Michael Warren (actor)

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Michael Warren
BornLloyd Michael Warren
(1946-03-05) March 5, 1946 (age 67)
South Bend, Indiana,
 United States
Other namesMike Warren
Years active1970-Present
Spouse(s)Sue Narramore (1974-?) (divorced)
ChildrenKoa
Makayla
Cash Warren
Grayson Warren
 
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Michael Warren
BornLloyd Michael Warren
(1946-03-05) March 5, 1946 (age 67)
South Bend, Indiana,
 United States
Other namesMike Warren
Years active1970-Present
Spouse(s)Sue Narramore (1974-?) (divorced)
ChildrenKoa
Makayla
Cash Warren
Grayson Warren

Michael Warren (born March 5, 1946) is an American TV actor and former college basketball player, best known for playing Officer Bobby Hill on the NBC television series Hill Street Blues.

College basketball career[edit]

As a college basketball player, Warren was an All-American at UCLA, where he and Lew Alcindor (later to be known in his professional NBA career as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) were members of the 30-0 1967 and 29-1 1968 Bruin teams that won two NCAA championship titles under legendary coach John Wooden. Warren, the smallest Bruin starter at 5' 11", averaged 12.4 points as a junior in 1967 and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team and All-American in 1968, one of three on that UCLA team along with Alcindor and guard Lucius Allen, considered by many commentators to be the best team in college basketball history. Alcindor and Warren later crossed paths when Michael was an extra in the hospital flashback scene in the 1980 film Airplane!

Acting career[edit]

Warren would go on to work as an actor in television. In addition to his starring role on Hill Street Blues, he had an earlier role on The White Shadow, and a co-starring role on the CBS television series City of Angels, and a recurring role on the Showtime television series Soul Food.Guest Star as Jason on Marcus Welby, M.D. Before Hill Street Blues, in 1974, he played the role of park ranger P. J. Lewis on the NBC adventure series Sierra, and in 1979, he starred as police officer Willie Miller on the CBS crime drama Paris, which was the first effort by Hill Street Blues executive producer Steven Bochco. He guest starred in "In the House" opposite LL Cool J as Debbie Allen's ex-husband. He also guest starred on the Fox sitcom Living Single as Khadijah's father, and later portrayed Joan's father on the UPN/CW sitcom Girlfriends. Warren played Darrin Dewitt Henson's boss on the Showtime show, Soul Food, in which he played hustler-turned-entrepreneur, Baron Marks. Warren had a recurring role on the ABC Family series, Lincoln Heights, as Spencer Sutton, Eddie's father.

Warren appeared as Virgil Tibbs' former longtime police partner, Matthew Pogue on the episode of In the Heat of the Night "The Hammer and the Glove" in 1988. In 1996, he was on the Early Edition episode Hoops. In 2002 he appeared in "Normal Again", an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as a psychiatrist trying to convince Buffy Summers she is delusional.

His film work includes the 1970s cult classic Norman... Is That You? with Redd Foxx and Pearl Bailey.

In 2010, Michael Warren appeared in the critically acclaimed independent film Anderson's Cross playing the father of the lead character Nick Anderson. He received some of the best reviews of his career.

Personal life[edit]

Warren has two daughters named Koa and Makayla, and two sons, Grayson Warren and Cash Warren. Cash is married to actress Jessica Alba, and they have two daughters, Honor (2008) and Haven (2011).

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

NCAA, NCAA March Madness: Cinderellas, Superstars, and Champions from the NCAA Men's Final Four : Chicago: Triumph Books, 2004. ISBN 1-57243-665-4

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