Michael Des Barres

Marquis Michael Philip Des Barres was born on 24. January 1948, in Sussex, UK. He was the only child of Marquis Philip Des Barres and his third wife Irene.
The Des Barres family had its origins in France, and the noble rank of Marquis is a heriditary title that can be traced back to 12th century France, when Guillaume Des Barres was given the title after rescuing the King of France from an enemy attack.
Michael’s parents separated shortly after he was born, and he grew up living with his mother who was a jazz singer.
Michael first got into acting at the age of eight, in 1956. He found an agent by looking in the phone book and soon he was appearing on television and in national advertising campaigns. One of his early TV-appearances was in an episode of the BBC comedy show “Whack-O!” in 1960. But his acting career was put on hold at the age of thirteen when his parents sent him to the Repton boarding school, where he stayed until he was expelled at sixteen because his hair was too long.
Michael Des Barres as “Williams”
in To Sir, With Love (1967).
Michael then attended the Corona Stage Academy in London for two and a half years, where he acquired a strong background in Shakespeare and classic theatre. It was during this period that he began songwriting and took up the guitar. He formed his first band called The Orange Illusion together with some fellow drama school students, including future punk pioneer Darryl Read. With Michael on vocals, the band played a few concerts at youth clubs around London in 1967 – 68.
Around this time, Michael guest-starred on several popular UK television shows, including Z Cars and Dixon of Dock Green. He also appeared with Tony Curtis in the movie Drop Dead Darling and as one of Sidney Poitier’s students in To Sir, With Love.
After drama school, Michael appeared in several stage productions, worked as a mime and formed a “mixed media” group called The Electric Church. He also continued to appear in guest-roles on various TV-shows. Eventually he was asked by Robert Stigwood to play a role in a controversial musical called The Dirtiest Show In Town. This led to a meeting with Andrew Lloyd Webber, who offered him a contract after Michael had performed a few of his self-written songs.
He was also given the chance to sing the part of Judas on the original demo recordings of Tim Rice and Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.
Wanting to form a band, Michael put an ad in Melody Maker in early 1972 looking for musicians. “Originally it was just me. I didn’t want to be a Bowie-Bolan figure, but then I decided I wanted a ballsy rock band”, Michael said later.
Nigel Harrison and Rod Davies were accepted into the band at the first day of auditions, and were later joined by Pete Thompson and Steve Forrest (who was later replaced by Robbie Blunt).
Silverhead
(l. to r.: Pete Thompson, Michael Des Barres,
Rod Davies, Steve Forrest and Nigel Harrison)
The band was named Silverhead, and became signed to Deep Purple’s label Purple Records. They released two studio albums, Silverhead (1972) and 16 And Savaged (1973). A live album called “Live at the Rainbow” was also recorded in 1973 and later released in Japan.
Silverhead toured Europe, Japan and the U.S., and played support for bands like Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Uriah Heep, Kiss and Nazareth. Silverhead split in the summer of 1974, before they had finished work on their third album (working title Brutiful). This was followed by a couple of unsuccessull solo-attempts by Michael later the same year.
After relocating to Los Angeles, Michael teamed up with former Steppenwolf guitarist Michael Monarch to form the band Detective in March 1975. Other members included Tony Kaye (Yes, David Bowie) and Jon Hyde (Hocus Pocus).
Detective
(left to right: Bobby Pickett, Michael Monarch,
Tony Kaye, Michael Des Barres and Jon Hyde)
Detective were signed by Led Zeppelin’s label SwanSong and released two studio albums in 1977, Detective and It Takes One To Know One.
In 1977 Michael also married Pamela Miller, whom he’d met while on tour with Silverhead three years earlier. Their son Nick was born the following year.
Detective split in the fall of 1978, before they had finished their third album.
In October 78, Michael appeared on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinatti – his first acting job on American TV. He played “Dog”, the vocalist in the “punk”-band “Scum of the Earth”, singing Detective songs. More guest-roles on TV followed, with appearances on The Rockford Files and Hart to Hart.
Michael’s first solo album I’m Only Human was released in 1980, produced by the legendary Mike Chapman. Throughout the 70s Michael had been battling with drugs and alcohol, but in 1981 he stopped completely and has stayed sober ever since. He would later create the “Rock Against Drugs”-program together with his friend and manager Danny Goldberg.
