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Michael Des Barres

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Photos Michael Des Barres Birth name: Michael Des Barres
Birth date: 1948/01/24 (74 years old)
Birth place : Londres

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Biography for Michael Des Barres

Former British hard rock singer and front man of the 1970s L.A. band "Detective", who were one of the featured acts on Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label and were produced to sound as much like Led Zeppelin as possible. A longtime friend & confidant of Led Zeppelin leader Jimmy Page, Des Barres married Page's longtime girlfriend, the notorious Rock groupie, Pamela Miller, herself also a former girlfriend to WHO drummer Keith Moon, composer Todd Rundgren and experimental rocker Frank Zappa & she was a former member of the famed 1960s groupie clique "the GTOs". The couple had one child, a son named Dean.

Des Barres has appeared on television and film a great many times and is considered quite a skilled actor. Indeed, he is probably much better known as an actor, having made appearances on highly rated TV shows like "Roseanne" (1988), "St. Elsewhere" (1982) and especially as "Dog" on "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978), where he and "Detective" actually performed. He also did terrific work in a recurring role on "MacGyver" (1985) as "Murdoc", a demented assassin bent on killing the title hero. In the 1980s, he briefly fronted Duran Duran offshoot Power Station.

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Filmography

Title Role
Four Kings - Elephant in the Room (2006) TV Episode Nick Dresden
Alias - The Index (2005) TV Episode Miles Devereaux
Hawaii - No Man Is an Island (2004) TV Episode Preston Tucker
Dead Like Me - In Escrow (2004) TV Episode Gideon Jeffries
JAG Josif
Frasier - And Frasier Makes Three (2004) TV Episode Georges
Catch That Kid (2004) Brisbane
Gilmore Girls
She Spies - Poster Girl (2002) TV Episode Dr. Zirby
Charmed - We're Off to See the Wizard (2002) TV Episode Dark Priest
Ocean Park (2002) Gower
My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (2002) TV Series Eric Darnell
Providence - All the King's Men (2002) TV Episode Yule
Dead Last - The Crawford Touch (2001) TV Episode J. L. Crawford
Diary of a Sex Addict (2001) Sammy Horn
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001) Nigel
What They Wanted, What They Got (2001) Jimmy Cotton
Mulholland Dr. (2001) Billy Deznutz
Poison (2000) (TV) Evan Lazlo
Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta (2000) Christian Bell
The Hungry Bachelors Club (1999) Harold Spinner
Nash Bridges
Sugar Town (1999) Nick
The Pretender - Once in a Blue Moon (1998) TV Episode Douglas Willard, The Blue Moon Killer
Just Shoot Me! - Nina in the Cantina (1998) TV Episode Nick Hewitt
Jungle Book: Lost Treasure (1998) Kohabeez
Poison Ivy: The New Seduction (1997) (V) Ivan Greer
Ellen
Roseanne
Melrose Place
Hitz - What's Your Name, Who's Your Daddy? (????) TV Episode
Sliders - The Dream Masters (1996) TV Episode Prof. Vincent Cardoza
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
Spider-Man - Sins of the Fathers Chapter 5: The Rocket Racer (1996) TV Episode (voice) Jackson Weele
Widow's Kiss (1996) (TV) Steven Rose
Limp Fangs (1996) (V)
Too Something
Freakazoid! - The Sewer Rescue (1995) TV Episode (voice) Man In Hole
Renegade - Hit Man (1995) TV Episode Michael St. John
The Commish - Cry Wolfe (1995) TV Episode Aaron DeFord
Marker - Cloud Warriors (1995) TV Episode Beau
Northern Exposure - Zarya (1994) TV Episode Dzerzhinsky
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994) (as Michael des Barres) Bryce
The High Crusade (1994) Monsieur du Lac
L.A. Law - Silence Is Golden (1994) TV Episode Mr. Allesio
Silk Degrees (1994) Degrillo
Deep Red (1994) Lew Ramirez
Seinfeld - The Smelly Car (1993) TV Episode Restaurateur
The Jackie Thomas Show - Strike (1993) TV Episode Documentary Director
Under Siege (1992) Domiani
Batman
The Hat Squad - 92 Seconds to Midnight (1992) TV Episode
Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) George
The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991) TV Series Jack Allen (1991-1992)
Superboy
MacGyver
Super Force - As God Is My Witness (1990) TV Episode Jesse Caldwell
Father Dowling Mysteries
Midnight Cabaret (1990) Paul Van Dyke
21 Jump Street
Pink Cadillac (1989) Alex
ALF - Promises, Promises (1988) TV Episode Eddie
Ohara - Seeing Something That Isn't There (1988) TV Episode Roderick McConnell
J.J. Starbuck - Rag Doll (1988) TV Episode Benny Bijou
Miami Vice - Baseballs of Death (1988) TV Episode Shane Dubois - Whatever Works (1985) TV Episode
Life on the Flipside (1988) (TV) Road manager
Nightflyers (1987) Jon Winderman
Sledge Hammer!
Double Switch (1987) (TV) Simon
The Hitchhiker
St. Elsewhere - Loss of Power (1985) TV Episode Donald
Ghoulies (1985) Malcolm Graves
Cagney & Lacey - The Gang's All Here (1983) TV Episode Malcolm Kingsley
Hart to Hart - Downhill to Death (1980) TV Episode Syd Sado
The Rockford Files
WKRP in Cincinnati - Hoodlum Rock (1978) TV Episode Sir Charles 'Dog' Weatherbee
I, Monster (1971) Boy in alley
Joanna (1968)
Dixon of Dock Green - The Brothers (1968) TV Episode Philip Baker
The First Lady - King of Furness (1968) TV Episode Barry Wainwright
To Sir, with Love (1967) Williams
Z Cars - When Did You Last See Your Father?: Part 1 (1967) TV Episode Young Drunk
Mrs Thursday - The Old School Tie Up (1967) TV Episode Lawrence

Trivia

Appeared on the original "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978) as "Sir Charles 'Dog' Weatherbee," member of the fictional British hard-rock band "Scum of the Earth." Fourteen years later, he became a regular cast member of "The New WKRP in Cincinnati" (1991) as disc jockey "Jack Allen."

Replaced Robert Palmer as lead singer of Power Station when he was unable to tour with the group in 1985.

He wrote the lyrics to the song "Cleo Rocks" for "MacGyver" (1985) episode #4.9 of the same name.

He appeared on "MacGyver" (1985) as "Murdoc," an insane and ruthless villain who always seems to come back from the dead. His was originally slated to be a one-time appearance. Yet because he did such a good job, producers Henry Winkler and John Rich gave Des Barres a recurring role.

As a member of Power Station, Des Barres co-wrote and co-performed "We Fight For Love," the end-title-song for Commando (1985). He did not, however, appear in the movie.

His last name is pronounced "Deb-Barr."

Family

Spouse : Pamela Miller (29 October 1977 - ?) (divorced) 1 son

Author of the card

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