Harry Hamlin: I've Always Wanted to Play A Russian

Harry Hamlin: I've Always Wanted to Play A Russian

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Harry Hamlin co-stars in ‘Immigrant' as a Soviet Jew whose family leaves an intolerant Russia only to find new difficulties facing them in America in the late 1970's.

Fun Facts About Harry Hamlin (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American film and television actor, known for his roles as Perseus in the 1981 fantasy film Clash of the Titans, Bart McGuire in the groundbreaking 1982 film on gay relationships Making Love, and as Michael Kuzak in the legal drama series L.A. Law.

2) As a teenager, he attended Flintridge Preparatory School, near Pasadena, and The Hill School, a private boarding school in Pennsylvania, where he played soccer and lacrosse and acted in the school's musicals and plays.

3) Hamlin attended University of California, Berkeley and is an alumnus of the Theta Zeta chapter of the national fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon, of which he was President in 1972. Hamlin graduated from Yale University with a BA in Drama and Psychology in 1974. Hamlin then attended the American Conservatory Theatre's Advanced Actor Training Program from which he was subsequently awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting.

4) Hamlin's popularity skyrocketed when he starred on the highly popular NBC legal drama series L.A. Law. Playing principled attorney Michael Kuzak, he remained on the series from 1986 to 1991, during which time he was voted as People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1987. Hamlin decided to leave the series at the end of the fifth season and tried to revive his movie career.

‘Immigrant' is now playing. You can see the film at the Laemmle Music Hall starting tomorrow, Friday, October 25 at 7:30pm

Twitter: @HarryRHamlin

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