In September 1982, Michael formed the band Chequered Past together with Clem Burke, Frank Infante and Nigel Harrison from Blondie and Steve Jones from Sex Pistols. Shortly after, Frank Infante left the band and was replaced by Tony Sales (Iggy Pop, Tin Machine).
Chequered Past
(left to right: Steve Jones, Clem Burke, Nigel
Harrison, Michael Des Barres and Tony Sales)
The name of the band was not completely new, as Michael had already done a solo tour as “Michael Des Barres and his Chequered Past” the previous year.
Chequered Past did extensive touring in the US in the following years, and they also did support jobs for bands like Duran Duran, INXS and Little Steven. They released a self-titled album in 1984 which received good reviews, especially in Europe.
In 1983, Michael wrote and recorded the song “Obsession” together with Holly Knight, which was released without much success. But when the band Animotion covered it in 1985, it became a huge worldwide hit.
In June 1985, just after Chequered Past had split, Michael was asked to replace Robert Palmer in the band Power Station. John and Andy Taylor knew Michael from when Chequered Past had been support for Duran Duran. They were just about to start a big tour when Palmer decided to leave, and Michael had to learn all their songs in just a few days.
Power Station played almost 40 concerts on their summer tour of the US and Canada. They also performed at the historic “Live Aid”-concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia – a career highlight for Michael.
Power Station
(left to right: Michael Des Barres, John Taylor,
Tony Thompson and Andy Taylor)
During the tour, Michael arranged for the band to appear on his friend Don Johnson’s hit TV-show Miami Vice. He also co-wrote and did the vocals on a Power Station song called “We Fight For Love”, which was included in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Commando.
1986 saw the release of Michael’s second solo album, Somebody Up There Likes Me. It featured contributions from Steve Jones, Andy Taylor and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics).
After that album, and solo concerts in support of it, Michael started focusing more on his acting career. He appeared in several movies, including Ghoulies, Nighflyers and Midnight  Cabaret (where he had a leading role).
One of his most famous roles was as the professional killer Murdoc on the TV-show MacGyver, where he appeared in 7 episodes from 1987 to 1991.
He also made guest-appearances on TV-shows like Sledge  Hammer, J.J. Starbuck, 21 Jump Street and ALF. And in 1989 he starred opposite Clint Eastwood in the action/comedy movie Pink Cadillac.
Throughout the 1990s, Michael continued to guest-star on a wide range of different TV-shows, including Roseanne, Seinfeld, L.A. Law, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Northern Exposure, Ellen, JAG and Nash Bridges.
Michael, Pamela and Nick Des Barres (2002).
He was also part of the main cast in season 1 of The New WKRP In Cincinnati, had a recurring role on Melrose Place, and did lots of voiceover work for animated shows.
During the 90s Michael didn’t focus as much on recording and performing music as earlier. But he did form the bands Vince Lightning and the Spectaculars (with Slim Jim Phantom and Jamie James) and The Usual Susspects (with Steve Jones and Mick Rossi).
He performed with these bands at various clubs in the Los Angeles area between 1996 and 2000.
In 2001 Michael formed the band Down Boy, which included Paul McCartney’s guitarist Brian Ray. He also found time to write a rock musical about the life of Marquis De Sade.
In 2002, he starred alongside Mick Jagger, Andy Garcia, Anjelica Huston and James Coburn in the critically acclaimed movie The Man From Elysian Fields. Michael received very good reviews for his role in the film, which film critic Roger Ebert named “one of the best movies of the year”.
That same year he also won the award for “best actor in a feature film” at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, for his role in the movie Ocean Park.
Since then, he has had recurring roles on the TV-shows My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star and Four Kings, and made guest-appearances on shows like Charmed, Gilmore Girls, Frasier, JAG and Alias. He also received much attention for his role in the movie Catch That Kid and his appearance in George Hickenlooper’s documentary Mayor of the Sunset Strip.
Live on stage with
Free Love Foundation (2006).
In recent years Michael has helped organize and host the annual “Don’t Knock The Rock” film festival. He has also written several original screenplays and held a writing course at Santa Barbara University.
In 2006 he formed Michael Des Barres and Free Love Foundation, a 12-piece soul rock band that performed in the Los Angeles area and received a lot of attention.
