About David Soul
David Soul (born David Richard Solberg, August 28, 1943) is a British-American actor and singer. He is known for his role as Detective Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson in the television series ‘Starsky & Hutch’ from 1975 to 1979; Joshua Bolt on ‘Here Come the Brides’ from 1968 to 1970; and Officer John Davis in ‘Magnum Force’ in 1973. In 1977, as a singer, he scored a number one hit single with “Don’t Give Up on Us.”
Soul began performing on stage as an actor in the mid-1960s, when he became a founding member of the Firehouse Theater in Minneapolis. He traveled with the company to New York City in 1965, appearing in ‘Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance’. Soul first gained national attention as the “Covered Man” appearing on ‘The Merv Griffin Show’ in 1966 and 1967, on which he sang while wearing a mask.
Also in 1967, David Soul made his television debut in ‘Flipper’. The same year, he signed a contract with Columbia Pictures and following a number of guest appearances, including the episode “The Apple” from the second season of ‘Star Trek’. Soul’s last acting role was as Punter in the 2013 film ‘Filth’. Learn More…