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Michael Fairman is a veteran of film, stage and television, with a career spanning more than 40 years. He has portrayed Adlai Stevenson in the political thriller Thirteen Days (2000) starring Kevin Costner, was featured in David Lynch`s Academy Award-nominated Mulholland Dr. (2001) and played Ben Affleck`s father in Dreamworks` Forces of Nature (1999). This versatile actor can be seen regularly on television, having guest appearances on popular shows such as "ER" (1994), "The Practice" (1997), "The X Files" (1993), "Boston Public" (2000), "Family Law" (1999) and "Dharma & Greg" (1997), to name just a few.
He started out his career as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force. While stationed at Tachikawa Air Force Base near Tokyo, he joined a theater group and has been acting ever since. After the Air Force, he enrolled in the Dramatic Arts Department of New York University. Beginning with Oedipus in Sophocles Oedipus Rex, he played leads throughout college, including a series of classical roles at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. He has played everything from Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire" to Pozzo in "Waiting for Godot" to his critically acclaimed "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail" and was in numerous productions off-Broadway.
This extensive stage experience led Michael to numerous recurring roles in such hit TV shows as "L.A. Law" (1986), "Hill Street Blues" (1981) and "Cagney & Lacey" (1982), and extended runs on the soap operas "General Hospital" (1963), "Ryan`s Hope" (1975) and "Love of Life" (1951). Fairman is in the soon-to-be-released feature film comedy Wheelmen (2002).
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Michael Fairman (born February 25, 1934) is an American actor, and writer best known for his various roles during his long career, which started when he was 31 years old. This includes the role of Nick Szabo on the daytime drama Ryan's Hope from 1975 to 1980, in his recurring role as Department Inspector Knelman on Cagney & Lacey, and is currently playing the recurring role of Patrick Murphy on CBS's daytime drama The Young and the Restless.
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New York University