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Michael Winters (actor)

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Michael Winters is an American actor of stage and television. He is best known for playing uptight town selectman Taylor Doose on the WB series Gilmore Girls (2000-2007). He played the role for all seven seasons of the comedy-drama and reprised it for the 2016 revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.[1]

On stage, Winters appeared on Broadway in Wrong Mountain. He spent seven seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Company, including roles as King Lear and Falstaff. He has also played Prospero with the Seattle Shakespeare Company. He previously spent 10 years with the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and has performed with several other theater companies in Western USA.[2][3]

His other screen credits include recurring roles on Days of Our Lives and Ally McBeal, and guest roles on Friends, The Nanny, Cheers, Frasier, and Law & Order.



Year Title Role Notes
1991 Until the End of the World
1993 The Hit List Fingerprint Detective
1993 The Temp Mercer
1998 Deep Impact NASA Guy
1998 Love Kills The Lawyer


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Eye on the Sparrow Ophthalmologist TV film
1992 Brooklyn Bridge Mr. Myler "In the Still of the Night"
1992 L.A. Law Judge Lester Knot "Helter Shelter", "Christmas Stalking"
1993 Nurses Roy "Family Outing"
1993 Between Love and Hate Process Server TV film
1993 Cheers Security Guard "The Last Picture Show"
1993 And the Band Played On Middle-aged Man TV film
1995 The Nanny Doug Emerson "The Will"
1995 Grace Under Fire Danny "Emmet's Secret", "Emmet, We Hardly Knew Ye"
1995–96 The Single Guy Mike "Neighbors", "Davy Jones"
1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Ike Warren "The Bob Episode"
1996 Doomsday Virus Prof. Ernest Helms TV miniseries
1997 Home Improvement The Minister "Taps"
1997 Arliss Oscar Schumacher "Visionary for a New Millennium"
1997 Hiller and Diller Mr. Esclante "The Play's the Thing"
1997–98 Ally McBeal Judge Herbert Spitt "The Promise", "Cro-Magnon", "The Playing Field"
1998 The Lake Dr. Braden TV film
1998 Friends The Doctor "The One with All the Thanksgivings"
1999 Providence Dr. Anthony "Runaway Sydney"
1999 The Wayans Bros. Mr. Crump "Pops Gets Evicted"
1999 Invisible Child TV film
1999 Dharma & Greg Rodney "Dharma Drags Edward Out of Retirement"
1999 Jesse INS Guy "I Do, I Think I Do"
2000 Law & Order Mr. Clayborn "Narcosis"
2000–2007 Gilmore Girls Taylor Doose Recurring role
2001 The Guardian Dr. Ridestrom "Heart"
2002 The Division Spence "Beyond the Grave"
2003 The Practice Dr. Gavin Bloomberg "Down the Hatch"
2003 Frasier Bank President "Roe to Perdition"
2003 NYPD Blue Adam Zaretsky / Dr. Kenneth Hale "Meet the Grandparents"
2006 Days of Our Lives Dr. Jim Finch 3 episodes
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Taylor Doose TV miniseries


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Twelfth Night Sir Toby Belch Marian Theater at Allan Hancock College
1988 God's Country Various ACT
1988 Principia Scriptoriae Hans Einhorn ACT
1989 Red Noses Monselet / Bigod ACT
1989 Happenstance Various ACT
1989 Woman in Mind Bill ACT
1990 The Falcon ACT
1990 Hapgood Paul Blair ACT
1991 The Kentucky Cycle Intiman Theatre
1991 Our Country's Good Capt. Jeremy Campbell / Midshipman Harry Brewer / John Arscott ACT
1991 Halcyon Days Raper ACT
1992 The Kentucky Cycle Center Theater Group
1992 Shadowlands C. S. Lewis ACT
1993 Life During Wartime Various ACT
1994 Gray's Anatomy Phineas Wingfield ACT
1994 Man of the Moment Douglas Beechey ACT
1995 Handing Down the Names Ensemble ACT
1996 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Val Skolsky ACT
2000 Wrong Mountain Guy Halperin Broadway
2000 Talley's Folly Matt Friedman ACT
2001 A Delicate Balance Tobias Seattle Repertory Theatre
2002 Dirty Blonde Various ACT
2003 Absurd Person Singular Ronald Brewster-Wright ACT
2004 Alki King of the Haints / Ensemble ACT
2004 Enchanted April Frederick Arnott ACT
2005 Three Sisters Ivan Romanich Chebutykin Intiman Theatre
2005 Candida The Malibu Stage Company
2006 Richard III Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham Intiman Theatre
2006 Heartbreak House Capt. Shotover Intiman Theatre
2007 Stuff Happens Dick Cheney ACT
2007 Heartbreak House Capt. Shotover Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2008 The Diary of Anne Frank Mr. Hermann van Daan Intiman Theatre
2008 Agamemnon The Getty Villa
2008 Becky's New Car Walter Flood ACT
2008–09 You Can't Take It With You Grandpa Seattle Repertory Theatre
2009 The Tempest Prospero Seattle Shakespeare Company
2010 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy Oregon Shakespeare Festival
2010 The Merchant of Venice Old Gobbo / Ensemble Oregon Shakespeare Festival
2010 Throne of Blood Old General / Ensemble Oregon Shakespeare Festival
2011 Ten Chimneys Sydney Greenstreet Arizona Theatre Company
2011 Henry IV, Part 2 Sir John Falstaf Oregon Shakespeare Festival
2011 Love's Labour's Lost Holofernes Oregon Shakespeare Festival
2012 The Making of a King: Henry V Various PlayMakers Repertory Company
2012 Inspecting Carol Sidney Carlton Seattle Repertory Theatre
2013 King Lear Lear Oregon Shakespeare Fesetival
2013 The Liquid Plain James De Woolf Oregon Shakespeare Festival
2014 A Great Wilderness Walt Seattle Repertory Theatre
2014 The Merry Wives of Windsor Sir John Falstaff Colorado Shakespeare Festival
2014 The Tempest Gonzalo Colorado Shakespeare Festival
2015 The Great Society Various Seattle Repertory Theatre
2015 All the Way Sen. Richard Russell Seattle Repertory Theatre
2015 Long Day's Journey into Night James Tyrone Oregon Shakespeare Festival
2015 The Count of Monte Cristo Father Dantès Oregon Shakespeare Festival
2016 Straight White Men Ed The Studio Theatre
2017 Evidence of Things Unseen Jack Taproot Theatre Company


  1. ^ "Actor Michael Winters: from "Gilmore Girls" to "Straight White Men"". WJLA. December 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Seattle actor Michael Winters on why Shakespeare's his man". The Seattle Times. June 5, 2009.
  3. ^ "Michael Winters". Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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