Paul Michael Glaser, best known for playing Starsky in the hit TV series Starsky and Hutch, has a net worth of $4 Million. Originally from Cambridge Massachusetts, Paul received a Master’s degree in English and theater in 1966. A year later he received another degree from Boston University in performing and directing. Paul started his performing career doing chain of plays on Broadway, then transitioning into pictures by playing Perchik in the film adaptation of “Fiddler on the Roof.” His career to never really struck gold as he did for that roll, but did manage to cross over to working in the opposite side of the camera.
Paul Michael Glaser Net Worth $4 Million Dollars
Paul Michael Glaser has since directed a few of mildly successful films and lots of popular TV shows. Although off the radar of the general populous, he manages to make a living guest starring in TV shows, as well as directing some successful TV shows, for instance, favourite “Las Vegas” on NBC.
March 25, 1943
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Actor, Producer, Director
Tulane University, Boston University, The Cambridge School of Weston
Tracy Barone (m. 1996–2007), Elizabeth Meyer (m. 1980–1994)
Ariel Glaser, Jake Glaser, Zoe Glaser
Samuel Glaser, Dorothy Glaser
TV Land Favorite "Casual Friday" Cop Award
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series, MTV Movie Award for Best Cameo, TV Land Favorite Crimestopper Duo Award
“Band Of The Hand” (1986), "Fiddler on the Roof” (1971), “Band Of The Hand” (1986), “The Running Man” (1987), “Intricacy” (2016)
First child, daughter Ariel Glaser, passed away from complications from AIDS in August of 1988. She contracted HIV via breast milk, when her mother, Elizabeth Glaser, was not aware that she had contracted HIV via a blood transfusion. Her second child, Jake Glaser, contracted HIV in Elizabeth's womb. He is still alive and in reasonably good health as of December 2010.
First wife Elizabeth Glaser contracted HIV, after an emergency blood transfusion, right after giving birth to daughter Ariel Glaser. Elizabeth passed away from complications from AIDS in 1994.
Directed a PSA spot on AIDS awareness in 1989, starring a soon-to-leave-office President Ronald Reagan.
Is a very close friend of director Michael Mann. They both met during the filming of a Starsky and Hutch (1975) episode, adapted from Mann's screenplay, and they became friends. Later Glaser directed several episodes of Mann's TV shows Miami Vice (1984) (including the Emmy-award winning episode "The Prodigal Son") and Robbery Homicide Division (2002). Mann also served as a producer on Glaser's crime film Band of the Hand (1986).
The writers and producers of Starsky and Hutch (1975) thought he was similar in type to the late actor Paul Muni. In fact, they even wrote it into a show where Starsky's mother says he's "the Paul Muni type".
Met first wife Elizabeth Glaser in June 1975, while they driving down Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. They smiled at each other, then Paul motioned for Elizabeth to pull over, where he invited her out for Chinese food. Elizabeth moved in with Paul three months later in September 1975.
The famous Starsky and Hutch (1975) "striped tomato" Ford Gran Torino appears briefly in an episode of The Agency (2001), directed by Glaser.
Member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
Son of a Boston architect.
Attended Boston University School for the Arts.
He and wife, Tracy Barone, have a daughter, Zoe, born in October 1997.
This particular film highlights Ben and Owen's strengths which is that they are great comedic actors with tremendous chemistry and they do a really good job.
We were surprised that the television series had the kind of longevity that it had after only four years of filming it and the reception in six countries around the world was quite extraordinary.
We all know that looking back only gets you into an accident because you're going to run into something without seeing it.
First of all I thought it was ugly, I thought it was ridiculous that undercover police guys would drive a striped tomato and I've never been a big champion of Ford.
I don't think a movie today that captured all the things that we did in the '70s could come close, because it's like asking to recreate the '70s and the audience sensibilities and that's impossible.
I was surprised that the TV series was popular itself, but after that it went on to become more popular over the years and thus it seemed eventually that they would turn it into a movie.
I've been writing a lot, I've a few projects I'm trying to finance, I do some acting, I do some directing. . . . Apart from that, if I could get lower than a 10 handicap on my golf game, I'd be thrilled.
No, the '70s was a totally different sensibility and that allowed us to break new ground as a cop show.
Secondly, I thought it was ridiculous to have two undercover policemen driving around in a striped tomato.
So being present becomes more and more the exercise the older you get.
So it eventually became a question of WHEN they were going to make a movie.
The car is a character in the piece -- I've never liked the car, I submitted to its objectionable popularity.
On Starsky and Hutch (1975): "We had a groundbreaking show with unique characters. But all people remember is that car" (quoted in USA Today, 3 March 2004).