John Michael Beck Taylor was born on February 4, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Memphis University School and then Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, on a football scholarship. After graduating with a degree in Economics, he was one of 30 (out of 2,500) applicants chosen for London's Central School of Speech and Drama. Michael's stage credits, beginning with college, include: Camelot (he was King Arthur); and Cat On a Hot Tin Roof. Professionally known as Michael Beck, he is known predominantly for his roles as Swan in the action film “The Warriors” (1979), Sonny Malone in “Xanadu” (1980), Lieutenant-Commander Dallas in “Megaforce” (1982), and as Koda in "Triumphs of a Man Called Horse" (1982). Beck has narrated numerous audiobooks of John Grisham's novels. He has also narrated Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz; A Darkness More Than Light by Michael Connelly; State of the Union by David Callahan; and the unabridged version of Bill Clinton's My Life. He also lent his voice to the popular video game adaptation of The Warriors (2005). Today Beck lives in California with his songwriter-wife Cari (they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in September 2010), and with their two children: daughter Ashley and son Jesse.
BECK, Michael (John Michael Beck Taylor) [2/4/1949, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. - ] – stage, TV, voice actor.
Triumphs of a Man Called Horse – 1983 (Koda)
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