1991 The Psychic Theodore 'Ted' Steering
1991 Total Exposure Dave Murphy
1992 Black Ice Ben Shorr UK title: A Passion for Murder
1993 Da Vinci's War China Smith
1993 American Yakuza Dino Campanela
1993 No Escape, No Return Dante
1994 Fortunes of War Father Aran
1994 Inner Sanctum II Bill Reed
1994 Lady In Waiting Jimmy Scavetti
1995 Hologram Man Edward Jameson Direct-to-Video
1995 To the Limit Thomas 'China' Smith
1996 Overkill Lloyd Wheeler
2000 Finding Forrester Dr. Spence
2001 Carman: The Champion Freddie
2001 61* Joe DiMaggio
2001 Lovely & Amazing Dr. Crane
2002 Terminal Error Brad Weston
2003 Klepto Dr. Cohn
2003 Stuey Vincent
2004 The Terminal Max
2005 Searching for Bobby D Angelo
2005 Boynton Beach Club Donald
2006 Last Holiday Congressman Stewart
2006 Invincible Leonard Tose
2009 The Proposal Chairman Bergen
2012 Any Day Now Miles Dubrow
2015 The Squeeze Jimmy Diamonds
2017 Teleios Nordham
2018 Con Man Uncle Joe
2019 Street Justice Capt. Bill Wallace pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
1970 Somerset TV series
1975 Beacon Hill Giorgio Bullock 11 episodes
1975–1978 Search for Tomorrow Steve Kaslow Super couple Steve and Liza
1977 Contract on Cherry Street Lou Savage TV film
1979 The Curse of Dracula Count Dracula Episode: "Blood Stream"
1979 The Last Convertible Miniseries
1980 Fun and Games Greg TV film
1981 The Gangster Chronicles Charles "Lucky" Luciano Miniseries
1983 Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Alex Shepherd TV film
1983 Bay City Blues Joe Rohner 8 episodes
1984 Spraggue Michael Spraggue TV film
1985 Star Fairies Giant (voice) TV film
1986–1987 Downtown Det. John Forney
1986 Between Two Women Harry Petherton TV film
1986 Rage of Angels: The Story Continues James Moretti TV film
1988 Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story Charlie Wedemeyer TV film
1990 Shattered Dreams John Fedders TV film
1991 Changes Peter Hallam TV film
1992 In the Arms of a Killer Brian Venible TV film
1992–1995 Love & War Kip Zakaris 67 episodes
1992 Exclusive Reed Pierce TV film
1992 The Sands of Time Jaime Miro TV film
1994 Eyes of Terror Lt. David Zaccariah TV film
1995 Victor/Victoria King Marchand TV film
1995 Between Love & Honor "Crazy" Joe Gallo TV film
1997 Law & Order Dr. Michael Cosgrove Episode: "Harvest"
1998 This Matter of Marriage Adam Barr TV film
1999 Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Porfirio Rubirosa TV film
1999 Law and Order SVU Dallas Warner Episode: "A Single Life"
2000–2003 Touched by an Angel Carl Northum / Greg Sawyer
2001 Second Honeymoon Phillip TV film
2001 Gideon's Crossing Cardiologist 2 episodes
2003 The District FBI Agent Spencer Episode: "Sacrifices"
2003 The Lyon's Den Simon Freed Episode: "Beach House"
2004–2007 The O.C. Dr. Neil Roberts 19 episodes
2004 The Practice Dwight Haber Episode: "Avenging Angels"
2004 The West Wing Senator Roy Turner Episode: "Slow News Day"
2004 Cold Case Kyle Silver Episode: "Maternal Instincts"
2004 Medical Investigation Wes Douglas Episode: "You're Not Alone"
2004 The Young and the Restless Elliot Hampton 17 episodes
2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Syrran Episode: "The Forge"
2006 South Beach Warren Stella Episode: "Who Do You Trust"
2006 CSI: NY Denney Lancaster Episode: "People with Money"
2007 Brothers & Sisters Milo Peterman 3 episodes
2007 Without a Trace Byron Carlton Episode: "Run"
2007–2011 Damages Phil Grey
2007–2013 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Elder Roberts / Henry Webster 2 episodes
2008–2013 NCIS Mossad Director Eli David
2008 Privileged Miles Franklin Episode: "All About Love, Actually"
2009–2010 Army Wives General Ludwig 4 episodes
2009 Crash Wesley Thigpen 2 episodes
2010–2011 All My Children Caleb Cooney
2010 Legend of the Seeker Frederick Amnell Episode: "Bound"
2011 House Thad Barton Episode "Risky Business"
2013 Body of Proof Daniel Russo Episode: "Mob Mentality"
2013 Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer Galen Anderson TV film
2013 Major Crimes Congressman Steven Keller Episode: "Risk Assessment"
2014 The Exes James Malcolm Episode "The Old Man & the Holly
2014 Taken Away Senator Worthington TV film
2015 The Slap Thanassis Miniseries, 5 episodes
2015 Chicago P.D. Carlo Tafani Episode: "Never Forget I Love You"
2016 Blue Bloods Nick Constantine Episode "Town Without Pity"
2016 Heartbeat Gérard Panttiere Episode: "Match Game"
2017 Manhunt: Unabomber Bob Guccione Episode: "Publish or Perish"
2018 The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Norman Blachford 2 episodes
2018 Great Performances Episode: "Ellis Island: The Dream of America" with Pacific Symphony"
2018 Yellowstone Bob Schwartz 2 episodes
2018 Paper Empire Gino 1 episode


Year Title Role Notes
1968 Forty Carats Peter Latham Broadway
1995 Victor/Victoria King Marchan Broadway
2000 Call Me Madam Cosmo Constantine Reprise! Los Angeles
2001 South Pacific Emile de Beque national tour
2003 Camille Claudel Auguste Rodin Goodspeed Musicals
2004 Can-Can Aristide Forestier Encores!


  1. ^ a b "Michael Nouri". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "That Guy in Flashdance". Observer. February 16, 2004.

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