|This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (July 2008)|
August 15, 1926|
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Died||July 8, 2011
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
|Partner(s)||Marion Ross (1988–2011, his death)|
Paul Michael (August 15, 1926 – July 8, 2011) was an American actor. He was a regular guest star on American television appearing in Kojak, Hill Street Blues, Alias, Gilmore Girls and Frasier among others. He played a cop in the Hollywood movie Batman.
He also played King Johnny Romano on Dark Shadows. He was also in movies such as "Mask of the Red Death" and made for TV movie, "Where There's a Will". He did many plays with his sweetheart, Marion Ross. They traveled together doing plays like "The Last Great Romance" among others. He was best known for his appearances on Broadway where he frequently played Zorba, Tevia in "Fiddler on the Roof" and the barber in "The Man of La Mancha". He danced in "Bells are Ringing" with Vivian Leigh.
Michael was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He began singing at a young age in school productions. He served as a sergeant in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Later, under the G.I. Bill, he received a B.A. in English literature from Brown University. He was married for 23 years to his third wife, actress Marion Ross. He is survived by his two sons Matt and Greg Michael.
- Escape to Glory (1940) - German Sailor
- Blue, White and Perfect (1942) - Felix (uncredited)
- Joan of Paris (1942) - German Captain (uncredited)
- House of Dark Shadows (1970) - Old Man
- Muggsy (1976-77) - Gus
- Pennies from Heaven (1981) - Bank Teller
- Batman (1989) - Cop
- Masque of the Red Death (1989) - Benito
- Judicial Consent (1994) - Ramirez
- The Streetsweeper (2002) - Enzo Morelli
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