His portrayal of a plastic surgery addict on the hit show Nip/Tuck in 2007 caused TV Guide’s reviewer to remark that he “did a fabulous job”.
The following year he once again teamed up with old songwriting partner Holly Knight. He also formed the all-star band Crash! Boom! Bang! and worked on the techno project Zodiax.
Michael and Pamela Des Barres divorced in 1991, but remain close friends. Pamela was a member of Frank Zappa’s all-girl group The GTOs and is famous for her groupie adventures in the 60s and 70s. She has written several critically acclaimed books, including the memoirs I’m with the Band (1987) and Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up (1993). Michael and Pamela have recently been working on turning I’m with the Band into a TV-series. The project is currently in development.
The Michael Des Barres Band
Michael Des Barres – vocals and guitar
Paul Ill – bass 
Eric Schermerhorn-guitar 
Jebin Bruni-Keyboards
David Goodstein-drums
In 2010 Michael recorded a new solo album with Texas producer Jesse Dayton called Frontman, which will be released soon. “It’s the album I’ve always wanted to make”, Michael says.
This was followed by the formation of The Michael Des Barres Band in 2011. “I’m playing all these new songs evoking the musical world I grew up in… A world of blues-based dandies: The Faces, Free, Humble Pie…”, Michael says.
The MDB Band will soon be coming to a venue near you. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter!
DISCOGRAPHY
Solo Albums
* I’m Only Human (1980)
* Somebody Up There Likes Me (1986)
with Silverhead
* Silverhead (1972)
* 16 and Savaged (1973)
* Live at the Rainbow (1975)
with Detective
* Detective (1977)
* It Takes One To Know One (1977)
* Live from the Atlantic Studios (1978)
with Chequered Past
* Chequered Past (1984)

 

OTHER DISCOGRAPHY
Phoenix: “Phoenix (Henrit – Rodford – Verity)” (1976)
Michael does some vocals on this album.
Gene Simmons: “Gene Simmons” (1978)
Michael sings the chorus on the track “See you in your dreams”.
Robby Romero & The Boys From Belen (1979)
Michael does some backing vocals on this album.
Phoenix: “In Full View” (1980)
Backing vocals by Michael on the track “Fooling Myself”.
Suzi Quatro: “Rock Hard” (1980)
Michael does some backing vocals on this album.
Keel: “Final Frontier” (1986)
Michael sings together with Ron Keel on the track “Raised On Rock”.
Don Johnson: “Heartbeat” (1986)
Backing vocals by Michael on the track “Coco Don’t”.
John Taylor: “I Do What I Do” (1987)
This song was co-written by Michael and he also does some backing vocals on it. Included on the “9 1/2 Weeks” movie soundtrack and released as a single.
E. G. Daily: “Seduction” (1987)
This song was written by Michael and included on the “Summer School” movie soundtrack.
Alisha: “Nightwalkin'” (1987)
Michael wrote the song “Girls Don’t Lie” together with Paul Chiten. “Girls Don’t Lie” was also recorded by George McCrae for his 1991 album “Rock Your Baby”.
“Midnight Cabaret” (1988)
A musical production number narrated/sung by Michael in the movie of the same name, where he played the leading role.
Akina Nakamori: “Femme Fatale” (1988)
Michael wrote the song “Paradise Lost” together with Robert Etoll for this female Japanese artist. Released on LP and CD in Japan.
The Heat: “Too Far Too Fast” (1988)
Michael and Paul Chiten wrote this song, which was featured in the 1988 movie “Distant Thunder”. It was also used in the 1991 movie “True Colors”. In 2007 the song was included on The Heat’s compilation CD “Untold Story Vol. 1” in two versions; “Movie Version” and “Original Version”.
Masahiro Kuwana: “It’s Only Love” (1988)
Michael wrote the song “The True Hearts” together with Jack Conrad for this Japanese rock singer. The song is also known as “The Truth Hurts”. Released on LP, Cassette and CD in Japan.
Don Johnson: “Let it Roll” (1989)
Michael co-wrote the song “Angel City”, which also appears on the re-release of Johnson’s earlier album “Heartbeat”.
“Cleo Rocks” (1989)
Musical production number sung by Teri Hatcher’s character “Penny Parker” in the “MacGyver”- episode of the same name. Michael wrote the song’s lyrics, and also appeared as Murdoc in the episode.
