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Michael Cavanaugh (born November 21, 1942) is an American actor. Cavanaugh was born in New York City, and has performed in more than one hundred films since 1976. His television guest-credits include The West Wing, Joe Bash, Starman, Hunter, Monk and 24.

Michael Cavanaugh
Jillian Kesner, Michael Cavanaugh making Operation Cobra.jpg
Cavanaugh (r), with Jillian Kesner, filming Inferno in 1996
Born (1942-11-21) November 21, 1942 (age 76)
Years active1976–present

He also served in the United States Navy, enlisting following graduation from high school, serving for three years while stationed in Hawaii.


Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Enforcer Lalo
1977 Over-Under Sideways-Down Rich
1977 Heroes Peanuts
1977 The Gauntlet Feyderspiel
1978 Gray Lady Down Pete Uncredited
1979 The Lady in Red Undercover Cop
1980 Any Which Way You Can Patrick Scarfe
1982 Comeback Manager
1982 Forced Vengeance Stan Raimondi
1983 Heart Like a Wheel NHRA Boss
1986 Iron Eagle Disclipinary panel colonel Uncredited
1988 Street of Dreams Lt. Marcus
1988 Two to Tango Dean Boyle
1990 Full Fathom Five Garvin
1990 Kid Walters
1994 A Passion to Kill Robinson
1996 Night Hunter Roy Ward
1997 Strategic Command Vice President Charles Baker
1997 Inferno Victor Grayson
1997-1998 C-16 Special Agent Scott Stoddard full run of show
1998 Black Thunder General Barnes
1999 In Dreams Judge Voice
1999 The Haunting Dr. Malcolm Keogh
1999 Romp Norman Fase
2000 Dancing in September Harbor
2000 Escape Under Pressure Captain
2000 Militia Col. Jim Donaman, Ret.
2001 Ablaze Chief Sam Davis
2002 Collateral Damage Chairman Paul Devereaux
2002 Red Dragon Forensic Dentist
2003 Holes Judge Austin Gorg
2006 Down the P.C.H. Michael O'Hara
2006 All the King's Men Mr. Peyton
2007 Live! Wilken
2007 Who's Your Caddy? John Marshall
2010 Peep World Brad Thompkins
2016 Rules Don't Apply Methodist Minister
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Hunter Captain Cain
1986 Starman George Fox
1990 Star Trek: The Next Generation Robert DeSoto Episode: "Tin Man"
1991 Dark Shadows Sheriff George Patterson / Andres Du Pres
1992 Somebody's Daughter Aarons
1993 X Files Sheriff Jack Withers Episode: "Conduit"
1997 Breast Men Harry
2000 Dancing in September Harbor
2004 24 Joseph O'Laughlin
2005 Monk Bobby Davenport 2 episodes


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