Famous as :Actor, producer
Birth Name :Michael Kirk Douglas
Birth Date :September 25, 1944
Birth Place :New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Spouse :Diandra M. Luker (actress, 20-Mar-77 - Jun 2000), Catherine Zeta-Jones (actress, since 18-Nov-00 - split)
Claim to fame :As Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" (1987)
Michael Kirk Douglas known as nowadays American actor and producer was born on September 25, 1944 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA from an Entertainment Industry family whose father Kirk Douglas, was one of the world's biggest film stars in the 50s and 60s. When he was still six years old, his parents got divorced and he went to live with his mother and her new husband and seeing his father only on holidays. Attended Eaglebrook school in Deerfield, Massachusetts, Michael started to build his dream of becoming an actor that he often asked his father about getting a 'foot in the door'. Claiming it was an industry with many downs and few ups, such a depressing industry he wanted all four of his sons, Michael, Joel, Eric and Peter to stay out of it, Kirk strongly opposed Michael pursuing an acting career. Insisted to be an actor, Michael had successfully finished his study from Choate Rosemary Hall and the University of California before he stepped on his first acting career ever.