Various Artists: “Spirit of the forest” (1989)
Michael is among the many artists featured on this benefit single for Earth Love Fund. The song was later included on the CD and VHS-compilation “Earthrise” in 1992.
Various Artists: “HollyWord” (1990)
A compilation cassette of celebrities reading their own poetry. Michael reads the poem “Let’s put the stones back together”. Also includes a poem by Pamela Des Barres.
Various Artists: “The Christmas Album – A Gift of Life, Vol. 4” (1992)
Michael sings “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” on this Christmas album, released by Children’s Records to benefit “Hospitals for Children”.
Michael Des Barres: “Wall of Sound” (1994)
Rock song performed by Michael as “Lenny Stoke” in the “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”-episode of the same name.
Michael Des Barres: “Gravy Stain Girl” (1999)
Michael is the lead vocalist on this song, which was used in the movie “Sugar Town” where he plays the rock singer “Nick”.
Swing Cats: “A Special Tribute to Elvis” (2000)
Michael is the lead vocalist on the songs “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Steamroller Blues”. Released on CD by Cleopatra Records.
Michael Des Barres: “Marquis De Sade – The Musical” (2001)
An ambitious rock musical written by Michael Des Barres and Roger Greenawalt. Was planned to be performed at the West Coast Ensemble Theatre in May 2001, but that never materialized. A 26- track demo CD was recorded, which features Michael on vocals or backing vocals on most of the songs.
Michael Des Barres: “Eve Of Destruction” (2004)
Michael provided the vocals on an updated version of Barry McGuire’s classic 60’s hit. With Billy Morrison, Steven Perkins and Chris Chaney on guitars, drums and bass. Produced by Billy Morrison and Michael. The song remains unreleased, but was played a few times on Indie 103.1’s Camp Freddy Radio.
The Automatics: “Britannia” (2006)
Michael does some backing vocals on the title track of this album, released in June 2006. Michael and Automatics frontman Dave Philp also wrote several other songs during the recording sessions, which may be released at a later point.
Bellylove: “Peace, Love & Understanding” (2007)
Michael does the voice of the “American Idol”-judge on the opening track “I’m Too Old For American Idol”.
MOVIES
Michael has appeared in a number of movies over the years. Some of the actors he has worked with include Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Gabriel Byrne, Beverly D’Angelo, Rosanna Arquette, Nastassja Kinski and Andy Garcia.
With Clint Eastwood in Pink Cadillac (1989).

 

TELEVISION
Michael has had a long career on television, since he first appeared on British TV as a young kid. His starring role on The New WKRP In Cincinnati, recurring roles on MacGyver and Melrose Place, plus dozens of guest-appearances on other hit shows, including Roseanne, Seinfeld, Frasier, Alias, and Nip/Tuck, have made him into one of the most recognizable and versatile actors on TV today.
Below is a list of more than 120 television episodes that he’s appeared in from 1960 up until today. (There are probably still some early UK TV credits missing.)
