|Birth Day:||November 22, 1935|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, United States|
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He began his performing arts career as a comic and dancer in Philadelphia night clubs.
He was seen by talent scout Joyce Selznick, who worked for Columbia Pictures. Columbia was on a "youth talent" drive at the time and signed Callan to a seven-year deal in June 1958. He had been using the name "Mickey Calin" but would use the name "Michael Callan". Selznick said Callan only wanted to sign a two picture a year contract but she persuaded him that he would benefit from the extra exposure that studio would give him under a long-term deal.
In October 1959, Columbia Pictures announced the Callan was one of 11 young names the studio would be building up—the others were James Darren, (Darren's soon-to-be wife) Evy Norlund, Glenn Corbett, Carol Douglas, Jo Morrow, Margie Regan, Joby Baker, Rian Garrick, Joe Gallison and Steve Baylor. He co-starred with Dick Clark and Tuesday Weld in Because They're Young (1960), and had a cameo in Pepe (1960).
He was nominated for a Golden Globe New Star of the Year Award in 1960 for The Flying Fontaines; and won in the same category the following year, for Because They're Young.
He had a supporting role in The Victors (1963) and a bigger one in The New Interns (1964). In April 1964 Columbia said they had signed him to a new contract and would put him in King Rat. In June 1964 Columbia announced they had signed him to a six-picture contract.
Callan did not appear in King Rat. In 1964, he guest-starred in episodes of television series Twelve O'Clock High and Breaking Point. Around this time he released an album, My Home Town.
In August 1965, he signed a four-picture deal with Columbia and at one point was mentioned as a possible star for the space adventure Marooned (1969).
In 1968, he co-starred as 'Bill Calhoun' in the ABC-TV production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate starring Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence.
Callan both produced and starred in his own film, Double Exposure (1982). He also returned, occasionally, to the stage in both legit plays and musicals including Absurd Person Singular, Killjoy, Love Letters, Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, The Music Man, and George M!. Callan appeared in the Off-Broadway musical Bar Mitzvah Boy in 1987.
Michael married third wife Karen Malouf in 1975; they divorced less than a decade later.
Currently, Michael Callan is 85 years old. Michael Callan will celebrate 86th birthday on Monday, November 22, 2021. Below we countdown to Michael Callan upcoming birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO. . . . . . . . MICHAEL CALLAN
Born Martin Harris Calinieff in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 22, 1935, actor Michael Callan turns 76 years old today.