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Michael Callan
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Actor
    (November 22, 1935- )
    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Birth name is Martin Harris Calinieff
    Acted in 'Gidget Goes Hawaiian,' 'The Interns,' 'The Mysterious Island,' and 'Cat Ballou'
    Originated the role of Riff in 'West Side Story' on Broadway (1957 - 59)
    Played the villain Metallo in 'The Adventures of Superboy' (1989 - 92)
    All three of his marriages ended in divorce.
    He went by the stage name 'Mickey Calin' on Broadway.
    He lost out on lead roles for 'Let No Man Write My Epigraph' and 'Parrish.'
    His starring series, 'The Occasional Wife,' was cancelled after one season.
    He was groomed as Columbia's answer to Troy Donahue and James Dean but only found success in screen comedies.
    He was an accomplished stage dancer.
    He won a Most Promising Newcomer Golden Globe, in 1961.
    He married co-star Patricia Harty within a year of 'Occasional Wife' getting cancelled.
    He was denied the opportunity to play Riff in the film adaptation of 'West Side' because he was under contract with Columbia.
    He got to do romantic scenes opposite Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) and Barbara Eden (Jeannie) in the same movie (lucky!)
    He hit a 3 run inside-the-park home run off Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente in the 1967 MLB vs Celebrities Softball Game.
    The producers of Moonlighting were reportedly looking for a 'Michael Callan-type' when casting the role of David Addison. Bruce Willis got the role and became a star.

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