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Michael Bacall

Michael Bacall

Michael Bacall has been acting since the age of four. Starting out on television shows such as The A-Team, The Wonder Years and Doogie Howser, M.D., Bacall landed his first feature, Wait Until Spring, Bandini, in which he starred opposite Joe Mantegna and Faye Dunaway. Roles in such movies as Shout, opposite John Travolta and Heather Graham, and Simon Winder's Free Willy, opposite Lori Petty and Michael Madsen, soon followed. Bacall was then cast in Michael Caton-Jones' This Boy's Life, featuring Robert DeNiro, Ellen Barkin and Leonardo DiCaprio. Based on the life of renowned American author Tobias Wolff, the film went on to receive critical acclaim.

Bacall took time off from acting to attend U.C.L.A. After graduating with honors in English and Communications, Bacall went back into acting and was immediately cast (as a recurring character) in the critically acclaimed ABC drama Relativity. Bacall was then cast as a series regular in the short-lived Fox comedy Living in Captivity, that was created by Diane English (Murphy Brown). Most recently, Michael guest-starred on ABC's hit comedy The Norm Show, starring Norm MacDonald.

Bacall recently began to write feature screenplays. His first script, Manic, was co-written with friend and fellow thespian Blayne Weaver and is currently in pre-production. Manic, co-financed by the Independent Film Channel's feature division, Next Wave Films, stars Bacall, Don Cheadle (Boogie Nights, Out of Sight) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun). Manic centers around two troubled teens who are institutionalized in a juvenile mental hospital.

Bacall's second screenplay, which was his first solo effort, was recently sold to Intermedia. Bookies is slated for a fall 2000 start with Mark Illsley (Happy, Texas) directing.

When not acting, Bacall enjoys snowboarding and playing guitar. A Los Angeles resident, he is currently writing a script for director Joe Dante (Innerspace, Gremlins).


Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Michael Bacall Facts

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Selected Filmography

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