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Rick Bauer (1983 to 1986; 1987-1991; March 1995 to August 2005 [contract]; September 2005 to Janary 2006 [recurring]; February 2006 to Present [contract])
At A Glance



Although Michael majored in television production at California State University at Fullerton, his career goal was acting. Toward that end, he studied with Stella Adler and Larry Moss in Los Angeles, and with William Esper in New York.

His credits include the recurring role of Dr. Stewart Farmingham on the popular ABC series Doogie Howser, M.D.; and Paul in It's a Small World, part of an anthology series produced by David Lynch for HBO. He has appeared in films, on off-Broadway, and in national television commercials.

Most recently, on stage in Los Angeles, he was featured in Tea & Sympathy, Auntie Mame, and Scars, which he co-starred in with Julie Osborne and co-wrote. He began writing plays at the encouragement of acting instructor Moss; his play, Rain, was produced at Los Angeles' Tiffany Theater.

Michael and his wife Joni have two young daughters. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and raised in Diamond Bar, California, Michael often plays golf with good friend and co-star Grant Aleksander. His birthday is March 27.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION

Guiding Light
Dr. Rick Bauer
1983 to 1986; 1987-1991; March 1995 to August 2005 [contract]; September 2005 to Janary 2006 [recurring]; February 2006 to Present [contract]

Law & Order
Eric Hagen
11/10/99

Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989

The Greatest American Hero
Student
12/16/1981

Gimme a Break!
Katie's Boyfriend
1981

Chips Part 2
Bernie
December 1980

Chips Part 1
Bernie
December 1980

Acting Portfolio: FILM

Fatal Games
Frank Agee
1984

Lovely But Deadly
1981

Acting Portfolio: THEATRE
Tea & Sympathy

Auntie Mamie

Scars, which he also co-wrote

Awards & Acclaim


Daytime Emmys Awards Nomination, Outstanding Young Man in a Daytime Drama Series (1985)

Soap Opera Digest Awards 3-time nominee
Vital Statistics


PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Paul, Minnesota
DATE OF BIRTH: March 27, 1958
HAIR: Brown
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Joni Parker [Nov 26, 1988]
CHILDREN: 2 daughters
ALMA MATER: Majored in Television Production at California State University at Fullerton
News Archives

News Archive: Long-time vet O'Leary could be taken off contract. [Feb 2, 2004]
News Archive: Vets O'Leary, ver Dorn signed to new contracts. [Mar 8, 2004]
News Archive: GL reportedly offering contracts to fired veterans. [Feb 27, 2006]
News Archive: O'Leary, two others balk at GL contract offers. [Apr 2, 2006]
News Archive: Michael O'Leary on the launch of SudsvilleTV, his new game show, and the lessons to be learned from the Prospect Park fiasco [Jun 12, 2015]
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