Birth Date: August 28, 1943 / Age: 71
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Lives Today: England
Biography: David Soul was born David Richard Solberg, in Chicago, IL. He is the son of a Lutheran minister, Dr. Richard Solberg, who served as a Religious Affairs Advisor to the U.S. High Commission in Berlin and as Sr. Rep. for the Lutheran World Federation. David's brother Daniel Solberg is pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in San Francisco.
David was known as "The Covered Man" on the Merv Griffin show. He played guitar and sang with his face covered. David wanted to be taken seriously for his music, and not be viewed as just another actor who sang.
David also played Joshua Bolt for two seasons on the short lived television program "Here Come the Brides". He has also made numerous guest appearances on shows such as I Dream of Jeannie, Cannon, Gunsmoke, The Streets of San Francisco and All in the Family, and has a long list of films to his credit. One of his best known films is Magnum Force, where he played opposite Clint Eastwood. David has starred in six television series and directed 20 hours of film, television and documentaries, as well as performing in theatre productions in the UK.
But David will always be best known for his portrayal of Det. Sgt. Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson in the 1970's hit tv show Starsky & Hutch. During the run of the show, David enjoyed a successful singing career, including #1 hits such as Don't Give Up On Us.
David became a UK citizen in 2004, where he has lived for the past decade. He performs in West End shows, produces, directs and has toured the U.K., and developed a new multi-media concept for the theatre. David is also the spokesman for the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). In 2004, he took over the role of Jerry Springer in "Jerry Springer - The Opera" at the Cambridge Theatre in London. In 2006 David also starred as Mack Sennett in the hit play "Mack and Mabel", which toured the UK and ended in a long run at the Criterion Theatre in London. David is single and has five sons and one daughter.