Michael Pare

Biography

Michael Kevin Paré was born on October 9, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Joan (Moroney) and Francis Paré, who owned print shops. His father died of leukemia when Paré was five, leaving his mother to raise their large family of children. Paré was working as a chef in New York City when an agent, Yvette Bikoff, convinced him to try acting. Paré's first starring role was as Tony Villcana on the television series The Greatest American Hero (1981). His well-known film roles were as Eddie Wilson in Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) and its sequel Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989), as well as Streets of Fire (1984) and The Philadelphia Experiment (1984). Other films include Moon 44 (1990), Village of the Damned (1995), Bad Moon (1996), Hope Floats (1998) and The Virgin Suicides (1999). On television, Paré starred with Michael Beck on the CBS police drama Houston Knights (1987), as well as the short lived science fiction series Starhunter (2000).

Filmography

  • Battle Drone

  • Mayday

  • The Infiltrator

  • The Vatican Tapes

  • Wings of The Dragon

  • 4GOT10

  • How Sweet It Is

  • Maximum Conviction

  • Far Cry

  • Gone

  • Red Moon

  • The Lincoln Lawyer

  • Direct Contact

  • Alone In The Dark 2

  • 100 Feet

  • Dark World

  • Crash Landing

  • Fate

  • Red Serpent

  • A Month of Sundays

  • The Virgin Suicides

  • October 22

  • Hope Floats

  • Bad Moon

  • Village of the Damned

  • Into The Sun

  • Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!

  • World Gone Wild

  • Streets of Firre

  • The Philadelphia Experiment

  • Eddie and the Cruisers

TV Series 

  • Star hunter

  • Houston Knights

  • The Greatest American Hero

  • South Beach

TV Films

  • The Philadelphia Experiment

  • Saurian

  • Komodo vs. Cobra

  • Sanctimony

  • Carver's Gate

  • The Colony

  • Triplecross

  • Crazy Times

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