Harry Hamlin is an American actor best known for his role as Michael Kuzak in the television legal drama series L.A. Law, from 1986-1991.
Hamlin was born in Pasadena, California to Bernice Robinson and Chauncey Jerome Hamlin, Jr., an aeronautical engineer who once worked with scientist Wernher von Braun.
He attended The Hill School, a private boarding school in Pennsylvania, where he played soccer and lacrosse and acted in the school's musicals and plays.
Hamlin attended University of California, Berkeley and is an alumnus of the Theta Zeta chapter of the national fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Hamlin appeared in Movie, Movie with George C. Scott in 1978, but his big-screen break was a starring role in the 1981 Greek mythology epic Clash of the Titans. He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care".
Afterwards, his career faltered somewhat with such box office flops such as Making Love.
In 1986, Hamlin's popularity skyrocketed when he starred on the popular television drama L.A. Law.
Hamlin appeared in two 1992 episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, in each episode as a separate character. In the episode "Joker's Wild," Hamlin played the role of Cameron Kaiser, a businessman who sinks all his money into a casino, then counts on the Joker to destroy it in order to collect on the insurance policy from a reputable company.
He made numerous guest appearances on television shows, including Ink, The Nanny, The Outer Limits, Touched by an Angel, 1-800-Missing, Hot Properties and Law & Order.
In 2004, Hamlin began a recurring role on the television series Veronica Mars. He played fading action hero Aaron Echolls, father to central show character Logan Echolls.
Hamlin's character states that he (like the real-life Hamlin) was People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive' in 1987. Aaron's wife, Lynn, was played by Hamlin's real-life wife, Lisa Rinna.
In 2006 Hamlin was a contestant on the third season of the reality dancing competition Dancing with the Stars. On September 27, 2006, he was the third person voted off the program.
Hamlin reprised the role of Perseus in the 2007 video game "God of War 2".
Hamlin has been married to former Days of Our Lives actress and television host Lisa Rinna since 1997. They have two children, Delilah Belle Hamlin and Amelia Gray Hamlin.
Between 1991 and 1993 he was married to actress Nicollette Sheridan, and to actress Laura Johnson from 1985 to 1989.
In 1980 he had a son, Dimitri Alexandre Hamlin, with Swiss actress Ursula Andress, his co-star in the film Clash of the Titans.
All three of Hamlin's wives have been prominent primetime soap opera actresses. Rinna starred on Melrose Place, Sheridan was a regular on Knots Landing and more recently on Desperate Housewives, and Johnson was a regular on Falcon Crest (which even Andress later made guest appearances on).