Michael David Spound
April 8, 1957
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Actor, writer, director, teacher|
Michael David Spound (born April 8, 1957) is an American actor and writer.
Born in Santa Monica, California in 1957. Parents, Joan and Albert, moved the family (siblings Amy and Jack) to Massachusetts in 1959 settling in Concord. His first acting experiences were with the Concord Players where Spound was in the ensemble of The King and I (1964) and played the role of Billy in King of Hearts (1965). He attended The Fenn School in Concord (1966–1971), Phillips Academy Andover (1971–1975) and graduated Northwestern University after studying Theatre and Film in 1979.
Within six months of arriving in Los Angeles, Spound landed the lead in the Paramount/ABC TV pilot Homeroom opposite Ally Sheedy (1981). In the fall of 1981 he and Dana Olsen wrote the feature film Wacko starring Joe Don Baker, Stella Stevens and Andrew Dice Clay. He guest starred in television series Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Family Ties, and Teachers Only in the early '80s. In 1983, he was cast as Dave Kendall in the ABC series Hotel pilot that starred James Brolin, Connie Sellecca and Bette Davis. The pilot was shot at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel and the series won the favorite drama award at the 10th People's Choice Awards in 1984. Hotel ran for five years (Anne Baxter replaced Bette Davis in the series) and Spound married his co-star and TV wife, Heidi Bohay (Megan Kendall) in 1988.
Spound and Bohay continued to work in television (Hollywood Squares (game show), Pyramid) most notably co-hosting the Emmy-winning syndicated Better Homes and Gardens (TV series).
Spound has guest starred on over forty different television series including Stitchers, The Last Ship, Hart of Dixie, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: LA, The New Adventures of Old Christine, The West Wing, ER, JAG, NYPD Blue, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, and has had recurring characters on Star Trek: Voyager, Providence, and Days of Our Lives.
Film credits include Must Love Dogs starring Diane Lane, DreamWorks' The Ring starring Naomi Watts, and the Gary David Goldberg comedy, Bye Bye Love.
On Broadway, Spound originated the role of Rob Stein in Jon Tolins' The Twilight of the Golds at the Booth Theatre in 1993– also doing the National Tour from the Pasadena Playhouse to The Kennedy Center. Off-Broadway and Los Angeles theatre credits include Beau Jest (Laura Patinkin) at The Lamb's Theatre in NYC, the George Furth comedy Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex and Sex at The Matrix Theatre, the LA premiere of the Obie winning A Shayna Maidel at The Tiffany Theatre, and King of Hearts opposite Courteney Cox at The Tiffany Theatre. Spound also originated the role of Jack Waters in Troubled Waters opposite Cynthia Gibb at The Court Theatre in Los Angeles.
Spound has been married to his former Hotel co-star Heidi Bohay since 1988 and lives in Los Angeles with their three children. Spound is the co-founder and a teacher at Center Stage Workshop for young actors at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA.
