Mike Cartel was born on March 22, 1948 in Pasadena, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Runaway Nightmare (1982), Bitter Heritage (1979) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). He has been married to Mari Cartel since April 12, 1977. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Bitter Heritage Hernandez-Hernandez
Flesh and Bullets Wino Mike


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 1985 Flesh and Bullets
Wino Mike (as Michael Arian)
 1982 Runaway Nightmare
Ralph (as Michael Cartel)
 1979 Bitter Heritage
 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
- Love Song for Tanya (1976) ... Guard
 1973 Pets
Bonnie's Brother
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
George McBryde Jr.
- A Wide Place in the Road (1968) ... George McBryde Jr. (as Michael Cartel)
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 1982 Runaway Nightmare (as Michael Cartel)
 1979 Bitter Heritage (writer)
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 1985 Flesh and Bullets (chief assistant director)
 1979 Bitter Heritage (second unit director - uncredited)
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 1982 Runaway Nightmare (stunt performer - as Ralph)
 1979 Bitter Heritage (stunt performer - as Hernandez)
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 1982 Runaway Nightmare (as Michael Cartel)
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 2018 Brotherly Love: An Interview with Mike Cartel (Video documentary short)

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Other Works:

  • TV commercial for Ivory Soap Liquid - Actor - Michael Cartel landed one of three male acting spots for a commercial and job print from a cattle-call audition of some 2,000 teenage actors at the Screen Gems Burbank ranch (filmed at nearby Griffith Park). One of the other winning actors was 19-year old Tim Matheson.
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Alternate Names:

Michael Arian | Michael Cartel | Hernandez | Ralph


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

[Introduction at the Austin 'Ritz Cinema' 2014 premiere of Runaway Nightmare (1982) ] The marque out front says that this is 'The life's work of a dedicated lunatic.' I would like to thank those responsible for that surpassing compliment. See more »


According to a recent DNA test, Mike Cartel is 5.3% Greek; 6.9% Iberian (Spanish); 17.2% English; 29.1% Irish, Scottish and Welsh and 41.5% Scandinavian (Viking). At 14, Cartel said he was likely a mongrel mix. If he meant a large gene pool, he may have been correct. See more »

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