David Soul, born as David Richard Solberg, (Chicago (Illinois), 28 August 1943) is an American-British actor and singer who is best known for his role as the originating from California police detective Ken ' Hutch ' Hutchinson (the opponent and bosom friend of Paul Michael Glaser) in the series Starsky and Hutch (1975-1979).
His father, Richard Solberg, a Lutheran Pastor who was during the reconstruction after the Second World War a high-ranking Deputy was at the Lutheran World Federation. His mother is singer. His brother is also a Lutheran Minister and social activist. During their youth, the family often moved Solberg.
Soul got name recognition as the mysterious "Covered Man" at The Merv Griffin Show from 1967 where he performed a few times with a pair of ski goggles on and stated "my name is David Soul, and I want to known to my music".
In the television series Here Come the Brides (aired between 1968 and 1970) played Soul the level-headed Joshua Bolt and in 1971 and 1974 he twice played the role ofDoug in the series Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. He acquired the status of superstar when he played Detective Hutchinson in Starsky and Hutch. He also had guest appearances in shows such as I Dream of Jeannie, McMillan and Wife, Cannon, Gunsmoke, World War III miniseries Star Trek , and The Streets of San Francisco. In1973 he was opposite Clint Eastwood in the film Magnum Force. Soul finally played the lead role in the, on the novel of the same name by Stephen King -based filmSalem's Lot (1979) directed by Tobe Hooper, in this horror movie he takes on a gang of vampires which take up residence in an old House.
After a successful singing career, including his number-one hits as "Don't Give Up On Us" (april 1977) and "Silver Lady (October 1977), led Soul during the years 1980 an obscure life in which he a long battle withalcoholism. Recently he appeared in various television series, where he had a relatively minor role in.
In the years 1990 moved Soul to London and he made a good new career on the West Endstage. He made successful 1997 election campaign of Martin Bell . In september 2004, he was awarded the British nationality, but retained his American citizenship and ties with it. He is a huge fan of English football and is a supporter of Arsenal FC. He has been married four times and had a long-term relationship with Alexa Hamilton. Three of the marriages were with actresses: Karen Carlson, Patty Sherman and Julia Nickson-Soul. He has six children: five sons and a daughter. His brother, Daniel Solberg, is Pastor at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in San Francisco, California.
On 12 July 2004 he took over the role of Jerry Springer in Jerry Springer-The Opera at the Cambridge Theatre in London. He also stood on West End (at the Criterion Theatre), playing Mack in the musical Mack and Mabel, a new production of Jerry Herman; Janie Dee and is directed by John Doyle. Also in 2004 he played the role of Andrew Pennington, in the book Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie.
People think in the beginning a little strange about me; a blonde Norwegian with blue eyes that Mexican folk songs sing, but I did my part with it and got a job. And so was the music my access to education.
- "Don't Give Up On Us" (1976)-GB No. 1, VS. No. 1
- "Going In With My Eyes Open" (1977)-GB No. 2, VS. No. 54
- "Silver Lady" (1977)-GB No. 1, VS. No. 52
- "Let's Have A Quiet Night In" (1977)-GB No. 8
- "It Sure Brings Out The Love In Your Eyes" (1978)-GB No. 12