Michael Storm

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Michael Storm
Michael Storm Larry Wolek 1973.jpg
Storm as Dr. Larry Wolek in One Life to Live, c. 1973
Born (1939-08-09) August 9, 1939 (age 79)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, musician
Known forDr. Larry Wolek
TelevisionOne Life to Live
RelativesJim Storm (brother)

Michael Storm (born August 9, 1939) is an American musician and actor.

Music career[edit]

After playing in a folk music trio called the Other Singers, Storm founded the Good Time Singers, a band formed to replace the New Christy Minstrels on The Andy Williams Show.[1] From December 1963-January 1964 Storm also performed shows with Gordon and Sheila MacRae, supported by their daughters Heather and Meredith and musician Craig Smith.[2]

Acting career[edit]

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.[3]

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Stax, Mike (2016). Swim Through the Darkness: My Search for Craig Smith and the Mystery of Maitreya Kali. Process Media. ISBN 9781934170656.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stax, pp. 29-34
  2. ^ Stax, p. 42
  3. ^ Schemering, Christopher. The Soap Opera Encyclopedia, September 1985, pg. 159, ISBN 0-345-32459-5 (1st edition)