Michael Tucker (actor)

Michael Tucker (born February 6, 1945) is an American actor and author.[1] His most famous role came in the television series L.A. Law (1986–1994), for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards.

Michael Tucker
Michael Tucker at the 39th Emmy Awards.jpg
Tucker at the 39th Primetime Emmy Awards in 1987
Born (1945-02-06) February 6, 1945 (age 75)
EducationBaltimore City College & Carnegie Mellon University
OccupationActor & Author
Years active1970–present
m. 1973)

Life and careerEdit

Tucker was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a graduate of the Baltimore City College High School in Baltimore and Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he befriended Steven Bochco, executive-producer of NBC television's L.A. Law.

Michael Tucker and his wife Jill Eikenberry often act together and partner for charitable projects

Tucker's acting experience includes early appearances with Joseph Papp and a major stint at the Arena Theatre, in Washington, D.C. He also has worked with Lina Wertmüller, Woody Allen, and Barry Levinson.

Tucker co-starred in L.A. Law as Stuart Markowitz along with his wife, Jill Eikenberry, who portrayed the character Ann Kelsey.[1]

Both he and Eikenberry are active in fund-raising for breast cancer research and treatment.

Tucker has written three books, including Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy,[1] which describes his buying a house in a small Italian village and mastering the fine art of Italian cooking. He is the author of Notes From A Culinary Wasteland, a blog about food, travel and the good life.

After meeting artist Emile Norman, Eikenberry and Tucker purchased land from him to become his neighbors in Big Sur, California. In 2006, they produced a PBS documentary entitled Emile Norman: By His Own Design.[2]

In March 2015 Tucker co-starred with Eikenbery in The M Spot, a play written by Tucker and presented at the New Jersey Repertory Company.

Filmography: television and filmEdit


  • 1995: I Never Forget a Meal: An Indulgent Reminiscence
  • 2007: Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love
  • 2009: Family Meals: Coming Together to Care for an Aging Parent
  • 2012: After Annie: A Novel


  • 2006: Emile Norman: By His Own Design - PBS documentary produced with wife Jill Eikenberry
  • 2015: The M Spot - A play written by Tucker and starring him and his wife, Jill Eikenberry


  1. ^ a b c Fowler, Susanne (August 5, 2008). "In Umbria, Living Among the Olive Trees". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Emile Norman dies at 91; artist created mosaic window for Masonic temple in San Francisco". The Los Angeles Times. September 27, 2009.

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