David Soul

Born Aug 28, 1943

David Soul is an American-British actor and singer, best known for his role as Detective Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson in the television programme Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979). He gained British citizenship in 2004.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of David Soul.


1943 Birth Soul was born David Richard Solberg in Chicago, Illinois, on August 28, 1943. … Read More


1964 - 1966 2 More Events
1967 23 Years Old In 1967, 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, he landed the role of Joshua Bolt on the television program Here Come the Brides with co-stars Robert Brown, Bobby Sherman and Bridget Hanley. … Read More
1968 24 Years Old Soul then married actress Karen Carlson in 1968, after they had met on the set of the television series Here Come The Brides. The couple also had a child together, and divorced in 1977. … Read More
1972 28 Years Old In 1972 he co-starred as Arthur Hill's law partner on Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. … Read More


1975 31 Years Old His breakthrough came when he portrayed Detective Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson on Starsky and Hutch, a role he played from 1975 until 1979. … Read More
1976 32 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1976 until 1978, he had five UK Top 20 singles and two Top 10 albums.
1980 36 Years Old Soul's third wife was Patti Carnel Sherman (the ex-wife of fellow Here Come the Brides co-star and teen pop idol Bobby Sherman), whom he married in 1980. … Read More
1981 37 Years Old In the U.S., he continued to make guest appearances in various television series. He starred in "The Manions of America" as Caleb Staunton in 1981.
1983 39 Years Old He starred in the short-lived 1983 NBC series Casablanca, playing nightclub owner Rick Blaine (the immortalized role that was made famous by Humphrey Bogart in the 1942 film Casablanca), and co-starred in the NBC series The Yellow Rose during the 1983-1984 season. … Read More


1986 42 Years Old 1 More Event
He later starred as the infamous Florida robber Michael Platt in the TV film In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders (1988), which depicted the 1986 FBI Miami shootout and which was subsequently used as an FBI training film. … Read More
1987 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987 Soul was cast as Major Oldham in the movie The Hanoi Hilton. … Read More
1993 49 Years Old Soul and Nickson divorced in 1993. … Read More


1997 53 Years Old He also participated in the successful 1997 election campaign of his personal friend Martin Bell who ran as an MP for Tatton, as well as Bell's unsuccessful campaign in Brentwood in Essex in the 2001 General Election.
2003 59 Years Old In 2003, Soul appeared (as himself) in the first series of the BBC's Little Britain.


In 2004, he appeared in Agatha Christie's Poirot – Death on the Nile in the role of Andrew Pennington (he had also starred in the 1989 film adaptation of Christie's Appointment with Death). … Read More
2008 64 Years Old In August 2008, Soul appeared in the reality TV talent show-themed television series Maestro on BBC Two.
2010 66 Years Old 1 More Event
He appeared with Fred Ward and Willem Dafoe in the film Farewell directed by Christian Carion which received its US release in 2010.
2012 68 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2012, Soul made a one-week appearance with Jerry Hall at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin in a reprise of the Pulitzer Prize nominated play by A.R. Gurney, Love Letters.
2013 69 Years Old In 2013, Soul appeared in a cameo role in the Scottish film Filth lip-syncing his own recording of "Silver Lady".
2014 70 Years Old In 2014, Soul appeared in a British television commercial for National Express singing "Silver Lady" while driving a coach.
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