|2016||Stitchers||Vincent Grant||Episode: "Red Eye"|
|2014||The Last Ship||Colonel Wolken||Episode: "Phase Six"|
|2013||On the Set W Jasper Cole (TV series)||Himself = Guest||Episode: "Happy Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and World Aids Day"|
|2012||Hart of Dixie||Cleve Wallace||Episode: "Tributes & Triangles"|
|2011||Law & Order: LA (TV series)||Dan Garrett||Episode: "Runyon Canyon"|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Sam DeLilly||Episode: "Remembrance of Things Past"|
|2010||The Event||Bob Kramer||Episode: "I Haven't Told You Everything"|
|2009||The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV series)||Doug the landlord||Episode: "The Curious Case of Britney B."|
|2007||Days of Our Lives (TV series)||Dr. Tucker||Episodes: "1.10479, 1.10482, 1.10501, 1.10502, 1.10578, 1.10579"|
|2006||The West Wing||Vinick's Doctor||Episode: "Two Weeks Out"|
|2006||Las Vegas||Gary Kravitz||Episode: "And Here's Mike with the Weather"|
|2005||Must Love Dogs||Marc|
|2003||The District||Richard Newman||Episode: "Bloodlines"|
|2002||ER||Dwayne's Father||Episode: "Hindsight"|
|2002||NYPD Blue (TV series)||Frank Mayne||Episode: "Humpty Dumped"|
|2001||Providence||Mr. Coleman||Episode: "Falling"|
|2001||Spring Break Lawyer (TV movie)||Hotel Representative|
|2001||JAG||Lt. Cmdr. Tim Bryant||Episode: "Collision Course"|
|2000||Providence||Mr. Coleman||Episode: "Safe at Home"|
|2000||The Practice||Michael Berenson||Episodes: "Show and Tell", "Summary Judgments"|
|2000||Strong Medicine (TV series)||Scott||Episode: "Second Look"|
|1999||Pacific Blue||Michael Farraday||Episode: "Thicker Than Water"|
|1997||L.A. Heat||Andrew Green||Episode: "211 Kidney"|
|1996||Better Homes and Gardens (TV Series)||Show Host|
|1996||Pacific Blue||Hammerschmidtt||Episode: "The Big Spin"|
|1996||Star Trek: Voyager (TV series)||Lorrum||Episodes: "Lifesigns", "Dreadnought"|
|1996||The Single Guy (TV series)||Andy Felner||Episode: "Distance"|
|1995||Baywatch (TV series)||Billy Foster||Episode: "Surf's Up"|
|1995||New York Daze (TV series)||Episode: "The Candidate"|
|1995||Bye Bye Love||Mike|
|1994||Heaven Help Us||Episode: "The Badge"|
|1992||In The Heat of the Night||Tom Murphy||Episode: "An Occupational Hazard"|
|1992||Davis Rules (TV series)||Chris||Episode: "Ferry Tale"|
|1989||The New Hollywood Squares (TV series)||Guest Appearance||Episode: "20 March 1989"|
|1989||Matlock||Father Paul Richards||Episode: "The Priest"|
|1989||Murder, She Wrote (TV series)||Del Goddard||Episode: "Prediction: Murder"|
|1988||In the Heat of the Night||Steve Vincent||Episodes: "Blind Spot: Part 1", "Blind Spot: Part 2"|
|1983–1988||The $25,000 Pyramid (TV series)||Himself – Celebrity Contestant||60 Episodes|
|1983–1987||Hotel||Dave Kendall||101 Episodes|
|1985||The Love Boat (TV series)||Ted Belmond||Episodes: "Your Money or Your Wife", "Joint Custody", "The Temptations"|
|1985||The Love Boat (TV series)||Arnold Devlin||Episodes: "Ace Taces a Holiday", "The Runaway, Courier"|
|1985||Finder of Lost Loves (TV series)||Ken Grant||Episode: "Final Analysis"|
|1985||exclusiv (TV series)||Himself||Episodes: "'Hotel' Special"|
|1985||Battle of the Network Stars XVIII (TV special)||Himself – ABC Team|
|1984||The 10th People's Choice Awards (TV special)||Himself – Accepting Award for Favorite New Television Dramatic Program|
|1984||The Love Boat (TV series)||Larry Chapman||Episodes: "Ace in the Hole", "Uncle Joey's Song", "Father in the Cradle"|
|1984||Fantasy Island (TV series)||Alan Curtis||Episodes: "Don Juan's Last Affair", "Final Adieu"|
|1983||Emergency Room (TV movie)||2nd Fireman|
|1983||Family Ties (TV series)||Neil||Episode: "The Fifth Wheel"|
|1983||Happy Days (TV series)||Jim Walker||Episode: "Prisoner of Love"|
|1982||Teachers Only (TV series)||Jeremy Stewart||Episode: "I've Got a Crush on You"|
|1982||Laverne & Shirley (TV series)||Bob||Episode: "Ski Show"|
|1981||Homeroom (TV short)||Craig Chase|