Michael York

Michael York
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Michael York
Film: North side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born March 27, 1942 in Fulmer, United Kingdom

Michael York is a veteran actor with more than 60 film credits and scores of television roles over the course of his nearly half a century as a working actor.

A Shakespearean actor by training, he may be best known as Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers movies. York's film debut came in Franco Zeffirelli's 1967 film "Taming of the Shrew," which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton; he also acted for Zeffirelli as Tybalt "Romeo and Juliet" (1968) and as John the Baptist in the 1977 miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth." Other memorable roles include the titular man on the run in "Logan's Run" (1976) and D'Artagnan in Richard Lester's "The Three Musketeers" (1973), "The Four Musketeers" (1974) and "The Return of the Musketeers" (1989).

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