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David Soul


Miami Vice Director
August 28, 1943, Chicago, Illinois
Miriam Russeth-Solberg (1964-65, divorced), one child
Karen Carson (1968-77, divorced), one child
Patty Sherman (1980-86, divorced), three children
Julia Nickson-Soul (1987-93, divorced), one child
Helen Snell (2010-present)

David Richard Solberg (born August 28, 1943) is an American actor, singer, and director who went by the stage name of David Soul, who directed the episode "No Exit" in the series Miami Vice.


Soul was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career on The Merv Griffin Show in 1967 as the "Covered Man" before making his film appearance that same year in The Secret Sharer. Other movie appearances include Magnum Force (with Margaret Avery), The Hanoi Hilton (with John Diehl), Tabloid, Old Dog (which he also co-wrote), and his most recent film, Eldorado (with Jeff Fahey and Michael Madsen).

His long television career began in 1967 in the show Flipper, followed by I Dream of Jeannie and Star Trek: The Original Series before his first regular role as Joshua Bolt in the series Here Come The Brides which lasted two seasons. He then returned to guest appearances in the series Dan August, All In The Family, The F.B.I. (with Belinda Montgomery), The Rookies (with Georg Stanford Brown), and Gunsmoke before receiving his most famous role, as Detective Ken Hutchinson in the series Starsky & Hutch (with Paul Michael Glaser & Antonio Fargas), which lasted four seasons and spawned a 2004 film. Soul also got his first director's assignments, heading three episodes. After Hutch went off the air, Soul appeared in a number of TV films, and appeared in the series The Yellow Rose, Crime Story (with Dennis Farina, also directed two episodes), The Young Riders (with Melissa Leo), and his most recent appearance, in 2013's Filth. His other directorial credits include episodes of China Beach, Hunter, and In The Heat of the Night. Soul also hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977 with his hit single "Don't Give Up On Us".

Personal Life

Soul has been married five times: to Miriam Russeth-Solberg (1964-65), Karen Carson (1968-77), Patty Sherman (1980-86), Julia Nickson-Soul (1987-93), and Helen Snell (2010-present). Between his four ex-wives, Soul has six children: five sons and one daughter, China (with Nickson).