Michael Spound
Michael David Spound

(1957-04-08) April 8, 1957 (age 67)
  • Actor
  • writer
  • director
  • teacher
Years active1981–present
(m. 1988)

Michael David Spound (born April 8, 1957) is an American actor and writer.

Early life

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[1] 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[2] 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[3] in Jon Tolins' The Twilight of the Golds[4] 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.

Personal life

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.

Filmography: Film and Television

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
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"
2012 Southland Charlie Episode: "Community"
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"
2010 Rubicon Anthony Price
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 The Ring Dave
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"
2000 Newsbreak James McNamara
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 Skyscraper (video) Pollard
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


  1. ^ "Michael Spound: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "People's Choice Awards: Fan Favorites in Movies, Music & TV". www.peopleschoice.com. Archived from the original on April 5, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Michael Spound – Broadway Cast & Staff". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Twilight of the Golds Broadway @ Booth Theatre – Tickets and Discounts". Playbill. Retrieved May 10, 2017.