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Michael Durrell

Michael Durrell

Highest Rated: 98% Defending Your Life (1991)

Lowest Rated: 98% Defending Your Life (1991)

Birthday: Oct 6, 1943

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A character player and occasional leading man of TV and infrequent feature films, Michael Durrell is best recalled for his recurring role as the father of Donna Martin (Tori Spelling), on "Beverly Hills, 90210," a role he has played since 1992. After studying acting with Stella Adler, he began his career in NYC playing Peter Wexler on the CBS daytime drama "The Guiding Light" for several years. Durrell made the move to primetime with a guest appearance on a 1977 episode of "Kojak" and soon after was playing roles in TV-movies ("A Killing Affair" CBS, 1977) and miniseries ("The Immigrants" syndicated, 1978).

Highest rated movies

98% Defending Your Life

Photos

Dexter, Chris Vance (L), Michael Durrell (R), 'In The Beginning', Season 5, Ep. #10, 11/28/2010, ©SHO

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 29% Christmas in the City Santa (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 25% Bald Mr. Alan Stern (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 25% Magma: Volcanic Disaster President Fletcher (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 53% Illegal in Blue Michael Snyder (Character) - 1995
98% 83% Defending Your Life Agency Head (Character) $16.2M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Code Michael Barnes (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Success Company Herman (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Secret of Harvest Home Ty Barth (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
90% 87% Grace and Frankie Sonny (Guest Star) 2016
86% 83% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
71% 81% Dexter Stuart Frank (Guest Star) 2010
6% No Score Yet Mental Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 71% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
79% 84% Brothers & Sisters Judge Howard Chandler (Guest Star) 2007
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Mr. Katzburg (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
83% 93% NYPD Blue Judge Kepler (Guest Star) 2004
64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 92% Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-2000
No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
91% 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Gen. Hazar (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silk Stalkings Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1986-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Whitney Ferris (Guest Star) 1988
97% 82% Hill Street Blues Joe Furillo (Guest Star) 1983 1985-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 66% Highway to Heaven Jim Haynes (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
67% 75% V Robert Maxwell (Guest Star) 1984
69% 89% V: The Final Battle Unknown (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodnight, Beantown Ed (Guest Star) 1983
58% 89% V: The Original Miniseries Robert Maxwell (Character) 1983
No Score Yet 80% Knight Rider Paul DeBrett (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 93% Soap Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Chase Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Howard Altman (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Kenny Murray (Guest Star) 1977