|Born||February 2, 1955|
Waverly, Iowa, U.S.
|Years active||1973–2001, 2014|
Michael Talbott (born February 2, 1955) is an American actor. He portrayed Det. Stanley Switek in the crime drama television series Miami Vice (1984–1989).
Talbott is best known for his co-starring role as Det. Stanley Switek in the 1980s television series Miami Vice. His other television credits include M*A*S*H, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, Eight is Enough and other series.
He appeared in a number of films, playing a bully in Carrie, a party-crasher in Big Wednesday, a highway patrolman in Any Which Way You Can, a reckless stunt driver in Used Cars, a real estate agent in Manhunter, and a reluctant deputy in First Blood. Talbott had a small part in National Lampoon's Vacation but his scene was edited out of the final cut, although his character "Cowboy" is shown in a photograph during the end credits, and his name appears in the credits as well.
As of 2011 he is also a spokesperson/presenter for Panteao Productions, a production company and distributor of firearms and tactical videos.
|1974||Big Bad Mama||Sheriff's Son|
|1977||The Reunion||Also director|
|1980||Any Which Way You Can||Officer Morgan|
|1982||First Blood||Deputy Balford|
|1983||Heart Like a Wheel||Englishtown Announcer|
|1983||National Lampoon's Vacation||Cowboy|
|1984||Racing with the Moon||Bill|
|1988||Miles from Home||Pickup Owner|
|1988||Going to the Chapel||Marty|
|1991||Guilty as Charged||Sparrow|
|1992||Hero||State Police Officer|
|1993||Acting on Impulse||Melvin|
|1995||Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys||Scumbag|
|2014||Sal and the Goon||Isaac Guthry||Short film|
|1973||Blood Sport||Bubba Montgomery||Television film|
|1974||Unwed Father||Corey||Television film|
|1974||If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever?||Dave McGee||Television film|
|1975||The Streets of San Francisco||Charles Reynolds||Episode: "Ten Dollar Murder"|
|1975||Sanford and Son||Pete||Episode: "The Family Man"|
|1976||Police Woman||Officer #1||Episode: "Trial by Prejudice"|
|1976||Baa Baa Black Sheep||S.P.||Episode: "The Cat's Whiskers"|
|1977||Dead of Night||Vinnie McCauley||Television film|
|1977||Kingston: Confidential||Billy Coughlin||Episode: "The Rage at Hannibal"|
|1977||M*A*S*H||G.I. #2||Episode: "Fallen Idol"|
|1978||James at 15||Casey Mahoney||Episode: "Star-Crossed Lovers"|
|1978||The Initiation of Sarah||Freddie||Television film|
|1978||A Death in Canaan||Trooper Miles||Television film|
|1979||Out of the Blue||Corman||Episode: "The Random Bust"|
|1980||Amber Waves||Tork Torkelson||Television film|
|1980||To Race the Wind||Burly Man||Television film|
|1980||Lou Grant||Warren||Episode: "Harassment"|
|1981||Eight Is Enough||Ozzie||Episode: "Father Knows Best?"|
|1982||This Is Kate Bennett...||Gary Harris||Television film|
|1983||Uncommon Valor||Fireman||Television film|
|1983||Memorial Day||Watney||Television film|
|1983||Scarecrow and Mrs. King||Phil Brunsky||Episode: "Sudden Death"|
|1984||The Seduction of Gina||Gregg||Television film|
|1984||The Jeffersons||Cowboy||Episode: "My Guy, George"|
|1984||Bay City Blues||Charlie||Episode: "Rocky IV-Eyes"|
|1984||Used Cars||Mickey||Television film|
|1984–1989||Miami Vice||Detective Stan Switek||110 episodes|
|1985||Space||Tom Savage||Television miniseries|
|1990||Sugar and Spice||Joe||Episode: "Breaking in Is Hard to Do"|
|1991||Runaway Father||Bill||Television film|
|1993||Jack Reed: Badge of Honor||Eddie Dirkson||Television film|
|1994||Jack Reed: A Search for Justice||Eddie Dirkson||Television film|
|1995||Out There||Haywood Roussell||Television film|
|1995||Jack Reed: One of Our Own||Eddie Dirkson||Television film|
|1996||Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance||Eddie Dirkson||Television film|
|2001||The Fighting Fitzgeralds||Callahan||2 episodes|
|2001||Three Blind Mice||Jimmy Farrell||Television film|
|1995||Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie||Car Jerk|
- Caulfield, Deborah (June 29, 1986). "A BIT OF 'VICE' IN IOWA". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
- "Iowans of the Stage and Screen". Times Republican. February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
- "Michael Talbott Biography (1955-)". Film Reference. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
- "NRA News Interview With Actor Michael Talbott". World News Network. December 18, 2010. Archived from the original on October 26, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
- Barkley, Meredith (June 13, 1990). "POLICE, NRA ADS PROMOTE GUN SAFETY". News & Record. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
- Buehner, Kristin (November 4, 2012). "Greene welcomes 9/11 firefighter, wounded veterans". Globe Gazette. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
- "Panteao Productions to sponsor Miami Vice themed side match at the Carolina Cup". Tactical Life. May 16, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2016.