Michael Preston (born 1938 in Hackney, London, England) is an international film and television actor, sometimes credited as Mike Preston.
Preston had been a boxer before switching to a singing career. He had three Top 30 hits in the UK Singles Chart, before emigrating to Australia where he performed as a nightclub singer. He then became a host on television, and then an actor. His first ongoing starring role on television in was in the long-running police drama series Homicide as Sen. Det. Bob Delaney from 1972-1973. He later appeared in the soap opera Bellbird as Fr. John Kramer on a recurring basis between 1974-1976. He later took a lead role in prison-based soap opera Punishment (1981) but this series was short-lived.
Preston also acted in films. His first feature film was Surabaya Conspiracy (1969); other film roles included playing Pappagallo in the 1981 hit Mad Max 2, arguably his best known role, and Jared-Syn in the 1983 science fiction B movie Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn.
Subsequent to these performances, he had an on-going role in Hot Pursuit as Alec Shaw in 1984. He has also starred in many television movies and made guest appearances on television series including The A-Team, Airwolf, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Alien Nation, Ellen, and Highlander: The Series.
The Getaway (2002) (VG)
Exile (1990) (TV)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988) (TV)
The Long Journey Home (1987) (TV)
Harry's Hong Kong (1987) (TV)
The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (1986) (TV)
J.O.E. and the Colonel (1985) (TV)
Blade in Hong Kong (1985) (TV)
A Caribbean Mystery (1983) (TV)
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)
Duet for Four (1982)
Mad Max 2 (1981)
...Maybe This Time (1980)
Surabaya Conspiracy (1969)
Michael Preston at the Internet Movie Database
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