Michael Douglas
Biographical Information
Born September 25th, 1944
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Productions A Chorus Line as Zach
Behind the Candelabra as Liberace
Vocal Type Tenor

Michael Douglas is an American actor.


Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey to actor Kirk Douglas, Douglas studied acting at the American Place Theatre and made several early film and television appearances in the late 1960s, earning a Golden Globe for Best Newcomer following his appearance in Hail, Hero! The 1980s brought great success for Douglas, giving him roles in Romancing the Stone and Basic Instinct, as well as a turn as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, which won him his first Academy Award for acting (having one one for producing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.)

Douglas continued to give varied performances including the downtrodden protagonist in Falling Down, frustrated novelist Grady Tripp in Wonder Boys and Hank Pym in Marvel's Ant-Man. He also gained an Emmy nomination for his guest role in Will and Grace and a win for his titular role in the television film Behind the Candelabra.


Douglas sang twice onscreen, as the director Zach in the film production A Chorus Line and as Liberace in the television film Behind the Candelabra.


A Chorus Line (1985)

  • I Hope I Get It (contains solo lines)

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

  • The Impossible Dream (solo)
  • Why Do I Love You? (solo)