Paul Michael

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Paul Michael
Born (1926-08-15)August 15, 1926
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died July 8, 2011(2011-07-08) (aged 84)
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1956–2006
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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[1]


Michael died from heart failure on July 8, 2011 at his home in Woodland Hills, California at the age of 84.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Actor Paul Michael dies at 84". Variety. July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 

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