Michael Durrell

Michael Durrell (born October 6, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor.

Michael Durrell
Sylvester Salvatore Ciraulo[1]

(1943-10-06) October 6, 1943
OccupationFilm, television actor

He began his career in the role of attorney Peter Wexler on CBS in the soap opera The Guiding Light. In 1969 he appeared on stage in "Cock-A-Doodle-Dandy" at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City. Other television roles were as police Lieutenant Moraga in the short-lived CBS crime drama Shannon (1981–1982), starring Kevin Dobson in the title role, and then as Nicholas Stone from 1984-1985 on CBS's Alice. Another well-known role was in 1983 in the NBC science fiction miniseries called V and the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle as Robert Maxwell and reprised his role in the first two episodes of V: The Series. He played D.A. Lloyd Burgess on the hit TV series Matlock from 1986 to 1990, and as Dr. John Martin, the father of Donna Martin on the hit Fox TV series Beverly Hills, 90210, in which he had a recurring role. He also guest starred in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Sanctuary". He appears in Season 1, Episode 5 of The Eddie Capra Mysteries and Season 5, Episode 10 of Dexter.


Year Title Role Notes
1978Thank God It's FridayBar Boor
1980The American Success Company
1984Access CodeMichael Barnes
1991Defending Your LifeAgency Head
1992Sister ActLarry Merrick
1995Illegal in BlueMichael SnyderVideo
2005Straight FlushRichard Michael CraftonShort
2005Rumor Has It…PatriarchUncredited
2008BaldMr. Alan Stern
2010Barry MundayFather Walsh


Year Title Role Notes
1969Guiding LightPeter Wexler
1975Starsky & HutchFryEpisode: "Captain Dobey, You're Dead"
1975Police StoryP.D. DeLongEpisode: "The Empty Weapon"
1977The Sunshine BoysBen ClarkTV movie
1977Carter CountryKaplanEpisode: "Hail to the Chief"
1977A Killing Affair CabrilloTV movie
1976-1977KojakKenny Murray / Pete2 episodes
1977Search for TomorrowMike Kaslo4 episodes
1977Hawaii Five-OCharlie DaviloEpisode: "East Wind - Ill Wind"
1978Black Sheep SquadronMaj. J. PearsonEpisode: "Operation Stand-Down"
1978SwitchFred McGiversEpisode: "Three Blonde Mice"
1976-1978The Tony Randall ShowHiggins / Gene Locatelli / Winslow3 episodes
1978When Every Day Was the Fourth of JulyAssistant to the attorneyTV movie
1978The Two-FiveVinnie LombardoTV movie
1978The Dark Secret of Harvest HomeTy BarthMiniseries
1978Barney MillerPhilip Kubrick / Howard Altman2 episodes
1978The Eddie Capra MysteriesEpisode: "And the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead"
1978The ImmigrantsCalvin BradermanTV movie
1979The Paper ChaseGilbertEpisode: "The Apprentice"[2]
1979Barnaby JonesTed RichmanEpisode: "Girl on the Road"
1979Mrs. ColumboSergeant Caplan / Fisher3 episodes
1980Nobody's PerfectLt. Vince de Gennaro8 episodes
1980SoapF. Peter HavershamF. Peter Haversham
1980-1981I'm a Big Girl NowWalter Douglass11 episodes
1982House CallsEpisode: "Campaign in the Neck"
1980-1982Quincy, M.E.Sigerski's attorney / Dr. Tate Edmonds2 episodes
1981-1982ShannonLt. Rudy Maraga9 episodes
1982Voyagers!Harry HoudiniEpisode: "Agents of Satan"
1982Romance TheatreChristianEpisode: "Bayou Romance: Parts 1-5"
1983Knight RiderPaul DeBrettEpisode: "The Topaz Connection"
1983VRobert MaxwellMiniseries
1983HotelLieutenant PellegriniEpisode: "Hotel"
1983ChiefsJohn HowellPart 3
1983Goodnight, BeantownEdEpisode: "Looking Forward to the Past"
1984V: The Final BattleRobert Maxwell3 Parts
1984V: The SeriesRobert MaxwellEpisodes: "Liberation Day" and "Dreadnought"
1984-1985AliceNicholas Stone4 episodes
1985Highway to HeavenJim HaynesEpisode: "The Right Thing"
1985Diff'rent StrokesDetective HarrisEpisode: "Sam's Missing"
1984-1986Remington SteeleDonald Piper2 episodes
1986DynastySgt. Landers2 episodes
1986Scarecrow and Mrs. KingThomas BlackthorneEpisode: "Unfinished Business"
1983-1987Hill Street BluesJoe Furillo / Irv Luboff5 episodes
1987The Last Innocent ManDistrict AttorneyTV movie
1987Family SinsDr. HamiltonTV movie
1987-1988Santa Barbara84 episodes
1982-1988Cagney & LaceyKurts / Anthony Berwick2 episodes
1988HunterWhitney FerrisEpisode: "Boomerang"
1989L.A. LawJoseph SchaefferEpisode: "The Plane Mutiny"
1989From the Dead of NightDr. MorrowTV movie
1989Who's the Boss?Richard BradenEpisode: "Mother and Child Disunion"
1990Father Dowling MysteriesDr. LatimerEpisode: "The Ghost of a Chance Mystery"
1990DragnetJohn O'ConnorEpisode: "Trespass"
1990Equal JusticeJason PrentissEpisode: "Courting Disaster"
1991Jake and the FatmanMarcus WebsterEpisode: "I'd Do Anything"
1991P.S.I. Luv ULeo FallbrookEpisode: "What's Up, Bugsy?
1986-1992MatlockD.A. Lloyd Burgess22 episodes
1992Silk StalkingsGordon TullyEpisode: "Irreconcilable Differences"
1992SecretsVictor Sabachelli2 episodes
1986-1993CBS Schoolbreak SpecialLieutenant Gennaro / Nick Miller2 episodes
1993Star Trek: Deep Space NineGeneral HazarEpisode: "Sanctuary"
1994Menendez: A Killing in Beverly HillsBob WintersTV movie
1994Alien Nation: Dark HorizonAvid FanTV movie
1993-1995RenegadeHoward Hamster / Judge Charles Hollister2 episodes
1996Pacific BlueDefense Attorney MaloneEpisode: "First Shoot"
1997Law & OrderAttorney HilburneEpisode: "Harvest"
1993-2000Beverly Hills, 90210Dr. John Martin32 episodes
2001PhillyJudge Simon GreenEpisode: "Loving Sons"
2003ERBob GilmanEpisode: "A Little Help from My Friends"
2004NYPD BlueJudge KeplerEpisode: "I Like Ike"
2004Judging AmyLarry FeinerEpisode: "Catching It Early"
2006Magma: Volcanic DisasterPresident FletcherTV movie
2006Desperate HousewivesMr. Katzburg3 episodes
2007Brothers & SistersJudge Howard ChandlerEpisode: "Domestic Issues"
2008Without a TraceCouncilman PfeifferEpisode: "4G"
2009MentalAlan JenningsEpisode: "Life and Limb"
2010Persons UnknownDr. David SalingerEpisode: "Shadows in the Cave"
2010DexterStuart FrankEpisode: "In the Beginning"
2013The Mindy ProjectDr. WaltersEpisode: "Santa Fe"
2013Christmas in the CitySantaTV movie
2016-2018Grace and FrankieSonny2 episodes


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