DAVID SOUL Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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David Soul is the son of a Chicago minister, who served as an adviser for the U.S. State Department. The whole world was Soul’s backyard as his father was transferred from post to post during the 1950s and early 1960s. Never quite shaking his inbred wanderlust, Soul attended Augustana College in South Dakota, the University of the Americas in New Mexico, and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. Impulsively deciding to become a stage performer, he studied with Uta Hagen in New York before embarking upon a singing career. From 1966 to 1967, Soul showed up as the hooded “mystery singer” on the syndicated television talkfest The Merv Griffin Show. Discarding his disguise, he was cast as Joshua Bolt on the 1968 TV adventure series Here Come the Brides, co-starring with another promising vocalist, Bobby Sherman. While Sherman became an instant teen idol, Soul would not truly hit it big until 1976, when he was teamed with Paul Michael Glaser on the video cop series Starsky and Hutch. Following this series’ cancellation in 1979, Soul attempted to revitalize his recording career, with intermittent success. He then went on to star in the TV weeklies Casablanca (1983, in the Bogart role!), The Yellow Rose (1983-84) and Unsub (1989). The last time we saw him was in the 1994 TV-movie adventure Pentathalon. Married four times, David Soul has been wed to actresses Karen Carlson, Lynn Marta, and Julia Nickson. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide