Mike Starr (actor)

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Mike Starr
Born Michael Starr
(1950-07-29) July 29, 1950 (age 68)
Flushing, New York, U.S.
Residence Riverdale, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Joanne Starr
Children 3
Relatives Beau Starr (brother)

Michael Starr (born July 29, 1950) is an American character actor. He is notable for his large size, standing 6 ft 3 ​12 in (192 cm) tall, and has typically been typecast as a thug or henchman.

Early life[edit]

Michael Starr was born in Flushing, New York, the son of a retail employee mother and a meatpacker father. He is of Irish and Polish descent.[1] He graduated from Hofstra University. His older brother Beau Starr is also an actor.[2]

Career[edit]

Starr has featured in notable films such as Goodfellas, The Bodyguard, Ed Wood, Miller's Crossing, Jersey Girl, Dumb and Dumber, The Last Dragon and The Ice Harvest.

Personal life[edit]

Starr resides in Riverdale, New York with his wife, Joanne, and their three children.

Filmography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Squeeze Play! Salon Proprietor
1980 Cruising Patrolman Dasher
1981 Tales of the Haunted Tom
The Bushido Blade Thug
1984 The Natural Boone
1985 The Last Dragon Rock
Cat's Eye Ducky
The Protector Hood
Love, Long Distance Stan Cummings
1986 The Money Pit Lenny
Violets Are Blue Tony
Off Beat James Bonnell
King Kong Lives Cell Guard
1987 Radio Days Burglar
Magic Sticks Debt Collector
Who's That Girl Shipping Co-Worker
Five Corners Bartender
The Avenger Hackett
1988 Hot Paint N/A
Frank Nitti: The Enforcer Sergeant Harry Lang
Funny Farm Crocker
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings Doorman
Punchline Man with Bullhorn
The Chair Wilson
1989 White Hot Chauffeur
New York Stories Hardhat
Lean on Me Mr. Zirella
Collision Course Auto Worker
Last Exit to Brooklyn Security Guard
Uncle Buck Pooter the Clown
Prime Target Groucho
Kojak: Fatal Flaw Hamilton
Born on the Fourth of July Man in Bar
Kojak: Ariana Hamilton
1990 Blue Steel Superintendent
A Shock to the System Homeless Man
Goodfellas Frenchy
Miller's Crossing Frankie
Kojak: Flowers for Matty Hamilton
1991 The 10 Million Dollar Getaway Robert "Frenchy" McMahon
Billy Bathgate Julie Martin
1992 Freejack SHaggy Man
Mac Fireman
The Bodyguard Tony
1993 Mad Dog and Glory Harold
Night Trap Detective Williams
Son of the Pink Panther Hanif
Me and Veronica Vinnie
Down on the Waterfront Rodney
1994 Cabin Boy Mulligan
The Hudsucker Proxy Newsroom Reporter
On Deadly Ground Big Mike
Blown Away Francis the Barkeeper
Baby's Day Out Jojo Ducky
Trial by Jury Hughie Bonner
Ed Wood George Weiss
Dumb and Dumber Joe Mentalino
1995 The Shamrock Conspiracy Tierney
A Pyromaniac's Love Story Sgt. Zikowski
Pins and Needles Arnold Swanson
Clockers Thumper
1996 Flipping C.J / Fat Dude
Two If by Sea Fitzie
James and the Giant Peach Cop
Blood and Wine Mike
Just Your Luck Carl
Dear Diary Fritz
1997 Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Mahmud Abouhalima
Hoodlum Albert Salke
The Deli Johnny
Lesser Prophets Larry
A River Made to Drown In Frank
Cusp Stalker
1998 Animals with the Tollkeeper Young Felipe
Frogs for Snakes Crunch Gwiazda
Snake Eyes Walt McGahn
The Adventures of Ragtime Detective Lamaster
1999 Taxman Mike Neals
Murder in a Small Town Tony
Gloria Sean
Summer of Sam Sam
The Lady in Question Detective Tony Rossini
New Jersey Turnpikes N/A
2000 The Cactus Kid Di Pasquale
2001 3 A.M. Theo
Tempted Dot Collins
Knockaround Guys Bobby Boulevard
The Next Big Thing Walter Sznitken
Backflash Tono
2003 Anne B. Real Janitor
2004 Jersey Girl Block
Mickey Tony
Elvis Has Left the Building Sal
Under the City Ed Dandos
2005 Jane Doe: The Wrong Face Kramer
The Ice Harvest Roy Gelles
2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage Lou Carson
Hot Tamale Al
The Black Dahlia Detective Russ Millard
2008 Dough Boys N/A
Lone Rider Lloyd
Osso Bucco Jelly Dinotto
Black Crescent Moon Leroy Brown
2009 Lonely Street JG
Black Dynamite Rafelli
I Hate Valentine's Day John
Chicago Overcoat Lorenzo Galante
Wrong Turn at Tahoe Paulie
2010 Cash Melvin Goldberg
The Payoff Mr. Sweet
2011 Kill the Irishman Leo "Lips" Moceri
Walk a Mile in My Pradas John
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life Officer Polansky
2012 BuzzKill Agent Brady
Mancation Mr. Vanderplatt
Delivering the Goods Domenico
2013 Buddies N/A
Ketchup and A Camera Russian Interviewer
2015 Bereave George
The Girl Is in Trouble Fixer
Welcome to Forever Roy Molnar
The Wannabe Jerry
Dancer and the Dame Poochareli
2016 The Bronx Bull Jerry
Bad Santa 2 Jolly Santa
The Girl in the Pink Motel Captain Peter Shaw
Small Fish Barry

