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Mike Starr

Mike Starr's next two feature releases will be Elvis has left the Buliding with Kim Bassinger, and opposite Harry Connick Jr. in Mickey directed by Hugh Wilson and written by John Grisham. Tempted in which he starred opposite Burt Reynolds, directed by Bill Bennett is currently airing on (Showtime) Cinemax. Mike has most recently been seen playing the loveable Kenny on the NBC hit series Ed. Well known for many high-profile roles, Mike has worked with the top artists in American film. He has performed twice with Robert De Niro in Goodfellas, directed by Martin Scorcese, and in Mad Dog and Glory, with Bill Murray and Uma Thurman. Mike starred with Johnny Depp in Ed Wood, directed by Tim Burton, and with Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber, directed by Peter Farrelly. Sidney Lumet directed Mike in the remake of John Cassevetes' Gloria with Sharon Stone while Brian DePalma helmed Snake Eyes in which Mike works with Nicholas Cage. Other major films include The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner, Billy Bathgate with Dustin Hoffman, Lean On Me with Morgan Freeman, The Natural, Uncle Buck, Two if by Sea, and Millers Crossing directed by the Coen brothers. Recent releases include Summer of Sam, directed by Spike Lee, and a starring role in the independent film The Deli on Showtime. Other releases: The Next Big Thing, Monkeybone with Brendan Fraser, Thr3 A.M. with Danny Glover, which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, and the independent feature The Cactus Kid.

In addition to Ed, Mike has made numerous television appearances including a memorable turn as Sen. Anthony Merino on The West Wing (NBC). Mike starred twice last year opposite Gene Wilder in Murder in a Small Town and The Lady in Question for A&E. He appeared last summer in an arc on Falcone (CBS) and he was a series regular on the highly acclaimed E Z Streets (CBS). His other television appearances include the pilots Jersey (NBC), The Doyles (ABC), and the series Hardball. His MOWs include The Last Don and he is a veteran of many comic and dramatic episodes including Third Rock from the Sun, Martial Law, Newsradio, and Frasier.

Mike made his Broadway debut in The Guys in the Truck with Elliot Gould. He is a graduate of Hofstra University and currently lives in Chicago with his wife, pediatric heart surgeon Joanne Starr. He is proud of his three children - Cassie 24, John 21, and Nicole 18.


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Mike Starr Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 29, 1950 (67)
SignLeo
BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Mike Starr compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Bridge of Spies
Bad Santa 2
Bad Santa 2 Unrated
GoodFellas
Dumb and Dumber
Chicago Overcoat
Cinderella Man
The Natural: The Best There Ever Was
The Bodyguard
Goodfellas 25th Anniversary
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