1960s
* Whack-O! (BBC, UK) as Floyd
– Episode #6.1: “The New Uniform”, 13 May 1960
* The Bruce Forsyth Show (ITV, UK) as unknown
– Episode #1.3, 28 August 1966
* Mrs Thursday (ITV, UK) as Lawrence
– Episode #2.11: “The Old School Tie Up”, 6 March 1967
* Z Cars (BBC, UK) as Young drunk
– Episode #6.24: “When Did You Last See Your Father? – Part 4”, 23 May
1967
* You And The World (ITV, UK) as Tim
– Episode #3.2: “Terry”, 6 May 1968
* The First Lady (BBC, UK) as Barry Wainwright
– Episode #1.11: “King of Furness”, 16 June 1968
* Dixon of Dock Green (BBC, UK) as Philip Baker
– Episode #15.5: “The Brothers”, 5 October 1968
1970s
* Six Days of Justice (ITV, UK) as Glover
– Episode #1.6: “Open House”, 15 May 1972
* WKRP in Cincinnati (CBS) as Sir Charles ‘Dog’ Weatherbee
– Episode #1.4: “Hoodlum Rock”, 9 October 1978
* The Rockford Files (NBC) as Keith
– Episode #5.13: “With the French Heel Back…”, 5 January 1979
* The Rockford Files (NBC) as Gordon Flack
– Episode #6.2: “Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 1”, 12 October 1979
1980s
* Hart to Hart (ABC) as Sid Sado
– Episode #1.16: “Downhill To Death”, 5 February 1980
* Cagney & Lacey (CBS) as Malcolm Kingley
– Episode #2.20: “The Gang’s All Here”, 28 March 1983
* Miami Vice (NBC) as Power Station vocalist
– Episode #2.2: “Whatever Works”, 4 October 1985
* St. Elsewhere (NBC) as Donald
– Episode #4.10: “Loss of Power”, 11 December 1985
* The Insiders (ABC) as Jimmy Randall
– Episode #1.12: “Den of Thieves”, 8 January 1986
* The Hitchhiker (HBO) as The Wise Man
– Episode #2.8: “O.D. Feelin”, 28 January 1986
* My Sister Sam (CBS) as Emmett Gentry
– Episode #1.3: “Shooting Stars”, 27 October 1986
* Sledge Hammer! (ABC) as Sir Guy
– Episode #1.19: “Sledgepoo”, 14 February 1987
* MacGyver (ABC) as Murdoc
– Episode #2.18: “Partners”, 2 March 1987
* Free Spirit (ABC) as Oliver Faraday
– Unaired TV-pilot, 1987
* MacGyver (ABC) as Murdoc
– Episode #3.8: “The Widowmaker”, 16 November 1987

Michael as Murdoc in the MacGyver
episode Strictly Business (1991).

* Miami Vice (NBC) as Shane DuBois

– Episode #4.14: “Baseballs of Death”, 19 February 1988
* J.J. Starbuck (NBC) as Benny Bijou
– Episode #1.15: “Rag Doll”, 19 April 1988
* Ohara (ABC) as Roderick McConnell
– Episode #2.18: “Seeing Something That Isn’t There”, 30 April 1988
* Life on the Flipside (NBC) as Elliot Weedle
– Episode #1.1: “Pilot”, 29 August 1988
* ALF (NBC) as Eddie
– Episode #3.6: “Promises, Promises”, 31 October 1988
* MacGyver (ABC) as Murdoc
– Episode #4.9: “Cleo Rocks”, 6 February 1989
* 21 Jump Street (FOX) as Mr. Karst
– Episode #3.16: “High High”, 23 April 1989
* 21 Jump Street (FOX) as Gavin McHugh
– Episode #4.3: “Eternal Flame”, 2 October 1989
* MacGyver (ABC) as Murdoc
– Episode #5.6: “Halloween Knights”, 30 October 1989
1990s
* MacGyver (ABC) as Murdoc
– Episode #5.12: “Serenity”, 8 January 1990
* Father Dowling Mysteries (ABC) as Alex Sawyer
– Episode #2.2: “The Exotic Dancer Mystery”, 11 January 1990
* Super Force (Syndication) as Jesse Caldwell
– Episode #1.6: “As God Is My Witness”, 2 November 1990
* MacGyver (ABC) as Murdoc
– Episode #6.19: “Strictly Business”, 8 April 1991
* Roseanne (ABC) as Jerry/Steven
– Episode #3.23: “Dances With Darlene”, 30 April 1991
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.1: “Where Are We?”, 14 September 1991
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.2: “Where Are We Going?”, 21 September 1991
* MacGyver (ABC) as Murdoc
– Episode #7.3: “Obsessed”, 30 September 1991
* The Adventures of Superboy (Syndication) as Adam Verrell
– Episode #4.1: “A Change of Heart (part 1)”, 30 September 1991
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.4: “Then Came Nessman”, 5 October 1991
* The Adventures of Superboy (Syndication) as Adam Verrell
– Episode #4.2: “A Change of Heart (part 2)”, 7 October 1991
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.5: “Lotto Fever”, 12 October 1991
* Roseanne (ABC) as Jerry/Steven