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Hawaii Five-O Max Episode: "Small Potatoes"
1984 Young People's Specials Driver Episode: "Nicky and the Nerd"
1986 Spenser: For Hire Mike Stratus Episode: "A Day's Wages"
1987 Crime Story Al Vicente Episode: "The Kingdom of Money"
1988 The Tracey Ullman Show Episode: "Rude Dinner Patron" 1 Episode
1989 The Equalizer Garrick Episode: "The Visitation"
A Man Called Hawk N/A Episode: "Passing the Bar"
Wiseguy Al Merullo 1 Episode
Tattingers N/A Episode: "Ex-Appeal"
1990-1995 Law & Order Various Roles 3 Episodes
1992 The Specialists Voice
Lifestories: Families in Crisis Richie Episode: "Blood Brothers: The Joey DiPaolo Story"
1993 Bob Mert Zucker Episode: "Neighbourhood Watch"
1994 The John Larroquette Show David Coltrane Episode: "A Dark and Stormy Night"
Frasier Billy Kriezel
Hardball Mike Widmer 9 Episodes
1995 Chicago Hope Mugger Episode: "Small Sacrifices"
Nowhere Man Bert Williams Episode: "The Incredible Derek"
Brotherly Love Gus Episode: "Such a Bargain"
NewsRadio Building Super Episode: "Rat Funeral"
1996-1997 EZ Streets Mickey Kinnear 12 Episodes
1996 Deadly Games Roy Hopkins Episode: The Trash Man
High Incident N/A Pilot
3rd Rock from the Sun Frank Muller Episode: "Angry Dick"
1997 Home Improvement Officer Hill Episode: "The Flirting Game"
Early Edition Phil DeLuca Episode: "The Jury"
The Pretender Axe Episode: "Baby Love"
Millennium Henry Dion Episode: "Paper Dove"
Grace Under Fire Engborg Episode: "Grace Under Construction"
Players Twitch Episode: "Three of a Con"
The Last Don Big Tim 1 Episode
1998-1999 Martial Law Detective Alex Portman 2 Episodes
1998 L.A. Doctors Pete Mosely Episode: "Maybe It's You"
1999 Brother's Keeper Rick Episode: "The New Client"
2000-2002 Ed Kenny Sandusky 45 Episodes
2000 Falcone Bernard Fitzroy 2 Episodes
The West Wing Senator Tony Marino Episode: "The Lame Duck Congress"
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Detective Ted Marston Episode: "Monster"
A.U.S.A. Bobby Paterno Episode: "Sullivan, Rakoff, & Associate
Without a Trace Gil Episode: "No Mas"
Karen Sisco Louis Episode: "Dumb Bunnies"
The Handler Artie Levy Episode: "Bruno Comes Back"
2004-2005 Joan of Arcadia Big Tough Guy God 4 Episodes
2004 Scrubs Mr. Iverson Episode: "My Rule of Thumb"
2005 Listen Up! Bully Episode: "Tony the Tiger"
NCIS Monroe Cooper Episode: "Black Water"
House Willie Episode: "DNR"
CSI: NY Chief Vince Robinson Episode: "The Dove Commission"
2006 Stacked Victor Episode: "Poker"
2008 Wainy Days Cabbie Episode: "Nan and Lucy"
The Middleman Cop 1 Episode
Life on Mars Nelson Episode: "Out Here in the Fields"
2009 The Office Grotti Episode: "Mafia"
2010 The Life & Times of Tim Angry Bar Guy 1 Episode
The Good Guys Bobby Kneecaps Episode: "Silvio's Way"
Days of Our Lives George 5 Episodes
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mike O'Doole Episode: "Rescue"
2011-2012 The Young and the Restless Angelo 30 Episodes
2011 Glee Usher Episode: "New York"
Childrens Hospital Taxi Driver 1 Episode
2012-2013 The Mob Doctor Al Trapani 4 Episodes
2012 Best Friends Forever Angelo 1 Episode
The Finder Benny Famosa Episode: "Voodoo Undo"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dominic Bruno Episode: "Homecoming"
2013 Psych Max Rizzo 1 Episode
Elementary Russell Gertz Episode: "Ancient History"
Chicago Fire Arthur 5 Episodes

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