Michael Fairman Bio

(Murphy, Y&R)


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BIRTHDATE: February 25
YEARS ON SHOW: 2008-present
MARITAL STATUS: Has a wife, Joy
CHILDREN: Son Jeremy (from a previous marriage) was born in 1967, and daughter Sky was born in 1993.

Michael Fairman is a veteran of TV, film and stage, with over 100 credits to his name. Surprisingly, he didn't get involved in showbiz until he was an adult.

While working as an Air Force navigator, he was stationed near Tokyo, Japan. There, he joined a theater group and discovered that he loved acting. When he returned to New York City, he attended New York University, where he enrolled in drama and starred in plays such as Oedipus and A Streetcar Named Desire. In the '70s, he appeared in a few TV movies and popular prime-time series like EIGHT IS ENOUGH and CHARLIE'S ANGELS. His career really took off in the '80s, however — and has been going strong ever since!

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Played Ben Affleck's father in Forces Of Nature.
  2. In 1999, he placed 6th in his age group in the Body For Life challenge.
  3. Graduated as a 2nd Lt. from Harlingen Air Force Base in Texas.
  4. In 2006, he was in television ads for Hallmark's Keepsake Ornaments.
  5. His son is 26 years older than his daughter.
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FAMILY LAW (Pierce's Attorney, 2000)
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