Michael Cole

Active - 1961 - 1993  |   Born - Jul 3, 0001 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Mystery

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Biography

Lead actor Michael Cole first appeared on screen in the '60s.

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  • Tended bar in Las Vegas before turning to acting.
  • Made guest appearances on Gunsmoke and Run for Your Life before starring on The Mod Squad.
  • Aaron Spelling picked him for the role of Pete Cochran on The Mod Squad; although Cole did not want the part at first, Spelling talked him into it.
  • Became somewhat reclusive after his mother died of breast cancer.
  • Toured with theater productions after The Mod Squad ended.
  • Entered the Betty Ford Center in 1994 for alcoholism.