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David Soul's Biography

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David Soul was born David Richard Solberg on 28 August 1943 in Chicago.

His first TV role was in a two-part episode of Flipper in 1967.

Numerous TV credits followed including the likes of Ironside, Cannon, McMillan and Wife as well as film credits such as Magnum Force, but it was with his role as Ken Hutchinson (Hutch) in the TV series Starsky & Hutch that ran from 1974-79, that David Soul achieved massive recognition.

David Soul not only pursued an acting career, but also used his success in Starsky & Hutch as a launchpad for his work as a singer/songwriter with hits like Don't Give Up On Us and Silver Lady.

In the 1980s David Soul continued acting in American TV programmes and also directed episodes of such classics as Miami Vice and Hill Street Blues.

From the mid-1990s, David Soul had lived in Britain and in August 2004 he became a British citizen.

Although he continued to make TV appearances since his time in Britain, for example David Soul appeared in Holby City, most of his acting however was on the stage including a stint over 2004-5 starring in Jerry Springer: The Opera.

In 2008, David Soul was one of the contestants chosen to appear in BBC Two's Maestro. He was, however, the second celebrity to be voted off Maestro.

David Soul told Louis Theroux in an interview in The Idler:

"Celebrity is a lot like ice cream, you know, it melts and then you've got to live with yourself."

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