Mar. 27th, 1942
Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Michael York's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2002 - Austin Powers in Goldmember
2001 - Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
2000 - Borstal Boy
1999 - The Omega Code
1999 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
1998 - 54
1998 - Wrongfully Accused
1997 - A Christmas Carol
1997 - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
1993 - Wide Sargasso Sea
1989 - The Return of the Musketeers
1988 - Un delitto poco comune
1987 - Spaceballs
1979 - The Riddle of the Sands
1977 - The Island of Dr. Moreau
1976 - Logan's Run
1974 - Murder on the Orient Express
1973 - The Three Musketeers
1972 - Cabaret
1967 - The Taming of the Shrew
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Nuvo Vindi (Voiced)
John the Baptist
Dr. Montague Kane (Voiced)
Adm. Lord Howe (Voiced)
Jolyon 'Jolly' Forsyte
King Sarastro (Voiced)
Michael York was born in Fulmer, England, 27 March 1942. He performed on stage with the National Youth Theatre in London's East End and on international tour. Other early acting experience came through the Oxford University Dramatic Society (he graduated Oxford 1964), the Dundee Repertory, and Laurence Olivier's National Theater Company - where he worked with Franco Zeffirelli, who gave him his film debut as Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew (1967) and his breakthrough role as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (1968/I). He achieved early TV acclaim for his portrayal of Jolyon in "The Forsyte Saga" (1967). Other notable early movie roles include Brian Roberts in Cabaret (1972), Count Andrenyi in Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and D'Artagnan in several Musketeers films. He has starred in over 50 TV movies, continued stage work, starring on Broadway, made many spoken word recordings, written and lectured internationally. His autobiography (1993) was issued as "Accidentally on Purpose" in the U.S. and "Travelling Player" in Britain. He was in the hit The Omega Code (1999) with Catherine Oxenberg and Casper Van Dien. He had a great part in all of the "Austin Powers" films.
- He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama in 1997.
- Stepfather of producer 'Rick McCallum (I)' (qv).
- Appeared in _Sword of Gideon (1986) (TV)_ (qv), based on the book Vengeance by 'George Jonas (III)' (qv). In _Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)_ (qv), he appears with 'Steven Spielberg' (qv), who directed the remake, _Munich (2005)_ (qv).
- Provides a voice-over for one of the apes in _Spaceballs (1987)_ (qv), which spoofed several science fiction series, but mainly _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv). His stepson, 'Rick McCallum (I)' (qv), produced the Star Wars prequels.
- Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1987.
- Good friend and mentor to actor 'Casper Van Dien' (qv). Lifelong friend to Casper's wife 'Catherine Oxenberg' (qv).
- Was attached to _Death on the Nile (1978)_ (qv) at one stage.
- Joined the National Theatre in January of 1965.
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