– Episode #4.5: “Tolerate Thy Neighbor”, 15 October 1991
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.7: “Cincinnati’s Favorite Couple”, 26 October 1991
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.8: “Here Comes Everybody (Part 1)”, 2 November 1991
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.9: “Here Comes Everybody (Part 2)”, 9 November 1991
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.10: “The Real Thing”, 16 November 1991
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.11: “Good Old Radio Days”, 23 November 1991
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.13: “Hip Hop KRP”, 18 January 1992
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.14: “You Are My Sunshine…”, 25 January 1992
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.15: “Razor D Rules”, 1 February 1992
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.16: “Jennifer And The Prince”, 8 February 1992
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.17: “Long Live The King”, 15 February 1992
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.18: “Mamma Was A Rolling Stone”, 22 February 1992
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.19: “Number One Fan”, 29 February 1992
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.20: “Chicken a la Russe”, 2 May 1992
* The New WKRP In Cincinnati (Syndication) as Jack Allen
– Episode #1.21: “Where’s Jack?”, 9 May 1992
* Batman: The Animated Series (FOX) as Carl Fowler/Nostromos
– Episode #1.22: “Prophecy of Doom”, 6 October 1992**
* Legend of Prince Valiant (The Family Channel) as unknown
– Episode #2.3: “The Black Rose”, 1992**
* The Hat Squad (CBS) as Carlton Fischer
– Episode #1.12: “The Twelfth Victim”, 30 January 1993
* The Jackie Thomas Show (ABC) as Documentary director
– Episode #1.13: “Strike”, 23 February 1993
* Seinfeld (NBC) as Restauranteur
– Episode #4.21: “The Smelly Car”, 15 April 1993
* L.A. Law (NBC) as Mr. Allesio
– Episode #8.17: “Silence Is Golden”, 14 April 1994
* Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (ABC) as Lenny Stoke
– Episode #2.2: “Wall Of Sound”, 25 September 1994
* Northern Exposure (CBS) as Feliks Dzerzhinsky
– Episode #6.6: “Zarya”, 31 October 1994
* Marker (UPN) as Beau Brazilicus
– Episode #1.3: “Cloud Warriors”, 31 January 1995
* The Commish (ABC) as Aaron DeFord
– Episode #4.17: “Cry Wolf”, 2 March 1995
* Renegade (Syndication) as Michael St. John
– Episode #3.22: “Hit Man”, 8 May 1995
* Freakazoid! (WB) as Man In Hole
– Episode #1.3: “The Sewer Rescue”, 23 September 1995**
* Ellen (ABC) as Nigel/Director
– Episode #3.9: “The Movie Show”, 22 November 1995
* Melrose Place (FOX) as Arthur Field
– Episode #4.27: “Triumph of the Bill”, 18 March 1996
* Melrose Place (FOX) as Arthur Field
– Episode #4.28: What Comes Up, Must Come Down, 1 April 1996
* Too Something aka. “New York Daze” (FOX) as unknown
– Episode #1.20: “Meter Feeders”, (unaired) 1996
* The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (Cartoon Network) as Merlin
– Episode #1.12: “The Alchemist”, 10 September 1996**
* Spider-Man (FOX Kids) as Jackson Weele
– Episode #3.5: “Sins of the Fathers, Part 5: The Rocket Racer”, 14 September 1996**
* The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (Cartoon Network) as Rodney
– Episode #1.17: “The Spectre of the Pine Barrens”, 17 September 1996**
* Sliders (FOX) as Vincent Cardoza
– Episode #3.6: “The Dream Masters”, 18 October 1996
* Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (USA Network) as Kano
– Episode #1.6: “Familiar Red”, 26 October 1996**
* Melrose Place (FOX) as Arthur Field
– Episode #5.5: “Un-Janed Melody”, 28 October 1996
* Melrose Place (FOX) as Arthur Field
– Episode #5.6: “Jane’s Addiction”, 4 November 1996
* Melrose Place (FOX) as Arthur Field
– Episode #5.7: “Young Doctors in Heat”, 11 November 1996
* Melrose Place (FOX) as Arthur Field
– Episode #5.8: “Mission: Interpersonal”, 11 November 1996
* Melrose Place (FOX) as Arthur Field
