Birth Name: Michael Gross
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Although he had played small roles in several TV-movies and made his feature film debut in Sidney Lumet's "Just Tell Me What You Want" (1980), Gross was barely known in Hollywood circles, let alone to audiences, when he was cast as Steven Keaton, the liberal husband and father on "Family Ties". Eight seasons as Keaton followed, a period in which Gross was able to spend his hiatus in other roles, such as Gloria Vanderbilt's legal guardian in the NBC miniseries "Little Gloria: Happy at Last" (1982) and King Arthur in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (NBC, 1989). Gross also appeared in number of "In the Line of Duty" TV-movies, including a heralded turn as a murderer in "In the Lin...