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David Soul

American-British actor and singer

David Soul is ...


Born 28 August 1943 in Chicago
Age 79 years, 8 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America and United Kingdom
Spouse , Karen Carlson, Patti Carnel, Julia Nickson-Soul and
Child China Soul
Occupation singer, actor, musician, television actor, film actor, television director and director
Instrument voice
Genre pop music
Educated at University of Minnesota, Washington High School and Augustana University
Field of work film direction and film acting

About David Soul

David Soul: The Soulful Actor and Singer Who Captivated Audiences on Both Sides of the Atlantic

David Soul is an American-British actor and singer who rose to fame in the 1970s with his role as Detective Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson in the hit TV series "Starsky & Hutch." Born on August 28, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois, Soul began his career as a stage actor before transitioning to television and film.

Soul's breakthrough role came in 1975 when he was cast as Hutch in "Starsky & Hutch," a police procedural drama that ran for four seasons. The show was a massive hit, and Soul's portrayal of the cool and charismatic detective made him a household name. He also sang the show's theme song, "Gotcha," which became a top 40 hit in the US.

In addition to his acting career, Soul also pursued a successful music career. He released several albums in the 1970s, including "David Soul," which featured the hit single "Don't Give Up on Us." The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and earned Soul a gold record.

Soul continued to act in TV shows and movies throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including the miniseries "The Yellow Rose" and the film "The Hanoi Hilton." He also returned to the stage, starring in productions of "Jerry Springer: The Opera" and "Deathtrap."

Despite his success, Soul has faced personal struggles, including a battle with alcoholism. In his 2018 memoir, "Close to Home," he opened up about his struggles with addiction and his journey to sobriety.

Today, at 78 years old, Soul continues to act and perform. He recently appeared in the TV series "Agatha Raisin" and is set to star in the upcoming film "The Bay of Silence."

David Soul's talent and charisma have made him a beloved figure in both the entertainment industry and the hearts of fans around the world. His legacy as an actor and singer is a testament to his enduring talent and dedication to his craft.


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