– Episode #5.9: “Farewell Mike’s Concubine”, 18 November 1996
* Melrose Place (FOX) as Arthur Field
– Episode #5.10: “Nice Work If You Can Get It”, 25 November 1996
* Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (USA Network) as Kano
– Episode #1.11: “Amends”, 30 November 1996**
* Melrose Place (FOX) as Arthur Field
– Episode #5.11: “Sole Sister”, 2 December 1996
* Melrose Place (FOX) as Arthur Field
– Episode #5.12: “Quest For Mother”, 9 December 1996
* Melrose Place (FOX) as Arthur Field
– Episode #5.16: “Eyes of the Storm”, 20 January 1997
* Adventures from the Book of Virtues (PBS Kids) as Haman/Royal Guard
– Episode #1.8: “Loyalty”, 9 February 1997**
* Roseanne (ABC) as Dr. Phillips
– Episode #9.19: “The Miracle”, 25 February 1997
* JAG (CBS) as King Josif
– Episode #2.9: “Washington Holiday”, 28 February 1997
* Ellen (ABC) as The Patient
– Episode #4.21: “The Clip Show Patient”, 8 April 1997
* Hitz (UPN) as unknown
– Episode #1.14: “What’s Your Name, Who’s Your Daddy?”, (unaired in the US) 1997
* Just Shoot Me! (NBC) as Nick Hewitt
– Episode #2.15: Nina in the Cantina, 24 February 1998
* The Pretender (NBC) as Douglas Willard
– Episode #3.3: “Once In A Blue Moon”, 31 Oct. 1998
* Nash Bridges (CBS) as Niles Maynard
– Episode #4.14: “Superstition”, 12 February 1999
2000s
* Dead Last (WB) as J. L. Crawford
– Episode #1.12: “The Crawford Touch”, (unaired in the US) 2001
* Providence (NBC) as Yule
– Episode #4.14: “All the King’s Men”, 1 February 2002
* My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (WB) as Eric Darnell
– Episode #1.1: “Pilot”, 14 March 2002
* My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (WB) as Eric Darnell
– Episode #1.2: “The New Drummer”, 14 March 2002
* My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (WB) as Eric Darnell
– Episode #1.6: “Inspiration”, (unaired in the US) 2002
* My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (WB) as Eric Darnell
– Episode #1.7: “The Yoko Factor”, (unaired in the US) 2002
* My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (WB) as Eric Darnell
– Episode #1.9: “The Competition”, (unaired in the US) 2002
* My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (WB) as Eric Darnell
– Episode #1.10: “The Wedding Singers”, (unaired in the US) 2002
* My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (WB) as Eric Darnell
– Episode #1.12: “The Betrayal”, (unaired in the US) 2002
* My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (WB) as Eric Darnell
– Episode #1.13: “The Deal”, (unaired in the US) 2002
* Charmed (WB) as Dark priest
– Episode #4.19: “We’re Off To See The Wizards”, 25 April 2002
* She Spies (NBC) as Dr. Zirby
– Episode #1.3: “Poster Girl”, 3 August 2002
* The Gilmore Girls (WB) as Claude Clemenceau
– Episode #3.9: “A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving”, 26 November 2002
* Frasier (NBC) as Georges
– Episode #11.20: “And Frasier Makes Three”, 20 April 2004
* JAG (CBS) as Howie Black
– Episode #9.22: “Trojan Horse”, 14 May 2004
* Dead Like Me (Showtime) as Gideon Jeffries
– Episode #2.6: “In Escrow”, 29 August 2004
* Hawaii (NBC) as Preston Tucker
– Episode #1.6: “No Man is an Island”, 29 September 2004
* Alias (ABC) as Miles Devereaux
– Episode #4.10: The Index, 9 March 2005
* Four Kings (NBC) as Nick Dresden
– Episode #1.4: “Tale of the Tape”, 26 January 2006
* Four Kings (NBC) as Nick Dresden
– Episode #1.5: “The Elephant in the Room”, 2 February 2006
* Four Kings (NBC) as Nick Dresden
– Episode #1.8: “House Rules”, (unaired in the US) 2006
* Four Kings (NBC) as Nick Dresden
– Episode #1.9: “Bobby’s Song”, (unaired in the US) 2006
* Four Kings (NBC) as Nick Dresden
– Episode #1.11: “Check, Please”, (unaired in the US) 2006
* Nip/Tuck (FX) as Everett Poe
– Episode #5.3: “Everett Poe”, 13 November 2007
2010s
* Bones (FOX) as Simon Graham
– Episode #5.19: “The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle”, 29 April 2010
The Michael Des Barres Band

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