Michael Nouri

Active - 1969 - 2022  |   Born - Dec 9, 1945   |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Mystery

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American actor Michael Nouri is best known for his performance as Ben Hurley in the 1983 hit film Flashdance. Though he has been gainfully employed as a film actor, Nouri has been busier on television. He played the title role in the 1986 TV movie Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story, and was heard as one of the "star voices" on the daily syndicated cartoon series Challenge of the Gobots (1986). In the realm of daytime drama, Nouri was seen on a regular basis in Search for Tomorrow and Somerset. Michael Nouri has also starred in several prime time TV series, few of which survived past season one: He played amorous voice teacher Giorgio Balanci on Beacon Hill (1975), a handsome 500-year-old vampire on Cliffhangers (1979), Lucky Luciano on The Gangster Chronicles (1981), minor league baseball manager Joe Rohner in Bay City Blues (1983), and detective Joe Forney on Downtown (1986).

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