January 12, 1954|
|Occupation||Film actor, model|
Michael Sopkiw is a B-movie American actor who has starred in only four Italian movies in two years. He was born in 1954 in Connecticut. Following a navigation career, he was arrested and imprisoned by the DEA for shipping marijuana.
Sopkiw took modeling jobs, and he was employed in Italy by filmmaker Sergio Martino to star in 2019, After the Fall of New York. Lamberto Bava (the son of famous movie-maker Mario Bava) then recruited Sopkiw in order to shoot two movies in the United States, Blastfighter and Monster Shark. He finally ended his film career in Stranded in Dinosaur Valley by Michele Massimo Tarantini.
Michael's finest hour was his performance as Jake "Tiger" Sharp in Blastfighter where he plays a tough ex-cop who single handedly takes out an army of thigh slapping rednecks with his flying jacket and supersonic rifle - known as the "Blastfighter". Tiger soon learns that these rednecks mean business and he embarks on a one man mission to finish them all off.
His movie career being unsuccessful, Michael gave up acting and went to study medicinal plant science. He launched a company, Miron Glass, in California where he imports and distributes special glass bottles designed to protect the contents from the sun.
- Michael Sopkiw at the Internet Movie Database
- Michael Sopkiw at AllMovie
- Miron Violet Glass A third-party website selling Sopkiw's products
- Interview A full interview with Michael Sopkiw
- Nanarland French B-movie website which hosts reviews on some Michael Sopkiw's movies
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