Michael Paré

Biography: An American leading man with hooded eyes and curled lip, Pare worked as a sous-chef at Cafe Europa on New York's Upper West Side after training at the New York Culinary Institute. While there he was spotted by a modeling agent and soon began to model. Later he spent two years studying acting with Uta Hagen and Marvin Nelson, and was hired to play the lead in a TV series, "The Greatest American Hero." The series fell through (though it was later produced without him), but he managed to get the lead in a TV movie, Crazy Times, which led to the role of the rock icon Eddie in the film Eddie and the Cruisers (1983). Filmmaker Walter Hill spotted him in that part and cast him in Hill's next film, Streets of Fire (1984). After that film did very poorly at the box office, his career faltered and he made a string of silly B-movies. He has yet to break back into major films.

Michael Paré's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 43
Highest Metascore: 76 The Virgin Suicides
Lowest Metascore: 18 BloodRayne
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
19 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Emerald Run Jan 24, 2020 Matteo Trino tbd
42 Big Kill Oct 19, 2018 Col. Granger tbd
52 Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Aug 17, 2018 Detective Brown 4.4
tbd Gangster Land Dec 1, 2017 O'Connor 5.5
tbd American Violence Feb 3, 2017 Martin Bigg / Martin Bigg 6.3
40 Abattoir Dec 9, 2016 Richard Renshaw 3.6
tbd The Shelter Nov 4, 2016 Thomas tbd
tbd Traded Jun 10, 2016 Clay tbd
72 Bone Tomahawk Oct 23, 2015 Mr. Wallington 7.3
38 The Vatican Tapes Jul 24, 2015 Det. Harris 3.8
tbd How Sweet It Is May 10, 2013 Mike tbd
24 Assault on Wall Street May 10, 2013 Frank 6.3
36 Gone Feb 24, 2012 Cast / Lt. Ray Bozeman 5.6
63 The Lincoln Lawyer Mar 18, 2011 Detective Kurlen / Detective Kurlen 5.6
27 The Perfect Sleep Mar 13, 2009 Officer Pavlovich tbd
22 Postal May 23, 2008 Panhandler 6.3
18 BloodRayne Jan 6, 2006 Iancu 7.5
30 Blackwoods May 10, 2002 Sheriff Harding 1.6
76 The Virgin Suicides Apr 21, 2000 Adult Trip Fontaine 7.5
42 Hope Floats May 29, 1998 Bill Pruitt 7.3
41 Village of the Damned Apr 28, 1995 Frank McGowan / Frank McGowan tbd
39 Moon 44 Feb 1, 1990 Felix Stone tbd
44 The Philadelphia Experiment Aug 3, 1984 David Herdeg tbd
59 Streets of Fire Jun 1, 1984 Tom Cody / Tom Cody tbd
51 Eddie and the Cruisers Sep 23, 1983 Eddie Wilson tbd
tbd City of Lies TBA Varney tbd