|Born||January 12, 1954|
Connecticut, United States
|Occupation||Film actor, model|
Sopkiw took modeling jobs, and he was employed in Italy by filmmaker Sergio Martino to star in 2019, After the Fall of New York. Lamberto Bava (the son of famous movie-maker Mario Bava) then recruited Sopkiw in order to shoot two movies in the United States, Blastfighter and Monster Shark. He finally ended his film career in Massacre in Dinosaur Valley by Michele Massimo Tarantini.
Michael's finest hour was his performance as Jake "Tiger" Sharp in Blastfighter, where he plays a tough ex-cop who single-handedly takes out an army of thigh-slapping rednecks with his flying jacket and supersonic rifle – known as the "Blastfighter". Tiger soon learns that these rednecks mean business, and he embarks on a one-man mission to finish them all off.
His movie career being unsuccessful, Michael gave up acting and went to study medicinal plant science. He launched a company, MIRON Violettglas, in California where he imports and distributes special glass bottles designed to protect the contents from the sun.
- Francis, R D (January 19, 2019). "Michael Sopkiw and Mark Gregory Kicking Ass in the '80s Italian Wastelands". Medium.