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Paul Michael (August 15, 1926 – July 8, 2011) was an American actor. He was a regular guest star on American television appearing in Kojak, Hill Street Blues, Alias and Frasier. He also played King Johnny Romano on Dark Shadows. He was also in movies such as Mask of the Red Death and the TV movie Where There's a Will. He was best known for his appearances on Broadway where he frequently played the title role in Zorba the Greek, Tevia in Fiddler on the Roof, and the barber in Man of La Mancha. He danced in Tovarich with Vivien Leigh on Broadway in 1963.

Paul Michael
Born(1926-08-15)August 15, 1926
DiedJuly 8, 2011(2011-07-08) (aged 84)
Years active1956–2006
Spouse(s)Marion Ross
Partner(s)Marion Ross (1988–2011, his death)

Personal lifeEdit

Michael was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He began singing at a young age in school productions. He served as a sergeant in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Later, under the G.I. Bill, he received a B.A. in English literature from Brown University. He was married for 23 years to actress Marion Ross, his third wife. He is survived by his two sons Matt and Greg Michael.[1]


Michael died from heart failure on July 8, 2011 at his home in Woodland Hills, California at the age of 84.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1940 Escape to Glory German Sailor #2
1942 Blue, White and Perfect Felix Uncredited
1942 Joan of Paris German Captain Uncredited
1970 House of Dark Shadows Old Man
1981 Pennies from Heaven Bank Teller #5
1989 Masque of the Red Death Benito
1994 Judicial Consent Ramirez
2002 The Streetsweeper Enzo Morelli


Year Title Role Notes
1976–1977 Muggsy Gus 13 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Actor Paul Michael dies at 84". Variety. July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2011.

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